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

Boulder Bumpers

 
 
Boulder Bumpers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 2009
1. Boulder Bumpers Marker
Inscription. Opened May, 1975
The Boulder Bumpers is a miniature version of the Dodgem car ride in Candy Apple Grove. It features two-rider cars, built by Bertazzon of Italy, that run on a 59' x 30' steel-plated floor. the ride structure is painted concrete "boulders".

A 70 volt DC motor mounted to the steering column both steers and powers the cars.

The ride cost about $138,932 in 1975.

Fun Fact
There are approximately 4,600 screws holding the steel floor plates down.
 
Erected 2000 by Kings Dominion.
 
Location. 37° 50.382′ N, 77° 26.575′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Touch for map. Marker is located within King's 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. Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Boo Boo's Tree Swings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wave Swinger (about 400 feet away); The Shockwave
Boulder Bumpers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 2009
2. Boulder Bumpers Marker
Boulder Bumpers ride visible behind the marker.
(about 500 feet away); The Eiffel Tower (about 700 feet away); Volcano (about 700 feet away); Water Works (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEntertainment
 
Boulder Bumpers image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 2009
3. Boulder Bumpers
Sign over the ride.
Boulder Bumpers Ride image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 2009
4. Boulder Bumpers Ride
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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