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Apparently the park sent out an email saying that Kings Dominion will open on March 22nd! Oh, did I say March? I meant May. Alpengeist, InvadR and Verbolten are open tomorrow. This comp

Too bad Volcano isn't still around. It was ahead of its time not only technologically, but it already had limited capacity down to a science.

“Let’s open two months late for no reason and then give everyone free money as an apology for how stupid that is.” Hey from a guest’s perspective... yay! Did I mention that Six Flags managed

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Yeah I'm convinced that this never happened.

 

Anyway the ride is good but Dominator exists... and so does Flight of Fear (though you wouldn't know it since it's NEVER open when we go to the park lol).

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Anyway the ride is good but Dominator exists... and so does Flight of Fear (though you wouldn't know it since it's NEVER open when we go to the park lol).

 

Well, there is a Haunt maze in the queue this time of year, so that's not too shocking.

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No but yeah see they opened the ride for like 2 hours Saturday afternoon. We first tried it around noon and it had a sign up saying it was closed for Haunt. We figured that coming in. Bill stalked it on queuetimes and around 4pm noticed it was operational and literally booked it the f**k over there for the fast pass attendant/grouper dude to tell us they shut the line off fifteen minutes earlier.

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Thinking of going to Kings Dominion the opening weekend of Winterfest. Does anyone know if it will be worth getting Fast Lane for Twisted Timbers and Dominator? I heard the operations for TT were atrociously slow, even with an in station queue garnering a 30 minute wait

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For only $35 I'd say it's totally worth it. You'll be able to skip all of the other lines too. Honestly Twisted Timbers will possibly be towards the shorter length lines out of the 8 rides that are on the Winterfest FL. Can't be sure since it wasn't open last year.

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I didn't go on a Saturday, but last year neither coaster got a line and RY75 ran with minimal operations. Unless a larger number of the people there ride TT or more people go to the event to ride it, it will probably be one of the best times to get on it.

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Is that so? According to the attractions page, literally only Twisted Timbers has the FastLane symbol next to it. Not even dominator.

I was noticing that yesterday. I think something must be wrong with their website right now because a lot of rides that are currently on Fast Lane don't have those symbols. Avalanche, Dominator, Delirium, Bad Apple, Blue Ridge Tollway,

Dodgem, Flying Eagles, and Wave Swinger are all missing the logo, but you can see that they're still included on the Fast Lane page. I wouldn't worry about it too much. As Mike said, the shop page where you can buy the Winterfest Fast Lane clearly lists the 8 attractions that it'd be valid for.

 

I was at last year's event and literally no rides held any sort of lines. Most people were doing the shows or the special attractions like ice skating. I can't imagine that the line for Twisted Timbers would get so bad during this event that you'd need a Fast Lane, but, at the same time, it IS only $35. Might be worth it just for peace of mind.

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It was a half-joking/rhetorical question, but do you mean the area that is connected by a single pathway to the kids area that will be open for the event?

 

(In all seriousness I haven't been to KD's WF and have no idea where they cut off areas, etc, but it just feels like a no brainer to have a snow themed bobsled coaster that likely has little chance of valleying/having operational issues open during a winter/holiday event.)

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^^-- their indoor coaster will also be closed! But if they're only going to run 2, they made the right choice. Dominator has great view of the lights and feels more part of the event as a whole than any other coaster I've ridden at a holiday event... and that includes the snow-themed Alpengeist.

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The Cedar Fairyest thing about this event is that the kids area is mostly all open except for Boo Blasters, the indoor family friendly dark ride with heat. At least rides like Flight of Fear are in the back of the park so it's sort of understandable.

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Thanks guys!I went on Saturday December 30th last year and it was packed! Huge lines for all the rides and we waited 30 min for the blue ridge tollway which is why I was wondering if fast lane would be needed. But it sounds like going opening weekend in November should be a lot less crowded

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So there a rumor going around that KD might be getting a wing coaster in 2021. If this is true then its going to be the replacement for Volcano. Take this with a grain of salt though.

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I don't think there is enough solid evidence yet to really say if the leaks are credible or not, but if they are I'd be a little disappointed. I can't complain about getting a new coaster, but with something as legendary and unique as Volcano I think it deserves an equally unique and amazing replacement and I just don't see that out of a small wing coaster.

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Not only would it be reliable but it would be marketable, even if small, because there are only wing coasters in the midwest. The dudes that leaked it are almost always on point, soooo...

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