Dollywood's Lightning Rod closed following a nationwide recall by the manufacturer

Posted Monday, June 20, 2016 10:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

After being hailed as the world's fastest wooden roller coaster at its grand opening just last week, Dollywood's "Lightning Rod" was brought to an abrupt stop this weekend. The Pigeon Forge amusement park posted a notice on their website Sunday stating that the new rollercoaster would be shut down temporarily due to a nation-wide mechanical recall.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 11:46 AM

I heard its only lightning rod as all the other rmcs were still open yesterday. I rode wicked cyclone over the weekend and it never closed.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:26 PM

Are you calling Dolly Parton a liar?

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:42 PM

"According to a Dollywood spokesman"

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Monday, June 20, 2016 1:22 PM

OhioStater said:

Are you calling Dolly Parton a liar?

I always thought there was something fake about her. Two things, actually.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 1:25 PM

Her wig and her nails?

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Monday, June 20, 2016 5:16 PM

I always assumed that Dolly's breasts are real.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 6:13 PM

LEAVE DOLLY ALONE!

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Monday, June 20, 2016 6:29 PM

gamerguy said:

I heard its only lightning rod as all the other rmcs were still open yesterday. I rode wicked cyclone over the weekend and it never closed.

Kolmarden missed its opening day over this.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 7:09 PM

On his show Johnny Carson once asked Dolly if "Those are real?" And she answered "Well, of course they're real. Aren't yours?"

Or something like that.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:19 AM

Her breasts as fake as the wigs are.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:35 PM

You must be young because dolly had those bad boys before implants were invented! Try looking up some old videos of her on the Hee-Haw show on youtube.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:26 PM

She does have huge tracts of land.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:16 PM

Yes, but the castles keep sinking into the swamp.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:45 PM

Ensign Smith said:

She does have huge tracts of land.

Isn't that just another way of saying she's....well-endowed.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:16 PM

Isn't it a rather curious coincidence the way Dolly always announces new attractions?

You know, through song. "She's going to tell, she's going to tell..."

Last edited by Ensign Smith, Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:17 PM
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:30 PM

Gator, it is a Monty Python & The Holy Grail reference, as was my reply.

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