Drop Line Now Open At Dollywood

Drop Line Now Open At Dollywood

Every time we visit Dollywood, my daughter and husband love to check out the thrill rides. Amber, especially, loves the ones that get her heart pumping. So, I am thinking that she is going to love this. For all of you thrill seekers, Drop Line is now open at Dollywood.

Drop Line Now Open At Dollywood

Dolly Parton declared this season at Dollywood as “The Year of the Family,” thanks to the fantastic family fun which abounds throughout 2017. Park officials unveiled Drop Line, a 230-foot-tall free-fall experience, to media during a special sneak preview and the ride officially opened to guests on Saturday, May 6.

Drop Line lifts guests more than 20 stories above Dollywood’s Timber Canyon. As it ascends, the ride’s gondola slowly spins around the tower, providing guests with a bird’s eye view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Guests shouldn’t get too comfortable with the commanding vantage point they find more than 200 feet above the ground, however. In an instant, Drop Line descends back to the ground in a thrilling rush of excitement.

“Drop Line is the perfect new attraction for Dollywood,” said the park’s General Manager Gene Scherrer. “We have a number of unique rides, but this one is unlike anything else here. Our guests will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery as they rise up the tower, but once they get to the top, the anticipation of the drop will certainly create memories they’ll remember for quite some time,” he added with a laugh.

Dollywood also soon will open Whistle Punk Chaser, adjacent to Drop Line and the award-winning Thunderhead wooden coaster. Whistle Punk Chaser is a junior coaster which throws exciting twists and turns at Dollywood’s younger guests, helping prepare them for the day they can join their parents aboard the park’s larger rides.

The Year of the Family continues with several exciting events and festivals, including Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 26-June 4) and summer at Dollywood (June 17- Aug. 6). Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 29- Oct. 28), which this year features Great Pumpkin LumiNights, and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 4- Jan. 1) round out the year.

The Year of the Family continues at Dollywood’s Splash Country as well. The water park’s newest attraction, TailSpin Racer, opens along with the park on Saturday, May 13. TailSpin Racer is a six-lane, mat racer slide which certainly will see families and friends challenge each other to a wet and wild race to its splashdown finish.

For more information about Dollywood’s Year of the Family, visit www.dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. robin rue says

    I have always wanted to visit Dollywood. My family LOVES amusement parks!

  2. Talk about a thrill ride! I am kinda a wimp with rides that drop (eek!), but love those spinning ones a lot! Dollywood looks so amazing, especially with the family focus, and I ADORE Dolly Parton, so a win-win!

  3. I find as I get older I’m terrified to go on rides now haha. When I was younger I was fearless! I actually had never heard of Dollywood until this post – is that sad? We live in Australia but would be cool to try and check it out on one of our trips over!

  4. I’ve never been to Dollywood before. It sounds like a fun theme park to visit. Maybe one day I’ll get a chance to visit .

  5. This is my first time hearing of Dollywood but I am always on the hunt for new theme parks . I like the sound of whistle punk chaser x

  6. Kristina says

    I love amusement parks and fun and fast rides. They are so much fun and reminds me of my childhood.

  7. I love familytime in amusement parks, everyone has so much to do and have fun altogether

  8. I have NEVER been to Dollywood! I so would love the chance to go check it out. Now that they have a new ride, it’s definitely time to go visit!

  9. I have never been to Dollywood before! I heard it is super fun though and plan on going in the future! I also love rides!

  10. I love Dollywood! I haven’t been there since I was a kid, but I remember it being so much fun! This ride looks great too. I love drop rides, but can rarely find someone to ride with me.

  11. Ooh this sounds so fun! I didn’t even know this existed so I would love to go for the first time! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I haven’t been to Dollywood since I was a kid, but I remember parts of it very much. I’m sure it’s changed lots since then. I would love to go back on a family vacation.

  13. Elizabeth O. says

    I don’t think I’ve ever been to Dollywood! It sounds like a lot of fun and there’s so much to do with the kids! It’s definitely worth checking out.

  14. This is the kind of place you’ll want to go in the summer! I would love to spend the day with the kids here. There’s just so much to look forward to!

  15. Dollywood is always something I really have thought about and wanted to visit. I think it would be so much fun! I think it would be a fun trip for my husband and I!

  16. This is amazing! I have never heard of Dollywood before but I love these drop rides! They are so thrilling!

  17. I’ve actually never been to Dollywood, but have always heard such great things about the park. I’m not one for heart pounding rides, but I do love waterparks.

  18. I’m a proud ride chicken. I love going to amusement parks but I happily will skipping these crazy rides. Regardless, I really need to check out Dollywood. It looks like a fun place to go with the whole family.

  19. What a super cool ride! I really want to go to Dollywood, it looks so fun!

  20. ejnosillA/RedefiningHERstory says

    I used to live in Nashville and I never got a chance to go to Dollyworld… i have always wanted to go because i am a huge fan of Dolly and lovea ll of her movies! i am going to have to take a trip so i can finally get to visit Dollyworld!

  21. Wow, the picture at the top looks FUN! 🙂 I haven’t been to an amusement park in years! I think it would be great to go this summer with my family.

  22. We have been to Gatlinburg the past 2 winters for some skiing and tubing and were so bummed that Dollywood wasn’t open. We have to come back in the fall to try this ride and all the others.

  23. misty nelson dawn says

    I haven’t been in Dollywood but I want to go there If I have a chance going there was so much fun and I would love to try their cool rides.

  24. I’ve always wanted to visit Dollywood! It’s definitely on our travel bucket list with our children!

  25. We have never visited Dollywood yet. This place sounds fun and so exciting! I hope after my pregnancy we can go here too.

  26. I have always wanted to visit Dollywood. Everyone that I know that has gone has loved it.