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 Review of Thunderhead @ Dollywood
1 Rating Posted by: coasterSS on 10/1/2004 8:10:00 PM
Amazing, Thrilling, Beautiful,....... The list could go on and on. When you first approach the Thunderhead, you immediately notice the beauty of the coaster towering above the pine trees. Then when you get a little closer all of the theming comes into view. When you enter the queue the track runs above your head. As you are in the queue for the coaster if you listen closely you can hear and maybe see the Dollywood Express chugging along beside Thunderhead. The line goes by quite quickly considering the popularity of the ride. The operators are extremely professional about their job and friendly too. As the ride first begins up the lift hill, you can see the beauty of the Smokies and at the top it all begins, with a 100 foot drop and banking you would not even think of on a woodie. On my first ride my hands actually touched the rails on the sides, so keep your hands down on the first bank. About halfway through the ride you go through a "wild" part of the ride. A fly-through station. You actually re-enter about 8 feet above the station, which is wild and loud. That marks the halfway point. You hit several more banks that are extreme and then you hit the brakes "The worse part" I really didnt want the ride to end. As you exit you go under a lot of the track you just covered. You can usually get back in line and get about 5 rides in each hour, just depends on what day it is. For the beginners and experts it is perfect, the turns and drops are unexpected, the look of the coaster is origonal. Dollywood matched theming on this ride perfect, no other theming would do for this ride. So a perfect 10 in my book, everything about the ride is perfect. I would reccomend this coaster for all!

Review Comments

BobFunland on 10/2/2004 9:57:19 PM said:
Did you get a splinter LOL Thunderhead is quite an awesome woodie, and you gave a pretty good review. The fly-through station is nuts, as your loading in the train, another one is flying above you and rattling the whole place, which is sweet.
coasterSS on 10/3/2004 7:43:44 PM said:
Thanks for the comment BobFunland! And no I didnt get a splinter, but when I rode it after that, I kept my hands down, because I would like to keep them a bit longer!!!
coasterSS on 1/5/2005 9:37:29 PM said:
Point, Blank, and Period, No other woodie can match the look, feel, theming, smoothness, origionality, or quality of the Thunderhead, NOTHING, in the woodie category, in steel probably Hulk almost comes close! Everyone that has actually rode it will tell you the same, except of course -sts- who things it isnt all that good!
Scott on 2/3/2005 9:30:39 PM said:
Good review... Its a shame that I never made it out to dollywood
coasterSS on 2/5/2005 9:53:49 PM said:
I really hope you get to go this year, its like no other park you have ever seen!
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