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Top 4 Things to Know About the New Big Bear Mountain Coaster at Dollywood

Dollywood has recently opened Big Bear Mountain, the longest roller coaster in the park’s history! This family friendly ride is situated in the Wildwood Grove section of the park and takes you on an unforgettable expedition in search of the Big Bear, the most storied and elusive resident of the Grove! Here are the top 4 things to know about the new Big Bear Mountain coaster at Dollywood:

1. What to Expect

Palace Theater at DollywoodThe Big Bear Mountain Coaster at Dollywood is a massive new ride that features 3,990 feet of track, creating a nearly two minute ride experience as you circle around Wildwood Grove! This attraction also features on-board audio, a first of its kind at Dollywood, where you’ll hear music and announcements! While the coaster offers plenty of thrills and reaches speeds of 48 miles per hour, it is considered a family friendly experience that is fun for all ages! The minimum height requirement is just 39 inches, so bring the kids along for an action packed adventure!

2. Theme of the Ride

One of the things that makes the roller coasters at Dollywood so fun is that they all feature a unique theme, and the Big Bear Mountain coaster continues that exciting trend! You’ll join Ned Oakley, Wildwood Grove’s resident wilderness explorer, on an expedition that departs from the Adventure Outpost Base Camp! This is where you’ll join Ned in his specially-outfitted, four-wheel drive SUVS for the ride of your life in search of the Grove’s famous Big Bear!

3. Expands the Wildwood Grove Section of the Park

Wildwood Grove section of DollywoodThe Big Bear Mountain coaster makes the largest expansion in Dollywood’s history, Wildwood Grove, even bigger! The coaster joins the 11 other attractions in the Grove and continues the story of this enchanting hidden land! Some of the other rides that you can experience in Wildwood Grove include the Dragonflier suspended coaster, Black Bear Trail, Great Tree Swing, Mad Mockingbird and the Treetop Tower!

4. Admission Tickets to Ride the Coaster

There are a variety of tickets and passes at Dollywood theme park, including single day tickets, 2 day tickets, 3 day tickets, group tickets, season passes and more! Your admission includes everything that the park has to offer, including the new Big Bear Mountain coaster! You’ll also have access to Dollywood’s award winning shows, unique specialty shops, and tempting restaurants, not to mention all of the other roller coasters and thrill rides throughout the park!

Where to Stay

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Check out all of our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals today to stay near Dollywood and be one of the first guests to experience the all new Big Bear Mountain coaster! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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