Thursday, October 18, 2012

It’s Like Flying on the Wings of an Eagle

Earlier this year I rode my very first winged rollercoaster. This shouldn’t seem too strange since the first one debuted in the U.S. in March of this year at Dollywood of all places. For those of you that don’t know, Dollywood is a theme park in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. It’s a weird place that mixes shows, crafty things, pretty sweet rides and of course Dolly Parton music blasting from the speakers. All in all it’s pretty incredible. Their winged coaster is The Wild Eagle. The thing that is really awesome about it is that it’s built on a large hill full of trees. They kept as many trees as possible when building the track so it really does feel like you’re flying over the trees. Also, it really helps that the seats are on the sides of the track so there is nothing above or below you. I highly recommend it.

Did I mention how comfy the seats are? They have this rubberish harness that keeps you all nice and snug in your seat without being uncomfortable.

The amazing view from the coaster.

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