Description: Ricochet™ is a fast track roller coaster that is uniquely designed with four passenger cars. Guests will experience hairpin turns, quick twists, breathtaking bumps and a fantastic 50-foot drop.
Debut: Spring 2002.
Location: The Grove – expanded area between Rebel Yell and The Hurler.
Number of Passengers: Ricochet is equipped with ten cars that seat four passengers each. Ricochet accommodates 960 passengers per hour.
Ride Specifications: Ricochet has 1,340 feet of track and a height of 52 feet. The ride incorporates a chain lift driven by an AC variable speed motor. There are 32 round tapered steel columns, which form the frame for 8 support arms. The track system consists of two 4-inch-round steel tubes with a thickness of nearly half-an-inch.
Ride Duration: 3 minutes.
Ride Manufacturer: Heinrich Mack GMBH & Company, Waldkirch, Germany
With the introduction of Ricochet, Paramount's Kings Dominion is home to an amazing collection of 12 world-class roller coasters, boasting more roller coasters than any other theme park on the East Coast. Other roller coasters at Paramount's Kings Dominion are HyperSonic XLC, The Xtreme Launch Coaster (s), Volcano, The Blast Coaster (s), Rebel Yell (w), Scooby-Doo's Ghoster Coaster (w), Grizzly (w), Shockwave (s), Avalanche (s), Anaconda (s), Hurler (w), Flight of Fear™ (s), and Taxi Jam™ (s).
(w) indicates wooden roller coaster, (s) indicates steel roller coaster