Leave it to Dolly Parton--even when being recognized for her business acumen, the legendary entertainer always manages to insert a bit of her trademark humor-loving personality.
Upon accepting the 2010 Liseberg Applause Award--the most prestigious honor granted by the amusement park industry--for her Tennessee-based entertainment park Dollywood on Tuesday, Parton quipped, "Walt Disney became successful because he had Mickey Mouse who has two big ears. So I figured I could be successful with Dollywood with my two big partners."
The 64-year-old Parton, who co-owns Dollywood along with Herschend Family Entertainment, was given the award during a special ceremony at the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions convention in Orlando, Florida. The award, which is given out every other year, is chosen by industry professionals around the world in recognition of overall excellence.
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