Dolly Parton today announce her namesake park's new attraction for 2016 - Lightning Rod, a $22 million Rocky Mountain Construction coaster that will be the world's first wooden launch coaster. From the press release:
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.
Here is the video of this morning's announcement:
Lightning Rod will open in the Jukebox Junction section of Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in March 2016.Tweet
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