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While I'm disappointed that a playground was taken away for Whistle Punk Chaser, as a coaster and experience, it looks much nicer and more fun than Sideshow Spin did.

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While I'm disappointed that a playground was taken away for Whistle Punk Chaser, as a coaster and experience, it looks much nicer and more fun than Sideshow Spin did.

 

They do have the new area where kids can bang on crap, so that technically is something in the area to distract little kids while the big kids ride.

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I may have posted a few times in the past that Timber Tower's former location would make a perfect spot for a drop tower.

 

I've often thought that, too. It'll be tough the beat the view from this ride--nice addition to Dollywood.

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While I'm disappointed that a playground was taken away for Whistle Punk Chaser, as a coaster and experience, it looks much nicer and more fun than Sideshow Spin did.

 

Was that the fun water playground? If so, kind of a bummer. More kids can enjoy that than another kiddie coaster.

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I also thought a drop tower would be perfect there, so it's nice to finally see it come to fruition.

 

The ride looks great, love the rotating view that it gives going up the tower...and who couldn't love the "Donkey Engine" theming?

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While I'm disappointed that a playground was taken away for Whistle Punk Chaser, as a coaster and experience, it looks much nicer and more fun than Sideshow Spin did.

 

Was that the fun water playground? If so, kind of a bummer. More kids can enjoy that than another kiddie coaster.

 

They have the larger, more interactive one by FireChaser Express still. My kids spent an hour there last week getting soaked.

 

We never spent much time in that one because it always seemed to be roped off when we visited. All I remember was the little flume that they could play with so not sure if that is the one you were referring to. It was mainly a large standard playground where Whistle Punk Chaser stands.

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Yeah, the play area beside thunderhead always seemed fairly empty in my experience.. the new backyard​ band or whatever area with the cast iron stuff to bang on sees much more popular, although smaller.. and the big one beside firechaser is still there as well

 

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Drop Line looks like a great addition to the park!! The views look amazing!!

 

I'm so glad to see that they put a drop tower in that location! I'm pretty sure we all thought that would be the best thing to fill that void, and I'm glad to see the park thought the same thing!!

 

Is it just me, or do POV's of drop towers never do the ride justice?? It's like they make the ride look much more underwhelming that it really is!

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Looks like Lightning Rod has been down all day (or at least most of it) after running only one train yesterday (in the rain, no less). I really hope they're able to get whatever kinks remain worked out before the full-fledged summer/vacation season begins.

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Is it just me, or do POV's of drop towers never do the ride justice?? It's like they make the ride look much more underwhelming that it really is!

It's not just you. Drop towers are all about the feeling of falling, which really can't be captured well by a camera. I may like some better than others, but I haven't encountered one yet I didn't like. I doubt Drop Line will change that.

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They added a platform(dock) between the tower and the operator station in the pond any one know what its for?

 

 

They are putting a Donkey Steam Engine on the dock that will let off steam every time it drops!

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Never works. What a terrible investment...

 

Never?

 

So all of use that rode over the last 2 months just imagined it?

 

It's been doing pretty good this season. Not 100%, but other than one span a few weeks back, it's been up mostly.

As the 2nd post shows, all coaster have some down time.

 

 

I wasn't watching today, but was it open earlier?

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I get it, it's disappointing but are you really planning on spending the day moping around? You're at Dollywood and given your other posts it's not like you won't be back. Maybe it'll open, maybe it won't but you'll ride it eventually. In the meantime go ride one of their other awesome coasters (which includes TT since it's since reopened), eat some cinnamon bread and stop complaining. You're at Dollywood.

 

Edit: Hey look, Lightning Rod is open.

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This rollercoaster is super retarded. Came from St Louis. Never works. What a terrible investment...

Run to it! It's open with a five minute wait.. If you don't run, you might not make it!

 

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