Lighting Rod Update?

Monday, June 13, 2016 3:42 PM

Ride officially opened today! Anxiously awaiting critique of the park official POV!

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Monday, June 13, 2016 5:08 PM

Only if it's in Cine will I consider watching.
:^)

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Monday, June 13, 2016 5:15 PM
Jeff's avatar

High five!


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Monday, June 13, 2016 5:17 PM

Still waiting on that critique. So quick to jump on my video...

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Monday, June 13, 2016 6:35 PM
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Aside from not knowing what you're referring to, I can assure you that it was not personal.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Monday, June 13, 2016 7:37 PM

I was confused too, so I went to the Dollywood website and found a note to say the ride was open then after searching further found the POV. Is that the official POV you're referring to?

If so, I've come to this conclusion:
I like rides.

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Monday, June 13, 2016 7:51 PM
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If that's it, I see more rolling shutter, over exposure and a small shutter angle.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Monday, June 13, 2016 8:17 PM
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Their official POV is terrible. I don't understand why parks don't put out better POV's - it's not like they don't have the time to put toward them.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, June 13, 2016 9:08 PM
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I would say they need better equipment, but that joke played itself out on FB already...


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Monday, June 13, 2016 9:46 PM
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It's not the size of the lens, it's how you use it.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Monday, June 13, 2016 10:23 PM

GoPros have fixed lenses, unfortunately. Looking to find a reasonable interchangeable lens camera that's extremely compact for on-ride footage.

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Monday, June 13, 2016 10:39 PM
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rollergator said:
I would say they need better equipment, but that joke played itself out on FB already...

Ha!! I wondered how long it would take for the "cheap glass" joke to make its way in to this thread.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:31 PM
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This has to be one of the strangest things I've ever seen from a park and manufacturer. Dollywood has posted the following notice to its website...

"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."

Facebook comments suggest all the other RMCs are still operating though, so I can't wait to see what this is all about.


- R.A

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Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:49 PM

I assume the others (at least the ones with RMC trains) will be closed tomorrow, if they aren't already closed. Wildfire was scheduled to have it's grand opening today, but it was postponed due to this part recall.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016 10:25 PM
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According to this Twitter thread, there was an issue with the hydraulic restraints on Joker (SFDK). Someone said Storm Chaser has the older style restraints, hence it wasn't closed today.

Kolmarden put up a FAQ about Wildfire, which has some more info. Translated, it says:

It is a cylinder that is in the train bracket system. Each bracket has two independent cylinders for double security. We have not detected any errors on our cylinders, but when we received this information we will always be safe than sorry, and replace them all.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 7:11 AM

Well guess we won't be riding Lighting Rod next week....Bummmer....

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/06/19/dollywoods-lightnin.../86113270/


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Monday, June 20, 2016 7:53 AM

"We aren't sure how long Lightning Rod will be closed for...."

Dear Director of Media/Public Relations:
Your prepositions are showing.

Sorry. For me that's like fingernails on a chalkboard.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 8:16 AM
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Well, if it means anything, Joker opened again yesterday. My friends rode it later in the day after it had been testing.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:33 AM
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Ride is back up for technical rehearsals just in time for my trip!


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Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:40 AM
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IOE posted yesterday that the ride *is* running, but that it's limited to one-train operations for the immediate future...lines were 2-3 hours long after re-opening yesterday.


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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