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Old August 8th, 2015, 12:42 AM
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Cool New Dollywood launched woodie/hybrid

Dollywood is getting something new for 2016 -- looks pretty badass! A launched lifthill, a cool twister section, then it becomes a terrain coaster for the last part. Rocky Mountain Coasters keeps pushing the limits!
https://youtu.be/g-7fYa2eytQ

From the official park site:
http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/rides/LightningRod

[SIZE=6px]Coming To Dollywood In March 2016[/size]

Themed after a tricked out 1950s-era hot rod, Lightning Rod launches riders from zero to 45 mph more than 20 stories up its lift hill to one of the ride’s first airtime moments. At the crest of the hill, riders face twin summit airtime hills before tackling the daring first drop. Lightning Rod races down the 165-foot drop and propels guests along its 3,800-ft. track to a top speed of 73 mph, the fastest speed for a wood coaster in the world.

Located in Dollywood's Jukebox Junction, Lightning Rod rockets riders around its massive wooden structure on an adrenaline-charged lap through the trees in the hills and valleys surrounding Dollywood. During the ride, guests experience nearly 20 seconds of airtime. The coaster train is comprised of 12 cars, carrying two passengers each, for a total of 24 people per train.
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Default Re: New Dollywood launched woodie/hybrid

When we were there in June they were already doing ground work for it but it hadn't started going vertical yet...the construction wall near their chaps/autopia ride had teasers on them and flames so I assumed it was going to something cars/hot rod related and I guess it kinda is with those trains...it looks like it's going to be a blast and any reason to go back to Dollywood is perfectly fine with me...it is one of the best run theme parks I've ever been to on par with Disney (on a much smaller scale of course)...and the food is the best you will find in a theme park
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Old August 10th, 2015, 09:29 AM
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Default Re: New Dollywood launched woodie/hybrid

That looks well worth making the trip to Pigeon Forge!
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Cool Re: New Dollywood launched woodie/hybrid

Check out the new trains that were delivered. Very cool!
Makes me wanna blast some ZZ Top music.



More pics here:
http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum...67895#p1667895
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Default Re: New Dollywood launched woodie/hybrid

I can't pull that up. Is it a LIM or a slingshot?
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It's the LIM-type to climb the lift hill. Here's some stats I found:
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Lightning...ler_coaster%29

Here's a full ride POV of how it will look:
https://youtu.be/CIu4d2eBRIs
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Lightning Rod will not be open to the general public at this time due to extended ride commissioning.

http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/R...275+sf45123275
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