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P. 767: WinterFest Media Night Report

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^You should have a chance before the event gets rolling.

 

Anyone thinking of heading to KD for Passholder Preview Day on Saturday should bear in mind that the expected low for that day is 24 with a high of 49. Snow was in the forecast for Saturday morning in Williamsburg, but I think it's just going to rain, instead.

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Went to Kings Dominion today! The park wasn't but so crowded. Intiminator 305 seems MUCH more smoother and less jerky on the twists this season. I also saw the police lights on Backlot Stunt Coaster working when it became dark outside. I'm not sure if it was working last season, but I'm glad they are now.

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Is there any reason why KD does not offer Fast Lane on several of their coasters?? Rebel Yell, Anaconda, Shockwave? I was surprised when I saw the list on the website for this year. Yet they offer it for flat rides like a wave swinger and Dodgem? I don't get it.

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Is there any reason why KD does not offer Fast Lane on several of their coasters?? Rebel Yell, Anaconda, Shockwave? I was surprised when I saw the list on the website for this year. Yet they offer it for flat rides like a wave swinger and Dodgem? I don't get it.

Maybe based on popularity? Everytime I visit KD Anaconda is a walk-on and so is Rebel Yell usually.

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Is there any reason why KD does not offer Fast Lane on several of their coasters?? Rebel Yell, Anaconda, Shockwave? I was surprised when I saw the list on the website for this year. Yet they offer it for flat rides like a wave swinger and Dodgem? I don't get it.

Having not been to this park before, do those coasters draw well enough to begin with? Also a guess- might the purpose of including those flats into their program be to to sway families with kids who aren't quite ready to ride coasters yet (and otherwise may not have thrown money at the passes)?

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^The line for Shockwave can get pretty long due to slow operations, which Fast Lane would probably irritate. I've seen Anaconda draw a long line on busy days, but usually not. Rebel Yell usually doesn't draw a big crowd, either.

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Is there any reason why KD does not offer Fast Lane on several of their coasters?? Rebel Yell, Anaconda, Shockwave? I was surprised when I saw the list on the website for this year. Yet they offer it for flat rides like a wave swinger and Dodgem? I don't get it.

Having not been to this park before, do those coasters draw well enough to begin with? Also a guess- might the purpose of including those flats into their program be to to sway families with kids who aren't quite ready to ride coasters yet (and otherwise may not have thrown money at the passes)?

 

Some parks cut a ride or two off on their fast lane/flash pass system.. American Eagle at SFGAM wasn't on the flash pass last year, nor was Little Dipper.

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Is there any reason why KD does not offer Fast Lane on several of their coasters?? Rebel Yell, Anaconda, Shockwave? I was surprised when I saw the list on the website for this year. Yet they offer it for flat rides like a wave swinger and Dodgem? I don't get it.

 

Oftentimes, Dodgems can draw more of a line than Anaconda and even Rebel Yell. As for Shockwave, that ride has so many "specialties" that Fast Lane would almost detract from the ride. Also, Fast Lane can't be all coasters, this is probably KD's way of diversifying the lineup.

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I'm almost positive that those rides haven't been on Fastlane the last few years either (they may never have been on it). With all of them I feel like the station setup is the reason, with all of them it would be a massive pain to build Fastlane ramps, plus the rides aren't all that popular.

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I just booked the Best Western in the Kings Dominion parking lot. Being that close to the park is the sole reason. I am wondering if it is halfway decent though. the pictures looked alight but photos can lie.

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I just booked the Best Western in the Kings Dominion parking lot. Being that close to the park is the sole reason. I am wondering if it is halfway decent though. the pictures looked alight but photos can lie.

 

I stayed there last year, it didn't look AS good as the pictures, but it wasn't bad. For how close it is to the park, it was worth the money.

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since I got such a good price on the hotel in DC, we're just planning on leaving Williamsburg on a Friday, hitting KD for the day, and then just driving to Washington for hotel check in.

 

it's the first Friday that KD is open until 10pm. . so although we're likely only to stay until 6pm or so (since the drive to Washington is still 2 hours or so). . .I'm hoping it still won't be too crowded, as it's a Friday (6/19)

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Im heading down to Busch Gardens next weekend to surprise my Band Students on their trip. Sunday Im planing on being by myself on the drive home, so clearly that means I must stop at Kings Dominion and get my Cedar Fair Platinum Pass processed, and get some rides in!! I have never been to the park before, are there single rider lines?

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Im heading down to Busch Gardens next weekend to surprise my Band Students on their trip. Sunday Im planing on being by myself on the drive home, so clearly that means I must stop at Kings Dominion and get my Cedar Fair Platinum Pass processed, and get some rides in!! I have never been to the park before, are there single rider lines?

 

Nope, there are no single rider lines anymore if KD had any rides that had them. The rides that used to have them in the chain were converted to FastLane.

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Hey guys! - I'm planning a trip to Kings Dominion and BGW during the week of Sunday, August 23 through Friday, August 28 (Sun and Fri will be travel days). After doing a little research, it looks like kids in VA don't go back to school until after Labor day, on Tuesday, Sept 2, so I'm scheduled to go down the week prior.

 

Being that I'll be there the week before school starts, do you guys think both parks will be really busy? Has anyone been during this time frame before? Trying to decide if I should reschedule for after the kids are back in class.

 

Many thanks in advance!!

 

--Nathan

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