Dollywood: General Discussion

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  1. BigAl

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    Screamscape have found that two attractions at Dollywood won't be reopening next year as the park as they prepare for new attractions:
     
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    Screamscape have heard that Dollywood might be interested in getting an RMC coaster after being impressed by Silver Dollar's:
    :)
     
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    Potentially exciting news from Screamscape:

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    But keep in mind the RMC rumour posted above! ;) :p
     
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    Surely they're not going to be getting another coaster just two years after Wild Eagle!?

    :)
     
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    Sod RMC, Dollywood look to be considering a Mack Mega! :D

    Yes, yes, a million times yes! A match-up of Dollywood's soul and flair for immersive theming with the Mack Mega's build quality would be a marriage made in heaven! :D
     
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    If Dollywood get a Mack Mega Coaster I'll be there in a second...

    That terrain... That potential... Offt...
     
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    Bad news from Screamscape for anyone who was excited at the possibility of seeing a new Mack mega coaster built:
     
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    Re: Dollywood - 2014

    Apparently, a week ago, Dollywood filed for the Trademark of 'Firechaser Express'. Screamscape are still thinking it will be a new coaster, though I don't think their suggestion of a B&M inverted would suit such a name. I also don't think the park would follow up a wing coaster with an inverted so soon.

    It does suit a coaster of some kind though, and the space created by removing Adventure Mountain is certainly quite significant.
     
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    Vekoma Mine Train or similar? Would fit the name, being express, and they haven't had a mine train since 1998 when they sold their Arrow one, in spite of one being perfect for the park if you ask me.
     
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    Update from Screamscape on Dollywood's plans for 2014:

    Count me interested in these two developments!



    Edit: (14/08/2013) More news on Firechaser Express from Screamscape:

     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRtJTqGLeE0#ws

    I love the photo of Dolly looking at the construction plans! :D

    I believe that with it being BST at the moment, the live streaming of the announcement will be 4pm on Wednesday. Set it in your calendars! :)
     
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    Pretty much confirms it as a launched steel coaster.

    I'm betting a Mack, Manta-style.
     
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    A hotel you say?

    With their in-house food, I wouldn't leave the restaurant <3<3

    Excellent news for the park...
     
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    The park just announced their new family coaster - Firechaser. Looks pretty good if you ask me!

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    - Dual launch coaster
    - Zero to 16mph in 1.1 seconds
    - Zero to 20mph in 2 seconds
    - 2,427 feet
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    - Top speed: 34.5 mph
    - 79 feet
    - Manufacturer: Gerstlauer
     
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    trick track hey.......could it be the missing washing machine from the smiler
     
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    I think the trick track might be a freefall drop. :)
     
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    Enter burning building, floor collapses into firework filled basement, giant one falls down and aims towards the ride, igniting and launching the train backwards...

    Could be a possibility...
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking! ;D
     
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    A CoasterCrew audio interview with Pete Owens from Dollywood. :)

    39mph is actually quite a bit faster than I was expecting!
     

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