World-Renowned, Nik Wallenda will Attempt to Walk 100-feet High Above Kings Dominion’s Iconic Water Fountains Sunday August 9, at 5 PM
Nik Wallenda brings his unique high-wire thrills to Central Virginia’s “Thrill Capital, ” Kings Dominion. For most people, challenging Kings Dominion’s 14 roller coasters is a daring experience, but for Nik Wallenda, the park’s scream machines are mere child’s play.
As a seventh-generation member of the world-famous Wallenda family of daredevils, Nik Wallenda is known for performing death-defying stunts. On August 9 at Kings Dominion, Wallenda will push the limits of what his great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, started more than 100 years ago with a spectacular high-wire walk on a cable suspended 100 feet in the air from the park’s front gate to the Eiffel Tower – a distance of more than 600 feet – with no safety nets or harnesses.
Wallenda has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records twice. His first record came in Kurashiki, Japan in 2001 when he was part of an eight-person pyramid. In October, 2008, he broke the record for the longest distance and greatest high-wire height ever traveled by bicycle, riding a distance of 150 feet 20 stories above the ground in Newark, New Jersey. Wallenda’s walk is scheduled for 5:00pm and is included free with park admission.
The walk at Kings Dominion is part of the Nik Wallenda’s Walk Across America Tour this summer at Cedar Fair parks, which are some of the most popular amusement parks on the planet.
Kings Dominion is open daily until September 7, 2009 and weekends for Halloween Haunt beginning September 26 through November 1. 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 14 World-Class scream-machines, two children’s areas, 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 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 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.