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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:14 am
by CoasterAuditor
coasterbill wrote:<<Watching the live stream>>

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

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Interesting I would of thought it was themed to deforestation. :lmao:

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:15 am
by ASE

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:16 am
by coasterbill
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Bear, bear, bear on the loose!!!!!

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:21 am
by A.J.
Here's Pete Owens' release on the new Wildwood Grove land coming to Dollywood in 2019:

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https://blog.dollywood.com/index.php/2018/08/03/dollywoods-new-land-offers-attractions-experiences/

Dollywood’s New Land Offers Attractions, Experiences

When it comes to Dollywood’s largest expansion – Wildwood Grove – you might expect that I would be most excited about the 11 new experiences or the increased amount of space that the area is going to provide to the families who visit Dollywood every year. I am, however, most excited about the expansion of “heart” that Wildwood Grove will bring to Dollywood in 2019.

For many years, Dollywood has been a place where families go to reconnect, to play together and to make memories worth repeating. We’ve been dreaming about this for many years, and now in Wildwood Grove, all of us will get to experience a brand new story that fits well within the vision Dolly created for Dollywood more than 30 years ago. While, Wildwood Grove is a whole new land big enough to be its own property, it is still ALL Dollywood.

The entire area is centered on the massive Wildwood Tree, an icon covered in brightly-colored leaves and butterflies that speaks to the heart of Dollywood and to the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. It stands proud over a land built within the imagination of the Great Smoky Mountains. It glistens with the majesty of the forest and glows brightly every night, creating an ever-changing experience day or night.

As soon as you pass though the hollow log portal of the new land, you feel the difference. The Wildwood Tree stands over the entire area, its heart song ringing true in the breeze, just as Dolly described it. The entire area is filled with beautiful and distinctive rides and attractions for families to explore. You can imagine yourself riding on the back of a Smoky Mountain black bear, swinging on a giant leaf, or flying suspended from a dragonfly. Most important, Wildwood Grove is a place the entire family can play together. There are indoor and outdoor spaces to play and experience; new friends to meet; and a great new restaurant to refresh and recharge. In short, it is a new adventure and I, for one, cannot wait to take my family on a hike through Wildwood Grove, stand alongside and watch the kaleidoscope of colors dance on the Wildwood Tree. We might even hop on a bear or ride on a dragonfly – together.

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:30 am
by Intaman
coasterbill wrote:Image
Bear, bear, bear on the loose!!!!!


For a second, I thought guests might actually be able to ride live bears throughout the area adding a unique experience unlike anything else in the Smoky Mountain area! :lol: :lol:

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:41 am
by Shavethewhales
Gorgeous. A little more "fantasy" than I expected, but it's the type of thoughtful addition that HFEC excels at. I love how they combine an interesting layered theme with a bunch of attractions and keep a focus on making the whole package work together as an experience instead of just a bunch of individual rides.

The flyers intrigue me as well. I guess HFEC actually bought one of the first new-gen flyers from Larson way back in the CC days, but they haven't bought from them in awhile unless I've missed something. Hopefully they don't get sucked into a super loop package as well. :lmao:

The new relationship with Vekoma may be the most exciting part of all of this, given Vekoma's recent trajectory.

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:45 am
by pinslasher
Dollywood 2019

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:46 am
by grsupercity
Is it a Orkanen clone? That ride looks like a great ride. A 453M family suspended coaster

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:51 am
by A.J.
grsupercity wrote:Is it a Orkanen clone? That ride looks like a great ride. A 453M family suspended coaster

I believe so. It looks like, in terms of rides, the land will have a 453m Vekoma Suspended Family coaster, a Larson Flying Skooter, and several Zamperla family / children's rides.

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:52 am
by pinslasher
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