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Dominator- Kings Dominion- New For 2008

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Statistics from RCDB.com:

 

Categories: Floorless

Length: 4210'

Height: 157'

Drop: 148'

Inversions: 5

Speed: 65 mph

Max Vertical Angle: 57 Degrees

G-Force: 3.8

Elements: 135' tall Loop

Cobra Roll

Interlocking Corkscrews (Interlocking Flat Spins)

Trains: 3 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

 

Press Release from Kings Dominion:

Record Breaking Roller Coaster Planned for Kings Dominion in 2008

 

KINGS DOMINION, Virginia – Kings Dominion will soar to new heights in 2008 with the introduction of its 14th roller coaster, Dominator. Debuting in late spring, this innovative 4,210-foot steel coaster will be the longest floorless coaster in the world and have the tallest roller coaster loop.

 

Riders will board the coaster on the east side of International Street, just behind the park’s Berserker ride. Once seated, guests begin their journey with a short, twisted U-turn and climb the 161 foot-tall lift hill. After the 32 passenger train crests the top of the lift, riders are sent flying down a 157 foot drop, eventually speeding into the gut-wrenching, record-breaking vertical loop, which stands 135 feet tall. Four additional inversions will follow during Dominator’s two minute and six second, adrenaline pumping experience.

 

“Kings Dominion is known for having one of the country’s widest varieties of roller coasters,” said Pat Jones, Kings Dominion’s vice president and general manager. “Dominator is the perfect definition of the word “thrill” and reflects our commitment to combining one-of-a-kind attractions with fantastic family entertainment. We’re looking for some real thrill seekers who are up for the challenge and ready to take total control their ride experience.”

 

Dominator joins a portfolio of 13 industry-leading roller coasters including Volcano, The Blast Coaster, Flight of Fear (the world’s first coaster with LIM launch technology), Anaconda, The Grizzly and the Rebel Yell.

 

Kings Dominion will open in 2008 for weekend operation on Saturday, March 22. Daily operation begins Saturday, May 24. Water Works Water Park opens Saturday, May 24. For more information, guests can call the park at (804) 876-5000 or visit online at www.kingsdominion.com.

 

Season Passes, which include free parking in 2008, are now on sale at the park, by calling (800) 553-PASS (7277) or online at www.kingsdominion.com. Discounted park tickets also are available when purchased in advance online at www.kingsdominion.com.

 

Kings Dominion is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Kings Dominion, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also owns and operates Star Trek: The Experience, an interactive adventure located in Las Vegas, and operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

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I knew Cedar Fair would tout this ride as "Brand new" calling it record breaking and all. I hope they paint it up to look good, the colors look like crap now.

 

 

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It is a good coaster, and a good fit for Kings Dominion. Especially with them taking out Hypersonic.

 

Of course they'll get short changed for 2009 with a stupid used boomerang, but I guess its a trade-off.

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From what I've heard, aside from the launch Hypersonic is a pos. I'd take the best floorless and a boomerang for that anyday!

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redsoxfan, you got your wish. The Dominator's track is now colored orange with a silver lining. helix.jpg

The initial loop is still yellow, however.

 

I rode this on Thursday, and it's amazing! Hats off to B&M for another great coaster.

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Even though it definitely fit better at its original home, the ride was still fun. It was good, not amazing. Though you do get ejector off the mid-course break run and it is smilk smooth. Though I find it a tad overrated... it still beats Medusa and Hydra.

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