Dollywood, Could They Build Their Own Powder Keg

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:18 PM
I have heard that dollywood may build their own Powder Keg type ride in the ThunderHead Gap area, aswell as the rumered Drop tower in the future.
Any Comments?
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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:42 PM
I'd love it. Powder Keg dominated all expectations I had for it.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 6:03 PM
Could they build such a ride? Sure. Will they? Well...not for 2006 anyway.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 6:08 PM
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...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 7:25 PM
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. :)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 8:08 PM
Why do people say parks "receive" a coaster. It's not a gift. They buy new rides.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 8:45 PM

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***

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:01 PM
Plus, they just blew all their coaster $$ on the new VeggieTales coaster. It'll take years to build the fund back up.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 10:10 PM

Jeff said:
Why do people say parks "receive" a coaster. It's not a gift. They buy new rides.

You say potato, I say potatoe...does it really add to the discussion? No? Yeah, I didn't think so either (or is it eIther?)

LOL @ ThemeDesigner. Yes it would look silly to build three coasters in a row.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 11:19 PM
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.

*** Edited 4/27/2005 3:22:21 AM UTC by Dukeis#1***

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005 11:28 PM
CoastermanX-Love the Sig.

Everyone else-Yes, but I really don't care what they get. I'd be happy to go there and ride 2 of the best rides ever created. Thunderhead blew me away, and Tornado Roxors!

But if they want to give me something like Wildfire or Powder Keg, then I doubt they'll go wrong and I'll love them even more!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 12:02 AM
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.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 12:29 AM
Very true, but don't dash my dreams of getting a Beemer at Dollywood...you freakin' idiot! (best movie I saw last year)
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 9:53 AM
People may say parks receive a new coaster. Since the parks are managed by a company that gives them the coaster which the management company paid for.

Ok I know, I got to picky there.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 1:58 PM
Ok,any body have a idea of what their new ride could be, i mean i've heard a lot of different things I think it's a new Water Ride, they need another thrilling water ride Don't you think?
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 5:43 PM
"Buy and ye shall receive..."

I think that is how the old quote goes!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 8:39 PM
Are you sure it's not a coaster.... ;)
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 8:57 PM
That would make three new coasters in three years! Does anyone really think that's a possibility?
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 9:01 PM
I don't think parks count kiddie coasters as coasters. They are kiddie rides. Only credit whores think that way. ;)
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 9:12 PM
Parks don't count kiddie coasters as coasters? WTF have you been smoking? How do you think CP and SFMM got to 16? And what does being a "credit whore" have to do with anything?
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