Popular Attractions


Classic Rides of Yesteryear


Over the past 40 years, Kings Dominion has been home to many fan-favorite rides, from the family rides to the towering roller coasters. Learn more about the more popular attractions that have come and gone over the years. 

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Apple Turnover 1976 - 1993
Apple Turnover 1976 - 1993

Located in the Candy Apple Grove section of the park, Apple Turnover was a circular gondola ride, where you sat inside a pod.

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Diamond Falls 1985 - 2002
Diamond Falls 1985 - 2002

This classic boat ride in Safari Village took families over a 70 foot cascading waterfall into the lake below sending a giant wave of water over guests on the observation decks above

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El Dorado 2009 - 2011
El Dorado 2009 - 2011

The family friendly thrill ride featured a throwback to a blue 1950’s style El Dorado convertible.

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Galaxie 1975 - 1983
Galaxie 1975 - 1983

Galaxie was the third roller coaster at Kings Dominion to open in 1975, along with Rebel Yell and the Scooby-Doo Coaster.

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Haunted River 1980 - 1995
Haunted River 1980 - 1995

Haunted River was located inside the mountain where Volcano currently operates. This water ride took you inside the mountain through pirate scenes and animatronic statues that popped out at guests.

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Hypersonic XLC 2001 - 2007
Hypersonic XLC 2001 - 2007

Unique acceleration, zero gravity airtime and free-fall sensations combined to make HyperSonic a one-of-a-kind coaster experience.

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King Kobra 1977 - 1986
King Kobra 1977 - 1986

King Kobra was the first launch roller coaster at Kings Dominion and it featured a 75 foot initial drop.

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Land of Dooz 1979 - 1983
Land of Dooz 1979 - 1983

Deep inside the Lost World Mountain (where Volcano: The Blast Coaster is currently located), The Land of Dooz took guests on an exciting train ride adventure to the secret world of the Dooz.

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Mt. Kilimanjaro 1976 - 1989
Mt. Kilimanjaro 1976 - 1989

Mt. Kilimanjaro took guests on a spinning adventure from the light of day to the dark of night as the ride vehicles spun at high speed in and out of the mountain.

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Monster 1975 - 1988
Monster 1975 - 1988

The Monster made its riders guess which way is up as the ride spun in 3 different directions - all at once - in a counter-clockwise motion.

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Old Dominion Line 1975 - 1995
Old Dominion Line 1975 - 1995

Old Dominion Line was a classic steam powered train ride through the forests of Old Virginia and the town of “Tumble Gulch”.

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Racing Rivers 1987 - 1996
Racing Rivers 1987 - 1996

Before there was WaterWorks, Racing Rivers was the place to be to get wet and cool off at Kings Dominion!

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Sky Pilot 1989 - 1998
Sky Pilot 1989 - 1998

Sky Pilot was the first ride where guests could determine their own flight pattern, enabling them to take a smooth flight or spin 360 degrees.

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Sky Ride 1975 - 1995
Sky Ride 1975 - 1995

This classic ride, an original which opened with the rest of Kings Dominion in 1975, provided guests with a scenic glide high above the park.

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Smurf™ Mountain 1984 - 1993
Smurf™ Mountain 1984 - 1993

Smurf™ Mountain replaced the Land of Dooz and allowed guests to board the mountain’s well-know mine train ride and venture into the world of The Smurfs™.

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Time Shaft 1979 - 1995
Time Shaft 1979 - 1995

Time Shaft gave Kings Dominion a whirl of a good time. This historic ride at Kings Dominion was located in the mountain where Volcano currently operates.

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Vertigo 1975 - 1983
Vertigo 1975 - 1983

Vertigo was a circular ride but it appeared from the outside to be a big caterpillar going around in a circle with arms coming out from the center.

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Virginia Clipper 1990 - 2012
Virginia Clipper 1990 - 2012

Sometimes referred to as the “Mini-Bezerker”, the Virginia Clipper rocked back and forth along the high seas – but never went upside down.

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Yogi's Cave 1975 - 2012
Yogi's Cave 1975 - 2012

Yogi’s Cave was in the heart of what is now the bigger, better Planet Snoopy. It was a cave home to Yogi and all his friends.

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