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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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^Dollywood says:

There are currently termites eating into the support structure of LR. Sorry, we're gonna be down for another week.

 

....In other words, the launch broke down again.

 

Congratulations Lightning Rod! Golden ticket award for less reliable coaster in 2016!

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in other news, Wild Eagle's lift chain is currently being transferred onto Lightning Rod so that it can run without the launch, so Wild Eagle is also going to be down, but trust me it'll be up soon™

 

Fine by me. Wild eagle is a snooze fest and I think Lightning Run just needs a chain lift. The launch isn't much but a gimmick

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You know when you see a totally asinine post on Facebook and then you lose all faith in humanity... but then you see people liking the post and feel even worse because you realize that more than one person actually agrees with that idiotic thinking and it's not isolated to one idiot? That's how I feel right now. Anyone else?

 

Bonus Points if nicman agrees with this post because he has no self awareness.

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At the park right now and the train hasn't moved from where it is in that IG photo.

 

That certainly does not bode well...

 

Parts that have a tendency to overheat really don't have a place near wood (if that is indeed what is happening here).

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

 

I count 4: WE, TH, TT, MM. And FCE is fun, especially is you have young one that don't like inversions.

 

Why don't they just remove the launch and add a chain lift instead?

 

Hard to crest the first hill at 40MPH with a chain.

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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.

 

Dollywood also has an amazing experience without the roller coasters. Name one thing Cedar Point has that can match the amazingness of Dollywood's cinnamon bread.

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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.

 

Dollywood also has an amazing experience without the roller coasters. Name one thing Cedar Point has that can match the amazingness of Dollywood's cinnamon bread.

 

Roller coasters that work.

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Dollywood also has an amazing experience without the roller coasters. Name one thing Cedar Point has that can match the amazingness of Dollywood's cinnamon bread.

 

You're comparing apples and oranges here. Dollywood is all about the non-coaster stuff (and honestly it didn't do it that well imo) and CP is all about the world-class coaster lineup and massive collection of flat rides.

Although Dollywood was fun but definitely a weaker link in terms of how long I really wanted to stay. The shows I saw were average, food was good but not as good as SDC, and it was the only park on my trip to not end up putting any coasters in my top ten (though WE and Thunderhead did end up at the lower end of the top 20)

 

Also, to answer your question, the beach. Cinnamon bread was not nearly as good as SDC's imo

 

and yes this is pretty much all opinion anyway

 

Roller coasters that work.

I'd mention Dragster but pretty much every other coaster at CP begs to differ so yeah that too lol

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There is not a park currently in the US that I want to visit more than Dollywood, and that includes CP. And there is not a coaster currently in the US I want to ride more than Lightning Rod, and that includes ANY of CP's coasters.

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I of course say that in jest. I love Dollywood, but this has begun to spiral out of hand. I feel bad for them I know they are probably livid at all of these issues. I still eagerly await the all clear so I can finally ride an RMC haha.

 

There is not a park currently in the US that I want to visit more than Dollywood, and that includes CP. And there is not a coaster currently in the US I want to ride more than Lightning Rod, and that includes ANY of CP's coasters.

 

Not a single park in the USA that tops Dollywood? That's bold. You have to REALLY like park food and shows to put it that high on the list. I can understand wanting to ride Lightning Rod though. I still would choose to ride Twisted Colossus givin the choice between the two. I guess that's just me though.

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Dollywood also has an amazing experience without the roller coasters. Name one thing Cedar Point has that can match the amazingness of Dollywood's cinnamon bread.

 

You're comparing apples and oranges here. Dollywood is all about the non-coaster stuff (and honestly it didn't do it that well imo) and CP is all about the world-class coaster lineup and massive collection of flat rides.

Although Dollywood was fun but definitely a weaker link in terms of how long I really wanted to stay. The shows I saw were average, food was good but not as good as SDC, and it was the only park on my trip to not end up putting any coasters in my top ten (though WE and Thunderhead did end up at the lower end of the top 20)

 

Also, to answer your question, the beach. Cinnamon bread was not nearly as good as SDC's imo

 

and yes this is pretty much all opinion anyway

 

Roller coasters that work.

I'd mention Dragster but pretty much every other coaster at CP begs to differ so yeah that too lol

 

I'm in the same camp thinking that DW does not begin to measure up to SDC in charm and especially food, but I can enjoy DW for what it is. Comparing it to one of the best parks in the nation just because it's owned by the same company isn't really fair.

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Not a single park in the USA that tops Dollywood? That's bold.

 

For the money, I'll take DW's food in Aunt Granny's, Miss Lillian's, Backstage, and Ham & Beans over any other park.

 

Obviously Disney has some really nice restaurants, but that's $$$ comparatively.

 

General park food though (burgers, pizza, etc) sucks everywhere.

 

Obviously if southern style isn't you thing, DW's food won't be your cup of tea. Neither will many area restaurants (like Paula Deen's or Applewood Farmhouse).

 

I do wish the shows changed up more often.

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I'm in the same camp thinking that DW does not begin to measure up to SDC in charm and especially food, but I can enjoy DW for what it is. Comparing it to one of the best parks in the nation just because it's owned by the same company isn't really fair.

 

I never said I didn't like the park, I just said I liked it less than the other parks I went to. I've never been to a bad park by any means at least in my opinion.

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Not a single park in the USA that tops Dollywood? That's bold.

 

For the money, I'll take DW's food in Aunt Granny's, Miss Lillian's, Backstage, and Ham & Beans over any other park.

 

Obviously Disney has some really nice restaurants, but that's $$$ comparatively..

 

I have a hard time deciding between Knoebels and Dollywood when it comes to food. At Knoebels you can walk up to any food stand and order any random thing and it'll probably be amazing. At Dollywood they have a lot of crap to sift through but if you find the right place like Lillian's, a skillet or the Grist Mill it's hard to beat.

 

As for Disney. I've heard Epcot is good but at Magic Kingdom unless you know where to eat or snag a reservation at Be Our Guest, I found their food offerings to be abysmal (especially in Tomorrowland). I'd take the food at Six Flags over most of the food at the Magic Kingdom without hesitation... parks like Busch Gardens, Dollywood and Knoebels blow the majority of the food at WDW away minus a few random places and the world showcase.

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Question about the TimeSaver: how effective is it at saving time? If I make a plan to go in August (or some time when I would expect it to be crowded), should I try to set it up so I'm there on a weekday when there would be lighter crowds, or would I be able to get through them pretty easily on a crowded day by using TimeSaver?

 

I've heard it compared to the way Six Flags does their fast passes. I've never gotten a fast pass at a Six Flags and have no sense of how well they work.

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As you can see I don't post that much on here, more of a lurker than anything.

 

Dollywood is thee most overpriced park that I have ever been to.

 

It's really nice, i'll give them that but their coasters aren't worth the price of admission. I love Tornado, hell, i'd pay the ticket price just to ride that but $70 for a ticket is a kick in the pants for what you get IMO.

 

I really do feel sorry for the whole Dollywood team. I've met Pete now a couple of times and I know that he is probably pretty frustrated at the situation. I hope that they can get it up and running soon. I've heard that it's great but I have yet to ride it myself.

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