Published: August 2, 2010 at 7:18 PMLooks almost exactly like the GIANT Swing at sister park Silver Dollar City. Should be a nice addition to Dollywood.
Now, I wonder what's in store for my beloved SDC? Maybe a Mystery Mine style coaster...?
Published: August 2, 2010 at 11:56 PMI 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 ! ).
Published: August 3, 2010 at 9:12 AMNot 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.
Published: August 3, 2010 at 1:04 PMI 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.
In the dream world in which I normally live, every upcharge Skycoaster would be replaced with an S&S Power Screamin' Swing, a Bussink Evolution, or a Moser Sidewinder.
The real world would be a better place without upcharge attractions.