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Amusement Parks: Kings Dominion’s 305-foot tall Steel Giga-Coaster Stands Tall and America’s Top Dog, Snoopy, has arrived in Doswell


Intimidator 305’s last piece of steel erected, while Snoopy and the PEANUTS Gang settle into their new Home at Kings Dominion, Planet Snoopy

The most exciting ride in Kings Dominion’s 35-year history is standing tall as the last piece of track was lifted into place Jan. 9, 2010. Intimidator(TM)305 is a mammoth 5, 100-foot long steel Giga-coaster, that takes its name from one of stock car racing’s most beloved and tenacious drivers, Dale Earnhardt, "The Intimidator(TM)" along with the height of the coaster’s lift hill, 305 feet.

Intimidator(TM)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, close to the height of the park’s signature Eiffel Tower, and will descend 300 feet at an 85 degree-angle and thunder along the track at speeds in excess of 92 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 have guests screaming for another lap around the track. For more information, statistics, virtual animations, construction photos, blogs, live webcam and much more on Intimidator(TM)305, please visit Intimidator(TM)305 is scheduled to open with the park on April 2, 2010.

In addition to Intimidator(TM)305, America’s Top Dog, Snoopy, has arrived at Kings Dominion! Snoopy, along with Charlie Brown, Woodstock and the entire PEANUTS Gang are settling into their new home, Planet Snoopy (formerly known as Nickelodeon Central/Hanna Barbara).

Kings Dominion’s guests can enjoy over 60 rides, slides and attraction all season long with a Kings Dominion Season Pass. Season Passes include entrance into the Kings Dominion, access to Intimidator(TM)305 and 14 other amazing roller coasters, WaterWorks, a 20-acre waterpark, and Haunt, the Mid-Atlantic’s largest Halloween themed event.

Kings Dominion will open in 2010 daily for spring break week on Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 11 and weekends April 17 through Monday May 24. Daily operation begins Friday, June 4. WaterWorks Waterpark opens Saturday, May 29.

Kings Dominion is a 400-acre amusement park and waterpark, that is home to over 60 total rides, slides, live shows and attractions. The park features one of the largest roller coaster collections on the East-Coast, with 15 World-Class scream-machines, large children’s area, and WaterWorks, a 20-acre water playground. Kings Dominion is located at exit 98 on I-95, north of Richmond. For more information about Kings Dominion and complete operating hours, please visit

About Kings Dominion

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 waterparks, one indoor waterpark resort, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

See also:
Amusment Parks: All You Fear is Here at Kings Dominion
Roller Coasters: Kings Dominion to Introduce $25 Million Steel Giga-Coaster In 2010

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