Dollywood 2016 - Lightning Rod

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Dollywood 2016 - Lightning Rod

Post by mikeau98 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:18 am

This looks just plain awesome. Next year will include multiple trips to DW

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Re: Dollywood 2016 - Lightning Rod

Post by Paul Drabek » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:58 am

I know I sure as hell can't wait for the Media Day. Might have to make a little road trip out of it.
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Re: Dollywood 2016 - Lightning Rod

Post by Spencerman » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:19 am

That is one of the most beautiful renderings I've seen! This coaster certainly looks like a Top Five ride. The quadruple down looks like one of the best elements on any coaster.

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Re: Dollywood 2016 - Lightning Rod

Post by Vonni » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:03 pm

Every new RMC announced looks better than the last! LR looks amazing! I actually really like how they opted for no inversions, and just tons of air time. The non-inverting half loop looks a lot like the turn around on Fury 325 (cant remember the name of that element).

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Post by bratman » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:23 am

We are going to try to work this into some pre- coaster Con plans

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Post by dare-to-fly » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:11 pm

Kat and I should be there for opening day! This will be my first RMC. As an avid wooden coaster fan, and considering how many wood coasters they have turned to steel, they're going to have to do some work to impress me. Anyone else going for opening?

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Post by bratman » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:45 pm

I wish I could. Aiming for the fall now.

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Re: Dollywood 2016 - Lightning Rod

Post by dare-to-fly » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:09 am

bratman wrote:I wish I could. Aiming for the fall now.
Fall at Dollywood is a great time to go! It's beautifully deserted in September and October.

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Post by bratman » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:06 pm

Yup, done a fall trip a few times there! Everyone goes for the shows then.

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Post by dare-to-fly » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:34 pm

And the shopping...believe it or not. cough...old people...cough...tour groups...

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Post by bratman » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:42 am

Nothing wrong with old people going to Dollywood. I hope I am still going there when I am old!

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Re: Dollywood 2016 - Lightning Rod

Post by dare-to-fly » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:02 pm

Me too...but I hope I'm still riding the coasters. :)

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Re: Dollywood 2016 - Lightning Rod

Post by bratman » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:30 pm

I know I will be!

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Re: Dollywood 2016 - Lightning Rod

Post by dare-to-fly » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:39 pm

...unless...

amputations, pacemakers, back surgeries...I can't even stand the thought.

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