When many folks think of theme park attractions, images of looping roller coasters and wild spinning rides often come to mind. While Dollywood certainly has its fair share of thrilling rides, the park is also home to several great attractions that are perfect for family members of all ages! So bring the kids and grandparents along to the park to check out these 3 awesome rides at Dollywood that are fun for all age groups:
1. Dollywood Express
Get ready to enjoy a fascinating trip back in time aboard an authentic 110 ton coal-fired steam engine on the Dollywood Express! This scenic excursion takes guests on a 20 minute journey through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains where you can enjoy some of the best scenery in the country. Listen to the engineer sound the whistle as the train rounds the bend at the top of the mountain and begins its descent back into the park. The Dollywood Express is one of the park’s “must-do” attractions and is great for guests ages 2 to 102!
2. FireChaser Express
Parents and children love riding together on Dollywood’s FireChaser Express, the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster! Everyone is a hero on this ride. Riders will be blasted both forward and backward on a coaster that tests your bravery and will have you screaming for more. Get ready to become a family of brave souls as you race to put out the big blaze!
3. Rockin’ Roadway
Pigeon Forge is known for its popular car shows such as the Pigeon Forge Rod Run and Shades of the Past Car Show. However, if you have ever wanted to take the wheel of a hot rod of your own, step into the driver’s seat of the Rockin’ Roadway! Children over 42 inches can drive their own Corvette, Thunderbird or Cadillac along a scenic route on a 1950s themed country road. If you have kids under 42 inches tall there is no need to worry as they simply need to be accompanied by an adult at least 16 years old! Strap on your seatbelt and put the pedal to the metal for one of the best rides at Dollywood for families!
Where to Stay
Make the most of your vacation to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge by staying in the beautiful cabins at Eagles Ridge! Our cabins are just a short drive from the park and have everything you need for a wonderful getaway, including fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, game rooms, scenic views and more! Come find out for yourself why guests traveling to the Smoky Mountains love to stay at Eagles Ridge in Pigeon Forge!
Check out all of our Pigeon Forge cabins today to plan your getaway to Dollywood! We look forward to seeing you soon at Eagles Ridge!