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|Designer / calculations||Ron Toomer|
|Model / product||Custom Looping Coaster|
|Riders per train||28|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed50 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 and the first roller coaster with inversions to have an underwater tunnel.
History[edit | edit source]
Kings Dominion's Lake Charles was chosen as the site for Anaconda. Arrow Dynamics was hired to build Anaconda in order to incorporate an underwater tunnel as well as keeping the majority of the ride over water. Construction began towards the end of the 1990 park season with elements of the lift hill constructed over the former site of King Kobra, a weight drop Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop removed in 1987. Anaconda opened to the public on March 23, 1991.
Design[edit | edit source]
The ride was designed by Ron Toomer and features a drop into an underwater tunnel. It consists of four inversions.
Ride experience[edit | edit source]
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.
Color scheme[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Images[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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