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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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Just incase anyone is curious, here’s a photo that has been circulating around on facebook showing the difference between the train fronts:

 

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Ewwww, nooo!!!

 

Like yes, I'm glad it's back up and workingish... But the new front of the trains looks like a massive downgrade.

 

Not that it will affect the ride at all... but still.

 

Honestly when I rode Monday night, I glanced and was like “Ok that’s the new front? Ok cool looks lighter.” Never paid any more attention. I think it’s because ever other time I’ve ridden it I’ve slowly watched everything be removed from the other. (Lights, Tires, Bumper). If you do ride in the front you get this track view that adds an extra edge which is cool too.

 

Yes it’s different, but trust me. In person, it’s not as bad as people are making it. I’d rather a working coaster that hauls and performs all the time with a smaller hood, rather than one that’s down and tears it’s decorative hood up.

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Well. Here it is. 2019 operating schedule.

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Notible changes;

In March, The park will close at 6:00pm instead of 7:00pm, except on Saturdays, the park will now close at 8:00pm instead of 9:00pm.

For April, May and first part of June, on Saturday’s the park will now close at 8:00pm instead of 9:00pm

During the Dollywood Summer celebration, the park will close at 9:30pm instead of 10:00pm.

For the Dollywood Harvest Festival and the GREAT Pumpkin LumiNights, in October the park will be closed on Tuesdays.

 

And Dollywood’s Splash Country

 

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Changes:

The park will no longer close at 8:00pm on Saturdays in July.

The last week of August the park will only be open Sunday and Saturday.

 

Subject to change though. As you know they made a bunch of changes to 2018’s schedule before the season started.

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LR and MM didn't open with park today. Maybe the rain.

 

Saw LR launch just after 10:30 but app still says TC.

 

Waiting for rain to clear out before walking over.

Thats been the case for several days this week involving LR not opening with the park.

 

On another note, I came across some pictures on twitter showing more track pieces that have arrived for Dragon Flier, including some support pieces as well. The supports look to be a dark green color.

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LR and MM didn't open with park today. Maybe the rain.

 

Saw LR launch just after 10:30 but app still says TC.

 

Waiting for rain to clear out before walking over.

Thats been the case for several days this week involving LR not opening with the park.

 

On another note, I came across some pictures on twitter showing more track pieces that have arrived for Dragon Flier, including some support pieces as well. The supports look to be a dark green color.

 

Light Green. The whole coaster is practically there

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Light Green. The whole coaster is practically there

Yes, the track is light green but the picture I saw of the supports showed a darker green. It could’ve just been the angle, though. Hopefully this means that it won’t be too long before vertical construction will begin of the coaster.

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Looks like the pre sale price for next year season passes will be around $126. Last year prices was 108 if you bought them early. They are offering a new 9 month payment plan for those who sign up early to make it only 14 per month per a letter I received in the mail yesterday. Disappointed that they are cutting evening hours next year with the new land being designed to be awesome in the dark with all the cool lighting on the big tree and throughout. Wish they would go back to 10 weekdays and Midnight on Friday and Saturday in the summer. Side note noticed a trend the last 4 days of lightning Rod going TC multiple times throughout the day. Seems to be getting more frequent again. Not a good sign

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Light Green. The whole coaster is practically there

Yes, the track is light green but the picture I saw of the supports showed a darker green. It could’ve just been the angle, though. Hopefully this means that it won’t be too long before vertical construction will begin of the coaster.

 

Oh the supports are blue

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I’ve seen many people state the supports are blue, I’m assuming they are referring to the pieces for Mad Mockingbird.

So glad you posted this. I know I am color deficient but I knew I saw what looked like blue supports by the green tracks lol. I feel like I'm not crazy now as those blue pcs were for Mad Mockingbird! So exciting to see the construction trucking along!

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I’ve seen many people state the supports are blue, I’m assuming they are referring to the pieces for Mad Mockingbird.

So glad you posted this. I know I am color deficient but I knew I saw what looked like blue supports by the green tracks lol. I feel like I'm not crazy now as those blue pcs were for Mad Mockingbird! So exciting to see the construction trucking along!

 

Yep I was wrong. Sorry lol.

 

I did think it was weird to see like every single track piece and then like 1 blue support

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I'm trying to plan a trip to Dollywood just before Thanksgiving. I went to buy season passes and the site says they are not for sale. Does anyone know when they will be back? I'm considering getting a SuperPass for the 20% discount at DreamMore...

 

Thanks,

Chris

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Black bears are herbivores so unless a cub is being threatened they are kind of not aggressive but I still wouldn't get too close.
This is what I tell people all the time around here but they never believe me.. it's true though!! And even if they do get aggressive, their first sign of aggressiveness is usually a "bluff charge"! (Bad name that some folks even consider isn't a true or accurate name for what's happening) Sort of like playing chicken with a bear haha. They say the black bear will stop 100% of the time if anyone is ever brave enough to stand still and see.

 

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Black bears are herbivores so unless a cub is being threatened they are kind of not aggressive but I still wouldn't get too close.

 

They are omnivores. But I agree they are not that aggressive unless you annoy them. My encounters have been anticlimatic.

 

Grizzlies are more aggressive than the average bear, if you're in the northern Rockies.

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