Saturday, November 20, 2010

Smoky Mountain Coaster Con (Dollywood)

Welcome to ACE's Smoky Mountain Coaster Con at Dollywood

This is the 25th Anniversary of Dollywood

It's so neat to be here at Christmas time

We're headed to our first destination of the day

We had early morning ERT on Blazing Fury

We were all given these cool lunch boxes with our breakfast in them

We then took a group photo.  Yep, there were a lot in attendance today

I decided to explore Adventure Mountain ropes course next

I had a little bit of time before our tour so I rode Tornado a couple of times

It is really a lot of fun

Next it was time for our construction tour of Barnstormer

This will be a new themed area replacing Dreamland Forest

This will be another S&S swing ride much like the Giant Barn Swing

They had the project's manager on site to answer questions

This will be a nice addition to the park

I guess I'll need to make a return trip to check this out

Time to take a joy ride in my Barbie pink Chevy

Time to ride a world class wooden coaster - THUNDERHEAD

Time to run all over the mountainside

You basically hold on for dear life once you crest the lift hill

The newest star attraction of the park is the Mystery Mine

I love the train here.

They have some very nice decorations at the park

This is on the park's lake

This tree is where the park's fountain usually is located

Wilderness Church

Showstreet looks amazing at night

Heading into Craftsman Valley

I had a great time today at Dollywood - it's beautiful here during Christmas