If you are planning on visiting Dollywood during your stay at the Oak Tree Lodge, be sure to check out their exciting line-up of thrill rides including several incredible roller coasters! If you don’t have the stomach for the rides, there is no need to worry as the park is filled with fantastic shows and other attractions! However, for those looking for the ultimate in adventure, here are the top 4 thrilling Dollywood roller coasters to experience on your vacation:
1. Wild Eagle
Prepare to soar through the sky like an eagle on Dollywood’s Wild Eagle wing coaster! This unique steel roller coaster places riders on the outside of the track as you swoop through loops, corkscrews and other incredible inversions! You can’t miss the entrance to this ride as a massive eagle sculpture beckons park guests into the coaster station. Try out a front seat ride for the best views or sit in the back to feel the whipping sensation as you coast down the first drop!
If you want to enjoy an out-of-control experience on a traditional wooden roller coaster, head on over to Thunderhead! This highly rated coaster has been providing park guests with wild rides since 2004 and remains one of the most popular attractions in the park! One of the interesting aspects of Thunderhead is the station “fly-through”, where the coaster train actually flies through the loading area at speeds reaching 40 miles per hour.
3. Mystery Mine
Dollywood’s Mystery Mine is a unique hybrid of a roller coaster and a dark ride where parts of the coaster are experienced both inside and outside! Begin your journey by walking past a spooky animated raven who welcomes you into an abandoned mine shaft. After boarding the ride vehicle, get ready for two vertical chain lift hills, dizzying loops and lots of fantastic special effects! We’re keeping the rest of the ride a secret – it’s a mystery after all!
4. Lightning Rod
The newest kid on the block is the Lightning Rod, Dollywood’s record breaking wooden roller coaster that opened in 2016. This phenomenal ride begins with a launch up the mountain before racing down the other side at 73 miles per hour! The coaster train travels faster than a bolt of lightning through dips, curves and turns before experiencing a quadruple-down element on its way back to the station. If that doesn’t take your breath away, then nothing will!
Where to Stay
If you are looking for the perfect accommodations near Dollywood, stay with us at the Oak Tree Lodge! Our affordable hotel is just minutes from the park and offers beautiful rooms among the stunning scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Hotel guests enjoy such fabulous amenities as an indoor and outdoor pool, free daily breakfast and complimentary wireless Internet. Come see for yourself why guests love staying at our hotel for their vacation to Pigeon Forge!
Check out all of our hotel rooms in Pigeon Forge today to plan your trip to the Smoky Mountains and to experience the top Dollywood roller coasters. We hope to see you soon at the Oak Tree Lodge!