Dolly to open new Mine Ride in 2007

Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:54 AM
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Well, seems all the rumors of a mine themed coaster coming to Dollywood were true. To sum up the article in one sentence: the ride will be 121' tall, is being described as the largest expansion that Dollywood has undertaken, will be designed to make it look like you are going down into an old mine shaft, ground breaking will begin in a month with a full year of construction, and the official announcement will be in July.

Apparently they have also approved two new parades, though I'm sure you all are much more interested in the coaster... *** Edited 3/30/2006 6:41:21 PM UTC by Jeff***


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Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:16 PM
Sounds like the rumored Eurofighter with a first drop into a "mine shaft." Anyone ridden a Eurofighter? Looks interesting.
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Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:25 PM
Wonderful News!

On a side note, Timber Tower will not be opening until sometime next week - probably for the 'official opening'. So, if you were planning on going to SeasonPass Holders day on the 30th and 31st, or for opening weekend you will be dissapointed if you go just to ride TT.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:29 PM
Okay... looks like my 2007 vacation is startring to take shape...

Six Flags over Georgia, Alabama Adventure (aka Vision Land), Lake Winnie (Visits to all of these were rained out during our Summer 2004 trip), and a return to Dollywood.

Of course, when we returned to the area to hit the other three parks, Dollywood would be a return trip anyway... regardless of a new coaster or not.

This just answers the "when" part of the return.


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Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:56 PM
AWESOME! I'll have to make a trip over for this. I wonder where in the park it's going to be located. With them breaking ground in a month, it sounds like more than just this coaster is going to be built. Hmmm...more expansion maybe?

By the way SLFAKE, LW is a fun park. They're getting a new 140 foot drop tower this year (which oddly no one has mentioned on here yet). LW is a very fun little stopping point in between DW and SFOG.


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Thursday, March 30, 2006 1:04 PM
thrillerman, I've heard from reliable sources that they're going to keep developing new areas beyond where Timber Tower is and eventually reconnect to the park near either where Daredevil Falls is or where Slidewinder is.

Yes, expect to see plenty of expansion at Dollywood in the coming years - landwise and coasterwize.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 1:13 PM
eightdotthree's avatar Very cool. I was going to make this trip this year, but decided against it for money and time reasons. Now there is one more reason to finally get there in 07!
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Thursday, March 30, 2006 2:27 PM
janfrederick's avatar ^^ Yah know, I'm having the darndest time tracking down a map of the place to get an idea of what you mean. Any ideas?
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Thursday, March 30, 2006 2:43 PM
Yeah, for some reason Dollywood.com took down their park map. Here's a terra server pic from like 1991 or so.. good luck with it. (the hyperlink feature isn't working so great, btw)

http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=10&Z=17&X=1354&Y=19820&W=3&qs=1020+dollywood+lane%7cpigeon+forge%7ctn%7c&Addr=1020+Dollywood+Ln%2c+Pigeon+Forge%2c+TN+37863&ALon=-83.5355358&ALat=35.7942416 *** Edited 3/30/2006 7:44:24 PM UTC by coasterfreaky***

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 8:34 PM

The Lorax said:
Sounds like the rumored Eurofighter with a first drop into a "mine shaft." Anyone ridden a Eurofighter? Looks interesting.

I've ridden Vild Svinet, at Bon Bon Land, and it was a blast. The cars are actually comfortable, and that's saying alot about Gerstlauer. Maybe they should just stick with steelies, and leave the wood coaster to those who know what their doing.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 8:37 PM
I Believe the coaster will be at the old lucky 7 mine area of the park, well atleast it would be the ideal place for it.

I mean scense that they already removed the lucky seven mine. the tunnel is still there but the mine store is gone, there is a sign on the door way that says.

Mine Closed for renovations

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 9:41 PM

thrillerman1 said:
By the way SLFAKE, LW is a fun park. They're getting a new 140 foot drop tower this year (which oddly no one has mentioned on here yet). LW is a very fun little stopping point in between DW and SFOG.

Woah, I had no idea. Now I have a reason to go to the park this year.

And man, I have a feeling that this new ride at Dollywood will be very, very sweet. Back when they had that little survey this was one of my top two choices, and those rides sounded AWESOME.


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Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:45 PM
Hopefully Ghost Town in the Sky will be open by then too.
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Saturday, April 1, 2006 3:46 PM

CoasterCraze said:
I Believe the coaster will be at the old lucky 7 mine area of the park, well atleast it would be the ideal place for it.

I mean scense that they already removed the lucky seven mine. the tunnel is still there but the mine store is gone, there is a sign on the door way that says.


The ride will be located on up the valley behind Timber Tower.

There's not enough room in the area around the Lucky 7 Mine for such an attraction. The hillside would have to be graded off.

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Saturday, April 1, 2006 5:37 PM
For your imformation there is room, they have all the land behind the railroad station, there is a house on the top of that hill and they could just put the ride on and in the the hill.

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