Dollywood has announced that Lightning Rod, the world's first launched wooden coaster, will open in 2016. We knew that Dollywood was getting a new coaster but didn't know that it would be something this unique. Lightning Rod is themed after a 1950's hot rod and in addition to a 20-story launch features a 165-foot drop, 90+-degree banked turn and non-inverting half loop among other elements. It's looking like a very cool ride. Video courtesy of Dollywood.