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Video: Dollywood releases full-ride animation for FireChaser Express roller coaster

FireChaser Express

Dollywood has released a stunning new animated video showing off the full ride experience for the FireChaser Express roller coaster, which will open in 2014.

The Gerstlauer-manufactured roller coaster will feature two launch sections - one forwards, and one backwards. Boasting a 2,427-foot circuit, it will stand at 79 feet tall and will hit a top speed of 34.5 miles per hour. The first launch section on the mine train-style coaster will see riders fired from 0 to 16 miles per hour in 1.1 seconds, while the second will take them up to 20 miles per hour in 2 seconds. There will be six "airtime" hills, two helices and a "trick track" section in a ride that is squarely aimed at families.

Here's the video:

The theme for the new coaster will be based around a major fire, with riders playing the role of "heroes" who have answered the call. Dollywood claims that guests as young as 4 years old will be able to experience the ride, billed as "the nation's first dual launch family coaster".

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