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Kings Dominion

Doswell, Virginia

Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia is one of the most popular theme parks on the East Coast. This 400-acre park is situated 75 miles south of Washington D.C. and offers over 60 rides, 15 of which are roller coasters and a 20-acre waterpark that is included with admission called WaterWorks. The park also offers live entertainment, concerts, plus a variety of food and concessions for its guests.

The name of the park originates in part from its sister park Kings Island and the nickname for the sate of Virginia – Old Dominion. Designed with a similar layout to Kings Island guests enter through International Street with a replica of the Eiffel Tower standing at the far end. Other areas of the park include Old Virginia, The Grove, Congo, Kidzville, Planet Snoopy featuring the PEANUTS™ characters and WaterWorks.

One of the newest attractions at the park is Dinosaurs Alive! (upcharge attraction), a dinosaur-themed animatronics attraction featuring most species of dinosaurs.

Roller coaster fans will want to try Intimidator 305, one of the tallest roller coaster rides in the world or the Dominator a thrilling floorless, looping coaster. The park also is home to four wooden coasters – Rebel Yell, Hurler, Grizzly and Ghoster Coaster.

For young children Planet Snoopy stars Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the PEANUTS™ gang with themed rides, shows and attractions just for kids. Nearby, Kidzville continues the offerings for the park's youngest guests.

During the warm summer months WaterWorks offers the perfect place to cool off. This 20-acre waterpark has a large variety of attractions, including two wave pools, a lazy river tube ride and dozens of waterslides.

In addition to the rides and waterpark, the park offers a lineup of live entertainment, shows, special events and plays hosts to numerous groups throughout the year. It's no wonder that people of all ages love Kings Dominion.

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Park Information

Park type: Theme Park
Opening year: 1975
Park size: 400 acres
Attractions: 60
Roller Coasters: 12
See: Kings Dominion Roller Coasters

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Operating Season

Late-March through October

Park Location

16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047

Phone: (804) 876-5000

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