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USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby robbalvey » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:38 pm

Part 1 - Pigeon Forge and Dollywood
Part 2 - Kentucky Kingdom
Part 3 - Kings Island
Part 4 - Cedar Point
Part 5 - Kennywood
Part 7 - Knoebels
Part 8 - Dorney Park
Part 10 - Six Flags Great Adventure
Part 11 - New York City & Scott's Pizza Tour


So we've set off on another trip. Not sure why, probably because we are insane, but we're traveling around the USA doing random stuff. I'll post a few things here and there but not sure if I'll have time for a full-blown trip report while we are on the trip. We are live tweeting every day so to follow along, click: https://twitter.com/ThemeParkReview

Our first stop will be Pigeon Forge & Dollywood...

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Our first stop in #PigeonForge? Goats on the Roof Alpine Coaster!

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The "Goats on the Roof" alpine coaster was awesome! One of the best I've ridden!

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And yes, there are actually "Goats on the Roof" at Goats on the Roof! lol

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An "Alpine Coaster" is a single person sled roller coaster barreling down a mountain! They're AWESOME!!!

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Right down the street from "Goats on the Roof" is another great alpine coaster! Hit them both up!

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Greetings from @Dollywood!

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No Lightning Rod isn't open. It won't be open for our entire visit. We're getting over it.

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With Lightning Rod closed, we'll go ride my favorite coaster @Dollywood... Tennessee Tornado!

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Fresh, Hot, Cinnamon Bread from the Grist Mill that melts orgasmically in your mouth *almost* makes up for Lightning Rod being closed! ;)

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For our dinner @Dollywood they made us a cake! Yay!!! Even with the font!

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This is my current view @Dollywood. Yes it's dark, but soon it won't be! VIP seats for fireworks! Yesssssss! :)

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Great fireworks @Dollywood! Loved seeing them and the VIP seats were fantastic!!! Well worth it! It's a $15 upcharge for a GREAT view and it includes a soft drink and popcorn!

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Tonight's ERT on Wild Eagle @Dollywood will be Kristen's first B&M! More of them need to be 50" height restriction!

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Some great night rides on Wild Eagle tonight @Dollywood! That wraps up our first day at Dollywood! See you again tomorrow!

SIDE NOTE! The Pokestop for Dollywood's entrance was kind of hilarious! lol
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Back @Dollywood this morning! Getting some early rides in on Wild Eagle & Firechaser Express!

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Early morning rides on Wild Eagle @Dollywood! Fantastic!

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Soaring over the Great Smoky Mountains!

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Left or right side? Which view do you prefer on Wild Eagle?

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Taking a ride on Mystery Mine @Dollywood! Well themed Euro-Fighter roller coaster!

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Blazing Fury... Absolutely classic dark ride/roller coaster @Dollywood! FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!

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You can count on @Dollywood for great food offerings! The new Mac & Cheese Kitchen fits right into the mix!

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Not only is the Grist Mill @Dollywood a great place for Cinnamon Bread... It's also a #PokemonGO gym!

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Hooray for @Dollywood!

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The Barnstormer @Dollywood's Owens Farm is an awesome swing ride! "Owens Farm..." Hmm... Sounds familiar...

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Thunderhead showing its age but still running great!

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We highly recommend the TimeSaver Pass @Dollywood! Great for skipping lines & reserving show seats!!!

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River Battle is *perfect* on a hot day!

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Some great expressions on those faces! @Dollywood Photo by @HhappyNL

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Looks like @PidgeyBirdd is hanging with some friends @Dollywood!

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The Country Fair area @Dollywood is a good mix of classic and newer flat rides!

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Mountain Slidewinder @Dollywood is an old-school "wet/dry slide" that has a homebrew kind of feel to it! Great ride!

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The steam trains @Dollywood are the legit real deal! Train fans need to ride it!

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Hot & need to cool off @Dollywood? Rapids will do the trick! ;)

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You want Bald Eagles? @Dollywood's got 'em!

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Yes, to can go zip lining over @Dollywood and yes it's super fun!

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If you're a person of faith and want to spread the word, they have plenty of shirts @Dollywood to help with that!

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Love that @Dollywood does a great job of putting kids play areas near bigger rides!

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Did a good amount of coaster riding @Dollywood today. Wish we could have ridden one more but we WILL be back again!

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Great day @Dollywood! Although I think a visit next year is also in order!

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Welcome to #Pidgey Forge! Hanging out in some touristy areas today hosted by our favorite #PokemonGO bird!

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Let's start with some "Moonshine Tasting" in Gatlinburg! Because this seems like a good idea! lol

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There is no shortage of Go Karts, Arcades, Bungee Jumping and Trampoline arenas in #PigeonForge!

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Hitting up the Aerial Tramway at Ober Gatlinburg!



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I think Ceasar has become an *actual* hillbilly! lol

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If you're a beer fan, a visit to #PigeonForge or #Gatlinburg is not complete without the Smoky Mountain Brewery!

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The girls are still playing daredevil and LOVING it!

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And when in #PigeonForge you HAVE to do the Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride! It's so terrible that it's awesome!!! lol

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Would you believe that @elissaalvey ate an entire steak at the Smoky Mountain Brewery??? She's almost like real person now! :)

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If you like Alpine Coasters, between #PigeonForge and #Gatlinburg there are FOUR of them! They are all so much fun!

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Here's some pics of the #Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster from @thegreatzo!

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Oh, Jesus....

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Thanks to @thegreatzo (inspired by our good friend EB) we have some delicious treats to eat while on our drive to the next park!

We are live tweeting throughout our adventures! Follow along here: https://twitter.com/ThemeParkReview
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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby djrappa » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:55 pm

Where abouts are you staying?
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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby xVicesAndVirtues » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:58 pm

Awesome! I'm personally planning on hitting up Dollywood and the Pigeon Forge area in a couple of weeks, probably the 2nd weekend in August. Other than at the park, any nearby food places you'd recommend, Robb?

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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:06 pm

Is the bike that Kirsten's on, some kind of "feeding machine" for the goats up there?
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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby robbalvey » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:20 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:Is the bike that Kirsten's on, some kind of "feeding machine" for the goats up there?

That's exactly what it is! lol

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Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:15 am

I can't think of a single person who doesn't like the Cinnamon Bread at Dollywood
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Postby Vortex Lover » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:37 am

SixFlagsAstroworld wrote:I can't think of a single person who doesn't like the Cinnamon Bread at Dollywood

My friend went to SDC and tried it he said it was "meh" he's no longer my friend

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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby robbalvey » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:20 pm

Added a whole bunch of pictures from our second day at Dollywood & Pigeon Forge!

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Postby DorneyKid14 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:08 pm

Looks like a lot of fun! Really wished of would of done the Alpine coaster when I was there a few weeks ago.

That trampoline park and climbing structure thing look pretty awesome!
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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby Jew » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:15 pm

I need to get back to Dollywood/Pigeon Forge. The food and atmosphere are so unique. Looks like you guys are having a blast.
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