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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby brenthodge » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:24 pm

WOW - going to town on FCE. We were there just 2 weeks ago and I don'r recall seeing much vertical at all and certainly no any track to that extent. Really booking it now. My only complaint - and I need to politely mention this to the park - and has anyone else noticed - that Contry Fair area really needs a general refurb. Paint is faded, wood rot showing, rust visible etc. I know it is a "vintage" fair look, but its looking a little rough around the edges. Sticks out a bit in this otherwise GREAT looking park. Hope it gets a little love before the season.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby PhilipB » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:24 pm

CF isn't the only place looking like that. I really wish they'd take a year and pump some money into the existing park and refurbish a lot of it, especially Jukebox Junction. That place is looking rough.

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Postby SuperShawn » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:34 pm

Nice to finally see the progress made on FCE. It's looking fun, and like a decent enough reason (not that I need one) to head back to Dollywood.
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Postby DBru » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:48 am

Every time I see a signature picture of Tennessee Tornado nestled away in that valley, I'm reminded of how it's probably one of the most visually striking coasters ever. That spiral loop is so gigantic. It looks (and rides) magnificent.

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Postby rosscoe » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:04 am

Really need to get back here at some stage, does the mountain area get covered in snow? Would love to see the park all lite up for the holidays.

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Postby Vonni » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:54 am

Its crazy how much Dollywood has grown and changed! The last time I was there, Tennessee Tornado was the only Coaster there (not counting Blazing Fury)!

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Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:35 pm

PhilipB wrote:CF isn't the only place looking like that. I really wish they'd take a year and pump some money into the existing park and refurbish a lot of it, especially Jukebox Junction. That place is looking rough.



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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:00 pm

Great photos! I love how well Dollywood puts together their Christmas event!

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby DanM64 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:02 pm

Awesome photos! I REALLY like the color scheme they chose for FCE. It blends in very well with the area.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby HWFan » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:50 pm

I thought it was interesting how some of the track was more triangular shaped to provide more support in areas of high stress. Does anyone know more about that subject?

The pictures were great. I was surprised that the splash battle vehicles were just winterized and stores around the track, although I'm sure moving them somewhere else would be extremely hard.

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