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|Product||Custom Looping Coaster|
|Designer / calculations||Ron Toomer|
|Riders per train||28|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||50 mph|
Anaconda is a steel roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. Built by Arrow Dynamics, the ride was Kings Dominion's first roller coaster with more than one inversion. It opened on March 23, 1991 and was also the first looping roller coaster to feature an underwater tunnel.
In September 1990, Kings Dominion announced that Anaconda would be coming to the park. Lake Charles was chosen as the site for the new attraction. Construction began towards the end of the 1990 park season with elements of the lift hill being constructed over the former site of King Kobra which was removed in 1986. Anaconda opened to the general public on March 23, 1991.
After departing the station, the train heads up a 128 foot chain lift hill. At the top, riders drop 144 feet to the right and head into a 126 foot long underwater tunnel. This tunnel leads into a 100 foot tall vertical loop and a 90 foot tall sidewinder. The train makes a left turn to the mid-course brake run. Riders then go through a figure-eight section and a 25 foot tall double corkscrew. After a few turns, the train hits the final brake run.
- "Park to unveil new coaster in '91", The Daily Times (September 28, 1990), pp. 50. Retrieved on December 29, 2021.
- "Roller coaster the new twist". https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1991/03/29/roller-coaster-the-new-twist/68e6a873-d715-4762-a1b0-f6dc1f9ed7aa/.
- Douglas, Evan (2014-04-06). "Opening Day Photo Update". KDFans. https://kdfans.com/2014/opening-day-update/. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.