Im gonna hit up Dollywood opening day and was just wondering if it was going to keep me busy all day? How are the rides there, and all around is it a good park? I have heard many good things about it in the past so it should be a fun day!
I really like Dollywood. There's enough there to occupy a whole day or even 1 1/2 days. The employees are friendly and the food is tasty. The rides are pretty cool. Thunderhead is an intense ride, but it doesn't give too much airtime. The Tennesee Tornado is a good Arrow looper that didn't bang my head around. There's also some good flats and other neat stuff to see.
I really love this park also, but for me it isn't a full day park. Instead I like to be there for opening, and when I'm done hit up Ober Gatlinburg with the alpine slide, or any of the other Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Attractions.
It really depends on what you're into and how busy it is to determine how long you'll be there.
I think that you could spend a full day there without getting bored. It's a park where you can take your time and still get more than your fill of everything they have to offer. Thunderhead and Tennessee Tornado are both great rides, and in my opinion the best of their manufacturers.
^^We missed the Sidewinder when we went. After seeing video of it I'm really sorry that we did, it looks like tons of fun.
If it is your first time there, I could definately see spending the whole day. If you like country music (guilty here), then you willl have no problem finding stuff to do. If not, there is still quite a bit left to eat up a day.
// Highly suggest staying in Gatlinburg over Pigeon Forge
My only input is don't go there thinking that it is a small sized park, when I first went I was floored by how long it took us to walk from Thunderhead to Tennessee Tornado. The park is kind of an upside down 'T' shape, and Thunderhead is WAY to the Left and Tennessee Tornado is way in the back so don't go back and forth between TT and Thunderhead to much cause you'll be beat!
it's hilly terrain, you'll get a good work-out.
If you're into watching craftsman, you could easily spend all day there.
Make sure you check out the monster Chimes. Those things are awesome!
I liked the food there a lot better than 6flags.
Also, it is a beautiful park, and the cleanest park i've ever seen.
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