Co-owner of Rocky Mountain Construction Fred Grubb released a statement on Thursday afternoon regarding the delayed opening of the new Lightning Rod roller coaster under construction at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dollywood, which opened for 2016 last weekend, announced early last week that the coaster would open late and would not be ready for Opening Weekend.
In his statement, Grubb states that issues with the launch system have held up the ride's debut, and that they are continuously working with the sub-contractor supplying the launch system to the ride.
While Grubb stated that work and testing is continuing, he declined to speculate on an opening date, requesting that all questions regarding the ride's opening to be referred to park officials.
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