Opryland USA

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Overview
Opryland USA attracted millions of visitors each year and gave many celebrities their first taste of show business. As the "Home of American Music," Opryland USA still lives on in the hearts and minds of those who visited this show that made country music famous. By the late 1960s, the Ryman Auditorium - the fifth home of the Grand Ole Opry - was a deteriorating firetrap in a seedy part of Nashville, yet it still attracted thousands of people each weekend to the "show that made country music famous." In an effort to develop an attraction that could sustain a larger Opry all week long, Opryland was born. Opryland USA operated from May 27, 1972, until December 31, 1997, attracting millions of visitors each year and giving many celebrities their first taste of show business. The park consisted of nine areas, dozens of rides, and Broadway-caliber shows featuring live bands and orchestras. As the "Home of American Music," Opryland USA still lives on in the hearts and minds of those who visited its wooded trails, lazy streams, exciting attractions, and toe-tapping performances.
Details
ISBN: 9781467116336
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 149
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Stephen W. Phillips, a former Gaylord Entertainment executive, is a Tennessee native and recognized Opryland Themepark historian. He is an academic of all attractions but has collected Opryland-related memorabilia and artifacts his entire life. In 1995, Phillips created the first website on the Internet dedicated to a single theme-park attraction, CHAOS at Opryland USA.