If you could add a ride at dollywood, What would it be and why?

Monday, May 9, 2005 3:17 PM
Mine would be a safari river ride, I think they could add some other family based, what I mean is instead of rides for parents & rides for kids, now don't get wrong they did add some rides but they where themed for the kids more than the whole family!

A Whole Family Experince!!

Monday, May 9, 2005 3:49 PM
How about a Bungee Bubba? (scroll down a bit)
Monday, May 9, 2005 4:26 PM
I would a a VeggieTales coaster that people can actually ride.
Monday, May 9, 2005 7:43 PM
A cable car sky ride from Rivertown Junction up to the end of Craftsman's Valley by the Tennessee Tornado and a Huss Giant Frisbee.
Monday, May 9, 2005 7:50 PM
A skyride sounds like a good idea for that park, but I am not sure if I would want the cable car or the ski lift style. If it went from Thunderhead to Tennessee Tornado, that would be convienient. :)

What is wrong with VeggieTales?

Monday, May 9, 2005 11:01 PM
If they didn't have the Disk-O, then Huss Giant Frisbee.

But they do, so...B&M invert.

Monday, May 9, 2005 11:05 PM

Oh, wait. nevermind...

Monday, May 9, 2005 11:09 PM
Well another woodie would be welcomed by me :)

Id also love to see a hyper skipping over those hillsides and valleys. From Thunder Head Gap, All the way down to the trains station and back..

Morgan of course :)


Tuesday, May 10, 2005 12:22 AM
A lift would be nice for scenic reasons and just because it is so dang far from Thunderhead to Tennessee Tornado. If they didn't get a coaster that is what I'd want.

I agree that another woodie is what I would like to see. Why? Because.

And I agree with the hyper idea also Chuck. I'd like to ride an 80 mile an hour hyper flying through the forest, flying over hills and dipping into the valleys.

Monday, May 16, 2005 11:44 PM
i would build a shuttle that went to & from Dollywoods Spash Country and a bumper boat ride in rivertown junction is a an idea.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:03 AM
I really like the skyride idea. This past weekend, i realized how much walking one has to do from Tennessee Tornado to Thunderhead and back. A skyride would not only make for convenient transportation, but would be just lovely as well.

Other than that, I'd say an adult sized drop ride. It wouldn't have to be the tallest or anything, just a bit more substantial than the oversized frog hopper they have now.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:12 AM
If I were so inclined, I'd drag up my TR from Dollywood from last year's *fabulous* event.

Without a doubt, the ride I recommended for them was a skyride. I'd place it from T-Head gap up along the ridgeline, behind that awesomely cool (and WET, thanks Joe) Mountain Slidewinder, then down to Craftsman's Valley. Of course, with a three-leg ride a la BGW, you could even run it down to Country Fair area...

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:18 AM
Any B&M.
Intamin Looping terrain, Twisted Impulse, or SLC.
Double TN Tornado's length.
Powder Keg.
A boat ride through the woods.
A mine train through the woods. Again.
200'+ drop ride.

One of these *and* a Skyride.


Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:03 PM
  • A dark ride like Flooded Mine
  • ThuNderaTion
  • A Cave (oh wait that might be hard)
  • lots of quirky signs and things to look at
  • more streetmosphere
  • transitions between sections
  • free parking
  • S&S launched
  • more family rides

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:36 PM
Every park should have a TNT...but only if they keep the trains AS IS.

Flooded mine? Possibly the coolest interactive ever, rivalled only by SFStL's Scooby and Buffalo Bill's flume. Any park that doesn't have a Sally-brand interactive, will. ;)

Free parking though? That goes against *everything* that Pigeon Forge stands for...;)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 1:13 PM
Flooded Mine was built IN HOUSE and wasn't designed by Sally Corp. However I agree with your statment about how ever park should have one.

Free parking is something HFEC does and I was a little upset to see DW charge for parking. ;)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 2:34 PM
I'd complete the loop between Thunderhead and Tennesee Tornado, continuing the Thunderhead gap themeing. I would add a themed drop ride, about 150'+, add a kiddie wood coaster so the younger crowd doesn't feel left out. Also a few appropriately lumber camp themed flat rides.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:04 PM

Swoosh said:
  • A dark ride like Flooded Mine
  • ThuNderaTion

Not to be pessimistic, but I don't think the park would want to rebuild attractions it got rid of.

Thunder Express (Mine Train) was obviously removed because of Tennessee Tornado. Park patrons wanted something more thrilling- and it was beginning to become a common complaint. TT got all those people to shut up. (If you google and find any pre-1999 TR of Dollywood, you'll probably see comments like "Dollywood doesn't have enough thrill rides".)

Now, I don't know how much more thrilling Thunderation is over Thunder Express, but I'm sure if Dollywood wanted a mine train similar in size and scope of TNT, they would have built one back in 1989. (rather than picking up TE from SFoMA)

The Flooded Mine was demolished because it was the least popular (non-flat) ride in the park, as far as annual ridership goes. Daredevil Falls makes much better use of the space the FM was taking up.

Not that I don't miss the FM...it's just that the average Joe couldn't care less. After all, what 12 year old would rather ride a slow moving indoor boat ride over a high speed flume?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:30 PM
All Those Ideas are great, Any others?
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:18 PM
B&M Floorless or Inverted. Been saying it forever. Well themed, lotta inversions, hella fun.

Seeing as Sky Rides arent common anymore, that would be neat. A new old-school log flume (Since Country Fair Falls is gone) and HUSS Giant Frisbee, and a dueling/racing wooden coaster by GCII (Actually is rumored, something along the lines of Thunderhead but doubled and it races).


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