dollywood- timber tower update!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 1:29 AM
i've gone to Dollywood five times and they only had the tower running i time, they have not been running for a few weeks now, anybody got any ideas why?

Ride is great too!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 1:32 AM
It is new.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 9:53 AM
Running i time? Is that like an iPod or something? :)
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:15 AM
No silly. 1 like to listen to mi 1Pod. ;)

Perhaps the ride, like the owner, has a problem with being top heavy.

Buh dum dum....pow! ;)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 5:43 PM
^ That was just way too funny! :)
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 6:12 PM
Maybe the designer said timber tower was "The Last Thing On My Mind."

Maybe they bought Timber Tower at "The Bargain Store."

Maybe Dolly asked Huss when the ride broke "Is Forever Longer Than Always" and Huss said "yes."

Maybe Dolly asked if any of the other topple towers had problems and they told her "You're the Only One."

Maybe its only broken from "9 to 5."

Ok, I'll stop.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 6:27 PM
well your wrong, they test it more than letting people ride. i was their on monday and they had been testing it.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 9:58 PM
Matt. That was awesome.

TT has not been down that much.

The ride itself was down between sneak peek and Grand Opening because of testing. It has been down for a few days due to a communications error that Huss is working on. The park could run it, but park's safety regs will not allow it. They are among the most stringent in the industry.

For those of you concerned about the thrill factor, it is a family thrill ride targeted at 7 to tweens and early teens. If you have not ridden since opening it is much faster spinning and it falls further. Expect more thrilling changes as the year progresses.

Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:01 AM
^Well I am glad that your TTs are not down that much. ;) (have to read that couple of times to get it)

Matt, that is sad that you actually know the titles of that many Dolly songs. :)

Thursday, May 18, 2006 11:21 AM
TT's can be pretty thrilling, to some. I always like good TT's, like DW's. Much better when they're open for guests though. Maybe DW's TT will be turned on again soon. Can't wait to try theirs out myself.

BTW, this TT sure is oddly shaped, especially with the sharply pointed tip. It seems other TT's aren't often shaped like that.


*** Edited 5/18/2006 3:55:42 PM UTC by Raptor Pilot***

Thursday, May 18, 2006 11:30 AM
Maybe it's trying to match KK and TTD for "Most Downtime"?
Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:44 PM

Swoosh said:

Matt, that is sad that you actually know the titles of that many Dolly songs. :)

Dolly Parton is one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time. However I think the image (TT's included) sometimes gets more credit than the talent. :)

Friday, May 19, 2006 11:44 AM
^^They'd have their work cut out for them trying to top those records, Rob.
Friday, May 19, 2006 9:55 PM
FWIW, there were people riding it occasionally on Thursday with extremely long load/unload times along with several shutdowns. Couple that with Thunderhead being down all day (figures since this was my first time there from Ohio) and that made for a very quiet, boring section of the park.
*** Edited 5/20/2006 1:55:35 AM UTC by jimmybob***
Friday, May 19, 2006 10:07 PM
Matt - About ten years and one career ago, I worked for Westwood One and I was the technical director for the Weekly Country Music Countdown. I had the good fortune of meeting Dolly Parton as well as almost every current and classic country artist at that time.

Dolly Parton came in and she was very genuine about her music. Her music - especially her earlier recordings - were fantastic. Even after many decades, when I hear "Coat of Many Colors" I stop what I'm doing to listen to the words. (Her words).

What impressed me the most is that she took the time to chat with the technical crew and some of the sales staff. She didn't have to, but she made us feel welcome and appreciated.

I didn't do the interview, so I didn't ask her about her park.

I still love country and follow the format very closely. (I also think some fast bluegrass picking instrumentals would sound great on a music express ride - but my requests never get played)

May her towers never timber! *** Edited 5/20/2006 2:08:33 AM UTC by Richie Reflux***

Friday, May 19, 2006 10:18 PM
Hey Richie, its funny you brought up Coat of Many Colors. I consider myself a pretty serious music fan but Coat is still my all time single most favoritest piece of music I've ever heard in my life. Has been for quite a bit of my 22 years. I never get tired of it.

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