Hey, let me ask you something.. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore an underground mine full of twists, turns, and surprises? Then you can’t skip the Mystery Mine attraction at Dollywood!. This steel coaster ride includes 2 drops, an 85 foot drop & 95 degree drop, 2 complete inversions and maximum speeds of 45 mph with max 4 times G Force!.

Dollywood's Mystery Mine

comparison of the Mystery Mine to other Dollywood coasters

Lightning Rod48”73
Tennessee Tornado48”70
Wild Eagle50”60
Big Bear Mountain39”48
Mystery Mine4845
FireChaser Express39”35
Blazing Fury42”22
Whistle Punk Chaser36”16

What’s it like to Ride Dollywood’s Mystery Mine? (Review)

You will definitely see the Mystery Mine ride building as you walk, towering over Timber Canyon. This ride has an amazing queue and excellent story behind it with lots of details in the queue and ride itself. If you pay attention, you will see all the details and how it all goes together. Starting with the vulture outside the ride, before you even enter the queue. It tells stories and warns you of the dangers inside the mine.

As you board the mine car, You will be seated 4 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per train. There are 7 trains with a single car. After you board, buckle up with an over the shoulder restraint and everyone gets checked for safety, you are off on this mining adventure!. You will notice the attention to detail in the ride’s theming, even before it starts. The dark tunnels, creepy sounds, and realistic props take you into a mining expedition gone wrong. It’s an immersive experience that sets Mystery Mine apart from the other coasters at Dollywood.

As the ride starts, there is a mini drop. You slowly drop into the mine and it gets dark for a little bit, but the anticipation builds! ( this coaster has dark ride portions that are inside, and some are outside. ) The mine car will stop for a few seconds and then you begin the climb up,  as it takes you outside. You drop and go through twists and turns before you head back inside the mine, but it’s not over yet!.

Without giving too much away, I can tell you to prepare for drops, sudden changes in direction, spirals, inversions, fire and even a thrilling 95 degree vertical drop! As you drop, it feels like your stomach is left behind. Its a great, fun indoor, outdoor roller coaster and my kiddo and I enjoyed it very much.

What is Mystery Mine based on at Dollywood?

The Mystery Mine ride is themed after traditional mine superstitions, each lift and drop in the ride is related to one of these bad omens. There are 3 great superstitions related to mines; Never take your boots off in a mine because It’s bad luck, Don’t whistle in a mine because this can bring danger and Birds in a mine are bad luck. You can find these through the ride like vultures and ravens, a canary dropping dead in its cage, and even the boots hanging.

How Big is the Drop On The Mystery Mine at Dollywood?

This steel coaster at Dollywood has an incredible 85 foot drop and a 95 degree drop!. 

Does Mystery Mine Go Upside Down?

Yes, Mystery Mines has 2 complete inversions.

How Long is Mystery Mine at Dollywood?

The Mystery Mine ride takes about almost 3 minutes. Track length is 1811 Ft.

How Fast Does Dollywood’s Mystery Mine Go?

Mystery Mine is a unique roller coaster because it combines the excitement and thrills of high speeds with great storytelling. This ride accelerates to a top speed of approximately 45 miles per hour.

How Intense is the Mystery Mine Roller Coaster at Dollywood?

Mystery Mine can get intense. This steel coaster ride includes an 85 foot drop, 2 complete inversions, 95 degree drop, extreme banking and maximum speeds of 60 miles per hour!.

One measure of intensity is the force exerted on riders during the ride. And the Mystery Mine doesn’t hold back! This thrilling coaster can generate a maximum of 4 times the force of gravity, also known as 4 Gs. That means when you’re experiencing the most intense moments of the ride, you’ll feel a force four times stronger than what you normally feel standing on the ground.

This roller coaster is great for thrill seekers and those who want to push themselves and try something new. Teenagers and older kiddos would also probably love this ride. I wouldn’t recommend for the younger kids since it goes fast, it goes upside down and it can get a little bumpy on the head.

What are the Requirements to Ride Dollywood’s Mystery Mine?

Height Requirement:

This coaster does have height restrictions. The minimum height requirement for the Mystery Mine coaster is 48 inches. This is because the ride has high speeds and intense movements, and riders must be tall enough to safely secure the restraints. No maximum height restriction.

Personal Belongings:

Loose articles such as hats, sunglasses, and phones are not allowed on the Mystery Mine due to safety reasons. They could fly off during the ride and become a danger to other riders. All of the rides that don’t allow loose articles have cubbies where you can store them safely until you get back.

Health Conditions :

Pregnant Mamas and riders with certain health conditions such as heart problems, neck or back issues, or motion sickness may want to skip this coaster. This is because the Mystery Mine has intense movements and high speeds, which could worsen pre existing conditions.

Age Restrictions :

There are no specific age restrictions for the Mystery Mine  but I don’t recommend taking the little ones on this ride.

The Mystery Mine is a fun, exciting roller coaster with a great story behind it. The details on the queue and ride itself are amazing. This coaster is great to go on with a teenager or bigger kid, I would not recommend taking the younger kiddos on it.  Any thrill seeker will love this one, you should not skip it!. Enjoy, scream & laugh, have fun!.

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