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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:28 pm

^^ To me, that second photo...it looks kind of....odd to me. Just...out there.
Does it have anything that might be used to light the head up at night?
Or make it move at all?
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Postby dstephe9 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:29 pm

It's drained or looked drain as far as I could tell and it also had a big fence around it so you can't see in (aside from peaking through the gaps. Which I did.. it was hard to see but drained but no other work had been done yet as far as I could tell).. it had advertisments for Luminights all around the fence.. Almost made me wonder if the maze is going to be located there! I doubt it but other than luminights being posted all around the fence, no other teasers were up

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby dstephe9 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:30 pm

Nrthwnd wrote:^^ To me, that second photo...it looks kind of....odd to me. Just...out there.
Does it have anything that might be used to light the head up at night?
Or make it move at all?
They actually have a bunch of them hanging like ghost.. grabbing a pic was just a last minute idea so I didn't get the rest in the pic

But yes, they had a black wire running to them so I'd imagine they have lights in them

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Wild Eagle @ Dollywood G-Force rating??

Postby davidishka » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:40 pm

I'm a bit of a coaster newbie, and I would like some feedback from more experienced coaster riders. I LOVE Wild Eagle and I was just wondering if anyone knows or can roughly guess how intense the G's are? (based off other rides that feel about the same and actually list their g force measurements)

I understand some people like to call it "Mild Beagle" although personally i feel it's very intense, i'd just like to know my g-force tolerance and eagle feels like it's my highest without passing out, considering everytime i go on it i nearly lose my vision during the first loop and the other elements with higher forces. i've been wanting to go on stuff like the tennessee tornado and etc but the G-forces are listed as 3.7, and i'm afraid of passsing out since i feel like eagle is a bit more tame. what are your thoughts?
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Re: Wild Eagle @ Dollywood G-Force rating??

Postby LukeFlynn » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:46 pm

Not sure on the topic exactly, but I think you should get on Tennessee Tornado regardless!
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Re: Wild Eagle @ Dollywood G-Force rating??

Postby SingleRiderCam » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:33 pm

I've recently had experiences like this, but I think you would be fine one Tennessee Tornado. It's very short and there's only one moment on the ride where you would slightly lose your vision. Just try it out, the worst that could happen is if the forces make you slightly nauseous, if that's the case and you have the choice to sit at a nearby bench, then the ride isn't for you, but if you do feel the same experience as on Wild Eagle, then you are ready for most of the rest of the park. Take this from a guy who has suffered through Irritable Bowel Syndrome for the past 2 years and has slowly recovered into riding coasters (including intense ones like Lightning Rod and Afterburn).
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:50 pm

Forces work differently on different people. I could fall asleep on Wild Eagle after getting the great views going up the lift, but could marathon Tennessee Tornado and enjoy myself with it's perfect level of intensity.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby mckayj93 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:47 am

I think where you sit on the train affects that a lot, especially on Wild Eagle. The back is much more forceful than the front, and the left and right are different experiences. Even with your experience you mentioned, there is nothing I'd be afraid to ride at Dollywood. Just save Lightning Rod for last :)
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby fireman1000 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 am

mckayj93 wrote:I think where you sit on the train affects that a lot, especially on Wild Eagle. The back is much more forceful than the front, and the left and right are different experiences. Even with your experience you mentioned, there is nothing I'd be afraid to ride at Dollywood. Just save Lightning Rod for last :)


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Re: Wild Eagle @ Dollywood G-Force rating??

Postby prozach626 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 am

davidishka wrote: i'm afraid of passsing out since i feel like eagle is a bit more tame. what are your thoughts?

You're not going to pass out on any roller coaster.

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