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Near Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Volcano

The Blast Coaster

 

—Paramount's Kings Dominion —

 
Volcano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, April 5, 2009
1. Volcano Marker
Inscription. Volcano, The Blast Coaster was introduced in 1998, and in 2000 still reigns as the world's first and fastest suspended blast coaster.

Riders are blasted 155 feet vertically through the mouth of an active volcano.
Volcano, the Blast Coaster is the world's first linear-induction suspended roller coaster.

Fun Fact
The mountain was originally constructed in 1979 with 3 rides: the Land of Dooz (later Smurf Mountain), The Voyage to Atlantis (later the Haunted River) & The Time Shaft.
 
Erected by Kings Dominion.
 
Location. 37° 50.364′ N, 77° 26.428′ W. Marker is near Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Click for map. Marker is located in 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. The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boulder Bumpers (about 700 feet away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boo Boo's Tree Swings (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wave Swinger (approx.
Entrance to the Volcano image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, April 5, 2009
2. Entrance to the Volcano
0.2 miles away); Water Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Shockwave (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eiffel Tower (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Doswell.
 
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Volcano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, April 5, 2009
3. Volcano Marker
In front of the ride, near the entrance to the Volcano.
Volcano image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, April 5, 2009
4. Volcano
Riders spin through the corkscrew.
Volcano and entrance image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, April 5, 2009
5. Volcano and entrance
Riders blast out of the top of the Volcano image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, April 5, 2009
6. Riders blast out of the top of the Volcano
Volcano image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, April 5, 2009
7. Volcano
View from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Volcano: The Blast Coaster image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, July 25, 2015
8. Volcano: The Blast Coaster
This is an Aggressive Thrill Ride that will take you to speeds of over 70 mph, on a drop of 80 ft, and contains 4 Inversions! It is an extremely fun ride but be prepared to wait atleast 2 hours in line!
The Volcano is located in Kings Dominion image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 23, 2008
9. The Volcano is located in Kings Dominion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   9. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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