Kings Dominion, one of D.C.-area’s biggest theme parks announced a multi-million dollar expansion for 2013. The family-friendly destination will now have more fun in store, when it opens doors March 29.
Bigger and better Planet Snoopy
Planet Snoopy based on the adorable Snoopy and the Peanuts characters will see several exciting features in the spring. The attraction will now include 14 acres of family fun with eight new rides.
Tots will be able to enjoy a rocket-themed aerial monorail called Snoopy’s Rocket Express, which will give families a view high above Planet Snoopy. Riders will get into the rockets through an elevated loading station and travel up to 4 miles per hour on the flat, raised track. Indulge in hot air balloons or hop in with Charlie Brown and swing around at Charlie Brown’s Wind-Up.
Whether it’s a Snoopy-themed railroad with Woodstock leading the way or Lucy’s Tugboat, where riders sail on the high seas, there’s plenty of fun in store.
Families can indulge in their new area, called the Dinosaurs Alive! Visitors can step back in time between 245 million and 65 million years ago with its unique new six-acre animatronic dinosaur park, which features 36 life-sized dinosaurs on display in an outdoor Jurassic forest setting.
The section features a unique amalgamation of science and technology and will allow visitors to see the movements of 36 full-sized creations made to replicate nearly every feature of the dinosaurs. Each of the animatronic dinosaurs is hand-carved and covered with a skin-like material.
There will be five main areas of Dinosaurs Alive, each depicting a different aspect of Dinosaur’s life.
Plus, to make it all a memorable experience for the family, Dinosaurs Alive! themed merchandise and memorabilia are also available. So, don’t forget to wrap-up your trip with some dinosaur hats and tees.
Tickets are $5 with park admission.
Get your sweet fix
Many D.C.-area residents are familiar with SweetFrog for their sweet indulgence. According to a media release, the self-serve frozen yogurt company will open its “first-ever amusement park location at Kings Dominion.” Located outside of Woodstock Express, it will dish-up an array of options that are healthy, sugar-free and even gluten free.
Kings Dominion is conveniently located right off Exit 98 on Interstate 95, 20 miles North of Richmond, Virginia and 75 miles south of Washington, D.C. During its opening weekend, the park will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.