Twisted Timbers, the Mid-Atlantic’s first hybrid roller coaster, debuted today at Kings Dominion in Virginia.
Kings Dominion’s newest roller coaster, Twisted Timbers, opened to the public on Saturday, March 24, and is now sending guests along its intertwined wooden and steel structure into twisting barrel roll drops, dynamic inversions and gravity-defying weightlessness.
Twisted Timbers is an innovative hybrid coaster that uses the latest technology to combine wood supports with a steel track to create maneuvers previously impossible on a traditional wooden coaster. The coaster was designed and built by Rocky Mountain Construction of Idaho, a company renowned for reimagining wooden coasters.
Features of the Twisted Timbers ride include a 109 foot tall barrel roll drop, over 3000 feet of track, a top speed of 54 miles per hour, three loops, three overbanked turns, and 20 airtime moments.
Experience a ride on Twisted Timbers with this point-of-view (POV) video
Twisted Timbers is located in the Candy Apple Grove section of the park and is themed to an abandoned apple orchard on the edge of town. The story behind the coaster is that an unknown force – supernatural or natural– destroyed the harvest years ago and froze the orchard in time; now the strictly “off-limits” orchard has reopened for tours, with the twisted ride as its highlight.
Kings Dominion opened for its 44th season on Saturday, March 24. Season Passholders were invited to a sneak peek Passholder Preview Night on Friday, March 23. For more information, visit kingsdominion.com and watch these videos of other Rocky Mountain Construction hybrid coasters: