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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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According to the blueprints and what news sources are reporting, yes live ponies and pony riding.. lol

 

But maybe they have some ride planned for the track.. when I first saw the track looking area I though go-karts and not ponies

 

I can't imagine as busy as Dollywood gets at times, pony riding would be a good idea.. but that's just me

 

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I know I'm a little late on the discussion, but as I was looking through the renderings I noticed a lot of similarities between the Wilderness Plaza and the expansion. Notice the roof lines and the truss work over the entry ways. This looks like they are going to tie all both areas together. I could see them changing the theme of the expansion depending on the season like they plan on with the plaza.

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Wilderness Pass

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Expansion rendering

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i'd personally love to see a steampunk mining type theme. build a giant gear with special effects that you walk through mimicking a portal, and have the entire land be themed around a steampunk mining town set in 2051. enjoy a acrobatics show, theme the swinging ship to some sort of grinding gears, and theme the rollercoaster to steampunk aviation. that would be fantastic

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my personal prediction is a carnival area (which i'm not a fan of)

 

This would be a route I'd like to see them take. It would be cool to see a coaster with similar theming as Baron 1898.

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What about this type of pony ride?

 

That’s the type of pony ride I was suspecting and thought one of the blueprint spots looked like it would be for this type ride. Until I read some comments on social media mentioning live pony rides at Dollywood, it never crossed my mind that this would ever be an option at such a busy park.

 

I’m truly hoping that Dollywood doesn’t try using live ponies. I know a few of the larger park resort areas offer live ponies, but I personally think it’s a terrible idea and I foresee lots of issues with it.

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I doubt Dollywood would do live ponies. You’ve got to maintain the smell for one haha you don’t want a theme park smelling like a rodeo/carnival. The way I see it if people want to ride them Pigeon Forge has plenty of trails along with a petting zoo. The only time I’ve seen Dollywood have an actually horse is during the Harvest festival to help make molasses. Or maybe it’s a donkey...either way haha.

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I doubt Dollywood would do live ponies. You’ve got to maintain the smell for one haha you don’t want a theme park smelling like a rodeo/carnival. The way I see it if people want to ride them Pigeon Forge has plenty of trails along with a petting zoo. The only time I’ve seen Dollywood have an actually horse is during the Harvest festival to help make molasses. Or maybe it’s a donkey...either way haha.
Unless they go with the carnival theme it'll add to the area! But yeah I agree, I don't want to smell ponies even if it's a carnival theme lol

 

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I doubt Dollywood would want to do anything with animals seeing as how much backlash SeaWorld has been / is receiving ... Plus as someone pointed out, their would be increased maintenance and car needed for live animals.
Dollywood Company already has a lot of animals in it's care.. mostly the horses at Dolly Parton's Stampede, but still, I don't see much backlash happening from it..

 

Groups have just decided to attack SeaWorld for whatever reason.. remember, Disney has a Zoo and Aquarium (Aquariums in Epcot) and while the aquarium isnt anything compared to SeaWorld, Disney's zoo is huge! Yeah they get some backlash but nothing on SeaWorlds level.. Six Flags even opperates zoos fine..

 

Again, I'm not for live Ponies but I do see Dollywood taking care of them if they had Ponies and I don't see a huge backlash coming from it

 

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Seriously?

Woman Sues Dollywood for $400,000 Over Theme Park Injury

A woman claims she took a trip to Dolly Parton‘s famed amusement park but ended up with a busted wrist, and now she’s suing for damages to the tune of $400,000.

 

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Judy Eatherton says she was visiting Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN on March 19 of last year. While exiting the Rockin’ Roadway Car Ride Eatherton claims her “foot caught on the side of the ride causing her to be thrown to the ground.” She says her right wrist was fractured in the fall.

 

The Rockin’ Roadway is advertised as a mild attraction geared towards kids which allows them to sit behind the wheel of classic cars as they cruise along a fixed track. Eatherton says the ride has a big design flaw though; there are no doorways on the cars, so riders must step over the side of the ride. She claims this alleged flaw is what caused her to trip.

 

Since the fall at Dollywood, she claims to have suffered loss of enjoyment of life, and permanent impairments and disabilities.

 

Eatherton is suing Dolly Parton productions, and the company that operates Dollywood, for negligence.

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Sue happy America.. and the sad thing is, she will get money out of this. $400,000 no but they will settle. I wish companies would stop settling and fight these out. When/if people start loosing over these piss ant suits, maybe they will stop this nonsense lol

 

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$400k because she tripped and hurt her wrist catching the fall? Talk about by he classic slip and fall fraud.

 

I've tripped and caught my fall before. Never more than a few days discomfort.

 

Does she weight 300 lbs?

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