Kings Paradise is an amusement park located in Laramie, Wyoming. It is so far the only amusement park in the state of Wyoming after a small family park called Lions Park closed. It is a sister park to Kings Adventure, Kings Island, and Kings Dominion.

History Edit

Kings Paradise opened in 1971 as Superland, operated by the Anders family (which consisted of Seamus and his parents Patrick and Catherine). In 1985, after Patrick succumbed to pancreatic cancer, Seamus was forced to sell the park along with its sister park to Kings Entertainment, who renamed it to Kings Paradise. In 1992, Paramount Parks bought the park when it bought out KECO and renamed it to "Paramount's Kings Paradise". After Paramount Parks shut down in 2006, Kings Paradise was sold to Six Flags instead of Cedar Fair like the others and renamed "Six Flags Thrill City". In 2008, Six Flags put the park up for auction. In 2009, it was bought by Cedar Fair, who gave back its Kings Paradise name.

Park areas Edit

  • Sector Zero
  • Planet Snoopy (formerly known as "Looney Tunes World" (2007-2008) and "Kidventure Land" (1971-2006))
  • Action Zone (formerly known as "Northern Gardens" (1971-2006) and "Gotham Backlot" (2007-2008)
  • Olde Frontier (formerly known as "Frightmare Village")
  • Boomerang Bay - Inclusive water park (formerly known as "Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay" (1997-2006) and "Splash Works" (1989-1996))

Roller coasters Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Racer 1971 A Philadelphia Toboggan Company racing wooden coaster.
Woodstock Express 1971 An Alan Herschell wooden kiddie coaster. Formerly known as "Roadrunner Express" (2007-2008), "Scooby Doo Ghoster Coaster" (1992-2006) and "Junior Racer" (1971-1991).
Venom Rail 1984 A Togo stand up roller coaster. Formerly known as "Ninja" (2007-2008), "King Cobra" (1985-2006) and "Red Devil" (1984).
Thunderstrike 1987 A Dinn Corporation wooden coaster.
Hurricane 1991 An SDC Hurricane coaster.
Z-Force 1993 An Arrow Dynamics hypercoaster. Formerly known as "Superman: Ride of Steel" (2007-2008) and "Sonic 2000" (1993-2006).
Silver Stallion 1997 A Premier LIM launched coaster. Formerly known as "Flight of Fear" (2009), "Joker's Jinx" (2007-2008), and "Star Trek: The Ride" (1997-2006).
NightFire 1999 An Intamin AG launched suspended coaster. Formerly known as "Kingda Ka" (2007-2008) and "Top Gun: The Jet Coaster" (1999-2006).
Ricochet 2001 A Zamperla wild mouse. Formerly known as "Pandemonium" (2007-2008) and "Mad Mouse" (2001-2006).
Renegade 2004 A Bolliger & Mabillard floorless coaster. Formerly known as "Medusa" (2007-2008).
Vampire 2007 A Bolliger & Mabillard custom inverted coaster. Formerly known as "Batman Knight Flight" (2007-2008). It was relocated from Denmark where it was previously known as "Gladiator".
Raging Tempest 2008 An Arrow Dynamics looping coaster. It was relocated from Geauga Lake where it was previously known as "Double Loop".
Sanctum.exe 2011 An Intamin AG blitz coaster.
Exciter 2013 A Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster.
Centurion 315 2015 A Bolliger & Mabillard hyper-giga coaster.

Flat Rides Edit

Thrill Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Parachute Tower 1971 A parachute drop tower.
Witches' Wheel 1985 A Huss Enterprise ride. Formerly known as "Spin Meister" (2007-2008) and "Enterprise" (1985-2006).
Drop Zone 2002 An Intamin Gyro-Drop tower. Formerly known as "Dare Devil Dive" (2008), "Superman: Tower of Power" (2007), and "Drop Zone: Stunt Tower" (2002-2006).
TNT Twister 1976 A western themed Chance rotor. Formerly known as "Rotor" (1976-2003).
Rodeo Roundup 2004 A western themed Hrubertz round up.
Firehawk 2011 An S&S Screaming Swing.
Weapon 2011 A Fabbri Evolution Ride.
Ocean Motion 1981 A Huss pirate ship. Formerly known as "Voyager" (1981-2006) and "Buccaneer" (2007-2008).
Windseeker 2014 A Mondial Windseeker ride.
Ripcord 2006 An upcharge Skycoaster ride. Formerly know as "Skycoaster" (2007-2008) and "The Outer Limits" (2006).
Skatepark Spin Halfpipe 2008 A Zamperla Disk'O ride. Formerly known as "Tony Hawk Big Spin" (2008).
El Dorado 2012 A 1001 Nachts ride. Relocated from Kings Dominion.

Family Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Scrambler 1971 An Eli Bridge scrambler ride. Formerly known as "CatWoman's Whip" (2007-2008).
Super Wheel 1971 A Ferris wheel.
Whirligig 1971 A Wave Swinger ride. Formerly known as "Crime Wave" (2007-2008) and "Wave Swinger" (1971-2006).
Tiki Twirl 1971 A Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl ride. Formerly known as "Harley Quinn SpinSanity" (2007-2008) and "Tilt-A-Whirl" (1971-2006).
Carousel 1971 A Marcus A. Illions antique carousel.
Shake, Rattle and Roll 1980 A Huss Troika ride. Formerly known as "Revolution" (2007-2008) and "Troika" (1980-2006).
Dodge 'Ems 1971 Bumper cars. Formerly known as "Skooter" (1971-2006) and "Gotham City Dodgems" (2007-2008).
Outer Space 2012 An upcharge 4D IMAX theatre.
Pirate's Flight 2008 A Zamperla pirate ride. Relocated from Geauga Lake.

Kiddie Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Lucy's Tugboat 1971 An Alan Herschell tugboat ride. Formerly known as "Daffy Duck's Deep Sea Adventure" (2007-2008) and "Tugboat" (1971-2006).
Peanuts Road Rally 1990 A Zamperla Convoy guided track ride. Formerly known as "Taz's Monster Trucks" (2007-2008) and "4x4 Monster Trucks" (1990-2006).
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron 1971 A Chance Rides kiddie airplane ride. Formerly known as "Bugs Bunny Ranger Pilots" (2007-2008) and "Red Baron" (1971-2006).
Helicopters 1971 An Alan Herschell helicopters ride.
Snoopy's Balloon Race 1990 A Zamperla Samba Balloons ride. Formerly known as "Elmer Fudd's Balloon Race" (2007-2008) and "Up Up and Away" (1990-2006).
Joe Cool Dodgem School 1971 Kiddie bumper cars. Formerly known as "Bugs Bunny Dodgem Rally" (2007-2008) and "Jr. Skooter" (1971-2006).
Snoopy's Motorcade 1971 A Hampton rides kiddie umbrella ride with dune buggies. Formerly known as "Daffy Duck Magic Motorcade" (2007-2008) and "Sandblasters" (1971-2006).
Charlie Brown Wind Up 1971 A kiddie Wave Swinger ride. Formerly known as "Taz Twister" (2007-2008) and "Kiddie Swings" (1971-2006).

Defunct Attractions Edit

Roller coasters Edit

Name Year Opened Year Closed Description
Corkscrew 1976 1983 An Arrow Dynamics corkscrew coaster. Replaced with "Venom Rail".
Rocket 1979 1986 A Schwarzkopf custom spiral coaster. Replaced with "Thunderstrike". Relocated to Kings Adventure.
Stratosphere 2000 2005 An Intamin AG accelerator coaster. World's first accelerator coaster. Replaced with "The Outer Limits" (now Ripcord).
Steel Python 1989 2010 An Arrow Dynamics multi-looping coaster. Formerly known as "Viper" (2007-2008) and "Dragon Fyre" (1992-2006). Replaced with "Exciter".
Galaxy 1974 1990 A Pinfari Galaxi coaster. Replaced with "Hurricane".

Flat Rides Edit

Name Year Opened Year Closed Description
Amazing River 1971 2006 An Arrow Dynamics family log flume. Replaced with "Batman: Knight Flight".
Acrophobia 1992 2000 An upcharge slingshot ride. Replaced with "Ricochet".
Alien Invasion 1986 2011 An Eyerly monster ride. Formerly known as "Big Squid" (2009-2010, 1986-2006) and "Monster Spin" (2007-2008). Replaced with "Outer Space".
Revolution 1984 1991 A Huss Ranger ride. Replaced with "Acrophobia".
Scooby Doo Ghost Blasters 1994 2003 A Sally Corporation prototype dark ride. Formerly known as "Ghostbusters: The Ride" (1994-1997) and replaced with part of Olde Frontier.