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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby DorneyKid14 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:03 am

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jtaudioacc wrote:http://nbc12.com/story/38419337/woman-injured-by-flying-cell-phone-on-roller-coaster

poor girl got slammed with a phone to her head. guy claimed it flew out of his pocked.


I feel for her, but at the same time I can't help but feel that it's turned into nothing more than a money grab now. If he had the phone in his pocket(as he claims) how can the park be held responsible? If she is to go after anyone, it would be the guy with the phone.....not the park. I assume the phone was not retrieved by the individual, so his info should be on the phone.

The park posts the rules, and they are clearly posted. They can't enforce what they can't see.


Sucks she got hit, but I hope she doesn't get a dime from the park. Go after the person responsible for the injury, guests need to be held responsible for their stupid actions.


The park will pay out though no matter what. So she'll more than likely go after the park. Which is annoying because 1) it's not the parks fault and 2) the guy was a dumb ass.

I also find it funny how she says she is never going back fo kd again because she is scared. But does she not realize this can happen at any park?
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CP Maverick » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:51 am

bluestreak wrote:What I'm confused about is how she said "I put my phone in the bin" because there is no bin on TT. Did she just make a mistake and say bin instead of fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo?
Either way, glad she's alright. I had a phone coming straight for my face on Steel Vengeance and my friend in front of me was able to block it and throw it on the bottom of the train then step on it so it wouldn't go anywhere. The guy got his phone back safe and sound.

Should have charged him to give his phone back. Maybe then he would have thought twice about riding with it.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:04 am

DorneyKid14 wrote:The park will pay out though no matter what. So she'll more than likely go after the park. Which is annoying because 1) it's not the parks fault and 2) the guy was a dumb A$$.

I also find it funny how she says she is never going back fo kd again because she is scared. But does she not realize this can happen at any park?

Yep. She's going after the park because they have money and will likely settle. Anything she says right now will likely be at the advice of her lawyer, so of course she's going to say she's scared. If she says it's no big deal, she doesn't get paid, or at least not as much.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:22 pm

So in taking another visit to KD this past weekend, I wanted to post some of my thoughts. This was my 5th visit this year and I haven't really said anything, just have read others' thoughts, as I tend to do. After riding Twisted Timbers again on this visit, first thing in the morning this time, I have come to the conclusion that this ride has to be, IMO, the most aggressive RMC.

Most people seem to love the first 3 camelbacks, which I think are great, but I also think that the ride is at its tamest during them. After the cutback this thing launches into another dimension, I swear. I'm kind of surprised with how few people are commenting on it in this regard. I personally far prefer it to anything else in the park and I'm really glad to see how popular it is. It seems to me that the addition of TT has been a good one for the park. I feel like the park has been much more crowded this spring than it usually has been the past several years.

Also, the Mac Bowl has changed since the beginning of the season, and not for the better. During my first visit to the Mac Bowl they allowed me to get white and yellow macaroni plus tots, multiple meats, extra sauces, and several toppings. This weekend I was told we could not do half and half macaroni, tots were not an option, you could only get one protein and each extra was $1.99. I was really disappointed in these changes. Additionally, the early season staff were very helpful and pleasant while this time around, not so much. I feel like KD was shooting for a signature restaurant and may have succeeded, however, these changes really dampen how good the restaurant was.

Overall the park seems to be a better place than it has been the past few seasons and I'm excited to have TT here.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby steamedturtle » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:57 pm

defrocker wrote:Most people seem to love the first 3 camelbacks, which I think are great, but I also think that the ride is at its tamest during them. After the cutback this thing launches into another dimension, I swear. I'm kind of surprised with how few people are commenting on it in this regard. I personally far prefer it to anything else in the park and I'm really glad to see how popular it is.


Those three hills may be when the ride is tamest, but the air time is the most sustained during those moments as well. It's a great ride. And every time I leave the park I change my preference changes between I305 and TT. I still notice TT significantly increases in pace as the day goes on, and it gets hotter.

defrocker wrote:This weekend I was told we could not do half and half macaroni, tots were not an option, you could only get one protein and each extra was $1.99. I was really disappointed in these changes.


Weird. Last week, they said 2 proteins, 4 sauces and unlimited other toppings.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby VF15 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:09 pm

Just wondering, is it at all possible to do a Kings Dominion Trip without renting a car? I’m thinking about taking a trip to KD next month if a flight to Richmond fits my budget, but renting a car would be difficult and very expensive for me since I’m under 25. Are there any buses or public transit that go from Richmond to the park? If not, does anyone know how much it might cost to take a cab/Uber/Lyft to the park?
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:15 pm

defrocker wrote:So in taking another visit to KD this past weekend, I wanted to post some of my thoughts. This was my 5th visit this year and I haven't really said anything, just have read others' thoughts, as I tend to do. After riding Twisted Timbers again on this visit, first thing in the morning this time, I have come to the conclusion that this ride has to be, IMO, the most aggressive RMC.

Most people seem to love the first 3 camelbacks, which I think are great, but I also think that the ride is at its tamest during them. After the cutback this thing launches into another dimension, I swear. I'm kind of surprised with how few people are commenting on it in this regard. I personally far prefer it to anything else in the park and I'm really glad to see how popular it is. It seems to me that the addition of TT has been a good one for the park. I feel like the park has been much more crowded this spring than it usually has been the past several years.


I'm with you regarding the seemingly glazed over intensity of Twisted Timbers! I rode it just under a week before Steel Vengeance debuted, and it immediately shot to the top of my favorite RMCs, and into the Top 5 of my favorite coasters! Yes, even over Lightning Rod! You are right about the out of control insanity the second half of the ride, and I do think this is a real gem of a coaster, that probably hasn't gotten as much publicity or talking up, because of the arrival of Steel Vengeance, which I do think is even more intense, shortly after. Still, TT is an absolutely amazing coaster, and you locals are very fortunate to have a coaster like that, and a park like KD so close to you!

defrocker wrote:Also, the Mac Bowl has changed since the beginning of the season, and not for the better. During my first visit to the Mac Bowl they allowed me to get white and yellow macaroni plus tots, multiple meats, extra sauces, and several toppings. This weekend I was told we could not do half and half macaroni, tots were not an option, you could only get one protein and each extra was $1.99. I was really disappointed in these changes. Additionally, the early season staff were very helpful and pleasant while this time around, not so much. I feel like KD was shooting for a signature restaurant and may have succeeded, however, these changes really dampen how good the restaurant was.


I'm bummed to hear this, because when I went earlier in the season, they were giving out unlimited toppings - period - and I thought it was one of the best in-park eateries I've been to (aside from a more traditional theme park like Disney or Busch Gardens)! I suppose it's understandable they had to limit it somewhat, for it to even remotely turn a profit, but it's still too bad...
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby VACoasterdude » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:52 am

VF15 wrote:Just wondering, is it at all possible to do a Kings Dominion Trip without renting a car? I’m thinking about taking a trip to KD next month if a flight to Richmond fits my budget, but renting a car would be difficult and very expensive for me since I’m under 25. Are there any buses or public transit that go from Richmond to the park? If not, does anyone know how much it might cost to take a cab/Uber/Lyft to the park?



Yes it is possible. Richmond Transit runs an express bus from downtown Richmond to KD. Route 102. $5.00 fare. Takes about 45 minutes. You can catch a bus a 9:15 in the morning and be there for park opening (subject to I-95 traffic of course) and stay until the park closes and catch a bus back as late as 11:30pm.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby yodelo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:57 am

It looks like there's going to be scattered thunderstorms on Saturday the 23rd. Any idea if it's still worth going? Will all the coasters be able to open?

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby steamedturtle » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:31 am

yodelo wrote:It looks like there's going to be scattered thunderstorms on Saturday the 23rd. Any idea if it's still worth going? Will all the coasters be able to open?


The forecast will inevitably change between now and then. But KD will run all their coasters in the rain, but not if there's any thunder.

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