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Volcano The Blast Coaster

Kings Dominion

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On February 8, 2019 Kings Dominion announced that Volcano The Blast Coaster would be shut down for good due to maintenance and reliability issues.

The world's first launched inverted roller coaster. Volcano The Blast Coaster at Kings Dominion was a uniquely themed, inverted coaster. Riders flew into the heart of a volcano and blasted up and out of its top through the use of electromagnetic energy or LIMs. The roller coaster then continued outside the volcano with three heartline inversions as the train traveled 2,757 feet of tubular steel track.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1998 Steel Launched Inverted Multielement Intamin AG

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 80 feet
  • Height: 155 feet
  • Inversions: 4
  • Launch: LIM
  • Length: 2,757 feet
  • Trains: 3 - 16 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 15 seconds
  • Top Speed: 70 mph

Volcano The Blast Coaster Facts & History

Intamin 'Suspended Catapult' model

Inversions: Roll Coaster, Three Heartline Rolls

Opening date: August 3, 1998

Train has four cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

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