Kings Dominion’s Lion Country Safari animal exhibit broke ground 1973 and opened a year later. On May 3, 1975, less than two years after the initial groundbreaking, the dream became reality when Kings Dominion opened to the public.» View More
A long tradition of creating traditions.
It started as a dream. Taft Broadcasting Company and the Kroger Company (known as Family Leisure Centers, Inc.) joined to develop a family amusement park north of Richmond, Virginia, and south of Washington, DC. They thoughtfully and carefully planned for one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life rides, attractions, entertainment, live shows and special events.
Several new attractions were added to Kings Dominion in the 1980’s, including several fan-favorites in the mountain. New roller coasters were also built, some of which are still at the park today.» View More
During the 1990’s, the children’s area of Kings Dominion received a fresh new look, the park built its first-ever water park Hurricane Reef and the popular Volcano: The Blast Coaster emerged on the scene.» View More
Kings Dominion celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2000 and throughout the decade continued to build the reputation as the rollercoaster capital of the Mid-Atlantic.» View More
Planet Snoopy emerges as the world’s largest PEANUTS-themed children’s area in the world with 18 total rides and the park soars to new heights with the record-breaking Intimidator 305 roller coaster.» View More