Kings Dominion adds roller coaster

Kings Dominion over the weekend debuted the Tumbili, which bills itself as “Virginia’s first 4D Spin Coaster.”

The Tumbili — a Swahili word for “monkey” — stands 112 feet tall at its maximum height and suspends riders on either side of the track as the cars flip continuously throughout the ride.

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  • It uses “state-of-the-art magnetic technology that induces and controls spinning,” according to the park.

    The ride runs a length of 770 feet, hits 34 mph and lasts just shy of a minute and 55 seconds.

    See it in action below:

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