Another rumor is that Blazing Fury will be revamped soon (along with the Mountain Slidewinder) and since DW is owned partly by Herschend Family Entertainment (formerly Silver Dollar City Inc.) it's been said that if Celebration City proves to be a success, a new park will be added to DW along with resort hotels.Connected by some sort of transportation device.Many believe that it will be a monorail system connecting Dollywood,Dolly's Splash Country,new park and, resort hotel(s).
Of Course these are all rumors but at least the coaster may happen in the future.
Speculate on these rumors and feel free to post a rumor you've heard.
Desperately? According to who?
CoastermanX said:Dollywood almost desperately needs a new coaster
Have you ridden a Toboggan?
I also agree a new coaster is a must in the coming years, that coming from an eight year season passholder who has seen the positive effects of a roller coaster at Dollywood first hand.
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Moosh - who *has* heard news about Dollywood....
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Do you bleed Blue?
It was one of those things that probably 'seemed like a good idea at the time'.
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*** This post was edited by Mustang 5/10/2003 11:19:52 PM ***
I love the fact that the park concentrates so much on crafts and music. It was quite fun to watch the blacksmiths, and others creating stuff, but by the middle of the afternoon, I had seen it all.
On a side note, Mountain Slidewinder scared the crap out of me! There was only my gal and I in the "boat", and I swore there were a couple of times that I thought we were going to tip right on over. Very fun ride, but I hated the walk up the bloody mountain to get to it. It was murder on a couple of overweight smokers! LOL
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Bay City, Michigan
I've been told not to go to Silver Dollar City just for the thrills, which is slightly true, but SDC had many great rides, coasters, and family attractions. But things like a 3D movie about her life in the Smokeys is far below thrilling.
Why doesn't she just build a Rock'n'Roller coaster themed to country music and give a tribute that the kids can stay awake through?!!
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Now not to say that you should trust Mr. Steve Honey**** But this conversation did take place, and I do not make things up.
Do you bleed Blue?
While a New Coaster would be nice, they should also take a look at the Park Itself. I Think they should Rethink a few things here and there.
They should Bring back the 9 and 10pm Closings. (Dollywood originally had 3 weeks of 10pm Closings this year, but in Mid-March they replaced them with 8pm Closings) Back in the Early 90's, DW closed at 10 and 11 Every Night, June-August.
They should also Relize that there Landscaping Department has lost a since of Organization. They've trimmed some of the Buildings on Showstreet in Traffic Cone Orange, Rivertown Lake's Giant Waterwheel has not worked in a Long time, and the Grist Mill Waterfall has been eaten in Kudzoo, as well as the Long Fence next to the Country Fair. The Park still looks Beautiful, just not as good as it looked back in 1992 or so.
I think the Closing Of Opryland made Dollywood's "Edge" kind of Lame, because they are the Only Major Theme Park in the area. SFOG is a Six Hour Drive, Carowinds is an Eight Hour Drive, and Kentucky Kingdom is a Five Hour Drive. They have No Competition, and there in an Area that has 12 Million Tourists Annually (1 out of 6 visitors go to Dollywood while in the Smokies) so they make a Profit No Matter What, which is not a good thing.
Dollywood is still a Great Park, With the Better Quality that SDC is Known for. It's just not the same park it was a few years back.
"Grit Your Teeth, Bare The Load, Enjoy your ride, on Thunder Road"
*** This post was edited by Dukeis#1 5/12/2003 12:59:32 AM ***
Have you also noticed that Dollywood has cut back on shows over the past several years also? They have several less "production" shows than ever, and now they have mainly bluegrass and other soloist/country group-based shows. What happened to the big-time productions that used to play in the Celebrity Theater and Showstreet Palace such as Paradise Road, Country Standard Time, and Fire On the Mountain. The only production show they have now is the new Oldies show in the Pines Theater and perhaps Randy Parton's show.
Dollywood is still an amazingly beautiful and entertaining park, but it seems they have put too much of their time and effort into developing Splash Country at the expense of Dollywood. It lacks some of the force that it once had in the early to mid nineties.
Problem is that Dollywood is not a becoming a family park but Dolly's Graceland.
Hence the name DOLLYwood
God bless Intamin, Company that I love. Stand beside her, and ride her, from the opening to the closing of the day.
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