I had a great Saturday 09-14-2019 at SDC!!!! Man the coasters were intense! I got the one day photo pass and had my picture made and downloaded them the next day after I got home. It worked great except that Wildfire's picture area wasn't working. I was so rattled after riding the five coasters ( I haven't ridden coasters in several years and am in my fifties lol) that I just didn't think I wanted to ride again later so soon to try for a picture. I chilled out walking around with a friend and riding Flooded Mine. It was great looking at the shops, the 1800's Wilderness Church, and snacking on cinnamon and apple cinnamon bread
White Wing Lodge is making improvements and was great. The new owners were very nice and the breakfast was great. I had never seen an automatic pancake making machine before lol. I wanted the closest place as driving in the mountains stresses me out. I couldn't believe when I exited SDC that the exit was right at White Wing. They are smart giving discounts to SDC passholders. I would definitely get a pass if I lived closer!
At any rate I just loved loved loved SDC. The stores, rides, and restrooms are all great. I always just feel a little cramped as the paths are all narrow but I think that is part of the charm. I couldn't believe that on a Saturday my ride wait time for all the coasters and Flooded Mine weren't bad at all! Loved it and so glad they are there!!!!! SDC and Dollywood are hard to beat if you ask me!!!! Love the Herschend's style!!!