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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby neilnky » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:21 pm

I have been watching lots of water park and theme park videos on YouTube and got an idea. It seems to me Tennessee Tornado could use alittle love since it is their oldest coaster (not counting good ole Blazing Fury that is). I was thinking they could add some storm elements in the tunnel even if they had to extend it alittle.

I mean like lightning bolts and maybe fans for wind and even a funnel cloud visual effect so you felt like you were in a tornado and whoosh you fly out into all the loops.

Or better yet. Maybe start the dark park at that second station and continue it up the lift hill to the existing tunnel. That may be expensive but not as much as a new coaster. Everyone says it goes so fast I really think enclosing the slower first half with the lift hill with all those wind and storm elements would do Tennessee Tornado some long overdue justice. Most reviews I have seen rate it in the very best of arrow coasters. It would be so cool like a mini Space Mountain except it would be a Storm Mountain lol

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Postby dstephe9 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:33 pm

The tunnel already flashes because of the camera.. I personally see nothing wrong with tornado and don't think it needs anything added.. the entire area is themed great for a tornado already and even during Christmas they make the lights in that area look so sloppy like a tornado had hit.

I'm not sure what enclosing the lift hill would add, if anything, to the ride.

What do you mean it needs a little love? They added new magnetic breaks a few years back, redid the trains some, and overall it's one of their best kept up rides.

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Postby neilnky » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:43 pm

Oh I didn't mean at all it was run down. I love it so much except it could last longer lol. I just meant extra special attention since it is the oldest "big" coaster. I remember Thunder Express. I just think the dark elements would be cool but it is great like it is. I can just visualize going up the enclosed lift hill (although it may need to go slower if they could) with wind, thunder, lightning etc. Like I say just thinking out loud. I love Tennessee Tornado!

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Postby dstephe9 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:46 pm

Got it! When I read in need of love I was like what's wrong with it! It's aged very well and has been updated several times already lol

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Postby dstephe9 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:46 pm

I think Splash Country had more people than Dollywood today! It's sad that on a weekend Dollywood can't fill lot C.

Splash though was slammed! We used our bring a friend $30 coupon and brought my mother in law.. was there for about 5 hours, its pissed pouring right now and the lifeguards were out front giving rain checks so basically two tickets for $30! Pretty sweet :)

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby dstephe9 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:17 pm

I went to go see drumline live tonight and it's probably the best show Dollywoods had in a long time! Park was dead but they still had to give out tickets it was so popular.. they really got the crowd going and it's a very upbeat show! Only a few days left so go see it if your able and haven't been yet!!

I'm sure it's a shortened version of their real shows/tour but drumline normally cost $50 - $75 to see. Also, it didn't seem like it was the entire cast/crew but was still very much worth it!

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby dstephe9 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:25 pm

Dollywoodlover20 wrote:Wonder when we’ll see the cosmetic changes made to the trains? It’s like the hoods/trunks appeared then disappeared haha. I’ll be at the park tomorrow if all goes well. First time of the season (a bit late for my usual but life happens) and I’m so ready. Season pass is ready to go! Question, my parents have the McDonalds 10 dollars off cups for each ticket. So you just enter that code on the cup online when you order your ticket and print it out? I know we used to do the cup deal when it was just 5 dollars off for one ticket if you brought the cup there. I go more than my parents do they didn’t get a pass. I go with friends like 5+ times.
You don't need a code.. you just go to the Dollywood promo site and it should work (at least it has in years past).. I just tested and got all the way to payment info without it requiring a code.. there is a place for a code, but that's for other discounts I believe..

https://www.dollywood.com/lpg/promo/McDonalds

It's $10 off if purchased online and $5 off if you bring your McDonald's bag to the park.. they aren't very secretive about this promo anymore because you can just buy a $1.00 burger or soda and get the deal.

You can find the link above just by googling McDonalds and Dollywood

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:38 pm

Anything new going on in the construction site? Or is it still just....dirt lol?

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby dstephe9 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:50 am

Just dirt. They are building a new small path around the graveyard area, I assume to help the congestion during luminights. The current path goes around the front so they are building one going around the back as well

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby appel » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:57 am

Sorry to bring this up again but is anyone at the park and could give an update on the status of Lightning Rod? The app shows it closed for the day and our trip will happen in a few weeks...

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