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How Many Times Should You Say Chugga Before Choo Choo on the Dollywood Express?

A new debate has taken the internet by storm: How many times should you say “chugga” before “choo choo”? A Reddit user recently posted the question, and soon thousands of comments came in with other Reddit users expressing their answers. At Visit My Smokies, we have a question of our own for visitors: How many times should you say “chugga” before “choo choo” on the Dollywood Express?

Chugga Choo Choo Debate

Dollywood Express trainWhat started as an innocent question on the subreddit, “Too Afraid to Ask,” has turned into one of the greatest debates of our time. Reddit users have been debating back and forth how many “chuggas” you’re supposed to say before “choo choo.” There were a variety of answers posted, ranging from 8 to “It depends on if the train is going uphill or not.” Many use the Batman theme song as a guide. Some even began to debate which of the chuggas you put emphasis on, with the consensus being the first and fifth chugga.

How Many Times Should You Say Chugga Before Choo Choo on the Dollywood Express?

This debate sparked a question of our own: How many chuggas are there before choo choo on the Dollywood Express train? The Dollywood Express takes visitors on a breathtaking 5-mile journey through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. This relaxing ride is perfect for families and gives kids the opportunity to scream out their own chuggas and choo choos as the train chugs along the railroad. Next time you ride the Dollywood Express, count how many chuggas come before choo choo and let us know what you think!

About the Dollywood Express

One of the Dollywood trains pulling into the station.The Dollywood Express is an authentic 110-ton coal-fired steam engine that takes you on a 20-minute ride through the Smoky Mountains. Along your journey, you’ll get to enjoy gorgeous scenery and some of the most beautiful views. This ride offers the chance for visitors to travel back in time to when travel in and out of Pigeon Forge relied on trains like the Dollywood Express. It’s one of the most popular rides at the Dollywood theme park! Click here to learn more about the history of the Dollywood trains.

More Things to Do at Dollywood

Dollywood is home to more than 40 world-class rides, high-energy entertainment, and award-winning dining. When you visit to ride the Dollywood Express, be sure to spend some time exploring all the other wonderful things to do in the park. Here are just a few of the best:

Wild Eagle – The Wild Eagle is America’s first wing coaster that allows riders to feel like they’re soaring high above the Smoky Mountains.

Tennessee Mountain Home – Want to see where Dolly Parton grew up? Take a tour of the two-room replica of her childhood home.

dollywood firechaser express rideFireChaser Express – This ride is the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster that blasts riders forward and backward for an exciting thrill.

Wildwood Grove – New as of May 2019, Wildwood Grove is the place where families can let their imaginations run wild. Enjoy family-friendly rides, entertainment, and experiences.

The Grist Mill – Before you leave, be sure to visit The Grist Mill and try some of their world-famous cinnamon bread. You can watch as the bread and other treats are made right before your eyes!

Get Your Dollywood Tickets Today

Start planning your visit to Dollywood to ride the Dollywood Express! For free changes and free cancellation up to a certain date, buy your tickets through us at Visit My Smokies.