Ok so we went to Dollywood this month.
Let me tell you all this much…. I love love love rides and roller coasters and all that fun stuff. Not a ride I won’t try unless it spins in a straight in a circle over and over (like the tilt-a-whirl at the fair).
But…… this roller coaster at Dollywood is absolutely insane!!! I was in line we had a fast pass, I’m like yay let’s ride this one. Hubs is like yay lets!! We are visitors of Dollywood frequently and knew this ride was new and wasn’t open when we visited last year so we were all excited to ride this time.
We get on this ride and instead of the regular incline click click thing you do on normal coasters, it shoots your behind straight up the incline with no clicks!! No no it throws you over the top and it’s so fast that you don’t even get to see where your heading next!
I was totally unprepared for this. Never ever in my long old life have I rode anything this fast! The Lightning Rod is the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world!! EVIDENTLY! I’d say that is probably an accurate description, along with me on it with lots of cussing and possibly…. no…….probably……. no…….most definitely some incontinence for a sec or two! (To which I was in the restroom directly afterwards, hahaha).
But in all seriousness, it was fun, but totally scary and unexpected. The guy behind me was laughing at me saying “that girls pony tail was vertical and I could tell which way we were about to go because her pony tail was tilting with every turn”!!! Oooh man it was a trip!! So, if you decide to visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge Tennessee, and want to ride The worlds fastest wooden coaster, The Lightning Rod, I strongly advise it, but just be prepared. It’s a wild ride!
P.S.-I even got a souvenir cup!! Hahaha
Thanks for reading 🤗