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Random Hurler Update: I went to Kings Dominion today (Yes, I braved the weather). Only new thing I see is that they remove the entire lift hill, and the entire old track of Hurler is gone except for the first drop.

 

What? I thought the first drop was completely gone?

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Woman seriously injured on water ride at Virginia amusement park

 

DOSWELL, Va. (WRIC) — A fun Fourth of July at a water park ended in an ugly way for one Virginia couple.

 

Steve Orebaugh says his wife, Christina, was seriously hurt after something went wrong on the Tornado water slide at Kings Dominion.

 

The ride was closed while park officials tried to figure out what happened.

 

Orebaugh posted details about the ordeal on Facebook. It received thousands of comments and shares.

 

He explained that as the couple’s tube was riding up the side of the 65-foot funnel, it abruptly flipped.

 

“It threw her up in the air and she came down on her head and shoulder,” family friend Tim Biller said.

 

Christina Orebaugh is hospitalized at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, with a broken shoulder, collarbone and foot. She also has a concussion and multiple staples in her head to help heal a nasty gash.

 

The couple is even more upset about what happened after the accident.

 

According to Steve Orebaugh, lifeguards didn’t seem to be paying attention, so he was forced to swim to his unconscious wife and hold her head above water so she wouldn’t drown.

 

“He said, ‘I don’t feel like there was a quick response at all. I had to save my wife’s life,’” the family friend added.

 

A spokesperson for King’s Dominion released the following statement:

 

On Tuesday, July 4, around 2:00 p.m., we received a report of a guest injury on the Tornado, a ride in the Soak City water park. Lifeguards who were at their posted positions in the water at the ride, as well as park medical staff, immediately responded. The guest was transported to the hospital. The safety of our guests and staff is always our number one priority and the ride remains closed at this time while park officials conduct an investigation.”

 

The Tornado has been a fixture at King’s Dominion since 2007.

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Woman seriously injured on water ride at Virginia amusement park

 

DOSWELL, Va. (WRIC) — A fun Fourth of July at a water park ended in an ugly way for one Virginia couple.

 

Steve Orebaugh says his wife, Christina, was seriously hurt after something went wrong on the Tornado water slide at Kings Dominion.

 

The ride was closed while park officials tried to figure out what happened.

 

Orebaugh posted details about the ordeal on Facebook. It received thousands of comments and shares.

 

He explained that as the couple’s tube was riding up the side of the 65-foot funnel, it abruptly flipped.

 

“It threw her up in the air and she came down on her head and shoulder,” family friend Tim Biller said.

 

Christina Orebaugh is hospitalized at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, with a broken shoulder, collarbone and foot. She also has a concussion and multiple staples in her head to help heal a nasty gash.

 

The couple is even more upset about what happened after the accident.

 

According to Steve Orebaugh, lifeguards didn’t seem to be paying attention, so he was forced to swim to his unconscious wife and hold her head above water so she wouldn’t drown.

 

“He said, ‘I don’t feel like there was a quick response at all. I had to save my wife’s life,’” the family friend added.

 

A spokesperson for King’s Dominion released the following statement:

 

On Tuesday, July 4, around 2:00 p.m., we received a report of a guest injury on the Tornado, a ride in the Soak City water park. Lifeguards who were at their posted positions in the water at the ride, as well as park medical staff, immediately responded. The guest was transported to the hospital. The safety of our guests and staff is always our number one priority and the ride remains closed at this time while park officials conduct an investigation.”

 

The Tornado has been a fixture at King’s Dominion since 2007.

 

Wow. Sad that she had to go through that.

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I'm curious if their raft was over the weight limit. His Facebook comment (once you get past all of the spelling and grammar errors) indicates his younger brother and sister-in-law were in the raft as well. The weight limit on Tornado at SFGAdv is 700lbs, so assuming a similar weight limit, if the combined weight in that raft exceeded it significantly enough, it would get more height and be prone to tipping over.

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Anyone notice something interesting/odd about these old postcard pics of Rebel Yell? I mean, besides the ride being beautiful red/white/blue and the lack of headrests and ratchet bars.

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

 

I know Snake River Falls was sponsored by Pepsi from the time it opened until they switched to Coke products. Nothing else at CP immediately comes to mind though...

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Anyone notice something interesting/odd about these old postcard pics of Rebel Yell? I mean, besides the ride being beautiful red/white/blue and the lack of headrests and ratchet bars.

 

 

I'm not sure what we are supposed to be seeing?

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^One train is running 4 cars and the one racing it is running 5 cars. And in the 2nd postcard, it's vice-versa. No biggie, but kinda cool.

 

I knew I saw this years ago, but could not find the source. Digging through all my old coaster/park stuff (which is going up for auction soon; time to say goodbye to the majority of my collection), and found these postcards.

 

Related, but much more strange: years ago I saw a picture of Loch Ness Monster with the trains interlocking in the loop (and here's the strange and related part) - one train had six cars and the other had 7. Doesn't make a lot of sense from a control systems point of view, unless it was being run on manual; this was a picture I saw in the 80s.

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All-season fast lane is back up for sale... for $199. I believe it was significantly less at the beginning of the season when it first came out ($129? $149? I can't remember.) but now is your chance to pick it up again if you missed out before...

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All-season fast lane is back up for sale... for $199. I believe it was significantly less at the beginning of the season when it first came out ($129? $149? I can't remember.) but now is your chance to pick it up again if you missed out before...

 

Thanks for the info

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Looks like RMC Hurler's name is the last one to be leaked.

And the proof that name is for hurler . . .

 

He has no real proof. He did it to attract attention to himself and stir-up drama in this thread. I would be highly skeptical of anything this guy post as he usually talks out of his a$$

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Looks like RMC Hurler's name is the last one to be leaked.

And the proof that name is for hurler . . .

 

He has no real proof. He did it to attract attention to himself and stir-up drama in this thread. I would be highly skeptical of anything this guy post as he usually talks out of his a$$

 

I meant that it WILL be leaked last because Railblazer is for Mean Streak.

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Ok . . . and what is centurion for? Just because it's trademarked doesn't mean it's gonna be used.

 

Yeah, it's not like Cedar Fair announced four new roller coasters for 2018...

 

Swallow your pride bro.

 

Come on... Centurion was trademarked in like 2014. He's just pointing that CF trademarks a ton of names. Some don't get used. You don't know what name is for what ride. He's also annoyed at how every one of your speculative posts are said with such certainty.

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Ok . . . and what is centurion for? Just because it's trademarked doesn't mean it's gonna be used.

 

Yeah, it's not like Cedar Fair announced four new roller coasters for 2018...

 

Swallow your pride bro.

My statement still stands. Just because something is trademarked doesn't mean it will be used. Where's the pride in that? I'm all for speculating but when folks start stating opinion as fact it gets a little crazy. Remember shotrod?

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Ok . . . and what is centurion for? Just because it's trademarked doesn't mean it's gonna be used.

 

Yeah, it's not like Cedar Fair announced four new roller coasters for 2018...

 

Swallow your pride bro.

My statement still stands. Just because something is trademarked doesn't mean it will be used. Where's the pride in that? I'm all for speculating but when folks start stating opinion as fact it gets a little crazy. Remember shotrod?

 

 

"Shotrod" ??

 

is that the sister coaster for the new one at Cedar Point, "butt-hole"

 

 

I saw someone post that name in the CP thread, so it must be 100% accurate, right?

 

 

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