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

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I was on Gatekeeper, Valravn and Banshee in the beginning of the year and absolutely HATED the vests on all 3 of those coasters.

 

I did Dollywood on Nov 2nd and LOVED the vests on Wild Eagle, they weren't tight on me. I've never ridden it before so I can't say if they're changed or not, but there definitely was a major difference.

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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

Their season pass renewal system is running on the same server as Lightning Rod. 

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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I was on Gatekeeper, Valravn and Banshee in the beginning of the year and absolutely HATED the vests on all 3 of those coasters.

 

I did Dollywood on Nov 2nd and LOVED the vests on Wild Eagle, they weren't tight on me. I've never ridden it before so I can't say if they're changed or not, but there definitely was a major difference.

Im going to check that out this weekend and what shuld I do friday night im going to dollywood staurday

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ok 2021 perdictions

 

Not really a 2021 prediction.. but I do think their next major coaster will be a B&M Hyper. And it'll anchor the phase 2 expansion of Wildwood Grove I think with how poor Lightning Rod was in terms of up time in it's first season and all the delays it experienced they will play it safe with an attraction from a company with a well established quality record.

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ok 2021 perdictions

 

Not really a 2021 prediction.. but I do think their next major coaster will be a B&M Hyper. And it'll anchor the phase 2 expansion of Wildwood Grove I think with how poor Lightning Rod was in terms of up time in it's first season and all the delays it experienced they will play it safe with an attraction from a company with a well established quality record.

ok with a bear theme I would thnik

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^I really don't want to come off harsh or anything. But if you look at the last couple pages of this forum or any forum on this site, you'll see that folks talk in full sentences and make an effort at punctuation, spelling, and good dialogue. Saying things like:

 

ok im going up friday and im staying in gatlenburg what shuld I do on the way up for lunch when I get there and friday night

need stuff to do also shuld I ride mystry mine

 

Corrected: Hey everyone! I plan on staying in Gatlinburg on Friday. I will be coming from ________ and was looking for suggestions on places to stop for lunch along the way, as well as things to do in the area that night. Also, how do people feel about Mystery Mine? Worth riding?

 

ok 2021 perdictions

 

I could fix this, but I am sure there has been dialogue already around 2021 predictions. You could just add to the discussion (even if that is not what is currently being talked about).

 

ok with a bear theme I would thnik

 

Corrected: I personally think a B&M Hyper in Wildwood Grove would fit well with a bear theme. Also, I am sure you could add more to this point. And if all you have to say is that... maybe it is not worth posting at all.

 

Not capitalizing beginning of your sentences

Not capitalizing Friday

Not capitalizing Mystery Mine

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Accidental enter after "friday night"

 

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Gatlinburg as Gatlenburg

Mystery as Mystry

should as shuld

predictions as perdictions

think as thnik

 

Maybe I am off base here. Someone let me know if that is the case. I realize no one is perfect. I often find typos in what I post here and other places. But I make a conscious effort.

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^It's being reported that they were just changed in the last few weeks. Have you been recently?

 

I visited Dollywood for my first time ever on Nov 21st. I rode Wild Eagle multiple times during the day and at night too. There was no tightening or suffocation from the restraints. I had a great time there enjoying walk-on rides on all of the coasters, and the Christmas lights at night topped off an already great day. Additionally, Lightning Rod rides at night are wild, and that quadruple-down near the end is intense!

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^I really don't want to come off harsh or anything. But if you look at the last couple pages of this forum or any forum on this site, you'll see that folks talk in full sentences and make an effort at punctuation, spelling, and good dialogue. Saying things like:

 

ok im going up friday and im staying in gatlenburg what shuld I do on the way up for lunch when I get there and friday night

need stuff to do also shuld I ride mystry mine

 

Corrected: Hey everyone! I plan on staying in Gatlinburg on Friday. I will be coming from ________ and was looking for suggestions on places to stop for lunch along the way, as well as things to do in the area that night. Also, how do people feel about Mystery Mine? Worth riding?

 

ok 2021 perdictions

 

I could fix this, but I am sure there has been dialogue already around 2021 predictions. You could just add to the discussion (even if that is not what is currently being talked about).

 

ok with a bear theme I would thnik

 

Corrected: I personally think a B&M Hyper in Wildwood Grove would fit well with a bear theme. Also, I am sure you could add more to this point. And if all you have to say is that... maybe it is not worth posting at all.

 

Not capitalizing beginning of your sentences

Not capitalizing Friday

Not capitalizing Mystery Mine

No punctuation

Accidental enter after "friday night"

 

Misspelled Words:

I'm as im x2

Gatlinburg as Gatlenburg

Mystery as Mystry

should as shuld

predictions as perdictions

think as thnik

 

Maybe I am off base here. Someone let me know if that is the case. I realize no one is perfect. I often find typos in what I post here and other places. But I make a conscious effort.

 

 

WOW!

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Maybe I am off base here. Someone let me know if that is the case.

Not at all. Its in the terms of service.

 

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^I really don't want to come off harsh or anything. But if you look at the last couple pages of this forum or any forum on this site, you'll see that folks talk in full sentences and make an effort at punctuation, spelling, and good dialogue. Saying things like:

 

ok im going up friday and im staying in gatlenburg what shuld I do on the way up for lunch when I get there and friday night

need stuff to do also shuld I ride mystry mine

 

Corrected: Hey everyone! I plan on staying in Gatlinburg on Friday. I will be coming from ________ and was looking for suggestions on places to stop for lunch along the way, as well as things to do in the area that night. Also, how do people feel about Mystery Mine? Worth riding?

 

ok 2021 perdictions

 

I could fix this, but I am sure there has been dialogue already around 2021 predictions. You could just add to the discussion (even if that is not what is currently being talked about).

 

ok with a bear theme I would thnik

 

Corrected: I personally think a B&M Hyper in Wildwood Grove would fit well with a bear theme. Also, I am sure you could add more to this point. And if all you have to say is that... maybe it is not worth posting at all.

 

Not capitalizing beginning of your sentences

Not capitalizing Friday

Not capitalizing Mystery Mine

No punctuation

Accidental enter after "friday night"

 

Misspelled Words:

I'm as im x2

Gatlinburg as Gatlenburg

Mystery as Mystry

should as shuld

predictions as perdictions

think as thnik

 

Maybe I am off base here. Someone let me know if that is the case. I realize no one is perfect. I often find typos in what I post here and other places. But I make a conscious effort.

I am so sorry I will spell check every thing first

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The island is a very good choice. It's constantly on the top Amusement Parks list that trip advisor sends out. It's free to enter, pay to ride, and full of shops and restaurants.

 

 

 

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What would be a good thing to do on Friday night

 

Goats on the Roof's mountain coaster is pitch black at night while Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster has rainbow lights along the course. Both experiences are great. My personal favorite mountain coaster in the area is the one at Anakeesta, but I think Anakeesta closes a bit earlier and it is a time commitment to ride up and down the mountain to access the coaster.

 

Another attraction I strongly recommend is Mysterious Mansion. If you're a fan of haunts, this is a very impressive attraction.

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Moonshine tastings.

Alpine coasters.

 

Just get a good meal and relax.

I tend to avoid chains. I really like the Alamo Steakhouse. The Peddler too.

 

Parton's Deli is worth a stop, but close pretty early (5pm).

 

Luigi's Pizza was good. Haven't tried Geno's, Slice or Best yet.

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I was on Gatekeeper, Valravn and Banshee in the beginning of the year and absolutely HATED the vests on all 3 of those coasters.

 

I did Dollywood on Nov 2nd and LOVED the vests on Wild Eagle, they weren't tight on me. I've never ridden it before so I can't say if they're changed or not, but there definitely was a major difference.

 

For me, Wild Eagle’s vest restraint suffocated me more than all the others. Valravn would cone in second. I did not have too much of a problem with Gatekeeper last time or Banshee when it opened. I am somewhat of a tall, thin, individual. I hope it is true that they adjusted the restraints as they simply ruin the ride for me.

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I didn't notice any difference last night but it was dark and I had a large jacket on so hard to feel the difference. Also, they've never bothered me.

 

Most of the evening was 1 train ops so also possible they only changed out on one train

 

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I dunno what to think. I am very skinny and tall and it has always bothered the heck out of me. My girlfriend swears by the ride and loves it. This past time, I didn't experience it like in years visits past.

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I'm heading down after work and will give it a courtesy ride to check out if the restraints changed. They bothered me especially after the final helix where it feels like they turn into a boa constrictor trying to squeeze my chest to death.

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^^Yeah it’s really weird how it doesn’t seem to be a certain size or shape, just seems completely random if it bothers people or not. Who knows, it may be some rib cage measurement or something!

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Rode Wild Eagle tonight and didn't notice the vest tightening like it had in the past. After we got back to the station, I asked the ride op and he confirmed that they have modified the mechanics of the restraints so that they no longer tighten during the ride. So, same restraints but whatever mechanism that caused the red vest to tighten has been adjusted.

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