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$20 million roller coaster to open next month at Dollywood

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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. -

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.

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