Kings Dominion’s Hurler Getting an RMC Upgrade for 2018

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UPDATE 8/16: Kings Dominion has announced details about the new roller coaster that will replace Hurler, read about the new Twisted Timbers roller coaster.

Twisted Timbers Roller Coaster 2018 - Kings Dominion

 


Kings Dominion’s wooden roller coaster Hurler has been closed since the end of the 2015 season. Now enthusiasts are seeing signs of a rebirth. In the Loop recently posted a video giving us a peek at the ride’s track removal and ScreamScape has reported sightings of steel Rocky Mountain Construction coaster track.

Here’s In the Loop’s coverage:

The Rocky Mountain Coaster Revolution Moves from Six Flags to Cedar Fair

Ever since New Texas Giant opened at Six Flags Over Texas to rave reviews (here’s mine), RMC has done unprecedented things in the Iron Rattler - Six Flags Fiesta Texas - New Roller Coasterwooden/hybrid coaster world. Rides like Wicked Cyclone, Iron Rattler, and Twisted Colossus have been fan favorites combining the support structure and elements of wooden coasters with their steel I-beam track allowing for exciting loops and other maneuvers.

As Rocky Mountain Coasters has been revolutionizing wooden coasters, we’ve been speculating about when we’d see these hybrid structure rides at Cedar Fair parks. Clearly, the chain has had several candidates that were so rough (or possibly poorly designed) that the typical off-season re-tracking and maintenance just weren’t enough. As many of us had hoped, Cedar Point’s Mean Streak is undergoing a similar RMC overhaul; with a probable 2018 opening date.

I’m excited to my old home park Kings Dominion be the first to make the move. Hurler was one of the first larger coasters that I tackled as a teenager, but over the years it’s gotten really rough. I’m already crossing my fingers for a similar RMC overhaul for the Hurler clone at my current home park Carowinds.

For the latest developments check ScreamScape’s Kings Dominion page and In the Loop’s YouTube channel.

What’s Your Take?
What do you think of this news? Are you excited for a new RMC coaster at Kings Dominion?

Founder of CoasterCritic.com. My favorite coasters are B&M hypers and gigas. I'm also a huge fan of terrain roller coasters.

2 Comments

  1. I’m excited to hear a review if you get around to it next year! You always to a good job reviewing coasters. You also should consider getting around to Lightning Rod at Dollywood, since it’s fully functional. I rode it this past Spring Break, and it beat Maverick at Cedar Point at my new #1 coaster

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    • Yo this is Kw6! Glad to see there’s another active coaster YouTuber on this site! you already know my opinions on lightning rod

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