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Discussion in 'Other U.S. Theme Parks' started by TheDecemberists, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. beyond costers

    beyond costers Rookie

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    ^ i agree, and plus every time i ride slidewinder i always hope for some (bigger people) to ride with us, and dollywood will never get rid of mountain slidwinder to much of a classic ,i have so many memories riding this with my mamaw when i was little
     
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    Interesting Screamscape report (2012):

     
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    I would imagine given the success of Thunderhead a new GCI project is a possibility but my guess is a themed B&M invert on the horizon.
     
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    I just want a coaster that goes into the woods, Beast style. I don't care what type it is.
     
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    Oh my gosh, as hilly as Dollywood is, a coaster like Nemesis or Black Mamba stateside...I can see it in my dreams.
     
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    Now if it was as good as either of those two... (especially Black Mamba, sweet jesus that is one of the coolest inverted coasters I've ever seen)

    But yeah, .01% chance of that happening... :/
     
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    Is there going to be anything new for this year?
     
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    ^that picture I posted. It's a giant swing called Barnstormer.
     
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    Hmm. I wish they'd stray from glorified carnival rides..
     
  11. TheDecemberists

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    They're actually a lot of fun. I'd rank SkyHawk at Cedar Point as the scariest thrill ride in the whole park.

    Although, this is a smaller scale, but it's themed well. So...
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    I wish I knew what three buildings they're talking about... I'm guessing it won't be on the new side of the park. This is slightly disappointing, because it probably means it won't be a roller coaster going into the woods. Booooooooo.
     
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    http://themountainpress.com/view/fu...ddition-for-Dollywood-?instance=homethirdleft

     
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    Dollywood already has the Dive type Coaster in Mystery MIne(such a fun ride) I believe that no B&M Dive Coasters can be built in the states for a number of years I think they signed kind of Deal with the Busch Parks when they built there Awesome Dive Machines.
     
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    11 feet high, eh...? I'm intrigued. Me gusta.
     
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    Agreed. Dollywood always seems to keep me interested and I live hundreds of miles away. :lol: I'm sure work on the should be somewhat underway when I'm there in late December. Should be interesting.
     
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    A year or two back there was a rumor going around about a "moonshine-powered" launch coaster. If this thing stays low to the ground and uses the landscape to its advantage, it's totally plausible for a thrilling coaster to only reach 11 feet off the ground.

    About the alpine slide idea... As much as I'd love one, I doubt Dollywood would take that kind of risk. Too many lawsuit possibilities.
     
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    The ride being 11 feet of the ground would work if it came up or off a Mountain..We shall see about low laying coasters when Cheetah Hunt opens. But I think you have to get more height to be a more exciting ride.
     

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