Dominator

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Dominator
Dominator (Kings Dominion) 03 Half Layout.jpg
Half of Dominator's layout.
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Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Operating since May 24, 2008
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Geauga Lake
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated May 5, 2000 to September 16, 2007
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Floorless
Model / product Floorless Coaster (Custom)
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height157 feet
Drop148 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length4210 feet
Inversions5
Steepest drop57°
G-force3.8 g
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Dominator is a steel roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. With a track length of 4,210 feet, it is the word's longest floorless coaster. It is the fourth B&M floorless coaster build and the only one to be relocated to another park.

History[edit | edit source]

In December 1999, Premier Parks announced a $40 million expansion to Geauga Lake, which would be renamed Six Flags Ohio for the 2000 season. This included four new roller coasters, one of which being Batman Knight Flight, a custom Floorless Coaster from Bolliger & Mabillard.[1] The ride opened on May 5, 2000 in the Gotham City section of the park. In 2004, Cedar Fair changed the name to 'Dominator'. On September 16, 2007, Dominator (along with the park) closed down. The ride was then relocated to Kings Dominion and opened on May 24, 2008. The ride is still named Dominator.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Dominator is the second-tallest, second-fastest, and longest floorless coaster anywhere. It features one of the world's largest vertical loops. It is comparable to Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando or Scream! at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

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