Blazing Fury is themed around the story of an old mountain town set on fire by a group of vigilantes. Riders on the coaster pass scenes of the town's residents trying to extinguish the flames - before crossing a collapsing bridge, nearly getting run-over by a steam train, and wrecking into a dynamite storage shack. In the ride's finale the coaster trains are sent hurtling over a drop into a pool of water.
Over the years many of the ride's props and theme elements have been removed, somewhat obscuring the storyline.
In 2008 a rumor arose stating that Blazing Fury was planned to be closed and demolished. This rumor has since been confirmed to be false. Dollywood has confirmed "Blazing Fury is a cult classic that is not going anywhere, anytime soon!"