Amusement park in the United States

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


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 that year. The park's name was shortened to just Goldrush in 1975 before being purchased by Herschend Family Entertainment in 1976 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 in 2014.[2]

Roller coasters


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Big Bear Mountain Vekoma Launched May 12, 2023 Operating
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
June 13, 2016 Operating
Mystery Mine Gerstlauer Dark ride 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 Kiddie May 21, 2017 Operating
Wild Eagle Bolliger & Mabillard Winged March 24, 2012 Operating


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 Hybrid 1989 1998 Relocated to Magic Springs and Crystal Falls



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/Larson International 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


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Carousel Dentzel Carousel Company Carousel 1992 or earlier 1997 In storage
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
Wonder Wheel Eli Bridge Company Ferris Wheel 1993 2017 Unknown


  1. "Dollywood History". Dollywood. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  2. "Adventure Mountain Leaving Dollywood for 2014 Project". NewsPlusNotes.