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Near Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster
 
The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, July 19, 2008
1. The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster Marker
 
Inscription. The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster opened in 1974 with Lion Country Safari, making it the first ride to operate at Kings Dominion. The figure 8 layout is patterned after a similar coaster that once ran at Cincinnati's Old Coney amusement park.

The track is 1,385 feet long.

The avarage speed is 10.5 miles-per-hour.

The ride was repainted and re-themed in 1997.

Opened May, 1975

Fun Fact: The lift hill is 35 feet tall.
 
Erected 2001 by Kings Dominion.
 
Location. 37° 50.43′ N, 77° 26.549′ W. Marker is near Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Click for map. This marker is located within Kings Dominion theme park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boulder Bumpers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boo Boo's Tree Swings (about 300 feet away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (about 300 feet away); Volcano (about 700 feet away); The Wave Swinger (about 800 feet away); The Eiffel Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Shockwave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water Works (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Doswell.
 
The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, July 19, 2008
2. The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster Marker
Ride getting ready to take off.
 
 
The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, July 19, 2008
3. The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster
Climbing the first hill.
 
 
The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, July 19, 2008
4. The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster
Near the top of the first drop.
 
 
View from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, July 23, 2008
5. View from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The figure 8 pattern is more obvious from the air.
 
 
Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster entrance sign. Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, July 19, 2008
6. Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster entrance sign.
 
 
Coaster with Eiffel Tower in the background. Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, July 19, 2008
7. Coaster with Eiffel Tower in the background.
 
 
Located in Kings Dominion Amusement Park. Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, July 23, 2008
8. Located in Kings Dominion Amusement Park.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 965 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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