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Cody Comet
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Hey everyone,

I am anxiously looking forward to being able to go to Dollywood at the end of this month since I've been wanting to go for pratically all of my life! I'll be going as a part of 4-H's National Institute of Cooperative Education (NICE) convention taking place at UT's Knoxville campus. So I was wondering if any of you all had any tips for my visit? Like are the lines usually long? What rides do I absolutly have to do? Whats shows, if any, do I absolutly have to see? And anything else you all want to mention will be appreciated!

And before anyone mentions it, since I'm stuck w/ the 4-H group, I won't be able to see Terry Evanswood's show while I'm down there. Smile But since I may try to attend next years Winter Carnival, I'll hopefully catch his show then! Smile
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I just got back from Dollywood. One thing to take note is that if you get there after 3:00 pm and buy your ticket to get in you can go on the same ticket the next day for free. They close at 8:00 pm because the park does not really have lights. They also give free cups of water at all the drink stands the sell fountain drinks. This is something I have never seen a theme park do.

There are 4 main roller coaster is you into that. There is a very large wooden one that is one of the most intense rides I have been on. If you like roller coasters I would ride them all.

Do not look forward to the magic show. They have a magic shop but it is a typical theme park magic shop. The magician there was trying to sell sponge balls and color cube mental trick. I asked the person working the counter if there would be magic shows on the train station stage as advertised and she said that her main magician was not there that day and the other guy may do some magic in the back of the store. I asked about the stage show and she said it depended on if there were enough people. I told her that unless you put the signs out that say what time the show would start people would not just site there and wait.

As far as lines go, they have them. We could pretty much walk on the rides after 7:00 in the evening but from 10:00 am til after 4:00 the big rides had lines.

Also, there are not a whole lot of places to eat. If you eat between 11:00 and 1:30ish expect to stand in a long line to get food. Try and eat outside that time and you should be ok.

Other then that it is a fun park to go to.
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As someone who stayed at a hotel where the 4H people were at for a convention let me say on behalf off all the adult guest to STOP RUNNING AROUND AND BE QUIET! Thank you.
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Thanks for the tips Tim! Since our group is apparently going to be catered to, I shouldn't have to worry about food lol!! And I love roller coasters, so I'll be looking forward to that! And since now I know not to waste my time waiting on a magic show that may not be playing, I'll have even more time on the coasters!

And MagicSanta, I'll try to keep that in mind, though I'm not sure if the others will lol!! I'll admit that when I was at the state level for this particular 4-H event, I wondered what half the people were doing there! And on top of that, the adult leader for one of my group activites said that being there was the longest he has gone w/o pot. But I'm hoping that I'll have a good time since all the creeps hopefully have been weeded out at the state level.

And everyone else keep those Dollywood tips coming!
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My first wife was cousins with Dolly. Dolly used to take her and her sister up into a tree house and tell her bawdy jokes.

Hope this helps.
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Make sure to see Terry Evanswood's show while you are in town!
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On 2009-07-15 08:00, Regan wrote:
Make sure to see Terry Evanswood's show while you are in town!


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On 2009-04-14 4:16, Cody Comet wrote:
And before anyone mentions it, since I'm stuck w/ the 4-H group, I won't be able to see Terry Evanswood's show while I'm down there.


:P
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Uh.....sorry........
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That's ok Regan, I'll see if I can see him if I come to the 2010 Winter Carnival. And if girls look like sheep, then Dolly must be a sheep with two huge warts on its chest lol!! Jk, I love Dolly!

that's really cool Josh, I really like Dolly and I'd like to hear more about that if that's ok.

And while I'm at Dollywood, I hope I run into Dolly before her titties run into me lol!! Jk again. I've got a gutter mind don't I?
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On 2009-07-15 13:04, Cody Comet wrote:

that's really cool Josh, I really like Dolly and I'd like to hear more about that if that's ok.


Actually that's the extent of my story LOL!
But she did say that Dolly was a genuine, down to earth, friendly lady. And what you see on stage is who she is.

I went to Dollywood when it first opened. The musical review was horrible.
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If you like magic and comedy, check out the Comedy Barn while you're there. It's near Dollywood.
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I also just returned from my Annual trip to visit my family in Knoxville TN While there I also visited Dollywood.... While Reading Magicbytim it sounded exactly like my experience at Dollywood.... I was there Thursday the 9th.... The Magic show didn't happen that day, The Guy in the back was showed up by my 11 year old daughter ( I had to tell her to stop, she had a bigger crowd then the Teenager they had demoing the tricks) The Food lines were long but if you eat before going to the park and then again around 2 or 3 the lines seem to slim down by that time. The lines on the rides were long but they did a great job moving them along.

I would definitely recommend Terry's Show It is reasonably Priced Kids are Free and it is a great show ( Get your tickets in advance he sells out )
Kids are also Free at the comedy Barn the price of tickets there was only $25.00 and there acts are always changing so you might not see a magician however it is a great show.

Enjoy your stay a remember to allow plenty of time as the area is very congested and it could take you 30 min to go 5 miles
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On 2009-07-14 17:02, MAGICBYTIM wrote:
They also give free cups of water at all the drink stands the sell fountain drinks. This is something I have never seen a theme park do.


They probably do that so that people don't get heat stroke, like I did at Cedar Point, the last time that I went. I've never been back to Cedar Point, after that - about 30 years ago. Sometimes a kid is too low on cash to get a drink and too disoriented to know what the problem is.
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Dollywood is a great food destination.
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Tips for Dolly Parton? I thought that's what she was famous for.
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On 2009-12-09 22:05, landmark wrote:
Tips for Dolly Parton? I thought that's what she was famous for.


LOL!
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