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p. 766 - HeartSong resort announced!

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I appreciate the additional information!! I'm not seeing the ability to buy Time Savers online...

 

As mentioned, the word "Purchase" is a link to the purchase page.

That page is also presented when buying tickets or passes online.

 

I also can't seem to find a page describing the differences in the DW Regular vs. Gold season park passes.

http://www.dollywood.com/Tickets/Season-Passes/Benefits

Under "Additional Gold Passholder Privileges"

 

Basically, Gold pass adds parking (just show pass at the parking booths), and a 20% discount off merchandise/food in the parks.

 

If you have a season pass do you get Time Saver with it?

 

No. But if you have a gold pass you get a discount on the price.

 

If you stay at the resort and buy tickets (special rates for resort guests) or have a valid pass, you get a TimeSaver for each day of your stay.

http://www.dollywood.com/Resort/About-the-Resort/Included-With-Your-Resort-Stay

 

Trying to figure out if it's worth it to buy season passes if we want to go to DW for 2 days.

 

Just DW? No intention to visit the water park?

Do you think you might be back again this season?

 

Tickets are $67/day if you want a full day at the park while the regular pass is $108.

There is the 3 day/2 park special for $99. Must buy in advance, only valid May 13- Sep 4.

A good option for a short stay with 2 or 3 full days at the parks.

But if there's a good chance you'll be back, the pass makes better sense.

And don't forget about parking ($12/day) though.

 

The gold pass is $52 more than season pass. Parking is $24 for 2 days.

The other $28 would be the discount on $140 worth of merchandise/food.

 

Pretty easy to spend that in 2 days with food and such.

With 4 people, a buffet lunch both days gets me to break even, never mind any merchandise.

You only need one for the group (that person has to be present to use for discounts)

 

And if you comeback later (or more than 2 days) then it's all savings.

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I could very realistically hit this park as part of a small road trip up to Kings Island, or possibly to Charlotte.

I may have to try, because I watched some Lightning Rod POVs for the first time (full time work , grad school and moving has kept me busy!) and ho-ly hell. That looks like potential #1 material.

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Too bad we'll probably never find out what the current issue is. I'm guessing it may not be open until at least next week or beyond. Hopefully they can get it back up sooner though. It really stinks how consistently the coaster had been operating this season so far and one day an issue arises causing the coaster to be down for several days. Who knows how long this will last. My next visit will be in early May but I won't be upset if LR is still down. I love Dollywood and all I can say is that I wish the best of luck to the maintenance team on getting this issue resolved.

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Too bad we'll probably never find out what the current issue is. I'm guessing it may not be open until at least next week or beyond.

 

"Too bad we have no idea what the problem is, here's my prediction on how long it will take to fix based on absolutely no information whatsoever".

 

Seriously, that post is making my head hurt.

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Speculating on this will always get a bit out of hand, none of us really know anything. But look at some of the facts this way:

 

1. A guest services employee said this was "scheduled maintenance" - This closure wasn't unplanned.

 

2. They closed the ride on Monday AFTER being open all weekend. They must see the value in weekend operations.

 

These two facts make me think that this won't be a long-term closure, but maybe I'm just projecting my own hopes and dreams of my weekend at the park

 

PS - Can everyone please send me good vibes this weekend?? Much thanks!

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Actually, they where closed Sunday I believe for Easter but maybe they started the maintenance then

 

Technically they said "quick maintenance" according to the post which I also take as scheduled but that might not be the case.. also she/he also said it would be back up by Wednesday and that wasn't the case either lol.. weekends are always the most crowded at Dollywood so maybe you will get lucky and they will have it open

 

It's hard to believe any of the employees but I'd imagine they are just as in the dark as we are

 

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maybe I'm just projecting my own hopes and dreams of my weekend at the park

 

Maybe just a bit, but I don't blame you. lol

 

Can everyone please send me good vibes this weekend?? Much thanks!

 

Sure, Tennessee Tornado, Thunderhead, Wild Eagle, Mystery Mine and Firechaster Express are all great rides so you should have a great time riding them, and have you tried the cinnamon bread? It's delicious!

 

... how did I do?

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I was just judging by past times when there was downtime. I clearly didn't think when I wrote that.

 

Obviously the issue may be something entirely new or is something that has occurred before (more than likely a new issue, but heck we don't know). Maybe its right not to speculate when the ride may be back in operation, unless we had some sort of information. As I said before, I'm hopeful they can get it back open as soon as possible.

 

Speculating on this will always get a bit out of hand, none of us really know anything..

I would have to agree about speculation being a little too far at times over this. I'm normally not the type of guy who really likes to speculate much.

 

I do hope its open this weekend as weekends are pretty crowded at the park, especially since a lot of spring breaks are ending.

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Can everyone please send me good vibes this weekend?? Much thanks!

 

Sure, Tennessee Tornado, Thunderhead, Wild Eagle, Mystery Mine and Firechaster Express are all great rides so you should have a great time riding them, and have you tried the cinnamon bread? It's delicious!

 

... how did I do?

 

Those coasters are fine and dandy, but I just rode all of them recently and I'm not flying across the country for them. It's easier to enjoy everything else when you've at least experienced the thing you came to ride. And you can all call me stupid for booking tickets to essentially ride ONE coaster, but in all honesty there's nothing I'd rather ride in the country. I thought after 5 weeks of consistent operations I'd be fine, Oh well. Anxiety lives on.

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^I rode it 14 times last week; it is definitely worthy of my #1 spot. It was my first RMC and really blew me with incredible pacing and relentless airtime.

Yeah, It looks almost wrong. Whenever it is I pull the trigger on going, likely not this year :'( I pray it operates for at least the day I'm there

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I made it to Dollywood today.. crowds very light, finally got to try Front Porch​ Cafe.. Service was kind of slow, but the food was amazing! Probably, hands down, best food in the park.. It's a very nice restaurant clean and contemporary but with Dollywood charm.. Service could be quicker though, but overall well worth it!

 

As far as I can tell, I see nothing happening to LR.. no work or anything

 

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