Location Masterpiece Ejectors Too short
Fantastic. I rode this just before it closed for the partial retrack, and I will say, it was decently rough, but not too bad. The theming and setting alone are wonderful, and combined with the coaster itself, it's almost dreamlike. There's tons of strong airtime, stronger than any other I've ever felt. The ride isn't really short, it just feels that way because of how fast you fly through the entire layout and how you don't want it to end. I know Lightning Rod has gone through many technical problems, but for my weekend at Dollywood, it wasn't broken down for a single second. Call it luck, but it says something when you can operate a one-of-a-kind ride like this more consistently than your B&M wing coaster.
Rattle Tear it down! Pointless
I know it's a classic, but its age really shows. Far and away the roughest coaster I've ridden. I hear people say they get solid floater airtime on this torture device, but I found absolutely none. It's convenient that it sits over a lake; that way, when Six Flags finally decides to burn this, they won't need to worry about anything else catching fire. Would give 0 stars if I could.