|Watch the on-ride POV|
|Reptillian in 2022|
|Type||Steel - Bobsled|
|Riders per train||14|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Reptilian is a Mack Rides bobsled roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. It opened in 1988 as Avalanche and is currently the only Mack Rides bobsled coaster running in the United States. The ride is located in the African-themed Jungle X-Pedition section of the park.
Avalanche was built for a reported cost of $3.5 million. On March 22, 1988, a media day was held during which olympian bobsled racer Michael White rode the roller coaster. White noted that the roller coaster was "too slow", as he was "used to moving a little faster". The ride then opened four days later on March 26, 1988.
When the coaster was known as Avalanche, the cars were based on Olympic bobsleds that represented five countries. These countries were France, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Canada. Upon the ride's re-theme to Reptilian, the trains were re-themed to snakes.
Avalanche in 2002
The entrance archway to Avalanche
View of the attraction
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.