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Top 3 Things to Know About the New Big Bear Mountain Coaster Coming to Dollywood

Get ready to experience the longest roller coaster at Dollywood next season with the introduction of Big Bear Mountain! This family-friendly coaster takes you on a thrilling expedition in search of Wildwood Grove’s most storied and elusive inhabitant, Big Bear! The ride is currently under construction and is expected to open in the spring, but in the meantime, you can learn more about this gigantic coaster! Here are the top 3 things to know about the new Big Bear Mountain coaster coming to Dollywood:

1. Theme of the Ride

As with all of the other exciting attractions at Dollywood, Big Bear Mountain features a unique theme to add to the fun! The coaster joins 11 other attractions in the Wildwood Grove section of the park, which is also home to a fictional resident wilderness explorer known as Ned Grove. When you’re ready for your ride on Big Bear Mountain, you’ll join Ned at the Adventure Outpost Base Camp and board his specially-outfitted, four-wheel drive SUVs for the ride of your life! Your mission is to search for the legendary Big Bear, and onboard audio enhances your journey with music and even announcements from Ned himself!

2. Big Bear Mountain Statistics

Wildwood Grove section of Dollywood theme park in Pigeon ForgeOne of the things that coaster enthusiasts want to know most about Big Bear Mountain is the statistics of the ride! The most impressive thing about the new roller coaster is that it is nearly 4,000 feet long, making it the longest ride in Dollywood’s history! Big Bear Mountain is a family-friendly coaster that makes a perfect addition to the existing coaster lineup in the park and the minimum height requirement is just 39 inches! Don’t let the family-friendly term fool you though as the ride will still feature plenty of thrills, including several launches, a top speed of 48 miles per hour, and a breathtaking layout through the terrain!

3. Your Ticket to Ride

The only thing that you’ll need to ride Big Bear Mountain (other than courage!) is theme park admission! There are a variety of tickets and passes available, including single-day tickets, multi-day tickets, and season passes! There are also military discounts and group tickets available, so be sure to browse through all of the options when planning your Smoky Mountain vacation! Your admission includes all of the rides and attractions at Dollywood, as well as access to the theme park’s award-winning shows.

Where to Stay

An exterior view of Cherokee Lodge Condos.Stay just minutes away from the theme park with a vacation at our Pigeon Forge condo rentals! We are pleased to offer affordable 2 and 3-bedroom condo units that have all the amenities you need for a fabulous family vacation to the Smokies! All of our condos feature comfortable, oversized bedrooms, as well as fully equipped kitchens, Jacuzzi tubs, balconies, and gorgeous views of the mountains! As if that doesn’t sound good enough, our condos are situated right next to Patriot Park in a peaceful location that is close to the Parkway!

Check out all of our condos in Pigeon Forge TN today to stay close to Dollywood and make your plans to be one of the first guests to experience the Big Bear Mountain coaster this spring! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains!