Dollywood announces Barnstormer, a new pendulum ride for 2011
Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee has announced its new ride for 2011, Barnstormer
, a pendulum ride that will be built next to the Mountain Slidewinder. Barnstormer will seat 32 riders on two pendulum arms, which will swing to 81 feet in the air, at a top speed of 45 mph.
The new ride will open in March 2011. Here's the complete press release.
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I really hate pendulum rides. Apart from the fact that the mere thought of them makes me feel ill I don't think they lend themselves to any real theming. They are what they are and lots of people seem to love them ( why ? It would be quicker and cheaper to push your fingers down your throat ! ).
Not a fan of pendulum rides... remind me too much of Fair Type Rides... most actually bore me... with the exception of the crazy mouse ones, and the Space Shot ones.
I am generally not a fan of most midway flats. However, this same swing ride at Silver Dollar City is a pretty intense experience - and is still fairly uncommon. Granted I wouldn't want to wait in a long line to experience it, but on a less crowded day when you can ride several times in a row with minimal waiting, it is a very fun attraction.
Does Dolly actually come up with some of these ideas? That press release would have you believe it.
IF YOU ENJOYED SWINGS WHEN YOU WERE A KID KIKE I DID . THE HIGHER THE BETTER. I LOVE PENDULUM RIDES. DOLLYWOOD LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE PUTTING IN A BIG ONE. KENNYWOOD PARK HAS A TWO SEATER AND IT IS AN ASUME RIDE.
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