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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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I'm thinking about heading down to Dollywood this Saturday. Any idea what the lines might be this time of year? Also, any suggestions for good places to eat at and anything else that I should know as a first time visitor? Thanks in advance!

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I'm gonna be heading to Dollywood the week of Oct 14-18 (not sure which day yet) while my family's vacationing in Murphy, NC. It'll just be me, my hubby, and our 13 year old son. I'm a coaster freak, and cannot wait to try Thunderhead and Wild Eagle! I'm a little worried about being a "plus size" rider... so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I'm currently losing weight (just implemented some major lifestyle changes about a month ago, hooray!), but I worry that I'm not losing it quickly enough for our trip. I guess the only way to know for sure, is to put my hiney on a ride and see what happens... scary thought lol.

 

If anyone knows the park well and has some tips to throw at me, please do!

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I'm gonna be heading to Dollywood the week of Oct 14-18 (not sure which day yet) while my family's vacationing in Murphy, NC. It'll just be me, my hubby, and our 13 year old son. I'm a coaster freak, and cannot wait to try Thunderhead and Wild Eagle! I'm a little worried about being a "plus size" rider... so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I'm currently losing weight (just implemented some major lifestyle changes about a month ago, hooray!), but I worry that I'm not losing it quickly enough for our trip. I guess the only way to know for sure, is to put my hiney on a ride and see what happens... scary thought lol.

 

If anyone knows the park well and has some tips to throw at me, please do!

 

First off, the park will be closed October 17th, so be sure to note that when you are planning your vacation.

 

I would recommend going on either the 15th or 16th. Crowds should be light especially for the rides. Be ready to enter the park about 15 minutes before park opening and you should be able to get on all of the coasters with little to no wait. You can start with Thunderhead and just make a clockwise loop around the park where you will pass all of the coasters besides the kiddie one.

 

Good luck on fitting on the coasters and glad you are taking the initiative. You can celebrate making it on all of the rides by treating yourself to some cinnamon bread. Believe me, it will be worth it!

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^^Google Plus still exists!!?!?

 

I still don't like looking at the site where such a great ropes course/structure was located and seeing it just gutted.

 

It is a shame that it was removed. I'm not a "ropes course" person, but even I thought Adventure Mountain was fun. I wonder if relocating it was an option.

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^^Google Plus still exists!!?!?

 

I still don't like looking at the site where such a great ropes course/structure was located and seeing it just gutted.

 

 

Here's some footer placement just posted to their Google plus page too! I guess someone's still using it

 

Looks like today was "footer Friday," and here's the link to their post: https://plus.google.com/116429753462431227403/posts/RECAmK559Rm

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I'm gonna be heading to Dollywood the week of Oct 14-18 (not sure which day yet) while my family's vacationing in Murphy, NC. It'll just be me, my hubby, and our 13 year old son. I'm a coaster freak, and cannot wait to try Thunderhead and Wild Eagle! I'm a little worried about being a "plus size" rider... so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I'm currently losing weight (just implemented some major lifestyle changes about a month ago, hooray!), but I worry that I'm not losing it quickly enough for our trip. I guess the only way to know for sure, is to put my hiney on a ride and see what happens... scary thought lol.

 

If anyone knows the park well and has some tips to throw at me, please do!

 

First off, the park will be closed October 17th, so be sure to note that when you are planning your vacation.

 

I would recommend going on either the 15th or 16th. Crowds should be light especially for the rides. Be ready to enter the park about 15 minutes before park opening and you should be able to get on all of the coasters with little to no wait. You can start with Thunderhead and just make a clockwise loop around the park where you will pass all of the coasters besides the kiddie one.

 

Good luck on fitting on the coasters and glad you are taking the initiative. You can celebrate making it on all of the rides by treating yourself to some cinnamon bread. Believe me, it will be worth it!

 

Thanks for the tips! I did see that it'll be closed on Thursday the 17th. Definitely agree that a weekday visit will help lessen the crowds. Praying for good weather that week

 

I've lost about 4 lbs this week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Hopefully, I can keep up the progress until we go!

 

I think we're gonna ride Blazing Fury first, just cause we all get nervous on new coasters, so we usually start with some wimpy ride just to get warmed up lol. After that, we'll try to hit Thunderhead next!

 

Thanks again for the tips

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So turns out wild eagle does not have big boy seats. Sigh im literally a half inch from fitting.

 

I don't suppose you'd be willing to disclose your size (like waist measurement)? I'm worried about fitting, too... trying to lose a few more lbs in the weeks I have left before I go.

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DId season passes go up for 2014?? A regular season pass with tax is $94 (84 before tax) now according to my renewal offer I received in the mail today.. Gold Pass seems to be the same price I have been paying but I can't remember ever paying $94 for a regular season pass!!!

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Exactly, that's why I noticed that renewal price and thought it was high.. Again, I have a gold pass and it seems to be the same that I have paid the past year or so..

 

Edit: After reviewing my receipt from last year, it looks like there is also a $5 price dif for the gold pass this year. At least from what I paid last season during my renewal

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