DOSWELL, Va., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is finally over! Kings Dominion's newest thrill ride, Delirium, makes its public debut this weekend when the park opens for the 2016 season on Friday, March 25.
Construction of the new ride began in the fall of 2015 in the Candy Apple Grove section of the park.
Delirium is a powerful, spinning pendulum on which 40 riders are strapped into their seats, facing outward on a giant ring. As their feet dangle, they begin slowly swinging back and forth while the ring starts to rotate. The ride quickly gains momentum and before they know it, riders are getting swirling views of the park. On Delirium, guests soar to a height of 115 feet at a maximum arc angle of 120 degrees.
Delirium will delight thrill-seekers of all ages as they fly through the air, experiencing gravity defying hang time.
"We want Kings Dominion to continue to be the top destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. The opening of Delirium marks our continued commitment to providing those thrills for the entire family to enjoy," says Pat Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Kings Dominion. "Delirium is a unique, exciting ride unlike any other in our park and it's a fantastic addition to Candy Apple Grove."
Additional upgrades were made to Candy Apple Grove including a renovated restroom complex and the addition of a shaded garden seating area.
Kings Dominion opens to the public for its 42nd season on Friday, March 25th. Guests can ride Delirium as much as they want, plus enjoy more than 60 additional rides, shows and attractions with a 2016 Kings Dominion Season Pass. Find the best deal on season passes and daily tickets, along with park hours at www.kingsdominion.com.
Kings Dominion is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to Kings Dominion, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.
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SOURCE Kings Dominion