UPDATE – 4/02/10 Intimidator 305′s open! Watch a POV video and leave or read a review here: Kings Dominion’s Intimidator 305 Reviews & POV Video
Intimidator 305: Intimidating Indeed
King’s Dominion’s massive Giga coaster is nearing completion. Images on the official mini site (Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion.com) show the red steel track reaching 305 feet into the sky. Even with all of the images in photo gallery, it’s hard to conceive just how tall 300 feet is. I saw Intimidator at Carowinds in person last month and I was in awe at how big it looked from the ground and it was about 70 feet shorter. I’ve ridden and been close to taller roller coasters, but much of the general public has never seen anything this big. Intimidator 305 is going to blow people away!
This live shot from Kings Dominion’s web cam shows Intimidator 305 with Rebel Yell in the foreground looking like a kiddie coaster. Of course, once people get over the ride’s sheer size the question will be whether the coaster really delivers. I’m sure some will claim it’s the best thing on the planet just because it’s so big and fast, but many enthusiasts won’t waste any time critiquing it’s performance. Will it approach Millennium Force’s stature in the enthusiast community? Will it deliver more airtime? Only time will tell as Intimidator 305 is set to open in April.
UPDATE – 3/16 KD Fansite has posted this new video that includes Intimidator 305 test footage:
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion? Are you planning on riding it this year? Leave a comment below.