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Kings Dominion
16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, Virginia 23047, USA
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Roller Coaster Photos
Apple Zapple
Back Lot Stunt Coaster
Flight of Fear
Great Pumpkin Coaster
HyperSonic XLC
King Cobra
Racer 75
Volcano, The Blast Coaster
Woodstock Express
Twisted Timbers (new for 2018, need photos)

Other Ride Photos
Bad Apple
Blue Ridge Tollway
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
The Crypt
Dinosaurs Alive
Drop Tower
Eiffel Tower
El Dorado
Flying Ace
Flying Eagles
Shenandoah Lumber Company
Treasure Cave
Wave Swinger
White Water Canyon

TPR Trip Reports
East Coast Bash 2010
Intimidator 305 Media Day - April 2nd, 2010
Theme Park Review's 2008 East Coast Trip
Hypersonic XLC Media Day 2001
Photos From Robb & Elissa's "June Trip" - 2001

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
April 9th, 2016 by themeparkjunkie51290
July 23rd, 2015 by Brassinthegrass
October 8th, 2014 by cfc
April 27th, 2014 by Nickstroberg
March 31st, 2014 by KDGY75
October 21st, 2013 (Haunt 2013) by cfc
December 4th, 2013 by mattnz
August 4th, 2012 by midgetman82
August, 2011 by BigDipper 80
August, 2010 by Divv3k
August 13th, 2008 by Hhappy
May 28th, 2008 by hansrubens
April 14th, 2007 by carolinacaniac
March 31st, 2007 by cfc
November 6th, 2006 by pkdcoaster
October 16th, 2006 by cfc
July 23rd, 2006 by cfc
June 12th, 2006 by Erik Johnson
May 27th, 2006 by pkdcoaster
April 9th, 2006 by DerekRx
October 25th, 2005 by cfc
Retro 1992 by Geauga Dog

Although it's tempting to hit Dominator first because of its location, your best bet is to get to the park before opening and head for Volcano right at rope drop. Intimidator 305, Flight of Fear, and Backlot Stunt Coaster are located in the same general area. Then you might want to head over to ride Twisted Timbers. The park's bobsled coaster, Avalanche, doesn't open before noon and tends to draw a long line. After riding Dominator (and the Boo Blasters shooting dark ride, if you like), you can pick up the park's remaining coasters at your leisure.
As is true of many other Cedar Fair parks, food offerings at KD tend to be expensive and low quality (for example, two slices of pizza and a soft drink cost more than $12). If you must eat at the park, your best bets are Panda Express, Chick Fil-A (except on Sunday--all ala carte), and Outer Hank's Shrimp Shack. If you want to leave the park to eat, there are a fair number of chain restaurants available in Ashland, just one exit south off I-95.
Operating Season
The park is open weekends through April and May, with daily operation starting around Memorial Day and lasting through Labor Day. The park is open weekends in September (but check the park calendar regarding corporate buyouts) and October (for Haunt).
Established Seasonal events
Haunt is KD's biggest annual event. During October, the park is open from 7:00 pm to midnight on Fridays (the best nights to visit), but open all day on Saturday and Sunday. Most rides (except for water ridesand Hurler) operate during Haunt. Kidsville and Camp Snoopy close early before Haunt begins. Mazes start opening at 6:00 pm, and scarezones at 7:00 pm.

Taste of Virginia is a Food and Wine festival that generally occurs over three weekends in May

Winterfest occurs in November and December (mostly on weekends) with limited ride openings
Access & Location
KD is located in Doswell, Va. Take exit 98 off of I-95. The park is 20 miles north of Richmond and 75 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Nearby Lodging
Kings Dominion offers Camp Wilderness where you can choose between primitive tent sites, group fields or air conditioned cabins. RV hook-ups are also available. The Best Western Kings Dominion is located adjacent to KD's parking lot (it has a Denny's Restaurant, as well). There are three hotels across the street from the park entrance: Days Inn, Comfort Suites, and Country Inn and Suites. Hotels can be found in nearby Ashland, too.
Virtual Queue Options
Kings Island offers "Fast Lane" at two different levels
KD is known more for thrill rides than shows, but there is a show for families starring the Peanuts gang and a stage show in the Kings Dominion Theatre in Old Virignia. There are special shows during Haunt, as well.
Intimidator 305 Roller Coaster POV
Shockwave Stand Up Roller Coaster POV
Volcano The Blast Coaster POV

Mark's Postcard Paradise - late 1970's ticket booklet
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1978 Souvenir Book
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1979 Park Brochure
Mark's Postcard Paradise - 1978 Park Brochure
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1979 Information Kit
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1980 Brochure
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1980 Park Guide
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1982 Park Guide
Mark's Postcard Paradise - 1981 Park Brochure
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1982 Grizzly Promotional Material
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1987 Park Brochure
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1991 Park Brochure
Shane's Amusement Attic - 1992 Park Brochure
Mark's Postcard Paradise - Various Postcards

Park Maps
1977 Park Map
1982 Park Map
1987 Park Map
1992 Park Map
2004 Park Map
2007 Park Map
2010 Park Map
2010 Park Map (Halloween Haunt)
2012 Park Map
2012 Park Map (Halloween Haunt)

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