7 Best Kings Dominion Rides | Easily Explained

In this guide we will list out the best rides that Kings Dominion offers, how each one is unique, and actual (point of view) videos of the rides!

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    1. Dominator

    Dominator is one of the world’s longest steel coasters without floors, that also features one of the tallest vertical loops in the world at 135 feet… 

    If you enjoy an action packed ride at high speeds, with non stop action from beginning to end, look no further.

    On this ride you will reach speeds of 65 miles per hour, and it is easily one of the most popular rides with visitors.

    If you think that you have a good 'poker face', this ride will put that to the test.

    Duration

    2 minutes.

    Fun Facts

    This ride was opened on May 24th 2008.

    2. Grizzly

    Also known as “The Grizzly Kings Dominion”, the first thing that you will notice is this is roller coaster is made of wood.

    kings dominion grizzly

    This attraction will take you through what resembles a Grizzly bears home, however unlike other rides, you aren't able to see ahead to brace yourself and mentally prepare.

    This means that every moment of this ride is filled with suspense as you wait to see where you’ll be taken next.

    Duration

    2 minutes 30 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    This is one of the older parks in the ride, and a true classic, as it originally opened in 1982.

    3. Intimidator 305

    Like an adrenaline boost? Look no further. On this ride, you will reach speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

    intimidator 305

    Hooked yet? The first drop of the ride is over 300 feet at an 85 degree angle.

    As a rider, you will quickly find out why the name of the ride is Intimidator.

    This fan favorite, high speed ride full of twists and turns will certainly give you an experience of a lifetime.

    Duration

    3 minutes.

    Fun Facts

    This ride cost $25,000,000 to build.

    4. Twisted Timbers

    Our favorite coaster in the park.

    This ride begins with an initial barrel drop that will immediately set the tone for the rest of the ride.

    twisted timbers kings dominion

    Unlike other rides, this ride has a very smooth feel to it as it glides up and down the hills while seamlessly twisting and transitioning through tight turns.

    Twisted Timbers also features 3 inversions and reaches speeds of 54 miles per hour.

    This is a perfect ride to hop on after experiencing a wooden ride like Grizzly, as it'll be the complete opposite experience in terms of how smooth it is.

    Make no mistake about it though, this is still a fast ride!

    Duration

    Around 2 minutes.

    Fun Facts

    This is one of the newer rides at the park as it opened in March of 2018.

    5. Flight of Fear

    If you’re looking for a combination of acceleration and an adrenaline pump in the dark this is the ride for you.

    flight of fear kings dominion

    In only 4 seconds, you will experience how it feels to fly from 0 to 54 miles per hour.

    However, due to this being a dark ride, it will feel much faster than that.

    This is truly a must-do ride, as riding in the dark at high speeds with quick turns, without being able to see what part of the track is next will have you on the edge of your seat... Literally!

    Duration

    1 minute.

    Fun fact

    It was the world’s first roller coaster to launch Linear Induction Motor technology, immediately separating itself from other rides.

    6. Anaconda

    Anaconda opened in 1991 and was the first Kings Dominion roller coaster to feature more than 1 inversion.

    anaconda kings dominion

    Featuring a steep initial drop, you will have great views of the coaster and surrounding areas until you drop under the water for a split second.

    Nicknamed Anaconda due to the turns at high speeds, this is most definitely a fan favorite.

    Duration

    1 minute 50 seconds.

    7. Avalanche

    This unique roller coaster was actually inspired by Olympic Bobsleds, and they adapted that layout into the actual ride.

    avalanche kings dominion

    This coaster does not have tracks allowing the rider to move freely as if really riding in a bobsled.

    Opened in 1988, this is one of the all time classic rides that you have to experience for yourself.

    Duration

    1 minute 30 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    This bobsled roller coaster features 7 cars per train and reaches speeds of up to 41 miles per hour.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the Scariest Ride in Kings Dominion?

    The scariest ride at this park is hands down Intimidator 305. You'll reach speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, and the first drop of the ride is over 300 feet at an 85 degree angle. Combine all three of these aspects, and it's the perfect formula to be the scariest ride.

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