The sign outside this ride says VOLCANO THE BLAST COASTER and it truly is a blast, in more ways than one.  Never a fan of suspended coasters, I didn’t expect to like this ride so was pleasantly surprised; I liked it so much that as soon as I got off, I got right back on.  Once the train is dispatched, it ascends to a tunnel where there is a pause before the riders are launched from 0 to 70mph.   There are four inversions on the twisted track and they are by far the wildest and most enjoyable I have ever experienced.  They’re startling and totally unexpected, but startling in a good way.  Not at all rough like those on Anaconda; just a whole lot of fun.  I was thinking WHOA, while laughing my head off.   Particularly noteworthy is the roll out at 155 feet, during which the train is completely inverted.  Everything on this ride happens so fast that you don’t know whether you’re coming or going.   The second launch comes as a complete surprise and blasts the riders out of the volcano.   You suddenly find yourself upside down looking straight up at the sky, and this is quite a moment.   If you look around you during the inversions and realize how high up you are, it’s almost scary. The ride is short  - just over a minute – but sweet.   4 out of 5 stars.  For more information about rides at Kings Dominion, go to