Unique Coasters: Volcano, the Blast Coaster at King’s Dominion
Unique Coasters is a type of post where I highlight a certain coaster that is unique. They aren’t necessarily the largest or most insane coasters but they are all one of a kind. Volcano is a unique inverted coaster at King’s Dominion.
Volcano starts with a blast into the man-made mountain. After the first launch there is a large curve that turns the trains around for another launch. This second blast rockets riders to 70 MPH and then the track goes vertical. The ride emerges from the top of the Volcano upside-down, 155 feet above the ground. There is a quick rollover before another turn. The first heartline roll comes next. There are a more turns and two other heartline rolls before the ride dives back into the mountain and onto the drop.
Why is it unique?
Volcano was the first continuous circuit coaster to use more than one launch. It was also the first inverted coaster to be launched. It is placed inside a giant volcano that sometimes spews fire out the top. The first inversion is a Roll Out and is one of a kind. I’ve heard that the heartline rolls that finish off the ride are fun too. Volcano is a very unique coaster.
You can see other pictures of Volcano on the RCDB.
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I couldn’t find a legal POV of Volcano so here is an off ride video of it:
What do you think? Do you know of another unique coaster? Please comment. Thanks for reading!