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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby DWsuperfan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:40 am

TEDodd wrote:
DWsuperfan wrote:they said slidewinder Is indeed done and that the slidewinder crew was informed that the 2018 season was indeed the last season for slidewinder.
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For starters it being non ADA friendly is a big thing


Major suckage if true.

And the ADA being used as a weapon like that (or even being implied) makes me mad. No one gets to enjoy something if it can't be made compliant.

Let's just year down/destroy anything that requires 2 working arms and 2 working legs.


Fortunately I was able to ride the ride a couple times this summer. Something just told me while I was there “you need to ride it this season while you’re here” and sure enough good thing I did. :/ when I rode this summer I had forgotten had wild and aggressive that thing could be. Took me by surprise! Lol

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Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Jdprince45 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:19 pm

Wildwood Grove Updates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLFHGzWIDSs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51Vues6LJoI&t=195s (Wildwood grove part starts at about 4:00

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby neilnky » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:20 pm

DWsuperfan wrote:I know we’ve discussed this before however after being at the park Sunday, not only has the slidewinder signage been removed at the rides entrance in Owens farm, the directional signage in craftsman’s valley that says “Owens farm barnstormer and Mountain Slidewinder up the hill.” The Mountain Slidewinder portion has been removed from that as well. So upon further digging and asking some employees they said slidewinder Is indeed done and that the slidewinder crew was informed that the 2018 season was indeed the last season for slidewinder. While it makes me sad due to it being a classic and one of the originals opening in 1987, and a fun ride and also one of the few rides on park that Dolly has actually ridden, I can also understand why it was canned. For starters it being non ADA friendly is a big thing plus I’m sure upkeep with the boat making etc is expensive.


Ok so what do you professional theme park fans think will happen with this area? I am glad i got to ride it over the years but sort of can also see how its' time has come. It is a pretty big footprint don't you think?

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:30 pm

neilnky wrote:Ok so what do you professional theme park fans think will happen with this area?


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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 pm

^ :lol: I have no doubt they'd do it better than Holy Land Orlando.

I really hope Slidewinder stays for its uniqueness but the sign being removed is probably not a good sign.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:34 pm

coasterbill wrote:
neilnky wrote:Ok so what do you professional theme park fans think will happen with this area?


Something having to do with Jesus...

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LOL!

And we all know what it WON'T be (beer stand/bar).
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:48 pm

coasterbill wrote:
Something having to do with Jesus...

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:51 pm

Philrad71 wrote:And we all know what it WON'T be (beer stand/bar).


Maybe bring back the still?

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby DollyWould » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:51 pm

Not only may the Mountain Slidewinder not be returning in 2019, but SkyZip as well. The signing for the upcharge attraction has also been removed from the kiosk in Wilderness Pass and the description page is gone form dollywood.com!

BUT, you can still find Slidewinder's page here:
https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Rides/Mountain-Slidewinder

Go figure...

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:08 pm

TEDodd wrote:
Philrad71 wrote:And we all know what it WON'T be (beer stand/bar).


Maybe bring back the still?


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