Dollywood Opens New Family Coaster


At the beginning of the summer, Dolly Parton officially opened Big Bear Mountain—Dollywood’s biggest-ever single attraction investment. The Vekoma coaster features three launches and a top speed of 48 miles per hour. But with no inversions and a height requirement of only 39 inches, Big Bear Mountain is designed to be an adventure for the entire family. The ride is an expansion of the park’s Wildwood Grove children’s area, and features trains designed to look like four-wheel-drive SUVs.

“I remember going out on my own little nature adventures when I was a kid, so I’m happy to know our guests are going to be able to go out together looking for that Big Bear!” Dolly said. “I’ve been hearing stories about him and whether or not he really is out there, but there is one thing I know for sure. No matter if guests find him or not, they’re going to have a lot of very happy memories to take home with them when they leave.”

(Theme Park Insider, 05.12.23)

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