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POV Teaser number three dropped tonight. This one has some good length to it. If you pause at 0:05, you can see the show building, which, if I'm looking at it right has two sets of tracks coming out of it. Possibly for the transfer? One track in, train slides over, launches out? I guess we'll find out more tomorrow!

 

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I like the way the station works with it completing a full circuit but still coming into the station in the opposite direction from how it left, I guess this is why so many people thought it would be a shuttle style coaster.

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They have 3 trains and they have said they will have up to all 3 trains running at a time so I don't think there will be a problem with capacity. I do see a coaster like this being easier to manage with one train so on slow days I fully expect only one train running, however, Dollywood does this anyways so it shouldn't be a problem

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Have they said anything about capacity? I fear reusing a portion of track for forwards and then backwards will cut it down.

 

Looks like each train holds 14 passengers and they can run two trains at a time. Don't think they could get a third train going, but of course I could be wrong.

 

Edit: And the above poster just proved I was wrong.

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No, I might be wrong, I am just going by the spec sheet you posted a few pages back that said it would have 3 trains and then in one of the interviews I heard, they had mentioned being able to run all 3.. That interview even mentioned the capacity but I don't remember what was said. I was thinking somewhere a little over 900/hr but I could be off on that

 

I assume there will be a breaking dock right before the switch. If you watch the video it looks like a long straight path beside the station there. I bet that will be the holding area for the trains while one is loading

 

EDIT:: Found the exact information. It is on a press release I have.. The real capacity is 750/hr while running 3 trains

 

the press release is similar to the one found here just worded different

 

http://www.dollywood.com/Media/Press-Releases/FireChaser-Express.aspx

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I guess I should have given Dollywood more credit, this looks pretty fun! I like the whole backing into the fire station concept and I can imagine that the station will be heavily themed on the inside.

 

I don't know if this has already been established, but are they using old sections of the ropes course for the watchtower?

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Also, if you watch closely the POV makes it look longer than it actually is. Serveral areas are "Shot" from different angles which makes it seem a little longer. There is one part the train goes through "3" times but is actually just different angles.. Looks like an amazing ride though i really cannot wait!

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I guess I should have given Dollywood more credit, this looks pretty fun! I like the whole backing into the fire station concept and I can imagine that the station will be heavily themed on the inside.

 

I don't know if this has already been established, but are they using old sections of the ropes course for the watchtower?

 

yes they are being reused. Dollywood never tore them down so we have all assumed that to be the case anyways

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There is a switch right outside the show building (you can see it in the POV if you pause it right when the train enters the building) so as soon as the train launches out of the show building the train in the station will launch. At that time, the train on the holder track beside the station will come in. The train currently running backwards will be held right outside the station.

 

If the coaster works that way, it can easily run 3 trains at once. If something gets "held up" the three trains can be held at the main station, show building, and then break track outside the station

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This ride is looking better and better and should be an excellent addition to Dollywood. The theming and the setting should be top notch, and I think park guests will like it. It reminds me a lot of Runaway Mine Cars at Hong Kong Disney.

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