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I think it Refers to When The park is open

 

No.

 

I find nothing wrong with (a closed park).

 

The possibility of the operator losing control of the drone and it flying into something and causing damage/starting a fire/injuring someone working in the park? Nothing wrong with that?

 

I think if they had meant only when it's open, they would have said so. Breaking park rules to get a photo of a roller coaster under construction is borderline pathological. Have a beer, read a book, play some video games, wait for spring. It's easy.

 

Seriously.

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I find nothing wrong with (a closed park).

 

WTF???? So their rules don't apply if you "find nothing wrong" with breaking them?

 

The park said (paraphrasing) "Hey a**holes. Don't fly a f*cking drone over our property". That doesn't mean "Don't fly a f*cking drone over our property during operating hours but otherwise it's fine", it doesn't mean "Don't fly a f*cking drone over our property unless you don't like this rule in which case go for it", it means "Don't fly a f*cking drone over our property".

 

Your opinion on the rule is irrelevant. It's their property so it's their rules. I promise you won't die if you can't fly a drone over a privately owned theme park.

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I find nothing wrong with (a closed park).

 

It's still trespassing--even when the park is closed.

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The park said (paraphrasing) "Hey a**holes. Don't fly a f*cking drone over our property".

 

Man, I would visit the s**t out of a park that had the balls to actually have that verbatim in their policies.

 

If I ever hit the powerball and open up a theme park I can assure you that we'll have the greatest FAQ page of any theme park on the planet.

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The park said (paraphrasing) "Hey a**holes. Don't fly a f*cking drone over our property".

 

Man, I would visit the s**t out of a park that had the balls to actually have that verbatim in their policies.

 

If I ever hit the powerball and buy Knoebels I can assure you that we'll have the greatest FAQ page of any theme park on the planet.

 

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The park said (paraphrasing) "Hey a**holes. Don't fly a f*cking drone over our property".

 

Man, I would visit the s**t out of a park that had the balls to actually have that verbatim in their policies.

 

If I ever hit the powerball and open up a theme park I can assure you that we'll have the greatest FAQ page of any theme park on the planet.

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The park said (paraphrasing) "Hey a**holes. Don't fly a f*cking drone over our property".

 

Man, I would visit the s**t out of a park that had the balls to actually have that verbatim in their policies.

 

If I ever hit the powerball and open up a theme park I can assure you that we'll have the greatest FAQ page of any theme park on the planet.

Kickstarter was made for dreams like these.

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I find nothing wrong with (a closed park).

 

WTF???? So their rules don't apply if you "find nothing wrong" with breaking them?

 

I have found that this is the mass consensus of modern day society.

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My understanding with the drones is that the FAA controls the air space, not private land owners. As long as the drone was not flown over groups of people and they pilot maintained line of sight, they should be fine. Since the park is closed, I do not think they broke the people rule. The line of sight is questionable in this video. Also, Kings Dominion is in a Class G airspace so there is no need to contact the ATC. I would not encourage people to push these rules and cause an accident. If an accident would occur, the pilot in question would be fully liable, even in the event of a "run away".

 

Here are the guidelines from the FAA's website:

Fly at or below 400 feet

Keep your UAS within sight

Never fly near other aircraft, especially near airports

Never fly over groups of people

Never fly over stadiums or sports events

Never fly near emergency response efforts such as fires

Never fly under the influence

Be aware of airspace requirements

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Looks like some new food options are coming in Snoopy and Kings Dominon!

 

Now on the dining plan: Chick-fil-a and Boardwalk Fries

 

New for this year: Joe Cool's Pit Stop (an event space which can be privately rented) and the re-opening of Snoopy's Snack Shack (located behind Peanut's Showplace) and you can get Dippin’ Dots, fresh popcorn, ICEE, Coca-Cola beverages, fresh-spun cotton candy and new for this year Kid's Wacky Waffle!

 

Want more info? Heres the link:

http://cpfoodblog.com/2017-kings-dominion-dining-news/

 

(all pictures credited to CedarPoint Foodblog)

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Joe Cool's Pit Stop

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Joe Cool's Pit Stop

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I'm planning a trip to KD late in April. I hope to do Six Flags America Saturday morning and early afternoon and then head to Kings Dominion for late afternoon and the evening. I'll have Sunday to clean up any missed rides.

 

What kind of crowds should I expect on a Saturday/Sunday in late July?

 

Thanks in advance!

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That's just past the peak of the main season. On the other hand, Saturday will still probably be only as crowded as, say, the following Tuesday at CP or GrAdv and Sundays are considerably better. Weather dependent of course. I'd say don't rush between the parks with that plan (unless you plan to Fast Lane), things do usually wind down some at night at KD, especially if you can get Sunday first thing and at night as well.

 

Most of June and the very end of August are usually sparse. Unfortunately, you can tell the least crowded days by them coinciding with earlier closings, at least until Haunt.

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This is kind of random but will you be renting a car? If so, make sure your rental car comes with an EZ Pass. If not, get your own EZ Pass. If you'll have 3 people in the car, consider an EZ Pass Flex. I-95 between the parks has a section of EZ Pass only reversible express lanes and you'll want to have the option to enter those if they're open in your direction. There have been plenty of times where they've easily saved me an hour of sitting in traffic.

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If you want a more relaxed drive you can get on Route 301 about 2 miles from SFA and take that road south until is meets up with I-95 just north of KD. In ideal situations this route takes about 25 minutes longer and clear sailing on I95, but I95 is not always known for smooth sailing around Washington DC. Route 301 also provides opportunities to stop for crab cakes.

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^^-- 301 is still mighty tedious, at best you get 30 miles of suburban stripmall sprawl to drive through. Google Maps also knows way more about the troubles on I95 and may mislead you. I was going that way because I just couldn't handle the stress of I95, but it takes soooo long. This was northbound only, the highway is much better by the time for me to head back south and the 301 bridge toll is south only (they charge you to get out of Maryland, haha, actually could be worth every penny if it discourages traffic). Twice I've given up on trying to get to SFA, 301N has been so bad on Sunday afternoons. That place really suffers from location, it's hard to have fun when you're seeing red before you even get there.

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