Major thunderstorms but no understanding from Dollywood.Dollywood: A bad experience with the park.
From Alisa CookI came from Germany with my family to show my husband and daughter where I grew up. My daughter was so excited to go to Dollywood and we were happy to hear that we could buy tickets the evening before when we arrived at 6pm. Last night around 3am it starting raining and I mean major thunderstorms...so strong that the ducks are swimming in the puddles in the streets of our campground. It is now 12:30 and every time it stops for 10 minutes and we think we can go out, the major storms start again and are predicted to continue throughout the day. We called to find out if we could use our tickets tomorrow as it is noon and the storms make it too dangerous to go out. We called the park and not only did they not seem to know that we had major storms but they told us we have to take the 1 hour transportation route to the park (bikes and a trolley as we have no car) to ask for a raincheck that may or may not be issued. They claimed the park is fully operational but if it is, no person in their right mind would put their children in danger in such weather. The answer we got on the phone is that most parks do not even give rain checks. So we just spent $150 for nothing and I have shown my German husband that Tennessee hospitality is not what it used to be and my daughter that her idol that she got to known on Hannah Montana is no longer an idol but a source of disappointment. It really is too bad.
Posted July 12, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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From Mike GallagherPlease explain to me the Dollywood/Hannah Montana/your daughter's idol reference. I'm a pop culture sponge, but I can't make the connection.
Posted July 12, 2010 at 5:14 PM
From steve leeDolly Parton played a role on Hannah Montana. Google FTW.
Posted July 12, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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