Take A POV Ride On Lightning Rod! Dollywood’s 2016 Coaster
In 2016 Dollywood will debut a new wooden coaster called Lightning Rod. The new wooden masterpiece is billed as “The World’s First and Fastest Wood Launch Coaster” and the trains are designed after sweet, tricked out 1950’s hot rods. Before we say anymore, click on the video below and take a front seat ride!
The stats for Lightning Rod look pretty sweet: a Top Speed of 73 MPH, a 165 foot drop, Non-Inverting Half-Loop, 12 Total Moments of Airtime and 90+ Degree Outside Banked Top Hat.
Dollywood always does an amazing job themeing their rides. Recently at IAAPA (the amusement park industry trade show) Dollywood debuted a real hot rod that will be used in the coaster’s queue line. As you can see, it’s very impressive!
In the 30 year history of Dollywood, this is the largest investment made in an attraction, with the cost clocking in at $22 million dollars.
Watch the live Q&A about the ride from IAAPA by clicking here.
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