You can’t rush a good thing, even though the rush is what you really want! After a few hiccups, Dollywood has officially declared their latest new coaster, Lightning Rod open!
Lightning Rid is a huge deal, as it’s the world’s first launched wooden coaster. The new coaster was manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, who is known for outrageous new machines. They’ve pushed the boundaries on what wooden coasters can do with amazing success.
Lightning Rod launches riders off at 45 MPhil, and reaches a top speed of 73 mph, making it one of the fastest wooden coasters on the planet. The coaster is the latest in Dollywood’s ever growing ride line up.