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Postby LukeFlynn » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:22 pm

Not sure if they are still there, but they were against the very back of the building under the transfer track leaning on the wall. You can only see them from the initial break run.
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Postby mckayj93 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:12 pm

I was there last half of the day Sunday. Everything was a walk on, it was great! Some rides including LR started shutting down around 8pm though. Something new this visit from my last one 2 weeks ago was Mystery Mine and Wild Eagle ride ops asked about my glasses. I showed them my glasses strap and that satisfied them. Never had a ride op mention glasses before, maybe it was coincidence.
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Postby Txcstrfan » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:12 am

Thanks to every one on this forum for all of the info. We are from Texas and My family visited Dollywood last summer for the first time and fell in love with the park. So we are going again next week on a last minute trip.
I booked us at the Dollywood DreamMore because it advertised the TimeSaver. For a family of 4 this seemed to be a nobrainer vs staying in a chain hotel.
I now see that this timesaver is limited based on reading this message board. Now i am wondering if we should just stay at a chain and pay for the unlimited time saver oit of pocket. Or is there a way to upgrade with DreamMore or Dollywood?

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Postby LukeFlynn » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:39 pm

mckayj93 wrote:I was there last half of the day Sunday. Everything was a walk on, it was great! Some rides including LR started shutting down around 8pm though. Something new this visit from my last one 2 weeks ago was Mystery Mine and Wild Eagle ride ops asked about my glasses. I showed them my glasses strap and that satisfied them. Never had a ride op mention glasses before, maybe it was coincidence.


I always ride with my glasses, they used to be much looser and I never had a problem. I've since had them adjusted and now they are a perfect fit, they don't move at all on any coasters thus far. I'd be pretty disgruntled if they started making people take off their glasses, It would kill the experience on rides like Lightning Rod for me if I wasn't able to see.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:44 pm

LukeFlynn wrote:I'd be pretty disgruntled if they started making people take off their glasses


Just get a strap.

I've been surprised at how lax DW is about sunglasses (most aren't properly adjusted).

I won't wear mine on ride because I'd gate to have to replace them.

Plus they'd smart if they came off and hit someone on a fast coaster (glass lenses)

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Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:48 pm

mckayj93 wrote:I was there last half of the day Sunday. Everything was a walk on, it was great! Some rides including LR started shutting down around 8pm though. Something new this visit from my last one 2 weeks ago was Mystery Mine and Wild Eagle ride ops asked about my glasses. I showed them my glasses strap and that satisfied them. Never had a ride op mention glasses before, maybe it was coincidence.

This season I've read about and witnessed multiple occasions of people being asked to show glasses straps at different parks. Could just be confirmation bias on my part, but it almost makes me wonder if there's some new restriction that's being rapidly adopted among a number of parks.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:49 pm

TEDodd wrote:
LukeFlynn wrote:I'd be pretty disgruntled if they started making people take off their glasses


Just get a strap.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:01 am

I finally resorted to getting a strap for my glasses this year at CP, specifically in response to the heightened need on Steel Vengeance. Even if you buy them at the park (which I did), they aren't very costly. I don't like wearing them around everywhere, but I pop them on before the more intense rides, and then take them off when I'm done. I've been pleasantly surprised with how well they work, even on a complete maelstrom of forces like SV, and it's nice actually being able to see clearly on all coasters! I'd recommend getting some for your park-going trips, just to make things nicer for you, a fellow wearer of glasses. :)
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby neilnky » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:43 am

I have been going to the water park in my area more often this year. I would usually put in contacts (which I hate wearing ) so I wouldn't risk losing my glasses. I decided this year to get a strap and it has been great. I intend to use it for future roller coaster rides at theme parks or really just for a whole theme park visit in general. I just like my glasses as they have transition lenses and the strap takes the worry out of the risk of losing them and I can still see everything lol. Come on with the 2019 announcement already :) I thought it was going to be early this year. August is sort of normal right? I am hoping we get it between now and the end of July but if not it is a lesson in patience.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby jonskinny12 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:48 am

cal1br3tto wrote:This season I've read about and witnessed multiple occasions of people being asked to show glasses straps at different parks. Could just be confirmation bias on my part, but it almost makes me wonder if there's some new restriction that's being rapidly adopted among a number of parks.


When I was at Cedar Point a few weeks ago I wore my sunglasses almost the entire time. Sometimes they would ask if I had a strap and sometimes they wouldn't, but it's obviously possible that they were still looking even when they didn't ask. They've had that as a rule for at least a couple years now so I bought a strap for like $4 when I got to the park.

But at Kings Island the day before I wore them without a strap on a lot of rides and never got questioned once.

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