Dollywood Lightning Rod

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The Lighting Rod attraction located in Dollywood’s Jukebox Junction holds the distinction of being the world’s first launched wooden roller coaster and also the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster. JAI worked with Dollywood, Herschend Family Entertainment and the attraction designer to incorporate two load station facilities into the project.

The attraction is themed after a tricked-out 1950s hot rod and as such the initial load station is a 1,400-square-foot, 1950s-era service and gas station with hot rods on display and numerous show elements. Guests are led through a three-story, 11,500-square-foot garage warehouse facility to the attraction load level. The garage also includes show areas, host breakroom and mechanical and ride systems rooms.

The design team worked diligently to ensure prompt communication and coordination with all stakeholders and vendors of the project to complete a comprehensive document set.

The Lighting Rod attraction located in Dollywood’s Jukebox Junction holds the distinction of being the world’s first launched wooden roller coaster and also the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster. JAI worked with Dollywood, Herschend Family Entertainment and the attraction designer to incorporate two load station facilities into the project.

The attraction is themed after a tricked-out 1950s hot rod and as such the initial load station is a 1,400-square-foot, 1950s-era service and gas station with hot rods on display and numerous show elements. Guests are led through a three-story, 11,500-square-foot garage warehouse facility to the attraction load level. The garage also includes show areas, host breakroom and mechanical and ride systems rooms.

The design team worked diligently to ensure prompt communication and coordination with all stakeholders and vendors of the project to complete a comprehensive document set.





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Dollywood Lightning Rod

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Client

Herschend Family Entertainment

Size

Completion

2016

Cost

Services Provided

Construction Documents
Key Personnel Test

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Awards

Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards, No. 1 Best New Park Ride, 2016
No. 1 on Coaster101.com’s list of Top 10 Wooden Coasters of the Decade, 2019

Address(es)

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.,Pigeon Forge,Tennessee,37863
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Dollywood Lightning Rod

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The Lighting Rod attraction located in Dollywood’s Jukebox Junction holds the distinction of being the world’s first launched wooden roller coaster and also the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster. JAI worked with Dollywood, Herschend Family Entertainment and the attraction designer to incorporate two load station facilities into the project.

The attraction is themed after a tricked-out 1950s hot rod and as such the initial load station is a 1,400-square-foot, 1950s-era service and gas station with hot rods on display and numerous show elements. Guests are led through a three-story, 11,500-square-foot garage warehouse facility to the attraction load level. The garage also includes show areas, host breakroom and mechanical and ride systems rooms.

The design team worked diligently to ensure prompt communication and coordination with all stakeholders and vendors of the project to complete a comprehensive document set.

PROJECT DETAILS

The Lighting Rod attraction located in Dollywood’s Jukebox Junction holds the distinction of being the world’s first launched wooden roller coaster and also the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster. JAI worked with Dollywood, Herschend Family Entertainment and the attraction designer to incorporate two load station facilities into the project.

The attraction is themed after a tricked-out 1950s hot rod and as such the initial load station is a 1,400-square-foot, 1950s-era service and gas station with hot rods on display and numerous show elements. Guests are led through a three-story, 11,500-square-foot garage warehouse facility to the attraction load level. The garage also includes show areas, host breakroom and mechanical and ride systems rooms.

The design team worked diligently to ensure prompt communication and coordination with all stakeholders and vendors of the project to complete a comprehensive document set.





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