Sadly, it seems there is still a need for a place to report the latest open/closed/sporadic operation status of Dollywood's Lightning Rod. This is a thread for anyone to report any heard or read news on LR's status, and of course to report first hand if you visit the park. ....... I had thought all the problems had been left behind in last season, but it seems I was too optimistic. After running for most of this season, LR has been down for the last two weeks, and RMC has sent a team of technicians who are working on the ride. I will be visiting the park in August and I am nervous that it will be closed or, even worse, that RMC will decide they're going to have to modify that launch, possibly slowing the ride down from now on. Someone please tell me I'm worrying too much.