Today, Kings Dominion (Doswell, Virginia) officially announced details of their 2018 roller coaster. The revamped Hurler roller coaster will become Twisted Timbers. The project involves re-fitting the coaster with new steel track, re-profiling the ride’s structure, and changing its layout. The ride will begin with a taller and wilder drop that’ll include a barrel roll loop.
Hurler was originally built in 1994 when the then Paramount’s Kings Dominion gave it a theme tied to the Wayne’s World movie. The ride has been closed for the 2015 and 2016 seasons so that it could undergo its transformation. Like other Rocky Mountain Coaster projects (New Texas Giant and Iron Rattler), this wooden roller coaster will essentially be converted to a steel coaster with some exciting new elements.
Comparing Hurler to Twisted Timbers
|Roller Coaster||Twisted Timbers||Hurler|
|Length||3,351 feet||3,157 feet|
|Height||109 feet||83 feet|
|Speed||54 mph||50 mph|
|Airtime||20 moments||4 hills|
Here’s preview video of Kings Dominion’s new Twisted Timbers:
As you can see, Twisted Timbers will be quite an enhanced version of Hurler. Aside from portions of the layout and the location of the ride, this will essentially be a whole new experience for park guests familiar with Hurler.
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