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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.

 

 

why'd they build i305? i mean, they already have taxi jam.

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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 it looks like all the major CF parks are going to have Windseekers. I'm happy with that. I'll be heading to KD for 2012 so if they have it it will be my 1st one.

 

It's looking that way what with the removal of el borado.

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The HALLOWEEN HAUNT XI website is now up!

 

http://haunt.kingsdominion.com/

 

Mazes:

CornStalkers (NEW)

Blue Ridge Bloodbath

Camp Killauee

The Asylum

Toxic Plague

Club Blood

Slaughter House

Medieval Macabre

The Doll Factory

Outbreak: The Evolution (NEW)

 

Scarezones:

Necropolis (NEW)

IronWorX (NEW)

The Lair (NEW

CarnEvil

Feary Tales

The Ruins

 

Shows:

Overlord's Resurrection

Uprising (NEW)

Elvira's Superstition

The Night Shift (NEW)

Blood Drums (NEW)[

 

I'm a bit suprised to see that IronWorX will be on Center Walkway and Necropolis will be in Old Virginia. I would have thought it would have been the other way around. The Lair's location (in the arbor) just seems like they are going to have lots of "vampire" scareactors in there compared to just a few random scareactors that should be in Central Stalkway in years past. They did come up with a good theme and name for the arbor, as there isn't a scarezone based on vampires and "lair" just makes sense to be inside (the arbor).

 

I'm glad to see that Alien Outpost got the boot and can't wait for Outbreak: The Evolution. They picked a great replacement theme for inside of FOF as it goes with the "disaster on earth" feel of FOF's queue! I'm also glad to see that the location of the former Maze of Madness is back for Cornstalkers as that side of International Street always was dead at Haunt last year.

 

I'm glad to see we got all new shows this year... Freak Show Deluxe was getting old, Disturbia was great but I feel the theme of Uprising fits the "feeling" of International Street more (with the Overlord's Resurrection at the opposite side of the fountains). Blood Drums won't fit the theme of CarnEvil as much, but will definitely go better with its neighbor Slaughter House (another good decision by KD). Even though many of us liked Fangs, I'm glad its gone as the GP didn't like it much. The Night Shift sounds like it will be pretty good and it will definitely go good with the scarezone Necropolis right outside the theater.

 

To sum it up, Haunt XI seems like it is going to be GREAT (better than last year actually)... I think both the new mazes will be great (finally Outpost is gone) along with the new scarezones (I can't wait for IronWorX)! The only thing that I would have done differently is put IronWorX in Old VA and Necropolis in Center Walkway, but this will definitely mix it up! I'm okay with the locations though as Necropolis will go with The Night Shift show. I'm also glad to see that they are using the brand new awesome HAUNT XI logo all over the place! I CAN'T WAIT!

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Pretty excited for Haunt. I think the only house I'm not excited to see return is Medival Macabre. I didn't find it too good. Actually, I found it terrible. The usher let WAY too many people in, the lighting was bright and gave away any potential scares. I think the maze has potential, but overall was horribly done last year.

 

Either way I'm really happy to see Asylum return, and REALLY excited for Cornstalkers. Heck, I don't think there's any maze I'm not excited for. The shows sound cool, except for Uprising, which sounds fun, just not my kind of show .

 

Also excited for the Scare Zones. Happy to see Feary Tales, and looking foward to Ironworx!

 

Looks like a great year for Haunt!

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I'm very excited for KD's halloween stuff. I went there last year (for the first time) and thought the haunted houses were WAY better (scarier) than Busch Gardens. My favorite was the slaughter house one.

 

I can't believe they are still doing Elvira's Superstition... that thing is so old and not fun.

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I'm very excited for KD's halloween stuff. I went there last year (for the first time) and thought the haunted houses were WAY better (scarier) than Busch Gardens. My favorite was the slaughter house one.

 

I can't believe they are still doing Elvira's Superstition... that thing is so old and not fun.

 

KD's Haunt was deffinintely better than BGW's HOS last year! Both of them have some great ideas up their sleeves this year and I can't want to see how they each turn out this year...

 

As far as Elvira's Superstition goes, atleast it is only for a month out of a year! Spongeboob has been in there for 9 seasons now. ONLY 1 MORE YEAR of that stupid contract!

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I'm very excited for KD's halloween stuff. I went there last year (for the first time) and thought the haunted houses were WAY better (scarier) than Busch Gardens. My favorite was the slaughter house one.

 

I can't believe they are still doing Elvira's Superstition... that thing is so old and not fun.

 

KD's Haunt was deffinintely better than BGW's HOS last year! Both of them have some great ideas up their sleeves this year and I can't want to see how they each turn out this year...

 

As far as Elvira's Superstition goes, atleast it is only for a month out of a year! Spongeboob has been in there for 9 seasons now. ONLY 1 MORE YEAR of that stupid contract!

 

Yeah but then they'll probably be showing that DA promo film at a cost to guests.

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I'm very excited for KD's halloween stuff. I went there last year (for the first time) and thought the haunted houses were WAY better (scarier) than Busch Gardens. My favorite was the slaughter house one.

 

I can't believe they are still doing Elvira's Superstition... that thing is so old and not fun.

 

KD's Haunt was deffinintely better than BGW's HOS last year! Both of them have some great ideas up their sleeves this year and I can't want to see how they each turn out this year...

 

As far as Elvira's Superstition goes, atleast it is only for a month out of a year! Spongeboob has been in there for 9 seasons now. ONLY 1 MORE YEAR of that stupid contract!

 

Yeah but then they'll probably be showing that DA promo film at a cost to guests.

I think I rather have Spongebob than something that cost money.

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MAJOR LEAK

 

http://www.kingsdominion.com/rides-attractions/ride-detail.cfm/ride_alias/WindSeeker/ride_category/Thrill-Rides

 

WindSeeker is a 301-foot-tall tower that spins riders nearly 30 stories above the Central Virginia Countryside. Seated in two-person swings that will allow their feet to dangle, riders slowly begin rotating in a circular motion as the swings ascend the tower. At the top, the swings reach speeds between 25-30 mph, flaring out almost 45 degrees from the tower.

 

WindSeeker will be joining Kings Dominion’s “300-Foot Club,” Intimidator 305, Drop Tower and the Eiffel Tower. These iconic and elite attractions help Kings Dominion stand tall above the rest as the Premier Amusement Park in the Mid-Atlantic.

 

Year Opened

2012

 

Location

Grove Section of the Park near Juke Box Diner

 

Ride Stats

Height – 301 feet

Diameter – 81 feet

Diameter with swing arms extended – 110 feet

Swing Arm Angle – 45 degrees

 

Seating

Number of seats – 32 two-person swings; 64 total riders

Restraint System – Individual over-the-head lap bar with interlocking seat belt

Capacity – 960 riders per hour

 

Speed

Rotation Speed – 25-30 mph (8 rotations per minute)

Ride Time – approximately 3 minutes

 

Cost

$6.5 million

 

Special Features

Arms are installed with an elaborate LED lighting package, which will make for a dramatic and exciting ride for riders and spectators.

 

On-board Audio playing 18 different music tracks during the ride

 

Manufacturer

Mondial, a Dutch-based ride manufacturer

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Well, now we know for sure were #2 is going. According to my intel, that it's for this year(well 2012 but you know what I mean, I hope), but who knows.

 

When you think about it, it is a good fit with all their other nose bleed rides.

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Not too surprising. I'd still prefer a razing of Hurler.

 

Just saw this on FB & wonder how anyone cracked the code into KD's website? It's definitely legit though as the renderings match that side of the park right about where el dorado is/was.....looks like I'll be definitely renewing my pass for 2-12 again.

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Well that sure was predictable! I'm really excited for the ride and think it will be a great fit for Kings Dominion! I'm also glad to see the former XLC location getting some much needed TLC... Hopefully this brings some "life" back to that corner. Also, the lights on Windseeker are going to look great with the neon lights of Juke Box Diner!

 

We now have 4 attractions over 300 feet!

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Well that sure was predictable! I'm really excited for the ride and think it will be a great fit for Kings Dominion! I'm also glad to see the former XLC location getting some much needed TLC... Hopefully this brings some "life" back to that corner. Also, the lights on Windseeker are going to look great with the neon lights of Juke Box Diner!

 

We now have 4 attractions over 300 feet!

 

Now if we can just get another launch coaster then we'd have two records at once.

 

If it's legit(I'm kinda having doubts based on the 2nd & 3rd renderings,as well as some of the wording in the description) then it'll be a good fit for that side of the park with a removal of hurler someday being the next step to revitalizing that side.

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I've kind of been expecting this one ever since I heard Cedar Fair purchased three additional Windseekers. Kings Dominion is the largest park in the chain that did not get one this year, so it makes perfect sense to install one there. I don't think it's the best park for one, as the park already has several tall rides, but it might end up working well. I'm really interested to see where the third one goes, because if Worlds of Fun gets it all of the large Cedar Fair parks will have one.

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Another Windseeker, what a surprise! These Windseekers may seem like cookie cutter attractions, but each one will have a different view. The view alone at 300 feet in the air will be worth riding a Windseeker at each park that has one, whether one has been on a Windseeker before or not.

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