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Take a look at Delirium, the ride which replaces the Shockwave

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Delirium rendering, the thrill ride to replace Shockwave

DOSWELL, Va. – The Delirium has been announced as the Shockwave’s replacement, and the ride will open in spring of 2016.

The Shockwave, which opened in 1986, was the oldest stand-up roller coaster on the East Coast until it closed on Aug. 9.

Kings Dominion representatives explained how it will work. It’s not a roller coaster per say, it’s a “thrill ride.”

Delirium is a powerful, spinning pendulum on which 40 riders will be strapped into their seats, facing outward on a giant ring.

As their feet dangle, they begin slowly swinging back and forth while the ring starts to rotate. The ride quickly gains momentum and before they know it, riders are getting swirling views of the park. On Delirium, guests soar to a height of 115 feet at a maximum arc angle of 120 degrees.

Delirium will delight thrill seekers of all ages as they fly through the air, experiencing gravity defying hang time.

Guests who want to be among the first to experience Kings Dominion’s newest addition can purchase a 2016 Kings Dominion Season Pass starting today at the lowest price of the year.

Gold Passes are available for just 9 easy payments of $9.75.

Passholders enjoy many benefits, including: Bring-A-Friend discounts, food and merchandise discounts, early access to select rides and Kings Dominion’s all-inclusive water park, Soak City.

Construction on Delirium is set to begin in the fall. The new ride will be located in the Candy Apple Grove section of the park.