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What This Virginia Theme Park Looked Like In The 1970s Will Blow Your Mind

Let’s take a trip back to 1973. Ground has broken on a new theme park and it’s the talk of the town…for practically everywhere in Virginia. Today, we know and love Kings Dominion as the place to go for out-of-this-world roller coasters and other fun attractions. If you’re anything like me, you may be a little timid to try any of the free fall or gravity-defying rides. Back in the 70s, the rides may not have reached the same speeds, but there were plenty of loops, twists, and exhibits to partake in. Whatever your stance may be on thrill seeking, it’s fascinating to peer into the history of this beloved amusement park. Here’s what Kings Dominion looked like over 40 years ago.

What do you think of these pictures? Do you remember when Kings Dominion first opened? We’d love to hear about your experiences there!

Beth
Beth is a musician and freelance writer from Richmond, Virginia.