23 November 2018

8 Things I Learned Behind the Scenes at Blazing Fury

By | 2018-11-21T15:10:17+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Behind the Scenes, Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Warning: there are a few spoilers in this post. If you haven’t ridden Blazing Fury yet, you may want to come back after your first ride. Celebrating its 40th birthday this year is Blazing Fury, Dollywood’s classic, family-friendly indoor roller coaster. Opened in 1978, it was the first coaster at Dollywood, which was then [...]

27 July 2018

“Which Dollywood Coaster Are You?” Quiz

By | 2018-09-17T16:47:07+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Dollywood is home to eight amazing roller coasters. Whether you're a seasoned thrill seeker or a newcomer on the search for your first coaster ride, Dollywood has roller coasters that range from kid-friendly to world record-breaking. So which Dollywood coaster are you? Take this quiz to find out!

2 July 2018

Top 6 Spots to Watch Coasters at Dollywood

By | 2018-07-02T16:39:23+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Sometimes, watching Dollywood’s roller coasters and other thrill rides is just as fun as riding them. So if you’re hanging back while others in your group ride, there are plenty of places near many of Dollywood’s most thrilling attractions for you to take photos and enjoy the view. Below are some of my favorite [...]

13 June 2018

Five Tips for “Thrill Soakers” at Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2018-10-03T09:02:04+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Thrill Rides, Water Park|0 Comments

Waterpark season is in full swing – or slide – and that means thrill junkies will be lining up to slide down the craziest waterslides that Dollywood’s Splash Country has to offer (hint: there are many). Below are some tips I share with my fellow aquatic daredevils when they visit: Ride RiverRush first. As [...]

14 May 2018

Spin ‘til Your Heart’s Content on These Dollywood Rides

By | 2018-05-14T14:22:49+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

There's something about spinning that just makes you laugh. Regardless of the speed, twirling around and around is something many of us have done since we were kids: on a swing set, a merry-go-round or even in a swivel chair. The giggle-inducing, out-of-control sensation that spinning gives us goes hand-in-hand with many of the [...]

23 April 2018

Five Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Tennessee Tornado

By | 2018-04-27T12:51:39+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Tucked away in a corner of Dollywood where Wilderness Pass meets Craftsman's Valley stands a hidden gem: the Tennessee Tornado steel roller coaster. Opened in 1999, Tennessee Tornado put Dollywood on the map for coaster enthusiasts. A drop through a mountain, a 110-foot-tall “spiro loop” and speeds approaching 70 mph all made Tennessee Tornado [...]

25 October 2017

Battle of the Night Rides: Wild Eagle vs. Lightning Rod

By | 2017-10-25T14:56:51+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Roller coaster rides are fun and thrilling at any hour of the day. But there’s something about plunging into the darkness of the night and turning head over heels under the inky night sky that enhances the experience. Dollywood is home to two of my favorite roller coasters to ride at night: Wild Eagle, [...]

17 May 2017

Drop In to Experience Dollywood’s New “Drop Line” Attraction!

By | 2017-09-13T13:04:56+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Earlier this month, Dollywood debuted its latest and greatest new attraction- Drop Line! Now open for all Guests, Drop Line is located next to Thunderhead - one of my favorite wooden roller coasters of all time - and in the area of the Dollywood Theme Park known as “Timber Canyon.” As you climb the [...]

19 April 2017

My Family’s Favorite Ride at Dollywood

By | 2017-08-30T09:41:21+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Picture hopping into the passenger seat of a 1950s-era hot rod and then in the blink of an eye, going from 0-45 miles per hour and up 20 stories. That’s what Lightning Rod at Dollywood is all about. It speeds down the 165-foot drop at 73 mph (the fastest speed for a wood roller [...]

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