Hurler (Kings Dominion)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Hurler
Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Coordinates 37°50′11″N 77°26′44″W / 37.836323°N 77.445610°W / 37.836323; -77.445610
Park section Candy Apple Grove
Status Defunct
Operated April 28, 1994 to November 1, 2015
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Replaced by Twisted Timbers
Statistics
Manufacturer International Coasters, Inc.
Type Wooden
Track layout Double Out and Back
Hourly capacity 1,100
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 83 feet
Drop 80 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 3157 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:00
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 28
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Hurler was a wooden roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. It was one of two identical roller coasters built by International Coasters, both named Hurler. The other Hurler still operates at Carowinds as of today, whereas this Hurler was converted into Twisted Timbers by Rocky Mountain Construction.

History

On April 28, 1994, Hurler opened to the public.

The roller coaster was briefly closed at the start of the 2006 season to be retracked. It was closed again leading up to the 2010 season for installation of a trim brake immediately after the first hill.

Hurler did not operate at all throughout the 2016 season. Kings Dominion stated that the ride would be refurbished and reopen in 2017.[1] However, in October of the same year, a gravestone was spotted at the Halloween Haunt event with Hurler: 1994-2015 written on it, which confirmed that the ride was closed permanently. The park later hinted these rumors in a video ending with the words Rest In Peace... For Now. 2018. It was heavily rumored that the attraction would receive an I-Box conversion by Rocky Mountain Construction for the 2018 season.[2] These rumors were semi-confirmed after RMC track was seen near Hurler in March 2017.[3][4] On August 16, 2017, Kings Dominion officially announced that Hurler would be converted into an I-Box roller coaster named Twisted Timbers in 2018.[5]

Design

Elements

The coaster is identical to the Hurler at Carowinds. Hurler has a g-force of 4.1 and an average speed of 18 mph.

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.

Trivia

  • Hurler was originally themed to the 1992 movie Wayne's World when Paramount owned Kings Dominion.
  • Thunder Run at Kentucky Kingdom is a mirror image of Hurler.

Images

References

  1. "Hurler is Closed for 2016".
  2. "Kings Dominion Confirms Hurler Replacement for 2018". NewsPlusNotes.
  3. "Rocky Mountain Construction gestart met de ombouw van Hurler".
  4. "Kings Dominion's Hurler Getting an RMC Upgrade for 2018".
  5. "Kings Dominion reveals new, massive roller coaster Twisted Timbers".

External links

  • Hurler on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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