El Dorado

El Dorado
El Dorado (Geauga Lake) 2005 01.jpg
El Dorado in 2005
Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 2009 to 2011
Geauga Lake
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated 1991 to 2007
Boardwalk & Baseball
Location Haines City, Florida, USA
Operated 1980s 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.


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.[1] After the 2007 season, Cedar Fair announced that amusement park side of Geauga Lake would not reopen for 2008. El Dorado was subsequently dismantled and sent to Kings Dominion, where it reopened in 2009.[2]

El Dorado was removed after the 2011 season.[3] As of December 2012, the ride remained in the park's boneyard.[4]