Kings Dominion

Kings Dominion
Kings Dominion logo.svg
Kings Dominion overview 01.jpg
A partial overview of Kings Dominion taken in 2010. Racer 75 in the foreground with Anaconda and Intimidator 305 in the background.
Location
Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1975
Owner Cedar Fair
Area 400 acres (161.9 hectares)
Website http://kingsdominion.com/

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.

History

Aerial view of the park in 1979

On August 4, 2020 the park announced that it would not operate at all in 2020 due to challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic.[1] However, it did reopen on December 5, 2020 for the Taste of the Season holiday event.[2]

Roller coasters

Present (13)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Anaconda Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down March 23, 1991 Operating
Apple Zapple Mack Rides Wild Mouse March 23, 2002 Operating
Avalanche Mack Rides Bobsled March 26, 1988 Standing but not operating
Backlot Stunt Coaster Premier Rides Launched May 27, 2006 Operating
Dominator Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless May 24, 2008 Operating
Flight of Fear Premier Rides Enclosed/Launched June 18, 1996 Operating
Great Pumpkin Coaster E&F Miler Industries Kiddie March 29, 1997 Operating
Grizzly Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Wooden March 27, 1982 Operating
Intimidator 305 Intamin Giga April 2, 2010 Operating
Racer 75 John C. Allen Wooden May 3, 1975 Operating
Tumbili S&S Worldwide 4th Dimension 2022 Under construction
Twisted Timbers Rocky Mountain Construction Hybrid I-Box March 24, 2018 Operating
Woodstock Express John C. Allen Wooden 1974 Operating

Past (6)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Galaxi S.D.C. Sit-Down 1975 1983 Unknown
Hurler International Coasters Wooden April 28, 1994 November 1, 2015 Scrapped
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 Suspended Catapult Coaster August 3, 1998 2018 Scrapped

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Americana Chance Rides Ferris Wheel 2009
Bad Apple HUSS Troika 2002
Berserker Intamin Ranger 1984
Blue Ridge Tollway Arrow Dynamics Track Ride May 3, 1975
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Barbisan Tracked Dark Ride 2004
Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Gallopers May 3, 1975
Charlie Brown's Wind Up Zamperla Junior Chair-O-Plane 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 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
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 2000
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 WindSeeker April 6, 2012
Woodstock Whirlybirds Zamperla Junior Teacups 2013
Xtreme Skyflyer Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster March 30, 1996

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Apple Turnover Schwarzkopf Enterprise 1976 1993 Scrapped
Bad Apple Eyerly Aircraft Company Polyp 1975 1988 Unknown
Crypt HUSS Top Spin March 19, 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
Time Shaft Chance Rides Rotor 1979 1995 Scrapped
Vertigo Unknown Caterpillar 1975 1981 Unknown
Wacky Wheels Arrow Development Turnpike 1975 1986 Scrapped

References


Amusement parks operated by Cedar Fair