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P. 766: Haunt Has Risen from the Grave

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From Screamscape:
Screamscape sources tell us that Toxic Plague and CornsStalkers will be removed from this year’s Halloween Haunt line up. Toxic will be replaced by Zombie High and CornStalkers will be replaced by Miner’s Revenge.

 

Good Cornstalkers was terrible.

 

Club Blood has the best theming of all the haunted attractions.

 

Now if only they were scary.

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^Come to think of it, Club Blood is pretty old, too.

 

I agree Chuck. "Club Blood" is getting a little old. Don't get me wrong, the park has tweaked the maze a couple of times over the years it has existed; but, I think it is time to retire this one and go for a totally different theme. Plus, you can always bring it back in 4-5 years. Because of its elaborate themeing/detail, I assume the park is trying to milk it for all its worth.

 

Matter of fact "Club Blood" and "Toxic Plague" are the oldest running indoor mazes. Followed by "Doll Factory", "Medieval Macabre", and "The Dominion Meat Factory". I would not be surprised to see a couple of those mazes retired in 2014.

 

Most scare-zones in 2012 received major upgrades or were new. So, I don't see any changes there. The only scare-zone that I thought needed to be upgraded or replaced was "Feary Tales" (on the path running from the Eiffel Tower to the Dogem building). It appeared to me that Kings Dominion was understaffed in scare-actors for 2012 and that was reflected in the fewer number of folks in the scare-zones. Hopefully, the park can get more positions filled this year.

 

I believe that we should be getting at least 2 new live shows for this year (replacing the shows on the International Street Bandstand and the Kings Dominion Theater). Not sure if Blood Drums is returning. The park stated that there will be 5 shows for Haunt. I assume at least one of those shows will be for kiddies. I guess the 3D Haunted House movie will be back in the Action Theater.

 

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Apparently Miner's Revenge is replacing Camp Killauee and Zombie High is replacing Toxic Plague.

 

I'm interested to see how these turn out! I'm happy Camp Killauee is getting replaced as that was one of the weaker mazes.

 

I agree regarding Camp Killauee--a pretty hit-or-miss maze.

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Speaking of Haunt, the park recently sent out this announcement.

 

Kings Dominion to Host Park-Wide Job Fair to Kick Start Hiring Blitz

 

Kings Dominion looking to fill nearly 150 positions for fall operation

 

WHAT: Kings Dominion – home of the bigger, better Planet Snoopy – will host a park-wide job fair to fill nearly 150 positions as the park gets ready for fall operation. Kings Dominion is looking for applicants to fill job openings throughout the park including food and beverage, games, merchandise, rides, water park, admissions and security departments. Entry-level, as well as supervisory positions, are available to qualified applicants.

 

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and apply online at www.kingsdominion.com/jobs. Kings Dominion management will contact qualified applicants to set up an interview.

 

Kings Dominion will also host a “Scream Test and Creature Casting” on Saturday, August 17th from 5 until 9 pm for Halloween Haunt. The park is currently looking to fill more than 450 monster positions that will roam the midways as part of the region’s largest scare force. No appointments are necessary, all walk in applicants accepted for the Haunt Casting Call.

 

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10 AM until 4 PM – Park Job Fair

Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 5 – 9 PM – Scream Test and Creature Casting

 

WHERE: Kings Dominion

16000 Theme Park Way

Doswell, VA 23047

 

 

 

 

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Hello all, I'm very excited to possibly visit Kings Dominion for the first time on Labor Day Weekend. My partner and I were planning on hitting the park for two days on Sunday, and Labor Day. I imagine the crowds will be heavy, so that's why we're thinking two days. I'm not really into fast pass or anything, as my partner often needs planned breaks in between attractions to stave off motion sickness.

 

Are there certain areas of the park that you would hit up first at opening? And does the park rope off certain areas until a certain amount of people are in the park? Also, does anyone think they know of a good hotel that's not too pricey, but still a decent sleep, or will hotels be hard to come by this weekend? Thanks everyone!

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^ Two days will be more than enough time to hit everything in the park. They allow platinum pass members (I believe) in earlier then other guest. Sometimes Dominator/Berserker opens up a little earlier then everything else since they are both the only rides in the front of the park. With out a Fast Pass Volcano will have a long line. I would go straight there and then Intimidator. But only if you are trying to rush. With two days I would not worry about it. Whenever I go to a park I start with something and work than my way around the park. I do not get the jumping all around. That is not enjoyable to me.

 

Anyway... there are lots of hotels within 20 minutes of the park. There is one right in the parking lot but its usually really pricey. I usually stay a little bit south of the park and have about a 10-15 minute drive to the park. I suggest using Google Maps to figure out where the hotels are and then calling the hotels direct. It is a holiday weekend so I would start looking now. Some hotels have minimum night stays over holiday weekends.

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^ Two days will be more than enough time to hit everything. With two days I would not worry about it. Whenever I go to a park I start with something and work than my way around the park. I do not get the jumping all around. That is not enjoyable to me.

 

Wow, thanks for the quick reply. Good to hear that I can meander through the park without having to rush. I don't like bouncing around much either. It's always fun to experience a new park the way it was meant to, in a complete circle. We'll definitely look into hotels soon, so we won't get stuck without one.

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Cool, I love haunts, BTW, just noticed that I305 is down for the count. I guess that's what I get for not reading posts first. I wonder if it will be back up in time for Labor Day. Keep us posted Richmond locals, otherwise, might have to go to Busch Gardens instead.

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How long has Intimidator 305 been down? I've been hearing about it, but never did hear when it happened.

 

Based upon a Screamscape report, Intimidator has been down since the evening of July 8. It's a shame two of the best Intamin's on the East Coast are both out of commission at the moment.

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We are tentatively planning a trip to Myrtle Beach starting Labor Day weekend and thought about visiting the park on the way down. If I-305 is still not running, we may skip it and head to Busch Gardens instead...or maybe even try to drive down to SFOG which we have never visited.

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We are tentatively planning a trip to Myrtle Beach starting Labor Day weekend and thought about visiting the park on the way down. If I-305 is still not running, we may skip it and head to Busch Gardens instead...or maybe even try to drive down to SFOG which we have never visited.

 

Well they're both nice parks even with 305 out of the picture, and both should be avoided like the plague on Saturdays (and Sun. on Labor Day weekend), although at KD you might practically get a little woodies action, and I305 could still be worth it if running and you haven't experienced it before.

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