Lightning Rod

Lightning Rod at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee offers a uniquely thrilling experience, because it is a hybrid coaster with steel rails and a wooden structure. Riders begin the experience by accelerating from 0 to 45 miles per hour, launching riders up 207 feet in the air. Lightning Rod reaches a top speed of 73 miles per hour, and riders experience more than 20 seconds of airtime during the two minute experience. The Lightning Rod opened in 2016 and cost $22 million to build.