Dollywood Question

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 10:56 PM
We went to DW a few years ago at the beginning of December, and only had few hours to spend there before our reservations at Dixie Stampede. We never made it back to Tennessee Tornado or Blazing Fury because we figured they would be closed. As we were leaving one of the employees asked if we had a good time and I sheepishly said, "Yeah, it would've been even better if the coasters were open!" to which he replied, "The coasters?...They are open!" At that point we were running late for DS, so I had to leave without my rides.

So, here's my question(s):

1. Is this standard for DW to keep their coasters running as long as weather is decent? (If I remember right the temp. was in the mid-upper 40's)

2. If this is standard would they be open after Christmas, (weather permitting)?

Thanks!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:01 PM
Yes and yes. I was there last December and all three of the coasters were open all day and they will be open weather permitting. It was low 40s the day I was there.

+Danny

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:27 PM
I was thinking about going to the event in December, but I'm worried about the weather being too cold. That would really suck if the coasters weren't open.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:52 PM
The steel coasters at HFEC/DCo parks can run as long as the temps are above 40*. I'm not sure about the woodies (Wildcat is closed as is CC in the winter).
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Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:52 PM
Floorless Fan - why didn't you check out the coasters when you first entered the park? Or check the "rides not operating" list?
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:03 AM
Woodies can generally run in lower temperatures than steel, but we were still told that they would run Thunderhead as long as it stays above 40.

Matt, it's going to be risky with you coming from Iowa, but if the coasters are operating, it will be worth it. The park is gorgeous in winter with all the lights, the food is amazing, the rides still run out of control, and the company will rock. Hope to see you down there, but that's totally understandable if you can't.

+Danny

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:13 AM
I have a friend who is from Tennessee and he said we could stay in his parents' cabin if we went down there, so it might be a possibility.
I have only been to DW once (summer, 2004) and I have been to SDC during the Christmas season. I can imagine what DW will be like. It's tempting, but I doubt it will happen. But I didn't plan to go to CAC, HW AND PPP, and look what happened. ;) *** Edited 10/12/2005 6:35:27 AM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
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Thursday, October 13, 2005 11:00 PM
I know Moosh!...LOL I knew somebody would jump on me for it. But we literally had about 2 1/2 hours to get through the areas my daughter was wanting to see, (esp. Santa), and time gets away from you.

Also, like i said above, I didn't think the coasters would be running, (for whatever reason). But since I'm getting confirmations that they'll be open (weather permitting), I won't miss 'em again!

I hope all plans hold true for us 'cause I really want to ride "Thunderhead". That coaster just looks amazing!

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