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

The Shockwave

Opened April, 1986

 
 
The Shockwave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
1. The Shockwave Marker
Inscription.  
The second stand-up roller coaster built in the United States, and the first introduced on the east coast.

The ride features 2,210 feet of track & a lift hill 93 feet tall.

The ride was repainted in 2000 to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Fun Fact: Formerly located on this site was the "Galaxie" roller coaster and the "Flying Carpets" Giant Slide.
 
Erected 2001 by Kings Dominion.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1986.
 
Location. 37° 50.323′ N, 77° 26.66′ W. Marker is near Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is located inside the Kings Dominion Amusement Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doswell VA 23047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wave Swinger (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Carrousel (about 400 feet away); ACE Roller Coaster Landmark (about 500 feet away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (about 500 feet away); Water Works
Shockwave Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
2. Shockwave Entrance
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(about 500 feet away); Boo Boo's Tree Swings (about 500 feet away); Boulder Bumpers (about 500 feet away); The Blue Ridge Tollway (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
 
Shockwave Track image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 22, 2008
3. Shockwave Track
The Shockwave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, April 5, 2009
4. The Shockwave
View from the Eiffel Tower. Riders climb the incline.
The Shockwave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, June 1, 2009
5. The Shockwave
Riders descend the first drop
Shockwave is in Kings Dominion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, July 23, 2008
6. Shockwave is in Kings Dominion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 10, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on August 22, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   6. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022