Whether you are a roller coaster fanatic or just getting up the nerve to ride for the first time, head on over to Dollywood for some of the top thrilling coasters in the country! The Pigeon Forge theme park is home to an incredible collection of wooden and steel roller coasters that will have you screaming in delight for an entire day of fun! The best part is that Cherokee Lodge Condos are just minutes from all of this exciting action at Dollywood! Check out these 4 incredible roller coasters at Dollywood that you need to ride right now:
1. Lighting Rod
Prepare to launch from zero to 45 miles per hour on the Lightning Rod, an amazing wooden coaster themed to a 1950s era hot rod! After your initial launch to the top of the lift hill, race down the other side of the mountain along 3,800 feet of track at a top speed at 73 miles per hour! Riders experience almost 20 seconds of airtime during their thrilling journey through the hills and valleys surrounding Dollywood. Come on out to the park to experience the current record holder for the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world!
2. Wild Eagle
If you have ever wanted to soar through the sky like an eagle, now is your chance on Dollywood’s Wild Eagle looping steel coaster! This style of ride is called a wing coaster where guests actually ride on the outside of the coaster track, leaving nothing below your feet but the ground below! The Wild Eagle was the first ride of its kind in the United States and is situated 21 stories above Dollywood, providing a true bird’s eye view of the park. Enjoy this unique experience as you turn upside down three times and soar high above the Smoky Mountains!
3. Mystery Mine
Explore a spooky abandoned coal mine as you travel along 1,811 feet of track on the Mystery Mine! While riding one of the top roller coasters at Dollywood, you will experience a thrilling 95 degree drop that plunges down into total darkness! The Mystery Mine is both an indoor and outdoor coaster, featuring creepy themed elements that will have you wondering what will come next! Come explore the mine for yourself and see if you have what it takes to challenge this wild ride in the Timber Canyon section of the park.
Put your hands high in the air on Thunderhead, the wildest ride in the wilderness! This wooden roller coaster has been strategically placed between two mountains to take advantage of the land, giving guests a unique ride through the area’s rough and tumble terrain! This massive coaster features a 100 foot drop and a top speed of 55 miles per hour, as well as a portion of track that literally flies through the top of the station to surprise waiting riders!
Check out all of our condos in Pigeon Forge today to stay near all of the thrilling roller coasters at Dollywood! We hope to see you soon at Cherokee Lodge Condos!