Hurler is a wooden roller coaster experience designed by International Coasters Inc. The ride opened in 1994 at Kings Dominion, originally themed to the 1992 film, Wayne’s World. The ride is located in the Grove section of the park.
Hurler begins by ascending up a 83 foot lift hill. The ride then takes a right turn before the very intense first drop. The ride has extreme g-forces as it travels through a banked right turn. Then, good airtime is experienced with three airtime hills before going into another hard right turn. You then go into two more hills before taking a short right turn through the ride structure. You go over one final airtime hill before going through one final hard right turn. Finally, you elevate a tiny bit before hitting the brake run and heading back into the station. The ride clocks in at around 50 miles per hour and lasts around 2 minutes. Hurler’s track length is 3,157 feet and it uses Philadelphia Toboggan Company trains.
Hurler’s first drop is very thrilling. There is also very good airtime to be had on the ride. However, the elements on the ride are very boring. The combination is not very unique and the ride overall is a very uncomfortable, almost excruciating experience. Lastly, the trains are also uncomfortable, providing very little room for the rider. Final Rating – 3.0 (Bad)
Exciting first drop
Very intense experiences and g-forces
Uncomfortable at times
The Hurler is rated ‘TR’ for Traditional. It’s a 2 out of 5 on the Thrill Scale.
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