Kings Dominion has been teasing fans for quite some time now that they would be “breaking records.. AGAIN.. in 2013” with photos of a space shuttle in space with Earth behind it. Many fans were guessing Kings Dominion would be adding another roller coaster, but Kings Dominion made quite a few surprises with their announcement for their record breaking attraction that will be ready in Spring of 2013.
Kings Dominion will be building a bigger and better Planet Snoopy. The 7-acre expansion will be the largest PEANUTS-themed children’s play area when it opens in 2013. When the expansion is complete, Planet Snoopy will span nearly 14 acres at Kings Dominion.
“Snoopy and the PEANUTS™ gang are instantly recognizable and nostalgic characters that both parents and
children can experience together,” Kings Dominion’s vice president and general manager Pat Jones said.
“This sizeable expansion to Planet Snoopy is unparalleled in scope to anything in this region and re-affi rms
our commitment to delivering world-class family thrills and entertainment.”
Along with brand new attractions, Planet Snoopy will feature:
- A balloon ride intended for families
- Classic tea cups with a twist
- Peanuts-themed railway
- New iconic entrance fountain
- Two live shows that will feature family friendly entertainment
- Additional meet and greets with characters, including: Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and Snoopy
- Expanded 1,100 square foot family care center with changing stations, nap areas, and feeding rooms
- Open air market place featuring fresh fruit and other foods
Construction on Planet Snoopy has not yet begun, but will begin after the park closes at the end of October. The newly expanded Planet Snoopy is expected to open in Spring of 2013, so stay tuned for additional news and information as the opening date gets closer!
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