First Name :   Tony  
URL or Email address :   ratdogg68@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Too many to count,I worked there on two different years. Feb. 1994 til
Mar. 1985, then again Mar. 1996 til close. I worked mainly in the Petting Zoo but also waorked other coasters too.  
Favorite Ride :   I liked the Petting Zoo most of all. I love animals and it was a great experience to work there with the
animals I did.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I loved working there and miss it every day. I would most likely still be working there,
in the zoo, if it was still opened.  
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First Name :   Amanda  
URL or Email address :   aescue@webmd.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I worked at the park from 1995 til close and for the opry after  
Favorite Ride :   Grizzly  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   It was a blast working there...I miss it!  
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First Name :   Tennille Kalitta  
URL or Email address :   http://www.geocities.com/desertwindpony  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Probably about 10  
Favorite Ride :   The one that crashed down into the water, forgot the name.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I was utterly heartbroken when I heard they were closing and tearing down Opryland.
I grew up going there on vacation almost every summer with my family. It was my fav. place to go. I think its horrible what
they did! At least I see some of the rides esca  
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First Name :   Kristin  
URL or Email address :   Kristin@bgky.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   5  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos, Old Mill Scream...loved them all really.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   This was the first amusement park I ever went to. I went a couple of times as a kid
living in Kentucky. I moved to Florida when I was 10 and came back to Kentucky during summer vacation and Opryland
seemed to be the big event of the summer.  
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First Name :   Kedrah  
URL or Email address :   kedrah@mindspring.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   3 or 4  
Favorite Ride :   Walbash CannonBall  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   This was my introduction to coasters. My dad and I always rode together. Now that he
has passed those are some of my favorite memories of my dad.  
Comments cont. :   Being a poor family Opryland was the only place my family would go and we would only spend the
day and then head back to Huntsville. I will always miss Opryland.  

First Name :   Regena  
URL or Email address :     
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   too many times to count  
Favorite Ride :   loved it all  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I miss it  
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First Name :   Karen  
URL or Email address :   kkscolbalt@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I worked there for a few years in 1973 - 75 I believe. I was there the year
it flooded and helped clean the park up so it could open  
Favorite Ride :   Dont remember  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Why did they get rid of it. Opry Mills sucks.  
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First Name :   Sarah  
URL or Email address :   djdaizee@comcast.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Too many times to count. Was born in 1976, went daily each summer
since I can remember. Worked there from 1990 to 1996.  
Favorite Ride :   Swings...please hold onto all loose articles including hats, glasses and shoes without a back strap.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Place of many memories... shame my kids wont have it.  
Comments cont. :   Best memory? I was kissed for the first time in the cave under the waterfall at Old Mill Scream  

First Name :   sherri  
URL or Email address :     
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   many times . my father and mother made a yearly trip there we were from
virginia and we looked forward to going every year  
Favorite Ride :   all of them!!!!!!  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   what were they thinking when they tore down a piece of history. i mean do they not
care???  
Comments cont. :   i was looking forward to taking my children and showing them what i did when i was young. now i cant
do that!!!!!!!  

First Name :   sherri  
URL or Email address :   srasnake@mail.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   i visited opryland over 20 times. i travled 10 hours to the magical place. it
is sad that i will not have the chance to take my children there for them to enjoy!  
Favorite Ride :   all of them  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   god forbid we needed another mall!!they need to bring back opryland usa !!!!  
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First Name :   Lisa  
URL or Email address :     
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Worked in Food & Beverage for 8 years.  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I have so many memories of Opryland. I still keep in touch with many of my friends I
worked with.  
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First Name :   nancy  
URL or Email address :   nancyghill@charter.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Oh my gosh!!! I dont even know. I know I went with my church every year
as long as I can remember and went back at least once or twice a year on top of that.  
Favorite Ride :   Walbash Cannnonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Am I really this old? I want to go back!!!  
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First Name :   JAMIE  
URL or Email address :   jamieandashlee@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   EVERY SUMMER DAY FROM 1994-1997  
Favorite Ride :   CHAOS........THE RIDE WAS SIMPLY BREATHTAKING AND CHANGED ME FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I REALLY LOVE COMING TO THIS SITE.IT BRINGS A TEAR TO MY EYE EVERYTIME
I SEE CHAOS SITTING IN THAT FIELD...BRING MY BABY BACK TO NASHVILLE WHERE SHE BELONGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
Comments cont. :   I CANT BELIEVE THEY PUT THAT JUNK MALL THERE...REALLY BREAKS MY HEART THAT THEY
DID THIS..BUT LIFE GOES ON...MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.....................  

First Name :   cindy  
URL or Email address :   brvgamerman@bellsouth.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   as much as i can. on rain or sunny day to  
Favorite Ride :   handman, scaming delta demon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   i wish that then did not take it way. and bring it BACK!!!  
Comments cont. :   had fun, still miss it.  

First Name :   Cory  
URL or Email address :   govandy21@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Countless... I am a Nashville Native so I had a season passes every year.
How many kids remember carrying their season pass in their wallet like it was a Drivers License? LOL  
Favorite Ride :   Hangman! I rode it over and over. Remember walking under the sign and hearing Rodeo(the song on
the Beef: Its Whats For Dinner commercials. Good Times.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I was so disappointed to hear that Opryland was going to be torn down to build a
SuperMall. My Sister threatened to boycott it. That didnt last long: My sister loves to shop.  
Comments cont. :   I now work at Opry Mills and everytime I pull into the parking lot I remember the feeling of turning off
Briley Pkwy and seeing the guitar made out of flowers. Some of my favorite memories are from there.  

First Name :   Eddie  
URL or Email address :   ultrabeachguy@hotmail.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   every year since 1980  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos......Rockin roller coaster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   i cant believe it is gone  
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First Name :   Ken  
URL or Email address :     
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   3 - live in Delaware but visited Opryland while on business trips  
Favorite Ride :   Hangman  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Great site! I love theme parks and hate to see any close, esp. Opryland - it was a
great park!  
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First Name :   Scott  
URL or Email address :   horrormoviefreak@msn.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   many times. Id sat about 50 or more.  
Favorite Ride :   Hangman. Man that ride was awesome.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Hangman was the best coaster. I hate that stupid mall. I hope it blows up one day.  
Comments cont. :   And then they can make another amusement park.  

First Name :   Kristi  
URL or Email address :     
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I visited Opryland many times from early childhood until it closed.  
Favorite Ride :   Grizzly River Rampage, Hangman, Little Deuce Coupe, The Raft Ride, Screamin Delta Demon, Sky
Buckets  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Opryland was such a wonderful part of growing up. Always happy times and
wonderful memories.  
Comments cont. :   I miss Opryland. It was one of a kind. There was just a warmth and comfort about it.  

First Name :   Randy  
URL or Email address :   PredsFan24U@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I bought season passes every year it was open. I was there every chance
I got.  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos and Old Mill Scream  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   It had to be the best thing Nashville has ever had. Losing it was a disaster.  
Comments cont. :   I have many souvenirs and signs from the closing. I will treasue the memories forever!  

First Name :   Laurie  
URL or Email address :   firstmateone@hotmail.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   1over 50 times  
Favorite Ride :   screamin delta deamon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   just revisted the area and was suprised the park no longer existed!  
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First Name :   Bennie  
URL or Email address :   benniehesson@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I dont know cause I had season tickets,alot!  
Favorite Ride :   River Rampage  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Just wish Gaylord had not closed such a great place to go,the mall is nice but its not
a place to have fun with your family,I think i have been to the mall maybe 2 times sense it opened and I only live 6 miles
away.  
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First Name :   LiLeahe  
URL or Email address :   lileahe@charter.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Too many to count!  
Favorite Ride :   Hard to choose just one! I think Hangman was my favorite!  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   BRING IT BACK!!! :(  
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First Name :   Todd  
URL or Email address :   gowe6943@bellsouth.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I went with my mother and father the very first year. After that, one or the
other of them took me at least once a year. I told them I would like to work there and guess what,I did. From 82 to 91. I
think those were the best years of my life. What other p  
Favorite Ride :   It varied with my age. Originally, rides like the tin lizzies, timber topper, flume zoom, bumper cars,
wabash cannonball, the skyride. Later on, old mill scream, grizzly river rampage, the trains, chaos, screamin delta
demon. Sad to say near the end I nev  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I doubt if anyone who ever went came away anything but happy. I know that the park
stayed in the  
Comments cont. :   red most of the time and had to be carried by the other parts of the company but it was always worth
it.  

First Name :   Denna  
URL or Email address :   DennaB@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   every year from 1973 until my last trip in 1991  
Favorite Ride :   carousel  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I miss opryland  
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First Name :   Amy  
URL or Email address :   AmyA40@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   numerous...more times than i can count!! Id say atleast 5 times a summer
(because we had season passes)and that 5 times isnt including Christmas or Howl-o-ween in the Park, soo...7 times a
year until i was 11  
Favorite Ride :   Id have to say the Log Ride (Dulcimer Splash) or the Grizzly River Rampage.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Opryland was amazing. It was what I looked forward to every single summer. I could
not wait!!!!!!!!  
Comments cont. :   Im so glad they decided to tear down history and build a mall...just what we need..(Kidding)  

First Name :   Zack  
URL or Email address :   www.zackbennett.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Hundreds  
Favorite Ride :   Hangman, Chaos, Wabash Cannonball, Screamin Delta Demon, Rock n Roller Coaster, Dulcimer
Splash, Train Ride, Sky Ride, Barnstormer  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I miss Opryland. Went out to Opry Mills yesterday and saw the old Grizzly River. So
sad.  
Comments cont. :   Hard to believe its gone. Steve...this is a magnificent site. Keep up the good work!  

First Name :   Doug  
URL or Email address :   dbrown1808@charter.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   10  
Favorite Ride :   wabash cannonball  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   It breaks my heart to know that my kids cant visit Opryland. How can that equipment
be out in a  
Comments cont. :   field rusting away. What a great place to visit. I have great memories of Nashville.  

First Name :   Lydia  
URL or Email address :   http://web.utk.edu/~lmullica  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I visited hundreds of times. I am from Lebanon, about 30 min. away from
Opryland. Growing up, there was NOTHING else for a kid to do, so Opryland was the best thing on Earth to me and my
friends!  
Favorite Ride :   Old Mill Scream, Grizzly River Rampage, Dulcimer Splash, Hangman, Wabash Cannonball, and
Screamin Delta Demon  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Opryland was WAY better than the mall--there arent even any good stores. Bring
back the rides!!!!  
Comments cont. :   I go to school in Knoxville now, so I am close to Dollywood, but it will never live up to Opryland!  

First Name :   Sharon  
URL or Email address :     
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   about 5 times  
Favorite Ride :   Old Mill Scream, Grizzley River Rampage, and the Rock N Roller coaster  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   This site was awesome thanks so much for the memories! Opryland was awesome.
Many great memories.  
Comments cont. :   This made me sad and mad at times. I hate seeing where the rides are now. My kids will never see
them.  

First Name :   Jon  
URL or Email address :   cpudoktr@comcast.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   100+  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I really hate that my daugher will not be able to have the same memories I did, by
having a decent theme park locally.  
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First Name :   Andrew B. Sheppard  
URL or Email address :   andrew.sheppard@us.army.mil  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I visited the park twice during my childhood (1982 and in 1991).  
Favorite Ride :   Screamin Delta Demon, Tin Lizzies, and of course the Trains.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I would love to see Busch Gardens purchase would purchase a few of the rides that
are in Indiana and put them in Williamsburg, VA.  
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First Name :   Jimmy & Jerri  
URL or Email address :   long2735@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Combined 40 times  
Favorite Ride :   Chaos & Hangman  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Wished they NEVER shut it down or sold it out,Took away ALOT of Childhood & Adult
memories  
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First Name :   Tina  
URL or Email address :   pier_rn@hotmail.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   One  
Favorite Ride :   The ride that had the corkscrew.  
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First Name :   Jason  
URL or Email address :   metalicaja@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   are you kidding? i had a season pass every year i was alive until they
closed it to build that stupid mall. i dont think i could even give an estimate.  
Favorite Ride :   i loved em all, id give ANYTHING in the world to be able to ride any of em just one more time  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   Anyone else think Opry Mills (the mall that took over) is horrible? I cant stand it. But
man was Opryland fun! Even though they didnt have any HUGE rides like all the parks now, id rather go back to
Opryland any day before i would go to a Six Flags or som  
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First Name :   JERRY  
URL or Email address :   jds53@alltel.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Only once, after it first opend.  
Favorite Ride :   dont remember its been a long time ago.  
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First Name :   heath  
URL or Email address :   aceheathnorris@aol.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   almost daily from jan 93 to oct 93. i worked there.  
Favorite Ride :   never rode any, worked on the big easter show project, then backstage at one of the music shows.  
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First Name :   brad jones  
URL or Email address :   hardrockr04@go.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   many, many, many, the last summer they were open we got season
passes, thank god (this was before we found out)  
Favorite Ride :   rock-n-roller coaster was the bomb...  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   looking at this site makes me miss opryland more and more and makes me hate that
mall more and more...  
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First Name :   Matt  
URL or Email address :     
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   A couple times. Not enough!  
Favorite Ride :   The Wabash Cannonball or Chaos. I wasnt tall enough to ride Screamin Delta Deamin or Hangman. I
was mad when they closed the park and never rode them. I still havent ridden another inverted coaster since.  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   You made an awesome website. Thanks for bringing back some good memories.  
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First Name :   T Trovato  
URL or Email address :   thomastrovato@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   Literally 100s, as I lived in walking distnace of the park. Thank God for
season passes  
Favorite Ride :   Sky Coaster, Hangman  
Comments(max 3 lines per box) :   I feel the loss as many do, I grew up in nashville, and worked at opryland from 1992
till the end  
Comments cont. :   A shout out to everyone I worked with at Cafe Mardi Gras epecially the seasons of 1992 and 1997
Peace!  

First Name :   kamron  
URL or Email address :   binkleyknl@comcast.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   countless my parent said id live there if i could.  
Favorite Ride :   hangman cannonball rode connonball 54 times in a row on a rainy day one time  
Comments :   great web site looking at it makes me miss even more so many memories.  

First Name :   Jimmie  
URL or Email address :   Adams  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   more than i could ever count. we went there every friday after we got out
of school. it was our hang out not rivergate mall. lol  
Favorite Ride :   Hangman, Chaos  
Comments :   Opryland was my second home. it makes me sad to see the rides just sitting there rusting. Bring them
back home to nashville..  

First Name :   Elson  
URL or Email address :   bluegrassshop@wmconnect.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I was the first country singer hired at Opryland in 1972-I had a stage in
front of the Roy Acuff theatre and later worked with a group called the Silver Strings- we were in the lakeside area -
thanks for the web site- Elson Smith  
Favorite Ride :     
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First Name :   Joy Burmaster  
URL or Email address :   joyburmaster@yahoo.com  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I visited twice.  
Favorite Ride :   The water rapids.  
Comments :   I never heard why they defuncted the park. It was a really nice park and not too far way from the central
Indiana area. Boo Hoo!!  

First Name :   Darla  
URL or Email address :   dmmdhughes@sbcglobal.net  
How many times did you visit Opryland USA :   I worked in the park from 94 to 97. Was forced to the hotel before the
park closed. Quit last year.  
Favorite Ride :   Hangman, When they needed someone to test it out one morning, I voluntered. I rode it 15 times in a
row. What a headache I got from that.  
Comments :   When you hire a bunch of kids to run a themepark, it will close. They didnt care. Things were not run right.
They needed better management!!!! What a pity!!!!