- Type: Amusement Parks
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Travelers are generally pleased with this 400-acre water and theme park, and they particularly praise the facilities. According to one recent guest on TripAdvisor: "The park was clean and well maintained, especially compared to some of the other parks in the area (I'm looking at you Six Flags in Landover, MD!)." Other reviewers have good things to say about the rides, particularly the drops of the Intimidator 305.
Kings Dominion's other popular amusements include the El Dorado pendulum ride, the 305-foot Drop Tower and the Hurler (a wooden coaster, for you park purists). And another bonus: Admission to the kid-friendly WaterWorks park is included in your general admission fee.
Kings Dominion is located in Doswell, Va., about a 30-minute drive north of downtown Richmond. Most of the facilities are open every day from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend, starting at 10:30 a.m. and going until 10 p.m. The WaterWorks park opens at noon each day. Kings Dominion is also open a few days in April, on some weekends in early May, and on weekends in October. General admission costs about $59 for park-goers taller than 48 inches, while seniors and shorter entrants (read: children) pay about $37 per person. Visit the park's official website for more information on pricing packages and special park hours.