THE 2010'S


Breaking More Records, Celebrating a Milestone


The first half of the decade at Kings Dominion has been AWESOME, FANTASTIC and absolutely SENSATIONAL, with incredible new rides, attractions and loads of international acclaim. Plus, our 40th Celebration starts!

Join in the celebration by posting past and present stories and photos on social media using the hashtag #KD40. Test your KD knowledge with our KD Trivia throughout this page. Answers are at the bottom.

2010
Intimidator 305™ dominated industry headlines as the tallest and fastest roller coaster of its kind on the East Coast. With a towering height of 305 feet and lightening speeds of 90 miles per hour, it’s a must for thrill seekers.

Planet Snoopy, celebrating the beloved beagle and the whole PEANUTS™ gang, offered a fresh, new look for the children’s area.

KD Trivia #1: Intimidator 305™ is named after whom?

2011
Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular illuminated the night with more than a million LED lights in this night-time, walk-through light and sound experience featuring Snoopy and the PEANUTS™ gang.

2012
Dinosaurs Alive! opened as a unique, six-acre animatronic dinosaur park. Visitors can step back in time to periods between 245 and 65 million years ago to witness 36 life-sized, life-like dinosaurs on display in a spectacular, outdoor Jurassic forest setting.

WindSeeker opened to visitors’ delight, spinning them in two-person swings more than 30 stories high and at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. At the top, the swings flare out to almost 45 degrees.

KD Trivia #2: On a clear day, riders on the WindSeeker can see how far?

2013
Planet Snoopy debuted 8 new rides for a total of 18 and set a record as the world’s largest PEANUTS™- themed children’s area. Amusement Today, an industry publication, recognized the attraction as one of the top children’s areas in the theme park industry.

Seven new live shows opened, giving Kings Dominion the most expansive entertainment line-up in years.

2014
Join us to make history this year! It’s our 40th, but this celebration is all about YOU! We’ve taken all of the thrills, chills, smiles and dazzling moments of our history and crafted them into a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Beloved attractions are back and new ones are sure to please. Get the latest scoop by visiting this page frequently.

KD Trivia #3: What favorite frozen treat is back for the 40th Celebration?

KD Trivia Answers
#1: The late NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt
#2: 18 miles
#3: Blue ice cream!