Dolly Parton sure know hows to stay busy — whether it’s making music, creating baked goods, launching a clothing line for pets or finding ways to give back to the community. But it’s her theme park in Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, that has something extra special up its sleeve for this spring. The Tennessee native announced that the newest attraction coming soon to Dollywood Parks & Resorts is the Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster, which will become the longest coaster in the park at almost 4,000 feet long. This is also the start of the latest expansion and the creation of Wildwood Grove.
“The Smokies are all about adventure and going exploring,” Dolly Parton said in a statement. “I’m excited our guests will be able to head out on their own trip into the Smokies to see if they can find that Big Bear! Whether he’s out there or not, I’m sure they’ll find a lot of memories along the way that they’ll keep forever.”
About the Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster at Dollywood
The thrilling coaster is described as a huge structure that “hugs six acres of undulating topography which runs along the border of Wildwood Grove.” Those brave enough to ride will soar through the wilderness and high above the forest on the search for the legendary bear.
Big Bear Mountain will boast a top speed of 48 mph and take guests through three separate launches, multiple airtime hills, high-speed carousel turns, and tunnels, including a pass behind a waterfall. It will also feature on-board audio, a first for Dollywood. All adventure-seekers over 39″ are welcome aboard.
Big Bear Mountain will open at Dollywood in the spring of 2023. For more information, visit the Dollywood website.
Big Bear Mountain Renderings