Americana (Kings Dominion)

Ride in the United States
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Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Coordinates 37°50′15″N 77°26′42″W / 37.8374584°N 77.445086°W / 37.8374584; -77.445086
Status Operating since April 4, 2009
Rider height 48 inch unaccompanied
Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated 1999 to September 16, 2007
Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park
Location Thorntown, Indiana, USA
Operated unknown to August 11, 1996
Manufacturer Chance Rides
Product Wheel
Height 110 feet

Americana is a Ferris Wheel built by US manufacturer Chance Rides currently located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA.


The ride opened in 1999 at Geauga Lake and was called Giant Wheel.[1] It would be later renamed Americana. After the 2007 season, Cedar Fair announced that the amusement park side of Geauga Lake would not reopen for the 2008 season.[2] Americana was subsequently dismantled and sent to Kings Dominion, where it reopened on April 4, 2009.[3]


  1. "Geauga Lake theme park boosts its slate of thrills". Dayton Daily News.
  2. "Geauga Lake silences rides; water park remains".
  3. "Kings Dominion To Debut Two New Attractions Saturday". Ultimate Rollercoaster.

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