Family Vacation week on Travel Channel

Monday, March 24, 2003 5:31 AM
For those who can get it, the Travel Channel is hosting a Family Vacation Week, with plenty of park and coster shows. Here's the schedule for those interested.

For an email reminder, click on the program's title in the schedule below.8:00 pm8:30 pm9:00 pm9:30 pm10:00 pm10:30 pm11:00 pmMon.
3/24
Travel Channel's Great
Family Vacations Week
America's Best Waterparks
Travel Channel Secrets
Dollywood
Travel Channel Secrets
Walt Disney World Resort:
Behind the Scenes
Travel
Channel's...
America's
Best ...
»Tues.
3/25
Travel Channel's Great
Family Vacations Week
Ringling Bros. Revealed:
The Greatest Show on Earth
Travel Channel Secrets
Sea World Revealed
Travel Channel Secrets
Secrets of Hershey Town
Travel
Channel's...
Ringling
Bros. ...
»Wed.
3/26
Travel Channel's Great
Family Vacations Week
Disney's Animal Kingdom
World's Best
Top Ten Family Resorts
World's Best
America's Top 10 Hotels
Travel
Channel's...
Disney's
Animal ...
»Thur.
3/27
Travel Channel's Great
Family Vacations Week
America's Great Theme
Hotels
Destination USA
Wild San Diego
Destination USA
Busch Gardens Revealed
Travel
Channel's...
America's
Great The...
»Fri.
3/28
Travel Channel's Great
Family Vacations Week
Fantasy Lands
Travel To The Edge
Ultimate Thrill: Beyond
Speed
Travel To The Edge
World's Best Thrill Parks
Travel
Channel's...
Fantasy
Lands
»Sat.
3/29
Travel Channel Presents
Great Waterparks:
Schlitterbahn
Travel Channel Presents
Top Ten Fun Food Factories
Travel Channel Presents
Voyager: Beyond the Cruise
Travel
Channel ...
Great
Waterpark...
»Sun.
3/30
«Opening Night
Bellagio
Opening
Night
Jim Rose
Twisted T...
Opening
Night
Jim Rose
Twisted T...
Opening Night
TV Road Trip: New York
Opening
Night
Bellagio
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Goccvp1

I sure do miss the Idora Wiildcat & Jackrabbit.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 6:51 AM
Thanks for the info, Goccvp1. Looks like I'll be watching some Travel Channel this week!

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-Vater
'These pretzels are making me thirsty.'
Take a ride...

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Monday, March 24, 2003 7:06 AM
If you haven't already...check out the Top 10 Las Vegas Bathrooms. It's hilarious! I've even been in a couple of them.
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Monday, March 24, 2003 8:15 AM
Don't watch the Top Ten Fun Food Factories special...trust me.

I spent the rest of the evening craving everything from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to Hershey Kisses to Twinkies (and I don't even like twinkies!) :)

And after watching the special on Schlitterbahn, I know where I am going for Spring Break next year! Forget Florida!

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James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm (aka Sour Boy)

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Monday, March 24, 2003 8:26 AM
Darn, I wish I got the travel channel. I really enjoy watching it when I'm staying in a hotel that has it, and it has far more amusement related shows than any other channel.
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Monday, March 24, 2003 8:32 AM
Anytime, Vater. I'm looking forward to the Dollywood show tonight. Been there about once a year for the last three years (my brother lives in Asheville, just under two hours away). I really like the park, and Tennessee Tornado has to be one of the best Arrow looping coasters out there.

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Goccvp1

I sure do miss the Idora Wiildcat & Jackrabbit.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 8:41 AM
Yes! It's about time they make one of these specials about Dollywood. I can't wait 'til tonight. I'm also glad there is a Hershey, PA show on tomorrow night as well. This is a good week.
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Monday, March 24, 2003 12:55 PM
The shows that I've seen have been pretty good. I saw a show on thrill rides and coasters of Las Vegas (except they missed Speed) and a show on water parks.
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Monday, March 24, 2003 1:06 PM
Draegs -

Couldn't agree more, on both counts! That Food Factories special made me want to run out right then and get a box of Krispy Kremes (mmm....Devil's Food) and Twinkies (which I love)! They should put a disclaimer at the beginning of the show -- "Warning - may cause serious hunger!" ;)

As for Schlitterbahn....wow. I mean, I wanted to go there before seeing the show. Now it's more like "How soon can I get there?!" Simply amazing. And that "transportainment" system at the South Padre Island park was unbelievable -- how cool were those locks?! I don't care how long it takes, but sometime in my life I will be visiting both of these parks!

Aaron
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Monday, March 24, 2003 2:45 PM
Yes a show about Dollywood!Truly the hidden gem of the Smokies-surprised me though it is getting a show about it, since its only been showcased (for about 10 min) once in a coaster related show!Looking forward to it!
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Monday, March 24, 2003 4:39 PM
If only Comcast didn't cut me off at 9:00 pm I could be watching Dollywood right now. Hey, if anybody else has Comcast please call and ask for them to make Travel on all the time. You never know, it could work.

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-Dan
If you don't like the ride shut up and get out of line.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 4:52 PM
This Dollywood show is nice. It showed the Tennesee Tornado in actual motion, something I've never seen before. The park looks like it has great landscaping and such ... but it emphasizes Dolly Parton way too much. She's everywhere. I'm sick of her already.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 5:04 AM
I only got to see part of the show last night (first ten minutes), and they do use Dolly quite a bit, but let's face it, she is part of the park's name. As for the landscaping, it's one of the prettiest parks I've been to. Themed really well too. Shows are excellent, and the rides are good. Best part is, the majority of the patrons are there for the shows, so the lines are rarely long. In fact, I've been able to sit on Tennessee Tornado, for a few rerides. And trust me, you don't want to have to walk around on this ride. It's got to hold the record for the station with the biggest change in elevation. Makes Talon's steps look like a Stairmaster.

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Goccvp1

I sure do miss the Idora Wiildcat & Jackrabbit.
*** This post was edited by Goccvp1 3/25/2003 10:05:38 AM ***

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 5:30 AM

RiFT said:
... but it emphasizes Dolly Parton way too much. She's everywhere. I'm sick of her already.

That aspect of the show was a bit misleading. Most of the filming was done during opening weekend last year when Dolly makes many appearances throughout the park. However, during the course of the regular operating season, Dolly is rarely if ever present. References to her throughout the park are present but never overpowering. I think it would be easy for a non-Dolly fan to visit Dollywood and not feel like she is "everywhere." It's not like Mickey Mouse's overpowering image at Disney parks if that is what some are thinking of.

Dollywood is a beautiful park with great music, food, atomosphere, and some of the best themed rides and attractions anywhere.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 6:11 AM
Jim Fisher: Don't be too upset that you don't get the travel channel .. Their shows are just atrocious.

I've seen fifth graders put together better productions.

Cam.

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Cameron Silver

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:19 AM
Yes, this was a great show on Dollywood. My first visit was last September, and it's such an underrated park. I found it as beautiful--if not moreso-than BGW. And it was definitely nice seeing TT in action. I love that coaster.

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-Vater
'These pretzels are making me thirsty.'
Take a ride...
*** This post was edited by Vater 3/25/2003 12:20:13 PM ***

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:23 PM
I appreciate the full week of travel shows with a good park show or two wedged in each day but who writes these things?

Five minutes into the Sea World episode tonight they mentioned that Six Flags competes in Orlando and they called Sea World Orlando "notorious" -- better dust off a resume.

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 5:18 AM
Actually, tomorrow night should have some great shows. Supposedly they're being run for the first time. I've been taping most of the shows all week, but haven't sat down to watch them yet. I have caught bits and pieces when they're rerun at 11:00pm, as I'm getting ready for bed. What I've seen looks pretty good.

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Goccvp1

I sure do miss the Idora Wiildcat & Jackrabbit.

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 5:51 AM
I don't know about you guys but no matter how many times I have seen one of these shows I always wtch it again. Even the dumb ones. My wife thinks I am crazy, but I love amuesment parks!!!!
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Thursday, March 27, 2003 6:09 AM
I've been told the show we did is on friday night at 9pm. I only did the SOB segment but they had helicopters and cameras everywhere for that one. We switched around a bit. I wore a bright blue chinese shirt with flames and dragons :)

Chuck, who wored a grey shirt for a photo shoot once and you could barely see it.

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Charles Nungester.
It is my personal belief that Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003. I'll let you know if anything is announced.

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