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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

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

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.

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I'm OK with the vest restraints but the fact that the lap bar tightens mid-ride and you end up with it digging into your hips and collarbone is kind of annoying. I do prefer the old B&M restraints.

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It appears that I'm in the minority because I think that the vest restraints are some of the most comfortable OTSRs I've been in (I say one of, because Intamin's new restraints (Maverick, I305) are insanely comfortable). For me, they fit just right and they don't feel uncomfortable at all, and I really like that there isn't anything that I could possibly hit my head on.

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Haven't been to KD in a while. Heard there's some type of land clearing for fireworks? Anyone been to the park recently and saw it themselves? Also land clearing for fireworks sounds kinda odd to me isn't it kinda dangerous to put it very close to a roller coaster?

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It appears that I'm in the minority because I think that the vest restraints are some of the most comfortable OTSRs I've been in (I say one of, because Intamin's new restraints (Maverick, I305) are insanely comfortable). For me, they fit just right and they don't feel uncomfortable at all, and I really like that there isn't anything that I could possibly hit my head on.

It's a body type thing. I have bony hips so the lap bar really digs into me during the ride when it tightens. They are very comfortable for me until they tighten mid-ride.

That being said I do like the lack of headbanging and the way they look.

 

My personal preference for restraints is the B&M clamshells though, those are amazing.

 

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Haven't been to KD in a while. Heard there's some type of land clearing for fireworks? Anyone been to the park recently and saw it themselves? Also land clearing for fireworks sounds kinda odd to me isn't it kinda dangerous to put it very close to a roller coaster?

Clearing the land for fireworks does sort of make sense, because then the fireworks can't accidentally start fires or whatever. I'm not sure if anything of the sort is actually happening but land clearing for fireworks doesn't seem dangerous at all. Parks also usually close coasters and rides that are near their firework shows (I know a bunch of rides at SFFT do)

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Sorry to get off topic, but does anyone know how much it costs to upgrade from a Gold Season Pass to Platinum?

I currently own a Gold Season Pass @Kings Dominion, but I'm planning on visting Kings Island, the sister park!

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Sorry to get off topic, but does anyone know how much it costs to upgrade from a Gold Season Pass to Platinum?

I currently own a Gold Season Pass @Kings Dominion, but I'm planning on visting Kings Island, the sister park!

I think that you just take the difference between the gold price and the Platinum price.

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Sorry to get off topic, but does anyone know how much it costs to upgrade from a Gold Season Pass to Platinum?

I currently own a Gold Season Pass @Kings Dominion, but I'm planning on visting Kings Island, the sister park!

I think that you just take the difference between the gold price and the Platinum price.

 

Thanks for letting me know! Helped a lot!

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How is Flight of Fear? I heard it's pretty rough and I don't know if I should ride it or not.

 

it's not rough at all. it used to be a bit of a headbanger, but years ago they replaced the over-the-shoulder restraints with lapbars and it's fine now.

 

i just wish they would turn down the midcourse brake -- last time i was there (last year) it brought the train to a complete stop, and makes the second half of the ride excruciatingly slow. Cedar Fair loves their aggressive MCBRs, though.

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How is Flight of Fear? I heard it's pretty rough and I don't know if I should ride it or not.

 

Incredibly smooth, disorienting and awesome. Probably my favorite indoor coaster (yes better than Mummy). Criminally underrated. One of the top tier rides in the park.

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How is Flight of Fear? I heard it's pretty rough and I don't know if I should ride it or not.

 

Incredibly smooth, disorienting and awesome. Probably my favorite indoor coaster (yes better than Mummy). Criminally underrated. One of the top tier rides in the park.

 

Dang, coasterbill! What has possessed you to be up at this awful hour of night (which is when I'm usually on here)?

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I don't know if all FoF are pretty much the same inside but it's not my kind of coaster - I like to see what's happening.

Is it rough? It is a bit - but to me it seems rough because you don't really see what's gonna happen.

As for whether you should ride it or not - you should defo try it at least once, so you know if you like it or not. It's not gonna hurt you like some other rides can (I'm thinking Time Warp, hands-free... )

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Haven't been to KD in a while. Heard there's some type of land clearing for fireworks? Anyone been to the park recently and saw it themselves? Also land clearing for fireworks sounds kinda odd to me isn't it kinda dangerous to put it very close to a roller coaster?

 

Fireworks aren't launched in that area, they're launched behind the waterpark.

 

I see it nearly everyday.

 

We close I305 for the fireworks.

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How is Flight of Fear? I heard it's pretty rough and I don't know if I should ride it or not.

 

Incredibly smooth, disorienting and awesome. Probably my favorite indoor coaster (yes better than Mummy). Criminally underrated. One of the top tier rides in the park.

 

Dang, coasterbill! What has possessed you to be up at this awful hour of night (which is when I'm usually on here)?

 

I'm on vacation so I didn't have to get up early this morning. Alcohol was involved... Flight of Fear is awesome though. So excited for it to come to Dorney.

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How is Flight of Fear? I heard it's pretty rough and I don't know if I should ride it or not.

 

Incredibly smooth, disorienting and awesome. Probably my favorite indoor coaster (yes better than Mummy). Criminally underrated. One of the top tier rides in the park.

 

Dang, coasterbill! What has possessed you to be up at this awful hour of night (which is when I'm usually on here)?

 

I'm on vacation so I didn't have to get up early this morning. Alcohol was involved... Flight of Fear is awesome though. So excited for it to come to Dorney.

 

 

Maybe it can become part of a Cedar Fair traveling coaster system, and MiA can get it in 2025 or something, if CF sees fit to give them an addition that soon!

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Just curious, how would you guys compare KD to other cedar fair parks? IMO, I think if they fix up a few things, it'll be up there with their top 4 parks (Canada Wonderland, Cedar point, Kings Island, and carowinds)

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