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Postby Dollywoodlover20 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:19 pm

Any differences in the trunks? I thought they’d leave those off after the problems they caused.

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Postby dstephe9 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:27 pm

Pete said during an interview they would be coming back at some point.. he made it sound like they would be back last season but never actually said that. He just mentioned they would be back

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Postby Bobby2889 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:19 am

The trunks are like the hoods, the details are less 3D and more of a graphic.

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Postby Jdprince45 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:51 am

I was there at Thanksgiving and an employee told me they were putting something in the where the train makes its loop. I think this is just an old rumor reheated, but i was wondering with the expansion if anyone has heard anymore?

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Postby mpmbee » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:16 am

For anyone buying one day tickets for Dollywood on their website, I just got one day tickets for our trip in August for $51.50 each by using the promo code KROGER. That's a pretty good saving almost 20 dollars off each ticket.

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Postby Thunderhead01 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:50 pm

Honestly it wouldn’t surprise me if they started expanding up to the train loop but I don’t see it happening anytime soon that would be years from now and I wonder if they will ever build anything behind TT also I’ve seen the idea of a railroad expansion tossed around on other forms that would expand the train route also is there any announcement date set for the 2019 project

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Postby middle_keeny » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:01 pm

Thunderhead01 wrote:Honestly it wouldn’t surprise me if they started expanding up to the train loop but I don’t see it happening anytime soon that would be years from now and I wonder if they will ever build anything behind TT also I’ve seen the idea of a railroad expansion tossed around on other forms that would expand the train route also is there any announcement date set for the 2019 project


expanding in the train loop has been thrown around for years. Back when Adventure Mountain was built there was discussion of a path going up that way. IMHO there are two reason why it wont happen in the loop and the expansion went behind Thunderhead instead.

1. A highlight of the train ride is the upper loop and the Mountain views you get from up there. If they expand up there it would completely change the atmosphere of the train ride and I think a majority of the GP is against that.

2. There would be a lot of infrastructure that would have to be built up to the train loop. There are no bathrooms from MM to Blazing fury so a lot of plumbing would have to installed up the Mountain.

By the size of the land cleared behind thunderhead, it looks like they have a few years of projects in that spot. Just a random thought. but do any of you know why they haven't torn down the old restaurant next to Heartsong and expanded back that way. My kids think that would be a great spot for a coaster.

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Postby komasixx » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:47 pm

middle_keeny wrote:
Thunderhead01 wrote:Honestly it wouldn’t surprise me if they started expanding up to the train loop but I don’t see it happening anytime soon that would be years from now and I wonder if they will ever build anything behind TT also I’ve seen the idea of a railroad expansion tossed around on other forms that would expand the train route also is there any announcement date set for the 2019 project


expanding in the train loop has been thrown around for years. Back when Adventure Mountain was built there was discussion of a path going up that way. IMHO there are two reason why it wont happen in the loop and the expansion went behind Thunderhead instead.

1. A highlight of the train ride is the upper loop and the Mountain views you get from up there. If they expand up there it would completely change the atmosphere of the train ride and I think a majority of the GP is against that.

2. There would be a lot of infrastructure that would have to be built up to the train loop. There are no bathrooms from MM to Blazing fury so a lot of plumbing would have to installed up the Mountain.

By the size of the land cleared behind thunderhead, it looks like they have a few years of projects in that spot. Just a random thought. but do any of you know why they haven't torn down the old restaurant next to Heartsong and expanded back that way. My kids think that would be a great spot for a coaster.


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Postby dstephe9 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:12 pm

Plumbing is already between MM and blazing fury.. there are restaurants (plumbing is required for them), misters (meaning there is water) and other things that require water.

Yes, they would have to built infrastructure up to the train loop, they are doing that for the new area as well but saying there is no plumbing between MM and blazing fury is so off base haha

Oh and not to mention, the park themselves said they would be expanding towards the train loop before their 10 year project is up.. maybe not all the way up but towards. (They might consider this new area towards so who knows). The location of the new area will allow easier access on up the mountain.

Anyways, I was at the park today. No lines, only 15 minute wait for LR.. MM had a fairly long line on my way out but overall nice day. Everything else was fairly empty, empty boats on Daredevil, empty trains on fury and so on. No new hoods or trunks on LR and only running one train on LR, but it was a full train. BBQ is great this year! I love their sauces and even had to buy some of the apple butter BBQ sauce to bring home.. For about $16 (after gold pass discount) got a refill in our bottle and the three meat sampler! Great ribs, great pulled pork, and awesome smoked sausage.. all fresh tasting and looked cooked locally! We only got one plate and still couldn't finish it! Plenty of food because it also had sides..

Funny side note.. have the lady in the BBQ sauce stand ring up the pig toy.. it comes up and says "squeaky pig A$$" on the screen! I'm sure they will fix it, she said she just noticed it today when someone complained lol

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Postby TBpony414 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:05 am

Planning ahead for our DW trip the last week of July/first week of August: I was super excited to see that iLuminate was going to be at DW this year in place of the Bubble show (which was seriously awesome and we saw it twice!) However, it appears they will only be at DW for 2 weeks and there will be no show in that main show building after July 21. The only other show besides bluegrass music or some singers seems to be a painting guy on a back porch. Does anyone know if DW truly has nothing planned for the last few weeks of summer? That would be a big bummer, if so. Changing travel dates to be able to see the drum show or iLuminate is not a possibility, unfortunately and the shows at Dollywood are a big draw!

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