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If I were to put aside my enthusiast glasses, I think a wing rider would be a great addition to the park. They're high-capacity rides that look impressive and the GP seem to love them. Assuming KD's opened in 2017, it would be the first one on the East Coast with the closest one being six and a half hours away (Wild Eagle).

That said, if KD gets a B&M I'd really prefer an inverted. If I'm going full-on enthusiast, I'd love to see an Intamin.

Just curious, but someone earlier in this thread stated that Kings Dominion still has a good relationship with Intamin. Anyone know the basis for that statement? I'm assuming the park has to have some sort of relationship with Intamin because of support for I305, Volcano, and Drop Tower. I'm not sure beyond this why the relationship might be better than any other Cedar Fair park. Someone may have mentioned Pat Jones saying this but I'm not sure that she would come right out and say publicly, "Yeah. Our relationship with Intamin is currently in the toilet."

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I think a wing coaster (once again) would be perfect for KD! I've only ridden 2 and thet are fun rides. (I don't understand the hate for Gatekeeper. It's not BAD, yet people talk so much s**t about it.) I wonder if there is a possibility of the 'Fury' name being used. (Intimidator, I305).

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I think a wing coaster (once again) would be perfect for KD! I've only ridden 2 and thet are fun rides. (I don't understand the hate for Gatekeeper. It's not BAD, yet people talk so much s**t about it.) I wonder if there is a possibility of the 'Fury' name being used. (Intimidator, I305).

 

Please no Fury. I want an original name.'

 

Also I seriously wouldn't be surprised at a Mack coaster of some sort.

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Guys I rode gatekeeper this summer and I rode it in the back and it let me down so much, I didn't feel anything, but let me tell you, it's 100x better in the front, with the hang time over the first drop, floater on the hill, and you just get throw into elements. So it wasn't the best, but it was a pretty cool ride. This was the first wing coaster I've ridden also.

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I'm not sure KD will get a wing coaster or any $20+ million coaster any time soon. They're investing so much in Carowinds (I read they're extending the investment beyond the original $50 million because attendance is spiking) I just don't see it for KD at the moment.

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I'm not sure KD will get a wing coaster or any $20+ million coaster any time soon. They're investing so much in Carowinds (I read they're extending the investment beyond the original $50 million because attendance is spiking) I just don't see it for KD at the moment.

 

Where's the nearest crystal ball store?

 

Also, there's an interesting article out: www.latimes.com/travel/themeparks/la-trb-vr-coaster-canadas-wonderland-20150917-story.html

 

Kings Dominion is mentioned here. I honestly think if we get a coaster anytime soon, it's going to be a Mack.

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but it's KD's turn to get a coaster/something BIG.

 

The park just made it's largest investment ever 5 years ago. Plus the park has invested into multiple ride rehabs, much needed infrastructure upgrades, Windseeker, Dinosaurs Alive, Planet Snoopy & Soak City expansions, and next year's Delirium. That would easily be greater than or at least equal to another $25 million coaster. I don't know about you but I'd take the multiple additions per year for multiple years, than a singe ride for one year with a drought between. Park demographics are made up of more than just thrill seekers, hence Planet Snoopy, Soak City & every family ride ever.

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I'm not sure KD will get a wing coaster or any $20+ million coaster any time soon. They're investing so much in Carowinds (I read they're extending the investment beyond the original $50 million because attendance is spiking) I just don't see it for KD at the moment.

 

Where's the nearest crystal ball store?

 

 

Also, there's an interesting article out: www.latimes.com/travel/themeparks/la-trb-vr-coaster-canadas-wonderland-20150917-story.html

 

Kings Dominion is mentioned here. I honestly think if we get a coaster anytime soon, it's going to be a Mack.

 

I feel like every time you "speculate", you change the manufacturer and model of the coaster that you *think* will come to the park, and you change it on a close to daily basis. When was the last time CF went to Mack? The only reason you beleive the next coaster will be a Mack is because you want it to be a Mack. This is the kind of speculation that leads to the bashing of a new coaster because people expected something ridiculous based on nothing but their own wants (see Cedar Point & Valravn bashers).

 

This thread is a bit tiresome to read because by now we have "speculated" almost every manufacturer/model combo in existence for 2017 or 2018.

 

/endrant

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I'm not sure KD will get a wing coaster or any $20+ million coaster any time soon. They're investing so much in Carowinds (I read they're extending the investment beyond the original $50 million because attendance is spiking) I just don't see it for KD at the moment.

 

Where's the nearest crystal ball store?

 

 

Also, there's an interesting article out: www.latimes.com/travel/themeparks/la-trb-vr-coaster-canadas-wonderland-20150917-story.html

 

Kings Dominion is mentioned here. I honestly think if we get a coaster anytime soon, it's going to be a Mack.

 

I feel like every time you "speculate", you change the manufacturer and model of the coaster that you *think* will come to the park, and you change it on a close to daily basis. When was the last time CF went to Mack? The only reason you beleive the next coaster will be a Mack is because you want it to be a Mack. This is the kind of speculation that leads to the bashing of a new coaster because people expected something ridiculous based on nothing but their own wants (see Cedar Point & Valravn bashers).

 

This thread is a bit tiresome to read because by now we have "speculated" almost every manufacturer/model combo in existence for 2017 or 2018.

 

/endrant

 

I haven't seen any speculations for a Pinfari SLC or a Wacky Worm. I wonder how that would end...

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I'm not sure KD will get a wing coaster or any $20+ million coaster any time soon. They're investing so much in Carowinds (I read they're extending the investment beyond the original $50 million because attendance is spiking) I just don't see it for KD at the moment.

 

Where's the nearest crystal ball store?

 

 

Also, there's an interesting article out: www.latimes.com/travel/themeparks/la-trb-vr-coaster-canadas-wonderland-20150917-story.html

 

Kings Dominion is mentioned here. I honestly think if we get a coaster anytime soon, it's going to be a Mack.

 

I feel like every time you "speculate", you change the manufacturer and model of the coaster that you *think* will come to the park, and you change it on a close to daily basis. When was the last time CF went to Mack? The only reason you beleive the next coaster will be a Mack is because you want it to be a Mack. This is the kind of speculation that leads to the bashing of a new coaster because people expected something ridiculous based on nothing but their own wants (see Cedar Point & Valravn bashers).

 

This thread is a bit tiresome to read because by now we have "speculated" almost every manufacturer/model combo in existence for 2017 or 2018.

 

/endrant

 

I agree, like atleast have signs of a coaster coming like Canada's Wonderland does to speculate that you're getting one. Land clearing, tree removal, and holes/ markings.

 

Also follow Wonderlands timeline of a coaster after our standup was removed for a new coaster.

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I'm not sure KD will get a wing coaster or any $20+ million coaster any time soon. They're investing so much in Carowinds (I read they're extending the investment beyond the original $50 million because attendance is spiking) I just don't see it for KD at the moment.

 

Where's the nearest crystal ball store?

 

 

Also, there's an interesting article out: www.latimes.com/travel/themeparks/la-trb-vr-coaster-canadas-wonderland-20150917-story.html

 

Kings Dominion is mentioned here. I honestly think if we get a coaster anytime soon, it's going to be a Mack.

 

I feel like every time you "speculate", you change the manufacturer and model of the coaster that you *think* will come to the park, and you change it on a close to daily basis. When was the last time CF went to Mack? The only reason you beleive the next coaster will be a Mack is because you want it to be a Mack. This is the kind of speculation that leads to the bashing of a new coaster because people expected something ridiculous based on nothing but their own wants (see Cedar Point & Valravn bashers).

 

This thread is a bit tiresome to read because by now we have "speculated" almost every manufacturer/model combo in existence for 2017 or 2018.

 

/endrant

 

I'm pretty sure countless speculating has been around since the inception of the TPR boards. Go back and take a look at the 2009 conversions.

 

Also just because I want something doesn't mean I'm going to piss and moan if it turns out different. Wanted a coaster for 2016, still ended up happy we're getting Delerium.

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but it's KD's turn to get a coaster/something BIG.

 

The park just made it's largest investment ever 5 years ago. Plus the park has invested into multiple ride rehabs, much needed infrastructure upgrades, Windseeker, Dinosaurs Alive, Planet Snoopy & Soak City expansions, and next year's Delirium. That would easily be greater than or at least equal to another $25 million coaster. I don't know about you but I'd take the multiple additions per year for multiple years, than a singe ride for one year with a drought between. Park demographics are made up of more than just thrill seekers, hence Planet Snoopy, Soak City & every family ride ever.

 

I understand this, but the park is nearing a 7 year coaster drought, and inbetween they have added something for everyone. It may be your preferance to get a new slide complex/planet snoopy expansion in 2017, and that's fine. I'll be surprised if KD doesn't get a coaster in 2017.

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but it's KD's turn to get a coaster/something BIG.
I understand this, but the park is nearing a 7 year coaster drought

Oh boo-hoo. Thats cute that you're just now nearing a seven 7 coaster drought after i305. I am certain after visiting this year that you are doing just fine with your collection.

 

KD's turn to get something big? Who's the cycle through ( because obviously its not all the parks)? Were i305, Dominator, Volcano, Soak City, or Derilium not big enough / requested enough moves to satifsy you? The big parks have taken many turns and the samll parks are still waiting on their turn.

 

Don't like KD? Go to BGW. Don't like either? Go to SFA for all I care. Dont like any of them? Well congrats. You can live like me, with no home park (after moving here, that is).

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