Dollywood releases full ride animation for Firechaser Express
Published: October 9, 2013 at 10:14 AM
If the ride ends up looking anything like the animation, this might be the most impressively decorated family coaster in the country — and that includes competition such as Disney's Barnstormer and Universal's Flight of the Hippogriff.
Maybe the volunteer fire-fighters' job would be easier if there weren't a gas station selling fireworks in the middle of the forest. Just sayin'…
Firechaser Express's launch stats won't frighten anyone — zero-to-16mph in 1.1 second forward and zero-to-20mph in two seconds backward — but that's the point. This is a family coaster, and Dollywood appears to be providing riders plenty of other entertainment on the ride, including Dollywood's iconic lush mountain terrain and a nice little special effects interlude. Hey, it's not a theme park ride unless something goes terribly wrong, correct?
Firechaser Express opens next spring. What do you think?