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All of the BS rumors against the ride by the GP and some enthusiasts just give the ride an even worse reputation.

 

Speculation is one thing, but unfounded rumors (especially of that magnitude) bother me. Someone like Coaster Studios should really get lots of sources to back up the statement before reposting stuff like this. It gives the park, RMC, and anyone else involved a bad wrap.

 

I hate to sound like a dismissive jerk towards the guy, and I also have to admit, regrettably, that my oldest son spends way too much time watching Coaster Studios' videos, but who the @#%$ really cares about what some kid on the internet says!?!?!? I mean, from the park's perspective... Outside of the very small group of people known as coaster enthusiasts, nobody is really even aware of CS' existence, and I doubt the parks can hardly be bothered by what he's saying. There's so much opinionated dreck on Youtube, that if reputable companies bothered themselves worrying about what every hack on there said, they'd go crazy! So yeah, while I see what you're saying, I guess my point is that in the grand scheme of things, this whole "problem" that was manufactured about the slower launch, was only an issue among a very miniscule portion of people, and nobody here, honestly, should ever take anything CS says with more than a grain of salt.

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^It kind of surprises me that Drop Line hasn't had longer waits, considering it is new and doesn't have a very big capacity.

 

Dollywood was loading and dispatching it really quickly while I was there. Also the queue house is relatively short for Drop Line, so if it were to fill up it may keep people from riding it until later and prevent the line from getting any longer.

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All of the BS rumors against the ride by the GP and some enthusiasts just give the ride an even worse reputation.

 

Speculation is one thing, but unfounded rumors (especially of that magnitude) bother me. Someone like Coaster Studios should really get lots of sources to back up the statement before reposting stuff like this. It gives the park, RMC, and anyone else involved a bad wrap.

 

I hate to sound like a dismissive jerk towards the guy, and I also have to admit, regrettably, that my oldest son spends way too much time watching Coaster Studios' videos, but who the @#%$ really cares about what some kid on the internet says!?!?!? I mean, from the park's perspective... Outside of the very small group of people known as coaster enthusiasts, nobody is really even aware of CS' existence, and I doubt the parks can hardly be bothered by what he's saying. There's so much opinionated dreck on Youtube, that if reputable companies bothered themselves worrying about what every hack on there said, they'd go crazy! So yeah, while I see what you're saying, I guess my point is that in the grand scheme of things, this whole "problem" that was manufactured about the slower launch, was only an issue among a very miniscule portion of people, and nobody here, honestly, should ever take anything CS says with more than a grain of salt.

 

This is true, I hadn't thought about it that way.

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All of the BS rumors against the ride by the GP and some enthusiasts just give the ride an even worse reputation.

 

Speculation is one thing, but unfounded rumors (especially of that magnitude) bother me. Someone like Coaster Studios should really get lots of sources to back up the statement before reposting stuff like this. It gives the park, RMC, and anyone else involved a bad wrap.

 

I hate to sound like a dismissive jerk towards the guy, and I also have to admit, regrettably, that my oldest son spends way too much time watching Coaster Studios' videos, but who the @#%$ really cares about what some kid on the internet says!?!?!? I mean, from the park's perspective... Outside of the very small group of people known as coaster enthusiasts, nobody is really even aware of CS' existence, and I doubt the parks can hardly be bothered by what he's saying. There's so much opinionated dreck on Youtube, that if reputable companies bothered themselves worrying about what every hack on there said, they'd go crazy! So yeah, while I see what you're saying, I guess my point is that in the grand scheme of things, this whole "problem" that was manufactured about the slower launch, was only an issue among a very miniscule portion of people, and nobody here, honestly, should ever take anything CS says with more than a grain of salt.

The YouTube channel/Facebook page doesn't really bother me, but what really blows my mind is the fact that Taylor is a contributor to the Huffington Post. I mean, after they claimed Hillary had a 98% chance of winning the election, I don't think anyone really takes them seriously anymore. But the fact that a major news outlet signed on a kid that repeatedly reports false information and rumors as fact still baffles my mind.

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The YouTube channel/Facebook page doesn't really bother me, but what really blows my mind is the fact that Taylor is a contributor to the Huffington Post. I mean, after they claimed Hillary had a 98% chance of winning the election, I don't think anyone really takes them seriously anymore. But the fact that a major news outlet signed on a kid that repeatedly reports false information and rumors as fact still baffles my mind.

 

I agree with you on the HuffPo connection, and admit that on one hand, it's fairly shocking to me. However, on the other hand, I feel like HuffPo is only a few notches above The Onion when it comes to actual, factual news reporting, so...

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We went to the park Wednesday. LRod was running one train, and had a 75 minute wait most of the day. No downtime until around 915pm when the train we were on had a "roll back." The ride then closed for the night.

 

Sounded like they were doing a lot of work to the other train below the station. The train was also loaded with water dummies.

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So sounds like all the issues still aren't worked out very well yet.. it's to crowded to only be running one train

 

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Even if it is just one train, at least it is open. Something that couldn't be said for a month stretch.

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Yes but you would think that would of been one of their goals during the month of downtime.. from experience both this year and last year, adding the second train causes over half, if not more like 75% of the downtime..

 

I'm here today, park is fairly busy for a Sunday.. parking is in F.. only one train on LR.. Dropline is in fast mode (meaning it never makes a full stop at the top).. good day so far

 

On a side note, I started watching the newer Amazon Prime show "I Love Dick" and in the pilot, Dollywood is mentioned in the first few minutes of the show. He tells his wife when they pass through TN he wants to stop at Dollywood, but that she can't go because you are required to have big b00bs to get in haha

 

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Completely unrelated question. The Thrill in the Hills event this year, does that include all-day Friday or maybe can it be added on as an option with your event ticket? (Asking for a friend.)

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I thought some folks on this thread would appreciate this article about Dolly Parton. She has a fascinating life story.

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/25/feminism-working-class-women-gender-theory-dolly-parton

You won’t get very far as a poor woman without believing you are equal to men – and if someone embodies this thought, it is Dolly Parton, writes Sarah Smarsh

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Yes but you would think that would of been one of their goals during the month of downtime.. from experience both this year and last year, adding the second train causes over half, if not more like 75% of the downtime..

 

I'm here today, park is fairly busy for a Sunday.. parking is in F.. only one train on LR.. Dropline is in fast mode (meaning it never makes a full stop at the top).. good day so far

 

On a side note, I started watching the newer Amazon Prime show "I Love Dick" and in the pilot, Dollywood is mentioned in the first few minutes of the show. He tells his wife when they pass through TN he wants to stop at Dollywood, but that she can't go because you are required to have big b00bs to get in haha

 

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Even when the park was dead a few weeks ago, I think they may have had fast mode on too since it never stopped.

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I got to experience the best and worst of Lightning Rod today. Early afternoon, we waited an hour plus and made it until we were literally next in line at the gates and then, of all things, the fire alarm in the station went off and they evacuated the building. After getting over that frustration we tried again for a night ride. That took another hour plus wait, but it was worth it. A night ride is absolutely insane. It is pitch black back there after the launch. Maybe the best coaster experience I have had. Why are more people not talking about how awesome this coaster is as a night ride??

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I got to experience the best and worst of Lightning Rod today. Early afternoon, we waited an hour plus and made it until we were literally next in line at the gates and then, of all things, the fire alarm in the station went off and they evacuated the building. After getting over that frustration we tried again for a night ride. That took another hour plus wait, but it was worth it. A night ride is absolutely insane. It is pitch black back there after the launch. Maybe the best coaster experience I have had. Why are more people not talking about how awesome this coaster is as a night ride??

 

It is a terrific night ride, as is Tennessee Tornado.

 

It's super dark during Smoky Mountain Christmas.

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I got to experience the best and worst of Lightning Rod today. Early afternoon, we waited an hour plus and made it until we were literally next in line at the gates and then, of all things, the fire alarm in the station went off and they evacuated the building. After getting over that frustration we tried again for a night ride.

 

Hooray for LR night rides! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the next few weeks until my first ever DW visit in hopes that LR continues to run consistently. I want to ride it so badly. A few questions... Besides the fire alarm, was the ride down at all during the day? Are they assigning rows or are you allowed to choose? Still one train ops?

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Hooray for LR night rides! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the next few weeks until my first ever DW visit in hopes that LR continues to run consistently. I want to ride it so badly. A few questions... Besides the fire alarm, was the ride down at all during the day? Are they assigning rows or are you allowed to choose? Still one train ops?

 

It was mostly up the 2 days I was there this week (tues and wed). They were assigning rows and not allowing requests :/ And yes, 1 train ops make the line just crawl along sooo slow. You can see the 2nd train directly under the loading station still full of dummies. But the ride is so good that it's worth putting up with the frustrations to get on it.

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