Lightning Rod (roller coaster)

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Lightning Rod
LightningRod-Entrance.jpg
Lightning Rod main entrance
Dollywood
LocationDollywood
Park sectionJukebox Junction
Coordinates35°48′21″N 83°31′44″W / 35.8058°N 83.5289°W / 35.8058; -83.5289
StatusOperating
Opening dateJune 13, 2016
Cost$22 million
General statistics
TypeWood – Launched
ManufacturerRocky Mountain Construction
DesignerAlan Schilke
ModelTopper Track - Custom
Track layoutTerrain
Lift/launch systemLinear Synchronous Motor
Drop165 ft (50 m)
Length3,800 ft (1,200 m)
Speed73 mph (117 km/h)
Inversions0
Duration3:12[1]
Max vertical angle73°
G-force3.5[2]
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)
Trains2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Lightning Rod at RCDB
Pictures of Lightning Rod at RCDB

Lightning Rod is a wooden roller coaster located at Dollywood near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It is manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction.

Lightning Rod is the world's first and only launched wooden roller coaster.

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  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 29, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)