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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2019, 03:19:52 pm »
Carowinds have a campground right?

A few CF parks have hotels other have campgrounds.

I think it can be a good thing for some parks especially the bigger ones. But I don't think ever park needs a hotel.

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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2019, 11:27:23 am »
Great Escape has a hotel and Darian Lake has a campground, I know that for certain.
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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2019, 11:39:01 am »
Yes TGE has a Hotel and indoor water park that was planed and built by another company. SFI had nothing to do with it. Derian lake has a hotel and a campground which SFI also had nothing to do with .

This would be very new ground for the company.
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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2019, 06:43:13 pm »
I got my Golden Ticket ballot this week.  I wish we had traveled a bit more this last year so I could vote better.  I think next year will be better so I still voted so I will get a ballot next year too.  I think I filed a good ballot but we had traveled better a few years ago.  Casey is now flying as a flight attendant and we have some trips planned for late this year and next so better to come. 

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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2019, 09:05:52 am »
At least you've traveled enough to be eligible.

I think they need to up the number of ballots and add more regions.

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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2019, 01:11:51 pm »
We have traveled over the years and have almost 600 coasters with over 100 of them wood.  The weakness is with many of the new coasters over the last few years not being ridden yet.  We did get Steel Vengeance, but haven't got LR or any of the new ones this year yet.  We hope to rectify that soon. 
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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2019, 02:39:09 pm »
Phillies vs Dodgers...on YouTube. Never thought I would see that printed in a newspaper.

Note: My mom works at an arboretum and they get the paper and I was looking through the most recent one (from the 15) and it said game today at 12:35 on YouTube (and a home game for Philadelphia).
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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2019, 11:53:33 pm »
I got a push notification about that but I was out.

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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2019, 05:22:21 am »
We are in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge this weekend. It is certainly a tourist Mecca on par with Branson, Wisconsin Dells, Myrtle Beach, and the Canadian side of Niagara Falls!  We did not do the Ripley's museum, the upside down house, the Dolly Parton Stampede, or the Hatfield McCoy dinner but those do lend a flavor to the place.  LOL.  Actually we had a blast so far with a big chunk of the day at Dollywood on Saturday and then spending Saturday late afternoon and night riding mountain coasters, eating decadent foods, and enjoying some incredible views.

It would be difficult to do this area on the cheap but it does have a lot to offer beyond the tourist trap stuff.  Today we are back at Dollywood for opening and then fly home to the real world late Sunday afternoon.  It is quite an area.  There really is something for almost everyone here and certainly plenty for enthusiasts.
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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2019, 12:24:46 pm »
Since I still don't know Dollywood's 2020 hours yet so this is a theoretical plan that Opening Day (most likely if it happens at all) would full day at the park and then head to the Nascar Speed Park for that credit, with the Jurassic Boats and The Island on Sunday (and probably not a full day at Dollywood), and Anakeesta Monday. Currently, I would plan to go down Friday and go back Wednesday, but wouldn't mind flying back Tuesday if things go that way.
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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2019, 02:24:19 pm »
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg is a hopping place in general and has 20 credits available for enthusiasts.  Check out these:

Dollywood
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
The Island
Smokey Mountain Alpine Coaster
Goats on the Roof
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Rowdy Bear Gatlingburg
Rowdy Bear Pigeon Forge
Anakeesta
Ober Gatlinburg
NASCAR
 
Most of these except Dollywood are open pretty late each night so much can get done in a couple of days.  It certainly is a pricey place though.  Getting all these credits will run in the $200-$300 range.  Good luck on your trip.  Now that we have done all these places, glad to answer any questions yu might have.   

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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2019, 10:52:24 am »
I only counted 18 via RCDB

Dollywood-9 (Lightning Rod, Thunderhead, Dragonflier, Whistle Punk Chaser, Mystery Mine, Blazing Fury, Firechaser Express, Wild Eagle, Tennessee Tornado), with a recently removed kiddie cred so there are probably people with 10 credits

Kiddie coasters-2 (Spinning Parrot, Speedway coaster)

and 7 mountain coasters, but I would only plan to get Rail Runner (and the Jurassic Boats, but I would skip if the money isn't there) this trip.
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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2019, 04:36:43 pm »
RCDB has yet to add the newest type of coaster that has appeared in that area.  Check out the Sky Glider and the Alpine Flyer on the Rowdy Bear website. 

I was really looking forward to Rail Runner at Anakesta and when you include the cost of the Chondola to the top of the mountain it was one of the most expensive coaster credits ever.  It was actually very disappointing.  The monorail combined with the layout of the track made it rough at high speeds.  The layout required extensive braking which diminished the ride IMO.     

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Re: The Never Ending Pointless Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2019, 03:53:48 pm »
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