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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Dollywoodlover20 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:13 pm

Save Lightning Rod for last, it's the most intense Dollywood has. Not sure if it would do anything to you being loops are what effect you, but I've went from Lightning Rod to TT and TT seems like weak. So last time I went I skipped LR first so I could experience TT's intensity without my body expecting LR's level.

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:32 pm

Dollywoodlover20 wrote:Save Lightning Rod for any time you can get on it, it's the least reliable Dollywood has.


Fixed That For You.

Honestly, LR is amazing. . . But ride it as soon as you see it up and running. No need to save it for last.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby LukeFlynn » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:50 pm

DoinItForTheFame wrote:
Dollywoodlover20 wrote:Save Lightning Rod for any time you can get on it, it's the least reliable Dollywood has.


Fixed That For You.

Honestly, LR is amazing. . . But ride it as soon as you see it up and running. No need to save it for last.


It's been fairly consistent for the past month, so I think it's a fair bet to save it for last.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:57 pm

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:32 pm

LukeFlynn wrote:
DoinItForTheFame wrote:
Dollywoodlover20 wrote:Save Lightning Rod for any time you can get on it, it's the least reliable Dollywood has.


Fixed That For You.

Honestly, LR is amazing. . . But ride it as soon as you see it up and running. No need to save it for last.


It's been fairly consistent for the past month, so I think it's a fair bet to save it for last.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Cj1990 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:13 pm

How are the crowds end of September? I plan to go September 24th. Its my only day to go and I really hope to experience Lightning Rod.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Keetz » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:12 am

Cj1990 wrote:How are the crowds end of September? I plan to go September 24th. Its my only day to go and I really hope to experience Lightning Rod.


I went to the park last year mid September on a Saturday and a Sunday. The Sunday was significantly less crowded than the Saturday. Between both days I was able to get 9 rides on LR and multiple rides on everything else. If I were to guess longest wait times you would experience I might say 45 mins for LR, 30 40 mins for Firechaser, 15 minutes for Mystery Mine, and 10 minutes for everything else. Download the Dollywood app this weekend and you should get a good idea of crowds and lines. Unless there is a crazy event I don't know about, I would say go for it and have fun!
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Cj1990 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:05 pm

Keetz wrote:
Cj1990 wrote:How are the crowds end of September? I plan to go September 24th. Its my only day to go and I really hope to experience Lightning Rod.


I went to the park last year mid September on a Saturday and a Sunday. The Sunday was significantly less crowded than the Saturday. Between both days I was able to get 9 rides on LR and multiple rides on everything else. If I were to guess longest wait times you would experience I might say 45 mins for LR, 30 40 mins for Firechaser, 15 minutes for Mystery Mine, and 10 minutes for everything else. Download the Dollywood app this weekend and you should get a good idea of crowds and lines. Unless there is a crazy event I don't know about, I would say go for it and have fun!


Awesome advice! Downloaded the app and looked. There’s no waits for anything expect LR lol. It seems like today was the day to be there! I’m going to go for sure and I may go ahead and purchase the TimeSaver Unlimited pass. For the $45 I’d have no waits all day and can ride as much as I want. Last time I was there Mystery Mine was still new so I don’t get down there often enough. Also seems like LR has been doing ok as of lately!

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby middle_keeny » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:36 pm

Cj1990 wrote:
Awesome advice! Downloaded the app and looked. There’s no waits for anything expect LR lol. It seems like today was the day to be there! I’m going to go for sure and I may go ahead and purchase the TimeSaver Unlimited pass. For the $45 I’d have no waits all day and can ride as much as I want. Last time I was there Mystery Mine was still new so I don’t get down there often enough. Also seems like LR has been doing ok as of lately!


Keep in mind that last weekend was an exception. It was the weekend of Rod Run in Pigeon Forge so the hotels are twice as much and it takes 2 hours to drive anywhere. A lot of people who would typically go to Dollywood on a weekend avoids that weekend.

I personally wouldn't pay for a Timesaver in the Fall. The park may be crowded but most are there for the shows. Lines should be no more than 30 minutes. Fall break in TN typically is the week after Columbus Day so next weekend shouldn't be that bad.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby LukeFlynn » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:33 pm

Can confirm that from here until around the second week of November DW will be pretty low in terms of attendance.
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