Hurler is a wooden roller coaster at Kings Dominion, in Doswell, VA. It is one of two identical roller coasters built by International Coasters Inc. both named Hurler. The other can be found at Carowinds. Both coasters opened in 1994 and are truly exact duplicates. Hurler originally took its theming from the 1992 Paramount motion picture Wayne's World, whose main characters frequently used the word "hurl". The opening of Hurler brought about the creation of an entire area of the park dedicated to the movie, including nearby locations the Rock Shop, and Stan Mikita's diner. Though Paramount sold both parks in 2006, removing the rights to reference Wayne's World, the name was determined generic enough to retain without violating copyright.
The roller coaster was briefly closed at the start of the 2006 season to be re-tracked.
The overall layout is a standard paperclip arrangement with two out-and-back style runs extending into the courtyard adjacent to Grizzly. The 83-foot first drop leads directly into Hurler's most unique element; an extremely wide, heavily banked turn. The track contains several sudden drops and twisting ascents, which give the rider considerable airtime, but have also earned the coaster a reputation for roughness and discomfort.
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