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Discover Dollywood’s New Roller Coaster Coming Soon!

The new Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster will measure nearly 4,000 feet and be the longest coaster in the park.

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

Big Bear Mountain

New Dollywood roller coaster 'Big Bear Mountain' to be park's largest

New Dollywood roller coaster 'Big Bear Mountain' to be park's largest

Dolly Parton announces new roller coaster attraction at Dollywood theme park | Fox News

Dolly Parton announces new roller coaster at Dollywood theme park

Dolly Parton shares Dollywood plan for new roller coaster



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra.