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I think part of the problem is KD's policy of offering their own "quick queue" on Wednesdays only. I've only tried to use it once (at TPR's East Coast Bash a few years ago), and the staff doesn't seem to know how to handle it (it's a bit too "casual"). BGW has, for the most part, dedicated seat rows, separate entrances, and formal procedures in place for rides with Quick Queue (and the staff knows what to do).

 

This could improve if KD institutes a system and had formal procedures for using it.

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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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I really don't care if we don't get a new ride, I think that Anaconda needs to be refurbished. They need to but a fresh coast of paint on the ride and give it similar trains that Carolina Cobra at Carowinds has, to stop the headbanging.

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^I actually quite liked it when I rode it a month or so ago. The only parts that were rough were the turn into the MCBR and the middle of the super awkward figure 8 helix. I knew what to expect but could never prepare for it properly. The one time I even smashed my jaw on the restraint and it clicked for the rest of the day. Other than those two spots though, I actually really liked it. I quite like Arrow loopers in their extreme simplicity and lack of grace. A nice change of pace from the B&M's and Intamins.

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I only rode it once or twice this year. The only really bad part is the bottom of the butterfly turn, which is just plain brutal. The rest of the ride is fun, though I'd much rather be spending my time riding i305!

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I don't think KD will get a Dinosaurs Alive attraction. I will have to look but I don't think there is enough space for it. But Windseeker will fit.

 

Supposedly the DA thing is going in between Grizzly & WWC(so much for getting a future B&M invert there) with the rumored windseeker ggoing where HSXLC's vertical tower was.

Oh yeah I forgot about that area. I can see Windseeker going where Hypersonic XLC was. They wouldn't ad a B&M Invert because they already have an Intamin. I wish they would add a GCI woodie there. But they would most likely remove Hurler (I never went on it but I heard it's awful).

I would say the park could def add a chain lifted inverted coaster and it would be quite alright. Volcano is all about speed and the launches. Lots of parks have launched inverters and standard inverted coasters...cedar fair, discovery kingdom, SF great america....just to name a few.

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El Dorado at Kings Dominion is FOR SALE to more than likely make room for a Windseeker in XLC's old location! For those of you who don't follow KD much, the ride was installed in 2009 to the left of Extreme SkyFlyer...

 

Just imagine how nice the lighting package on Windseeker would look with Juke Box Diner's neon lighting. It is about time the asphalt jungle (XLC's old spot) is getting some attention... I wonder if they will put brick pavers in back there?

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El Dorado at Kings Dominion is FOR SALE to more than likely make room for a Windseeker in XLC's old location! For those of you who don't follow KD much, the ride was installed in 2009 to the left of Extreme SkyFlyer...

 

Just imagine how nice the lighting package on Windseeker would look with Juke Box Diner's neon lighting. It is about time the asphalt jungle (XLC's old spot) is getting some attention... I wonder if they will put brick pavers in back there?

 

Well, that ride didn't last long...

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http://www.italintl.com/detail_page.php?record_id=1523

 

El Dorado at Kings Dominion is FOR SALE to more than likely make room for a Windseeker in XLC's old location! For those of you who don't follow KD much, the ride was installed in 2009 to the left of Extreme SkyFlyer...

 

Just imagine how nice the lighting package on Windseeker would look with Juke Box Diner's neon lighting. It is about time the asphalt jungle (XLC's old spot) is getting some attention... I wonder if they will put brick pavers in back there?

 

Well, that ride didn't last long...

 

Can't say that I'll miss it since I rarely bother riding it....just bring on windseeker in it's place.

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That blows... I would have MUCH prefered a Screamin' Swing in that spot. Or better yet, how about a few nice new slides or some shady bits for the Grove? Maybe even turning that slab of concrete into a nice eat-n-sit spot. Windseekers, from what I hear, are AWFUL from a maintainence standpoint. And honestly, how many 300 ft+ attractions do we need at KD? This would put us at 4... kind of an eye sore if you ask me. It makes sense from a business standpoint, but I am not liking it.

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That blows... I would have MUCH prefered a Screamin' Swing in that spot. Or better yet, how about a few nice new slides or some shady bits for the Grove? Maybe even turning that slab of concrete into a nice eat-n-sit spot. Windseekers, from what I hear, are AWFUL from a maintainence standpoint. And honestly, how many 300 ft+ attractions do we need at KD? This would put us at 4... kind of an eye sore if you ask me. It makes sense from a business standpoint, but I am not liking it.

 

The Windseekers are awful to maintain, because they're prototypes. If we get one next year, I'm sure Mondial will fix the problems that the 2011 ones had so we won't get those problems.

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Why would they add a Windseeker when They have This:

 

http://www.flatrides.com/Ride%20Index%20Pages/aviator.html

 

 

However with the Levithan/Behemoth Thing, I'll buy Anything now.

 

Because flying ace isn't marketed as a serious thrill ride whereas a windseeker is....using your logic they never should've installed flying ace because they already have a wave swinger not too far away from it's present location.

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