Woman Sues Dollywood for $400,000 Over Theme Park Injury


A woman claims she took a trip to Dolly Parton‘s famed amusement park but ended up with a busted wrist, and now she’s suing for damages to the tune of $400,000.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Judy Eatherton says she was visiting Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN on March 19 of last year.  While exiting the Rockin’ Roadway Car Ride Eatherton claims her “foot caught on the side of the ride causing her to be thrown to the ground.”  She says her right wrist was fractured in the fall.

The Rockin’ Roadway is advertised as a mild attraction geared towards kids which allows them to sit behind the wheel of classic cars as they cruise along a fixed track.  Eatherton says the ride has a big design flaw though; there are no doorways on the cars, so riders must step over the side of the ride.  She claims this alleged flaw is what caused her to trip.

Since the fall at Dollywood, she claims to have suffered loss of enjoyment of life, and permanent impairments and disabilities.

Eatherton is suing Dolly Parton productions, and the company that operates Dollywood, for negligence.