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P. 767: WinterFest Media Night Report

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They also posted that they believed KD never gets a new coaster the same year as BGW or KI. Based on a quick unscientific review of the RCDB, they are correct.

 

This post really didn't get as much sh*t as it deserved. I'm glad it's not just me that looked at that in disbelief.

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This post really didn't get as much sh*t as it deserved. I'm glad it's not just me that looked at that in disbelief.

 

As someone who is more of a lurker than a poster these days - thank you so much for keeping this thread somewhat stable. What goes through the minds of some people about KD just baffles me to the point where I don't know how to even begin typing a response.

 

Hopefully, all of this will be settled on August 20th...

 

In other news - the 2016 Halloween Haunt website went live today. As rumored, Blackout is replacing Club Blood and Trick-or-Treat will be replacing Slaughterhouse.

 

The Not-So-Sweet 16th Season of Halloween Haunt Features New Mazes and Shows

 

Terror lurks around every corner of Kings Dominion's Halloween Haunt

 

The creatures from your worst nightmares have made their way back to the midways of Kings Dominion for the not-so-sweet 16th season of Halloween Haunt. The frightful fun kicks off on Friday, September 30. Guests who are brave enough can enjoy nine mazes, six scare zones plus several live shows. If that isn't enough fun, get your thrill fix on more than 20 rides, including Intimidator 305 and the all-new Delirium, as fog and darkness blanket the park.

 

The horrors grow to epic proportions at Halloween Haunt as Kings Dominion introduces two brand new mazes and two all-new shows:

 

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Trick-or-Treat

It's always Halloween on Hemlock Lane. The story picks up where the Fairy Tales ended - this clan of distraught witches were given a new start in this very special halfway house for wayward souls. Throughout the years the residents have worked to make their new home a welcoming place for their next victims. It's time to find out if a treat is in your future or if it's all just an evil trick.

 

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Blackout

Are you frightened of the monster that lurks under your bed? Do you ever have the feeling that something bad is about to happen? Are you worried that there is a boogie man in the closet? The things that go bump in the night are waiting for you in this darkness filled realm of nightmares. Will anyone be there to hear you scream? What you can't see might hurt you... and in this case it will!

 

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The Bone Collectors

Get a taste of the French Quarter with our New Orleans-inspired brass band. The Bone Collectors are leading our last rites in this unique ceremony for the newly departed. Presented nightly on the Grande Bandstand, we will also have special appearances throughout the park.

 

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The Overlord's Resurrection

The Overlord is back and spookier than ever in this new rendition of his resurrection that is sure to send shivers down your spine! Each evening as the clock strikes 7:00, he will summon his minions from the shadows and unleash them into the night to terrorize the most unsuspecting guests. Presented nightly at the Grande Bandstand on International Street.

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You never know. New Jersey is even further north and we power rode Nitro for an hour and a half at night in January with Boldikus. Batman ran like an absolute dream in the winter with a faster set of wheels even when it got down into the 20's so Patriot could probably run and run well.

You just have to wonder if Cedar Fair would go for Great Adventure's "Just run it until it valleys" weather policy.

 

I would love it if my local park went ahead with a winter event, but I kinda doubt it happening near me where highs in the 20's are considered a warmer day in January.

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For some reason I keep thinking I305 will get more modified track work and remove the first turn after the drop. Dont freak out, I know it isnt happening and dont want it to happen, thats just the gut feeling I keep getting

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thats just the gut feeling I keep getting

 

You may want to get your gut checked out ASAP.

 

Also, still no building permits on the Hanover County website.

 

Yes, I recommend Tums.

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The implication that postponing the date for 2 days could "mean" that a hyper is coming. That's what's funny.

 

And does anyone remember that you have a wood coaster just sitting there which is closed for an entire season "for maintenance" with very little maintenance visibly happening which is pretty much unprecedented? Why isn't everyone focused on that in regards to 2017 expansion plans? That's where I'd be focusing my attention if I were you. Not on some (probably) B&M hyper that would be hilariously underwhelming in a park that already has I305.

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What's funny? It's not out of the question to build a hyper.

 

Why stop at hyper? What about a strata?

 

You know what, screw stratas. Make it the world's first terra coaster. And have B&M build it.

 

Sorry... I think there would have been a little more hype if it was a hyper (pun not intended).

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What's funny? It's not out of the question to build a hyper.

 

Why stop at hyper? What about a strata?

 

You know what, screw stratas. Make it the world's first terra coaster. And have B&M build it.

 

Sorry... I think there would have been a little more hype if it was a hyper (pun not intended).

 

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What's funny? It's not out of the question to build a hyper.

 

Why stop at hyper? What about a strata?

 

You know what, screw stratas. Make it the world's first terra coaster. And have B&M build it.

 

Sorry... I think there would have been a little more hype if it was a hyper (pun not intended).

 

Well they haven't gotten a new coaster since I305 so they are well overdue for a new coaster. I'm not sure they would wait this long to add something mediocre like a skyrocket II plus Busch has that. The only gap in there line up is a Hyper Coaster.

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The implication that postponing the date for 2 days could "mean" that a hyper is coming. That's what's funny.

 

And does anyone remember that you have a wood coaster just sitting there which is closed for an entire season "for maintenance" with very little maintenance visibly happening which is pretty much unprecedented? Why isn't everyone focused on that in regards to 2017 expansion plans? That's where I'd be focusing my attention if I were you. Not on some (probably) B&M hyper that would be hilariously underwhelming in a park that already has I305.

 

Umm... how about a hyper or whatever replacing Hurler?

 

Why are you guys trying so hard to disprove a coaster?

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From what I've heard, the park is similar to Dorney in the way that a lot of coasters are walk-ons or short waits most days. Cedar Fair won't drop 20-30 million to build a hyper coaster that won't generate a line after 2-3 years.

 

I wish every park would have a hyper coaster and build coasters on a regular basis, but there's a business side to things too. An RMC or GCI treatment of Hurler is much more cost friendly, and probably profitable for them.

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From what I've heard, the park is similar to Dorney in the way that a lot of coasters are walk-ons or short waits most days. Cedar Fair won't drop 20-30 million to build a hyper coaster that won't generate a line after 2-3 years.

 

I wish every park would have a hyper coaster and build coasters on a regular basis, but there's a business side to things too. An RMC or GCI treatment of Hurler is much more cost friendly, and probably profitable for them.

 

KD's lines are mostly not walk-ons. Volcano, Intimidator, Flight of fear, and Backlot Stunt coaster always have lines that are at least 30 mins. Anaconda is definitely long because of the lack of a fast lane line.

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From what I've heard, the park is similar to Dorney in the way that a lot of coasters are walk-ons or short waits most days. Cedar Fair won't drop 20-30 million to build a hyper coaster that won't generate a line after 2-3 years.

 

I wish every park would have a hyper coaster and build coasters on a regular basis, but there's a business side to things too. An RMC or GCI treatment of Hurler is much more cost friendly, and probably profitable for them.

 

Intimidator...always have lines that are at least 30 mins.

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Umm... how about a hyper or whatever replacing Hurler?

 

Once again (lol I'm exercising a lot more patience than normal today) I was laughing at the implication that the announcement being 2 days later than the other ones meant anything regarding what they were getting. I was not laughing at the idea that they're getting a hyper (I mean, I was privately but who am I to crush your dreams?)

 

But since you brought it up, yeah I'm sure they left Hurler sitting there all year closed and haven't started removing it because they're planning on tearing it down, clearing a bunch of additional land and building a hupercoaster that'll totally be ready for opening day 2017 in mid to late March.

 

Operations drastically improved with Delirium replacing Sh*twave, so we'll see

 

Do you even know what words mean or do you just throw a few in some random order, say "Yeah that sounds good" and move on? "Operations" improved because they got rid of Shockwave? Nobody was talking about that, and even if that point did make sense (which it doesn't by the way) what the hell would that have to do with ANYTHING we're talking about?

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