The ride has set on fire, expected to be down to the launch/rollback system becoming too hot.
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Anyone would think RMC like having their coasters on fire...
That's actually a real shame. Dollywood clearly invested a lot of money and time into this ride and it seems to be facing serious issues. It's also unfortunate that many other RMC coasters are facing issues and I hope that the problem with the trains can be fixed and allow these fantastic rides to continue operation.
In regards to Lightening Rod, it seems like this issue could cause significant downtime. The fire damage will obviously have to be properly assessed and repaired, and then there's obviously the investigation into what caused the fire and the time it takes to fix that problem too. Very unfortunate for both RMC and Dollywood who worked hard on this attraction. It was also lucky that the ride was closed at the time due to the recall as it could've been a worse situation if people were on board at the time.