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|Riders per train||14|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Avalanche is a Mack Rides bobsled roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. It was opened in 1988 and is currently the only Mack Rides bobsled coaster running in the United States. It is located in the African-themed Congo section of the amusement park.
Avalanche was built for a reported cost of $3.5 million. On March 22, 1988, a media day was held during which olympian bobsled racer Michael White rode the roller coaster. White noted that the roller coaster was "too slow", as he was "used to moving a little faster". The ride then opened four days later on March 26, 1988.
Avalanche has not opened in 2021 and is expected to remain closed for the rest of the year.
The cars are based on Olympic bobsleds that represent five countries. The countries are France, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Canada.
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- "Ride gets Olympic trail", Daily Press (March 23, 1988), pp. 15. Retrieved on May 24, 2021.
- "New hotels ready for vacationers", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (March 25, 1988), pp. 54. Retrieved on May 25, 2021.
- "Kings Dominion". Screamscape. Archived from the original on May 24, 2021. https://web.archive.org/web/20210524184429/https://www.screamscape.com/html/kings_dominion.htm. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
- "A renaissance launches coaster rides thrilling and chilling", Democrat and Chronicle (May 29, 1988), pp. 27. Retrieved on May 24, 2021.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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