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Wild Eagle at Dollywood

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Wilderness Pass

Roller coaster

Opening Date:
Mar 24, 2012

210 feet

3127 feet

Maximum speed:
60 mph

Minimum height:
50 inches

Wild Eagle was be the first Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider coaster to open in the US, in March 2012. Riders are suspended on either side of the track in a "winged" formation, hitting a top speed of 61 miles per hour as they soar through its 3,127-feet-long course.

Four inversions are included in Wild Eagle's circuit, including a giant loop, a "zero-G" roll and a giant flat spin. The ride hits its top speed at the foot of the first drop, which will stand at 135-feet-tall, and is designed to recreate the experience of soaring through the skies like a bald eagle.

More information about Wild Eagle:

Monday, December 12, 2011 19:29

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 02:19

In 2011, the wings of thrill will carry you away on Dollywood's Wild Eagle. What can you expect of the first Wing Rider coaster in America?

Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures

We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Wild Eagle. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.

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Reviews of Wild Eagle:

Fly Like an Eagle
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Friday, September 06, 2013 04:28

Wild Eagle is the first wing coaster to open in the United States. The trip up the mountain is quick and steep there really isn’t much time to look around and admire the beautiful view. What does it feel like to be sitting out on the wings instead of over of under the track? For the experienced roller coaster enthusiasts, I’d say 2/3 of the ride feels like a typical roller coaster but a few of the transitions between elements and twisty inversions felt really cool and you could tell you were further away from the center of gravity. I did feel a slight “bounciness” in the outer seats towards the end of the ride in the helixes, not an uncomfortable feeling, actually pretty cool and unique!

As an engineer, another aspect of the ride I found to be pretty cool was the fact that you’re riding right next to the wheels and can clearly see the underside of the vehicles. You can watch the anti-roll backs bounce off the teeth all the way up the lift.

Overall, Wild Eagle is a fun ride and the signature attraction at Dollywood.

Tip: Lean forward in your seat going up the lift to help prevent the shoulder harness from tightening up.


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