Shockwave (Kings Dominion)

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Shockwave in 2014.
roller coaster
Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1986 to August 9, 2015
Cost $4,000,000
Replaced Galaxie
Replaced by Delirium
Manufacturer TOGO
Type Steel - Stand-Up
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 960
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height95 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length2231 feet
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Shockwave was a steel stand-up roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. It was manufactured by TOGO.

History[edit | edit source]

After the closure of Galaxie in 1983, Kings Dominion recruited TOGO to build a compact stand-up coaster; it opened in 1986 as Shockwave. Shockwave costed $4 million to build.[1]

On July 9, 2015, Kings Dominion announced that Shockwave would close permanently on August 9, 2015.[2] On August 20, 2015, Kings Dominion announced that Shockwave would be replaced by Delirium, a Mondial frisbee ride, in 2016. The ride was demolished for scrap metal in November.[3] Shockwave was the last of three TOGO stand-up roller coasters built in the United States to close.

Design[edit | edit source]

The ride had a single vertical loop followed by a rise into a downward helix. Two airtime hills separated by a 180 degree turn followed. The ride is very similar to King Cobra which opened at Kings Island two years prior to Shockwave.

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