Lines on a Thursday in July at DollywoodDollywood: Will the lines be short enough to go on Thunderhead and other rides many times
From Phillip SI plan on going to Dollywood this Thursday, but I'm wondering if the lines for Thunderhead, Tennessee Tornado, and the few other thrill rides at the park will be overwhelmingly long. I really want to get more than one ride on the coasters, as well as one ride on all of the other rides. Will it be too much for just one day? Thank you.
Posted July 2, 2006 at 12:56 PM
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From Bruce MorganA rule that seems to apply for all theme parks globally: get there early!! You should be at the doorsteps of the park before it opens. I can almost guuantee that if you do, Thunderhead, Tornado, etc., will be there waiting on you. When I went to Dollywood last year, I bet I could have rode Tornado 5 times in a matter of minutes.
Posted July 2, 2006 at 1:00 PM
From Big Bad WolfThere's never any waiting for anything at Dollywood except Timber Tower and the water rides in the first half of the day. Get there early, and do the coasters. Enjoy the second half of the day with rides and do some night rides on Thunderhead (awesome).
Posted July 6, 2006 at 1:24 PM
From Carey Lynn HoltsclawUnfortunately, night rides at Dollywood aren't possible unless you visit during the Christmas Festival.
Posted July 6, 2006 at 2:10 PM
A few years ago the park cut summer hours back to 8pm. Back in the 90s the park stayed open until 10pm.
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