New Roller Coasters for 2018

Twisted Timbers Coming to Kings Dominion

Twisted Timbers Roller Coaster - Kings Dominion

Today, Kings Dominion (Doswell, Virginia) officially announced details of their 2018 roller coaster. The revamped Hurler roller coaster will become Twisted Timbers. The project involves re-fitting the coaster with new steel track, re-profiling the ride’s structure, and changing its layout. The ride will begin with a taller and wilder drop that’ll include a barrel roll loop.
Twisted Timbers Roller Coaster 2018 - Kings Dominion
Hurler was originally built in 1994 when the then Paramount’s Kings Dominion gave it a theme tied to the Wayne’s World movie. The ride has been closed for the 2015 and 2016 seasons so that it could undergo its transformation. Like other Rocky Mountain Coaster projects (New Texas Giant and Iron Rattler), this wooden roller coaster will essentially be converted to a steel coaster with some exciting new elements.
Twisted Timbers - Kings Dominion 2018 Roller Coaster

Comparing Hurler to Twisted Timbers

Roller CoasterTwisted TimbersHurler
Length3,351 feet3,157 feet
Height109 feet83 feet
Speed54 mph50 mph
Loops30
Airtime20 moments4 hills

Here’s preview video of Kings Dominion’s new Twisted Timbers:

As you can see, Twisted Timbers will be quite an enhanced version of Hurler. Aside from portions of the layout and the location of the ride, this will essentially be a whole new experience for park guests familiar with Hurler.

What’s Your Take?

How do you think Twisted Timbers looks? Leave a comment below.

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1 Comment

  1. This is the coaster that Kings Dominion has needed for a while- a low to the ground, airtime filled, crowd-pleaser. When it was initially rumored that RMC would be taking on the project of converting Hurler, I was skeptical at first. Don’t get me wrong, RMC is by far one of my favorite ride companies, but I had no clue how they’d work with such a weak layout and make it something great. Looking at this layout for the first time, I see now that RMC can do anything with a old ride layout and make it great. This will be one of the more popular rides in the park.

    The theme is interesting to say the least. Despite the layout and the manufacturer, one could easily mistake this coaster for one that’s currently residing in southwest Ohio. Perhaps Cedar Fair is trying to draw similarity to its two “Kings” parks or maybe there was a sale on the word “Timber” in the trademark shop. Much like “Mystic Timbers”, “Twisted Timbers” follows a story of an local company which has since been abandoned by unknown events. This time instead of an old lumber company, its an old orchard. There’s even an old truck incorporated into the theme similar to “Mystic Timbers”. Similarities aside, I like the fact that they incorporated the coaster’s theme into the park’s newly refurbished “Candy Apple Grove.” Also, I like how the park was able to do something unique with the station and make it look like a barn/warehouse instead of just a giant white building. I really like how Matt Ouimet has recently been incorporating a story into the actual coaster rather than just slapping a name on a ride and calling it a day.

    Overall this is a great looking coaster that will draw in crowds. It might not be the tallest, longest, or fastest RMC, but it gets the job done and does it well.

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