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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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If this tunnel launch does go through, do you guys think music will be blasting through it? I mean music is also a huge part of not only "JUKEBOX Junction" but Dollywood. If not the tunnel, I think it would be cool if the ride had an on ride sound system to simulate the revving of the car and squealing of tires along with songs like "The Twist" "Great Balls of Fire" "Johnny B Goode" etc. you catch my "drift"

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bkwjim, I wasn't trying to brag or shove it in your face or anything I just used the quote to establish the presence of the conversation earlier in the thread. I actually agreed with you that we "probably would not see it" , but i'm just glad what we discussed is becoming a reality!

 

ImNotOneYou : You asked if talking about the idea was a way of complaining about the coaster, and I said no. You never said that was the closest thing to someone complaining about an RMC unless I missed that later on.

 

However, I hope the tunnel includes lighting effects and heavy mist. I believe the upkeep on something like that would be much better maintained at a park like Dollywood.

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bkwjim, I wasn't trying to brag or shove it in your face or anything I just used the quote to establish the presence of the conversation earlier in the thread. I actually agreed with you that we "probably would not see it" , but i'm just glad what we discussed is becoming a reality!

 

ImNotOneYou : You asked if talking about the idea was a way of complaining about the coaster, and I said no. You never said that was the closest thing to someone complaining about an RMC unless I missed that later on.

 

However, I hope the tunnel includes lighting effects and heavy mist. I believe the upkeep on something like that would be much better maintained at a park like Dollywood.

 

blakelemay23, I KNOW!!! I was sincere in my comment when I said "You were right!!!". I didn't take it as bragging or trying to shove it in my face or anything. I knew you were just pointing it out. I was simply supporting you.

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If they're really adding a tunnel to the lift, why wasn't it in the concept art/announcement? Seems odd to leave a highlight like that out. It usually works the other way around.

 

 

Also, about the cinnamon bread: who here has had both SDC and DW's versions? I was surprised that they were so different. DW's is more pillowly while SDC's is more compact, and DW's uses heaps of brown granular sugar while SDC uses white sugar glaze. I'm personally more of a fan of SDC's version, just because I don't like the granular sugar. The mills in both parks are some of my favorite places though, and I really appreciate the authenticity.

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bkwjim, I wasn't trying to brag or shove it in your face or anything I just used the quote to establish the presence of the conversation earlier in the thread. I actually agreed with you that we "probably would not see it" , but i'm just glad what we discussed is becoming a reality!

 

ImNotOneYou : You asked if talking about the idea was a way of complaining about the coaster, and I said no. You never said that was the closest thing to someone complaining about an RMC unless I missed that later on.

 

However, I hope the tunnel includes lighting effects and heavy mist. I believe the upkeep on something like that would be much better maintained at a park like Dollywood.

 

blakelemay23, I KNOW!!! I was sincere in my comment when I said "You were right!!!". I didn't take it as bragging or trying to shove it in my face or anything. I knew you were just pointing it out. I was simply supporting you.

Awesome, just making sure. You never know when someone is being sarcastic on here!

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Also, about the cinnamon bread: who here has had both SDC and DW's versions? I was surprised that they were so different. DW's is more pillowly while SDC's is more compact, and DW's uses heaps of brown granular sugar while SDC uses white sugar glaze. I'm personally more of a fan of SDC's version, just because I don't like the granular sugar. The mills in both parks are some of my favorite places though, and I really appreciate the authenticity.

 

I also prefer the SDC version, but certainly wouldn't kick Dollywood's out of bed.

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Also, about the cinnamon bread: who here has had both SDC and DW's versions? I was surprised that they were so different. DW's is more pillowly while SDC's is more compact, and DW's uses heaps of brown granular sugar while SDC uses white sugar glaze. I'm personally more of a fan of SDC's version, just because I don't like the granular sugar. The mills in both parks are some of my favorite places though, and I really appreciate the authenticity.

 

Almost a mean-spirited question to have to choose, but I'll make it a third vote for the SDC version.

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Also, about the cinnamon bread: who here has had both SDC and DW's versions? I was surprised that they were so different. DW's is more pillowly while SDC's is more compact, and DW's uses heaps of brown granular sugar while SDC uses white sugar glaze. I'm personally more of a fan of SDC's version, just because I don't like the granular sugar. The mills in both parks are some of my favorite places though, and I really appreciate the authenticity.

 

Almost a mean-spirited question to have to choose, but I'll make it a third vote for the SDC version.

 

I prefer Dollywood's! But I did have DW's fresh in the morning compared to SDC's in the afternoon.

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If they're really adding a tunnel to the lift, why wasn't it in the concept art/announcement? Seems odd to leave a highlight like that out. It usually works the other way around.

My guess is that it wasn't in the original plans at all but was added when some of the condo owners raised concerns about noise. Absolutely no basis for this thought other than my experience in town hall meetings in my town in Missouri and a general knowledge of human nature.

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If they're really adding a tunnel to the lift, why wasn't it in the concept art/announcement? Seems odd to leave a highlight like that out. It usually works the other way around.

 

SFGA's Goliath lift supports, Switchback's vertical spike, Wicked Cyclone's scenery, etc.

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If they're really adding a tunnel to the lift, why wasn't it in the concept art/announcement? Seems odd to leave a highlight like that out. It usually works the other way around.

 

Sometimes parks leave things out of concept art/announcement, so that there is still some element of surprise to the new attraction when it opens.

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If they're really adding a tunnel to the lift, why wasn't it in the concept art/announcement? Seems odd to leave a highlight like that out. It usually works the other way around.

 

Sometimes parks leave things out of concept art/announcement, so that there is still some element of surprise to the new attraction when it opens.

 

Not only that, but sometimes there are last minute changes to the project. The park sees that some things won't work out, or some things could be done better, etc.

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Hey everyone, I have a very obscure request.

 

Anyone who's visited this season - did you happen to take a photo of one of the directional sign assemblies that points where all the rides and areas are? I'm doing some research on wayfinding in theme parks and I thought about Dollywood - but as it turns out I didn't take any photos myself.

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We've been seeing a lot of layout changes from RMC too, so I wouldn't rule out the possibility of that happening yet.

 

Alan Schilke said in an interview that he likes the finished ride to be slightly different to animations to keep some things as a surprise when people ride it. Usually the change isn't much, like an inversion entering/exiting the opposite way to the animation (I think the top gun stall on Twisted Colossus is an example of this IIRC, as well as other slight changes on that ride). So yeh I would expect some slight changes in the final ride from the animation.

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Alan Schilke said in an interview that he likes the finished ride to be slightly different to animations to keep some things as a surprise when people ride it. Usually the change isn't much, like an inversion entering/exiting the opposite way to the animation

Inversions eh...

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^Like this?

 

(P.S. Dollywood does have Google StreetView, so you can probably grab some more screenshots that way.)

I couldn't spot any on Street View, I'll check again. What I'm looking for are those posts with all the different directional signs on them. Wilderness Pass this way, Owen's Farm that way, Thunderhead some other way, etc.

 

Those specific signs might have only just been installed for the 2015 season.

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