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Dollywood to Announce Largest Investment!

CrashCoaster

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I keep thinking I keep reading the stupidest thing I've read on these boards, and then you have to go and obliterate it. Last I checked, a hyper doesnt have wave turns, launches, or a mother :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing quad down. There is nothing similar in the experience. At. :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing. All.

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My point still stands, even though B&M hypers are changing for the better. If it ends up being a B&M, I'd rather have the Mack spinner.
 
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Kw6sTheater

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I think the Hyper Coaster option is great. As is the Spinning Coaster model. But honestly, the indoor coaster is the most underrated option cause there is a great opportunity for a backstory, masses of theming and many great track elements like track drops, side drops, etc. (like the Dynamic Attractions SFX Coaster)
I think something like Verbolten or Th13teen (track drop) is brilliant too!
They already have an indoor coaster (Blazing Fury) and a souped up family coaster (FireChaser Express). I'd rather see Dollywood get a thrill coaster this time as their last two coasters (Whistle Punk Chaser & Dragon Flier) have been family rides - I don't exactly plan to visit the park this year, as I'm holding off until 2 years later when Pete admitted that "we are doing something for 2021".
 

Hutch

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Haven’t they been open in the past about wanting a hyper coaster? I’d put money that we’d see one of those within the next decade.


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Lofty

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ATI, your point doesn't stand at all and stop being so demanding on other members, it's incredibly rude.
 

Pear

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If it's a hyper I doubt it's going to be going where Slidewinder was, but hopefully that area gets developed soon.

I'm still waiting for that source @Pear. I want to vote for #Dollywood2021.
The picture was sent in a group chat I am in with some friends.

I'm assuming the survey is not open to the whole public and was given to select passholders and such. I don't think they'd want someone in the UK who has never been to the park voting on future additions.
 
Tbf I said in my video I didn't mind any other type of coaster. Personally I am (like most) on that #HyperCoasterHypeTrain but an indoor and a Mack Xtreme Spinning Coaster are amazing types too and if it is the hyper coaster, I wouldn't be surprised if the other types aren't ruled out completely.
 
Glad y'all were able to beat some sense into ATI without me:)

As cool as an Xtreme Spinner would be, a B&M Hyper is absolutely without a doubt the best choice. The GP would EAT THAT :emoji_poop: UP so fast you wouldn't believe it. I can't imagine how good of combination of Mako & Fury in the Smoky Mountains would be for that park.
 

Antinos

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Why stop at hyper though? They have the terrain where, if used smartly, they could build a giga coaster if they REALLY wanted to :p:p:p
 

tomahawk

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Yeah, Pete Owens WANTS a hyper from our conversation a few years back. Everyone who isn't a certifiable dumb ass wants this to be a hyper.

Give us what we want.

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jay37415

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Yeah, Pete Owens WANTS a hyper from our conversation a few years back. Everyone who isn't a certifiable dumb ass wants this to be a hyper.

Give us what we want.

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IF you put the station where the landing for Slidewinder was, put the lift going up the hill towards the top of Slidewinders loading platform, make a 180 turn.... BOOM!!!! perfect start for a terrain GIGA DIVE!
 

Youngster Joey

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Yeah, Pete Owens WANTS a hyper from our conversation a few years back. Everyone who isn't a certifiable dumb ass wants this to be a hyper.

Give us what we want.

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To add a little more clarity, the question I asked was "If you [Pete] could add any flat ride and roller coaster what would you add?" He responded Drop tower and B&M Hyper. Those were just his feelings but it's something to keep in mind. In the same Q&A he had mentioned that Slidewinder had been on the chopping block and he and a few other of the staff fought hard to keep it open and operating multiple times.
 

jay37415

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Why stop at hyper though? They have the terrain where, if used smartly, they could build a giga coaster if they REALLY wanted to :p:p:p
Actually that's quite plausible. IF i read the topo correctly, there is about 150' elevation difference between the loading station of Slidewinder and Showstreet near the entrance of the park. So a 200' foot lift hill near the landing area of Slidewinder could get you a 300' plus drop over the terrain. The back half of the Wildwood Grove sits about the same elevation. Whats really interesting is that there is a massive hollow / valley just past the railroad tracks. The coaster could cross over the tracks from Wildwood and go over the hill similar to what they did with LR.

I know its purely speculation. But is fun to see the possibilities.
 

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Matt N

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I wonder what sort of coaster the park opted for from that survey! I hope it's the hyper, but anything could happen! This announcement might not even be for a coaster, but Pete Owens apparently said about something thrilling coming in 2021, so I think it could be!
 

Ian

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I always think “hotel or water park” when I hear the words “investment plan”, never a ride. Of course, could be some magical land themed to Dolly featuring a heavily made up coaster with two massive airtime hills.

Whatever it is, it’s Dollywood so it’ll be fab.
 
I'm expecting this to be another multi-year, several-hundred-million dollar investment plan (like the 10 year, $300m plan that was announced in 2013). Hearing a lot of likely BS info about what could be included, but I think it's safe to assume Phase 2 of Wildwood Grove will be included in this X years down the road. Maybe that brings that B&M Hyper or a Mack Xtreme Spinner from that survey?

But as Ian said, it’s Dollywood so it’ll be fab.
 
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