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P. 1678: Wildwood Grove announcement
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:28 pm

TBpony414 wrote:I expected that there would be a gate or something in there so normal folks couldn't get back too far.


Again, aerial map views show it all well.

As I said, the HR and training offices are back there. So is the clinic (was an urgent care clinic plus occupational health).

It's also the route the trolley takes (avoiding the parking lot booths and Veterans traffic)

So far they haven't had problems to need a gate.

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Postby MindbenderManiac » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:37 am

Lined up outside the front gate awaiting my wristband for today's big announcement. I tried to drive over to the employee lot but didn't have the guts to pass the authorized personnel only sign. However L-rod's station lights are on and I swear I'm hearing it cycle every so often. Though I can't see anything from where I am in line. There may be hope!!

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby ASE » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:09 am

Dollywood has updated their logo on dollywood.com in the past week from "Great Smoky Mountains, TN" to "Parks & Resorts". Could this be a clue on something bigger than Wildwood Grove being announced today???? I've heard of 2 other things, but neither of which I a) feel confident about nor b) want to spoil if they DO announce them. Looking forward to the official reveal!

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:02 am

TEDodd wrote:
Canobie Coaster wrote:I know the pot hole is at the bottom of the drop, but is that also right where spot where there's the opening for the road to pass underneath the coaster?
The road passes under the area before the launch starts up the hill.
Aerial photos on maps show it well.

I don't remember anything under it at the bottom of the big drop. The track there goes under the track that goes to the triple (quad?) down.


I thought I remembered there being a road underneath the bottom of the drop. I went back and watched the TPR POV and attached the following screenshot. It looks like something passes underneath the pothole area.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:06 am

^I believe there was an access road there during construction, seems like I remember that section of track not being completed until the rest of the layout after the drop and before the return past the drop was completed.

Edit: I was wrong, that track from the drop into the wave turn was completed before the rest of the layout but there is a some kind of construction access road there.
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Postby A.J. » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:09 am

That could have been the cause of the problem. Remember that section of GaleForce that was like...in the middle of the layout that couldn't fit properly?
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:37 am

Just getting to the gate.

Made it in the theater.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:03 am

There's a livestream of the announcement up on their Youtube page (probably on Facebook and various other social media outlets as well).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c40IDr45qc


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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:10 am

<<Watching the live stream>>

Is this land really themed to the magic of trees and forests because like...

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

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