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Dollywood: Wild Eagle at Dollywood- what do you think?

From Mike Bianucci
Posted April 17, 2012 at 9:33 AM
I would like to get riders review for the WIld Eagle at Dollywood. It looks great and I plan to ride it one of the next couple of weeks.


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From Tim Chatlos
Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM
Wild Eagle is smooth and fun with a pretty spectacular setting. The view from the left side of the train is particularly amazing. Wild Eagle also has one of the nicest looking stations I've ever seen. It would not be out of place at as part of a mountain resort hotel. Dollywood did a wonderful job!

From David L.
Posted April 19, 2012 at 3:51 AM
I haven't made it yet, but i'm really looking forward to going! I've heard that it's intense yet graceful. I'm sure the views from the top will be fantastic!

From James Rao
Posted April 19, 2012 at 5:46 AM
Heading to DW is about thirty days... Will let you know my opinion then!

From Stephanie Warlick
Posted May 21, 2012 at 7:04 AM
It is a very smooth ride. If you haven't ridden Manta at Sea World (where you are riding on Manta Ray wings) than you'll probably love it. It just doesn't compare to Manta, though, to me. The thrill isn't very big.

From James Rao
Posted May 21, 2012 at 8:28 AM
Will be at Dollywood later this week. Will post a review as soon as I get a chance!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 21, 2012 at 8:41 AM
^^^Yeah, yeah, yeah. Keep rubbing it in :)

From Betty Rohrer
Posted May 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM
yah James rub it in.

From James Rao
Posted May 22, 2012 at 4:49 AM
Packing the family truckster now....and I am taking all of you with me - in spirit!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 22, 2012 at 11:34 AM
I call shotgun!

From James Rao
Posted May 23, 2012 at 8:16 PM
Short visit to Dollywood today (arrived @ 2:30 and it was raining by 4:30) but we did have time to ride Wild Eagle. It is a fine coaster, smooth as silk, compact, and, most importantly, fun. While it does not offer much in the way of new sensations, it is well worth your time, and continues the trend of "nice" B&M creations.

To me, Wild Eagle feels a lot more like a B&M inverted coaster (Patriot), than a floorless coaster (Kraken) or a dive coaster (Griffon). And while the thrill level is a bit underwhelming, the scenery offered by this hilltop joyride is second to none, especially from the front left seat where I sat. Kudos to DW engineers for utilizing the natural landscaping of the park to enhance the overall experience.

The coaster itself looks quite impressive to the massive crowds gathered around the ride and the queue is covered, pleasant, and nicely decorated. On the down side, there is no narrative to Wild Eagle whatsoever, which is a big choke considering the renaissance of themed entertainment that is sweeping the industry these days.

Overall, I would rate Wild Eagle an 8/10, but will have to ride again tomorrow to give it an honest shake.

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