Americana (Kings Dominion)

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Americana
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
Statistics
Manufacturer Chance Rides
Product Wheel
Type
Height 110 feet
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Americana is a Ferris Wheel built by US manufacturer Chance Rides currently located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA.

History

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]

References

  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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