Had a disastrous day yesterday. Similar to other reviewers, I agree that Dollywood just can't handle large crowds and the frequency of rides being shut down has to make you wonder about safety. After sitting in traffic for over an hour on Dollywood Lane, we were in the park for 8 hours and rode only 3 roller coasters and 2 rides in the Country Fair, and half our group watched a show while the other half waited in a 45-minute line for sandwiches and fries. I'm debating whether it was kinder for the Thunderhead staff to announce a long closure and tell everyone "to get out of line" or for the Tennessee Tornado staff to hold everyone in line for over 30 minutes (we waited over an hour ) and never announcing the ride was shut down. We waited over 2 hours for the 2.5 minute Fire Chaser. The Timesaver passes were sold out. The app ride time was very inaccurate. At least as a local, I can go back, but I feel bad for those that wasted the day at the park and will not have more days to try for smaller crowds.. Dollywood clearly knew they had an issue since they extended the hours from 7 pm to 8 pm.
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