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Tennessee Tornado
Website: Dollywood Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.3784
TPC Overall Rank: #75 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 43
Last Review: 8/13/2009 6:12:00 PM
In User Top 10: 33 times.
User Tracker Count: 105 times.

Tennessee Tornado
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+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Vater on 2/11/2003 3:26:00 PM
Tennessee Tornado is a phenomenal coaster. It is quite short, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in pacing, intensity, re-ridability, and pure fun. The inversions provide some incredible positive Gs, and the first drop is quite an unexpected surprise. Every single element from station to brakes is extremely unique, especially for an Arrow coaster--and they flow together seemlessly, both physically and aesthetically. And speaking of aesthetics, the Tornados location on a lush, green mountainside in the very back of Dollywood provides the perfect backdrop for such an aptly themed marvel. I cant praise this coaster enough. In fact, this may be the only Arrow multielement coaster to rival the brilliance of Drachen Fire, in my opinion.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CrystaCstr on 9/11/2002 5:57:00 PM - User's Top Ride #9
Great ride with a huge loop and tunnel and beautiful surroundings. Its not the longest ride in the world but its fun and you can ride it over and over again with short lines and big thrills! I cant wait to see Dollywood get a B&M and then the park will have a knockout one-two punch with only 3 coasters.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up RideChick on 6/23/2002 1:59:00 AM
Smoothest and most reliable Arrow coaster ever!! Dollywood truly has a winner in this one and I think this is one of the biggest hidden gems to ever make its way into an amusement park. Dollywood may seem like a simple old fashioned country theme park, but its thrills go way past expectations. The inversions are huge and mind boggling and the tunnel is headchopping scariness!! Im surprised this one wasnt called Sleepy Hollow, but I guess The Legend has earned those rights!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up KKingDanny on 6/3/2002 10:57:00 AM
Tennessee Tornado is Arrows best traditional looping coaster to date and really shows how well theyve mastered getting the perfect transitions and the size of the inversions are well done in order to provide the right intensity for riders. On Dollywoods part, the theming before the ride with all of the trashed early American history pieces is excellent and this is beyond a great replacement for the mine train. Its very impressive to see Silver Dollar City and Dollywood finally going for the major thrill rides and I hope to see more in the future. Dollys Butterfly element on the Tornado is one of the best parts as well as the bottom of the first drop, tunnel, and loop! The park is definitely going somewhere special in the future and Im looking forward to it! Outrageously smooth, incredibly reridable, and intensely fun!

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up grinch1313 on 5/8/2002 6:43:00 PM
This is a really awesome coaster. The first drop through the mountain is the best. Dollys Iron Butterfly is one of the better coaster elements. Its an all around good coaster. My only complaint is that its a little too short. But its still good.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up southerner on 12/7/2001 11:44:00 PM - User's Top Ride #7
Awsome ride. Big curves and is beautiful like Dolly herself.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up psu1240 on 7/22/2001 3:11:00 PM
Wow this coaster was one heck of a surprise! It was by far the smoothest arrow looper I have ever been on, the drop down through the side of the mountain was very unique, and basically was just fast and had lots of great elements.

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ~butterfly on 7/15/2001 5:05:00 PM - User's Top Ride #6
This is an awesome ride!! I love how the big drop goes through the mountain and the loops are incredible! The G-forces are really great too.

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up D-man on 6/21/2001 11:38:00 PM
nice SMOOTH ride scary for the surprise overall its a cool ride.

4 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up TOGO_Fan on 6/9/2001 10:20:00 PM - User's Top Ride #2
This is the greatest Arrow I have ever been on (maybe not when I ride X this summer/fall). This ride has the B&M quality with the typical Arrow trademarks. It even has Intamin surprises. The thing that makes this ride a killer ride is the fact that it has something not too many other rides have and that is confusion and mostly SURPRISE . This ride has a huge loop in which it seems to stop at the top at and give you huge air and scare the pants off of a first-time rider. The Iron Butterfly is a fast and furious element, which does not give up. The overbanks are air galore and add the special Intamin touch. This ride is scary and has Disney themeing. I really hope more people appreciate this ride and how unique it is. it maybe short, but fast and furious. My final ratings are: Design - 9, Themeing - 8, Fun Factor - 8, Re-Ride - 8, Intensity - 9, Scare Factor - 6, Originality - 9. The final rating is...8.14, which is a 8. Thanks For Listening. TOGO_Fan

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