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Dollywood Announces $25 Million Roller Coaster Big Bear Mountain

Dollywood’s coaster lineup is about to get even bigger.

Today, park officials announced a massive new roller coaster named Bear Mountain. Built by Dutch manufacturer Vekoma, this large family roller coaster will feature three magnetic launches and on-board audio.

In a press release, Dollywood said the following:

“It’s almost time to venture into the Smokies for an unforgettable adventure aboard Dollywood’s largest attraction. Ned Oakley, Wildwood Grove’s resident wilderness explorer, knows a thing or two about this hidden land and is setting up the Adventure Outpost Base Camp, located just a stone’s throw away from the Grove’s Hidden Hollow. Here, you’ll join Ned in his specially outfitted, four-wheel drive SUVs for the ride of your life in search of the Grove’s most storied and elusive inhabitant, Big Bear.”

The ride will reach a top speed of 48 miles per hour and have a total track length of 3,990 feet.

It is scheduled to open in 2023, and I’ll certainly be booking a ticket to Tennessee for it.

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