brilinjo wrote:What is on your "to do" list, as surely there can't be too much left in TN that you haven't covered?
I'm not sure. When I first started this thread, I planned it as strictly a 2009 thing--a sort of farewell to the area before we moved away. But now it's looking like we aren't going to leave until mid-2010, so I'll probably keep going so long as there's stuff to do.
Also, I thought there would be more coasters/parks so far, honestly. I had planned to do Nascar Speed Park (but their coaster was down most of the year), Belle Island (which stalled out during construction), Ghost Town in the Sky (their big coaster opened for one day), and Santa's Land (which I was going to do at the same time as GTitS). So any or all of those could still potentially be done next year.
As for the rest of this year, I'm sitting on about eight updates right now that I just have to sort through and post. And things around here mostly stay open through New Year's Day.
Right off the top of my head, I can think of at least five more mini golf places, four or five "museums," and quite a few other unique and/or unclassifiable things I haven't quite gotten around to yet.
I don't want to give away all my plans, because I think the element of surprise adds to the fun, but a few of the things I'm for sure planning are:
(since I was wrong about them not allowing photos inside).
Ripley's Haunted Adventure
(when it opens next year)
The Fun Time Trolley "Tour of Lights"
And, of course, at least two more Dollywood updates (Gospel & Harvest Festival and Smoky Mountain Christmas).
So, yes, I can see this going on for just a bit longer.
Thanks, everyone, for the positive responses. It's always gratifying when someone takes the time to post something.