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    Posted: 11 Aug 2017 at 3:27am
Has gone WAY UP since my last visit to this park twelve years ago! Shocked Purchasing my admission online I found out they're charging me almost $30.00 MORE than what I paid at the gate in 2005. Ouch I guess SOMEBODY has to pay for those five roller coasters (Three of which have been labeled Star WORLD CLASS Star by coaster enthusiasts) they've built since my last visit. and let's face it, building them ain't exactly cheap! Confused All I can do is roll with it, it's just part of the cost of having fun! Big smile Visiting Dollywood will be the most expensive thing I'll be doing on my vacation, followed by seeing Dolly's Smoky Mountain Adventure dinner show. The cheapest things I'll be doing will be observing the eclipse (I'll have to pay to park at the Lost Sea, but the price includes a tour of the cave), and go white-water rafting. Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ad nauseous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 2017 at 8:13am
I just hope I don't burn out my eyes looking at the eclipse when its happening.
One good thing about TV-you could always turn it off
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I've got my eclipse viewing glasses!!!

I wouldn't be surprised if it's so cloudy and overcast around here that day that the sun is completely hidden by the clouds anyway.


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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I've got my eclipse viewing glasses!!!

I wouldn't be surprised if it's so cloudy and overcast around here that day that the sun is completely hidden by the clouds anyway.


Are you close enough to see it?
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I've got my eclipse viewing glasses!!!

I wouldn't be surprised if it's so cloudy and overcast around here that day that the sun is completely hidden by the clouds anyway.


Are you close enough to see it?


I would say that we are pretty much the same distance from the sun as everyone else on planet Earth is.... approximately 93 million miles I do believe.



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LOL

OK, you're just messin with me now. I understand that many people may see at least a partial eclipse.
Depending on how far north or south of the path of the total eclipse one might be.
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We're in the 80% - 90% path.



Probably about 85% where I'm at.


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That's a great map, Jimbo. I had no idea it would be visible to so many people.
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

We're in the 80% - 90% path.



Probably about 85% where I'm at.

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Considering how close you are to the centerline (That's the zone of totality for those of you in Rio Linda!) If I were you I'd consider taking a day trip to South Carolina to see totality in all its glory (I have a feeling it's going to be a zoo along the centerline, which means I'll be making my way to Lost Sea Caverns AT THE CRACK OF DAWN! Since August 21 is a work and/or school day I can't wonder how many people will be calling themselves and/or kids in "sick" so they can view this eclipse. LOL Whatever it takes to see this eclipse it will be more than worth the effort. Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

That's a great map, Jimbo. I had no idea it would be visible to so many people.


You can get viewing glasses at Walmart for $1 a pair



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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I've got my eclipse viewing glasses!!!

I wouldn't be surprised if it's so cloudy and overcast around here that day that the sun is completely hidden by the clouds anyway.


Are you close enough to see it?


I would say that we are pretty much the same distance from the sun as everyone else on planet Earth is.... approximately 93 million miles I do believe.



That was the answer I immediately thought of. I'm dead center for totality and will have to travel all the way to my backyard.  There is always a chance of 100% cloud cover in Western Oregon. 
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ConfusedEvery time I look at active threads and I see this one, then read the opening post about the decline of the economy. I sort of wonder if Reg is practicing on us for the GOFUNDME thread he's about to crank up...but I think he may get that trip to Dollywood ~Aaaaand that Hess Truck~ if he secures Sally's help...
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

]That was the answer I immediately thought of. I'm dead center for totality and will have to travel all the way to my backyard.  There is always a chance of 100% cloud cover in Western Oregon.


Same here, pretty much.
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I was talking to some cousins of mine who live in Jasper, Georgia (Located north of Atlanta) and they've told me many of the school districts in north Georgia have declared Monday, August 21 to be "Eclipse Day" and are closing their schools so their students can observe this eclipse. Cool I'm anticipating things are going to be a bit on the hectic side in the zone of totality on the 21st, so I'm going to have the hotel I'm staying in on the 20th give me a wake-up call at 4:00 AM, and I'll make a BEELINE to the Lost Sea, where I already have reservations for their eclipse party. Big smile
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