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Old 08-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
trennr
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A little Disney...at Dollywood?

Saturday August 25, 2012 my youngest and I found ourselves home alone for the weekend...so we decided to have a Dad/Son Adventure to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.

For the 2012 season Dollywood added a very nice Coaster called Wild Eagle. We both loved this ride...our goal for today was to see how many times we could ride it.

We got a late start leaving the house around 10:20am...We live about an Hour and a half from Dollywood... maybe 2 hours depending on traffic.

So we get in the park and notice how low the Crowd is and it's Noon. Cool. Wild Eagle is located a good distance from the entrance...so we make our way up the path to Timber Canyon... this is where one of the Fastest Wooden Coasters in the US is located called Thunderhead. (As seen on Bert The Conqueror)
Here's a nice Youtube of it...
http://youtu.be/Wf6Zi49TM40

Usually you can see the line for this ride... I see no one on the Steps... I know there is no line so we go for it. i tell you for a wooden coaster... You are lifted out of your seat for long portions of this ride... I'm talking serious airtime. I find the middle of the Coaster to have the best Ride. DS and I rode this twice. Coaster Total = 2.

Next up the Path... Mystery Mine. I tell ya... this has got to be the Best Themed ride in the Whole park... however.. the nature of the Rides Turns are very Rough... almost always hurts my neck and DS bumps his head on the Harness padding... so we opt out.
Here's a little Video with the lights on to give you an Idea of the ride.
http://youtu.be/8uALvK5DqiU

We pass another nicely themed Ride called River Battle... mainly because we didn't want to get drowned so early in the day.

Finally we arrive at our target Destination... Wild Eagle!!!

Again... virtually non-exsistant line. We get in the sub-line for the Back seat...our goal became to ride in every Eagle this day. There are 7 Eagles per train... they run 2 trains.

Here's another Video...
http://youtu.be/PxJlPQhEn7w

We get 3 Eagle Rides in and it's only 1:52pm we got here at noon. Coaster total = 5. We are getting a little hungry so time for some Grub... To be Continued
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