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Heres some crazy 1080p park footage by some amateur video guys with nice cameras and post-processing. Its a little cheesy but the footage is amazing! If you havent been to kings dominion this certainly shows some of the areas really well.

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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.

He has a lot more history with Kings Dominion than just 2 years. You also forgot that Carnival and Winterfest also came in under him (I know they aren't rides, but I feel they are big improvements for

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So...I'm in Richmond, but haven't gone to KD yet. I need some advice on the best day (that I have available) to go. The options are: this Friday from around 1pm to close, all day Saturday, or all day Sunday. Also...I am going to BGW on the weekend as well, so that's something else to consider. My initial plan was BGW Saturday and KD Sunday. However, I will be done with my work duties around 1130 on Friday, so that is why that day is now an option. I just want to try and go on the best day possible even though fri-sun isn't ideal.

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Sundays at KD aren't bad, crowd-wise in my experience. However, you may be able to get everything in that you want even with the shorter time on Friday, though it's usually more crowded than Sunday is. I'd say go with Sunday so you can do re-rides.

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I went to the park for the first time on Tuesday. It wasn't busy at all, possibly because there were thunderstorms in the forecast. Despite the forecast, it didn't rain at all! We were at the front of the pack that was lead back to I305 in the morning and rode it four times in a row with just a 2-3 minute wait each time. The longest wait of the day was Volcano around 11:30, which was 20-30 minutes. Crowds got even lighter throughout the day - we were able to ride Dominator six times in a row either without getting off or just switching rows when someone was waiting to get in the row we were in. All the coasters either met or exceeded my expectations. I305 was AMAZING. It may be my new favorite coaster! If there is bad weather in the forecast on the day you plan to go, consider taking the risk - it may be worth it!

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I'm going to be at Kings Dominion this Sunday for the first time ever and am looking for some advice on a game plan to get everything in credit wise. From the most recent discussion it seems Sunday was the right choice for the park and that makes me happy as I'm really hoping to be able to get as many rides in as possible and have time for rerides on I305 and others. Is it realistic to expect to be able to ride all the coasters (minus Taxi Jam) at least once on a Sunday? I have no idea when the next time I'd have the opportunity to travel to Virginia would be so I would like to get the most out of my first visit to the park. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

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^You should tackle the park with no problem. Dominator is a guaranteed walk-on after 4PM and hit Volcano early in the morning...Kings Dominion is a very easy full-day park!

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^That's great to hear. And I'm hoping to get to ride Dominator a few times at least. It was my favorite ride at Geauga Lake and getting to ride it again will be nice. We're probably going to hit the water park in the middle of the day (hooray for 100+ degree temperatures) so I'm thinking that the best idea would be to hit the most popular rides in the morning before the water park, then finish up the rest of the park after the water park and then hopefully have time for rerides and night rides on I305

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You should definitely do Volcano as soon as the park opens to avoid long lines and the chance of it breaking down. After that, be sure to hit up Flight of Fear, ever since 305 was built it has become much more popular causing long lines throughout parts of the day and once you get off that head over to 305. From there, you shouldn't have to worry about lines too much as most the coasters lines shouldn't be bad at all. I might would also recommend riding Shockwave fairly early to avoid a long wait due to the fact it is a standup and the GP takes forever to get strapped in on that ride. Like braztaz said, hit up Dominator in the afternoon when it has no line...

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Thanks for the advice, this is exactly the type of information I was looking for. Here's hoping this weekend will go as planned, I will survive the insane heat, and come back home with 12 new credits from Kings Dominion and 5 from Busch Gardens

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Happiness is... Finding A Cure For Breast Cancer!

 

Kings Dominion, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Central Virginia affiliate of Susan G. Komen are teaming up to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

 

Now thru August 22, Kings Dominion guests can support the fight against breast cancer or honor someone that has been affected by the disease.

 

Happiness is... Winning A Car!

 

Purchase a little pink Snoopy online now or at the park. Snoopys are just $5 for one or $20 for five. All net proceeds from the Snoopy sales go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

 

All Snoopys will be tossed into the International Street Fountain at Kings Dominion. Buy a Snoopy online and we'll toss it in for you. Buy your Snoopy at the park and you can "Splash Your Snoopy" into the fountains yourself!

 

On August 22nd one lucky Snoopy will be selected randomly and the owner of that Snoopy will become the owner of a new Honda Civic compliments of Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg!

 

Happiness is... Getting a Great Deal!

 

Visit Kings Dominion during our Pink Days, July 25 - August 22, 2011, for JUST $38.99 by purchasing tickets online. Buy now and SAVE $20 off the regular price at the park. Plus $1.00 from every ticket sold will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

 

Enjoy all Kings Dominion has to offer with more than 75 great rides and slides, two giant wave pools, Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular, daily through August 14th and support a wonderful cause. You will make an impact and you might win a new car.

 

http://happiness.kingsdominion.com/

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While it looks like it might be a possibility for Carowinds based on the marker with "Huss GF" written on it (even though that even seems suspicious), I am reluctant to think that Cedar Fair would pull a "Windseeker" and put these in some of their parks next year.

 

Don't get me wrong, the Huss giant frisbees are my all time #1 flat, but their reputation for having a lot of major down time leads me to wonder if CF would be willing to invest the money to add them to a bunch of their parks.

 

But then again, I guess Huss frisbees would be more reliable than their topple towers.

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^I'm thinking a Huss Giant Frisbee, since Carowinds is getting one next year. (At least, should be)

 

So that's why the carowinds thread has come out of hibernation? I hope we get a regular frisbee & not a giant as I HATE their restraints which is why I won't ride Crypt anymore...of course a windseeker on the spot where hypersonic was would be good too & would creat a tower triangle of sorts with DT to the east,WS to the west & ET to the center north.

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Plus adding WIndseeker would tie KD the 'record of most attractions over 300 ft in one park' (I305, ET, DT, WS) with CP. (MF, TTD, SS, WS)

 

Wouldn't Power Tower technically count, since the structure itself is 300ft?

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^Nice.

 

Any ideas on what we may be getting in 2012? My guess is it'll be a small addition since they usually announce the major invcestments right around late july/early august.

 

Didn't KD announce Intimidator 305 in late August?

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Didn't KD announce Intimidator 305 in late August?

 

But supports arrived 2 months before that, so we knew they were getting something big. I'm sure KD will get something decent for 2012, just not expecting something that big.

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Look at the guys profile, he is a teen that doesn't know anything about the park's future plans... he says it's "obvious" and I'm guessing he is talking about how 4 other CF parks installed Windseekers this year so he thinks KD will do the same...

 

And don't get your hopes up for KD saying "soon!" considering they have been saying that their new website has been coming "soon!" since May and it still isn't up yet...

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