Windseeker

Windseeker

Take fun and soar to incredible heights on the fourth member of Kings Dominion’s 300-foot club! Located on the east side of the Grove stands WindSeeker, a 301-foot tall swing ride manufactured by Mondial. It made its grand entrance on April 6, 2012, at the cost of $6,500,000. Kings Dominion’s WindSeeker is the sixth model to open at a Cedar Fair park. The ride design features 32 suspended arms with twin seats attached, making the total capacity a colossal 64 guests! Riders will soar for approximately 3 full minutes before returning back to Earth!

Visitors enter WindSeeker’s queue filled with excitement, and curiosity however, they are oblivious to the treat in store! After a complete lap restraint check and an “All Clear” from ride-operators, guests are ready to be amazed as they are hoisted up this tower of splendor! Rising higher and higher, the swings begin spinning and fanning out. Nerves begin to tingle up and down your spine as WindSeeker picks up speed while ascending further up the monstrous tower. Once the gondola reaches the top, it begins rotating around at a full 30 mile-per-hour speed. Riders then experience a breathtaking panoramic view of Kings Dominion and the surrounding areas. This view lasts for just over a minute before the gondola makes it’s decent to the platform below.

WindSeeker contains speakers mounted inside of the gondola that musically accompanies riders in their whimsical flight. About eighteen different tracks are played, including themes from Star Trek: The Next Generation, E.T., Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter, Superman, and Flight of the Valkyries. If that was not enough, Windseeker has a brilliant LED light package mounted on the support arms and more LED lights that illuminate the tower from top to bottom! Be sure to stay after dark to experience this spectacular wonder, that you and your family are sure to enjoy ride after ride!

 

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