Monday, August 17, 2009

Volcano Ride Kings Dominion

Posted by Louie at 11:35 PM
Volcano Roller Coaster at Kings Dominion Soar to new heights on Dominator. This innovative 4,210-foot steel coaster will be the longest floorless coaster in the world. Fly through gut-wrenching loops, rolls and corkscrews at speeds up to 65 mph!

Washingtonian Magazine ranks it the best rollercoaster in the country. And it’s no wonder. Volcano: The Blast Coaster has been thrilling guests at Kings Dominion for nine years. Created by renowned thrill ride designers at Intamin AG in Switzerland, Volcano debuted in 1998 as the world’s “first inverted linear induction motor-launched (LIM) rollercoaster”—featuring the world’s tallest inversion. With over 2,700 feet of track, it is also Kings Dominion’s longest coaster, and for many thrill-seekers, its most exciting, with three zero-gravity, heart-pounding, barrel-roll inversions.

Feel the tension build as you slowly creep away from the station and float through a 90-degree bend to the left and over a pool of water. Then, erupt! Fly into the heart of darkness in the rumbling, smoke-spewing Volcano at speeds of over 70 mph. Blast into daylight again, curve around the back of the mountain, and then soar back into the mountain’s pitch-black core. Then, rocket 155 feet straight up and out of the top of the crater through a sidewinder inversion. Next, curve to the front of the mountain for another barrel-role, and top it off with an exhilarating grand finale—an 80-foot plummet into the base of the volcano before pulling back to the station. Head spinning. Heart pounding. Heat rising.

One trip on Volcano: The Blast Coaster, and you’ll know why so many call it the quintessential thrill-seeking experience. Feel the rumble. Let the lava flow. It’s smokin’!

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