thrillerman1 wrote:I can't decide if the giant loop is situated over the main walkway between Wilderness Pass and Thunderhead Gap (whatever it's called can't recall), but kinda looks like it and that would be cool.
Okay, let's see if I can explain this without completely confusing you further!
Take a look at this photo of the layout from the Dollywood site:
And then this photo taken of the job site:
Now imagine rotating the Dollywood concept art about 180 degrees while using the two sheds (right behind me trying not to fall on my A$$ in the mud!) as a reference point between the two photos. Those two sheds show up as the two buildings on the concept art that are to the right of the first drop.
So, in the photo my wife took, you can just barely see the back of Mystery Mine (the side facing Splash Battle and Wilderness Pass) on the far left of the photo. The loop will be somehere between the sheds and where I am standing in the photo or in that general area. I believe the large support that is centered in the photo is part of the zero-G roll. So, essentially my wife is standing underneath the Zero G roll. This is my best guess of course, it is hard to tell with just the supports up.
So, I think you are correct in thinking that the large loop will be clearly visible in the area between Mystery Mine and Splash Battle.
thrillerman1 wrote:. Also, wondering if the steam train interacts with Wild Eagle in some manner which would also be interesting.
I am pretty sure this will not be the case. The inclined immelman will get close to the train, but they will probably keep a distinct treeline in place between this area of the park and Wild Eagle. You should actually get some great views of the ride from Slidewinder's line!
So, hope this helps and didn't confuse anymore!