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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Hugecoltsfan » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:49 pm

The maintenance ball has actually been there for awhile. Well, it was there last year and the year before.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Lareson » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:49 pm

cfc wrote:Yes, I think the maintenance ball is new; at least I don't recall seeing one on Dominator before.


That was bought when Dominator was moved to Kings Dominion. I remember seeing it on a TV special I think the year after it was built. Don't remember what show it was, but I think it was on one of the DIY channels.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby vacoaster09 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:01 pm

The maintenance ball has been there... there was a TV special showing them going around the track in it.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby thepoint4life23 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:28 pm

How are Lines In June. I will be going to the park for the first time around june 15th. And i want to know if can do all the rides in one day or should start saving for a fass pass now

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:42 pm

June 15 is a Saturday--start saving for Fast Lane now.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Homeboy23 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:20 pm

vacoaster09 wrote:The maintenance ball has been there... there was a TV special showing them going around the track in it.


http://www.diynetwork.com/project-xtreme/kings-dominion-rollercoasters2/index.html
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby thepoint4life23 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:40 pm

Maybe the 17th or 18th then

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:31 pm

Eric (ernierocker) and I spent a great day at Kings Dominion on Saturday, April 13--perfect weather, light crowds, and Fast Lane Plus, which really came in handy when we rode Volcano. I also took some pictures are the now completed Planet Snoopy area, as I thought some of you might want to see what the place looks like when 1) it isn't full of construction equipment and 2) rides are actually operating, usually with people on them.

So, here's a look at Planet Snoopy, along with some "bonus" photos of a nice spring day at the park.
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Good morning, Doswell.
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Here's an overview of Planet Snoopy from the Eiffel Tower.
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Hi there, old Smurf Mountain station. Looks like Gargamel finally won.
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Woodstock's Express (formerly, Ghoster Coaster) looks great in its shiny new paint. They were even running two trains on it.
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Remember, this is Snoopy's planet. You're just visiting.
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The "iconic" Snoopy fountain, where Snoopy's Splash Dance used to be. Snoopy spits water out of his mouth at intervals.
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The kiddie train and the "ride you'll never catch me on."
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Being as this is Snoopy's realm, he gets special trash cans. Not even I305 can claim this!
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Snoopy wants your child to become a leader--in his new Army of Domination!
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Larry--new coaster sign!
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Fresh coaster theming.
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Unfortunately, Snoopy's Rocket Express was having some issues.
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But you can ride Woodstock's train out of Snoopy's Junction, instead.
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Lucy's Tugboat was down for the count that day, . . .
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. . . so kids weren't able to learn about gravity.
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But Snoopy wants, nay, demands, that you let your children play to build up their imaginations.
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Play, blast you, play!
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The Balloon Race looks like fun--it it weren't for all that spinning.
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Theming on the Linus Launcher.
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Here's the mini "George Foreman Grill Ride" in action.
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Someone asked about the re-themed kiddie bumper cars.
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Here they are.
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Snoopy's Space Buggies are a sort of kiddie "Bouncy Bouncy."
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Another look at Woodstock Whirlybirds, a tyoe of ride that many love--and that's OK.
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I think this is the nicest looking ride in Planet Snoopy.
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They did a very nice job on this mini chair swing ride.
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There were two existing kiddie-car rides that got "Snoopified," as well.
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Thank you, Snoopy we will--especially because we have Fast Lane Plus, . . .
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. . . which includes Volcano.
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Cell phones, cameras, and brief cases are not allowed in Africa.
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We actually started and finished out day with Dominator.
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And, yes, we rode this a number of times. ;)
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An Elissa-friendly prize.
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Guess who needs the Shock Wave credit.
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Shock Wave's restraints are Spanish Inquisition approved.
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Yes, we were once like those poor, miserable souls.
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Fast Lane Plus came in pretty handy for riding Avalanche, too.
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And while we're saying "hi there" to old stations, let's greet Hypersonic's and offer to buy it a cup of coffee. That's all.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Aceattack52 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:21 pm

^ Nice trip report. I see you opted for the Fast Lane Plus, always a good idea. It looks like they painted Woodstock Express; it's looking so vibrant and blue.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmillenia94 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:27 pm

Kings dominion is such a fantastic park and it has only gotten better every time I have visited! I enjoyed the park as a whole better than any other cedar fair park (even cp). Great atmosphere and balanced ride selection.

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