Derek Potter
Writer

Published: July 20, 2006 at 6:59 AM

If you go to the Gerstlauer site, they have a rendering of the actual coaster. Actually they've been pretty much giving away the announcement for a couple of weeks.
Mike Duchock

Published: July 20, 2006 at 8:00 AM

There is a great mini-site at http://www.dollywood.com/mmine/default.htm promoting the new ride. Dollywood is building a very detailed back story for the attraction, seeming acheiving a level of themeing that rivals a Disney E-ticket. Click on the "Mine Legend" section to watch movie clips that describe the legend. "What if there is no light at the end of the tunnel?
Joshua Counsil

Published: July 20, 2006 at 9:07 AM

Didn't someone announce this about a month ago? I recall visiting the mini site already.

Just another transition from thrill to theme ... good job, Dolly.

Chris P.

Published: July 20, 2006 at 10:01 AM

Well this news story was a tad bit late.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: July 20, 2006 at 10:47 AM

Umm... sorry for the dupe.

Hey, I'm suffering from a nasty summer cold now. No excuse, just an explanation. I'll try to get my brain rebooted sometime this afternoon.

Jason Jackson

Published: July 20, 2006 at 11:50 AM

Mea Culpa! Sorry everyone for the stale news! I had just gotten an email from Dollywood saying they were "announcing" their new attraction.
Betty Rohrer

Published: July 20, 2006 at 6:09 PM

keep checking te mini site because if Dollywood does as before, site will have pictures as it goes up. I was at Dollywood this past weekend and you can see sight from the train ride. They are just getting started.
Derek Potter
Writer

Published: July 20, 2006 at 7:30 PM

Actually, they've been teasing the ride for about a month. They released the name, but not the ride. It's a thrill ride alright, with drops going beyond 90 degrees vertical. It hasn't been a well kept secret.