We ended up in the "Carnival fair" part of Dollywood first which is fine by me. I don't like heights (so some rides I do not ride) and almost nothing in these areas of theme parks are that tall. This is a "drop tower" ride but more for kids. Dollywood has a much taller drop tower, and you would never see me on that. That ride is 230 feet tall (70 meters) while Shooting Star is only 30 feet tall.
I rode it three times during our two day stay. I liked it, but it wasn't my favorite. Funny enough, except for one ride, this same family rode this ride with me (my wife Daisy and my mother only rode it once) on two different days. I thought they looked familiar but it was my mom who pointed it all out.