Grizzly (Kings Dominion)

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Grizzly
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Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Coordinates 37°50′15″N 77°26′50″W / 37.837487°N 77.447141°W / 37.837487; -77.447141
Park section Old Virginia
Status Operating since March 27, 1982
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Taft Attractions
Type Wooden
Track layout Double Out and Back
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 87 feet
Top speed 51 mph
Length 3150 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:30
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 28
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Grizzly is a wooden roller coaster at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. The grounds of the ride are densely forested, with the intended thrills heightened from the illusion of inadequate clearance between the track and trees.

The attraction opened in 1982 and the double-figure-eight layout is based closely on the defunct Coney Island Wildcat.[1] A mirrored clone of this ride operates at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California.

History

Grizzly opened to the general public on March 27, 1982.

The attraction was given a refurbishment in 2016. The first and second hills were entirely retracked with fresh new wood and brand new running rails. Moreover, the station floor was completely redone. The original floor made out of laminated plywood sheets was replaced with fresh, sturdy wooden planks.[2]

Design

Elements

Trains

2 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train. The trains were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters.

Images

References

External links

  • Grizzly on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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