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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Dollywoodlover20 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:41 pm

I am loving the way this coaster is looking, just wished that back end was connected to the brake run (sigh)

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Postby TB305 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:17 pm

On time opening is looking a wee bit doubtful.

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:19 pm

I don't think I have ever seen so many people worried about the track not being complete on a roller coaster before.
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Postby chickenbowl » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:35 pm

DoinItForTheFame wrote:I don't think I have ever seen so many people worried about the track not being complete on a roller coaster before.


It's just that opening day is less than a month away. Pete Owens in that video (from 2/15) said train "should be over the hill by the end of next week" implying this coming Friday (2/26), so as long as we see this track all finished up before then, we should be in fine shape!
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby WildEagle2014 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:02 pm

We snapped several pictures of LR today...the first set from Dollywood Cabins, while the second set was taken from some condos on the ridge next to the site.
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Trick track appears to be done, but so far no track work done on the half loop.
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It's hard to see here, but there is one small section of track that hasn't been placed directly after the twist and shout element apparently where there was an access road.
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Postby thedlr » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:41 pm

^ Awesome photos! Thanks. I'm not really worried so much as excited to see that baby do a test run. Plus, we're going end of April so plenty of time.

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Postby Generational » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:59 pm

This coaster looks amazing, especially with the forest in the pictures dirtying the frame, making it look like the coaster is a part of the forest. i most likely won't get to ride this coaster this year, but I am so excited that it is close to being finished.
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby Dollywoodlover20 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:41 pm

Is what I love about LR is it literally takes on every curve that the hill does after the drop, making it very bumpy and twisty. That 90+ degree outward banked turn though. You just know that element is going to be intense.

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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterGypsy » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:12 am

I don't know about anyone else, but ever since the announcement I've thought the giant wave turn was one of the scariest looking elements on a coaster that I've seen. And now seeing it constructed only confirms it for me even more so. It just looks like the whole thing is on the verge of falling over :shockr: RMC is bringing back a sense of fear into coasters with their designs, which seems to have been lacking over the past number of years. I like it
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Re: Dollywood Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:48 am

I agree! Also I love how crazy their elements look, but they never feel forced. I've never really liked S&S's El Loco coasters (for example...) because they always seem a bit unnatural and artificial somehow, but with RMC their twists and turns always have such a natural flow to them despite looking like something has gone horribly wrong.

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