I'm betting on a Mack spinner akin to SDC's. They don't have a spinner at Dollywood yet do they?
You said this and it did remind me of their first hyper that they pitched for Energylandia. Energylandia might not have gone with it, but I'm sure there's some kind of element Vekoma has up their sleeve that Dollywood could market as the "world's first ____" for this attraction if the same concept were used at Dwood.If I was a betting man I'd bet Vekoma.
There's even a Vekoma prototype sitting in their testing yard with no known destination right now.
http://www.themountainpress.com/new...cle_c7140332-d9fd-5eac-8499-c42a024549ce.htmlPIGEON FORGE -- Dollywood is already in early stages of planning a 5 acre expansion that could open next year.
Planning commission reviewed a site plan Tuesday that showed the outline of the new plans, but didn't include many details on what it will include.
The expansion will be in the area near the Thunderhead roller coaster and the parking area.
"There's several things going on," Community Development Director David Taylor said. "There's going to be about eight different attractions, a restaurant, separate building for restrooms, there's going to be water features, shade structures; just a lot of different things in this area."
The site plan showed locations of the new structures but didn't provide further details on what is planned for the area. Officials said they hope to have it ready to open next year.
Dollywood didn't add any new rides or make any major changes last year, instead focusing on a major lineup of shows it called a "Season of Showstoppers."
Park officials didn't respond to a request for additional information on the planned expansion.
Also Tuesday, the commission approved:
• A site plan and permit for a proposed mountain coaster that would run between Teaster Lane and Veterans Boulevard.
• A revised plan for the Paula Deen's Lumberjack Adventure attraction at Walden's Landing
• A plan for a new Dollar General Store at 2970 Parkway, the former site of the Smoky Mountain Car Museum
• A plan for a redesign of Pine Mountain Shopping Center
• Final plan for subdivision of the Summit on Bluff Mountain
• Planned Unit Development plan for phase two of Parkside Resort
• Rezoning of property at 1864 Middle Creek Road from low-density residential to mixed-use commercial district
• Rezoning of property at Pine Mountain Road from low-density residential to high-density residential district
Though the site plan is not for building approval, other documents submitted to the commission show plans for an enclosed family coaster, a pendulum style ride and an indoor play area as some of the attractions.
News report on the initial planning;
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