After over two years of speculation and rumors, it looks like the truth is finally out in Doswell, Virginia as to the identity of the ride to replace a growing void formerly home to attractions such as Diamond Falls, Freefallin', and the Sarari Amphiteater. In 2006, strap yourself into your Mini-Cooper and blast off once again.
Sources tell us that the information first came on a 2006 season pass teaser poster outside the main gates of Paramount's Kings Dominion boasting, "All New for 2006! The Italian Job Stunt Track," referring to the Paramount brand name coaster that first launched at sister parks Paramount's Kings Island in Ohio and Paramount Canada's Wonderland in Ontario this season.
Solidifying Paramount's Kings Dominion's title of the world's capital for launched coasters, if alike to its counterparts in nature, the new ride would not only become the park's 13th coaster, but also fourth launched coaster, pursuing 1996's Flight of Fear, 1998's Volcano: the Blast Coaster, and 2001's HyperSonic XLC: Xtreme Launch Coaster; and fifth historically, taking 1977's lateKing Kobra into account.
Bringing Kings Dominion's launch count up to seven, the triple-launching Italian Job Stunt Track features a family-friendly ride with a first blast-off of 40 m.p.h. and theming surrounding all parts of the layout to immerse riders in a simulated chase scene from the 2003 movie.