Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted June 6, 2010 · Edited June 6, 2010 by Tchu Many may call this tweaking, but I'm choosing to look at the fact that the ride was tearing through wheels and posing a potential safety hazard to guests to the point of a nearly 20mph slowdown as a major boo-boo on the manufacturer's part. CF obviously ordered a 94mph giga, and Intamin may or may not have promised them that. Now KD has a (supposedly) 79mph giga that is still giving guests issues with sustained high g. Just something to think about: MF covers 13 acres, I305 - only 5 True, but... I'm not (and I doubt anywhere here on this forum is) fully informed and armed with all the necessary information to fairly play the blame game. All we have are a few pieces to a large, likely complex, puzzle, and without a full knowledge of the situation, blaming Intamin or KD or CF is probably an unfair assumption. I305 may have been exerting unreasonably high g forces for a sustained period. It may have been chucking wheels. And it may cover only 5 acres where MF covers nearly 3 times that... but it's likely that it was CF/KD who asked to for a 300+ ft, 90+mph giga coaster crammed into a relatively tiny 5 acre space. A coaster of that height, carrying those relative speeds, placed on a plot of land so small was always going to be a very different monster than MF. People are looking too much into the term "giga" as if coaster terms really mean that much. I305, despite being an Intamin giga, is probably as different from MF as any other random coaster. If Cedar Fair and Kings Dominion wanted a 300ft tall coaster, and wanted it in a very specific location, held within very specific barriers, the challenges that result from such a design/build should rest equally on the shoulders of the customer and the manufacturer. Without all the information and full tell-alls by the parties involved, its unfair to point the finger at any one specific party. Besides, the blame game doesn't accomplish much. What's most important is that this coaster is fixed and tweaked and rounded into shape so that it is safe for all guests, isn't a maintenance bankruptcy waiting to happen, and provides an enjoyable ride. Pretty sure that's what a roller coaster is supposed to provide, and how it gets to that point isn't as important as it getting to that point.