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March 25, 2011

Spring has sprung in Central Virginia and there is no better way to celebrate longer days and warmer weather than with the grand opening of Kings Dominion.  Celebrating over 35 years of family fun and excitement, the Mid-Atlantic's premier amusement park kicks-off its 2011 season on Saturday, April 2 with an amazing deal for an amazing cause.

Kings Dominion has teamed up with the Marine Corps Foundation's Toys for Tots program to kick-start the giving season and help bring a smile to kid's faces during the 2011 Holiday Season.  Guests that donate a new-unwrapped toy at Kings Dominion on April 2 and 3 will receive 50% off Regular General Admission ($57.99) that day.

Intimidator™ 305 returns as 'Amusement Today's' Golden Ticket winner for "Best New Roller Coaster in 2010" and's Readers' Choice Award winner for "Best New Roller Coaster in 2010!"  "The fast lane just got faster," said Pat Jones Vice President and General Manager Kings Dominion. "Over 1 million guests experienced the extreme thrills of Intimidator™ 305 last year and this monster is back and better than ever!"

New for 2011 is, "Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular," a million dollar nighttime walk-through light and sound experience featuring Snoopy and the PEANUTS™ gang.  Designed using a dazzling mixture of low energy and high efficiency LED lighting, this immersive light and sound spectacular will be located along the park's center walkway, from the Eiffel Tower to The Grove area, featuring 1.2 million LED lights.  Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular will dazzle guests beginning June 18, 2011 and will run every night of Kings Dominion's 2011 season when the park is open until 10pm.

Coinciding with Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular on 10 pm closings is Kings Dominion's "Nights of Fire."  Sixty-four nights of stunning fireworks every night at 9:30 pm.  Don't forget the massive awe-inspiring fireworks displays for Memorial Day weekendMay 28 and 29, Independence Day Weekend July 2 – 4 and Labor Day Sunday September 4.

Kings Dominion will open for weekends in April (Saturday and Sunday), beginning Saturday April 2, including weekdays of Spring Break April 18 – 22.  The Park is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays in May.  Daily operation begins Friday May 27 –Monday September 5.  Water Works WaterPark opens Saturday, May 28.

Kings Dominion is a 400-acre amusement park and waterpark, which is home to over 60 rides, slides, shows and attractions.  The park features one of the largest roller coaster collections on the East-Coast, with 15 World-Class scream-machines, two children's areas, and Water Works, a 20-acre water playground.  Kings Dominion is conveniently located at exit 98 on I-95, north of Richmond.  For more information about Kings Dominion and complete operating hours, please

Kings Dominion is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN."  In addition to Kings Dominion, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort, and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.


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