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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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I wonder if LR will finally be added to the timesaver this year??

 

The website says "Lightning Rod (limit one ride per person)" for TimeSaver.

 

I've never been to Dollywood but I don't recall TImeSaver being explained like this last year. Here is what the website says for this year:

 

Rides

 

To receive expedited access to lines at select* rides, simply look for the TimeSaver entrance at your selected ride and show the Host your wristband. One tab will be removed from your wristband by a TimeSaver Host to allow entrance to the attraction. Unused tabs will be forfeited.

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I wonder if LR will finally be added to the timesaver this year??

 

The website says "Lightning Rod (limit one ride per person)" for TimeSaver.

 

I've never been to Dollywood but I don't recall TImeSaver being explained like this last year. Here is what the website says for this year:

 

Rides

 

To receive expedited access to lines at select* rides, simply look for the TimeSaver entrance at your selected ride and show the Host your wristband. One tab will be removed from your wristband by a TimeSaver Host to allow entrance to the attraction. Unused tabs will be forfeited.

 

 

I haven't been keeping up, it seems they're moving from the qbot system, to a wristband valid for only 10 rides. Which, for $35 still isn't that bad of a deal.

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Checked into my hotel tonight in Pigeon Forge and it turns out the all the Festival of Nations Performers are staying here except Mother Africa. Dollywood vans in the parking lot. Pretty neat! Makes me wonder why they are staying here and not the Dreammore lol.

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Dollywood has contracts with area hotels for their college students that work during the summer with their various college programs.. Id imagine they use the same hotels for performers.. Dollywood actually takes up a lot of hotel space during the summer for these programs and I'd imagine they would probably fill up dreammore if they put everyone there..

 

I am surprised Dollywood hasn't built dorms somewhere similar to Disney.. I guess if their college and ambassador programs become more popular they might but I also guess them being seasonal means hotels are less expensive than dorms

 

Side note, the college students actually pay for the rooms out of their paychecks but its heavily discounted.. Not sure if performers do the same or not

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It appears that more rides have been added to timesaver this year, unless I'm wrong. I was looking at the list and noticed more rides listed there compared to last year. Let's see how it works out this year.

 

I will be at the park tomorrow for passholder preview day. I'm really looking forward to getting more laps in on Lightning Rod and checking out the changes that were made around the park during the off-season!!

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It appears that more rides have been added to timesaver this year, unless I'm wrong. I was looking at the list and noticed more rides listed there compared to last year. Let's see how it works out this year.

 

I will be at the park tomorrow for passholder preview day. I'm really looking forward to getting more laps in on Lightning Rod and checking out the changes that were made around the park during the off-season!!

 

Jealous.. I wanted to for season preview pass day, we're heading down Saturday morning and staying at Dreammore, since my friend couldn't get Friday off, not to mention I would have had to ended up working thanks to mandatory overtime. I've never been to Dollywood on opening day, so I'm excited.

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I was planning Friday to put my GF couldn't get off either.. I'll be there either Saturday or Sunday.. or maybe both! Sunday is supposed to be sunny but a little cool.

 

I always go a few times during opening week..

 

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I was planning Friday to put my GF couldn't get off either.. I'll be there either Saturday or Sunday.. or maybe both! Sunday is supposed to be sunny but a little cool.

 

I always go a few times during opening week..

 

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We're leaving Nashville around 8am saturday, and spending some of the day Saturday and most of the day Sunday. The earliest I've ever visited in the past has been mid April, at least it's not supposed to be as cold as it was in Atlanta last Sunday.

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I haven't been keeping up, it seems they're moving from the qbot system, to a wristband valid for only 10 rides. Which, for $35 still isn't that bad of a deal.

 

That kinda sucks. While I've never used it (never long enough lines when I was there), it seamed like a good system before, but less so now with a 10 ride limit.

 

And what about shows? Added limits there or just dropped completely?

 

 

I'd love to here the reasoning for the changes.

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New employee news letter is out on the last page some awesome news for us!!!!

Big News on Lightning Rod!!!!!!

 

Notice it says 230 foot drop tower

Glad to see some more proof of Drop Line being 230ft vs 200ft. I know it's a relatively small amount of distance to effect the drop time, but the extra 30ft should really increase the view of the spectacular scenery Dollywood is surrounded by on the way up.

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According to Twitter, Lightning Rod is testing. It was 31 degrees when the park opened this morning and is just now getting over 40, so I assume everything has been closed until now.

 

I'll be at the park for a few hours later today, and all day tomorrow! Looking forward to reuniting with Lightning Rod for the first time since July.

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So far I'm enjoying my day at the park. I managed to get one lap in on Lightning Rod this morning shortly after it opened. After walking up to Timber Canyon, I snapped some quick pictures of Drop Line and Whistle Punk Chaser's construction:

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Drop Line appears to be moving pretty quickly on construction.

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Here's a closer look

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Whistle Punk Chaser coming along nicely

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