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From Dolly's website:

 

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Lightning Rod is closed today. Rocky Mountain Construction ordered all of its roller coasters closed until further notice as a recalled mechanical part is replaced. Please watch for updates.

 

So, how many coasters does that cover, around the world?

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Lightning Rod is closed today. Rocky Mountain Construction ordered all of its roller coasters closed until further notice as a recalled mechanical part is replaced. Please watch for updates.

http://www.dollywood.com/

People in the park now need to go to the other side and discover the fantasticness that is Thunderhead then.

 

Thunderhead is great and Wild Eagle is tied with Thunderbird for my favorite wing coaster.

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Current Notifications

 

Lightning Rod is closed today. Rocky Mountain Construction ordered all of its roller coasters closed until further notice as a recalled mechanical part is replaced. Please watch for updates.

http://www.dollywood.com/

People in the park now need to go to the other side and discover the fantasticness that is Thunderhead then.

 

Thunderhead is great and Wild Eagle is tied with Thunderbird for my favorite wing coaster.

 

2 years ago on my first visit which was two days Thunderhead was one train and it rained off and on, so I only got to ride it twice, and I wasn't impressed at all. Then last year, we did another two day trip, and Thunderhead was closed, my best friend got me a season pass for my birthday, and this year I've been twice and both days Thunderhead was a walk on, and I finally got the hype I've always heard about it, it truly is a great ride, and turned into one of my favorite woodies, it's just so fast paced and the CGI curviness is just beautiful.

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Pretty bold statement by DW considering the number of RMC coasters that are operating today, eh? NTG, iRat, WC, OR, Goliath, Medusa, and so on. If ALL RMC coasters were ordered shut down, why is their very chain operating Outlaw Run today?

 

"All" to me means "everything" as in, "no one left behind"

 

"All" doesn't mean "some" or "a few"

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Well, it's official. I have the RMC curse. I missed out on NTAG and iRat in 2013 because of closures. LR in March, and I was in line yesterday hoping to finally get a lap when they called it around 2PM.

 

So I'm 2 for 5 out of the parks with RMCs I've visited.

 

I'm not one to get super worked up over a credit... or 3, but I just can't seem to catch a break.

 

Still had a great time yesterday, but at this point I don't think I'll risk revisiting until next season when they have the bugs worked out.

 

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I was a little bummed that Lightning Rod wasn't open today but I did keep my expectations for it being open pretty low. Safety first I suppose.

 

^LR is closed all day today. I highly doubt it was hacked, many times the sites will say things that aren't totally true to make people feel better.

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Pretty bold statement by DW considering the number of RMC coasters that are operating today, eh? NTAG, iRat, WC, OR, Goliath, Medusa, and so on. If ALL RMC coasters were ordered shut down, why is their very chain operating Outlaw Run today?

 

"All" to me means "everything" as in, "no one left behind"

 

"All" doesn't mean "some" or "a few"

 

The statement and information both given to Dollywood and Kolmarden were very recent and are just recalls. Recalls on a certain part and request to close RMCs are made by the company and it is the parks duty to follow through with said request. If anything happens at a park that has an RMC present does not follow through with the recall, it falls on the park and not the ride manufacturer. Same goes for a vehicle recall. Once the recall and request has been issued it is the responsibility of the owner to follow the suggestions of the manufacturer and get it fixed. Otherwise the fault does not fall on the manufacturer. The request was given out within the last 48 hours so it is up to all RMC owners to follow through. Yes the recall was for all coasters from the manufacturer and it is the responsibility of the park or parks to follow through with said request. If the park(s) decide it isn't worth worrying over and closing a ride over a possible defect that may or may not exist then they won't, if they are extremely careful sans Dollywood and Kolmarden, then they will close or delay a ride. The recall is not an order to close all rides but a request put out by the manufacturer (RMC). Better safe than sorry.

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Pretty bold statement by DW considering the number of RMC coasters that are operating today, eh? NTAG, iRat, WC, OR, Goliath, Medusa, and so on. If ALL RMC coasters were ordered shut down, why is their very chain operating Outlaw Run today?

 

"All" to me means "everything" as in, "no one left behind"

 

"All" doesn't mean "some" or "a few"

 

The statement and information both given to Dollywood and Kolmarden were very recent and are just recalls. Recalls on a certain part and request to close RMCs are made by the company and it is the parks duty to follow through with said request. If anything happens at a park that has an RMC present does not follow through with the recall, it falls on the park and not the ride manufacturer. Same goes for a vehicle recall. Once the recall and request has been issued it is the responsibility of the owner to follow the suggestions of the manufacturer and get it fixed. Otherwise the fault does not fall on the manufacturer. The request was given out within the last 48 hours so it is up to all RMC owners to follow through. Yes the recall was for all coasters from the manufacturer and it is the responsibility of the park or parks to follow through with said request. If the park(s) decide it isn't worth worrying over and closing a ride over a possible defect that may or may not exist then they won't, if they are extremely careful sans Dollywood and Kolmarden, then they will close or delay a ride. The recall is not an order to close all rides but a request put out by the manufacturer (RMC). Better safe than sorry.

 

I'm sorry, who are you?

 

Once again, DW statement says "The ride manufacturer ordered all of its roller coasters closed until further notice as a recalled mechanical part is replaced." No where does it say 'request' or 'suggests' Kentucky Kingdom has already said their ride is not affected, thus my original statement still holds. Very bold statement to say 'ALL' when in fact that isn't the case.

 

Additionally, I know what a recall is, but thank you for explaining that out.

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After all of that drama, it looks like the only two RMCs affected are Lightning Rod and Wildfire. Not sure how that equals "ordered all of its roller coasters closed" but whatever, it's not like DW has done a top-notch job with PR over the last three months...

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