Dollywood releases full ride animation for Firechaser Express
Written by Robert Niles
Dollywood released today a full-ride computer animation video of its upcoming Firechaser Express family coaster.Tweet
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?
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