Didn't I see an article that laid out the budget for Dollywood for the next 20 years? I believe it was something like 150 million. If that is correct, it seems like they do plan to spend the required investment, and chains like to clone or work with companies they had successful relationships with in the past, so...
I don't think that DW will receive another coaster for another couple years. I would say 2007 at the earliest...however there is nothing stopping them from adding a PowerKeg style ride. It would be a good investment for the park.
There are some STRONG rumors that SDC will be getting wood in the very near future. Next year will be CC's year though. :)
RavenTTD said: Didn't I see an article that laid out the budget for Dollywood for the next 20 years? I believe it was something like 150 million
Yes, your right- another article said the park will be investing $30 million of that IN THE NEXT 3 YEARS.... PowderKeg type ride- perhaps? B&M Coaster? Maybe....Speculation is all there is really...that is alot of money though... *** Edited 4/27/2005 12:46:01 AM UTC by CoastermanX***
There is some sort of new ride next year, as Mr. Ken Bell of the Dollywood Company said. It's not a coaster, though.
He also said Dollywood has it's next fifteen years planned out completely. The park knows exactly where it stands and it knows where it is going. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel article, the budget is said to be over $160 million, with $30 million of that invested in new attractions over the next three years.
The long term goal is to double the park's attendance to nearly 5 million guests per season. That seems like a bit of a stretch, but they know what they are doing.
With that said, I doubt Dollywood will add another roller coaster for some time. Jack Herschend said some "exciting new attractions" and a "creative themed resturant" are coming for the area next to Thunderhead Gap over the next several years. He and Dolly Parton also commented about a historic themed hotel.
Not saying that any of the new attractions over the next few years couldn't be a coaster, I just doubt it. Whenever the park builds another roller coaster I've read it will be something similar to Powder Keg, if it goes over well at Silver Dollar City.
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You really don't need something like WildFire as you already have Tennessee Tornado, which IMHO is a great ride. I love the tunnel on the first drop. I think you will see a PK style coaster in the near future, just as we'll see wood at SDC.