Dolly Parton opens Thunderhead at Dollywood

Posted Monday, April 5, 2004 8:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Dolly Parton, in town for the opening of Dollywood, thrilled a group of press members and special guests as she joined employees of Dollywood and some of the ride's designers on the new $7 million Thunderhead coaster. She performed along with some of her relatives.

Read more from The Mountain Press.

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Monday, April 5, 2004 9:41 AM
this is duch a great park . and this addition will be super. Dollywood will have a great season.
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Monday, April 5, 2004 1:36 PM
I cant Wait to Ride and see The New Thunderhead Coaster and Themed Area.Dollywood Rules!
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Monday, April 5, 2004 4:43 PM
i like dolly's pair
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Monday, April 5, 2004 8:47 PM
Thunderhead is going to be the #1 woody this year. Enough said. You should get the point. It's that great.
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Monday, April 5, 2004 11:15 PM
Can't wait to ride on April 17th! Dollywood's 2004 season is looking great!

*** This post was edited by Dukeis#1 4/5/2004 11:16:24 PM ***

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Tuesday, April 6, 2004 12:11 AM
crazy horse's avatar I still think that she should name a ride "twin peaks".
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Tuesday, April 6, 2004 1:17 PM
Just Thunderheads would work too! ( o ) ( o )
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Tuesday, April 6, 2004 1:42 PM
CPLady's avatar I see the testosterone level has risen again
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Tuesday, April 6, 2004 2:23 PM
Dolly's too scared to ride such a big woody, hahaha
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Tuesday, April 6, 2004 7:02 PM
Yes, apparently she would fall apart! First her wig, boobs, then nails! (I didn't know she had a wig, who knew ;))
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Friday, April 9, 2004 3:37 PM
Or she could come back to the station with two black eyes!
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Friday, April 9, 2004 5:40 PM
i get to ride it the 30th cant wait looks cool nice turns
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Monday, April 19, 2004 9:26 AM
So has anyone out there actually been on it? (I'm assuming if you have, then you'd have better things to talk about then Dolly's, umm...assests) :}

I was able to get in 12 rides (8 during super double nighttime ERT!) on Saturday at the ACE Coasterstorm event. I won't go into details about how great the ride is, because I know not everyone will love it as much as everyone else. And that's fine, we all have our coaster preferences.

But the one thing I will say about this coaster, is you will be dumbstruck after riding. The biggest thought in my head during and after riding is, "How is this possible?" I've been on wooden coasters before, dozens of them, and they do not do THIS.

There is no way you won't enjoy this coaster. It may not be your new number one, but you are guaranteed to have a great time. Many thanks go to GCI, but moreso to Dollywood, to be willing to make such a big investment.*** This post was edited by Greg Sarkisian 4/19/2004 4:03:34 PM ***

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Tuesday, May 4, 2004 5:52 PM
It is absolutely the best wooden coaster I've ever been on! It's out of control from the beginning to the end and never lets up! If you can get there, don't hesitate! I even bought a season pass although I live in Chicago! That's how good it is!
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