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Top 10 Rides at Dollywood Theme Park You Have to Try

The award-winning theme park at Dollywood is full of exciting things to do for the whole family. You can go shopping, dine on delicious food and, of course, go on rides. There are so many incredible rides at Dollywood that you’ll want to try them all! In case you don’t have enough time to go on all of them, we’ve come up with the top 10 rides at the Dollywood theme park that you have to try.

1. FireChaser Express

The FireChaser Express is the best coaster for families! This is the first dual-launch family coaster in the nation. This ride at the Dollywood theme park will put your courage to the test and leave you screaming for more as you’re sent flying both forward and backward!

One of the Dollywood trains pulling into the station.2. Dollywood Express

For a calmer ride, try the Dollywood Express. This 110-ton coal-fired steam engine will take you on a 5-mile journey through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, offering breathtaking views. It’s a great way for families to just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

3. Wild Eagle

Wild Eagle is one of the most popular rides at Dollywood. What makes this ride so unique is that the seats are on either side of the track, meaning there is nothing but air below and above the riders! It’s America’s first wing coaster and takes you soaring high above the Smokies. You’ll have the opportunity to take in gorgeous views of the park and the mountains from the highest point of the ride before dropping and racing around the track.

4. Lightning Rod

Lightning Rod is another thrilling ride at Dollywood. You’ll be launched from 0 to 45 miles per hour more than 20 stories, where you’ll experience a moment of airtime before taking a daring drop. You’ll hit a top speed of 73 miles per hour, which is the fastest speed for a wood coaster in the world!

5. Lemon Twist

For a more family-friendly ride, try Lemon Twist! You’ll spin yourselves around and around in a lemon cup as you circle a giant pitcher in the center of the ride. The smiles won’t leave your little ones’ faces on this exciting adventure.

6. Tennessee Tornado

tennessee tornado rideThis fast-paced coaster will make you feel like a tornado has hit Tennessee! Tennessee Tornado is a triple spiral-looping coaster that people say is a force of nature all its own. During this thrilling ride, you’ll feel like you’ve landed inside a funnel cloud as you race down a 128-foot drop through an actual mountain at speeds close to 70 miles per hour! It’s a rush of excitement you’ve never felt before.

7. Dizzy Disk

You’re sure to be feeling a little dizzy after this ride. On Dollywood’s Dizzy Disk, you’ll settle into a seat that’s facing outward before the adventure begins. The ride glides back and forth while spinning in circles at the same time! It’s a fun way to take in all the sights around you.

8. Barnstormer

Make sure you’re up for a daring ride! Barnstormer gives its riders the opportunity to experience the same feeling that stunt pilots in the 1920s might have felt! Seated back to back, you’ll travel higher and higher into the air on each swing of the ride. You’ll reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour and as high as 81 feet in the air!

9. Blazing Fury

On this roller coaster, you must must try to outrace an out-of-control fire that is just minutes away from engulfing the town! Blazing Fury is an indoor roller coaster that travels at top speeds around hills and curves as the riders try to escape the burning flames.

girl riding carousel at dollywood10. Village Carousel

End your time at Dollywood with a relaxing ride on the Village Carousel! Kids love having the opportunity to climb upon their favorite animal and ride on the classic carousel. There are more than 60 painted animals to choose from. The most popular is the lead horse named Dolly because of its flowing blonde mane. Parents can wave from beside the ride, or join in on the fun and ride along with their kids!

Make sure you try at least a few of these exciting rides when you visit the Dollywood theme park! Find out all you need to know about Dollywood ticket prices, and start planning your adventure.