It was the first launched inverted roller coaster and the only one to complete a full circuit. It was located in the Congo section of the park. The volcano that the ride was built in and around has existed since and a number of attractions were set inside the mountain before the volcano existed, such as Smurf Mountain. Following multiple delays, the attraction opened on August 3,
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Volcano The Blast Coaster On-ride Front Seat (HD POV) Kings Dominion - video dailymotion
Part of getting ready for a new operating season includes an expert evaluation of our rides and operations. As a part of that evaluation, every aspect of our rides and attractions are analyzed, from guest satisfaction, throughput and rider capacity to reliability, uptime and maintenance. After thorough evaluation, the decision has been made to remove Volcano: The Blast Coaster. We apologize to anyone who is inconvenienced by the removal, but hope they will understand that it was done to enhance the overall guest experience here at Kings Dominion. It reached top speeds of 70mph. Tags: kings dominion ride removal volcano volcano removed volcano: the blast coaster. The removal of volcano sucks.
Volcano: The Blast Coaster
Volcano kings dominion Volcano was themed to. Tragedy struck the beloved kings dominion theme park this morning when at approximately 10 am the notorious volcano roller coaster violently. The blast coaster often shortened to volcano is a launched inverted roller coaster at kings dominion in doswell virginia. Designed by werner stengel and.
Designed by Werner Stengel and built by Intamin , Volcano was the world's first inverted roller coaster to feature a linear induction motor LIM and was the only one of its kind to complete a full circuit. The roller coaster opened to the public on August 3, The ride, after being closed for almost a year, was torn down following the start of the season. Volcano was designed around a dormant attraction originally known as The Lost World and later as Smurf Mountain. Declining popularity towards the end of the s led to the removal of the mountain's last two rides in and cast doubt on the area's future.