April 1, 2009
Doswell, VA -- Two new attractions to debut at Kings Dominion amusement park as the park kicks off its 2009 season on Saturday, April 12. Celebrating over 30 years of family fun, the Mid-Atlantic's premier amusement park will open its newest attractions − Americana and El Dorado.
Americana, a 110-foot giant Ferris wheel, features 24 six-person gondolas that the entire family can enjoy. Ferris wheels have long been a staple of American amusement parks since the rides introduction at the Chicago World Expo in 1893.
El Dorado is a family friendly thrill ride that accommodates 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 the two-minute ride.
Kings Dominion will be open daily through April 12 for spring break and then weekends through May 17. Daily operations and WaterWorks water park opens Saturday, May 23.
Kings Dominion is a 400-acre amusement park and water park featuring 60 rides, slides, live shows and attractions, including 14 world-class roller coasters.
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