Galaxi (Kings Dominion)

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Galaxi
Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1975 to 1983
Statistics
Manufacturer SDC
Product Galaxi (large)
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0
HELP

Galaxi was a steel roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. It opened in the park's first year, 1975.[1]

Design

Elements

This coaster had the larger of the two layouts offered by SDC for their Galaxi roller coasters.

Colour scheme

Black track and red supports.

Trains

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per train.

Incident

A 13-year-old boy suffered head injuries while riding Galaxi on September 11, 1983. The boy was unconscious as the train returned to the station, and he died shortly after. Nobody saw the accident take place. Park officials speculated that he may have stood up and hit his head on a support, which was possible as Galaxi did not have any restraints or seatbelts.[2]

References

  1. "New roller coaster -- or so the rebel yelled", Press and Sun-Bulletin (May 11, 1975), pp. 60. Retrieved on April 24, 2021.
  2. Sugawara, Sandra (August 4, 1984). "Few Rules Brake High-Flying Theme Park Rides". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1984/08/04/few-rules-brake-high-flying-theme-park-rides/309bd41b-9457-42d5-8f04-06401d3ed76f/. Retrieved April 24, 2021. 

External links

  • Galaxi on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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