TV ALERT! (dollywood)

Saturday, April 8, 2006 8:45 AM
FoxNews is getting ready to air a story about Dollywood. If you are reading this past 9am Saturday, it has probably already aired. The story may be repeated thoughout the day.

MrScott

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Saturday, April 8, 2006 9:05 AM
If you missed it, you didn't miss much.

Quote of the interview with Dolly: "You go up and down and spin around. I don't ride the rides, I have too many artificial things that may fly off."

Lame, but probably true. She also mentioned that she has been married for 40 years to the same man. When asked what her secret is..."I stay away and he stays home."

They showed some stock footage of the park's rides (over and over again)

I have never been to Dollywood, and this interview will not change that status.

MrScott

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Sunday, April 9, 2006 1:58 AM

I have never been to Dollywood, and this interview will not change that status.

That's a shame as Thunderhead is easily one of the best wooden coasters ever built. Tennessee Tornado ain't too shabby either. It's quite possibly the greatest Arrow coaster ever conceived.

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Sunday, April 9, 2006 2:26 AM
I figured this was for Expedition Everest: Journey to the Sacred Lands that in on the travel channel April 9th at 8pmEST and again at 8pmPST, but I guess it is not.

Or maybe Building a Thrill Ride: Expedition Everest airing at 9pmPST April 10th on the Science Channel, and again a couple days later on Discovery Channel if you don't get the Science Channel.

But that's not what this thread is about. ;) ;) *** Edited 4/9/2006 6:37:55 AM UTC by GoliathKills***

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Sunday, April 9, 2006 11:46 AM
I have never been to Dollywood, and this interview will not change that status.

I felt that way for a long, long time as well. The park is not close to any major airport/city, I'm not a fan of Dolly, I don't like country music, and I don't like arts and crafts...I thought I'd be bored stiff at Dollywood after riding the coasters.

Man, was I wrong! Beautiful park, great rides, excellent food...and of course the coasters are awesome, too. I hated to leave and can't wait to get back.

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Sunday, April 9, 2006 12:00 PM
Thanks Goliath
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Sunday, April 9, 2006 12:26 PM
The food alone is a valid reason to visit Dollywood. Only Busch parks have food that stacks up, IMO. Like Moosh, it would SEEM that there's nothing there FOR me.

In addition to the aforementioned "Greatest looping Arrow coaster ever built" and the wildest, most-ferocious GCII ever built, there's also an abundance of interesting quirky rides like Blazing Fury, Mountain Slidewinder, the Wilderness Adventure Tour (LOL), and the brand-new Timber Tower...

The train ride gives SPECTACULAR views, the staff is *amazing*, and, again, the food is WAY beyond theme-park fare...

I must be hungry... ;)

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Sunday, April 9, 2006 4:29 PM
Coming from a guy who typically likes the biggest, baddest, and fastest coaster around I have to admit...Dollywood is one of my guiltiest pleasures.

- Thunderhead is just awesome! Non-stop speed and turns galore! It's overtaken #1 for me on wood, (at least until I ride Voyage next month...we'll see).

- Tennessee Tornado was very surprising. I went into it thinking "typical Arrow looper", and I was way off. Very smooth, that loop will steal your breath, and though it's short...it's got a very unique design.

- Blazing Fury is just a lot of fun. They pack a great ride into a small patch of land. It's a heavily themed dark ride/roller coaster. And while low-budgeted and older the drops in it are great...it's a great family ride if nothing else.

I'm no fan of the music there, but the other rides and the food will make you happy even if nothing else there does. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIKE DOLLY TO VISIT DOLLYWOOD!

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Sunday, April 9, 2006 5:39 PM

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIKE DOLLY TO VISIT DOLLYWOOD!

No, but if you do you'll love her "museum" there. It's an amazing walk through attraction that's a dream for any Dolly fan. Oh yeah, and the rest of the park is beautiful and amazing too!

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Sunday, April 9, 2006 5:44 PM
Said my bit on Dollywood and the area in the last podcast.

It pretty much mirrors what these guys are saying - lots more than the rides to do there, but even if it's not you're thing, you'll have a good time.

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Sunday, April 9, 2006 5:58 PM

GoliathKills said:
I figured this was for Expedition Everest: Journey to the Sacred Lands that in on the travel channel April 9th at 8pmEST and again at 8pmPST, but I guess it is not.

Or maybe Building a Thrill Ride: Expedition Everest airing at 9pmPST April 10th on the Science Channel, and again a couple days later on Discovery Channel if you don't get the Science Channel.

But that's not what this thread is about. ;) ;) *** Edited 4/9/2006 6:37:55 AM UTC by GoliathKills***


http://science.discovery.com/convergence/everest/everest.html?clik=fsmain_feat4

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Monday, April 10, 2006 2:37 AM
I have to agree with the above posters. I really had no desire to go to Dollywood before. Thunderhead put it on the "maybe if I'm passing through" list. Some friends were going & I had the weekend free, so I figured why not, something to do?

Boy, did I change my mind after visiting Dollywood in December! This is definitely one of my favorite parks. The staff (and food - I gained nine pounds in two days) was amazing, the rides were great, the lights were breathtaking, and the music wasn't all that annoying. I fell in love with the place before I even walked through the gates.

Dollywood is definitely worth the effort to get to. Just my two cents.

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Monday, April 10, 2006 11:14 AM
^ Hooray for DollyFood! :)

LOL! ;)
DDD attendee? Can we make sure it's 60 or above so *I* can go this year? :)

*** Edited 4/10/2006 3:15:24 PM UTC by rollergator***

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