DenDen wrote:Leave it to Dolly to stand up to the big boys. Take that, Six Flags. LOL
I like X-Flight's layout better (control tower keyhole and inclined first drop). SF did just fine.
I don't think DenDen meant specifically SFGAm or even X-Flight. He was just saying that even a park like Dollywood, which doesn't often go head-to-head with the "big boys", is upping their game with this coaster.
That's at least how I took his comment. Not a personal attack on your home park.
I imagine we'll see the return of the "high terrain versus low terrain" debate that split fans when Tatsu was announced. Put me in the category that likes flying over the trees as opposed to among them. I do agree that at least on paper, the SFGam ride looks more interesting, but I have to say these wing riders as a whole look FAR more interesting and fun than the flying coaster, even though Tatsu is my favorite modern B&M looping coaster up to now.
Wow, how many times did I twist and turn on that one!
I'm very happy for Dollywood. This coaster is a smart move for the park. I think if the park wasn't already on the map already, it will be with the opening of Wild Eagle.
With that being said, I'm not blown away by the layout. I was envisioning more of a ground-hugging layout with few "above the treeline" moments, along with perhaps a few unique elements. I was hoping there would be some "Iron Butterfly 2.0."
Maybe there will be more themeing elements that weren't included in the concept art. It wouldn't be the first time!
Needless to say, I will be visiting Dollywood at some point in 2012!
Looks like an amazing addition for Dollywood! Can't wait for details on the New Hotness trip!
As for the SFGAm vs. Dollywood question, they will be be very different experiences, with different first drops, layouts, locations, themeing, etc. So I think it's very hard to say now which one was the better addition, as they both look stunning!
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