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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Mon May 07, 2018 6:14 am

I really like the Crypt really hope it doesn't join the trend of top spin removals.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby redfoot12 » Mon May 07, 2018 11:33 am

Twisted Timbers was only running one train yesterday. I guess because of the Steel Vengeance incident.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Tue May 08, 2018 2:12 am

I couldn't ride The Crypt on my recent visit to KD, as I was already feeling sick all day. I love Top Spins though, and hate that they're all getting removed. I do hope The Crypt can avoid the ax for a little while longer at least, until I can make it back!
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Tue May 08, 2018 4:23 am

It should be noted that Huss continues to sell both the classic / fair style model and the suspended model brand new, so it's not like a lack of parts availability would cause a Top Spin to be removed.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Tue May 08, 2018 3:06 pm

I keep half-forgetting that The Crypt is still operating. I can't remember what kind of downtime it had when I visited in 2012 (unless I actually overlooked it or wrongly assumed it was closed--I'm pretty sure it really was, though).

I always used to really enjoy Top Spins and not understand the hate. I wouldn't be surprised if I found them a bit more annoyingly uncomfortable now, though--I haven't hit one up in a while.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue May 08, 2018 7:27 pm

The only time I have an issue with top spins is when the water effects intentionally soak everyone on board. I almost rode one at Oktoberfest until I saw the German carnies taking pleasure dousing guests.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterGuy06 » Tue May 08, 2018 11:08 pm

A.J. wrote:It should be noted that Huss continues to sell both the classic / fair style model and the suspended model brand new, so it's not like a lack of parts availability would cause a Top Spin to be removed.

While that is true, HUSS is notorious for taking a long time to actually get parts to a park. One of the maintenance managers at the park I use to work at complained about it all the time. There were multiple times when it took weeks/months for a part to arrive.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby alilstronger » Tue May 15, 2018 6:43 am

I just heard a rumor that Kings Dominion/Cedar Fair has started a new policy that no loose articles including hats and glasses/sun glasses are allowed even in the queue lines. People are being required to put them in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo before entering the line. I do not like this, I wear a hat so my head does not get sun burned and wear sun glasses because well the sun can really damage your eyes. I was told that KD has eliminated the baskets they had at some of the coasters and are now requiring fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo usage like Six Flags once did. I know this did not work out for Six Flags in the past and some of their parks have now allowed you to bring personal belongings up into some of the stations - especially at their more lower end parks like Six Flags America.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Tue May 15, 2018 11:09 am

I'd like visitors to keep us posted on whether the new rules apply to phones and other items that are/will be kept in secure clothing pockets. No indication of this so far, but I want to be informed if anyone runs into issues like that.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby steamedturtle » Tue May 15, 2018 11:15 am

The policy applies to I305, FoF and TT only. If you can put it in a pocket that's fine. So phone and keys, etc in your pocket is fine. The main things they are enforcing are bags, hats and glasses without straps as you enter the line. I've seen people put hats in their shirts and they're fine with that. It's nothing like Gadv's policy, where even if you have a phone in a zipper pocket, they'll make you put it in a fb.

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