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You can rent Dolly Parton’s Gypsy Wagon tour bus for $10,000

Dolly Parton offers fans an overnight stay in her extravagantly decorated tour bus worthy of a country queen.

The tour bus, nicknamed Suite 1986, at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort & Spa in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is now accepting reservations.

“(I) decided to retire it because I wasn’t touring that much anymore and it just sat there,” Parton told the Knox News Sentinel. “And I thought that could be put to really good use.”

The customized tour bus seats two and costs guests $10,000 for a two-night stay. The reservation also includes a guest room at DreamMore Resort for up to four additional guests.

“When you have money — and a lot of people have that — they just want to experience that,” Parton said.

In true Dolly fashion, a portion of the profits from each stay will be donated to the Dollywood Foundation and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Dolly Partons "gypsy wagon" will be parked at Dollywood Resort
The tour bus is parked in a gated area at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort & Spa in Pigeon Forge.
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Inside Dolly Parton's tour bus
The tour bus sleeps two, but the reservation also includes a DreamMore Resort guest room for up to four additional guests.
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Bedroom in Dolly Parton's tour bus
The “Gypsy Wagon” was decorated by Parton and her sister to accommodate the Queen of the Country while she toured the country.
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Everyone knows Parton loves a good makeover and her tour bus was no exception. The 45-foot bus was specially customized for Parton as she toured 360,000 miles across the country in 13 years.

The bus was designed by Parton and her sisters to “give an authentic look at them
colorful take on life on the road,” according to a story from Dollywood.

Parton redesigned the bus with a large fridge, electric doors, a bathtub and a wig closet. She also had three of the bunk beds removed and turned the section into a closet for her iconic, glitzy wardrobe, including her Christian Louboutin shoes, sparkling dresses and butterfly jewelry – all of which are on display.

The queen of the country requested special hand-painted murals on the walls and ceiling with itinerant walkers, wagons and crystal balls in honor of her “gypsy wagon”. The paintings complement the floor-to-ceiling pink and purple decorative decor that covers every inch of the room.

Inside Dolly Parton's tour bus
Parton wrote Backwoods Barbie and 9 to 5: The Musical while driving around on the tour bus.
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Dolly Parton's extra closet
She had three of the bunk beds removed to make more room for her fabulously iconic wardrobe.
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Bathroom in Dolly Parton's tour bus
Every inch of the tour bus was custom designed by Parton, from the painted ceilings to the orange bathroom trim.
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Suite 1986 guests will also enjoy signature culinary creations, dedicated concierge service and exclusive Suite 1986 swag, the News Sentinel reported. The coach parks in a gated area directly in front of DreamMore Resort with easy access to Dollywood’s restaurants and amenities.

Parton preferred her bus to hotels or planes and often chose to stay in her RV.

“I have homes all over the United States, but my favorite place is on the bus because that way I can just feel those wheels rolling. I’m a true gypsy at heart,” she said in a press release.

She spent much of her time writing on the bus and putting together most of Backwoods Barbie and 9 to 5: The Musical on board, but she also spent time making sandwiches for her entourage and with her best friend and personal assistant, Judy Ogel.

“We had many wonderful memories of people visiting on the bus as we traveled around, dignitaries, stars, everyone, but all memories are special to me,” Parton told the News Sentinel.

The Backwoods Barbie now invites fans to make their own tour bus memories.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/28/inside-dolly-partons-gypsy-wagon-tour-bus-you-can-rent-for-10k/ You can rent Dolly Parton’s Gypsy Wagon tour bus for $10,000

Emma Bowman

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