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Wild Eagle
DW Wild Eagle
General
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Park Dollywood
Location Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Status Operating
Operated
Operated
Opened March 24, 2012
Opening
Cost $20,000,000
Height restriction
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Builder
Designer
Type Steel
Type
Model Wing Coaster
Riders per train 28
Riders per hour
Lift/launch system
Height 210 feet
Drop 135 feet
Top speed 61 mph
Length 3,127 feet
Dimensions
Duration 2:22
Inversions 4
Steepest drop
Maximum g-force



Wild Eagle is a Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It opened as the first of its kind in the United States.

History

  • In March 2011, plans for "Dollywood Attraction 2012" were submitted to the Pigeon Forge Planning Commission. The plans indicated the need to relocate three buildings before the construction of a 2012 attraction could begin. The plans were approved immediately.
  • In May 2011, prepatory ground work started to take place. It was stated that the attraction would be the first of its kind in the United States and that one element should set a world record.
  • In June 2011, the slogan for the attraction was revealed to be "The Sky Is Not The Limit" as blue Bolliger & Mabillard track began appearing at the park. A preview website for the ride was launched shortly after at http://www.dollywood2012.com.
  • Wild Eagle was officially announced at the Boomsday festival in Knoxville, Tennessee on September 4, 2011. Dolly Parton's announcement of the ride's name was followed by fireworks and laser images of an animated flying eagle. Costing 20 Million Dollars, Wild Eagle will be the biggest investment in the park's history. *The ride officially opened on March 24, 2012.

Design

Elements

Vertical LoopZero-G RollImmelmannCorkscrew

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