Dolly Parton Announces New Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster

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Dollywood is about to get a whole lot wilder with the addition of a brand new roller coaster.

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"Join Ned Oakley in Spring 2023 on our largest family adventure yet: Big Bear Mountain," the park's official account wrote.

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"This multi-launch coaster contains 3,990 ft. of track, expanding Wildwood Grove with a six-acre ride. Prepare for things to get BIG by watching our exclusive first look at ride animation."

Dolly Parton, 76, also commented on the ride via social media. "The Smokies are all about adventure and exploring. I'm excited our guests will be able to head out on their own trip into the Smokies

Parton continued, "Whether he's out there or not, I'm sure they'll find a lot of memories along the way that they'll keep forever."

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On Friday, Dolly Parton and the amusement park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, revealed their plans for a new Big Bear Mountain roller coaster.

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The vacation spot announced the ride's larger-than-life spectacles in a tweet, complete with a first look at the ride's animation.

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A press release obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel describes some of the features that the roller coaster will offer.

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The new attraction is the most expensive ride ever built at Dollywood, costing a whopping $25 million, according to the outlet.

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To ride it up Big Bear Mountain, riders must be at least 39 inches tall. It can reach speeds of up to 48 miles per hour.

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Unfortunately, the Big Bear Mountain roller coaster will not make its television debut when Parton returns to television for NBC's Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas.

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