• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Fastest, Tallest Roller Coaster Opening at Kings Dominion

kings dominion new coaster doswell va Living in Williamsburg VA we sometimes forget about Virginia’s other theme park. Maybe its time for a road trip.

Kings Dominion’s newest roller coaster, the Intimidator 305, is set for its inaugural day in operation this Friday.

Intimidator 305, only the second Giga-coaster ever built in North America, will be the tallest and fastest roller coaster of its type on the East Coast. The lift hill will stand a towering 305 feet at its highest peak ( In contrast, Busch Garden’s Griffon is 205 feet high) ; descend 300 feet at an 85 degree-angle and thunder along the track at speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour during its three minute race to the finish. The trains, fashioned after Dale Earnhardt’s signature black car, will roar through six airtime humps plus three high-speed turns and the experience will have guests screaming for another lap around the track.

Intimidator 305 will break records as the single largest capital investment in the history of Kings Dominion,” said Pat Jones, Kings Dominion’s vice president and general manager. “The numbers speak for themselves, at a cost of $25 million, a lift hill and first drop close to the height of the park’s landmark Eiffel Tower. Intimidator 305 will be located in the park’s Congo section and becomes Kings Dominion’s 15th world-class roller coaster.

The zippy roller coaster — which includes trains fashioned after Earnhardt’s black race car — is not the only addition to the park this year. On May 22, a new 20-acre water park, located within the boundaries of Kings Dominion, will open for operation. Admission to the new attraction will be included in the general admission ticket.

Find out more here

Kings Dominion  is located  in Doswell, VA just north of Richmond on I-95

 

 

KEY STATISTICS

Track Length:
5,100 feet

Maximum Height:
305 feet

Lift Hill Angle:
45 degrees

Length of First Drop:
300 feet

Angle of First Drop:
85 degrees

Fastest Speed:
Excess of 90 MPH

Ride Time:
3 minutes

Airtime Humps:
6 including S-curve transitions

High Speed Turns:
3 at ground level

Investment:
$25 million

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: