|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Riders per train||8|
|Propulsion||2 vertical chain lift hills|
|Top speed||43.5 mph|
Mystery Mine is a steel roller coaster located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. The theme of the ride is based on a haunted mine. It is a custom Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter model, the first installed in the United States.
Mystery Mine was officially announced on July 7, 2006. The ride opened on April 13, 2007.
For the 2021 season, Mystery Mine received some changes to its layout. The 95° drop was modified and the over-banked curve was removed. This meant that the ride vehicle would turn left and drop into half of the first helix. Dollywood cited the reason for this as "making the ride experience smoother". The layout was reduced from 1,811 feet to 1,804.5 feet.
Mystery Mine has two outdoor sections, one in the middle of the ride and an another at the end of the ride.
After leaving the station, the car makes a small drop as a Miner's laugh can be heard. While making a left turn and a right turn, music can be heard as crows and a canary in a cage can be seen. The car comes across a grinder, which leads into a small drop, followed by a left turn. When passing by cogs and graffiti, riders approach an 80 foot tall vertical chain lift hill. At the top, the car slows down before dropping. Prior to 2021, riders went through an over-banked curve and a right turn. Following the block brake, the car passes through a helix and some dips. After an s-curve, riders go back into the building. On the left side is a canary in a cage and a sign that says "Do Not Enter". Riders then climb an 85.3 foot tall vertical chain lift hill as they watch a video on the screens. Once the car reaches the top, an explosion is heard as fire bursts in front of riders. Soon afterwards, riders plunge 85 feet at a 95° angle. The car then flips into a heartline roll, followed by a dive loop. After the inversions, riders hit the final brake run and return to the station.
7 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per car.
The dive loop.
- "Dollywood announces Mystery Mine". Coaster101. July 7, 2006. https://www.coaster101.com/2006/07/07/dollywood-announces-mystery-mine/. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
- "Mystery Mine 2021 Layout and Track Changes at Dollywood". Coaster101. March 13, 2021. https://www.coaster101.com/2021/03/13/mystery-mine-2021-layout-and-track-changes-at-dollywood/. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.