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Dollywood's Big Bear Mountain coaster is park's single largest investment ever
POSTED 13 Dec 2022 . BY Tom Walker
At US$25m, the ride is the largest single attraction investment ever at Dollywood Credit: Vekoma
Dollywood theme park will add a new steel roller coaster
The Big Bear Mountain coaster was designed by Vekoma
At US$25m, the ride is the largest single attraction investment ever at Dollywood
It will offer a 3,990ft long ride and top speeds of 48 miles per hour
Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, will add a new steel roller coaster to its selection of rides in 2023.

With a track-length of 3,990ft and top speed of 48 miles per hour, the new Big Bear Mountain will take riders on a 1minute 40-second journey.

At US$25m, it is the largest single investment ever in an attraction at Dollywood.

Designed by Vekoma, each coaster train seats 20 guests and embarks on a search for the elusive “Big Bear” in the hills just beyond Dollywood’s newest area, Wildwood Grove.

Big Bear Mountain features three separate launches, multiple airtime hills, high-speed carousel turns and tunnels, including a pass behind a waterfall.

“Big Bear Mountain is just that – big," said Eugene Naughton, President of Dollywood Parks & Resorts.

“This ride is going to be a game changer for us at Dollywood for several reasons, including the fact it’s the largest coaster we’ve ever built and our first ride with on-board audio.

"We’re excited about what Big Bear Mountain means for Dollywood – things are going to get big at Dollywood in 2023, and we hope everyone will come share in the fun.”

The 160-acre Dollywood theme park is part of the Dollywood company, which also includes the adjacent, 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.

An additional element, Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort, is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2023.
The coaster trains were unveiled at the recent IAAPA Expo in Florida, US Credit: Vekoma
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Dollywood's Big Bear Mountain coaster is park's single largest investment ever
POSTED 13 Dec 2022 . BY Tom Walker
At US$25m, the ride is the largest single attraction investment ever at Dollywood Credit: Vekoma
Dollywood theme park will add a new steel roller coaster
The Big Bear Mountain coaster was designed by Vekoma
At US$25m, the ride is the largest single attraction investment ever at Dollywood
It will offer a 3,990ft long ride and top speeds of 48 miles per hour
Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, will add a new steel roller coaster to its selection of rides in 2023.

With a track-length of 3,990ft and top speed of 48 miles per hour, the new Big Bear Mountain will take riders on a 1minute 40-second journey.

At US$25m, it is the largest single investment ever in an attraction at Dollywood.

Designed by Vekoma, each coaster train seats 20 guests and embarks on a search for the elusive “Big Bear” in the hills just beyond Dollywood’s newest area, Wildwood Grove.

Big Bear Mountain features three separate launches, multiple airtime hills, high-speed carousel turns and tunnels, including a pass behind a waterfall.

“Big Bear Mountain is just that – big," said Eugene Naughton, President of Dollywood Parks & Resorts.

“This ride is going to be a game changer for us at Dollywood for several reasons, including the fact it’s the largest coaster we’ve ever built and our first ride with on-board audio.

"We’re excited about what Big Bear Mountain means for Dollywood – things are going to get big at Dollywood in 2023, and we hope everyone will come share in the fun.”

The 160-acre Dollywood theme park is part of the Dollywood company, which also includes the adjacent, 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.

An additional element, Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort, is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2023.
The coaster trains were unveiled at the recent IAAPA Expo in Florida, US Credit: Vekoma
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Dolly Parton opens new attraction, Wildwood Grove, at Dollywood theme park


Country singer Dolly Parton's latest vision at her Dollywood theme park has been brought to life, with Wildwood Grove opening to the public at the attraction in Tennessee, US.
FEATURE: People profile: Dolly Parton


Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton announces the expansion of Dollywood theme park
Dollywood’s adds US$17.5m rollercoaster


Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, US, has added a US$17.5m (£9m, 13.1m euro) steel rollercoaster to its collections of rides.
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Universal has revealed it will be adding new Harry Potter attractions, alongside Super Nintendo and How to Train Your Dragon worlds to its Florida resort.
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