Shockwave - Kings Dominion - Stand Up Roller Coaster

Kings Dominion to Close Shockwave

Kings Dominion has announced that they’ll be removing the Shockwave, their stand-up roller coaster. Your last chance to ride it will be August 9th. More at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

While it’s one of the weakest roller coasters in Kings Dominion’s lineup, it has been a fixture at the park since it opened in 1986. I’m sure some will miss it.I haven’t been the biggest fan of the ride. At first, the riding position, view from the lift hill, and the ride’s loop are pretty fun. After that, the ride gets really rough; especially during the hills towards the end. I gave it a 3.5 out of 10. Read my full review here.

In the Loop has some great thoughts on this news as well as what we might see from Kings Dominion in 2016.

What’s Your Take?
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