Kings Dominion

Intimidator 305

Intimidator 305 is an excellent roller coaster in Congo and one of the best attractions at Kings Dominion. The minimum height to ride is 54 inches.

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A $25 million Giga Coaster from Intamin, 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. I305 includes three high speed turns and five air time humps. The trains are black, with the red Chevy logo, Dale Earnhardt's signature, and the Intimidator 305 logo on the front.

When the ride first opened, it reached a top speed of almost 95 mph following an 85-degree, 300-foot initial drop. However, frequent "blackout" complains and other issues led engineers to install trims on the freefall resulting in reduced speeds. A significant redesign of the first 1/3 of the coaster to address these problems has resulted in removal of the trims. The revamped ride opened during the 2011 season.

I305 is currently rated as the 13th best steel coaster on the planet by Amusement Today (2011).

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My favorite coaster (out of 190 ridden). I love the first drop, the airtime, but especially the high-speed turns. It has everything I crave in a coaster. On my last visit in 2017, I rode it 26 times in six hours because the lines were very short. The best experience is the front seat at night, which makes it even more intense and fun!

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