Dollywood Discussion Thread

P. 1678: Wildwood Grove announcement
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Postby crispy » Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:49 am

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!


April 3rd, 2005 - Dolly Parton gives away 1,600 Annual Passes good for 20 years - SEE BELOW!
June 7th, 2005 - leaked artwork for 2006 and 2007 additions
July 7th, 2005 - Timber Tower announced
July 28th, 2005 - Waterpark expansion in 2006

March 30th, 2006 - 130 foot coaster coming to Dollywood
July 7th 2006 - Mystery Mine Official Announcement
July 19th, 2006 - Dollywood get Lo-Q

Mystery Mine Construction Photos
June 17, 2007 - Topple Tower strands riders for 3 hours
July 19th, 2007 - River Battle announced for 2008

August 1st, 2008 - Adventure Mountain Concept Art
October 10th, 2008 - Construction Halted on Adventure Mountain

March 30th, 2009 - SkyZip officially announced
April 3rd, 2009 - SkyZip Construction Update
October 25th, 2009 - Adventure Mountain Construction Update
November 4th, 2009 - Details of 2009 Smoky Mountain Christmas
November 24th, 2009 - Another Adventure Mountain Construction Update

March 30th, 2010 - Adventure Mountain Opening Press Release
August 1st, 2010 - Barnstormer officially announced for 2011
August 5th, 2010 - Brief Dollywood Nights Trip Report
November 16th, 2010 - Dollywood wins the 2010 Applause Award

February 10th, 2011 - Barnstormer Construction Update
March 8th, 2011 - 2011 Season Press Release
March 12th, 2011 - Dollywood announces 3-year extension with Lo-Q
March 21st, 2011 - First Media Story on 2012 Coaster (Wild Eagle)
March 24th, 2011 - 2012 Coaster (Wild Eagle) Approved by City Planners
March 27th, 2011 - Barnstormer and General Park Trip Report
April 7th, 2011 - Article About Dollywood's Resort Plans
May 24th, 2011 - 2012 Project (Wild Eagle) Construction Update
June 6th, 2011- Blue B&M Track is spotted en route to Dollywood!
August 20th, 2011 - Dollywood to announce 2012 Project at Boomsday!
September 4th, 2011 - Wild Eagle Official Press Release
September 5th, 2011 - TPR's Official Wild Eagle Announcement and Construction Update!
October 9th, 2011 - Brief Media Article Regarding Dollywood's Troubles with Timber Tower
October 16th, 2011 - Wild Eagle Construction Update
November 2nd, 2011 - Press Release About Track Completion with Virtual Ride Animation
November 12th, 2011 - TPR's Backstage Construction Tour of Wild Eagle
November 22nd, 2011 - Dollywood Entertainment wins Two Brass Ring Awards
December 21st, 2011 - Wild Eagle Construction Update and More!

January 6th, 2012 - New 'From Egg to Eagle' posted, teases train arrival
January 25th, 2012 - Wild Eagle Media Construction Tour!
February 7th, 2012 - Video of Wild Eagle Testing!
February 11th, 2012 - Timber Tower likely never to reopen.
February 25th, 2012 - New Egg to Eagle Update from Dollywood!
February 27th, 2012 - Installation of World's Largest Metal Eagle Sculpture
March 5th, 2012 - A sneak peak at Wild Eagle's Loading Station and Control Panel!
March 23rd, 2012 - Wild Eagle Media Day!
June 16th, 2012 - RiverRush announced for Splash Country in 2013!
June 16th, 2012 - National Roller Coaster Museum traveling exhibit at Dollywood through Septmber 16th
August 22nd, 2012 - Dollywood Company President Ken Bell retires
October 19th, 2012 - New offerings for 2013 season announced!
December 10th, 2012 - Adventure Mountain & Imagination Cinema out for 2013 season?
December 10th, 2012 - Adventure Mountain removal confirmed!

January 22, 2013 - Lo-Q coming to Splash County in 2013!
August 21st - Fire Chaser Express Announced for 2014 along with Dreammore Resort for 2015
October 7th, 2013 - Full POV video of FireChaser Express!
December 20, 2013 - Firechaser Express construction photos

March 22, 2014 - Firechaser Express Media Day
October 23rd, 2014 - Update on DreamMore Resort

July 27th, 2015 - Dollywood DreamMore Resort Officially Opens
August 7th, 2015 - Lightning Rod, world's first launched wooden coaster announced
December 28th, 2015 - Lighting Rod Construction Photo Tour

June 13th, 2016 - Lightning Rod POV Posted!
October 26th, 2016 - New drop tower, junior coaster & more for 2017!

May 6th, 2017 - Grand Opening/Media Event for Drop Line!
August 22nd, 2017 - Dollywood confirms the removal of Splash Battle
November 3rd, 2017 - Historic investment in entertainment during 2018!

March 4th, 2018 - Dollywood has filed for a 5 acre expansion of the park for the 2019 season.
August 3rd, 2018 - Wildwood Grove announcement

Original Post:

Sounds like at least one park knows how to treat thier supporters. A group of people were waiting to see The Moscow Circus and were handed, what they believed to be normal tickets, but when they got inside, Dolly herself came on stage and informed everyone that for the 20th season of Dollywood they got FREE platinum passes to Dollywood and Splash Country. Free parking and free admittance to the park. the passes expire IN TWENTY YEARS.

Thats right they gave 1600 people twenty year passes to the park, and it sound like that is just the start.

here is a link to the story

there is a video link on the upper left hand corner of the webpage
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Postby Cjw » Sun Apr 03, 2005 5:58 am

:shock: Jesus christ

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Postby PKDFreak » Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:21 am

Damn...I was there that day! Why dident I just go and see The Moscow Circus!!!!

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Postby SharkTums » Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:34 am

Dolly Parton is awesome...this just confirms it!

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Postby CoasterCrazy » Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:57 am

That is awesome!:shock:

I would love to get 20 year passes to Dollywood.

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Postby coasterdude5 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:03 pm

Dollywood is unbeatable! Nothing else like it!

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Postby robbalvey » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:51 pm

Dammit! And to think we were invited to that media day event and didn't go. =(

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Postby crispy » Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:32 pm

Robb, if you got free passes for twenty years, how often would you go?, its quite a trek from where you live

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Postby robbalvey » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:39 pm

^ Well, considering we've been there 3 times in the past 5 years we would have made some use for it!

--Robb "Then again, every time we've been there it's been for a media or PR thing anyway!" Alvey :D

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Postby crispy » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:52 pm

What it is is master Marketing, i think I'll go to Dollywood now, because she is so nice


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