21 November 2022

What Makes Dragonflier So Much Fun?

By | 2022-11-21T17:21:59-05:00 November 21st, 2022|Attractions, Thrill Rides|0 Comments

People often ask me to name my favorite Dollywood ride. The truth is, there are many amazing, fun rides to pick from, but I really love Dragonflier! What makes it so much fun? Let me tell you about it! It Lives Up to Its Name! If you have ever daydreamed about what it would [...]

24 August 2022

Deep Dive into Dollywood’s Mystery Mine

By | 2022-08-24T13:18:09-04:00 August 24th, 2022|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

I finally mustered up enough courage to ride Mystery Mine at Dollywood. For years, I walked by and watched mine carts dash out of the imposing “coal mine” and make some bold moves before returning out of sight. It made me nervous. (I admit I like my coasters on the tamer side!) But, now [...]

20 July 2021

Thrills in the Hills Recap

By | 2021-08-24T12:57:15-04:00 July 20th, 2021|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Every year, during Dollywood’s Summer Celebration the park offers another fun opportunity: Thrills in the Hills. I like to call it a roller coaster extravaganza! This special event gives Dollywood enthusiasts some really cool perks for a select summer weekend each year. In 2021, buying a ticket to this behind-the-scenes-event granted theme park admission [...]

14 July 2020

Best Times for Smoky Mountain Sunsets

By | 2020-07-16T16:27:44-04:00 July 14th, 2020|Attractions, Thrill Rides|0 Comments

One of the unique things that sets Dollywood apart from other theme parks is its location. The park is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains—the most-visited national park in the country! These mountains, I would argue, can provide some of the best sunsets and views anywhere. As a Dollywood roller coaster [...]

26 August 2019

5 Things I Learned from the Top of Thunderhead

By | 2019-08-26T11:06:24-04:00 August 26th, 2019|Behind the Scenes, Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Dollywood's annual Thrills in the Hills event treats roller-coaster fanatics and Dollywood enthusiasts to a weekend of extended ride time on some of the park's top attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, great food, reserved seating at shows and much more. This year, attendees had the chance to climb (yes, climb) to the top of Thunderhead's 100-foot-tall [...]

26 April 2019

5 Reasons Why Dragonflier is Unique

By | 2020-01-06T16:24:04-05:00 April 26th, 2019|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

When it opens next month, Dragonflier will be one of the star attractions at Wildwood Grove—Dollywood’s largest expansion ever. As Dollywood's ninth roller coaster, Dragonflier will offer a totally new experience unlike any other coaster at the park. Below are five reasons why Dragonflier is unique and why it will be a must-ride at [...]

22 April 2019

Beginner Thrill Rides for the Smallest Dollywood Fan

By | 2019-04-25T16:17:20-04:00 April 22nd, 2019|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

It’s hard to be the youngest, and shortest, kid in the family! It also can be a struggle to keep all the children happy and entertained. There were many years when we split up our time between attractions where the lower height restrictions rule and rides where our thrill-seeking older children could find thrills [...]

23 November 2018

8 Things I Learned Behind the Scenes at Blazing Fury

By | 2020-08-03T16:50:15-04:00 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. Blazing Fury is Dollywood’s classic, family-friendly indoor roller coaster. Opened in 1978, it was the first coaster at Dollywood, which was then known as Silver Dollar City. Located [...]

27 July 2018

“Which Dollywood Coaster Are You?” Quiz

By | 2020-01-06T16:32:02-05:00 July 27th, 2018|Thrill Rides|0 Comments

Dollywood is home to nine 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 | 2018-07-02T16:39:23-04:00 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 [...]

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