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p. 766 - HeartSong resort announced!

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Obviously I really want to get on Lightning Rod, but having Tennessee Tornado, Mystery Mine, and Wild Eagle isn't a bad consolation considering this isn't a week long vacation like last time.

 

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When LR is closed, I usually find myself marathoning ole' Tornado. Actually, I do that anyways.

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Went late last night and actually got a ride on before park closing, was so surprised that it feels like a blur. Was not expecting it to continue running after waiting two hours in line but it made it. Kind of surprising it's closed all day today though. Was working fine last night.

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It looks like Lightning Rod is Closed for the Day, today.

 

What time do they put on the app whether it's closed for the day or not? I realize there may be no rhyme or reason but in general if they're not even trying to open it at all, would it be posted at or by 10AM when the park opens?

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Hopefully they're putting in effort to get two train operation consistent.

 

I really hope not!!!!! They can't even get one train working consistently, how is it fair to take the ride down during the busy summer season to try and get two running!?!?

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Update to the island in Pigeon Forge Wave Rider accident. Looks like they are taking it out. Witness said the door opened while the ride was operating. Sound like equipment issue could be the issue. Wow is was just a month old, http://www.local8now.com/content/news/State-Wave-Rider-at-The-Island-to-be-permanently-removed-435428893.html

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Without searching back in the thread, what does it mean again when Lightning Rod doesn't even show up on the wait time list in the app? Is it that they haven't decided yet or that it sunk into the ground and is gone forever?

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TC so there's hope it'll open today!

 

I still can't believe we have to actually wonder if their marquee attraction will be open on a daily basis at this point. Especially after they took it down for a month to supposedly up the reliability in May/early June.

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I still can't believe we have to actually wonder if their marquee attraction will be open on a daily basis at this point. Especially after they took it down for a month to supposedly up the reliability in May/early June.

 

Amen. I'm heading there in about an hour... I don't know whether to be hopeful or not, I've only ridden it twice since it's been back up.

 

The whole prototype, experimental, first of it's kind, yada yada stuff was acceptable last year, but we are WELL into the ride's second season... enough is enough RMC, Velocity, and Dollywood.

 

I'm not shifting blame onto any one party here, I'm just saying that it's getting more and more embarrassing as time progresses.

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TC so there's hope it'll open today! I still can't believe we have to actually wonder if their marquee attraction will be open on a daily basis at this point. Especially after they took it down for a month to supposedly up the reliability in May/early June.

 

Amen! Fingers crossed it's open for you. I'm getting really nervous about my trip down there which is rapidly approaching. Prototype rides are great except when they don't run. It sucks to read so many people making the trek down there, some people even from across the pond, and not getting a ride on it. My long drive for my first time ever at DW seems like nothing compared to some travels from other people.

 

For that reason alone I'm not necessarily in favor of way bigger/cooler/faster is better. Push the limits but do it smartly. With that being said, obviously nobody anticipated it'd have this many problems after being built. Is LR another ride like TTD where we'll be checking the app to see whether it's working or not for the rest of its life? Sure hope not.

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Without searching back in the thread, what does it mean again when Lightning Rod doesn't even show up on the wait time list in the app? Is it that they haven't decided yet or that it sunk into the ground and is gone forever?

With my luck it's gonna be gone forever. This ride hates me

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Thanks to my cable and internet going down yesterday due to a company with reliability on the level of Lightning Rod (I hate you Comcast), I had limited options available on my computer. Call me nerdy or whatever you'd like, but I plotted Lightning Rod's daily uptime since it opened back on June 16 using the data pulled on the app by the website mentioned a few pages back (thank god that site works well on mobile). I omitted any hours where the ride was closed due to weather though you'd think a Lightning Rod could work in storms.

 

It was mentioned Lightning Rod didn't like high temperatures so I also plotted the highest recorded daily temperature as well. Lightning Rod's reliability has been trending downwards since it reopened while the temperature has gone up. There could be other variables in play such as the time since RMC left, but I figured I'd show what data I collected.

 

This is probably one of the nerdiest things I've done related to amusement parks in quite some time and I openly admit that, but I figure some of you may be interested in seeing this as well.

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This is probably one of the nerdiest things I've done related to amusement parks in quite some time and I openly admit that, but I figure some of you may be interested in seeing this as well.

 

Yes but it is very useful and interesting information and thanks for making it!. I suppose I will probably limit my Dollywood trips to the Fall and Spring knowing LR is not a fan of the summer heat.

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