Lift hill launch
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Lightning Rod wooden coaster zooming into Dollywood

Lift hill launch

Lightning Rod riders will be launched up a 20-story lift hill from zero to 45 mph with the help of a magnetic-powered linear synchronous motor.

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First drop

At the top, the double-crested summit will offer a pair of airtime hills before the train descends 165 feet down the 73-degree first drop.

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90-degree bank

Dollywood’s inversionless Lightning Rod wooden coaster will feature 90-degree banked turns.

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Airtime hills

Riders will experience 20 seconds of weightlessness as Lightning Rod navigates a dozen airtime hills.

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Terrain coaster

Lightning Rod navigates a terrain-hugging course amid a wooded area of hills and valleys in the Tennessee theme park.

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Quadruple down

The coaster’s finale features a quadruple-down element as the train stairsteps down a hillside toward the noninverting half-loop.

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Noninverting half-loop

The inversionless Lightning Rod coaster coming to Dollywood in 2016 will feature a noninverting half-loop.

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Overview

The 3,800-foot-long Lightning Rod terrain coaster will be in a wooded area of hills and valleys in the Jukebox Junction section of Dollywood.

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