Kings Dominion To Debut New Tumbili Roller Coaster With Jungle X-Pedition Area
Today, in a press conference at the park, Kings Dominion (located in Doswell, VA), has revealed what’s new in 2022!
Today, Kings Dominion revealed a plethora of upgrades for 2022 which includes renaming and upgrading the Safari Village area of the park, a revamped restaurant, and introduction a new roller coaster.
The new area, Jungle X-Pedition, is set to an exotic archeological dig site and research facility, where explorers can visit the base camp for a bite to eat at a new signature restaurant and shop at an immersive retail location.
The Outer Hanks restaurant will be completely transformed for 2022 into the Explorer’s Outpost with a new outside bar, new kitchen with an all-new menu.
Around the corner, guests can climb aboard Tumbili, a thrilling roller coaster that suspends riders on either side of the track as the cars flip continuously throughout the ride.
Tumbili (toom-bee-lee — the Swahili word for “monkey”) is a thrilling roller coaster that suspends riders on either side of the track as the ride cars flip continuously throughout the ride. Featuring state-of-the-art magnetic technology that induces and controls spinning, this 4D Spin Coaster will give riders the feeling of weightlessness as they glide along the track. Guests will be immersed in the area’s rich theming with painted supports resembling bamboo and scenic ruins from the “Monkey God” temple as part of the Jungle X-Pedition discovery.
“Kings Dominion is in the business of making people happy, and the introduction of Tumbili and the Jungle X-Pedition themed area in 2022 is sure to excite our park guests,” said Bridgette Bywater, vice president and general manager. “We place a lot of focus on providing immersive experiences for our guests, and both of these certainly deliver on that promise. Riders will want to ride Tumbili again and again because, depending on the weight, position and rider interaction, it provides a different ride experience every time. And, Jungle X-Pedition will offer delicious food and retail options for those who want to take a break from it all.”
Tumbili will replace the former top spin flat ride “The Crypt” that was removed in 2020. The former location of Volcano: The Blast Coaster still remains vacant.
Here’s a sneak peek animation of the new Tumbili coaster.
Tumbili, along with the other new discoveries in the Jungle X-Pedition area, are scheduled to open Spring 2022.
Here’s a prediction animation we did back in 2020.
For more information, visit the official Kings Dominion website by clicking here.