El Dorado

El Dorado
El Dorado in 2005
Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 4, 2009 to 2011
Replaced HyperSonic XLC
Replaced by WindSeeker
Geauga Lake
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated 1991 to September 16, 2007
Boardwalk and Baseball
Location Haines City, Florida, USA
Operated 1985 to January 1990
Location Vienna, Austria
Operated During 1980s
Manufacturer Weber
Product 1001 Nacht
Capacity 32 per cycle

El Dorado was a 1001 Nacht built by German manufacturer Weber that was previously located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA.


1001 Nights opened at Circus World in Haines City, Florida, USA in 1985.[1]

The ride opened in 1991 at Geauga Lake and was called Mirage. After the 1999 season, the ride was removed and rethemed. It reopened under the new name El Dorado in 2001.[2] After the 2007 season, Cedar Fair announced that the amusement park side of Geauga Lake would not reopen for the 2008 season.[3] El Dorado was subsequently dismantled and sent to Kings Dominion, where it reopened on April 4, 2009.[4][5]

El Dorado was removed after the 2011 season.[6] As of December 2012, the ride remained in the park's boneyard.[7]


  1. Woods, David (1985-08-09). "Expansion of Circus World Completed". St. Lucie News Tribune. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  2. "Geauga Lake History". Roller Coaster Freak.
  3. "Geauga Lake silences rides; water park remains".
  4. "More Park Openings II". NewsPlusNotes.
  5. "Kings Dominion To Debut Two New Attractions Saturday". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  6. "Kings Dominion set to remove El Dorado at end of 2011 season". Theme Park Tourist.
  7. "Kings Dominion Boneyard Pictures". KD Fansite.
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