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Video Description - Published on Jul/31/2009
Kings Dominion is an amusement park located in Doswell, VA, 23 miles north of Richmond and 83 miles south of Washington, DC on I-95.

The 400-acre (1.6 km2) park is currently owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, and was part of the former Paramount Parks chain that Cedar Fair acquired from CBS Corporation on Jun 30, 2006.

The park was named after its sister park, Kings Island in Kings Mills, Ohio, which opened in 1972.

Kings Dominions name was more than likely a reference to Virginias nickname as the "Old Dominion".

It offers a full day of fun with more than 50 rides, seven roller coasters, live family entertainment and a 19-acre water park.

It is known to have some of the best roller coasters in the east coast.

The amusement park is very crowded on the weekends and because of its central location in Virginia. If you can plan to visit on a weekday, the lines are usually shorter.

Kings Dominion is open weekends from April 4th through Memorial Day and daily Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The park is also open weekends from Labor Day through October. Kings Dominion opens at 10:30 a.m. everyday. Waterworks Water Park opens at noon, weather permitting May 23 - Sept 7. Closing times vary throughout the season.

Current rides/attractions.

International Street.

International Street is the parks main street area, which greets guests when they enter the park. Both sides of the street are lined with shops, including two park-related souvenir shops just inside the parks front gate.

* Grande Bandstand features live concerts.
* Berserker (opened 1984) is a swinging Viking ship similar to a Looping Starship.

* Eiffel Tower (opened 1975) is a 1/3 scale replica of the Eiffel Tower; guests may ride elevators up to its observation deck at 275 feet (84 m).

* Action Theater motion simulator attraction has been open in the park since 1993.
* Dominator (opened 2008) is a floorless roller coaster built by Bolliger and Mabillard.

Old Virginia

Along with International Street, Old Virginia is the only original section of Kings Dominion that has kept its same name throughout the parks history; one of its current attractions, the Shenandoah Lumber Company (Log Flume), is one of the parks longest-running rides.

* Kings Dominion Theater
* Flying Eagles
* Shenandoah Log Flume
* White Water Canyon
* Blue Ridge Tollway
* Grizzly (opened 1982).

The Grove.

The Grove, which opened with the park in 1975 as "Coney Island," was renamed Candy Apple Grove, and is currently Kings Dominions largest section.

* Carousel
* Ricochet
* Triple Spin
* Dodgem Bumper Cars
* Drop Tower Scream Zone
* Hurler
* Rebel Yell
* Shockwave
* Wave Swinger
* Xtreme SkyFlyer
* El Dorado
* Americana.

Nickelodeon Central

* Meet Blue
* Nickelodeon Meet and Greet
* The Showplace
* Slime Zone
* Rugrats Toonpike
* Nickelodeon Space Surfer.

Kidzville.

* Treasure Cave
* Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Mansion
* Kidz Construction Company
* Alleycat 500
* Boo Boos Tree Swings
* Boulder Bumpers
* Dick Dastardlys Airfield
* George Jetsons Spaceport
* Hucks Hot Rods
* Ranger Smiths Jeep Tours
* Topcats Turnpike
* Touche Turtles Clipper
* Taxi Jam Coaster
* Scooby-Doos Ghoster Coaster
* KidZVille Gazebo.

Congo.

Congo is Kings Dominions westernmost and predominantly African-themed section. It was inspired by one of the parks original attractions, the Lion Country Safari.

* Avalanche
* Scrambler
* Anaconda
* Backlot Stunt Coaster
* The Crypt
* Volcano
* Flight of Fear.

WaterWorks.

WaterWorks, Kings Dominions water park, can be thought of in terms of its two sides, Northside which was formerly known as Hurricane Reef, and Southside which is the newer section of WaterWorks.

* Lazy Rider
* Baja Bends
* Spiral Chute
* Shoot the Curl
* FreeStylin
* Big Wave Bay
* Surf City Splash House
* Lil Barefoot Beach
* Pipeline Peak
* Tidal Wave Bay
* Tornado
* Zoom Flume.

Thrill Rides
Family Rides
For the Kids
Live Shows
WaterWorks
Dining
Shopping.

City(s) = Doswell; State(s) = VA; Country = USA.

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