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I'm not a "McDonald's coaster" fan, either, but I do find it oddly appealing when two nearby coasters have the same color scheme. Just adds to the mess of track effect, I guess, plus it can be funny when people get confused.

 

By the way, I love how KD did their 12 Days of Christmas posts on FB. I like that they announced actual improvements or additions to the park rather than just random park pictures. A great way to highlight small changes that might not otherwise open to much fanfare.

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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

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.

Yesterday, after my brief stop at SFA, I fought through the perpetual Northern Virginia I-95 traffic to check out Kings Dominion's Taste of the Season event - a COVID-blamed Winterfest-lite.  And beli

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^It's too bad that cave is gone, as it provided a much-needed air-conditioned space on those hot, humid Virginia summer days.

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KD has posted it's list of the lineup for their shows in 2014. They have all wheel sports listed for 2014. Is that an error? Cuz I was under the impression that they only would be sticking around KD for only 1 season? But if they're gonna be here again for 2014, i'm all good with that!

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First, congratulations to this thread for surpassing one thousand pages!!!

 

Second, I miss Yogi's cave and all the animatronics that went with it. When I arrived at the park in 1998 and went into Yogi's Cave, I was dismayed to see that they changed it into Treasure Cave and all the animatronics were gone. It was just a boring walk through. Although the last few seasons saw them re-themed Treasure Cave to pirates, it soon worn out its effectiveness. There was never another attraction like Yogi's Cave and, sadly, will never be another one like it again.

 

Third, I cannot wait until 4-5-14 to see the exciting changes to Kings Dominion in order to bring that park back to its former glory.

 

kINGS dOMINION - BETCHA YOU CAN'T DO IT ALL!!!

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^It's too bad that cave is gone, as it provided a much-needed air-conditioned space on those hot, humid Virginia summer days.

 

They could just do what what SF St. Louis did and just open a random room with air conditioning. That was one of the most popular attractions of the trip a few years ago!

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A perspective of how the park has changed over the years. The top view is from 1985 which a year before King Kobra was saying its goodbyes and the second season of Diamond Falls. Also, check out the entire Lake Charles!

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Wow, this brings back memories; King Kobra was the first coaster I have ever ridden in which I went upside down ( And yes I will admit it: I had my eyes closed during the inversions, but I was only eleven back then. And the year was 1979.

 

"But you said that you first went to the park in 1978, and the King Kobra was there, so why didn't you ride it?"

 

Because the King Kobra was not operating on that first day I visited Kings Dominion. I was crushed by not being able to ride it that season. I also remember when coming home from Kings Dominion and we were sleeping. One of my sisters woke up and said she had a nightmare about the King Kobra. The following year, I rode that ride twice in a row to make up for last year.

 

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Make sure to visit Kings Dominion during our inaugural Spring Bloom Festival, April 5 through May 18. Also serving as the official kick-off of our 40th Celebration, this event transforms International Street into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors with thousands of blooms. Taste our unique spring foods and beverages, enjoy toe-tapping entertainment and participate in our hands-on activities. Don’t miss it!

 

I'm excited to see how this goes and evolves over the next few seasons. I love that the park is doing things like this now!

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^ Huh I haven't heard anything from KD about that on social media. not even facebook! I wonder why they didn't talk about that in the park email that they sent out today... But it sounds cool! Probably gonna be really pretty!

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This is kind of off topic but on the KD website it doesn't show I305 as one of the included attractions for Fast-lane. And there wasn't Fast-lane Plus anywhere on the page. Does anyone know if I305 is still available with fast-lane?

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No idea. Thats weird that its not listed.

 

In other news, KD has posted the list of the pins that they will be offering and when they will be released. Sounds like a cool way to trade and collect them.

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Be patient for FastLane. The 2014 prices haven't been updated yet across the chain, so it's probably still the 2013 listings with Intimidator 305 being down for a good chunk of the season last year. Wouldn't be surprised if FastLane+ is reinstated now that there will be 2 attractions for it again.

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A look back decades ago, old timers of Kings Dominion may remember the Floral Clock which was displayed down Central Walkway of the Eiffel Tower before entering Candy Apple Grove. This iconic scenery was removed at the end of the 1992 season and missed by many. It's making a grand return this season for the 40th Anniversary Celebration! Construction photo credit, by Kings Dominion which was taken last week.

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