Kings Dominion to open 305-foot coaster in 2010
Published: August 20, 2009 at 10:23 AM
Intimidator 305 is named after the late Dale Earnhardt's stock car. The name of the coaster references Earnhardt's nickname, his car number (3) and the height of the coaster, 305 feet.
At top speed the $25 million coaster will go about 92 mph, following an 85-degree, 300-foot initial drop. It will contain three high speeds turns and six air time humps. There is a small lake in the middle of the coaster. The trains will be black, with the red Chevy logo upfront, have about 16 rows of two across, and overhead restraints.
The concept art shows the coaster stretching from the anaconda station to beyond the Rebel Yell turnaround. The brake run will take place on a downward slope with what is probably magnetic brakes.