How cold is cold at Dollywood

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:50 PM
I know that some rides don't open when it is cold, but how cold is cold? The high this Saturday is 58. That doesn't seem too cold to me, but is it? Thanks
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:56 PM
In 1999, we rode Tennessee Tornado in 40 degrees (we had to wait for the day to warm up to at least that). Im not sure what their policy is though. Im sure you'll be more than okay with 58.

Call 'em!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007 5:30 PM
It is either 40 or 45 when they take one train off.

I believe they said 36 shuts them down completely.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007 5:46 PM
At Coasterfest 2 weeks ago, they said one train comes off TH at 40 degrees and 36 shuts it down.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007 6:32 PM
I believe Tennessee Tornado and Mystery Mine close at 42 degrees.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:59 PM
When we were there last year they temporarily shut down Thunderhead when it hit 40 degrees so the maintenance workers could check the track aroundthe station area for ice/frost. They found none, and they let us continue to ride since there were so many people waiting. But they said depending on the conditions 40 degrees is usually the temp. for shutting down the rides. *** Edited 11/29/2007 2:00:13 AM UTC by Floorless Fan***
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007 9:38 PM
This year at Winter Coasterfest, we were told 45 degrees = one train on Thunderhead. And something like 36 or 37 degrees = coasters officially close. It dropped below 45 before the start of evening ERT so it was only one-train-operation, but not too bad of wait considering how many people were in attendance. Despite dropping below 45 during ERT, Mystery Mine continued running multiple trains. *** Edited 11/29/2007 2:40:34 AM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
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Thursday, November 29, 2007 4:09 AM
There is nothing like riding Thunderhead in 50 degree weather! ;)

If ONLY Dolly would invest in some Flyers. :)

-Tina

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:03 AM
There's nothing like riding Thunderhead in complete darkness either. The Xmas season is just about the only time you can do it. The last five or six air-time pops are totally orgasmic. :)
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Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:42 PM
I just went yesterday. They kept the coasters open till close despite having a couple slow times on Thunderhead. Believe it or not. It got colder in them valleys than it was here back in ohio when I got home at 3am.

Thunderhead was kicking ass and Mystery Mine was fun and kick ass at the end.

Total Ride count for my 43 bucks
Thunderhead 88 kick arse rides
Mystery Mine 47
Tennessee Tornado 3
Fire in Hole 1
Train 1
Disco 1

They say the coasters close if it goes under 45 degrees but it obviously was colder than that last night.

Chuck

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:59 PM
Why does the title of this thread read like a 'straight line?' ;)
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Thursday, November 29, 2007 5:40 PM

Floorless Fan said:
But they said depending on the conditions 40 degrees is usually the temp. for shutting down the rides.

Only the coasters close when it gets cold. The train and the flat rides (minus Timber Tower) operate as long as people are willing to ride.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:29 PM
I was referring to the coasters under "rides". I really don't ride much else except the Disk'o at DW. Sorry.
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Friday, November 30, 2007 8:53 AM

coasterqueenTRN said:
There is nothing like riding Thunderhead in 50 degree weather! ;)

If ONLY Dolly would invest in some Flyers. :)

-Tina


Agreed.
With Dolly's love for butterflies, imagine how her flyers would look. I think she'd have them look gorgeous.

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