Lightning Rod Now Open at Dollywood

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Exciting news today, June 13th, 2016 as Dollywood has opened their new coaster Lightning Rod. A coaster that they describe as the world’s 1st launching wooden roller coaster.

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So what are the features and stats on Lightning Rod? There are plenty experience:

  • Type: Wood Coaster
  • Track Length: 3,800 Feet
  • Inversions: None
  • Ride Elements: Zero to 45 MPH Launch = 1500 HP
  • Trick Hill (Twin Summits)
  • 90 + Degree Bank Breaking Wave Turn
  • 90 + Degree Outside Banked Top Hat
  • Twist and Shout
  • Step Up
  • Quadruple Down
  • High Speed Airtime Hill
  • Non-Inverting Half Loop
  • 12 Total Airtime Moments
  • Top Speed: 73 Miles Per Hour
  • Lift Height: 206 Feet (80 Ft. Above Crest of Lift Hill)
  • Drop Height: 165 Feet
  • Ride Duration: 3 Minutes, 12 Seconds
  • Height Requirement: At least 48″
  • Passengers Per Train: 24
  • Manufacturer: Rocky Mountain Construction, Inc.
    Hayden, Idaho

Lightning Rod Dollywood

Now lets take a look at what the ride looks like with a POV graciously provided by the park!

We can’t wait to get up to Tennessee and ride Lightning Rod and experience all the other great coasters in the park!

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