March 29, 2024



It is Easter weekend, so that means it is time for our annual trip to Dollywood

I think it safe to say that we LOVE this park

While waiting for rope drop we noticed that Whistle Punk Chaser was already open AND there was no line, so we hopped on it for the first ride of the day

DropLine was also open with no line, so it was next

From there we headed up to Big Bear Mountain

While I got my first rides on this coaster last summer, this was the first time for most of our crew

We all agree that this is the best ride in the park now

The ride is just fun.  Not too intense or wild - just something that is fun to ride

Dragonflier was next.  Unfortunate side effect of it being so close to Big Bear Mountain is that the lines for it are now stupid long all day - even with Time Saver

Making our way to the Pizza place near the train for lunch we made a quick stop at WildEagle

This coaster continues to deliver each year

The older section of the park is so pretty

Klondike Katie was doing the pulling today for the Dollywood Express

After our train ride we made our way over to Lightning Rod

Honestly the fast lift hill gets the job done and while we miss the launch, we'll take the reliability over it any day.  We got three rides in on it today.

Barnstormer was next.  Cannot go wrong with a S&S swing

The church is really pretty

Making our way back to the back of the park again we stopped at our facorite show in the park

Having just ridden our new Fire in the Hole not that long ago - wow does it make the first generations look cheap.  I hope Dollywood gets their own upgrade

Fire Chaser Express is the GOAT family coaster

If you can ride this ride without getting a smile on your face, you're a liar

Confession: I really don't like Mystery Mine

I love the theme, I love everything up to the first lift and then after the second lift hill ... but overall this ride is not fun to ride.  I always have a headache after riding

Let the thunder roollllllllll right out of here

Thunderhead is ELITE after its last retracking.  So much fun

We had another great day at Dollywood.  See you again next year!