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Dollywood’s Top 5 High-Thrill Rides
Dollywood, located in Pigeon Forge, is the area’s premier theme park. The park boasts an array of rides, attractions, entertainment and more. From the kid-friendly amusements to the phenomenal entertainment, there’s so much to do within the park. If you’re looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience, you’ll surely want to take a ride on Dollywood’s thrill rides.
Top 5 High-Thrill Rides at Dollywood
These rides have earned a high-thrill rating by the park. These rides are not recommended for younger riders as they move at high speeds and feature startling and unexpected movements.
Here are our top five high-thrill rides at Dollywood theme park.
The first of its kind, Wild Eagle is America’s first wing coaster. The ride is perched 21 stories above the park and offers fantastic views and a hair-raising experience. Riders will sit on the wings of the eagle, with nothing but the sky beneath them. The steel coaster features a 135-foot drop, four inversions, 4x G-force and speeds of up to 61 miles per.
Known as “the wildest ride in the woods,” Thunderhead is located in a former sawmill. Situated between two mountains, the wooden coaster boasts a 100-foot drop at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. The ride creates a 3.5x G-force that will strap you to the back of the seat.
Barnstormer is not your average swinging ride. Move similarly to a 1920s stunt pilot zooming over fields. Barnstormer has two swinging pendulum arms that soar higher and higher. Riders will twist and turn at a 230-degree rotation, at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. The accelerating swing creates positive and negative G-forces, as riders reach a height of 81 feet in the air.
Appropriately located in Jukebox Junction, Lightning Rod® resembles a 1950s-era hot rod. Riders will zoom from zero to 45 miles per hour up a 20-story hill. The ride features even more airtime movements, including a twin summit airtime hills. You’re sure to scream during the 165-foot drop. Lightning Rod reaches a top speed of 73 miles per hour, the fastest speed for a wooden roller coaster in the world.
Ride 20 stories high above Timber Canyon on Drop Line. As the ride ascends, it will slowly turn offering riders a bird’s-eye view of the Smoky Mountains. Take in the views before Drop Line plummets back to the ground at a thrilling speed of 77 miles per hour.
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