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Yesterday, after my brief stop at SFA, I fought through the perpetual Northern Virginia I-95 traffic to check out Kings Dominion's Taste of the Season event - a COVID-blamed Winterfest-lite.  And beli

Wait, there is actually going to be a safari-themed ride in Safari Village? Is that allowed? 🤣

My money, in all seriousness, is on Tiki Twirl.  CF already has a logo drawn up and everything.

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It looks like they are using temporary supports to hold up the lift while they work their way up. Still waiting to see what they do for the apex.

 

Is there any significance to the height of the two main supports? I guess I am pretty sure there isn't, but with them being the same height there might be some relation to Earnhardt.

 

I can't wait for that first turn too, you are going to be heatin' through it. One problem though, it turns RIGHT! hahaha

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So uh, I thought the point of having that beefy track was so that it can utilize the two support system, but it looks like that support right out of the station is pretty permanent. I mean, why would they paint a temporary support and have to deal with a footer and everything?

 

OK, so I watched the video and he said that it was a temporary support, but why would they bother painting it?

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but why would they bother painting it?
My guess is that they have used pieces from another non erected support (probably from one that will later support one of the large hills) so that they don't have to make a complete temporary support, just the top bit.

 

And why paint that one then I hear you ask??, well to give it some protection from the environment, since it might be needed in the future...

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http://kingsdominion.com/attractions/detail.cfm?ai_id=92

 

Some of the names have already been changed to generic names to remove Hannah Barbara/Nick theming on KD's site. Also, they have removed the Nick Central page from the site. I bolded the one's that have been changed since last year, most of them just took off the name of the character, but kept the general name (ie. Scooby Doo's Ghoster Coaster is now Ghoster Coaster).

 

Discover a whole town bursting with fun! With rides and attractions parents and kids can enjoy together, KidZville® was designed with our younger guests in mind.

 

A few child favorites include:

 

The Treasure Cave

The Alley Cat 500

Boulder Bumpers

Spaceport

Hotrods

Jeep Tours

Clipper

Haunted Mansion

Ghoster Coaster

Kidz Contruction Company

Tree Swings

Taxi Jam

Turnpike

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I don't see those names staying like that. It's probably a temporary thing until they get the official "Peanuts" names released. I'd bet that Scooby's Ghoster Coaster will be Woodstock's Express next season. That's what Carowinds is renaming their Fairly Odd Coaster (Scooby Doo Coaster).

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I don't see those names staying like that. It's probably a temporary thing until they get the official "Peanuts" names released. I'd bet that Scooby's Ghoster Coaster will be Woodstock's Express next season.

 

Your probably right, and I hope you are. As for Scooby Doo's new name, I am putting my money on "Its a Coaster Charlie Brown".

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I think Cedar Fair has alot more options with Kings Dominion, Kings Island and Carowinds since these Camp Snoopy areas are much larger in size than Cedar Point's. I can't wait to see what will become of them all.

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^So far the only park that has been confirmed getting new rides out of the Planet Snoopy re-theme is Canada's Wonderland. Other than that I think the other parks Planet Snoopy's will just be a much needed refurb and redo of theming. Finally, no more cancelled Nick shows all around Kings Dominion (i.e. Hey Arnold and Wild Thornberries). The Snoopy brand is a timeless thing that everyone can identify with and will never be cancelled or forgotten. Even possibly without new rides the 4 other former Paramount Parks will definitely benefit from this much needed re-theme. Kings Dominion especially with the addition of I305 is hopefully set to have a great year next year.

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I think Intimidator will be a very cool rollercoaster. The drop is awesome but it looks like the coaster has many Positive G's (and i dont like pG's)

 

The seatbelts are awesome! i hope that you have no more airtime because those seatbelts will be not so tight.

 

Cant wait to ride it!

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Are they holding off on the lift hill? I haven't seen one piece of track yet only the drop. Either way construction is going very fast especially for a Giga.

 

 

I circled the lift construction in white. I believe they constructed that before all of the rain last week.

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According to KD's Facebook page, both yellow lift hill structures are now complete.

 

They still need to complete the track work for the lift, of course.

 

From the view of the webcame, something looks a bit off. It looks like if you draw a line at the same diagonal angle as the existing lift track from the station that there will be several feet between the first trussel (from the station) and the track.

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According to KD's Facebook page, both yellow lift hill structures are now complete.

 

They still need to complete the track work for the lift, of course.

 

From the view of the webcame, something looks a bit off. It looks like if you draw a line at the same diagonal angle as the existing lift track from the station that there will be several feet between the first trussel (from the station) and the track.

 

Keep in mind that the webcam is distorting the image a bit due to the lens

 

For instance, it looks as though the lift piece up to the temp support has a bend in it, when it doesnt in reality as we saw in the video

 

And of course, outside the station where the cable lift engage system is there will be a couple feet of flat track before the actual curve up to the hill with an extension of the truss for the lift on it, look at a couple early construction shots for a good idea, or the bottom of millennium forces lift

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