Dollywood

Lightning Rod

Lightning Rod is an excellent roller coaster in Jukebox Junction and one of the best attractions at Dollywood.

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The world's first launched wooden roller coaster, the $22 million Lightning Rod opened officially June 13, 2016. Built by Rocky Mountain Construction, Lightning Rod features a 45mph launch and a top speed of 70 mph.

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This is a truly amazing coaster when it's operating. Launching a wooden coaster was a novel idea and the ride experience will most likely leave you breathless. Highlights of the ride include the sudden turns and quadruple down. It doesn't get much better than this.


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