Lightning Rod is a wooden roller coaster located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Marketed as the world’s first launched wooden roller coaster, the ride is themed to hot rod cars from the 1950s and was manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction.
Park section Jukebox Junction
Coordinates 35.8058°N 83.5289°W
Opening date June 13, 2016
Cost $22 million
Type Wood – Launched
Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction
Designer Alan Schilke
Model Topper Track – Custom
Track layout Terrain
Lift/launch system Linear Synchronous Motor
Drop 165 ft (50 m)
Length 3,800 ft (1,200 m)
Speed 73 mph (117 km/h)
Max vertical angle 73°
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
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