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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:25 pm
by beenagins87
Wish I was at the park today, instead I'm having to go to a wedding.

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:41 pm
by dstephe9
You sure? It's cold and rainy lol.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:37 pm
by beenagins87
dstephe9 wrote:You sure? It's cold and rainy lol.

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I can deal with cold and rainy, as long as it's not freezing.

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:47 pm
by dstephe9
Currently 45 in Knoxville.. I'd imagine low 40s at Dollywood so close to freezing

Looks like Dollywood is dead today though but so is LR right now :( haha

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:02 pm
by coasterdude5
Lightning Rod was up and down all day. Reduced to one-train operation early in the afternoon. Riding in the rain hurt like hell, but I didn't care — I was so glad to get a ride. The sun just came out, but "cold and rainy" was the name of the game starting a bit before noon. Had it not been for Drop Line's opening, I may have postponed my trip.

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:15 pm
by ernierocker
Yesterday, Theme Park Review was invited to the grand opening of Dollywood's newest thrill ride, Drop Line. While the day started with a showing of Dolly Parton's new dinner show, Smoky Mountain Adventures, I am going to concentrate on the new ride in this post. If you would like to see photos from Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventure, you can click here.

I may have posted a few times in the past :p that Timber Tower's former location would make a perfect spot for a drop tower. So, I was definitely thrilled to hear the announcement of Drop Line. The ride is a perfect addition to Timber Canyon and with the upcoming addition of Whistle Punk Chaser, Timber Canyon is going to and does look great! Drop Line reminds me of Acrophobia at Six Flags Over Georgia with the rotating seats as you rise to the summit. It adds one final rotation before making a slight rise once again before dropping. While I feel the drop on Acrophobia is more forceful, the seats on Drop Line are much more forgiving than on Acrophobia if you know what I mean, guys. ;)

One last thing, the views are spectacular! We sat both times facing Thunderhead and you basically have an close up aerial view of the layout. You can see all of the roller coasters including Lightning Rod and some great views of the surrounding mountains.

On to the photos!

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:31 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
The whole ride area looks so good. Cannot wait to ride this--only 3 more weeks!

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:50 pm
by coasterbill
The ride area looks great and I can't wait to ride this. Honestly the view alone makes it a "can't miss" attraction.

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:51 pm
by thrillseeker4552
It's nice to see Dollywood with a drop tower. That spot was just begging for one since the removal of Timber Tower. LOVE how open the restraints look! They seem even more "freeing" than Lex Luthor's/Zumanjaro's!

Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 6:36 pm
by A.J.
While I'm disappointed that a playground was taken away for Whistle Punk Chaser, as a coaster and experience, it looks much nicer and more fun than Sideshow Spin did.