Holtskee wrote: To be blunt about it, if I wanted to workout I would go to a gym, not a theme park. Plus the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is right next door where you can go on a REAL hike through the mountains - rather than wandering around in some artificial play fort.
Besides, Dollywood already had a bunch of net climbs, rope swings, ziplines, and physical activity-type stuff in the old Daydream Ridge area that was demolished for Dreamland Forest. I was under the impression they got rid of that because by the late 90s it was considered to be a liability.
I think this is the opposite view I have on theme parks, I had a great time on the ropes course at Toverland last year and I think more parks should at least offer something like this for people to stay more active. The entire area looks like it will be great if they stick close to what the concept art is showing. It may be a few years down the line until I can make my way over to the park, but this is something I'll be sure to do.
As to why add something like this when they already took something similar out, maybe enough (or the right) people complained that they missed the attraction. It could have possibly been the intent on destroying the older area was to implement a newer, safer (aka, dumbed down for sue-happy Americans) area in the future (aka 2009) to keep people, especially kids, physically active.