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Apparently the park sent out an email saying that Kings Dominion will open on March 22nd! Oh, did I say March? I meant May. Alpengeist, InvadR and Verbolten are open tomorrow. This comp

Kings Dominion is a very good park with some great rides but KD and BGW are headed in very opposite directions right now. Those things can both be true.

Too bad Volcano isn't still around. It was ahead of its time not only technologically, but it already had limited capacity down to a science.

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Just got back from the park for the Flying Squirrels Day-thing, rode i305 11 times, 2 in the front row, and it's even more amazing than ever. The first turn's change is very noticeable from the queue, even my non-enthusiast friends noticed it. But I'm afraid to say, I thought the black out was much more intense...

 

Virtually no lines for any of the rides, even Volcano and Fof which was a one-train wait for the front row. I was on i305's last train of the night, front row, with no one else on the train but my one friend. Truly an awesome day.

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Just got back from the park for the Flying Squirrels Day-thing, rode i305 11 times, 2 in the front row, and it's even more amazing than ever. The first turn's change is very noticeable from the queue, even my non-enthusiast friends noticed it. But I'm afraid to say, I thought the black out was much more intense...

 

Virtually no lines for any of the rides, even Volcano and Fof which was a one-train wait for the front row. I was on i305's last train of the night, front row, with no one else on the train but my one friend. Truly an awesome day.

 

Thanks for the update. I like that intense feeling. I'm glad it's back. Was the first downhill much faster without the trims? Did you still get airtime on the 3rd hill? I never had a chance to ride it in it's original form. Sounds like I've got to stop calling it In-Trim-Adator.

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Shockwave was not running Friday, basically the only area of the park open was Congo. But the intense turns with the straps were so much better...if it wasn't a top 10 ride before, i305 definitely is now.

 

But Rebel Yell and Dominator were both testing, and I bet many of he other rides were and I just didn't notice them.

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^^Shockwave running & if so did the trains get repainted?

 

I don't think so because if you look closely in the bottom left hand corner of the picture below (CoasterSkinny Facebook Photo) it looks like its still the same colors and that they painted some of the station to go along with the trains. BTW, the new signage looks GREAT compared to before!

 

Also, here is a picture (CoasterSkinny Facebook Photo) of Intimidator 305's new turn. It looks AWESOME and is supposedly an even better ride now! Can't wait to try it out next weekend! It's devastating I couldn't make it this weekend, haha!

 

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CoasterSkinny Facebook Photo.

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Thanks for posting the pic of the redesigned turn. Any more information or the new ride experience or videos of the train in action would be appreciated.

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Just got home from Kings Dominion. Aside from some unwanted wind and painful hail, it was a great day. Intimidator 305 is better than it was even on April 2, 2010. The trimless first drop is just great and the airtime on the second hill is ungodly good. Plus the trims on the third airtime hill don't slow you as much. Albeit I did start to black out just a little in the first turn, it was nowhere near as sustained as it used to be. So great job on the "new" Intimidator, Kings Dominion.

Shockwave's new paint looks great in person and the new sign is pretty cool. The station also got a refresh and is BRIGHT yellow (along with the queue railings.) Aside from that I can't think of much else that was new or exciting. Lines were actually really short and the operators were on it.

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