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PHOTOS: Bigger Planet Snoopy opens at Kings Dominion

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DOSWELL, Va. (WTVR) — Kings Dominion marked the opening of the 2013 season with its freshly updated nearly 14-acre Planet Snoopy, the largest PEANUTS™‑themed children’s area in the world.

Planet Snoopy now has 18 rides, eight of which are new , based on Charles Schulz’s beloved PEANUTS™ characters.

The new rides in Planet Snoopy include:

  • Charlie Brown’s Wind Up: Hop on with Charlie Brown and swing through the air on Charlie Brown’s Wind Up.
  • Flying Ace Balloon Race: Up, up and away! Soar high into the sky in a hot air balloon that climbs 37 feet into the air.
  • Linus Launcher: Let’s go! Tilt up, let your feet dangle and feel as if you are flying through thin air on Linus Launcher.
  • Lucy’s Tugboat: Come aboard and set sail on the high seas with Lucy and your family by your side on Lucy’s Tugboat.
  • Snoopy’s Junction: All aboard the only PEANUTSâ„¢ – themed railroad at Kings Dominion, as Woodstock and Snoopy lead the way on Snoopy’s Junction.
  • Snoopy’s Rocket Express: Blast off with this rocket – themed monorail that gives your entire family an aerial viewof Snoopy’s playhouse.
  • Snoopy’s Space Buggies: Defy gravity and bounce your way to the moon on Snoopy’s Space Buggies.
  • Woodstock Whirlybirds: Take the kids for a spin around on the classic teacups with a Woodstock twist.