InvadR The Vikings are taking over New France this spring as Busch Gardens Williamsburg adds InvadR to its collection of world-class coasters. This family thrill ride will be the park’s first wooden coaster. Fly over InvadR’s nine air-time hills, including a 74-foot plunge that reaches speeds of almost 50 miles per hour.
Tempesto recreates the signature stunt of the classic Italian daredevil for which it is named. Tight turns are entered at 63 miles per hour only to complete inversions at 154 feet. Three launches create the signature loop-the-loop in this invigorating 55-second ride.
Verbolten®, sends guests on a fun and mystifying family adventure through the mythical Black Forest. Situated in the park’s Oktoberfest village, this indoor-outdoor roller coaster features two magnetic launch elements, North America’s only horizontal drop and a breathtaking view of the Rhine River. A German tourist center serves as the launching point for an autobahn touring experience that will keep the whole family on the edge of their seats.
Apollo's Chariot® is the park's thrilling hypercoaster. You'll be forced to hold on to your seats as you plummet a combined 825 feet ... that's the deepest dive of any steel roller coaster in the world! Seats are elevated, giving riders a thrilling free-flight sensation.
Defining a whole new generation of roller coasters is Griffon®, the world's tallest and first floorless dive coaster. The park's steel marvel plunges thrill-seekers a record-breaking 205 feet at 75 miles per hour. Named for a mythical beast that is part eagle and part lion, Griffon is an adrenaline-pumping adventure that's unlike any coaster experience in the world.
Continually rated a favorite by park guests, the Loch Ness Monster® gives a peek at Scotland's most infamous serpent. For more than 30 years, "Nessie" has hurled passengers along 3,240 feet of steel track into the air, over water and through a dark cave. It is the world's first, and currently only, interlocking, double-looping, steel roller coaster. Since its debut, the Loch Ness Monster coaster trains have traveled a distance equivalent to 150 trips around the world.
Alpengeist® takes skiers for the snow blast of their lives when an innocent ski lift goes berserk, flipping and spinning on a breathtaking avalanche of adventure. Alpengeist moves so fast that your dangling feet get as cold as they would in the Alps. It's the world's tallest, fastest, most twisted inverted steel roller coaster.Doswell
Delirium is Kings Dominion's newest thrill ride! Delirium is a powerful, spinning pendulum on which 40 riders are strapped into their seats, facing outward on a giant ring. As their feet dangle, they begin slowly swinging back and forth while the ring starts to rotate. The ride quickly gains momentum and before they know it, riders are getting swirling views of the park.
Planet Snoopy expansion, new in 2017! Planet Snoopy has been a family fun favorite at Kings Dominion since 2013. It’s getting even more fun, laughs and thrills. The world’s largest PEANUTS™-themed children’s area is growing with the addition of three new rides. Take a spin on Sally’s Sea Plane, rev your engines on PEANUTS™ 500 or help Charlie rescue his kite from The Kite Eating Tree! Joe Cool's Driving School lets kids experience the fun of the hectic highway as you drive a pint-sized car around the Planet Snoopy Expressway. The Woodstock Express has Woodstock is in charge of this high-speed wooden roller coaster with several quick turns that is perfect for the entire family to enjoy. And there's so many more!
Intimidator 305 - a stupendous Giga-coaster named after NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt and the coaster's 305' hill.
Dominator offers steep climbs and just as steep falls that lead into a gut-wrenching, record-breaking vertical loop. You'll love this adrenaline-pumping ride!
Backlot Stunt Coaster puts you behind the wheel of a tricked-out MINI Cooper. Twist through a parking garage, dodge near-collisions, race down stairs, chase through tunnels and barely escape massive explosions.
A launch coaster, Volcano: The Blast Coaster, shoots passengers straight up and out of an erupting volcano and plummets them 80 feet at more than 70 mph! Invert four times and circle back around the mountain before dropping another 80 feet like red-hot lava!
The Flight of Fear blasts riders to a speed of 53 mph within four seconds and in complete darkness. This enclosed ride is based on the '60s sci-fi TV series, The Outer Limits. Speeding through 30 vertical turns amid an alien invasion makes this flight quite frightening.Get wrapped up in the coils of Anaconda as you drop 144 feet to speed through an underwater tunnel.
The Shockwave stand-up coaster takes riders through a 360-degree horizontal loop.
Older fanatics remember when all roller coasters were wooden. KD has three wood-framed coasters . . . more than any other theme park in the USA.
- The Grizzly, with its double figure-eight, was modeled after Coney Island's Wildcat (1911-1964).
- Don't miss the everpopular Rebel Yell, where one coaster moves forward as a second coaster moves backward.
- Richochet makes some tight hairpen turns and drops 50 feet.
Last Updated: 3/29/2017