Sunday, January 22, 2023

Dollywood Finishes Instillation of Track & Supports for Big Bear Mountain

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Dollywood's Wildwood Grove themed area is expanding greatly this year with the addition of Big Bear Mountain, a brand new launched family roller coaster.  The park has shared via a recent update that they have put the final piece of track in place, connecting the 3,990 feet of bright orange coaster track.  The coaster will feature three different LIM launches, with a maximum speed of 48 miles per hour.

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Big Bear Mountain promises to be a thrilling adventure for the whole family, with a minimum height requirement of only 39 inches.  The ride is very large for a launched family roller coaster, curving around nearly all of Wildwood Grove and taking up a big portion of previously undeveloped land.  The ride stands a maximum of 66 feet above the ground at the highest point, but winds it way through the park's hills and valleys with ease.

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The ride's theming is one of the coolest aspects of the total package experience.  The trains will have on-board audio that will keep guests informed on their journey to find the elusive Big Bear.  The above scene doesn't look like much now but when complete the trains will dive behind a giant waterfall while on their expedition.

Dollywood is hoping to have Big Bear Mountain ready for guests this Spring.