The only thing that would worry me is the fact Silver Dollar City removed a very similar attraction. From a weather standpoint, it's not a shock it'd only run from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That's what a lot of parks do with their water rides.
Another valid reasoning to removing Mountain Slidewinder is the fact that it is not ADA friendly. All other rides at Dollywood are ADA friendly.
I have a feeling that Barnstormer's days are numbered as well due to low ridership.
If you look at where Mountain Slidewinder is located and they removed this ride, this frees up a lot of real estate. Maybe they could keep Barnstormer and the popularity of this ride can change with a new ride in that location.
I have a feeling this area will be addressed after phase 2 of Wildwood Grove.
Along with the oddity of pulling passes off the site last week, they are back with a big jump up on the Gold pass.
DW Regular $104.00 -> $114 Super Regular $154.00 -> $164 Super Gold $214.00 -> $239
$10 more for the regular passes is OK, but $25 increase for gold? Gold pass is now $75 more than regular pass. For 2016 the gold pass was only $40 more (and Super Gold was only $175, a $64 increase in 3 years).
I'm really going to have to reconsider passes now. Some changes and the low sale price ($56, I wouldn't pay $200 for them) lead to me getting Six Flags passes. While I much prefer DW the prices are just getting rough.
SDC also had a $10 jump in both tiers of passes for next year. I'm still going to pay the extra $50 for all of us to go next year, and it's still going to be worth it. Those parks are incredible all year long.
Look at the massive addition they are building though.
As of right now top 25 Maverick...Lightning Run...Fury325...Phantoms Revenge...Shivering Timbers...Montu...:lighting Rod...Afterburn...Mako...Storm Chaser...Goliath SFGAM...Rivine flyer2...Manta...Raging Bull ...American Thunder...Intimidator...Kumba...Millennium Force...Raptor...Voyage...Mine Blower...Renegade...Cheetah Hunt...Mr Freeze Is that 26?
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