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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Fooz » Sun May 20, 2018 11:37 am

Timbers running at an unbelievable pace today.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby dakota381 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:35 am

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon May 21, 2018 6:02 pm

Fooz wrote:Timbers running at an unbelievable pace today.


I thought it was already running pretty fast in the afternoon on my visit last month. Really intrigued to see just how fast this thing could get going into the summer.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Tue May 22, 2018 3:57 am

^ I'm heading down there this Friday with the family, and can't wait to compare it to how it was on media day (for the record, I friggin' loved it in that cold weather, but if it's going even faster all the better).

Also super excited for my daughter as she just broke the 40" height mark, and she'll be getting her first rides on Avalanche and Woodstock Express if all goes well! (The wife, too, if we can talk her into it. :lol: )
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Tue May 22, 2018 4:27 am

^40" is a great WDW height! =)

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bill_s » Tue May 22, 2018 6:14 am

I didn't find Timbers to be running that much different on Sunday. The main variation anyway is right at the end, whether the last tiny airtime hill is full-on or gives you a bit of a break (fine with me) and if it hits the brakes with any force. It might have been running even faster in the middle of the afternoon, but if so I don't think I'll be experiencing it. It was more than hot enough for me early and late.

It broke down around noon. I had been noticing the train taking longer to return to the station (couldn't see much) and when I rode late day it kept stopping coming in the station like they were using manual brakes. Maintenance guy in the control house.

My opinion of the ride is in one way it's the best coaster in the park but also not. In a more big-picture analysis view it's tied with Dominator, which is a bit bigger and a simpler pleasure. It is very complimentary to what they had, and something that parks without RMCs don't have, so it's still more unique than Dominator. But in a way I'm surprised people mostly really like it. It's smooth but so relentless, hop hop hop. Actually I think I'm starting to get Schilke's madness. On B&Ms people talk about the transitions. On RMCs you're so busy hopping about the transitions are just part of it, camouflaged. It's a very active experience, more a rythm than a smooth progression. And KD's RMC is one with grab post handles, it's relentless, even SV doesn't have them; I use them on that trick track at least. Right now the crowds are affecting when I try to ride it, but I'm looking forward to when I can enjoy it closer to the middle of my park visits. Ride the basics, ride Timbers a couple times (it's enough), then marathon the speed kings.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Tue May 22, 2018 7:06 am

SharkTums wrote:^40" is a great WDW height! =)

Oh, you better believe we're definitely planning on hitting Disney up towards the end of this year! :)
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Wed May 23, 2018 5:06 pm

So has Twisted Timbers continued to run two trains since the Steel Vengeance incident? And it's still on Fast Lane Plus? Made a last minute decision to go on Saturday, the website has it listed on the table but not in the description which I found odd. Just wanted to double check with the experts. Looking forward to my visit (and fast lane plus! 8))

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Edit: also are the seatbelts retractable like Steel Vengeance, or are they a fixed length? Don't want to have any trouble like we had in Chicago with seat belt length. No issue with getting the green light from the actual restraints on any RMC, though.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed May 23, 2018 5:43 pm

^ Twisted Timbers was on FastLane Plus during my visit last month. Since it's on the FastLane table and marked on the "Rides" page, I think it's still offered. Maybe they forgot to update the description from last year?

As for the seat belts, they are retractable.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterdude28 » Thu May 24, 2018 6:55 pm

I'm planning to make a trip down to KD sometime next week to check out TT and get my yearly I305 laps in. Do you think it would be better to go on Monday (Memorial Day) when the park is open until 11:00pm or during the week when the park is only open until 6:00pm? I'm leaning towards during the week but that's a long drive for a short day. And when do area schools get out for summer break? Thanks, can't wait to ride my first RMC!!

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