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P. 766: Haunt Has Risen from the Grave

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^All I'm saying is don't get your hopes up. So many people see this junk and think that the park is getting a 30 million dollar B&M right away. Every year they report a new coaster, it doesn't come true, and they push it back a year.

 

I really don't care when the park is getting a new coaster. BGW and KD is always an awesome trip and I enjoy both parks.

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^All I'm saying is don't get your hopes up. So many people see this junk and think that the park is getting a 30 million dollar B&M right away. Every year they report a new coaster, it doesn't come true, and they push it back a year.

 

I really don't care when the park is getting a new coaster. BGW and KD is always an awesome trip and I enjoy both parks.

 

It all depends on what happens with Hurler. If they decide to knock it down then the rumor can be conceived as legit. If not and it reopens for 2017 then it's likely false.

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I, personally have no disparaging remarks towards screamscape. Many people seem to forget what it is, a news and rumors website. You have to take it for what it is. That being said, a launched flyer really had me scratching my head. Not only does that sound like a strange experience, but how many launched coasters does one park need? They're lacking good traditional drops.

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You people are in complete denial of reality. A launched flying coaster? I seriously believe that Screamscape is just having fun at your expense.

 

But if it does happen I sincerely hope it's a launched volare.

 

How is it that impossible? There's a launched wingrider.

 

I never said anything about it being impossible but it's incredibly improbable. KD fans are in complete denial of reality.

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You people are in complete denial of reality. A launched flying coaster? I seriously believe that Screamscape is just having fun at your expense.

 

But if it does happen I sincerely hope it's a launched volare.

 

How is it that impossible? There's a launched wingrider.

 

I never said anything about it being impossible but it's incredibly improbable. KD fans are in complete denial of reality.

 

I heard Kings Dominion's staff made that post on screamscape so people would be distracted and be totally surprised when they unveil their B&M 4D floorless coaster.

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It would be great if they got a nice B&M people mover. I think a wing coaster would be cool to add to the line up at KD. I hope its not a flying coaster (not a fan even though I thought Manta was great). A launched flyer .. please no thanks. Would love something like Fury 325!

 

I do believe they handled this announcement very poorly (i.e. the Snoopy expansion). I feel like they really led people on that it was going to be something major and well this was a huge let down. Happy for the little kids and Snoopy area but seriously KD should have gotten a new coaster for next year (a good sized one).

 

My guess is KD will not get anything major for a few more years. CF seems content to constantly add to CP, KI, CW, Canada's Wonderland but not KD. Yes it got Maxair this year but it lost Shockwave to do it. It got i305 some time ago which I was shocked about but not thrilled about either, not a big fan of the ride to be honest. However it did get a big coaster. KI has gotten what 3 in that same time frame? Anyway just have to wait and see what happens and just be happy with what we have for now. Hell at least VA has two pretty damn good parks within hour and half of each other. I am thankful for that!

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It would be great if they got a nice B&M people mover. I think a wing coaster would be cool to add to the line up at KD. I hope its not a flying coaster (not a fan even though I thought Manta was great). A launched flyer .. please no thanks. Would love something like Fury 325!

 

I do believe they handled this announcement very poorly (i.e. the Snoopy expansion). I feel like they really led people on that it was going to be something major and well this was a huge let down. Happy for the little kids and Snoopy area but seriously KD should have gotten a new coaster for next year (a good sized one).

 

My guess is KD will not get anything major for a few more years. CF seems content to constantly add to CP, KI, CW, Canada's Wonderland but not KD. Yes it got Maxair this year but it lost Shockwave to do it. It got i305 some time ago which I was shocked about but not thrilled about either, not a big fan of the ride to be honest. However it did get a big coaster. KI has gotten what 3 in that same time frame? Anyway just have to wait and see what happens and just be happy with what we have for now. Hell at least VA has two pretty damn good parks within hour and half of each other. I am thankful for that!

 

I'm perfectly fine with the Planet Snoopy additions and especially the awesome new wi-fi and I agree that some of these fans on social media need to shut the f*ck up about them not getting exactly what they wanted.

 

With that said 2018 is the perfect year to introduce a new coaster and to gain visitors again, especially after the massive backlash they're getting. I'm not sure what's going on with Canada's Wonderland but I believe their working on a grand resort right now over a coaster.

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Would love something like Fury 325!

 

This sounds like a totally reasonable possibility. Making a regional park that's in the lower half of the chain in attendance and revenue the first park in the world with 2 giga coasters is a spectacular idea and a wonderful investment. I'm surprised they haven't started pouring footers already.

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Would love something like Fury 325!

 

This sounds like a totally reasonable possibility. Making a regional park that's in the lower half of the chain in attendance and revenue the first park in the world with 2 giga coasters is a spectacular idea and a wonderful investment. I'm surprised they haven't started pouring footers already.

 

They're in the upper half in attendance (like 5 or 6)

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Would love something like Fury 325!

 

This sounds like a totally reasonable possibility. Making a regional park that's in the lower half of the chain in attendance and revenue the first park in the world with 2 giga coasters is a spectacular idea and a wonderful investment. I'm surprised they haven't started pouring footers already.

 

These last couple days you have become the voice of reason on this thread

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Would love something like Fury 325!

 

This sounds like a totally reasonable possibility. Making a regional park that's in the lower half of the chain in attendance and revenue the first park in the world with 2 giga coasters is a spectacular idea and a wonderful investment. I'm surprised they haven't started pouring footers already.

 

They're in the upper half in attendance (like 5 or 6)

 

#6 with 11 parks is in the lower half (unless you seriously count Gilroy Gardens), but any way you shake it they have a very small percentage of the total revenue of the company when compared to parks like Knott's, Cedar Point (with tons of on-site hotel rooms and in the process of adding more) and Wonderland.

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**Warning** I change topics a lot in this post. Kinda just saying what's going on in my mind right now, being a KD fanboy.

 

I don't get why everyone is saying that CF treats CW and Cwnds better than KD. Just because they got two coasters while KD got one doesn't really mean they are being treated better, it is probably just KD being really late on adding a new coaster. It's parks like KI and CP that are being treated really good.

It does annoy me how KI and CP have gotten so many things lately though. They have gotten either a coaster or a coaster modification every year since 2013... I get that they have high attendance, but dang... And there are still people that think that KI or CP are not treated well enough.

(Okay so this is the part of the post where I figured I might as well start talking about my thoughts on what's happening with KD, because why not?)

I honestly just want KD to get something big, it doesn't even have to be a coaster. Just something big enough to show people that it is not neglected and it is a perfectly legitimate alternative to BGW. Because right now KD is going lower and lower down in peoples' lists. I'm starting to lose hope in KD... And it makes me sad to see this happening because I literally just gave up on SFA (my home park) after the horrid 2015 addition... "And for one of our most neglected parks, a ride we stole from the local fair!"

Anyways... I'm just kinda depressed about what is happening, and I just want to see something bigger added to KD soon, just so I can know that KD isn't going to turn into a lower tier park like WOF or DP. Heck I even have friends that are planning trips in the area that are just like: "Okay, so I'll spend half the day at SFA and the other half at KD to get the creds, then spend two full days at BGW and Carowinds." and I just kinda hear that and die a little bit inside. XD

I just really want to see KD get recognized as the great park that it is, and not some credit park that you only spend 2 hours at... And I know that this post is kinda a mess and I probably look really stupid posting this, but I just wanted to express my opinions on this. Does anyone else feel the same way? Or is it just me?

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Would love something like Fury 325!

 

This sounds like a totally reasonable possibility. Making a regional park that's in the lower half of the chain in attendance and revenue the first park in the world with 2 giga coasters is a spectacular idea and a wonderful investment. I'm surprised they haven't started pouring footers already.

 

They're in the upper half in attendance (like 5 or 6)

 

#6 with 11 parks is in the lower half (unless you seriously count Gilroy Gardens), but any way you shake it they have a very small percentage of the total revenue of the company when compared to parks like Knott's, Cedar Point (with tons of on-site hotel rooms and in the process of adding more) and Wonderland.

 

True, but that doesn't have a 100% direct effect on investments, otherwise Knott's and CW would have gotten new coasters a lot sooner.

 

In other news when visiting that petition that was posted here I came across this: https://www.change.org/p/anyone-shut-down-theme-park-review-64a8b428-7210-4f2c-99d6-cfe9d10cd275

 

Sounds like a cry baby fan boy that should of been banned

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**Warning** I change topics a lot in this post. Kinda just saying what's going on in my mind right now, being a KD fanboy.

 

I don't get why everyone is saying that CF treats CW and Cwnds better than KD. Just because they got two coasters while KD got one doesn't really mean they are being treated better, it is probably just KD being really late on adding a new coaster. It's parks like KI and CP that are being treated really good.

It does annoy me how KI and CP have gotten so many things lately though. They have gotten either a coaster or a coaster modification every year since 2013... I get that they have high attendance, but dang... And there are still people that think that KI or CP are not treated well enough.

(Okay so this is the part of the post where I figured I might as well start talking about my thoughts on what's happening with KD, because why not?)

I honestly just want KD to get something big, it doesn't even have to be a coaster. Just something big enough to show people that it is not neglected and it is a perfectly legitimate alternative to BGW. Because right now KD is going lower and lower down in peoples' lists. I'm starting to lose hope in KD... And it makes me sad to see this happening because I literally just gave up on SFA (my home park) after the horrid 2015 addition... "And for one of our most neglected parks, a ride we stole from the local fair!"

Anyways... I'm just kinda depressed about what is happening, and I just want to see something bigger added to KD soon, just so I can know that KD isn't going to turn into a lower tier park like WOF or DP. Heck I even have friends that are planning trips in the area that are just like: "Okay, so I'll spend half the day at SFA and the other half at KD to get the creds, then spend two full days at BGW and Carowinds." and I just kinda hear that and die a little bit inside. XD

I just really want to see KD get recognized as the great park that it is, and not some credit park that you only spend 2 hours at... And I know that this post is kinda a mess and I probably look really stupid posting this, but I just wanted to express my opinions on this. Does anyone else feel the same way? Or is it just me?

 

A big reason KD hasn't gotten a coaster for a while is because they don't have the space. They can't just expand because they feel like it, but rather if they have the money and a good reason for it. If Hurler gets the axe then that space will likely be created to put a decent ride there.

 

As for the land behind I305, hell to the no. But yeah. This park has gotten everything possible since I305 except a new coaster. In 2018 I'm predicting they'll finally get one and the rabid KD fanboys can finally shut up for the next 5 years (at least).

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The Mean Streak announcement will happen after September 16, so who knows what else will come of it.

 

Are you suggesting that the Mean Streak announcement will have anything to do with Kings Dominion? I'm confused.

 

I'm saying Cedar Fair isn't done talking about the development of their parks, so we may be hearing more.

 

A big reason KD hasn't gotten a coaster for a while is because they don't have the space. They can't just expand because they feel like it, but rather if they have the money and a good reason for it. If Hurler gets the axe then that space will likely be created to put a decent ride there.

 

As for the land behind I305, hell to the no. But yeah. This park has gotten everything possible since I305 except a new coaster. In 2018 I'm predicting they'll finally get one and the rabid KD fanboys can finally shut up for the next 5 years (at least).

 

KD has a TON of land that is not being used.

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