Experience the Thrill of Dollywood’s Longest Coaster with On-Board Audio and Family-Friendly Fun opening Spring 2023!
Are you ready for an adventure like no other? Then get ready for Dollywood’s newest roller coaster, Big Bear Mountain! This thrilling ride is set to open in the spring of 2023 and is sure to be the highlight of your trip to the park.
With 3,990 feet of track, Big Bear Mountain will be the longest coaster at Dollywood, taking guests on a family-friendly expedition in search of the Big Bear. You’ll twist and turn around Wildwood Grove for nearly two minutes, all while experiencing the thrill of on-board audio, including music and announcements from Ned Oakley himself.
As you climb aboard the coaster, you’ll notice the bright orange rails, a perfect contrast to the lush greenery of Wildwood Grove. With a top speed of 49 mph and a top elevation of 66 feet, you’ll experience high-speed carousel turns, three launches, and a twisted double down. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy two tunnel pass-throughs, one with a breathtaking waterfall.
But the real highlight of Big Bear Mountain is the feeling of weightlessness you’ll experience. Dollywood vice president of marketing and public relations Pete Owens said the coaster’s sharp twists and turns will give riders that “tummy feeling of zeros Gs.” And with a height requirement of only 39 inches, families can ride together without needing to split up across the park to meet certain height requirements.
Big Bear Mountain is part of Dollywood’s largest-ever park expansion, Wildwood Grove, which was built in 2019. The coaster is also the largest investment in a single attraction in Dollywood history, coming in at a whopping $25 million.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to embark on your biggest adventure yet and experience the thrill of Big Bear Mountain. As Owens said, “This park’s always been about families and bringing families closer together. By creating ride experiences that involve the whole family, that really is part of what we do, and that follows through with the mission of the park and what Dolly wants us to do.” And we can’t think of a better way to bring families together than on a heart-pumping roller coaster ride through the beautiful Wildwood Grove. See you on the coaster!