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amusement park
Pigeon Forge, Tennesse, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1961
Owner Herschend Family Entertainment, Dolly Parton
Area 125 Acres (50.6 hectares)

Dollywood is a theme park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The park is home to six roller coasters and many other rides. It is owned by entertainer Dolly Parton and Hershend Family Entertainment.

History[edit | edit source]

The park first opened in 1961 called Rebel Railroad. It has had numerous renames. In 1986, Dolly Parton became a co-owner and the park was renamed Dollywood.

Adventure Mountain, a former ropes course.

On March 27, 2010, Adventure Mountain was opened. It was a ropes course with three distinct courses varying in difficulty. On December 9, 2012, Dollywood announced that Adventure Mountain would not reopen for the 2013 season. It was replaced by FireChaser Express.[1]

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (9)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Blazing Fury Dollywood's maintenance crew Enclosed June 6, 1978 Operating
Dragonflier Vekoma Suspended May 10, 2019 Operating
FireChaser Express Gerstlauer Launched March 22, 2014 Operating
Lightning Rod Rocky Mountain Construction Wooden Launched June 13, 2016 Operating
Mystery Mine Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter April 13, 2007 Operating
Tennessee Tornado Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down April 17, 1999 Operating
Thunderhead Great Coasters International Wooden April 3, 2004 Operating
Whistle Punk Chaser Zamperla Family May 21, 2017 Operating
Wild Eagle Bolliger & Mabillard Winged March 24, 2012 Operating

Past (2)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Sideshow Spin L&T Systems Family 2005 2016 Kentucky Shores Family Fun Center
Thunder Express Arrow Dynamics Mine Train 1989 1998 Magic Springs and Crystal Falls

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Barnstormer S&S Worldwide Screamin' Swing 2011
Black Bear Trail Metallbau Emmeln Juvenile Track Ride 2019
Daredevil Falls Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1998
Dizzy Disk Zamperla Disk'O 2005
Drop Line Funtime Drop Tower 2017
Frogs and Fireflies Zamperla Aero Top Jet 2019
Giant Tree Swing Zamperla Pirate Ship 2019
Lemon Twist Technical Park Teacups 2005
Lumberjack Lifts Heege Tower ride 2006
Mad Mockingbird Larson International Flying Scooters 2019
Rockin' Roadway Chance Rides Juvenile Track Ride 1995
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1993
Shooting Star Zamperla Jumpin' Star 2005
Sky Rider Chance Rides Aviator 2005
SkyZip Skyline Eco-Adventures Zipline 2009
Smoky Mountain River Rampage Intamin River Rapids 1986
Treetop Tower Zamperla Balloon Tower 2019
Village Carousel Chance Rides Carousel 1998
Waltzing Swinger Zierer Waveswinger 2005

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Mountain Slidewinder WhiteWater West Dinghy Waterslides 1987 2019 Scrapped
River Battle Mack Rides Splash Battle 2008 2017 Scrapped
Timber Tower HUSS Topple Tower 2006 2012 Scrapped

References[edit | edit source]