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Just to let you know that LR is running today! I'm in line for it!

 

Please tell me if they assign your seat!

 

 

1 or 2-train operation?

 

 

Original recipe or Extra Crispy?

 

Yes, they are assigning seats.

 

2 trains

 

Extra Crispy please! XD

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How long's the line? Does it extend out into jukebox junction like some instagram photos suggest?

 

Incidentally, the dollywood website says you can use TimeSaver on LR. I was a little surprised by that, as sometimes brand new coasters at other parks don't get rolled into skip the line passes until the second season.

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I got 3 rides on it today. The line was about 30 minutes. Airtime on the quad down in the back seat is amazing. It easily tops El Toro for me. It had a couple of weird, jarring bumps going into and out of the first wave turn. Other than that, though, it was a very smooth ride. ProTip: Put the seat belt buckle ON TOP of the lapbar if you can. Otherwise you will get stabbed by it in a very unpleasant way, lol.

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Line ran between 30 mins to 50 mins this afternoon. I think I waited about 40 mins. Rode in the front row and it was even better than my ride two weeks ago. Incredible ejector air throughout. Best airtime I have experienced on a ride without OTS restraints except for Phoenix.

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I got two rides Today! Both of them on the first row. It was better than my first ride yesterday on row 8.

 

The launch was so much better in the afternoon! And the quad drop is amazing!

 

Today took me like 20 minutes for the 1st ride and like 35 minutes for the second one. Yesterday was like 40 minutes.

 

Time saver has on it but it says it's closed.

 

Also, Wild Eagle went down and Thunderhead was closed today.

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^ I believe LR was listed before it soft opened. I imagine they wouldn't begin offering it until it officially opened, but hopefully I'm wrong.

Correct. TS will be available once the ride full opens per the people at the TS office.

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That awkward moment when Wildfire is testing and Lightning Rod is still in "technical ride rehearsal..."

 

That moment when Wildfire is a traditional chain lift wooden coaster, and Lightning Rod is the worlds first ever launched wooden coaster.

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Are they fine with doing requests, such as requesting for front row on LR?

I rode today, when they restarted after lunch (just before 2pm).

Both trains running.

 

They had most of the queue open today (instead of the TS path from yesterday).

 

Asked for the back row and request was granted.

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I rode today, when they restarted after lunch (just before 2pm).

Thursday I was in line from 9:50 until they started letting people on around noon.

Only one train running then. There were cameras all over. Saw the Dollywood PR guy (Pete) getting interviewed.

At least the Knoxville ABC station had a camera. Someone said they saw MSNBC too.

 

Other Dollywood people doing on camera reactions after the ride. Spoke to Pete while waiting for the after ride stuff.

He seamed confident it would open fully soon, but was non committal as to when.

 

The ride was everything others have said. My 12 yr old loved it too.

 

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Amazing, amazing, amazing. I rode in the second row. It's definitely a coaster you have to ride multiple times to truly take it all in. I'm not sure it tops Outlaw Run, but a few re-rides (and a nighttime ride) may change that. Regardless, Dollywood has a winner on its hands.

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Well I drove overnight from allentown pa to dollywood. Was rewarded front row on lightning rod. This thing delivers it's an airtime machine even on elements I thought wouldn't have much. Just wow!!!

 

 

Was it worth the trip???

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Just got my first ride and got the very front row. I am more excited about the back seat so I will wait until later to fully judge it, but it's definitely a top 5 coaster automatically. Insane airtime and speed regardless though! Looks like it stopped running for a bit now so we will see.

 

Btw, beware big riders. They won't help you push down lap bars. You have to do it yourself. Saw a lot of denials and I barely fit myself.

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Just got my first ride and got the very front row. I am more excited about the back seat so I will wait until later to fully judge it, but it's definitely a top 5 coaster automatically. Insane airtime and speed regardless though! Looks like it stopped running for a bit now so we will see.

 

Btw, beware big riders. They won't help you push down lap bars. You have to do it yourself. Saw a lot of denials and I barely fit myself.

Is it running right now or still down?

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