Kings Dominion made the decision to close the former Shockwave roller coaster on August 9, 2015 after 22 years of operation. The decision to close was based on low ridership, maintenance of the ride, and future expansion for Candy Apple Grove. On August 20, 2015, the park announced that Delirium will take the current place of the former Shockwave. The excitement for a new attraction in Candy Apple Grove was talks among the park guests as they were thrilled with the expanded and newly rebranded Soak City in 2015.
Delirium will be manufactured by Mondial, a well known manufacturer known for manufacturing rides such as Windseeker, which debuted in 2012 at the park.
Expansions come in all shapes and sizes, and for a park like Kings Dominion, Delirium is a perfect addition to build up momentum for the future thrill seekers as the park is definitely moving in the right direction to deliver world class thrills for all ages.
The current area where Shockwave stood is currently clear of the former structure and is ready to be transformed into the area where Delirium will reside. Kings Dominion shared a photo of the current area and the change of look that it will have on the current future.
Current demolition of Shockwave has concluded and the park is ready to begin constructing the foundation and structure for Delirium.
We will continue to follow Kings Dominion in the coming months as construction rolls forward to the opening of Delirium in spring 2016.
Planning a visit?
Kings Dominion opens for the 2016 season in the spring. You can purchase a Gold Season Pass for 6 easy payments of $16.50, this offer ends January 10. There are single day ticket options available and other packages. For more information and to purchase a Season Pass, visit: https://www.kingsdominion.com/ticket-category/Season-Passes. You can also purchase a special holiday bundle to include admission for one day, parking, and a single meal voucher: https://www.kingsdominion.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets# (Limited Time Offer)
About Kings Dominion:
Kings Dominion is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. The park has many roller coasters, thrill rides, and great food. The park introduced Intimidator 305 in 2010, one of the tallest and fastest rides of its type on the east coast. In 2015, the park introduced Soak City, and continues to deliver new attractions each season.
About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company:
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: “FUN”) is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, three outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair’s flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted one of the “Best Amusement Parks in the World” in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.
Mondial was founded in 1987 and is based in the Netherlands. A well known amusement industry supplier and manufacturer, the company is known for many rides in the Cedar Fair company such as Windseeker, which has debuted at many Cedar Fair parks, and SteelHawk, which currently operates at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO. The company also manufactured Psyclone at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario.
Logo and image credits:
Logo courtesy of Kings Dominion
Feature image courtesy of Kings Dominion
Article prepared by: Brian Mitchell – Site Operator / The Amusement Wire
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