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Lightning Rod roller coaster

Dollywood’s Lightning Rod

USA Today’s 10 Best named Dollywood’s Lightning Rod roller coaster sixth on the list of “Best Roller Coasters” in the country.

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Lightning Rod® at Dollywood Named One of the Top 10 “Best Rollercoasters”

The rides at Dollywood offer something for every type of amusement park visitor. Here you’ll find kid-friendly rides and rides that are sure to provide an adrenaline-filled experience. Recently, USA Today’s 10Best announced the top 10 best rollercoasters in the country. Lightning Rod® roller coaster at Dollywood took sixth place on that list.

Dollywood’s Lightning Rod

Lightning Rod is one of the world’s fastest wooden roller coasters. The ride starts by launching riders from zero to 45 miles per hour up a 20-story hill in a 1950s-style hot rod. The ride features even more airtime movements, including a twin summit airtime hills. You’re sure to scream during the 165-foot drop. Lightning Rod reaches a top speed of 73 miles per hour, the fastest speed for a wooden roller coaster in the world.

Dollywood was also listed in the top 10 for “Best Amusement Park” in the U.S. by USA Today’s 10Best for the last two years.

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Lightning Rod is just one of Dollywood’s seven rides that received a high-thrill rating by the park. High-thrill rides feature high speeds and extreme physical forces. These rides feature unexpected thrills that are sure to have you screaming.

Click here to read about our top five high-thrill rides at Dollywood.