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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:00 am

http://www.kingsdominion.com/what-s-new/new-fast-lane

Fast Lane now has 15 attractions instead of 10. Avalanche, Dodgem, Hurler, Blue Ridge Tollway, and WaveSwinger have been added to the pass. Also, due to ride capacity restrictions, you can only ride Volcano: The Blast Coaster twice a day with your Fast Lane pass.

I'm glad the park has been aware of the Volcano issues, and has come up with a solution.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:50 am

^Seems like management at KD has been very pro-active with getting the kinks worked out. Once again, the bitchers are proven wrong.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby megametal » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:27 am

Why the heck would anyone need a Fast Lane for Wave Swinger? Even if the line's full it only takes 15-20 minutes to get through.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bull24471 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:42 am

I think there looking out for the patron now more than the bottom line. I just looked at the pricing online for the fast lane and it drops $5 for every fast lane you buy. So if you buy lets say 4 online it is only $35 per person . Not a bad deal at all. As far as the Swings being added in my opinion it is to add to the fast lane list to make it more appealing to all ages or families. Just my thoughts.....
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby braztaz » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:38 pm

megametal wrote:Why the heck would anyone need a Fast Lane for Wave Swinger? Even if the line's full it only takes 15-20 minutes to get through.


15-20 minutes is a pretty long line by KD standards.

A better ride to question would be Hurler. ::lol::
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bull24471 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:47 pm

Just looked on KD's and BGW sites they closed early today. I am guessing due to heavy rains and low attendance. I hope next weekend is better going to KD Sunday.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:06 pm

megametal wrote:Why the heck would anyone need a Fast Lane for Wave Swinger? Even if the line's full it only takes 15-20 minutes to get through.


I agree,wave swinger is usually at most a 1 cycle wait for me...and this is on saturdays.Hurler is always empty as well.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:35 pm

I believe they are just putting Fast Lane on any ride that is easy to construct a Fast Lane entrance. In my opinion this is a good thing as it will spread out the Fast Lane users. Plus, 15 rides is a better bang for your buck than 10.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby netdvn » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:02 pm

Is using FP on medium rides like Waveswinger and Bumper Cars really necessary though? At BGW the line for the swings never goes over 10 minutes on normal days and 15-20 mins on busy days (most I’ve seen is about 30-35 min and that was on Labor Day weekend). Bumper cars lines can get longer, but that ride has lower capacity anyway.

The park is better off just keeping FP on major rides (coasters, water rides, Crypt/Drop Zone/Windseeker).
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Coaster_Fanatic » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:33 pm

I have never seen Hurler's line go out of the station. I really don't get why it needs a Fast Lane, honestly :?r
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