Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
ACE Roller Coaster Landmark
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1975.
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 Theme Park Way. Marker is located within the Kings Dominion theme park, near the entrance way to the Rebel Yell roller coaster. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16000 Theme Park Way, 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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,557 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.