“Gentlemen (and ladies), START YOUR ENGINES!” as Kings Dominion and Dale Earnhardt Incorporated pay a fitting tribute to the world’s greatest driver! Welcome Intimidator 305, the tallest, fastest, meanest coaster ever to hit Kings Dominion’s midway! Manufactured by Intamin AG, it is one of the only giga-coasters in the world! Intimidator 305 opened on April 2, 2010 in the Congo section of the park at the cost of $25 million. With 5,100 feet of track, this magnificent steel god sends its riders reaching speeds of 90+ mph for a duration of approximately one minute and thirty-eight seconds.
Fastened securely in your seat with unique soft padded over-the-shoulder straps, you are ready to race with the legend! Pumping through an amazing 1,350 riders-per hour, this high capacity coaster rapidly climbs the 305-foot cable lift hill! Once cresting its peak, riders are sent speeding down the 85 degree drop! Are you intimidated yet? Diving immediately into a 270 degree turn, the train reaches about six Gs before ascending an airtime filled 150 foot parabolic hill. Soaring over a bunny hop and whipping through a turn, the coaster maneuvers through three sharp twists before entering the final high speed turn. Climbing a 75 foot airtime hill, riders reach the end of the race with a final bunny hop twist into the magnetic brake run that leads back to the station.
In 2010, Intimidator 305 ranked by About.com as the number one Best New Coaster in 2010. With hIgh-speed turns, a 305 foot drop, and adrenaline pumping airtime, Intimidator 305 is sure to be a first place winner on anyone’s thrills list! The Legend rides on.
Check out this video of Clint and Will on Intimidator