Kings Dominion

Amusement park in the United States

Kings Dominion
A partial overview of Kings Dominion taken in 2010. Racer 75 in the foreground with Anaconda and Project 305 in the background
Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 3, 1975
Owner Cedar Fair
Area 400 acres (161.9 hectares)

Kings Dominion is an amusement park located in Doswell, Virginia, USA. It is currently owned by Cedar Fair, and was part of the former Paramount Parks chain that Cedar Fair acquired from CBS Corporation on June 30, 2006. The park was named after its sister park, Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. Both parks were originally built and owned by Kings Entertainment Company.


Aerial view of the park in 1979

Kings Dominion opened a preview center in 1974, including a drive-thru safari and the Scooby Doo roller coaster.[1] The park itself opened on May 3, 1975.[2]

On August 4, 2020, the park announced that it would not operate at all in 2020 due to challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic.[3] However, it did reopen on December 5, 2020 for the Taste of the Season holiday event.[4]

Roller coasters


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Anaconda Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down March 23, 1991 Operating
Apple Zapple Mack Rides Wild Mouse March 23, 2002 Operating
Backlot Stunt Coaster Premier Rides Launched May 27, 2006 Operating
Dominator Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless May 24, 2008 Operating
Flight of Fear Premier Rides Launched
June 18, 1996 Operating
Great Pumpkin Coaster E&F Miler Industries Kiddie March 29, 1997 Operating
Grizzly Taft Attractions Wooden March 27, 1982 Operating
Project 305 Intamin Giga April 2, 2010 Operating
Racer 75 Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc Wooden
May 3, 1975 Operating
Reptilian Mack Rides Bobsled March 26, 1988 Operating
Tumbili S&S Worldwide Wing
4th Dimension
March 12, 2022 Operating
Twisted Timbers Rocky Mountain Construction Hybrid March 24, 2018 Operating
Woodstock Express Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc Wooden 1974 Operating


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Galaxi SDC Sit-Down 1975 1983 Unknown
Hurler International Coasters Wooden April 28, 1994 November 1, 2015 Converted to Twisted Timbers
HyperSonic XLC S&S Worldwide Launched March 24, 2001 October 28, 2007 Scrapped
King Kobra Schwarzkopf Launched
May 26, 1977 1986 Relocated to Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Shockwave Togo Stand-Up March 23, 1986 August 9, 2015 Scrapped
Volcano: The Blast Coaster Intamin Inverted
August 3, 1998 2018 Scrapped



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Americana Chance Rides Ferris Wheel 2009
Arachnidia Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1976
Bad Apple HUSS Troika 2002
Berserker Intamin Ranger 1984
Blue Ridge Tollway Arrow Dynamics Track Ride May 3, 1975
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
Previously Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Mansion
Barbisan Tracked Dark Ride 2004
Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Gallopers May 3, 1975
Charlie Brown's Wind Up Zamperla Junior Waveswinger 2013
Delirium Mondial Frisbee March 24, 2016
Drop Tower: Scream Zone Intamin Drop Tower March 22, 2003
Dodgem Unknown Dodgems 1975
Eiffel Tower Intamin Observation Tower 1975
Flying Ace Chance Rides/Larson International Aviator 2000
Flying Ace Balloon Race Zamperla Balloon Tower 2013
Flying Eagles Bisch Rocco Flying Scooters 1975
Grand Prix Raceway R.E. Enterprises Go-Karts 1995
Kite Eating Tree Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2017
Linus Launcher Zamperla Kite Flyer 2013
Lucy's Crabbie Cabbies Unknown Junior Dodgems 1975
Lucy's Tugboat Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2013
Peanuts 500 Zamperla Junior Whip 2017
Peanuts Road Rally Zamperla Track Ride 1990
Peanuts Turnpike Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1978
Sally's Sea Plane Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 2017
Shenandoah Lumber Company Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1975
Snoopy vs Red Baron Chance Rides Junior Jets 1990
Snoopy's Junction Zamperla Junior Railway 2013
Snoopy's Rocket Express Zamperla Monorail 2013
Snoopy's Space Buggies Zamperla Jump Around 2013
Wave Swinger Zierer Waveswinger May 3, 1975
White Water Canyon Intamin River Rapids 1983
WindSeeker Mondial Star Flyer April 6, 2012
Woodstock Whirlybirds Zamperla Junior Teacups 2013
Xtreme Skyflyer Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster March 30, 1996


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Apple Turnover Schwarzkopf Enterprise 1976 1993 Scrapped
Bad Apple Eyerly Aircraft Company Polyp 1975 1988 Unknown
Calypso Unknown Calypso 1975 1976 Unknown
Captain Caveman's Clipper Unknown Junior Pirate Ship 1990 1996 or later Unknown
Crypt HUSS Top Spin 2005 2019 Scrapped
Diamond Falls Intamin Shoot The Chute 1985 2002 Scrapped
El Dorado Weber 1001 Nights 2009 2011 Scrapped
Haunted River Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1979 1995 Scrapped
Jamestown Landing Intamin Flying Dutchman 1975 Unknown Relocated to Australia's Wonderland
Magic Carpet Slides Aero-Mar Plastics Giant Slide 1975 1984 Scrapped
Mt. Kilimanjaro Schwarzkopf Bayern Kurve 1976 1990 Scrapped
Old Dominion Line Crown Metal Products Miniature Railway 1975 1995 Scrapped
Racing Rivers New Wave Rides Dinghy Waterslides 1987 1996 Scrapped
Sky Pilot Intamin Flight Trainer 1989 1998 Scrapped
Sky Ride Intamin Cableway 1975 1995 Scrapped
Smurf Mountain Arrow Dynamics Tracked Dark Ride 1979 1995 Scrapped
Snagglepuss' Parachute School Intamin Paratower 1980 or earlier 2003 Unknown
Time Shaft Chance Rides Rotor 1979 1995 Scrapped
Vertigo Unknown Caterpillar 1975 1981 Unknown
Wacky Wheels Arrow Development Track Ride 1975 1986 Scrapped


  1. "Kings Dominion Park Popular With Visitors". Daily Press. 1974-07-07. Retrieved 2023-12-02.
  2. "Kings Dominion advert". Daily Press. April 30, 1975. p. 12. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  3. "A Message from Tony Johnson, Vice President & General Manager of Kings Dominion". Kings Dominion. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |archive= ignored (help)
  4. "King's Dominion opening for the first time since the pandemic with 'Taste of the Season'".

Amusement parks operated by Cedar Fair