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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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Call me crazy but nothing about this element screams "loop" to me...inverting or non inverting.

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To me, a non-inverting loop is what's on Premier's Sky Rocket coasters...Regardless, this ride looks amazing!

 

I'm with you on this one. The coaster looks amazing, don't get me wrong. It just bugs me slightly that they call it a "non inverting loop." To me it just looks like an up hill turn like you see on many other coasters.

They call it a "non inverting half-loop" and if you look closely you will notice a slight resemblance.

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Call me crazy but nothing about this element screams "loop" to me...inverting or non inverting.

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To me, a non-inverting loop is what's on Premier's Sky Rocket coasters...Regardless, this ride looks amazing!

 

I'm with you on this one. The coaster looks amazing, don't get me wrong. It just bugs me slightly that they call it a "non inverting loop." To me it just looks like an up hill turn like you see on many other coasters.

 

I'm sure you can find Alan Schilke's email somewhere and make a formal complaint. The rest of us will continue to not worry about what the elements are called and enjoy the masterpiece this ride will be.

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I never knew until recently (mainly through this topic) that Alan Schilke designed Tennessee Tornado as well. Glad he kept getting work after Arrow went under.

Tennessee Tornado was also one of the only coasters, and from my understanding possibly the only coaster by Arrow to use an updated track design (which is why it's the smoothest Arrow).

 

As far as Lightning Rod goes, Dollywood now has two top five or two top ten wooden coasters!!!

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As far as Lightning Rod goes, Dollywood now has two top five or two top ten wooden coasters!!!

 

Thunderhead was easily in my top 3 woodies until I rode any RMC creations. It's since been bumped a bit, haha. Not quite out of top 10, but after I get around the the RMCs I'm missing, well, it'll be gone.

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I'm sure you can find Alan Schilke's email somewhere and make a formal complaint. The rest of us will continue to not worry about what the elements are called and enjoy the masterpiece this ride will be.

Look at it this way, it took 28 pages of discussion for people to find something to nitpick and complain about. It's the internet. It's gonna happen. No matter how hard you try you can't fix stupid.

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It really shows how amazing this ride will be that the only real arguing is which awesome element is what.

 

This is one of the most positive responses I've seen to a coaster announcement. I really expected more bitching about the lack of inversions.

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It really shows how amazing this ride will be that the only real arguing is which awesome element is what.

 

This is one of the most positive responses I've seen to a coaster announcement. I really expected more bitching about the lack of inversions.

 

Not that enthusiasts won't always find something to complaint about, but my sense is that enthusiasts seem to care more about intensity, ride layout, and airtime than inversions -- or maybe I am just projecting my feelings? In any event, I often think inversions can detract from a ride (with notable exceptions, like some of the inversions on B&M inverteds, the inline twist thing on Kumba, the snake dive thingey thing on Storm Runner, etc.), and I have rarely wished for fewer airtime hills or dives, and more inversions. That said, RMC inversions are often great, and so it is a nice surprise that no one is complaining about the lack of a stall -- yet.

 

I think it is a testament to just how original and well-designed this ride looks.

I really can't think of anything that is missing from it, in my view.

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We had already picked dates for our VIP tour to Dollywood for next season, and with the annocument of this coaster it makes me glad we decided to wait till next year. Thankfully we ran out of vacation days for this year or we would have ended up going this year, and not next year. This coaster looks like an amazing addition to an amazing park. Can't wait to visit the park for the first time next season!! Even though the launch is 45mph... I bet it will still pack a nice punch!! Can't wait to experience it!

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As someone who has yet to ride an RMC, it's almost a little frustrating seeing all these interesting shapes that are so unique to RMC over and over again and having no idea how they ride. I can't wait to get on one so I can have a better idea of what to expect when I finally get out there to ride this thing. Almost every inch of track is banking one way or another, every hill is just a little off-kilter.

 

I'm also very intrigued by the "breaking wave" element. (Imma borrow BDG's gif)

 

 

People already talk a lot about the sideways bunny hop on Outlaw Run being sideways airtime, where you're floating against the force of gravity but you happen to be turned on your side. This new element adds some additional outwards rotation to it, so it's like airtime in two different directions, right? One of which is technically "lateral force", the other of which is positive force even though it's on the axis usually associated with lateral force... if I think about this too much my head is going to explode.

 

I love love love the launched lift hill, but although this is technically the world's first launched woodie, I'm still waiting for a real 0 to ~65MPH in three seconds launch on a woodie running on steel wheels.

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Looking on Instagram and found this. Looks like we are already going vertical. By the time I go back in September I'm sure I'll have tons to gaze at.

 

EDIT: Oh and I know that this layout placement is probably a bit off being I done it fast and on my phone but I'm just trying to get a visualization of where everything is going to go.

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Regarding that layout, the only thing I would mention is that I think you made the lift hill too long, which pushed the entire layout too far back. I'm guessing that the entire ride will fit in that wooded section before that paved area where the building and the parked cars are. That's my understanding of it at least. Somebody can correct me if they know it is going past that point. Otherwise, that looks pretty solid!

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Here's Outlaw Run's wave turn from above. You can see that it does the same thing.

 

Doesn't look nearly as pronounced to me. Also, I'm assuming the change is what makes it a "breaking wave" turn, as in the wave is breaking and starting to curl in on itself.

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^^Hmmm... Well, I'm not saying you're wrong, but it seems to me like that would put the coaster in danger of hitting those buildings nearby to the South. Are those Dollywood owned buildings? Like Employee Dorms or something? That would make more sense, I guess, if they were...

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^they must be, because he's rifght. Watch the render again and it's pretty apparent.

SO stoked for this coaster! And extremely happy my plans for Dollywood fell through and had plans for next summer already in place! Looks like my first trip to Dollywood will be worth the extra wait

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Looking on Instagram and found this. Looks like we are already going vertical. By the time I go back in September I'm sure I'll have tons to gaze at.

Yes, we also posted the exact same thing if you would have bothered to read Eric's announcement trip report:

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1616870#p1616870

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Was already mentally planning a road trip out to Ohio next year to hit CP and KI, but damned if this announcement doesn't have me thinking about heading down Dollywood way instead. Everything about Lightning Rod looks absolutely insane in all the best ways!

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Dollywood: Massive clearing on a hill-side and an awesome RMC is coming.

 

Everland: Massive clearing on a hill-side (bye bye Eagle's Fortress) and a hotel is coming.

 

I need to move continents next year.

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EDIT: Oh and I know that this layout placement is probably a bit off being I done it fast and on my phone but I'm just trying to get a visualization of where everything is going to go.

 

^That wooded area is all one big hill, and the first drop goes down into the ravine where the clearing is.

 

^^Hmmm... Well, I'm not saying you're wrong, but it seems to me like that would put the coaster in danger of hitting those buildings nearby to the South. Are those Dollywood owned buildings? Like Employee Dorms or something? That would make more sense, I guess, if they were...

 

Those building are off-property and are chalets. The image above by nannerdw shows where the majority of the footprint of the ride (minus the beginning and end) will go. If I didn't suck at drawing, I'd take a stab at showing you guys.

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This definitely will shift some trip plans for me next year. I was going to do a SFNE/NY/SFGAdv trip next year, but I may cut it a little short and move it to this year because I want to get down south a little next year. I'll probably bump my late August trip to Wonderland until they get something new.

 

 

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Here is the layout, if anyone wants to take a shot at drawing it in on the image that nannerdw posted.

 

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The layout would need to be rotated slightly clockwise to match the angle of this photo. If you orientate 3,4, 5 (wave turn, tophat and twist and shout) with that ravine/dirt path between the two hillsides, you've got it.

 

The lift hill goes straight across near the top of the photo and then makes a turn towards the parking lot you see at the bottom. You can then see how the terrain on that 2nd hillside works perfectly for the wave turn right before you head back to the top for the tophat and twist and shout.

 

This is really a great photo, as it shows how brilliantly this design fits the natural terrain and how they were able to keep excavation and clearing to a minimum.

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