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Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:59 pm

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Kings Dominion, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

Official Park Website

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

February 24th, 2005 - Tomb Raider Construction Photos
August 8th, 2005 - Rumors of Italian Job Stunt Coaster coming to the park

December 14th, 2006 - Kings Dominion to expand WaterWorks in 2007
December 14th, 2006 - Hypersonic XLC for sale

October 23rd, 2007 - Dominator (from Geauga) coming in 2008
December 14th, 2007 - Kings Dominion announces names for De-Paramount-ed rides

July 16th, 2008 - park announces three flat rides for 2009
September 25th, 2008 - Intimidator 305 Announcement and Concept Art

June 12th, 2009 - Intimidator 305 track starts arriving
June 22nd, 2009 - More I305 track pics
June 28th, 2009 - I305 mini construction update
June 30rd, 2009 - A video of Paramount's Kings Dominion from 2006--including Hypersonic XLC
July 20th, 2009 - Another mini I305 update
July 23rd, 2009 - I305 update with track, dirt, concrete, and site work
August 19th, 2009 - I305 goes vertical
August 19th, 2009 - Video--I305 track being moved around
August 20th, 2009 - KD officially announces Intimidator 305
August 20th, 2009 - Coverage of KD's Media Day announcing I305
August 25th, 2009 - I305 construction update
September 3rd, 2009 - I305 construction update plus other park pics
September 5th, 2009 - Some detailed photos of I305 track
October 11th, 2009 - More I305 construction photos
October 23rd, 2009 - Still more I305 construction photos--good look at the first drop
November 23rd, 2009 - Time-lapse video of I305 being topped off
November 27th, 2009 - I305 update with a good look at the first drop from outside the park
December 19th, 2009 - I305 in the snow

January 10th, 2010 - Aerial picture of the completed I305
February 3rd, 2010 - Park announces charity auction for "first ride" on I305
February 17, 2010 - Picture of I305 pull through
February 27, 2010 - KD's official invitation for I305's media day
March 14th, 2010 - I305 starts testing
March 17th, 2010 - Picture of I305 train
March 25th, 2010 - Nighttime pics of I305 testing
April 1st, 2010 - Videos of local news coverage of I305's media day
April 1st, 2010 - POV and offride video of I305
April 1st, 2011 - pkd freak's pictures and videos of I305's media day
April 4th, 2010 - Link to TPR's official I305 media day coverage
May 9th, 2010 - "Memory Lane" video of KD in 1995--including some long-gone attractions
May 22nd, 2010 - Video showing the effects of new trims on I305's first drop
May 23rd, 2010 - Photos and videos of the new I305 trims
June 22nd, 2010 - Pics of I305's new restraints and wheel-cooling system
July 9th, 2010 - More great pics of I305 and other KD rides
September 13th, 2010 - Google Earth images of KD
November 3rd, 2011 - Reprofiling of I305 begins
November 22nd, 2010 - KD announces Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular for 2011
December 13th, 2010 - KD announces plans to widen I305's initial turn


February 16th, 2011 - KD starts reinstalling track on I305
February 24th, 2011 - Pic of I305's now trimless first drop
March 9th, 2011 - Video of I305 testing
March 15th, 2011 - I305 wins About.com's poll for "Best New Roller Coaster of 2010"
March 18th, 2011 - Pic of Shockwave's new paint job
April 3rd, 2011 - Off-ride video of repofiled I305
June 6th, 2011 - KD announces Hurlfest 2011
July 22th, 2011 - KD announces "Happiness Is Finding a Cure for Breast Cancer" charity drive
August 9th, 2011 - KD announces plans for the "world's largest gathering of people as vampires" for Haunt 2011
August 13th, 2011 - Earthquake rocks Virginia
August 28th, 2011 - KD puts El Dorado flat ride up for sale
August 29th, 2011 - Halloween Haunt XI lineup announced
September 1st, 2011 - Windseeker and Dinosaurs Alive confirmed for 2012
September 3rd, 2011 - Windseeker animated video
September 23rd, 2011 - KD announces Fright Lane passes and Fright Fight for Haunt
September 30th, 2011 - KD breaks the Guinness World Record for "Most People Dressed Like Vampires" during opening of Haunt
November 15th, 2011 - KD releases map of Dinosaurs Alive
November 30th, 2011 - Virginia legislature to reconsider the old "Kings Dominion Law"

May 10th, 2012 - 2012 Rescue Challenge at Kings Dominion!
June 9th, 2012 - A tour of Dinosaurs Alive and Windseeker!
June 28th, 2012 - Kingsfest Christian Music Festival this weekend
July 14th, 2012 - Early look at new Haunt house revealed
September 12th, 2012 - 7 acre Planet Snoopy expansion announced!
November 10th, 2012 - Technical Rescue Day at Kings Dominion!
December 12, 2012 - KD looking for a "KidCaster" to cover the expansion of Planet Snoopy!
December 18th, 2012 - Hard Hat Tour of Planet Snoopy!

January 25th, 2013 - KD chooses the park's first-ever Planet Snoopy KidCaster!
February 3rd, 2013 - KD releases 2013 operating schedule!
February 20th, 2013 - Woodstock's Whirlybirds ride for Planet Snoopy has arrived!
March 7th, 2013 - The second report from Chase, Planet Snoopy's official KidCaster!
March 12th, 2013 - KD announces show lineup for 2013!
March 26th, 2013 - The latest report from KD's Planet Snoopy KidCaster!
March 28th, 2013 - Planet Snoopy Preview!
Apr. 14, 2013 - A look at the now finished Planet Snoopy!
May 9th, 3013 - KD announces SnoopyCON!
September 12, 2013 - Kings Dominion announces 40th-anniversary celebration!
September 24th, 2013 - KD holding a "Monster Bash" to kickoff Haunt on Friday, September 27th!
November 14th, 2013 - The Singing Mushrooms will return to Kings Dominion in 2014!

January 23rd, 2014 - KD announces 40th birthday bash!
August 21st, 2014 - 20 acre water park expansion in 2015 announced

May 22nd, 2015 - Soak City Media Day!
Park announces Shockwave last day, August 9th
July 29th, 2015 - First-ever Brews & BBQ Fest announced

March 19th, 2016 - Delirium Media Day
April 8th, 2016 - Park announces Spring Bloom Festival
August 20th, 2016 - King' Dominion to expand Camp Snoopy offerings with three new kid's rides

May 1st, 2017 - Taste of Virginia Food Festival announcement
May 18th, 2017 - Battle for Kings Dominion "augmented reality" game announced
August 16th, 2017 - Twisted Timbers and Winterfest announced for 2018
September 9th, 2017 - Blood on the Bayou maze and new shows announced for Haunt

December 10th, 2018 - Winterfest VIP event report

March 28th, 2019 - New shows and food for 2019
June 6th, 2019 - Grand Carnivale at Kings Dominion


Hey everyone!

As a nice surprise this morning, I opened my email to find some brank spankin' new images from PKD's PR dept of Tomb Raider under construction.

You can see that the ride looks to be in place, and now they are building the elaborate theming around it.

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Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:41 am.

Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:19 pm

So is this just a regular top spin? Isn't PKI's one of the "giant" models?

Elissa "confused" Alvey

Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:46 pm

Hummm.....I really hope those pics were taken back in eraly jan because the park opens real soon and I hope its more to it than just that lol lol. This is the floorless top spin model like riptide at knotts

Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:47 pm

Looks good with Volcano right behind it.

Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:41 pm

SharkTums wrote:So is this just a regular top spin? Isn't PKI's one of the "giant" models?

Not sure about the PKD, but PKI's is a giant model. Three long rows. Isn't Dominion's supposed to be a floorless?

Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:55 pm

jarmor wrote:Hummm.....I really hope those pics were taken back in eraly jan because the park opens real soon and I hope its more to it than just that lol lol. This is the floorless top spin model like riptide at knotts

Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:46 am

I think its just going to be a topspin ride in the dark just like the one at PKI. PCW has a topspin but its outside and your get very wet on it. The topspin Tomb Raider ride looks pretty cool though. 8)

Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:22 am

^^ It says the 23rd of February on the pictures, but I'm going opening day so I will take pictures and let you know if it is open.

Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:28 am

Wow lots of theming... In my opinion I think it is a little over the top for a TopSpin but thats just me. Hopefully it will open with the park

Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:28 am

Wow lots of theming... In my opinion I think it is a little over the top for a TopSpin but thats just me. Hopefully it will open with the park
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