Kings Dominion officially announce’s the addition of the 301 foot swinging tower ride that has already opened at Kings Island, Canada’s Wonderland, Cedar Point and Knott’s Berry Farms. In 2012 WindSeeker will now be built at Carowinds and Kings Dominion.
WindSeeker is a 301-foot-tall tower that spins riders nearly 30 stories above the Central Virginia Countryside. Seated in two-person swings that will allow their feet to dangle, riders slowly begin rotating in a circular motion as the swings ascend the tower. At the top, the swings reach speeds between 25-30 mph, flaring out almost 45 degrees from the tower.
WindSeeker will be joining Kings Dominion’s “300-Foot Club,” Intimidator 305, Drop Tower and the Eiffel Tower. These iconic and elite attractions help Kings Dominion stand tall above the rest as the Premier Amusement Park in the Mid-Atlantic.
Grove Section of the Park near Juke Box Diner
Height – 301 feet
Diameter – 81 feet
Diameter with swing arms extended – 110 feet
Swing Arm Angle – 45 degrees
Number of seats – 32 two-person swings; 64 total riders
Restraint System – Individual over-the-head lap bar with interlocking seat belt
Capacity – 960 riders per hour
Rotation Speed – 25-30 mph (8 rotations per minute)
Ride Time – approximately 3 minutes
Arms are installed with an elaborate LED lighting package, which will make for a dramatic and exciting ride for riders and spectators.
On-board Audio playing 18 different music tracks during the ride