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amusement park
Dollywood logo.png
Pigeon Forge, Tennesse, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1961
Owner Hershend 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.

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