Rocky Mountain finds a flaw in a train part on Lightning Rod
Pigeon Forge, TN -
Dollywood has posted on its website that it has closed its newly-opened coaster Lightning Rod due to a part recall from manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction. The park also said that RMC has ordered all of its coasters closed until the parts can be replaced. However, that turned out not to be the case, and only a few RMC coasters have been affected by the recall.
One of those is RMC's newest coaster, Wildfire, which was scheduled to open today at the Swedish park Kolmarden. The park posted to its Facebook page today that the ride would not open due to the fact that "producers have drawn attention to a risk of a manufacturing defect on a part that's sitting in the trains."