Dollywood has done it – Lightning Rod is open to the public. While the public was able to ride Lightning Rod during its technical rehearsals these past few weeks, Dollywood continued to work to ensure that the ride was officially open to park guests. As technical rehearsals continued into the first weekends of June with minimal downtime, it was apparent that the park was getting close to opening it up. All systems seem to be a go, and the park is confident Lightning Rod is READY! Sure, the ride might still have slight downtime as any ride will, but Lightning Rod is ready to be consumed by the masses. A heavy candidate for Best New Ride for 2016, Lightning Rod is sure to deliver!
Thousands and thousands of hours have been put into making Lightning Rod a reality. The coaster track is a masterpiece, the coaster trains are fantastic, and the Dollywood staff is trained and energized! This unique, first-of-its-kinds coaster offers quite the experience! For more information about the ride, check out Dollywood.com and look for our ride review and tips in the coming days!