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Volcano The Blast Coaster

Volcano The Blast Coaster

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Volcano: The Blast Coaster
Volcano The Blast Coaster (Kings Dominion) entrance.jpg
The entrance to the ride.
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Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Defunct
Operated August 3, 1998 to 2018
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Inverted
Model / product Suspended Catapult Coaster
Riders per train 16
Propulsion 2 LIM launches
Height155 feet
Drop80 feet
Top speed70 mph
Length2757 feet
Inversions4
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Volcano The Blast Coaster's Logo.jpeg
An ovierview of the ride

Volcano: The Blast Coaster was a launched inverted roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. It was the first launched inverted roller coaster and the only one to complete a full circuit. It was located in the Congo section of the park.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The volcano that the ride was built in and around has existed since 1979 and a number of attractions were set inside the mountain before the volcano existed, such as Smurf Mountain.

In 1997, Kings Dominion announced that they would be adding Volcano The Blast Coaster.

Following multiple delays, the attraction opened on August 3, 1998.[1]

Volcano The Blast Coaster last operated in summer 2018. The ride has been operating intermittently, and no comment was made on the closure. On February 8, 2019, Kings Dominion announced that Volcano The Blast Coaster would not reopen and would be removed from the park.[2] A section of track, a car and signage was donated to the National Roller Coaster Museum.[3]

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Color scheme[edit | edit source]

Volcano The Blast Coaster had a yellow track and maroon supports.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train. Riders were held in by over-the-shoulder restraints.

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Highest inversion on a roller coaster
August 3, 1998 – May 10, 2013
Preceded by
unknown
Highest inversion on a roller coaster
August 3, 1998 – May 10, 2013
Succeeded by
GateKeeper
Fastest inverted roller coaster
August 3, 1998 – May 5, 2002
Preceded by
Alpengeist
Fastest inverted roller coaster
August 3, 1998 – May 5, 2002
Succeeded by
Wicked Twister