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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby dstephe9 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:38 am

No, the announcement didn't include any closures or any new rides.. odd that the rumor is still floating among ride ops so I guess JDWades source might still be correct.

I'm sure it's safe to post the ride name but it will be welcomed with "it's probably not true", "hope it's not true" and typical rumor stuff :) haha no problems with that though!

We have all learned that you must take Dollywood ops with a grain of salt.. well this is true for ops at any park, most know the same we do and get their rumors from the same place.. Dollywoods management wouldn't tell ride ops anything official at this point because it would "leak" out

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:40 am

dstephe9 wrote:Happened to me on big bear last season.. by the end of the ride all four of us were all over each other.. luckily we were both young couples so we thought it was funny

If you sit Indian style on it, you bounce on that ride, or used to when they allowed you to sit Indian style.. like bouce enough to almost fall out

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Thanks, that makes sense. Everyone else I saw were groups of 3 so I was just curious, we all laughed about it cause it was definitely different lol

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby pinslasher » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:40 am

dstephe9 wrote:No, the announcement didn't include any closures or any new rides.. odd that the rumor is still floating among ride ops so I guess JDWades source might still be correct.

I'm sure it's safe to post the ride name but it will be welcomed with "it's probably not true", "hope it's not true" and typical rumor stuff :) haha no problems with that though!

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I was there for the announcement, was hoping, but nothing. Lol. The Christmas and pumpkin festival was cool though.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby dstephe9 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:43 am

Satans Hockey wrote:
dstephe9 wrote:Happened to me on big bear last season.. by the end of the ride all four of us were all over each other.. luckily we were both young couples so we thought it was funny

If you sit Indian style on it, you bounce on that ride, or used to when they allowed you to sit Indian style.. like bouce enough to almost fall out

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Thanks, that makes sense. Everyone else I saw were groups of 3 so I was just curious, we all laughed about it cause it was definitely different lol
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak11 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:31 am

Planning my first ever trip to Dollywood for this weekend. Only planning on going Saturday as it open from 10-9p, I feel that should be plenty of time to enjoy the park. Imagine should be a little less busy since schools are starting to be back in session? Also, I know it's a gamble with LR, but how has that been lately? Operating daily with 1 train? Thank you!

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Djwadeknox » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:06 am

My source was right.
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Postby coasterbill » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:07 am

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:17 am

Wow wasn't expecting River Battle to be removed but then again it was the least busy of their water rides.

It wouldn't be a flashy addition, but I would love to see some flats added in that space to add more things on the loop around the park.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:19 am

My guess is that this will make room for the expansion up to the train loop. They need more space so they can make the elevation change ADA accessible so shifting the walking path into River Battle's footprint will allow them to do construction/grading where the rest of the ride was and the retaining wall/owl photo op is.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:21 am

Ah that's a shame, I thought the ride was so much fun. I'm really glad I was able to go on it last week now.

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