Webster PRDolly Parton‘s Dollywood theme park will introduce what they claim is the world’s fastest wood roller-coaster in March 2016. The Lightning Rod is also the world’s first launching wood coaster, and will reach a top speed of 73 miles per hour.
The coaster’s design is inspired by 1950s-era hot rods. It reminds Dolly of the classic cars she saw growing up near Dollywood in the Smokey Mountains. She says with a laugh, “I remember all those souped-up cars, but what I remember most were those good lookin’ boys behind the wheel …read more