Monday, April 4, 2005 5:02 PM
I just saw this article in the Tennessean about a possible new Dollywood coming to life in Nashville. Hmmm.
Monday, April 4, 2005 5:15 PM
And here I was JUST beginning the push for a nighttime park near Pigeon Forge, similar to Celebration City....guess MY plans are on hold, LOL...;)
Monday, April 4, 2005 6:00 PM
Wouldn't building another Dollywood that is less than 200 miles away from the original have negative results?
I think if Dolly and HFE build any sort of park in Nashville it would just be to keep other companies out of the area. I understand this was one of the primary reasons HFE purchased Branson USA - just to keep any possible competition from coming in...
*** Edited 4/4/2005 10:09:51 PM UTC by Dukeis#1***
Monday, April 4, 2005 6:44 PM
That would make no business sense whatsoever...
Monday, April 4, 2005 6:49 PM
I thought Dollywood didn't care about making "business sense" and just existed to make people happy!
Monday, April 4, 2005 7:05 PM
Hmmm interesting. Not exactly what I'd like to see for Nashville since we already have the Pigeon Forge park 3.5 hours away. I could see it happening though, and if it does, I hope it's different from the existing park so we can have some variety.
Monday, April 4, 2005 7:13 PM
A DollyWood III THats TOo MUCH dolly for me! Lol!
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 12:33 AM
Dolly seems to do well in two's.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 8:19 AM
Yeah, but neither seems like they'd be "Huge" twos...
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 4:20 PM
From the building I work in, you can go to a Walgreen's drugstore across the street, a Walgreen's four blocks away to the west, a Walgreen's three blocks away to the east, and a Walgreen's five blocks away to the south. That's four Walgreen's within a square mile (and not at all unusual here in Chicago).
The point being, each of those Walgreen's draws a different market segment, rather than cannibalizing one another's market share. Presumably, a Dollywood II in Nashville is going to be pulling most of its audience from people who wouldn't be likely to go to Pigeon Forge.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 10:59 PM
You know, that's probably mostly true. I talk to more people here (Nashville) that go to SFKK (~2.25hrs away) than I do that go to Dollywood (3.5hrs).
SFKK and HW are closer than DW. PKI, SFOG, and Visionland are just ~30min further. So seems a DW2 would be taking a lot more business collectively from all those, than from DW.
Even if there were a DW2 here, it wouldn't have the same look (terrain) or rides, so I'd still go to DW too.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 11:16 PM
I want Dollywood III in my back yard ;)
I would love to see this happen, though I would prefer for it to be somewhere other than Tennessee, just 'cause they already have one. That is, unless it was totally different, but what else could Dolly do?
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 11:37 PM
Oh, Dolly, she can do anything.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 11:46 PM
I'd rather see her use those funds to buy that huge open plot of land across from the Sahara in Vegas and open Dollywood Hotel, Resort, Casino and Theme Park! She could do a Dollywood II indoor park similiar to Camp Snoopy, and just have the Tornado looper go outside the building like ME and Desperado.
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:06 AM
Cedar fair did it with cedar point and geauga lake. Also, there is kk,kings island and holiday world that are not far apart.
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:12 AM
Wouldn't it be more business-sense to build one in Memphis and do sort of a Celebration City style park there to cash in on the Elvis Phenomenom that exists there?
Whatever they DO do, remember that SDC is still the BMOC in the HFEC chain.
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 1:45 AM
HFEC rulz! Come for the food, shows and hospitality, stay for the rides...
Wait, this IS still a coaster message board, right? ;)
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 11:23 AM
I just posted a link to an article from today's Tennessean to the news item I submitted Monday. Guess I'll link
it here too.
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 7:17 PM
Come for the food, shows...
Especially during An Old Time Christmas at SDC or A Smoky Mountain Christmas at DW.