Kings Dominion Announces Tumbili Free Spin, Jungle X-Pedition Retheme to Safari Village
Expeditions are officially on the Horizon. Enter Tumbili and Jungle X-Pedition.
After a season-long teaser campaign, we finally know the destination for the shipping crates. Kings Dominion is renaming and upgrading the Safari Village area of the park and introducing a new roller coaster in 2022. 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. Around the corner, guests can climb aboard a brand-new roller coaster for a topsy-turvy adventure.
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 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 cruise 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.
Other features of Tumbili:
- 112 feet tall
- 90-degree vertical lift
- State-of-the-art magnetic technology to induce and control spinning
- Ride time of 55 seconds
- Seats eight riders
- Speeds of 34 mph
- Two beyond-vertical Raven Drops
- Three layers of track vertically stacked
“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 is the first of its kind in the region and is slated to open Spring 2022 along with other new discoveries in the Jungle X-Pedition area.
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For more information, visit Kings Dominion’s website!