IAAPA started with a bang this year. Only 30 minutes into the show Dollywood/Gerstlauer unveiled the train for Fire Chaser Express, their new attraction for 2014!
Franz Maier, from Gerstlauer, Joel Manby, Herschend Corporate, and Craig Ross did the honors after being introduced.
A little smoke and many cheers were heard as the drape was removed. The train looks just like the renderings, and has a surprising amount of detail. Doesn't it look great?
The obligatory photograph of the major partners in this new attraction.
Joel and Craig received the honor of being the first to sit in the new ride vehicle. We did get a chance to interview Franz and Craig to get a little more background about Fire Chaser Express, coming this spring to Dollywood.