If you love thrill rides, then Dollywood is a place you have to visit when you’re in Pigeon Forge. This theme park has swing rides, kiddie thrill rides, and roller coasters. There are all kinds of roller coasters, and we want to talk about the ones you absolutely have to ride while you’re at Dollywood. Here are the top 7 roller coasters at Dollywood you need to ride:
If you’ve never been on a wooden roller coaster, then you need to ride Thunderhead as soon as you get to Dollywood! This roller coaster was one of the first wooden coasters in the country when it was first built, and the track is completely constructed of wood. The coaster goes over and under itself over 30 times throughout the ride, creating a fun experience.
2. Wild Eagle
The most exciting roller coaster at Dollywood is the Wild Eagle. Located in Wilderness Pass, the Wild Eagle is a unique ride. It’s one of the only wing coasters in the world, simulating what flying like an eagle would actually be like. The track raises above Dollywood at 21 stories tall, and you will find yourself twisting and turning with incredible speed. Before you know it, you’re back at the station!
3. Tennessee Tornado
Tennessee Tornado is a Dollywood classic roller coaster you have to ride. The loop de loops are so much fun, as well as the signature first drop. The theme is a tornado that has torn through the town and picked up all kinds of crazy things. You’ll want to ride this coaster over and over.
4. Mystery Mine
Love themed rides? Then Mystery Mine is a roller coaster at Dollywood you should ride. Imagine you are making your way down to the coal mines, and the other miners are warning you about seeing black birds and how they are bad luck. The mining car tunnel is out, so you will find yourself going off the main track onto an adventure!
5. Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod is designed after the 1950s era of hot rods. You’ll go from 0 to 45 miles per hour as you’re launched up the hill on this wooden roller coaster. Before you hit the first drop, you’ll go through twin summit airtime hills. You’ll reach a top speed of 73 miles per hour, the fastest wooden coaster in the world.
6. FireChaser Express
Do your kids want to ride a coaster but aren’t quite big enough for the others? Take them on FireChaser Express! This firefighter themed roller coaster at Dollywood is a great starting point for kids who love thrill rides. One of the coolest parts about this coaster is you’ll go forward and backward!
7. Blazing Fury
If you’ve ever been to Dollywood before, you’ve probably been on Blazing Fury. This ride is one of the oldest since it was built in 1978. This roller coaster is underground and has a theme of a town being engulfed in flames. You never know when the next twist and turn will be, making Blazing Fury an exciting ride.
Want to enjoy some other coasters while you’re in town? Check out these alpine coasters in Pigeon Forge!
We know you want to check out the roller coasters at Dollywood. Now all you need is a convenient place to stay nearby! Look through our available Pigeon Forge hotel rooms so you’re just a few minutes from Dollywood!