After 32 years of operation, the Mountain Slidewinder at Dollywood is now closed and will not be operating anymore. Screamscape states: Now as you can see below this frees up a lot of land with varying terrain. Perhaps we could see a major new coaster coming soon. I'm a bit bummed about slidewinder closing it was a very fun ride, but seeing as how it never operated for the whole season and how much it frees up for future expansion, I can see why the decision was made. At least they still have their log flume as well!