KINGS DOMINION.

KingsDominion[Book: Scott N. Rutherford – 2015 – 16x23cm – 100 Pages – Many colour photos]. Kings Dominion officially opened in 1975 on a 400-acre site between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Modelled on sister park Kings Island in Ohio, it debuted with several iconic attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, Rebel Yell, and Lion Country Safari. Over the decades, ownership has changed several times, yet the park continues to grow and remain popular, even “starring” in the 1977 film ‘Rollercoaster.’ Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, it has evolved into one of North America’s premier regional theme parks and is currently home to an impressive assortment of attractions and live entertainment. The park also boasts 14 roller coasters, including four of the wooden variety, three LIM-launched coasters, and the 30-storey-tall Intimidator (I-305) giga coaster. Chapter Points: Foreword (by Dennis Speigel); Acknowledgments; Introduction; Preview and Construction; Grand Opening; Popularity Spurs Growth; The KECO Years; Paramount Parks; Cedar Fair. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent / Recommended.