Today, Kings Dominion officially announced the eight new attractions that will be making their debut next year in the newly expanded Planet Snoopy section of the park. We have included their names and official discriptions below as well as our best guess at the make and model of the ride. The concept art which we have included below can be found on Kings Dominion’s Flickr page, here.
Snoopy’s Rocket Express
[dropcap2]An aerial monorail that gives families a view high above Planet Snoopy.[/dropcap2]
Snoopy’s Rocket Express is likely to be a Zamperla Ariel Ride that navigates through a series of twists turns as it passes over the brand new Planet Snoopy area. If nothing else, it should provide some neat photo opportunities for the other seven new rides.
[dropcap2]This ride will give families a sense as if they are flying around together in Planet Snoopy. [/dropcap2]
Linus Launcher is a small, lay-down, rotating flat ride. Judging by the concept art, it’s likely to be a Zamperla Kite Flyer.
[dropcap2]Spin around in the classic teacups, with a new Woodstock-themed twist. [/dropcap2]
Woodstock Whirlybirds looks to be a Zamperla Midi Tea Cup ride that is essentially a smaller version of the standard tea cups flat ride that can be found at countless parks across the country.
[dropcap2]Come on board a rocking tugboat, as guests set sail with the entire family by their side.[/dropcap2]
Lucy’s Tugboat is a small boat that rotates while slowly rocking back and forth. This ride looks like it’s probably a Zamperla Rockin’ Tug.
Flying Ace Balloon Race
[dropcap2]Hot air balloons that lift up 15 feet into the air, as you spin around.[/dropcap2]
Unfortunantly, Kings Dominion has yet to release concept art for any of the rides from this point on so the best we’ll be able to do is give you their names, official discriptions, and our best guesses as to what they are. Anyway, because it would seem that Cedar Fair has bought a full collection of Zamperla products, I’m guessing this will either be a Balloon Race (as the ride’s name would seem to imply) or a Samba Balloon flat ride. It’s also worth noting that it sounds like each balloon will be themed after a different country.
Charlie Brown’s Wind Up
[dropcap2]Families will hop in and swing around on this baseball-themed ride.[/dropcap2]
I honestly don’t know what this one is. The description seems to imply a traditional rotating swing ride but Kings Dominion already has one in The Grove section of the park called Wave Swinger so I wouldn’t expect them to add another. If you have any idea what it might be, let us know in our Planet Snoopy forum thread.
[dropcap2]It’s all aboard a Snoopy-themed railway, with Woodstock leading the way.[/dropcap2]
Assuming the Zamperla trend continues, chances are that Snoopy’s Junction is a Zamperla Kiddie Train.
Snoopy’s Space Buggies
[dropcap2]Defy gravity, as you hop into moon buggies that bounce up and down and rotate in a circle.[/dropcap2]
This is another one that I’m not terribly sure about but the description the park gave seems to match nicely with a custom-themed Zamperla Sombrerito. If it is, this may be the coolest looking addition for next year.
Remember, these are just the new attractions making their debut next year. In addition to the rides above, Kings Dominion is retheming six of its current rides and there’s an additional four rides that will be returning with relitively untouched themes. All together, by my calculation, that brings the total ride count for the new Planet Snoopy area up to eighteen. Quite an impressive number for one children’s area. Anyway, you can check out the full list of all the attractions, concept art, construction updates, and more, here.