Hurler (Kings Dominion)

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roller coaster
Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 28, 1994 to 2015
Height restriction 44 inches (112 cm)
Replaced by Twisted Timbers
Manufacturer International Coasters, Inc.
Type Wooden
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1,100
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height83 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length3157 feet

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. The roller coaster was briefly closed at the start of the 2006 season to be re-tracked. It was closed again leading up to the 2010 season for installation of a trim brake immediately after the first hill. In early 2016, the ride was announced as being closed for the whole 2016 season. In October 2016, a gravestone was spotted at Kings Dominion's Halloween Haunt event with Hurler: 1994-2015 written on it, which hinted that the ride was closed permanently. The park later confirmed these rumours in a video ending with the words Rest In Peace... For Now. 2018. It was heavily rumoured that the attraction would receive an I-Box conversion by Rocky Mountain Construction in 2018. These rumours were semi-confirmed after an RMC truck was seen near Hurler in March 2017. On August 16, 2017, Kings Dominion officially announced that Hurler would be converted into an I-Box roller coaster named Twisted Timbers in 2018.

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

External Links[edit | edit source]

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    Hurler on the Roller Coaster DataBase.