DOSWELL, Va. (WRIC) — It’s only fitting that on National Roller Coaster Day, Kings Dominion would announce it is building a new roller coaster.
The new coaster called Twisted Timbers is going to be a combo of metal and wood. The thrill ride, which is set to open in 2018, is being built on the site of the old Hurler roller coaster.
“The fact that its part wooden makes me really excited because wooden rides are my favorite,” says coaster fan Jacob Hoover, “So it’s a combo of both and it’s going to be a lot more fun.”
“You’re flipping upside down. You’re doing overbanks. You have air time hills. You’re flying 54 miles-per-hour so its an experience unlike any other that previously was impossible on a traditional wooden coaster,” explains Kings Dominion Communications Manager Katelyn Sherwood.
But that was only half of what was dubbed the biggest announcement in the park’s history.
Kings Dominion is also going to host a holiday event called WinterFest that begins in November of 2018 and runs through Christmas. It will feature ice skating, carolers, a 300 foot tall Christmas tree, and of course, the big man himself: Santa.
Tamara Cebrian says she can’t wait to bring her family. “I think it’s so exciting. We love Christmas,” she says, “We love all the festivities that come with it and it’s nice because it’s close to home.”