Any Updates on Dollywoods new ride

Thursday, July 7, 2005 3:34 AM
I heard that their working on their new ride, I have not heard any thing else. Whats your thoughts on this ?
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 6:42 AM
I think that, in the next couple years, Dollywood will give enthusiasts more of a reason to visit. What kind of enthusiasts you asked?:)

Park Enthusiasts.

Can't wait till I go later this month, I need a Thunderhead Fix!

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 6:50 AM
Dollywood's site doesn't have anything yet, but AmusementBusiness.com had a story detailing the addition of a Huss Topple Tower. It will be named Timber Tower.
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 7:45 AM
I can't imagine where they'd have room to expand!
When I was there the park seemed pushed to the edges of the valley. Here's hoping they find somewhere, though.
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 9:57 AM
Here's concept art...Timberrrr Tower

http://www.screamscape.com/html/dollywood_-_timber_tower_0.htm

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 10:24 AM
Wow, a topple tower next year, and a Disk-O this year? Granted, now that I've seen it in motion, the Topple Tower looks BOOOOring, but still, glad to see different flats making their ways to Dollywood.
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 10:51 AM
I'm a bit nonplussed as well to this addition. It seems that this flatride in particular, while large, really seems to be more of a family ride.

I would have thought that they would have kept Thunderhead Gap more on the thrilling spectrum, and keep Country Fair more family oriented.

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 11:54 AM
AB article: "Construction of the 65-foot-tall Timber Tower is under way in the Thunderhead Gap area of the park..."

So it IS going into the Gap....personally, I really LIKE the looks of the Topple Towers....and it sounds like we'll (US) be getting about a six-pack of 'em next year.

bill, interested in noting that the concept art shows log-rolling....wooohooo! ;)

Hehe, I don't think the artist has *visited* Dollywood, there's no lakes in T-Head Gap last I checked... :)

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 12:22 PM
Bill - the press release mentions the ride sits in the middle of a lake...man-made, odviously ;)
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 1:42 PM
Where can they fit the ride in that area. The only known place I can think of is the grassy area in the middle of thunderhead...
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 2:16 PM
I think Timber Tower will probably be behind the fence and restrooms in Thunderhead Gap, were most of the park's expansion will occur over the next several years. (Eventually there will be a path that leads all the way up the valley back to Tennessee Tornado) An access road is back there, along with some maintenance facilities.

You can see the area in this Coaster Gallery image.

I was told on another board that the que line will begin in the open Thunderhead grass area.

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 2:24 PM
LOL Duke...I paid Peabody to rent the helicopter to get that photo ;)

While you may be correct there is another spot I think the ride could be placed: in the nook between Theads's first turn and the turn following the station fly-by.

As for connecting Gap w/Tornado that's what I've heard as well but not from anyone at the park, so while it makes sense its probably still be a while off.

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 3:20 PM
Moosh, that DOES look like a tempting place to put the ride, as it would utilitize the "gap" in T-Head's layout AND make both rides *interact* with each other. That might make future work on T-Head a little trickier, but hey, they bought the M-Flyers, shouldn't be too much work to do! :)

P.S. 5100 sq ft. = roughly 70' square, that's not a LAKE, it's a retention pond....hopefully with "water effects"... ;)

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 3:30 PM
Agreed, Bill...and I was also thinking how pretty the ride would be reflected in the water ;)
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 7:48 PM

rollergator said:
Moosh, that DOES look like a tempting place to put the ride, as it would utilitize the "gap" in T-Head's layout AND make both rides *interact* with each other. That might make future work on T-Head a little trickier, but hey, they bought the M-Flyers, shouldn't be too much work to do!

P.S. 5100 sq ft. = roughly 70' square, that's not a LAKE, it's a retention pond....hopefully with "water effects"...


Yeah I mention that earlier but after looking at the actual pic, I dont think it will work...

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 8:32 PM
Just though I would let everyone in on some facts I know about Dollywood's expansion for 2006 involving the TIMBER TOWER. Yes, it is going in Thunderhead Gap behind the fence near the restrooms. There is a lot of land back there for not only this ride but many other rides in the future. Their plan is to make a loop from there to Tennessee Tornado in the future. But back to the new ride. The pond is going to have fountains in it that is suppose to splash riders on the ride to make it more thrilling than it is. Also the area is going to offer interactive activities for children, don't really know what that could be but that is what they said. There is also going to be a 30 foot tall tower with cars that are controlled by passengers. Sounds to me like a little car ride like the Rockin Roadway or something. This I'm not sure of, but sure we will get more information later on this paticular tower. There is also going to be a new resturant called Lumbercamp. But I think it is going to be a great area and ride to experience just like all the others at Dollywood.
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Thursday, July 7, 2005 9:56 PM
^The "interactive tower" thing mentioned on dollywood.com could be one of these. (whatever they are called) Kids pull their cars to the top, then control how fast they fall back down.

It would be themed accordingly.

*** Edited 7/8/2005 1:59:52 AM UTC by Dukeis#1***

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 10:25 PM
This Just in and confirmed that dollywood is going to open Tim b
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The ride will spin riders up the 65 foot tower and then topple over in a 60 degree angle in both directions this ride in apart of a 6.5 million doller expantion project for dollywoods 2006 season! to expand The Thunderhead Gap Area. They will also open a Resturant Inthe area called LumberCamp, aswell as a childerns interactive play area too! *** Edited 7/8/2005 2:26:22 AM UTC by CoasterCraze***

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Thursday, July 7, 2005 10:44 PM
Gee, thanks CoasterCraze. Did you even read this thread before posting your news? ;)
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