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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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What do you guys think the best Alpine coaster in the area is? Haven't done any of them and I hope to hit one up this evening.

This comparison may help: http://www.coaster101.com/2016/01/29/smoky-mountain-alpine-coasters-comparison/

 

I really hate this for Dollywood and RMC. I do recall seeing the LSM fins steaming as I approached the launch the first time I rode it (but that may be normal, I've never seen them that up close before).

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Dollywood, literally wth.... Yes that's the train on the pre-launch there and that's smoke. Just now posted on IG

Could it possibly be that they are just incorporating more effects to the launch? Peeling out hot rods can create quite a bit of smoke, and that would be the exact spot on the coaster where an effect like that would take place. Just a thought.

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Dollywood, literally wth.... Yes that's the train on the pre-launch there and that's smoke. Just now posted on IG

Could it possibly be that they are just incorporating more effects to the launch? Peeling out hot rods can create quite a bit of smoke, and that would be the exact spot on the coaster where an effect like that would take place. Just a thought.

Not 100% sure whether or not you're being serious, but I don't think they would add anything that might be construed to the general public as a legitimate malfunction, especially after a well publicized recall.

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Dollywood, literally wth.... Yes that's the train on the pre-launch there and that's smoke. Just now posted on IG

Could it possibly be that they are just incorporating more effects to the launch? Peeling out hot rods can create quite a bit of smoke, and that would be the exact spot on the coaster where an effect like that would take place. Just a thought.

To be honest I did first think this just for the fact that it would a REALLY cool effect to have on the coaster! I hope it's just that rather than a malfunction.

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^^^^^ I am serious, it's a still frame pic, the person that took it could have just witnessed the testing of a fog machine and took a photo of it. I myself have absolutely no idea what's going on with the coaster. I just would like to think the damn thing i've been trying to get a ride on since i attended the announcement of it's existence last August didn't set it's self on fire. I could be wrong and maybe the problems are very extensive which i hope is not the case. I was just making an observation from the pic, that maybe during the down time they knew they had to have, that they might use that time to work on some bells and whistles that were planned for the ride all along. It makes since to me. Just an opinion.

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^^^^^ I am serious, it's a still frame pic, the person that took it could have just witnessed the testing of a fog machine and took a photo of it. I myself have absolutely no idea what's going on with the coaster. I just would like to think the damn thing i've been trying to get a ride on since i attended the announcement of it's existence last August didn't set it's self on fire. I could be wrong and maybe the problems are very extensive which i hope is not the case. I was just making an observation from the pic, that maybe during the down time they knew they had to have, that they might use that time to work on some bells and whistles that were planned for the ride all along. It makes since to me. Just an opinion.

 

So at the spot of the launch, where it's been known to overheat, they snuck in a fog effect?

 

I remember back in 2003 on thrill network (rip) someone defended batman, the stand up at astroworlds rusting out as theming

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Lightning Rod: The world's tallest, fastest, and steepest cinnamon bread oven.

 

Yes. Lets be honest, this is all we really need. My cinnamon bread total is almost > my lightning rod ride total

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So at the spot of the launch, where it's been known to overheat, they snuck in a fog effect?

 

Known to overheat? Known by who?

The same sources that claimed it was doing 90MPH and had to be slowed down?

 

I suspect this is a person hunched over with a metal grinder or blade saw working on the track. He's bent over at the point where the smoke starts.

 

If you look at this screenshot from a POV video, it looks like there is something slightly out of alignment simply because of the wear pattern. A wooden coaster will always settle in some and they are probably taking time to fix potential future issues now.

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I suspect this is a person hunched over with a metal grinder or blade saw working on the track. He's bent over at the point where the smoke starts.

 

 

Maybe right. The image quality is crap. Couldn't seen that on my phone. I do see a bit more on the tablet

 

 

Odd there's only the one picture. You'd think it might get more attention.

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I suspect this is a person hunched over with a metal grinder or blade saw working on the track. He's bent over at the point where the smoke starts.

 

 

Maybe right. The image quality is crap. Couldn't seen that on my phone. I do see a bit more on the tablet

 

 

Odd there's only the one picture. You'd think it might get more attention.

 

That's another reason to suspect this is just maintenance. It's grainy, but the worker walking away doesn't seem to be in any hurry.

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I think I should start looking at a house to buy near Dollywood. I figured it would be cheaper to move there and wait for the coaster to open than to keep paying for international flights. Apparently my second attempt to ride LR this year will also be a #fail

 

1happygirl4u explained what she saw yesterday:

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Every time the park gets close to being able to open it, some random thing comes up. Seriously, look at it:

 

supposed to open -> launch issues -> work on it -> supposed to open -> finally get two trains running -> flood -> get two trains running again -> technical rehearsals -> it finally opened sort of -> part recall -> fire

 

must really suck to be Dollywood or RMC right now.

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^^Except at Dollywood they invite you to ride the 3 great coasters instead of 15.

 

Why don't they just remove the launch and add a chain lift instead? Pick either a coaster that breaks down a lot and is a tad bit "funner" or a coaster that is reliable.

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