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PRESS RELESE: KD ANNOUNCES TWO NEW RIDES FOR 09
11-20-2008, 10:39 AM
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PRESS RELESE: KD ANNOUNCES TWO NEW RIDES FOR 09
DOSWELL, VA – Kings Dominion will debut two new family rides when the park opens for its 2009 season. Americana, a giant 110-foot Ferris wheel, and El Dorado, a high-in-the-sky swinging pendulum ride will be added to Kings Dominion’s impressive lineup of family friendly attractions. Americana and El Dorado will be located in the amusement park’s Grove area, adjacent to the Rebel Yell and Hurler roller coasters.

Americana, the first Ferris wheel to be introduced at Kings Dominion in the park’s 35-year history, will feature 24 six-person gondolas that the entire family, including adventuresome grandparents can enjoy. Ferris wheels have long been a staple of American amusement parks since the rides introduction at the Chicago World Expo in 1893, and Kings Dominion’s new Americana Ferris wheel will bring the history and romance of a boardwalk favorite to the park’s midway in 2009.

El Dorado is a family friendly thrill ride that sits up to 40 riders in a blue 1950’s style El Dorado convertible car. The car acts as a pendulum, as it rotates riders to a height of 85 feet in the air in two different directions during an approximately two minute ride. El Dorado takes the concept of the family “going for a spin” to a whole new level.

The two new ride additions will compliment the other 60 rides and attractions Kings Dominion offers, making the park one of the largest amusement parks in the eastern region of the United States. “The addition of Americana and El Dorado reflects our commitment to offering entertaining and exciting rides and attractions for the entire family,” said Pat Jones, Kings Dominion’s vice president and general manager. “With the introduction of the popular Dominator rollercoaster in 2008, and now Americana and El Dorado in 2009, Kings Dominion is leading the way in providing great value for families while creating memories that last a lifetime.”

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. Kings Dominion will re-open for the 2009 season on Saturday, April 4. For more information about Kings Dominion please visit <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.KingsDominion.com">www.KingsDominion.com</a><!-- w -->.

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.
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11-20-2008, 09:10 PM
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Finally an official announcement, any idea why there opening in April this year

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12-22-2008, 09:11 PM
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^yeah that is weird
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12-28-2008, 08:48 PM
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Don't they usually open in March?
Maybe it's some weird new CF policy..?
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12-29-2008, 11:51 AM
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^ or it's weather.
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12-29-2008, 11:54 AM
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Maybe because a lot of schools aren't on Spring Break until April?
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12-30-2008, 03:42 PM
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^KD and Hanover County have a deal (at least as far as I know) that KD will open the whole week Hanover County Schools are on Spring Break, then they go to the every weekend thing. The last week of summer vacation for HCPS is also the last week that KD is open every day of the week.

I'm just gonna say "Best Park Employee since 2009..."

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01-24-2009, 08:50 PM
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I know that Chesterfield County Schools Spring Break is also the 6th(my birthday Big Grin) through the 10th.
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03-31-2009, 10:16 AM
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Whoo
I cnt wait for Americana and El Dorado. 8) 8)

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