Erik & Misty's Smoky Mountain Adventures

Dollywood, Mini Golf, & What Have You
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Postby WFChris » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:52 pm

I want to go there just for the golf kitty.

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Postby disneymoc » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:55 am

I can't believe how much it looks like the Chattanooga courses. Just not as well kept up. And that is a sad statement. :)

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Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:46 am

This does look a bit kinky, but what's up with the dude in the truck dragging the trees down the road? Haha...

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Postby disneymoc » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:47 am

STR8FXXXINEDGE wrote:This does look a bit kinky, but what's up with the dude in the truck dragging the trees down the road? Haha...



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Postby Reon » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:06 am

Awesome old school minigolf! Do they seriously rent out cats?
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Postby Electerik » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:54 pm

^ Well, not "rent," exactly....
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Postby Moose » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:26 am

I don't think you could ever get a cat to follow you around unless it decides you are worthy of its company.

Having a golf kitty would definately make minigolf better at that course.

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Postby tnguy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:56 pm

I love Sir Goony's. Its much better than the bland putt putt course thats also in town.

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Postby Electerik » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:38 am

In past years, Dollywood has had a BBQ & Bluegrass festival around September. They didn't do it this year, though. I'm not quite sure why. Maybe they just felt the park stood up well enough on its own in the summer.

I certainly do.
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This year, Dollywood added more than just SkyZip. They also got a spiffy new parking entrance.
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Oooh, toll booths!
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Turnstiles. I know they're no toll booths, but still....
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Heading left. If I ran things at Dollywood, I would look to put at least some kind of flat ride somewhere on this long path.
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Let's see if anything's different since TPR came through.... Elissa! Shame on you!
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Thunderhead. Or as Dollywood calls it, "The Thunderhead."
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This is a photo of the Lucky Sluices, so quit looking at Thunderhead! (Hello, my troughs are down here.)
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Yes, I did take a photo of the on-ride photo screen. But it's not really cheating, because we also bought the photo.
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Timber Tower remains awesome to watch, and fairly uninteresting to ride.
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Smisty, a really big tree, Lumberjack Lifts, and Mystery Mine.
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Mystery Mine's first drop, right out of the station.
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I love the distressed theming.
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The best part of the ride.
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River Battle. I'm not quite sure how, but somehow I managed to talk Misty into riding this with me again. (Note SkyZip in the background.)
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On-ride water-cannon POV!
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Pretty much what it feels like to be on the ride: Water everywhere and hard to figure out what's going on.
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2009's delayed-to-2010 project finally under construction.
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There's a hi-striker near Tennessee Tornado now. You are witnessing the first time I have ever played one. I did not do well.
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The Tennessee Tornado cul-de-sac.
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Tennessee Tornado exits into an arcade. (But at least it's themed.)
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Always looking for a new photo, especially of Blazing Fury.
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"Go over there, dosey-doe, something something, fire in the hole!"
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Appalachian wisdom.
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"God, how come school isn't still so primitive?" - "I'm not allowed in schools."
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One of the SkyZip guides getting fresh.
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Misty made me try one of these. It was less good than my attempt at the hi-striker.
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Inside the blacksmith shop.
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This is probably my most ridden, most photographed ride in the park.
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So let's go for a ride!
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"Well, we're movin' on up...."
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I finally got a good shot of this saw, after trying for about 3 years. (Yes, my life is very sad. I know.)
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At what other park do you get a view like this?
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Taken approximately half a second before I leapt down the stairs.
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The lye soap stand, after having been moved from Craftsman's Valley to the (then) empty path between Tennessee Tornado and River Battle, and then booted out of that spot for SkyZip, now resides here. In case you were keeping track.
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Inside the General Store.
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Craftsman's Valley overview.
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"Hey buddy, wanna buy a geode?"
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Let's read it together: "Please touch with your eyes only."
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The train's butt. (Because everyone takes photos of the engine.)
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Circling around the Country Fair on the way back to the station.
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The Dizzy Disk Disk'O.
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Veggie Tales kiddie coaster and the Sky Flyer.
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The most terrifying ride in the park.
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The view from the Ferris Wheel has its points, but it really should be turned the other way, so that you can look at the other rides in the Country Fair area.
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A new haystack dryer has been installed by the rapids ride. Here, we see Misty indicating the cost of using said dryer.
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Misty's artsy photo of Smoky Mountain Rampage's station.
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The lift is right at the beginning.
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Action shot!
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Rockin' Roadway and Red's Diner.
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Best car ride station ever.
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Actually, just go ahead and make that "best car ride ever."
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Smisty enjoying a chili dog at Red's. (Or at least she was enjoying it until I took this photo.)
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Dolly's (recreated) childhood home.
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Cozy, eh?
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I really like this photo, but I have no caption for it. Somebody help me out here.
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Heh heh, "tit." (Well, "TTiT" really, but still.)
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SATANIC DECEPTION!!!
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The Friendship Garden, heading back towards the main entrance and exit.
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The Emporium. Because every park must have an Emporium or Trading Company.

In fact, just to make sure I'm covered, when I get my own my park, the main gift shop will be called "The Emporium Trading Company."
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Postby Looty » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:30 am

God I love Dollywood!

I always feel like I don't have enough time there because there is SO much to see, do, and EAT!

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