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Dollywood: Visit #1
By: Kevin Michaels
June 26, 2015
This is our first ever visit to Dollywood! We have heard many good things about this park, and while we know that it isn't the "thrill capital of the world" that some other parks claim to be, we're sure in for a good time.
We arrived to the park around 9:30am and parked in Lot B for Butterfly. This looks like a pretty long walk to the actual park, so we took the tram over. They said that by taking the tram, it saved us about a half a mile of walking. We used our ACE membership to get a 5 dollar discount at the gate for each of our two tickets. That isn't a huge discount, but it's a discount none the less.
Dollywood: Daredevil Falls
Manufactured by: Hopkins Rides
Daredevil Falls is a flume type of ride at Dollywood, manufactured by Hopkins Rides and it opened up at the park in 1998.
This ride will bring you to a height of 66 feet and it will reach a top speed of 50 MPH! You will see some special effects on this ride such as glowing eyes, a bear and a saw. Riders will get wet on the splash down drop during this ride.
Manufactured by: S&S Worldwide
Barnstormer is a giant screamin' swing ride at Dollywood, manufactured by S&S Worldwide and it opened up at the park in 2011.
This screamin' swing has two large pendulums that swing riders up to a maximum speed of 45 MPH and 230 degrees of rotation. At the peak of the ride, Barnstormer will reach a height of 81 feet in the air!
Dollywood: Amazing Flying Elephants
Amazing Flying Elephants is a children's elephant ride at Dollywood.
Once you climb aboard the elephant, the ride will rotate slowly in a circle and you have the option to make your elephant raise up in the air by pulling a lever or just relaxing and enjoying the ride!
Dollywood: Wild Eagle
Manufactured by: Bolliger & Mabillard
Wild Eagle is a steel winged roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard and it opened up at the park in 2012. It is the first of its kind in the United States and it opened to the public on March 24, 2012.
Wild Eagle will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 210 feet with a 135 foot drop at a top speed of 61 MPH and a total of 4 inversions!
Manufactured by: Great Coasters International
Thunderhead is a wooden roller coaster manufactured by Great Coasters International and it opened up at Dollywood in 2004!
This wooden beast will bring you to a height of 100.4 feet with a 100 foot drop at a maximum speed of 55 MPH!
Dollywood: Tennessee Tornado
Manufactured by: Arrow Dynamics
Tennessee Tornado is a steel looping roller coaster at Dollywood manufactured by Arrow Dynamics and it opened up at the park in 1999.
This steel coaster will bring you to a height of 163 feet with a 128 foot drop at a top speed of 63 MPH with a total of 3 inversions.
Dollywood: Sideshow Spin
Manufactured by: L&T Systems
Sideshow Spin is a family coaster at Dollywood, designed by L&T Systems and it opened up at the park in 2005.
This roller coaster is designed for families to bring their children on. This monster of a coaster will bring you to a maximum height of 12 feet at a top speed of 14 MPH!
Dollywood: Mystery Mine
Manufactured by: Gerstlauer
Mystery Mine is a steel / Euro Fighter style roller coaster manufactured by Gerstlauer that opened up at Dollywood in 2007! This ride is themed after a haunted mining operation from the 19th century. This ride takes place outdoors as well as inside a large building and it features many special effects throughout the ride!
Mystery Mine will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 85 feet with an 85 foot drop at a top speed of 46 MPH with a total of 2 inversions!
Dollywood: Fire Chaser Express
Manufactured by: Gerstlauer
Fire Chaser Express is a steel launched roller coaster manufactured by Gerstlauer and it is located at Dollywood. This roller coaster opened up at the start of the 2014 operating season and is a dual launched coaster!
This coaster is themed around a fictional Volunteer Fire Station and has some fire special effects during this ride. This ride is launched forward and after the "explosion" of the fireworks, it is launched backwards. You will experience this ride in both a forward and backward motion with two launches!
Dollywood: Blazing Fury
Manufactured by: Herschend Family Entertainment
Blazing Fury is a steel enclosed family style roller coaster at Dollywood. This ride is themed around the story of an old mountain town set on fire by a group of Russians. The coaster passes through scenes of the town's residents trying to extinguish the flames!
This roller coaster will bring you to a height of 22 feet at a top speed of 31 MPH. Be warned, you will ride this roller coaster in the dark as it is in an enclosed building with dark scenery.