About 50 construction workers are removing old rides to make way for new ones in the Planet Snoopy section of Kings Dominion in Hanover County. The new rides will start arriving in February, said Gene Petriello, public relations manager for the amusement park.
While Petriello said he couldn’t disclose the exact dollar amount of the project, he did say it’s comparable to other recent projects, such as Windseeker ― a 30-story tall swing ride that opened in 2012 ― which cost $6.5 million.
The expansion, set to open on March 29, will double the current size of the children’s area to 14 acres and boost the number of rides to 18. Park patrons will be able to ride an aerial monorail above the area. A Snoopy-theme railway and hot air balloon ride also are among the new attractions.
The park says the project will create the world’s largest Peanut’s-themed children’s area in the world. Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., based in Sundusky, Ohio, owns Kings Dominion and 11 other amusement parks.
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