Calling All Heroes: Dollywood Unveils New Roller Coaster Ride

Kids riding roller coaster in the sunsetAre you ready to save the Smoky Mountains from a roaring fire? Dollywood is looking for future heros to experience their newest roller coaster. FireChaser Express, set to open in 2014, will be the first dual launch and dual direction family roller coaster in Tennessee.

On November 19, representatives for Dollywood, the Herschend Family Entertainment and Gerstlauer Amusement Rides came together for the unveiling of FireChaser Express’ exciting carts. With the low height requirement of 39-inches, this new Smoky Mountain roller coaster is sure to be one that family members of all ages will enjoy!

“I think it’s a wonderful things for young kids to be able to ride this ride with their families,” said Greg Ross, Dollywood Company President. “I think you all will agree with me that it’s just a wonderful thing (for families) to be able to ride and laugh and enjoy this ride together.”


The new FireChaser Express roller coaster is just the latest in a long line of innovating rides for the Pigeon Forge amusement park. In 2012 Dollywood introduced the Wild Eagle, Tennessee’s first winged rollercoaster, that went on to win the Best New Attraction award from the National Amusement Park Historical Association in 2012. More recently, Dollywood introduced River Rush earlier this year as Tennessee’s first hydropower coaster.

FireChaser Express is not the end of Dollywood’s exciting unveilings. In 2015 the Pigeon Forge amusement park plans to open the doors a $300 million DreamMore Resort. With a total of 300 rooms, this brand new Smoky Mountain resort will be the first of its kind to the area.

Want to learn more about the new and exciting things at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge? Visit My Smokies invites guests to check out our Smoky Mountains Attractions page. Here you will find tons of useful information on all the thrilling things to do in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. See you in the Smokies!

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About Mal Alder

Mal Alder is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she studied Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism and Electronic Media. Beyond writing, her interests include politics, new technology and anything involving the Smoky Mountains. When she's not at work she can be found at the dog park, a bookstore or a golf course, depending on the weather.