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So I was at the park yesterday and basically nothing at all has changed for so long. That bulldozer in the land clearing hasn't moved since I last went. And with the exception of the new handrails on the first drop, Hurler hasn't changed at all. What is going on???

 

More proof of Iron Hurler.

Okay seriously, are you trolling?

 

Yes. I'm trying to get you angry. You seem riled up that Canada's Wonderland isn't getting anything this year.

It seems like you're riled up that Kings Dominion probably won't get an RMC.

 

And also Canada's Wonderland got a really awesome-looking ride this year, are you trying to say they aren't getting anything in 2017?

 

Don't forget Skyhawk

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So I was at the park yesterday and basically nothing at all has changed for so long. That bulldozer in the land clearing hasn't moved since I last went. And with the exception of the new handrails on the first drop, Hurler hasn't changed at all. What is going on???

 

More proof of Iron Hurler.

Okay seriously, are you trolling?

 

Yes. I'm trying to get you angry. You seem riled up that Canada's Wonderland isn't getting anything this year.

 

Come on man don't act all immature. You're making us all KD fans look bad by saying dumb crap like that. How old are you? 12? And so what if all we might get is a retracking? If it doesn't satisfiy you then just don't ride and hope for something better to come in the future years.

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So, I wanted to share my first experience at KD.

I was in DC for a family reunion and the last day everyone was off doing their own things so my boyfriend and I ended up heading to KD for a couple hours in the morning. We got there for early entry. The options were Crypt and Volcano. We don't like top spins, so it was straight to Golcano. Unfortunately Volcano was delayed... until after 12 lol. So we did head to i305 and it happened to be open early so we jumped on that. We ended up breaking down on the break run for about 15 minutes.

We loved intimidator. So much so, my boyfriend turns to me and goes, "Millenium Force can take a lesson from that!" I couldn't help but agree. I just felt like i305 fit my preference for a coaster more closely than MF does. So after that, we went to stunt coaster. I liked it at Kings Island so I figured I'd like it here. After that we hit Anacondo. I expected pain and that's exactly what we got lol. It was fun... just did what a Vekoma does best lol. By this time we wanted a rest and water it was so hot out. So we went over to Volcano and just waited for it to open. We were the first ones there and waited for a good half hour for it to open. When they finally opened the queue, we went straight for front row and got first train of the day. I did enjoy Volcano. Not as much as I thought, but it's a ride I would like to do again in the future. We decided it was time to go and hit Dominator on the way out. I really liked it! It was so smooth and had some cool elements that I'd never experienced on a floorless coaster before.

 

All in all it was a really beautiful park and had some fun rides. i305 is definitely a top coaster for me now and was absolutely our highlight of the day!

 

Thanks again guys for the recommendations. You all helped make our first trip better!

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So I was at the park yesterday and basically nothing at all has changed for so long. That bulldozer in the land clearing hasn't moved since I last went. And with the exception of the new handrails on the first drop, Hurler hasn't changed at all. What is going on???

 

More proof of Iron Hurler.

Okay seriously, are you trolling?

 

Yes. I'm trying to get you angry. You seem riled up that Canada's Wonderland isn't getting anything this year.

I could not care less what Canada's Wonderland gets. I live in Kansas City, and have no plans to visit Canada any time soon.

 

The only reason I'd like Canada to get something over KD is to see the fanboys in this thread cry for yet another 12 months.

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I have a thing for Anaconda. I really sort of like the thing. It's ugly as sin but I don't find it rough.

See I'm the opposite, I find it beautiful sitting on top of the the water. However, it gave me crazy whiplash on my one and ONLY ride I'll ever take on that thing.

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So, I'm hitting up Kings Dominion for the first time Sunday. I'm not going to be able to stay all day, as we're driving to visit family outside of DC, but to make the most of my visit, I'm going to get the one day ticket and fl+ combo they have. Now, my home parks are SFOG and Dollywood, so I'm use to the qbot system, I know FL is a wristband system, my question is, does it lead you right into the station?? Also, I know SFOG has assigned rows for some of the rides on the Flash Pass like Batman and Scream Machine, what's the deal at Kings Dominion, assigned or choose your own?

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^KD allows you to choose your own row when you use Fast Lane. For the most part, the Fast Lane Queues merge with the regular queues at the station. The FL entrance for I-305 puts you right in the station.

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I saw that some people are talking about Anaconda being rough. I just thought I would offer my advice: head out and lean into the turns. The roughest part is the exact middle of the butterfly element. I also recommend sitting in either the front or the back, since what I have found out about rough multi-loopers from arrow or vekoma is that they are usually rougher in the middle seats than the front or back. Oh and also, after those corkscrews it can be kind of bumpy so keep your head out then too.

And this has been happy lesson time with Sythe.

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^KD allows you to choose your own row when you use Fast Lane. For the most part, the Fast Lane Queues merge with the regular queues at the station. The FL entrance for I-305 puts you right in the station.

 

It should be noted that while you can choose your seat on every ride with Fastlane, the front row of i305 isn't available because the front row line starts before the station. Correct me if I'm wrong but it might be the same on Dominator (but ride Dominator in the back... do it. Do it now).

 

You can pick all other rows though and if I305 has a short line (it usually does), you can duck under the railing in most cases for row 1 since you're not cutting in front of anyone.

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It should be noted that while you can choose your seat on every ride with Fastlane, the front row of i305 isn't available because the front row line starts before the station. Correct me if I'm wrong but it might be the same on Dominator (but ride Dominator in the back... do it. Do it now).

 

You can pick all other rows though and if I305 has a short line (it usually does), you can duck under the railing in most cases for row 1 since you're not cutting in front of anyone.

You can also walk out of the station in the normal queue and get to the front row that way too, if you don't want to duck under the railings or if the line is long.

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