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p. 734 - Lightning Rod closed for remainder of 2020 season

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Yeah, the difference to the rider between I-Box track and the current track is really minimal. The only major difference would be that the ride would actually be open when you wanted to ride it and wh

You mean like this. . . (pssst, all wooden coasters run on steel rails, well, with the exception of the flying turns)   Also, who would have thought the first RMC coaster to get the RM

Shenanigans! Dollywood is a theme park. Do you realize how many people go to Dollywood for the shows? Or the Eagle habitat? Or the soot train? Or just to take it all in? Or the freaking cinnamon

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Thank god I don't live anywhere near Dollywood. I'd be so f*cking fat.

All you need now is for the Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge to sell the cinnamon bread.

 

I've got to level with you, they should consider it because right now the Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge sucks.

 

I know, I know... I'm a terrible parrothead, but it's the lamest Margaritaville I've ever seen in my life. Like, we had a great time... but come on. Get with the program, Pigeon Forge. The one in Niagara Falls that didn't even have Landshark at the Landshark Bar was better.

 

I don't expect every one to be like the one at City Walk , but a little effort would be nice.

 

That said, I still got hammered there and bought a Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge T-Shirt.

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https://blog.dollywood.com/index.php/2018/01/10/what-happens-at-dollywood-in-the-off-season/

 

I just ran across this on Dollywood's website. Shouldn't expect to expect anything major where Apple Jack's sandwich shop was torn down. It looks like from this that Rivertown Junction is getting the upgrades like Timber Canyon got last off season. It seems that the food eating area would be where the building was. Not exciting, but it did a good job opening things up in Country Fair when they removed Sideshow Spin. I also ate at Aunt Granny's at Christmas, while the food is good, it is very dated looking inside.

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I also ate at Aunt Granny's at Christmas, while the food is good, it is very dated looking inside.

 

Fresh paint would be good, but I hope they don't change it like they did Backstage.

 

Aunt Granny's dates back to the earliest days as Dollywood (main entrance used to be right across from it, before Showstreet existed)

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Just booked Dollywood for my Birthday weekend with my fiance, daughter and her BF. (yeah that sounds weird even saying!)

 

I can't wait to head back to this park and see all the changes since 2010! Its opening weekend so I'm assuming it will be pretty busy. We are staying at the resort onsite so the perks will be great!

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^ Well, you definitely gotta get something(s) totally DRENCHED in you-know-what* for the occasion, hmm?

 

Happy B-Day In Advance!

 

*Sprinkles, for those who need to know.

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^ Well, you definitely gotta get something(s) totally DRENCHED in you-know-what* for the occasion, hmm?

 

Happy B-Day In Advance!

 

*Sprinkles, for those who need to know.

 

Of course I will! They better just not charge for extra!

 

Thanks!

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Dolly has removed herself from the homecoming Parade. Hmmm. Saying that Dollywood has hogged the spotlight in the area for long enough. Honestly that just sounds odd to me. Thoughts?

 

Sounds like a combo of she is getting old, and maybe opinions have shifted about her involvement in that specific parade in general. Whereas at one point they probably viewed it as an honor to have her, I could see how today's crowd might interpret it as attention hogging. Just perspective really. I think her getting older and not wanting to get out as much is probably as big a part of it.

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This year it's Cal Ripken. You know, it could also be for financial reasons. Who knows how much Dollywood paid to sponsor (if they paid) and maybe someone else decided to pay more? (Ripken built a new facility in the area late 2016) Lots of factors could come to play here.

 

Maybe the city wanted to change the theme of the parade, they are changing the name of the parade to music in the mountains, so why not the theme?

 

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^ Maybe she's worried about getting booed after the backlash to the Dixie Stampede name change to just "Dolly Parton's Stampede". People on social media are still livid about it. Could be that by just taking a back seat for a while she's hoping for the controversy to blow over.

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Dolly has removed herself from the homecoming Parade. Hmmm. Saying that Dollywood has hogged the spotlight in the area for long enough. Honestly that just sounds odd to me. Thoughts?

 

Yeah, I'd guess there's more too it, probably medically. She's no spring chicken.

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Dolly has removed herself from the homecoming Parade. Hmmm. Saying that Dollywood has hogged the spotlight in the area for long enough. Honestly that just sounds odd to me. Thoughts?

 

It's probably more along the lines that Hershend/Dollywood has removed Dolly from the annual parade. But anyway, she is planning to be on park Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. Hopefully they will at least have a Festival of Nations parade in the park as in years past.

 

On a unrelated note, did anyone on here make it out to the park before or after the frigid shutdown on January 1st and 2nd? I am wondering if the lighted butterfly was ever brought back to the Christmas festival anywhere in the park. In recent years, it was hung rather inconspicuously on the side of the Emporium facing the tram pickup pavilion. I expected it to be placed back in it's rightful home where the butterfly "planter" is located, between Showstreet Palace and the Sweet Shoppe, but I didn't see it there when I attended the festival twice in November.

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On a unrelated note, did anyone on here make it out to the park before or after the frigid shutdown on January 1st and 2nd? I am wondering if the lighted butterfly was ever brought back to the Christmas festival anywhere in the park. In recent years, it was hung rather inconspicuously on the side of the Emporium facing the tram pickup pavilion. I expected it to be placed back in it's rightful home where the butterfly "planter" is located, between Showstreet Palace and the Sweet Shoppe, but I didn't see it there when I attended the festival twice in November.

 

I was at the park over xmas week and do not remember seeing this butterfly you speak of. We hung out with Larrygator for 2 days and he's more familiar with the park than I am so maybe he can chime in on if it was there and I simply walked right past it.

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