Excitement is continuing to build as a new $20 million roller coaster is scheduled to open next month at Dollywood.
The new coaster, Wild Eagle will be a steel wing design with cantilevered seats that are four across in trains that hold 28 people
The track is said to be more than 3,000 feet long and will reach a speed 61-miles-per-hour during the two minute and 22 second ride.
Pigeon Forge city leaders said they believe the number of visitors to the theme park could increase by up to 11% this year due to the ride.
The new ride is scheduled to open on Saturday, March 24.
Read more at Dollywood2012.com.
Sept. 8, 2011: Dollywood adding $20 million coaster for 2012