Dollywood unveils new family roller coaster

Dollywood unveils new family roller coaster

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Thursday some people got a sneak preview of the newest roller coaster to debut at Dollywood. Thursday some people got a sneak preview of the newest roller coaster to debut at Dollywood.
For nearly two and a half minutes, you wind around, climb and drop, and then what makes this ride unique: reverse. For nearly two and a half minutes, you wind around, climb and drop, and then what makes this ride unique: reverse.

By WHITNEY GOOD
6 News Reporter

PIGEON FORGE (WATE) - Dollywood's season opening is right around the corner and Thursday some people got a sneak preview of the newest roller coaster to debut at the theme park.

It is called the Fire Chaser Express, and it promises a good time.

"It has a neat little surprise in there. It's got fireworks and everything. I guess I shouldn't give it away!" said Clint Novak.

For nearly two and a half minutes, you wind around, climb and drop, and then what makes this ride unique: reverse.

"It is a little more scary than it appears to be. I thought oh there's not drops you know, but once you're on it and the little lap bar is down it's pretty wild," said Miranda Motley.

Dollywood says this roller coaster is made for the whole family, and many of the riders agree.

"Everybody from grandma down to the kids can all go on it together," said Novak.

"Perfect for the little ones. Enough thrill for the older adults that don't really like the bigger rides," said Amy Cosella from Chicago.

"It's exciting! Yeah it's really exciting. I really feel special," said Motley.

The regular Dollywood season opening is Saturday. Opening day for season pass holders is Friday.

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