PAST ATTRACTIONS


40 Years of Memories Relived


Kings Dominion started in 1974 with the opening of Lion Country Safari along with a preview center for the park. A year later, Kings Dominion opened to nearly 20,000 guests on its first day. Since then, many rides and attractions have brought families to Kings Dominion to create memories that last a lifetime. Below is a look back as some of the more popular past attractions that have come and gone over the years. 

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Lion Country Safari
Lion Country Safari

Kings Dominion’s Lion Country Safari opened in April 1974. Visitors were able to drive through this animal safari which housed 100 different types of birds and animals.

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Carousel History
Carousel History

Built in 1917, the Carousel is the 44th of its kind built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. In 1974, the Carousel was purchased from Roger Williams Amusement Park in Rhode Island and was refurbished to open at Kings Dominion in 1975.

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Popular Attractions
Popular Attractions

Over the past 40 years, Kings Dominion has been home to many fan-favorite rides, from the family rides to the towering roller coasters.

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