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P. 766: Haunt Has Risen from the Grave

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According to people on Facebook, Avalanche and Volcano are still down and have been down for quite a while now. I really hope Kings Dominion can get them up and running again soon, as they are some of the most popular rides in the park.

 

When I was there last Thursday it was listed as closed for the day. However, later that day we were in another part of the park and saw it testing. By the time we got there someone said that they heard a loud bang or explosion (their words, not mine) then the ride was down again for the rest of the day. Avalanche went down around noon and never restored operating.

 

Went back Saturday and both rides were still down. Kinda bummed because we only manage to get to KD every 2-3 years and I didn't get my Volcano fix....

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Indeed, i missed two new credits when i was there on Monday. Apparently that loud BANG someone heard was a drive wheel that blew on Volcano. I have not heard why Avalanche was closed but one can guess that they didn't want a lot of foot traffic over there.

 

 

Other than those two coasters down, everything was rode and it really was a fun day at the park and IMO, Dominator is better than Rougarou. As far as i305 goes, of the three Giga's I've rode, I would put it at second, with Fury in 1st and millennium on 3rd.

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I'm curious about this whole Volcano-being-down timeline because it's the upcoming 4th of July weekend; they're offering cheaper bring-a-friend tickets for passholders, and besides some heat it doesn't look too bad this weekend. I have family coming in to visit, and they decided to go to KD on Saturday. Hopefully the park can get their most popular ride up and running before then.

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Has Cedar Fair ever had a ride sponsored by a product? Out of curiosity.

 

I'm not entirely sure about this, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Intimidators were/are sponsored by Nascar, considering they're named/themed after Dale Earnhardt I.

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I'm heading down to Kings Dominion next week for the first time since I was a child. How accommodating are the roller coasters for large guests? Which coasters should I try and which stay away from? For reference, I can't fit on any B&M coaster.

 

Hopefully Avalanche is back up by then as it's the most accommodating (there was a big biker once I heard screaming "finally, something I can ride!). Next is Anaconda, my friend (and past ride mate) who can't fit B&Ms anymore managed it. I305 can fit large persons, but some will not do good with the forces, if you've ever felt like passing out on a ride (no go for my friend). That's about it unless you can do the woodies with the seat dividers and tight lap bars. Drop Tower is very unlikely despite how big the seats look. Windseeker possible.

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The correct theory on 20 Better than 4:-

 

When Hurler first opened, the park only had 4 inversions, all of which were on Anaconda.

In 2017, excluding Shockwave, the park has a total of 17 inversions. Does the upside-down T represent that RMC Hurler will bring 3 inversions to the park, bringing the total inversion count up to 20? I think so.

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The correct theory on 20 Better than 4:-

 

When Hurler first opened, the park only had 4 inversions, all of which were on Anaconda.

In 2017, excluding Shockwave, the park has a total of 17 inversions. Does the upside-down T represent that RMC Hurler will bring 3 inversions to the park, bringing the total inversion count up to 20? I think so.

 

Actually they had 5 inversions when Hurler first opened. Theory is gone.

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So I looked and the first teaser was posted on 6/20 and the second on 6/27, which are both Tuesdays. Tweeted around the same time of 8:45 Eastern both as well. So could we be getting another one this coming 4th?

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The correct theory on 20 Better than 4:-

 

When Hurler first opened, the park only had 4 inversions, all of which were on Anaconda.

In 2017, excluding Shockwave, the park has a total of 17 inversions. Does the upside-down T represent that RMC Hurler will bring 3 inversions to the park, bringing the total inversion count up to 20? I think so.

 

Actually they had 5 inversions when Hurler first opened. Theory is gone.

 

I said EXCLUDING Shockwave, because it no longer operates, so it doesn't count.

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So I looked and the first teaser was posted on 6/20 and the second on 6/27, which are both Tuesdays. Tweeted around the same time of 8:45 Eastern both as well. So could we be getting another one this coming 4th?

 

Looks like this theory is correct.

 

I don't even care about the layout of the ride, the inversions, the speed, or anything at this point. All I care is that I don't have don't have to drive eight or more hours to the closest RMC. The ride's gonna be awesome no matter what. I'm so ready.

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So I looked and the first teaser was posted on 6/20 and the second on 6/27, which are both Tuesdays. Tweeted around the same time of 8:45 Eastern both as well. So could we be getting another one this coming 4th?

 

Looks like this theory is correct.

 

I don't even care about the layout of the ride, the inversions, the speed, or anything at this point. All I care is that I don't have don't have to drive eight or more hours to the closest RMC. The ride's gonna be awesome no matter what. I'm so ready.

 

 

What you said.

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