New Roller Coaster at Dollywood Will Be First of Its Kind in the StatesFriday the 13th , this April, a one-of-kind steel coaster will open at Dollywood in the mountains of East Tennessee. Mystery Mine will be the first Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter in the States and it will be a custom installation. Euro-Fighters feature separate cars that seat two rows of four passengers instead of the traditional trai...[Read More]
Thunderhead Edges Out The Voyage for Second Straight GTA TitleThunderhead won top honors at Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards for the second year in a row. But the real surprise, to me at least, is that The Voyage shot all the way to the second spot nearly taking first in its very first year in existence. That’s impressive, and it must mean that a lot of those well-traveled enthus...[Read More]
I’m back from my trip to Dollywood. While there, I rode Thunderhead. According to coaster enthusiasts it’s the number one wooden coaster in the world. It as awarded the Golden Ticket in 2005. I’m not sure that it will be the top wooden coaster again this year, but I can see why it’s so popular.