Richmond Journals

Kings Dominion

A July 2005 trip to Richmond by blueneptune_14

Quote: If you want a first roller-coaster experience for somebody, go here. There’s a water park that is free with your admission to the park. Overall, this is a fun place for a family/group of friends to go. I suggest getting tickets at a credit union, as the tickets are much cheaper.

Kings Dominion

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The one-third-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower is nice. The top of it does seam a bit large, though. The Rebel Yell and the Anaconda are great roller coasters for beginners. The Rebel Yell is a wooden racing coaster that has many great hills. The Anaconda is a great coaster for somebody’s first upside-down loop experience.Quick Tips: I suggest you get tickets at a credit union. I live in Charlottesville, so we have the University Credit Union. Tickets are about there, instead of the gate price. Virginia weather is unpredictable, so if there’s a call for rain, you can still go to the park. With wet weather, lines are usually much shorter.Best Way To Get Around: The park doesn’t ha...Read More

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This park is a very nice place to go with a family or group of friends. The park tends to lean more towards the family, not the complete thrill-seeker. There are some rides that can be considered thrill rides. There is the Hyper Sonic XLC, which is the world’s first compressed air-launch roller coaster. The park also boasts one of the world’s only 17 stand-up roller coasters, The Shockwave. They have an artificial mountain in which the Volcano Blast Coaster goes into and out of. It is the parks only inverted-style coaster. The effects are complete with fire shooting from the top of mountain. The park is great for first-time roller-coaster riders. If you want a good ride, try the Rebel Yell. It is a...Read More