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Hello everybody, over spring break I had the pleasure of visiting Dollywood for two days. Needless to say, it's a fantastic park with a lovely collection of coasters and flat rides that all utilize the surrounding terrain very effectively.

I won't go into a full TR here, but Lightning Rod is not to be missed. Hidden by the mountains, its layout is jam-packed with some of the most intense airtime I've ever experienced, and it just doesn't let up. I was about to write about the quad down but then thought about other elements worthy of recognition. Truth be told, there isn't a single dull moment on this coaster. Easily took my #1 position, and I'm very satisfied that I got to ride it 14 times.

I filmed throughout my stay, and unfortunately, the mountains cause some strange lighting effects and block large portions of coasters' layouts at Dollywood. I did the best I could and hope you enjoy the next installment in my cinematic series.

Feedback is appreciated!



(Yes I know not all of their coasters are steel, but the majority of rides involve a lot of steel anyways... and I liked the way the name sounded)
 

Zachary

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Brilliant video as always Trev!

Next time you have to find a way to sneak Mountain Slidewinder and Blazing Fury into the video though—gotta give some love to the underappreciated Dollywood rides! :p

PS: When are you getting to Holiday World? I need some sexy Voyage shots.
 
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Mushroom

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You ought to be getting paid for these, my friend. This masterpiece is far better than any professional video I've ever seen published by most parks.

Seriously- your cinematography (and its timing with the music) is gorgeous.
 
Oct 7, 2011
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Seriously, thanks so much for the overwhelmingly positive support!

Dollywood's digital marketing supervisor actually contacted me yesterday morning asking for permission to share the video on Facebook. Of course, I obliged as any exposure is great, and I enjoy making these videos without the expectation of getting paid.
 
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Zachary said:
PS: When are you getting to Holiday World? I need some sexy Voyage shots.

May I suggest during their enthusiast event Holiwood Night in June?  That way, on June 3rd, he can do the Raven and Legend walk back at 1:30 p.m. and the Voyage and Thunderbird walk back at 4:30 p.m.

It's the perfect opportunity to get some killer footage! :p

http://www.holidayworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017-HoliWood-Nights-at-Holiday-World-Splashin-Safari.pdf
 
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That video is fantastic! And effective, has me looking at making a trip to Dollywood now.
 
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