Dollywood Announced Wildwood Grove today at Dollywood, and we have some great backstage pics to show you from the tour following the announcement. We'll be updating this post throughout the day once we get more information from the park.
This is where the tree will be going. Does not have a name yet.
Today we're continuing to look at the newly opened parks for the 2018 at Silverwood park. This great park is always amazing but there's just something about opening days that are special.
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Written by Matthew Nelson
Once you park, you head down to the tunnel under I95.
Food and drinks to fuel the day
Waterpark opening soon
A really fun park included with admission.
Just inside the gate
To the left- the train depot, to the right, the Carousel.
Right at the center of things- you can rent strollers, wheelchairs, and ECVs here.
Good to know- you can do your shopping for souvenirs without missing out on ride time.
Great deal for feeding a family here.
Phantasm at Theater of Illusion is an excellent magic show, too.
Waiting for opening
We're held right at the entrance to the Country Carnival portion of the park.
Words to live by
This is a pretty park, with plenty of flowers
The ice cream is ENORMOUS and yummy, and they've got well maintained pinball machines and arcade games. I will not detail just how much I spent playing TRON and Whirlwind pinball.
My favorite ride at this park is Tremors. It's got some fun signage along the ride.
This is a fun drop ride. This bird just kept circling.
Tremors - An excellent wooden rollercoaster that uses tunnels and low turns to feel even faster than it really is.
Tremors and Spin Cycle - This is one of the backdrops on my computer - two great rides in one shot
They mean it!
Camp scene - Detail along the pathway
Thunder Canyon - A thoroughly soaking rapids ride.
This classic ride still gets quite a lot of riders.
For the Arrow fans out there.
This is the curve leading to the double inversion
Detail at the Train Depot
A beautiful Porter engine pulls in to the station
Absolutely beautiful engine, cared for nicely.
Main Street Theatre - Showing Three Stooges movies makes me REALLY love this place.
This isn't just a loop around the park- it's an adventure. There are a lot of things to take in while aboard the train, so be sure to listen up.
One of the first things you'll spot from aboard the train.
Be on the lookout! Sasquatch sightings!
I believe he found one
Supplies! Feel free to beat me for that joke, at your next convenience.
Um, you MIGHT want to look behind you.
Sasquatch is just hungry
Then there's the Faerie Woods...
View of Aftershock and Tremors from the train
Excellent drop ride. Feels like it isn't gonna stop at the bottom.
Timber Terror - A good 'starter woodie' that is fun for any kind of coaster rider.
This is a wicked ride! It swings back and forth, while turning around. Then it goes OVER the top- sometimes you wind up upside down, and still turning around the outside of the ring- pretty wild ride.
Great flatride collection - In this shot, you can see the Paratrooper and Bumper Boats.
At the end of the day... Back down to the tunnel back to the parking lot (or Campgrounds/RV Center if you're staying there)
We'll be back soon, with more photos of more of the park.
Today we've got a fantastic update from Port Aventura in Spain thanks to our good friend Cliff.
This is definitely one of those bucket list parks for a lot of us and these pictures definitely make us want to book that trip right now!!
Written by Clifford Lake
Port Aventura Spain.... Universally appealing
Getting to this park is not as difficult as it may seem.
First. Go in the off season. Spring or fall. Sally is a resort town two hours South of Barcelona. There is a train that leaves to Salou from Barcelona every few hours. But it's easier to take the bus
For first timers, it's good to stay at Hotel California Gardens. It's a 15 minute walk to the park, or the beach. And busplana has a stop right around the corner
Let's talk about the park. BEAUTIFUL!!! One of the best in Europe. Heavily themed to World lands. Old West USA...Mexico. China, Tibet and Polynesia.
Main street us a Mediterranean villa.
Adjacent to the park is Ferrari land with Red Force.
An Intamin launch top hat tower. But unlike La and Top thrill. No cable...Mag launch and no corkscrew. You go straight down. Very fun! My fave of the three. You WILL want to flash pass this ride for 20 Euros.... Trust me. Low capacity.
Take two days to enjoy this resort. Experience the beauty of it. On to the other rides.
Starting with Furious Baco. Great theming. Launched wing coaster. Hurts like hell, one and done
Stampida. A true wooden racer. Trains go out simultaneously. Red usually beats blue
Tomahawk, the junior woodie is built on Stampida. So technically, it's a three track woodie.
Draka kahn. Nice B&M, don't miss.
But... Top Dawg is the B&M Hyper.....SHAMBALA!!!! It does not let you down. Most of the time, your butt is out of the seat. Airtime Monster.