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Kings Dominion

Doswell, Virginia, USA

Set around a third-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, Kings Dominion boasts one of the largest and most diverse collections of rollercoasters in the world...

Opened3 May 1975
SeasonMarch to January
OwnerCedar Fair
Websitewww.kingsdominion.com
NearbyBusch Gardens Williamsburg (60 miles)
Six Flags America (82 miles)
Idlewild and SoakZone (194 miles)
Kennywood (219 miles)
Carowinds (271 miles)
Kings Dominion's Eiffel Tower

Kings Dominion's Eiffel Tower

Similarly to its sibling park Kings Island in Ohio, Kings Dominion is set around a one-third scale replica of the Eiffel Tower which acts as the park's centrepiece.

Kings Dominion is the slightly younger of the two, opening three years after the Ohio park in 1975. Racer 75 (then called Rebel Yell), a PTC racing woodie, opened with the park. From these roots, Kings Dominion has grown to have one of the largest and most diverse collections of rollercoasters in the world.

Twisted Timbers is the park's 2018 highly regarded RMC conversion of their 1994 Hurler wooden coaster. Slightly tamer than some other RMCs, Twisted Timbers is more reridable and generally more enjoyable due to the less intense but no less unrelenting pacing of the hybrid rollercoaster.

Racer 75 and Twisted Timbers bookend a coaster collection that also includes Intimidator 305, a 305ft tall Intamin Giga Coaster; Dominator, a boneshaker of a B&M floorless; Flight of Fear, an indoor launched coaster; Avalanche, the only Mack Bobsled coaster in North America; and Anaconda, a classic Arrow Dynamics Looping Coaster.

The rollercoasters are supported by a host of other rides including a log flume, whitewater rapids, a historic 1917 PTC carousel, a wind seeker, and other flat rides dotted around the park. Access to Soak City, Kings Dominion's large waterpark is also included in the price of admission.

With its neatly landscaped grounds, huge ride collection and positive friendly atmosphere all set underneath the watchful eye of the Eiffel Tower, Kings Dominion is a superb theme park which can easily consume an entire day.

Attractions

Twisted Timbers

Twisted Timbers

RMC hybrid rollercoaster

Intimidator 305

Intimidator 305

305ft tall giga coaster

Dominator

Dominator

B&M Floorless rollercoaster

Racer 75

Racer 75

Racing woodie

Anaconda

Anaconda

World's first looping coaster with an underwater tunnel

Grizzly

Grizzly

Wooden rollercoaster

Drop Tower: Scream Zone

Drop Tower: Scream Zone

Gyro drop tower

Avalanche

Avalanche

America's only bobsled coaster

WindSeeker

WindSeeker

300ft tower ride

Flight of Fear

Flight of Fear

Indoor LIM launched rollercoaster

Backlot Stunt Coaster

Backlot Stunt Coaster

Special effects themed rollercoaster

Apple Zapple

Apple Zapple

Wild mouse rollercoaster

Shenandoah Lumber Company

Shenandoah Lumber Company

Log flume

Xtreme Skyflyer

Xtreme Skyflyer

Upcharge double skycoaster

Berserker

Berserker

Intamin looping starship

Carousel

Carousel

PTC wooden carousel built in 1917

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

315ft tall, scale replica of Paris' Eiffel Tower

Americana

Americana

Ferris wheel

Dodgem

Dodgem

Bumper cars

Wave Swinger

Wave Swinger

Chair-o-planes

Boo Blasters on Boo Hill

Boo Blasters on Boo Hill

Interactive dark ride

Woodstock Express

Woodstock Express

Children's wooden rollercoaster

Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles

Flying scooters ride

Great Pumpkin Coaster

Great Pumpkin Coaster

Pumpkin themed kiddie coaster

Snoopy vs Red Baron

Snoopy vs Red Baron

Kiddie circular aeroplane ride