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Please, do not post photos that violate park rules to the forum. Unless Dollywood has changed their policy this year, no photos are allowed while riding Lightning Rod. It is always best to check park policies before posting photos while on a ride to the forum.

 

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Speaking of photos...

 

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Knowing of Dolly's aversion to the rides @ her park, I saw this on FB and immediately imagined how during this photo shoot Dolly is saying through her teeth "Yall ain't never gonna catch me on this death machine!"

 

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Speaking of photos...

 

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Knowing of Dolly's aversion to the rides @ her park, I saw this on FB and immediately imagined how during this photo shoot Dolly is saying through her teeth "Yall ain't never gonna catch me on this death machine!"

 

 

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Please, do not post photos that violate park rules to the forum. Unless Dollywood has changed their policy this year, no photos are allowed while riding Lightning Rod. It is always best to check park policies before posting photos while on a ride to the forum.

 

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Dunno. Didn't see anything about that. It was after the brake run, rolling into the station. Phone was in a zippered pocket, per ride rules during the ride (unlike the lost phone that flew past several of us during the ride).

 

 

And editing the post to remove the photo would have been enough vs removing the whole post.

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Nothing is safe on LR. I've been on and had change Flu by my head, had to duck from a phone during the quad down and then caught a mans hat in the wave turn.

 

I had everything zipped up and was going to remove the jacket when they said in zipped pockets was ok.

 

If not for the chill (50s) this morning, I wouldn't have had the jacket with zippers.

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Hey guys, quick question:

 

How large are crowds around spring break time, say, two weeks from now on a week day? Average wait time?

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

Well, I'm here this week for spring break.

 

Average wait? What ride?

General not long in the spring.

 

I didn't check a lot, but...

TH and WE were ~10 min of the day

FCE was 45 min everytime I looked.

MM and TT were 20-30 min, but MM was down a few times.

 

Warmer weather, later in the spring will be longer lines.

 

Watch the times using the app and see.

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Nothing is safe on LR. I've been on and had change Flu by my head, had to duck from a phone during the quad down and then caught a mans hat in the wave turn. Something always flys haha

Ride in the front. Got it.

 

There's a reason parks recommend loose articles are either left on the platform or in rabbits.

 

But it still won't stop me from making a beeline for the rear. I loved the backseat on Outlaw Run and that Quad Down makes me wish I took use of one of my timeshares in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.

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Hey guys, quick question:

 

How large are crowds around spring break time, say, two weeks from now on a week day? Average wait time?

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

Well, I'm here this week for spring break.

 

Average wait? What ride?

General not long in the spring.

 

I didn't check a lot, but...

TH and WE were ~10 min of the day

FCE was 45 min everytime I looked.

MM and TT were 20-30 min, but MM was down a few times.

 

Warmer weather, later in the spring will be longer lines.

 

Watch the times using the app and see.

I check on and off daily and these times are accurate.. LR normally backs up quickly to 35+ minutes according to the app..

 

Anyone curious about wait times can download the app.. it's not like the old six flags app that requires you to be in the park to see wait times..

 

I find the apps wait times to be fairly accurate and on the generous side.. for example if it says a 45 min wait I'd expect it to only be 30 mins or so

 

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I'm amazed at how far folks will travel to come to Dollywood. I have lived within 45 minutes of the park for over 38 years and I was wondering what is the longest distance anyone's has traveled to Dollywood?

I live in upstate New York and drive 14 hours twice a year to go to Dollywood. Leaving to come down Thursday morning, can't wait!

 

 

Cades Cove is a must in the GSMNP.

 

The Chimneys and is also awesome place in the park to see the MTN's.

I have made the run up to clingmans dome a couple times before. I wasn't sure if the Cade's cove loop was worth it but I will def check it out this trip. Thanks a bunch.

 

The thing holding me back from exploring the parks hiking trails is that we can't bring our puppy with us. I was so excited when we brought him down last year to go hiking but we couldn't. Do any locals know of any non national park hikes in the area we can bring him with us. We love hiking with him.

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Rainbow Falls is a nice hike, I was actually up in that area today as well.. hung up my ENO beside the river and napped for like 2 hours haha.

 

We should have met up. I didn't think about it until too late this morning and of course no cell signal.

 

Was originally going to do an easier hike, Baskin Falls, but I got confused as to where the trail head is. Ended up on Rainbow and went for it. My wife and daughter weren't thrilled at 2 hrs in, but the deer made them happy. 4 white tails. They crossed the trail in front of us, then parallel for a while before coming back and using the trail a while. Finally down to the creek just before the first bridge.

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Rainbow Falls is a nice hike, I was actually up in that area today as well.. hung up my ENO beside the river and napped for like 2 hours haha.

 

We should have met up. I didn't think about it until too late this morning and of course no cell signal.

 

Was originally going to do an easier hike, Baskin Falls, but I got confused as to where the trail head is. Ended up on Rainbow and went for it. My wife and daughter weren't thrilled at 2 hrs in, but the deer made them happy. 4 white tails. They crossed the trail in front of us, then parallel for a while before coming back and using the trail a while. Finally down to the creek just before the first bridge.

It was a last minute decision for me haha

 

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Wait, dogs aren't allowed on the hiking trails? Good to know but that sucks. It only takes a few a-holes with their off leash dogs running after wildlife/biting someone/not cleaning up after them/etc. to ruin it for everyone.

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Wait, dogs aren't allowed on the hiking trails? Good to know but that sucks. It only takes a few a-holes with their off leash dogs running after wildlife/biting someone/not cleaning up after them/etc. to ruin it for everyone.

Dogs are not allowed in the entirety of the Smoky Mountains National Park which is absolutely ridiculous. Dogs honestly belong there more than humans do. It is nature. The fact that my dog isn't allowed to go in a natural forest really pisses me off.

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