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P. 767: WinterFest Media Night Report

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...I would like to see another B&M at the park, considering Dominator is getting rough. Lets get a good B&M!

 

Dominator is FAR better than some of the other B&Ms that I've been on.

 

With that being said, I really hope the next big coaster ends up being a GCI since KD lacks a good modern day wooden coaster.

Funny, out of all the B&M's I've ridden, its one of my least fav's(along with Apocalypse)

 

A GCI would be nice. I just thought that since they already got 4 woodies, it should be a steel. They could get rid of one though, which they might have to...

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I want a B&M hyper more than anything! Will it happen? EH. Could. I'd rather have a great GCI over an Invert. Unless its an insanely good invert. Ya know maybe they're getting the woodie, and thats why they chose not to remove anaconda, cuz you can't put a GCI over a lake. You can put a steel, but correct my if I'm wrong, not a wood. Actually I hope they don't remove any coaster for the new one.

 

 

Hmmm. Wood is over water. Blasphemy!

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I think the next coaster will go where Hurler is. It's not just that it's the least popular coaster in the park currently, or the reasons that is so, but that it's the best location of the older coasters to build something else, quite large. I also don't think they'll expand the park to add a new coaster. They could have done something different with I305 if they wanted to put something else over there, instead it seems to define a sort of rectangular park border. Plus there's already a lot of coasters in and off the Congo area and they are on record as saying it's not cost-effective to put in another bathroom over there. The walking in the park is about max. for having no supplemental transportation, and this is a park that never had any useful in-park transpo or even a tram system type parking lot.

 

Regarding B&M airtime, I305's ejector air is crazy fun but floater air is different and actually makes me tense up more. However, while there's no concentration of floater air like a B&M hyper, there's plenty or airtime distributed through the park.

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I think the next coaster will go where Hurler is. It's not just that it's the least popular coaster in the park currently, or the reasons that is so, but that it's the best location of the older coasters to build something else, quite large. I also don't think they'll expand the park to add a new coaster.

 

After the recent events concerning other coasters that were thought to be on the chopping block ( like the Anaconda and Shockwave), I might have to concur with bill_s that Hurler's days are numbered. Both Anaconda and Shockwave a fresh coat of paint, so it would be silly to remove them so soon.

 

Two things could happen to the Hurler: it could either get the RMC treatment or be demolished to make way to a new coaster/attraction. Or we all could be wrong and Kings Dominion decides to retrack the entire coaster. Whatever it is, something's gonna happen in 2015 and the speculations about it are gonna start now.

 

As for new improvements that are ongoing, Shenandoah Lumber Company ( log flume ride ) has been missing its water wheel for too long. Well, that's gonna change; the water wheel will coming back!

 

As for the rides in the returning Candy Apple Cove section, Triple Spin will now be called "Bad Apple". Bad Apple sounds like a good name for me. Mewonders if the Drop Zone will get a new name as well ( I'm thinking of the 'Green Apple Drop')?

 

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

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Why can Carowinds complete major rehabs to their Hurler and still open it on time but Kings Dominion cannot? Same thing happened in 2010. Hurler at Carowinds was running on their opening day but at Kings Dominion it was closed the first several weeks.

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Why can Carowinds complete major rehabs to their Hurler and still open it on time but Kings Dominion cannot? Same thing happened in 2010. Hurler at Carowinds was running on their opening day but at Kings Dominion it was closed the first several weeks.

 

Thank god for small favors.

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I could see Hurler being on the way out too. When we were there for the Haunt I was shocked that this ride was scheduled to close at 6pm for absolutely no reason. They weren't using it's queue for a maze... it was just in a dark corner by itself with nobody over there. Does anyone know why they do this? Closing a coaster for no visible reason on the busiest days of the year seems strange to me.

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I could see Hurler being on the way out too. When we were there for the Haunt I was shocked that this ride was scheduled to close at 6pm for absolutely no reason. They weren't using it's queue for a maze... it was just in a dark corner by itself with nobody over there. Does anyone know why they do this? Closing a coaster for no visible reason on the busiest days of the year seems strange to me.

 

Because of the haunt maze that sits in the middle of it.

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I could see Hurler being on the way out too. When we were there for the Haunt I was shocked that this ride was scheduled to close at 6pm for absolutely no reason. They weren't using it's queue for a maze... it was just in a dark corner by itself with nobody over there. Does anyone know why they do this? Closing a coaster for no visible reason on the busiest days of the year seems strange to me.

 

 

The reason behind this is because of safety reasons. Club Blood is directly beside the far end of Hurler, and it's closed during the same hours of the maze operation.

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I don't see why they would do matinance on it if it were to close and be removed by the end of the season. So what other coaster could be on the chopping block? Shockwave is too small. I doubt grizzly. Anaconda was just repainted. What could it be then?! With any luck, they'll just add a new coaster without removing one.

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I know its a rough coaster but I actually like Hurler. I just sit near the front - the back I do not like too much. I could see them taking it out and putting in something else. They need to do something with that little corner of the park. Its only Riccochet and Hurler there and at times Riccochet has a longer line. In my opinion they could wipe out Hurler and the large food stand next to it (I rarely see lots of people eating there) and they could put something quite large in its place.

 

If you ask me they really need to work on their water park. They have some nice rides with Pipeline Peak but other than that they do not have much. And everything in their water park is so spread out. They need to do some sort of overhaul and add some interesting slides/attractions. Something like The Falls from Schlitterbahn would be awesome because it seems they have lots of space back there.

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