It’s no secret that we here at The Roarbots love Kings Dominion. We’re huge theme park fans, big-time coaster fanatics, AND we still have a little one in the family. All of which, together, makes Kings Dominion such a logical choice.
Located just north of Richmond, VA, and just a couple hours south of Washington, DC, the park has an incredible number of rides, including 12 roller coasters and an impressive 19 rides in its kids area.
And it’s that kids area – Planet Snoopy – that really sets Kings Dominion ahead for families. Planet Snoopy is the largest Peanuts-themed area in the country (probably the world), and this season sees the area expand even further with three new rides.
If you’ve ever been to Kings Dominion (near Richmond, VA), then it’s no surprise that the park is already chock full of rides. Although it has an impressive 13 roller coasters (among its more than 60 rides and attractions), it also has an impressive amount of thought and design behind its various lands and plenty to occupy younger/shorter kids.
It’s this last bit that makes the park so special. Too many theme parks focus their attention on thrill rides geared toward teens and adults. Even though there’s nothing wrong with that (I love roller coasters), that approach can often leave the youngest members of the family feeling a bit neglected.
Not so at Kings Dominion. Planet Snoopy, their children’s land themed to the Peanuts gang, is already home to an impressive 17 rides. And they’ve just announced an expansion to the land that will bring three new rides, a new event space, and upgraded food locations.
It’s no secret that we here at The Roarbots are big theme park fans. It was therefore surprising that we’ve lived in the Washington, DC, region for as long as we have and never made it to Kings Dominion. It’s a couple hours south, just outside of Richmond, and we’ve certainly passed it a number of times. The sign is visible from I-95, and every time we’ve driven down to Busch Gardens Williamsburg or other points south, we comment that we really should check it out one of these days.
Well, this summer, we finally did it. And I’m so glad we did. It’s actually a great park with a lot to do for all ages!
The summer season for mid-Atlantic theme parks might be drawing to a close, but it’s not over yet! And now’s also the perfect time to pick up 2016 season passes, if you’re so inclined. As an added incentive, the park recently announced a new ride coming next season: Delirium — a powerful, spinning pendulum.