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

ACE Roller Coaster Landmark

 
 
ACE Roller Coaster Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 8, 2008
1. ACE Roller Coaster Landmark Marker
Inscription. The American Coaster Enthusiasts recognize Rebel Yell as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a designation reserved for rides of historic significance.

Designed by John C. Allen (1907-1979) of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the 92-foot high wooden racing coaster opened on May 3, 1975, with each of its two track measuring 3,368-feet. Featured prominently in the motion picture Rollercoaster, the Rebel Yell was selected as the site of the world championship roller coaster marathon, which began on Jun 6, 1977 to help promote the new film. While three other competitors established a new 101-hour Guinness World Record, it was during this event that marathoners Roy Brashears, Pauls Greenwald and Richard Much discussed the potential of a national club for roller coaster fans which eventually led to the formation of the ACE in June 1978.

The Rebel Yell continues to appeal to riders of all ages, and remains an important part of Paramount's Kings Dominion's fine collection of wooden and steel roller coasters.

Presented by the American Coaster Enthusiasts, June 2008.
 
Location. 37° 50.251′ N, 77° 26.703′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Kings Dominion Road (Virginia Route 30) near
ACE Roller Coaster Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 8, 2008
2. ACE Roller Coaster Landmark Marker
Theme Park Way. Click for map. Marker is located within the Kings Dominion theme park, near the entrance way to the Rebel Yell roller coaster. 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 Carrousel (a few steps from this marker); The Shockwave (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Blue Ridge Tollway (about 500 feet away); Water Works (about 600 feet away); The Wave Swinger (about 600 feet away); The Shenandoah Lumber Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eiffel Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Doswell.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEntertainment
 
Rebel Yell and Kings Dominion image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 8, 2008
3. Rebel Yell and Kings Dominion
The Rebel Yell is the white wooden coaster that goes in a straight line near the back of the park and running the width of this photo. The picture was taken from the top of the replica Eiffel Tower.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,271 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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