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Dolly Parton Announces New Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster Coming To Dollywood

The new amusement park attraction will officially open in the spring of 2023. A new rollercoaster is soon going to shake things up in Dollywood.

Dolly Parton and Pigeon Forge

Dolly Parton and the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee-based amusement park on Friday unveiled plans for a new, Big Bear Mountain roller coaster. In a tweet, the travel destination revealed that the ride has larger-than-life specs via ride animation first-look video.

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Dolly’s story and delightful on-camera results

“Join Ned Oakley in the spring of 2023 on our biggest family adventure ever: Big Bear Mountain,” the park’s official account reads. “This multi-launch coaster features 3,990 feet of track, spanning six acres of wildwood grove with a ride. Prepare to take things big by watching our exclusive first look at ride animation.” “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas is Frantic Backstage” in the Official Description of the Holiday Special. wishes to.

The country music icon also commented via social media

The country music icon, 76, also commented on the ride via social media. She told her followers, “Smokies is all about adventure and discovery. I’m excited that our guests will able to embark on their journey in the Smokies to see if they can find that Big Bear.” Parton continued, “Whether he’s out or not, I’m sure they’ll find a lot of memories along the way that they’ll keep forever.” The Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster is set to officially open in spring 2023.

According to a release obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel

According to a release obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel, the roller coaster ride will feature “three different launches. Multiple airtime hills, high-speed carousel turns, and tunnels, including a pass past a waterfall. The outlet also reported that Told that the new attraction also marks the most significant investment Dollywood will make in amusement rides, with a $25 million dollar investment.

No. 1 Family Attraction in the United States

“If you’re going to be the No. 1 family attraction in the United States, your product has to be family-friendly,” Eugene Naughton, president of Dollywood, told the outlet. “So, within this ride that’s called Big Bear Mountain, I like to call it casual fun.The theme park also answered several questions from fans on Twitter, revealing that the ride was designed by amusement ride designer Wacoma. and has on-board audio– from Ned Oakley, the fictional caretaker of Benjamin Bear, the first of any attraction in Dollywood.

A minimum height of 39 inches required to mount the Mountain

It also equipped to hit a top speed of 48 mph. And a minimum height of 39 inches will required to mount Big Bear Mountain. The Big Bear Mountain roller coaster unfortunately won’t be making its television debut. When Parton will make his return to the small screen for NBC’s Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas. The network announced in May that Parton’s unique musical, set at a Dollywood amusement park, would make its return this year.

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