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Coaster Landmark Award

Coaster: Rebel Yell
Park: Kings Dominion - Doswell, VA
Date awarded: 6/20/2003

Plaque Text

The American Coaster Enthusiasts recognizes Rebel Yell as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a designation reserved for rides of historical significance.

Designed by John C. Allen (1907-1978) of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the 92-foot high wooden racing coaster opened on May 8, 1975 with each of the two tracks measuring 3,368-feet. Featured prominently in the motion picture Rollercoaster, the Rebel Yell was selected as the site of the world championship roller coaster marathon, which began on June 6, 1977 to help promote the new film. While three other competitors established a new 161-hour Guinness World Record, it was during this event that Roy Brashears, Paul Greenwald, and Richard Munch discussed the potential of a national club for roller coaster fans which eventually lead to the formation of ACE in June 1978.

The Rebel Yell continues to appeal to riders of all ages, and remains an integral part of Paramount’s Kings Dominion’s fine collection of wood and steel roller coasters.

Presented by the
American Coaster Enthusiasts
June 2003

Contacts
Vacant Position
Preservation Director
Dave Hahner
Historian

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