Kings Dominion announces Intimidator 305

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:13 AM | Contributed by Goliath Freak

Kings Dominion today announced Intimidator 305, a 5,100-foot long steel roller coaster. It takes its name from stock car driver Dale Earnhardt, “The Intimidator,” along with the height of the coaster’s lift hill, 305 feet. It will reach speeds over 90 mph. The ride will be a $25 million investment at the park.

Visit the official Intimidator 305 site.

See construction photos in the CoasterBuzz roller coaster database.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:16 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

Looks like fun, I'll be there next year!

~Rob Willi

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:17 AM

Sounds great, but I'd have to say i'm a little dissapointed that this ride didn't take out MF and SD2000 as the tallest and fastest gravity based roller coaster.

Last edited by GIGAFORCE01, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:17 AM

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:27 AM
beast7369's avatar

It's as if Millennium Force and Maverick had a love child. Looks like fun to me. Boy it didn't take long for someone to be disappointed. I was looking at the site and the amount of track in the staging area and figured out a few weeks ago that someone would be disappointed.


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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:30 AM

My only gripe is all the renderings appear to show OTSR's, but under stats they say "overhead lap bars but no OTSR"... so that sounds OK then. Looks like a great ride to me. :)

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:30 AM
Jeff's avatar

I think we all know that Dick's ego will prevent a ride bigger than MF to be located somewhere other than across the street from his house.

But this ride does look like it'll have more air time than MF, especially that second hill. I think the low and fast turns are brilliant. Hopefully they can keep the heat issues under control on the wheels and bearings.


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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:32 AM

The Millennium/Maverick combination seemed clear to me too. I don't enjoy the NASCAR theme, but I'm sure the people in Virginia will eat it up. I will definitely be heading back to this park next summer.

Last edited by CP Chris, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:32 AM

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:35 AM

Looks like a nice ride for KD, but like others said, I'm disapointed that it's not as big/long or bigger than MF...but I didn't think CF would out do MF either...so I'm not surprised. Don't think I'd make a trip down to KD for this as I'd rather go to CP if I had the choice of the 2.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:37 AM

"MF and Maverick have a love child" lol well said.

I was just hoping it was going to be the rumored 350 feet. that's all really

And I still want to go on this next summer, the 45 foot difference hasn't changed that.

I really wonder how much airtime those hills are going to produce. Its hard to tell at those speeds.

And I agree with Jeff, this once and for all proves Dick's ego! I'm surprised they didn't make the first drop 79 degrees :) I must say the 85 degrrees is the most impressive part of the ride.

Last edited by GIGAFORCE01, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:49 AM

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:38 AM
BDesvignes's avatar

I like NASCAR, was never an Earnhardt fan though, but it doesn't seem like that theme will fit in that section of the park.


Da Bears

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:38 AM

CP Chris said:
The Millennium/Maverick combination seemed clear to me too. "I don't enjoy the NASCAR theme" "I will definitely be heading back to this park next summer."

I could not agree more. The guy died years ago just let him and stupid a**car die.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:42 AM
john peck's avatar

It looks like a Giant Mega-Lite... which is of course, a great thing.

I wonder if it will break down a lot considering it has a Chevy Logo on the front car.

Last edited by john peck, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:42 AM
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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:42 AM
Draegs's avatar

No comments yet on the lift hill structure? That thing is ridiculous!


-James
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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:46 AM

I have to say that I am rather underwhelmed by the ride as presented. The biggest killer for me are the OTSRs, which are definitely not needed. Other than the two really fast direction changes, I can't see this being a very forceful coaster. I would love to have the opportunity to have my opinion changed, though.


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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:47 AM
matt.'s avatar

Layout looks fun, still bothered by the restraints in the renderings. OTSRs would really make this a lot less appealing to me.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:47 AM

No complaints about the restraints yet? Amazing!


Edit: Nevermind...

Last edited by Mathyou, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:48 AM
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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:49 AM

An 85 degree first drop at 300 feet looks pretty amazing to me! That is a steeper angle than MF at the same drop height!

Last edited by Collin Aynes, Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:54 AM

Collin Aynes

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:55 AM
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GIGAFORCE01 said:
I was just hoping it was going to be the rumored 350 feet. that's all really

If your referring to the rumor started by Screamscape, the 350' that was spoken about was in regards to the height of the Eiffel Tower. I e-mailed him about it, though he never posted that information.


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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:58 AM

If its NASCAR themed, shouldn't that first big turn go left? And all turns for that matter?


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Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:58 AM
Mamoosh's avatar

Here's what I want to know: how is the maintenance person they're looking to hire going to climb all the way up to 350 feet when Intimidator is only 305 feet tall?

;)

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