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Wild Eagle construction image

Dollywood has released a set of construction images showing off progress on Wild Eagle, the park's new rollercoaster for he 2012 season.

The photographs show how the coaster will take advantage of Dollywood's mountainous landscape, as well as interact with the surrounding forest landscape. Wild Eagle is set to become the first Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider coaster to open in the US, and is designed to emulate the experience of soaring through the skies like a bald eagle.

Wild Eagle construction 1

Image © Dollywood

Wild Eagle construction 2

Image © Dollywood

Riders on Wild Eagle will be suspended on either side of the track in a "winged" formation, hitting a top speed of 61 miles per hour as they traverse its 3,127-feet-long course. Four inversions will be included in Wild Eagle's circuit, including a giant loop, a "zero-G" roll and a giant flat spin. The ride will hit its top speed at the foot of the first drop, which will stand at 135-feet-tall.

The full set of construction images can be seen on Dollywood's official Facebook page. For further details on Dollywood's latest addition, check out Theme Park Tourist's in-depth preview of Wild Eagle.

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