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Kings Dominion announces BIG changes at water park

Posted at 2:02 PM, Feb 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-05 14:02:04-05
Rendering of Soak City at Kings Dominion.

Rendering of Soak City at Kings Dominion.

DOSWELL, Va. — Kings Dominion has asked for help naming its newest attraction. The Doswell theme park is in the process of transforming WaterWorks water park into Soak City. One of Soak City’s featured rides is a new 65-foot tall water slide tower. The tower itself includes three different rides:

  • Paradise Plunge – sends riders on an almost vertical free fall as the floor drops out from underneath their feet
  • Aqua Blast – sends riders through a twisting and spiraling enclosed water chute featuring 360-degree turns
  • Thunder Falls – launches riders in a tube down a series of intense drops and turns.

Kings Dominion started a “name the slide tower” contest on Facebook. The two choices are: Hurricane Heights and Tsunami Summit.

Facebook name the ride

Click here to cast your vote on the Kings Dominion Facebook page.

While many of the attractions  at WaterWorks will be a part of Soak City, Kings Dominion did highlight the following changes:

  • New children’s area that will double the size of the current children’s options in the water park
  • Upgraded family changing areas
  • Additional restroom complex
  • Expanded cabanas featuring WiFi and television
  • New restaurant concepts designed by Kings Dominion’s Executive Chef
A rendering of Splash Island

A rendering of Splash Island

“The Soak City expansion shows our investment and commitment to being home to Virginia’s premier water park,” Pat Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Kings Dominion, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to offer two parks for the price of one, which is a great added-value to our guests who appreciate a chance to cool off during our hot summer season.”

Kings Dominion opens to the public on March 29.