Dollywood

Dollywood
Dollywood logo.png
Location
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1961
Owner Herschend Family Entertainment, Dolly Parton
Area 125 Acres (50.6 hectares)
Website http://dollywood.com

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

History

The park first opened in 1961 called Rebel Railroad. Its main attraction was a coal-fired steam train. The attraction was renamed Goldrush Junction in 1970 and additional attractions opened. The park's name was shortened to just Goldrush in 1976 before being purchased by Herschend Family Entertainment in 1977 and renamed Silver Dollar City. In 1986, Dolly Parton became a co-owner and the park was renamed Dollywood.[1]

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.[2]

Roller coasters

Present (9)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Blazing Fury Self-built 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
unknown Unknown Unknown 2023 Planned

Past (2)

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

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Amazing Flying Elephants Zamperla Jets 2005
Barnstormer S&S Worldwide Screamin' Swing 2011
Black Bear Trail Metallbau Emmeln Pony Trek 2019
Busy Bees I.E. Park Junior Jets 2005
Daredevil Falls Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1998
Demolition Derby Unknown Dodgems Unknown
Dizzy Disk Zamperla Disk'O 2005
Dollywood Express Baldwin Locomotive Works Miniature Railway 1961
Drop Line Funtime Drop Tower 2017
Frogs & Fireflies Zamperla Jump Around 2019
Giant Tree Swing Zamperla Pirate Ship 2019
Lemon Twist Technical Park Teacups 2005
Lucky Ducky Unknown Roundabout 2005
Lumberjack Lifts Sunkid Heege Tower 2006
Mad Mockingbird Larson International Flying Scooters 2019
Piggy Parade Zamperla Roundabout 2005
Rockin' Roadway Morgan Track Ride 1995
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1993
Shooting Star Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2005
Sky Rider Chance Rides Aviator 2005
Smoky Mountain River Rampage Intamin River Rapids 1986
Treetop Tower Zamperla Balloon Tower 2019
Village Carousel Chance Rides Carousel 1998
Waltzing Swinger Sartori Waveswinger 2005

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Country Fair Falls Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1967 2004 Scrapped
Mountain Slidewinder Unknown Dinghy Waterslides 1987 2019 Scrapped
River Battle Mack Rides Splash Battle 2008 2017 Scrapped
Swingamajig Chance Rides Waveswinger 1980 2004 Scrapped
Timber Tower HUSS Topple Tower 2006 2012 Scrapped

References