Riding the FireChaser Express

Thanks for letting everyone see an inside look at this ride. I plan on going to Dollywood for the first time in April. I am sure my kids will love it.

Jake Old

VIP and media waiting for the beginning of the grand unveiling of the FireChaser Express roller coaster. Jake Old/JakeOld.com
VIP and media wait for the unveiling of the FireChaser Express roller coaster.

In advance of the 2014 season opening, Dollywood invited local media to try out the newest roller coaster at the theme park, the FireChaser Express.

The ride is a firefighting-theme, dual-launching roller coaster that carries riders both forward and backwards. It was originally announced on Aug. 21, 2013, along with the announcement of the Dollywood DreamMore resort, which is slated for completion next summer.

In addition to simply riding the ride, Dollywood also offered the option of riding the roller coaster with a gopro camera mounted to the front of the ride to capture the user’s experience on video.

I was the lucky one drafted at my office to attend the media event. My PR contact at Dollywood told me to be at the park at 10:30 a.m. Apparently another media member was scheduled at…

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