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Wild Eagle

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Wild Eagle
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Dollywood
Location Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Status Operating since March 24, 2012
Cost $20,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Winged
Model / product Custom Wing Coaster
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Drop135 feet
Top speed61 mph
Length3,127 feet
Inversions4
Duration2:22
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Wild Eagle is a steel winged roller coaster located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. It opened on March 24, 2012 as the first Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Coaster in the United States.

History[edit]

  • In March 2011, plans for "Dollywood Attraction 2012" were submitted to the Pigeon Forge Planning Commission. The plans indicated the need to relocate three buildings before the construction of a 2012 attraction could begin. The plans were approved immediately.
  • In May 2011, preparatory ground work started to take place. It was stated that the attraction would be the first of its kind in the United States and that one element should set a world record.
  • In June 2011, the slogan for the attraction was revealed to be "The Sky Is Not The Limit" as blue Bolliger & Mabillard track began appearing at the park. A preview website for the ride was launched shortly after at http://www.dollywood2012.com.
  • Wild Eagle was officially announced at the Boomsday Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, on September 4, 2011. Dolly Parton's announcement of the ride's name was followed by fireworks and laser images of an animated flying eagle. Costing $20 million, Wild Eagle was the biggest investment in the park's history. *The ride officially opened on March 24, 2012.

Design[edit]

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Trains[edit]

2 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 28 riders per train.

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