Dollywood: The Lightning Rod – Fastest Launched Wooden Roller Coaster in the World!

by Super Coupon Lady on August 10, 2015 · 3 comments

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Dollywood: The Lightning Rod - Fastest Launched Wooden Roller Coaster in the World!

Wow, are you ready for the ride of your life, because Dollywood is coming out with the fastest launched wooden roller coaster in the world – the Lightning Rod – and it looks AWESOME!!!!

We just saw the video of the “Lightning Rod” and it looks absolutely insane!!! It is 3 minutes and 12 seconds of total fear and excitement wrapped into an amazing 73 miles per hour ride of pure adrenaline!

If you can’t see video, go here to watch it!

This coaster is themed after a 1950’s era tricked out hot rod that is appropriately named “Lightning Rod”. It launches the riders from zero to 45 mph to more than 20 stories in the air, and if that isn’t exciting enough it reaches top speeds of 73 mph. Talk about mind blown!

Dollywood: The Lightning Rod - Fastest Launched Wooden Roller Coaster in the World!

Not only is this coaster fast, but it also some really unique features. There is the lift hill launch, twin airtime summit hills, a 90+ degree banked breaking wave turn, a 90+ degree outside banked turn, and a non-inverting half loop. With all of these features put into one wooden roller coaster, this has got to be the most adventurous coaster there is in the world!

The Lightning Rod will  join the rest of Dollywood’s world renowned roller coasters such as the $20 million coaster the Wild Eagle, The Firechaser, and Thunderhead. This would make any roller coaster enthusiast giddy, but it’s not just for the enthusiast, it’s for anyone and everyone that loves to have fun.

Dollywood: The Lightning Rod - Fastest Launched Wooden Roller Coaster in the World!

Lightning Rod is Dollywood’s newest ride. It will be coming out in March of 2016, so mark that on your calendar, because this ride is going to change peoples life, well at least their hairstyle anyways. You definitely don’t want to miss this ride, especially since it is the fastest launched wooden coaster in the world, yes in the world!

Let us know, are you going to ride The Lightning Rod at Dollywood?!

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Meagan August 10, 2015 at 6:32 pm

I LOVE roller coasters. This one looks amazing and fast!

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Brandy August 11, 2015 at 8:43 pm

This looks intense, woah! I am not sure I would be adventurous enough to go on it, but back in my teen years I so would have!

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Super Coupon Lady August 31, 2015 at 9:38 am

I totally agree! My hubby says he’ll ride it, but I’m not sure I’m brave enough!

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