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|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||Thrust Air Coaster|
|Riders per train||8|
|Propulsion||Compressed air launch|
Top speed80 mph
HyperSonic XLC was an S&S Worldwide launched roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. The XLC part of the name stands for "Xtreme Launched Coaster". It operated from 2001 to 2007.
History[edit | edit source]
HyperSonic XLC was announced in August 2000. Paramount Parks purchased a prototype from the testing facility in Utah and sent it to Kings Dominion. The ride was going to be located at California's Great America, but the plan was cancelled. HyperSonic XLC opened on March 24, 2001.
Since HyperSonic XLC was a prototype, it suffered maintenance issues. The high g-forces would cause the tires to be crushed. In addition, too much stress was put on the track. As a result, several cracks were found in some spots.
In 2002, the ride did not operate until June 22 as the park made modifications to the ride in an attempt to improve its reliability. In 2006, the ride was listed for sale. It was ultimately removed after the 2007 season. The station and maintenance buildings were not removed and remain to this day.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
The train topping the hill.
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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