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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:27 am

The only thing that would worry me is the fact Silver Dollar City removed a very similar attraction. From a weather standpoint, it's not a shock it'd only run from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That's what a lot of parks do with their water rides.
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Postby TurnMeUpsideDown » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:23 pm

Another valid reasoning to removing Mountain Slidewinder is the fact that it is not ADA friendly.
All other rides at Dollywood are ADA friendly.

I have a feeling that Barnstormer's days are numbered as well due to low ridership.

If you look at where Mountain Slidewinder is located and they removed this ride, this frees up a lot of real estate.
Maybe they could keep Barnstormer and the popularity of this ride can change with a new ride in that location.

I have a feeling this area will be addressed after phase 2 of Wildwood Grove.

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Postby A.J. » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:36 am

TurnMeUpsideDown wrote:Maybe they could keep Barnstormer and the popularity of this ride can change with a new ride in that location.

Yeah, I'm not sure Barnstormer's relative lack of popularity is the ride's fault - Owens Farm and that pathway near it are kind of tucked away.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:29 am

Unless you look at the map, it's pretty easy to miss Daredevil Falls too and the whole Owen Farm area.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:43 am

TurnMeUpsideDown wrote:Another valid reasoning to removing Mountain Slidewinder is the fact that it is not ADA friendly.


I'd hope not. Would really suck to loose a ride due to ADA. But it wouldn't be the 1st time ADA has made things worse.

The goal was to increase access for some not remove access for all.
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Postby cec311 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:33 pm

I'm be in the park this weekend for the opening of Smokey Mountain Christmas. I'll walk up and see if I can see any work on Slidewinder.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:14 pm

Along with the oddity of pulling passes off the site last week, they are back with a big jump up on the Gold pass.

DW Regular $104.00 -> $114
Super Regular $154.00 -> $164
Super Gold $214.00 -> $239

$10 more for the regular passes is OK, but $25 increase for gold?
Gold pass is now $75 more than regular pass. For 2016 the gold pass was only $40 more (and Super Gold was only $175, a $64 increase in 3 years).

I'm really going to have to reconsider passes now.
Some changes and the low sale price ($56, I wouldn't pay $200 for them) lead to me getting Six Flags passes.
While I much prefer DW the prices are just getting rough.

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:28 pm

SDC also had a $10 jump in both tiers of passes for next year. I'm still going to pay the extra $50 for all of us to go next year, and it's still going to be worth it. Those parks are incredible all year long.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:29 pm

Look at the massive addition they are building though.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:41 pm

^ This. It's not like they raised the prices without adding something. I think the jump is definitely warranted and still worth it if you're visiting more than once.
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