Dollywood has released two full video renderings of the circuit of Wild Eagle, the new rollercoaster that will open at the park in spring 2012.
The first video offers an overall view of Wild Eagle's course, while the second offers a complete "point-of-view" ride on the right-hand-side of one of its "winged" trains. Dollywood's new addition will be the first Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider coaster to open in the US, and the ride experience is designed to emulate the flight of a bald eagle through the skies.
All of the track pieces for Wild Eagle are now in place, with the ride's trains expected to arrive on-site at Dollywood soon. Barring any construction delays, the coaster is expected to open in time for the start of Dollywood's 2012 season.
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.
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