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P. 771: Onsite employee housing under construction at Dollywood

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One quick comment about the length of the brake run, I think that has to do a lot with the location of the ride. If you look at some of the construction photos, and the ride stats you'll notice that the lift height is almost 200 feet but the drop is only 135 feet. In some of the recent pictures on the blog you'll notice also that there is a very steep hill that the lift climbs on and over to reach the top of the mountain where the majority of the ride layout is. Basically the station is at the path level, and the ride is on the top of a ridge 50-70 feet above the path level. The long brake run I think is to get the train back down to the level that the station sits on.

 

 

I believe that the concrete section in the bottom right of this picture is the station area and this pic was taken from the crest of the ridge where the majority of the track layout is, pretty high up there!

 

This is going to be one of the most beautiful coasters in the world.

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Honestly, I don't care about this ride not being heavily themed - the greenery that will eventually grow around the ride will provide an atmosphere like no other.

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I absolutely LOVE the way the lift hill uses the terrain.

 

Me too, it reminds me a lot of the lift hill on Superman at SFOG where you start off face down looking right at some stairs going up that hill then by the time you clear the hill you are already 20 or so feet off the ground. Eagle probably won't have the same effect visually as Superman but it looks similar.

 

 

Honestly, I don't care about this ride not being heavily themed - the greenery that will eventually grow around the ride will provide an atmosphere like no other.

 

I couldn't agree more.

 

Dollywood still might have something really cool up there sleeves that has not been released yet but after seeing the potential for some amazing rider interactions with the themeing on Raptor and the concept art for Swarm and X-Flight, I'll be a little disappointed if some of those aspects aren't incorporated into the ride. After the trees grow in it should create some cool atmosphere for the ride but I doubt they can grow a tree like this...

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I'm so glad they didn't over-do it with the trains. I don't like raptors trains...I mean they look cool but they look so overly themed.

 

In that video when they do the little drawing of it over the picture it got me SO MUCH MORE PUMPED. LOOK HOW OMINOUS IT LOOKS!

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I absolutely love the effort and time they're putting into these videos. It really makes it much more "personal" for us fans, more-so than simply a blog entry now and then.

 

And, it might just be the angle of the pictures, but holy crap that lift hill is steep.

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I think that this will be the best wing-rider out of the bunch! I love the way it is supposed to interact with the hill and natural scenery. And a vertical loop in a wing rider should be interesting.

 

Also, Dollywood did a phenomenal job with this video. It had a little something for everyone. A nice overview for us geeks, while keeping it simple for the GP.

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