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p. 751 - Lightning Rod expected to reopen with the park!

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I've seen a photo on Twitter circulating. Lightning Rod is apparently testing

 

I'm honestly unaware of what's been going on with it this year. Since when has it been down?

 

I thought they had gotten over major downtime.

Well, it was running pretty consistently this season up until July 3rd, and has been down since. Still no word on when it will reopen.

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Did I call this or what? Anyway, I did better side-by-side comparison for you.

^Lets be real...if you really wanna follow those guidelines you wouldn’t even be going to amusement parks. 

You mean because now it might feel like it's... rolling and... coasting and... open?

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I've seen a photo on Twitter circulating. Lightning Rod is apparently testing

 

I'm honestly unaware of what's been going on with it this year. Since when has it been down?

 

I thought they had gotten over major downtime.

 

There's was someone on Reddit who toured the RMC factory and they said they got the launch working consistently and reliably already and that they were working with Dollywood on parts of the track. I'm assuming it was the bottom of the first drop because I remember hearing a lot of mention about a big pot hole there, but nothing was confirmed.

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I've seen a photo on Twitter circulating. Lightning Rod is apparently testing

 

I'm honestly unaware of what's been going on with it this year. Since when has it been down?

 

I thought they had gotten over major downtime.

Well, it was running pretty consistently this season up until July 3rd, and has been down since. Still no word on when it will reopen.

 

July 3rd?!

 

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Not only confirmed on Reddit but Pete confirmed this two years ago and again this year.

I've seen a photo on Twitter circulating. Lightning Rod is apparently testing

 

I'm honestly unaware of what's been going on with it this year. Since when has it been down?

 

I thought they had gotten over major downtime.

 

There's was someone on Reddit who toured the RMC factory and they said they got the launch working consistently and reliably already and that they were working with Dollywood on parts of the track. I'm assuming it was the bottom of the first drop because I remember hearing a lot of mention about a big pot hole there, but nothing was confirmed.

 

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There is a parody Twitter account called is Lightning Rod Open @LightningRodDW and the first time it shows being down is July 4 so its been down since at least then.

 

ACE southeast is the one who posted the photo from one of their members showing LR testing. It is consistent with what I've been reading that says the target is Columbus Day Weekend (start of Fall Break for most of TN).

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There is a parody Twitter account called is Lightning Rod Open @LightningRodDW and the first time it shows being down is July 4 so its been down since at least then.

 

ACE southeast is the one who posted the photo from one of their members showing LR testing. It is consistent with what I've been reading that says the target is Columbus Day Weekend (start of Fall Break for most of TN).

 

 

That's this weekend o.o. Columbus Day is the 8th.

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I was the park Saturday the 30th, and saw no one milling around Lighting Rod at all. Mystery Mine also didn't open until 6:00 pm which made the lines for Wild Eagle, Firechaser, and Thunderhead long. We opted to get unlimited timesavers and rode all day.

 

It was The Great Pumpkin LumiNights opening weekend. I found the decorations quite nice and is a nice addition to the park for the fall.

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This was reported a few days ago and I was hoping for a glitch but if it's still happening, I'd imagine it isn't.

Not sure if it’s a glitch or not, but the ride times are not showing on my app anymore.

 

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A park employee told me it was a option on the app to only have it give times in the park like six flags. As a local I used it as a way of deciding to go or not.

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I can't find any options to turn it back on. Like you, I liked looking at wait times to see how busy the park was lol. Probably why they turned it off

A park employee told me it was a option on the app to only have it give times in the park like six flags. As a local I used it as a way of deciding to go or not.

 

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Kings Dominion is very similar with their app. Which I found annoying but I can see why if I opened the app and saw a 3 hour wait for I305 (I don't think this has ever happened ever) there is no way in hell I would be going to KD that day

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I can't find any options to turn it back on.

 

Probably means an option the app developer included that DW cam set on the server not a per user choice.

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^ Honestly they don’t look as nice as the previous ones in my opinion, but I’m sure the park has their reasons for the change.

 

Hell, I can't even tell the difference. I'm just glad it still looks awesome. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

For sure they still look awesome. Is it just me or does the seat padding look a bit different judging by this picture?

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...Is it just me or does the seat padding look a bit different judging by this picture?

 

To me the seat padding looks like it always has...

It might just be the angle of the picture. I don’t remember the padding being all black though, but again, it could be the angle or the lighting.

 

Regardless, I’m glad to see progress on the ride. Hopefully it reopens sooner than later.

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