Is Tenessee tornado comparable to Wildfire?

Monday, January 28, 2002 5:42 PM
Both are built on terrain through the woods, both are sitdowns, and both are about the same size.  Wildfire has two more inversions, but other then that is the experience of both pretty comparable?
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Monday, January 28, 2002 6:28 PM
The Tenn Tornado is logistically better. It was cheaper. Parts are cheaper. The ride mechanics were already trained on Arrow trains. Parts arrive faster. The 'familiar' look of the trains fit the more conservative nature of the park, which is a bit passive compared to the big themers. And, Dolly can ride it without losing anything.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 6:33 PM
Agent Johnson, but really tell us how you feel.....

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Monday, January 28, 2002 6:35 PM
I am in this for life. I only speak hard core facts. They are both good rides, but the Arrow version fits the bill at Dollywood.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:01 PM
See I agree with Agent Johnson on this one.  Dollywood is more of an "Arrow" park very conservative when it comes to rides, whereas SDC is definitely a "Beemer" park where they take chances (look @ BuzzSaw). Themed thrills is what this park is about, while still having enough to do for the entire family.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 4:18 AM
I don't know, Wildfire's layout looked much better to me. It is also made by B&M, so that gives it the edge in my book. I will have the opportunity to ride both (hopefully) this summer.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 9:42 AM
Well, I for one can't wait to see Dollywood "grow" into a Beemer park next year or the year after...

I'm saving my first visit 'til then!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:02 AM
Blah beemers Too tame for my taste excellent yes but I'll take a mega looper anyday I like feeling like I could fly off the track and have my skull craked all at the same time.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:37 AM
Tennesse Tornado is better IMHO. Its very intense and has no headbanging whatsoever.  B&M is the king of coaster makers but they're coasters need more intensity.  I can only think of 2 intense B&Ms, Top Gun at PC and Talon at DP.  Tennesse Tornado has a "world's first" inversion (first loop has right banking at the top), 110 degree banked turns and a 120ft. dive through a mountain... What more could you want!!!!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 1:02 PM
LOTS MORE!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 1:55 PM
RCmuzikGuY -- Which B&M's have you ridden?  I ask, because most people think Talon is pretty un-intense (I disagree, I found it to have some great pacing, positive G's, and floating time), and I didn't think Top Gun had anything that was overwhelming intense.

Have you ridden the likes of Kumba, Montu, Batman The Ride, Top Gun PGA, Incredible Hulk (another "debateable" intense coaster, although, aren't *all* coasters debateable, since it's all merely opinion?  :)), Fire Dragon, Mantis, Chang, Raptor, Krypton Coaster, etc?

Those few coasters have quite a few intense moments to them, I think.

When did you ride Wildfire, by the way?  I rode two different occasions and the second time I went by it was significantly better than the first.  Much more speed, intensity.  It was cold the first day, which is why I think my opinion of it wasn't so great.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 2:21 PM

RCmuzikGuY said:
 Tennesse Tornado has.............What more could you want!!!!
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Also, about "unintense" coasters...it's not the company that builds them that way.  They build exactly what the park pays them too.  B&M have even said they would love to build more intense coasters!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 3:39 PM
Man,

Why didn't they have these rides way back when I went there?  (Even though that was 1998.)  I remember some train-themed coaster, in my track record, but not much else than that, other than the rapids, Slidewinder, and Blazing Fury. 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 6:18 PM
Don't worry, Dollywood will be joining the ranks of having a B&M in their park very soon....probably 2003 with a floorless of MASSIVE proportions!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 6:37 PM
Okay, so according to Miss Parton, the TN Tornado is "the only spiro-looping coaster in the country."  What in the blazes does that mean?

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 6:49 PM
I don't enjoy a B&M ride as much as Anton S, Intamin, Vekoma, or Arrow Dynamics rides.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 7:44 PM
A Vekoma ride over a B&M ride??? So basically you like to have your brains scrambled?
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 8:28 PM
So go to SFStL and ride, Ninja, then if you don't have whiplash, go ride Batman.  Which is better?
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Wednesday, January 30, 2002 1:59 AM

Okay, so according to Miss Parton, the TN Tornado is "the only spiro-looping coaster in the country." What in the blazes does that mean?

Its basically a new 'style' of Arrow looper. The loop-screw element has never been used before, and the butterfly inversions are described as first-ever, although they are actually only a loop followed by a half-loop half-corkscrew.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2002 1:00 PM
Don't forget one of the most intense coasters B&M has made, Iron Wolf.

I haven't ridden Wildfire, but TT is an excellent ride.

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