Kings Dominion to Celebrate Once in a Lifetime 40th Anniversary
Kings Dominion has many surprises in store for its once in a lifetime 40th anniversary celebration beginning in 2014. Check back here for the latest news, pictures, video and more regarding this exciting celebration!
Kings Dominion Announces '12 Days of Christmas' #KD40 Surprises!
During the Christmas holiday, Kings Dominion announced 12 small gifts that we are really excited about for 2014 on Facebook. Some of the gifts were previously announced, but we included more insight and details in the announcements. Below is a quick look at the '12 Days of #KD40 Christmas' Surprises!
A 40th Celebration Pin Collector Trading Program with commemorative pins, which will be released throughout the year to collect, trade and enjoy.
Unlimited Dinosaurs Alive! visits for 2014 Gold and Platinum Season Passholders.
Ruby, the 40th Celebration custom painted Carousel horse, is being completely restored by a local Richmond artist. This is part of a multi-year project to restore and repaint all of the horses on the Carousel.
Border Cafe will be completely renovated along International Street and will feature hand-crafted burritos, nachos, tacos, quesadilla and more.
Travel back in time and learn about the rich history of Kings Dominion with our Walk of Memories boards from the 1970's to 2000's, which will be located around the Eiffel Tower.
Retro items to t-shirts to coffee mugs, guests can find all things KD40th in the 40th Celebration Merchandise Store, which will be located in the Starlight Gift Shop on International Street.
Tower Pizza will be renovated and renamed the Coca-Cola Pizza Parlor, featuring more room inside to cool off during the dog days of summer and new limited-time only pizza toppings throughout the year.
Volcano: The Blast Coaster is getting a face-lift with an improved entrance and exit line, which will mean more riders per hour can experience this iconic park attraction. Also beginning is a multi-year project to improve the look of the mountain, which will include new concrete and paint.
A fresh, new coat of paint for Anaconda. The columns will be painted green, the supports for the track will be red and the running rails will be yellow.
The family-favorite Blue Ice Cream will be sold at Sweet Tooth, located near the Drop Tower, in the newly re-themed Candy Apple Grove.
Our infamous strolling Clown Band - direct from the 80’s and one of the most recognized entertainment groups - brings its shenanigans back to the streets of Kings Dominion. More details are below.
The larger than life iconic Floral Clock will officially make its return to Kings Dominion in the Spring right in its original location. More details are below.
Infamous Clown Band To Bring Its Shenanigans Back to KD!
Our infamous strolling Clown Band - direct from the 80’s and one of the most recognized entertainment groups - brings its shenanigans back to the streets of Kings Dominion! Look for the Clown Band roaming around the park in 2014! But first, share your memories of the original Clown Band on our Facebook page.
Iconic Floral Clock To Return for 40th Celebration!
The larger than life iconic Floral Clock will officially make its return to Kings Dominion in the Spring as part of Kings Dominion's 40th Celebration! The Floral Clock will be completely rebuilt in its original location at the end of Center Street near the historic park Carousel.
They're Back! Singing Mushrooms To Return To Kings Dominion!
Kings Dominion is excited to announce the iconic ‘Singing Mushrooms’ will make their grand return in the Spring of 2014 as part of the kick-off to the park’s 40th Celebration. This fan-favorite that families came to know and love, will feature the original four colorful mushrooms along with the infamous frog, all singing to their favorite barbershop songs. Check out our Press Release section for all the details.
Share your photos and memories on Twitter!
Share your memories of Kings Dominion and be a part of the celebration by posting your pictures and stories on Twitter using the hashtag #KD40.
Be apart of the celebration with our in-park mosaic coming in 2014. Send us your memorable pictures of Kings Dominion to email@example.com. Submission deadline has been extended to March 31, 2014.
Classic Park Icons Coming Back :
The homecoming of the park’s classic blue ice cream, which was a hit with families for decades.
A complete restoration of the iconic International Street fountain, which will include a new LED lighting package and additional refurbishments.
Reintroduction of one of the park’s original classic midways, Candy Apple Grove. This re-themed area will include new ride lighting packages, return of the classic over-sized candy apples along the midway and other surprises.
The return of Safari Village (formerly the Congo area of the park) and will include exciting improvements to Volcano: The Blast Coaster and one of the park’s older roller coasters, Anaconda.