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  1. Don't expect much of anything this week outside of a few runs. Your not going to see a lot of extended testing until they turn it over to operations. Right now it's one test and then break out the computers.
  2. Saw my tweet got quoted here so thought I'd better chime in. Anything I tweet is second hand info and sometimes even more diluted. I tweet a lot of rumors cause they're fun and sometimes even inspire hope lol. With that being said the chances of me riding LR next week are less than 1 percent.
  3. I'll be there next Wednesday and Thursday for the first time in years. How have waits been during the week? As for LR I'm keeping a very positive vibe about it opening next week
  4. Most logical direction at this point is the removal of the current launch system for one from another company. I'd imagine a lot of the hardware and launch mechanics itself had to be ordered which is why we didn't see anything happening for a while. So if this is the case, were now going to witness all elements of the launch be removed, and then replaced. All new wiring and computers to integrate with the ride system, and then testing. Another thing to think about is if they are indeed replacing the entire launch system in favor of one from another company you better believe Dollywood paid out the rear for it. They want LR up and running much more than any of us. Its a biz and they're losing money everyday without it operating.
  5. DD will never happen at HW due to space constraints within the park. That ride takes up so much land and if you've been to Florida you know it attracts a fraction of the crowd it used too. These days it just doesn't have the appeal like it did when it was the main attraction in Merlins Woods.. As for dueling again aye.. But who knows until the next major refurb/rebuild comes hither..
  6. You may have just caught it on a bad day or got a bad train. I rode RRR about 15 times in a row (thanks single rider line!) on my visit to Orlando last fall and it was very smooth and comfortable. I was also bummed to see the Hulk in pieces but I am very excited for the rebuild. 15 times!!!! Good Lord!! I think whats even more shocking is your 39 years old!! I'm 31 and my body is like get me the hell off of this thing now! Respect..
  7. He works for the airlines, although it comes with restrictions because he has to be back at work by the next business day. As you saw by his time stamps he only has a very short amount of time at each place he visited. Personally, while I'd love to be able to fly for free, there is no way I'd want to fly across the globe only to have a few hours at my destinations as I really don't feel that's truly "experiencing" something when you're doing it in such a ridiculous whirlwind amount of time, but to each their own and I guess it's better than not being able to go at all? This is an accurate statement. I can understand why people think it's crazy and wouldn't want to do it in such a short time. The last sentence has some truth to it though, as I get to see or do things I never thought I would get to do or anytime in the near future with limited vacation time each year. I could be hit by a bus tomorrow so I can be glad I went, and at least I can discover some places I do want to go back and see (Japan, HK, Iceland, etc) so I can allocate fuller vacations to those spots and also find out some I really didn't care for (Spain). I really struggle with staying at home on the weekends, and while I am doing better about it in 2016 so far, hard to resist the urge sometimes especially holidays...need to move back to Orlando sometime I hate that it sounds boastful but it's just my life right now and I'm enjoying the ability while I can and have no family, etc. to stay home with. It's funny both of you guys said that! I found it to be no different than a typical B&M when it comes to "smoothness". Thought it ran great! Doesn't come across as boastful at all! I was merely asking because I'm the type of person (with wife permission lol) who will just do something like this. I think its neat is all. I've done it before with football games. Leave Sunday AM for Seattle (Go Hawks) game is at 5pm, catch the red eye and back to work at 9am Monday morning. Co-workers be like what did you do yesterday? I went to the game last night lol. Always loved the look on their faces. So again just to make it clear I wasn't calling you out as crazy or anything just interested in this type of quick travel.
  8. Perhaps they are waiting for parts from another company or better yet a RUSHED ORDER of an entire launch system.
  9. He works for the airlines, although it comes with restrictions because he has to be back at work by the next business day. As you saw by his time stamps he only has a very short amount of time at each place he visited. Personally, while I'd love to be able to fly for free, there is no way I'd want to fly across the globe only to have a few hours at my destinations as I really don't feel that's truly "experiencing" something when you're doing it in such a ridiculous whirlwind amount of time, but to each their own and I guess it's better than not being able to go at all? Thanks for the clarification Robb I appreciate it!
  10. Hope this does't come across as rude or intruding but I'm curious as to how much a quick trip like this costs?
  11. I envy those who will make the trip to experience this opening day / week. But on a serious note is anyone who is shelling out thousands to experience this park fear it won't be ready or not at 100%?
  12. We've booked our cabin for May 15-22nd and was hoping to get some advice from those who know Dollywood on here. We chose this week as school is still in session and its the last week of the year before the park is open 7 days a week. We plan on taking advantage of the evening access on Wednesday night and then being there all day Thursday. Does anyone know what type of crowds to expect during the week this time of year? In addition does anyone have any info on their Bluegrass and BBQ Festival? Finally does anyone have any basic recommendations for Dollywood? Any basic tips, tricks, or must do's, must eats?. I've been to Dollywood but its been about 10 years so a lot has changed. We're hosting 4 generations of family from 5 months to 85+ years of age so any info would be greatly appreciated.
  13. There are first for everything.. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Given the youth of RMC they were probably looking to give a younger and probably cheaper company a chance and it backfired. In the end Dollywood will have an amazing year and RMC is a company that is really turning heads in the industry. The only people that are essentially screwed because of this whole ordeal is Velocity. This was a big opportunity for them and they blew it, big time. Hopefully someone gives them a chance again down the road if they decide to try this again.
  14. Dollywood employs over 3500 people... This would equate to roughly 3 tenths of 1 percent... SHUT DOWN THE PARK WE AIN'T GOT NO ONE WORKING HERE TODAY!!!
  15. Love the pics, thank you for sharing! We will be heading out there in May and I cannot wait for this ride.
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