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Kings Dominion
Doswell, VA
Cedar Fair Entertainment

 

 

Park News - (8/11/15) Shockwave's Last Stand was on Sunday and In The Loop was there to say goodbye, shoot some video and interview some riders about their last spin on this departing Kings Dominion coaster.

    (7/30/15) In a very odd rumor... the word going around is that when Cedar Fair signed a deal with the Dale Earnhart family to use the name Intimidator for two coasters (Carowinds' Intimidator and Kings Dominion's Intimidator 305) the deal was only signed for a very short 5-term term. While I would think there would be an extension option at the end of the term, 5-years is a bit short when I believe a good number of theme park related contracts are typically for 10-year terms. What's been adding fuel to the fire however is the fact that all the Intimidator branded merchandise at Carowinds is now being sold at up to 65% off and up to 40% off at Kings Dominion.
    So if the park is trying to sell off all their Intimidator merchandise now... then I have to wonder just what they are planning on renaming the coasters as for the 2016 season. Anyone know anything more about this situation?
    (7/10/15) Kings Dominion confirmed to the local media that the park would be removing the Shockwave stand-up coaster (TOGO) in August to allow for future use of that site for the Candy Apple Grove section of the park. Last ride to ride is August 9th. 
    It's also worth mentioning that with the removal of this last TOGO Stand-Up coaster, the last TOGO coaster still running in North America would be the Manhattan Express (also called simply "Rollercoaster" or sometimes the "Big Apple Coaster") in Las Vegas at the New York, New York casino.

 

2015 - Soak City Expansion - Confirmed - (5/28/15) In The Loop checks out the Soak City waterpark expansion at Kings Dominion this week. Check out the video below.

    (4/9/15) A construction tour of the new Soak City at Kings Dominion has been posted to KDFans this week.
    (2/6/15) The big news from Kings Dominion this week is that they have decided to rename their waterpark this year as Soak City, to go along with this year's expansion. Of course, we forcasted this move back on July 24th when it was noticed that the park's website had put up a new version of the Waterworks logo, placed over the top of a Soak City logo.
    (8/25/14) Kings Dominion has confirmed that for the 2015 they will be building a “Bigger and Wetter” WaterWorks that will include new slides and a splash zone and more cabana accommodations and amenities.
    The biggest deal will be a new 65 foot tall slide complex tower that will feature three new attractions: Paradise Plunge, Aqua Blast and Thunder Falls. Paradise Plunge consists of three drop-pods at the very top of the tower that will send sliders down a near vertical drop and then into a series of high speed twists, turns and drops in a translucent flume. Aqua Blast will send sliders into an enclosed dark tube through four intense 360 spins across 449 foot of slide before you are dropped into the splashdown pool. Thunder Falls will load riders onto single or double tubes and send down an adventure that will end with a series of intense drops.
    Also new is Splash Island, a new water play area for the younger visitors and their parents which will double the size of the children’s options in WaterWorks. Elsewhere you will find new restrooms, upgraded bath houses and even more pool-side cabanas added to the waterpark. As always, admission into WaterWorks is included for free with general admission to Kings Dominion.

 

icon_STOP2016 - Delirium - Confirmed  - (8/25/15) I'm told that instead of being a Huss Super Frisbee, the new Delirium ride going into Kings Dominion is expected to be the similar Mondial Revolution ride.
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Kings Dominion confirmed plans to add Delirium to Candy Apple Grove in 2016. Delirium will be a 40-passenger swinging pendulum style ride that will rock guests 115 feet into the air at an arc angle of 120
    (7/10/15) Kings Dominion confirmed to the local media that the park would be removing the Shockwave stand-up coaster (TOGO) in August to allow for future use of that site for the Candy Apple Grove section of the park. Last ride to ride is August 9th. 
    (5/7/15) The latest Kings Dominion video report from In The Loop reports on rumors for a possible 2016/2017 project and the possible removal of a coaster from the park. Yep... people have been waiting for this one to happen, but they believe that Shockwave could be removed at the end of the season, as the last standing TOGO Stand-Up Coaster on the continent.

 

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Track Record

Kings Dominion
Doswell, Virginia
Cedar Fair LP

Read our trip report & reviews of the 2007 Halloween Haunt

Abbreviation: KD
Formerly: PKD


www.kingsdominion.com

Newest Developments
2013 - Planet Snoopy

2012 - Windseeker &
Dinosaurs Alive

2011 - Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular

2010 - Intimidator 305 & Planet Snoopy

2009 - Americana & El Dorado

2008 - Dominator and New Ride Names. Tomb Raider is now The Crypt, Italian Job is now Backlot Stunt Coaster, Drop Zone is now Drop Tower.

2007 - WaterWorks Expansion

2006 - Italian Job

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