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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Jpizzle » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:47 am

VF15 wrote:I’m officially headed to Kings Dominion for the first time in about three weeks :). Have a few questions...

1) How busy does the park usually get on weekdays in July? Would it be worth getting Fast Lane (Plus)?
2) Where are the best seats on the major coasters?
3) Since I’m doing the trip without renting a car, I pretty much have to stay in one of the hotels acros the street from the park. Which one would you guys recommend?
4) Anything else I should know?



I wouldn't rely on Volcano being open, but if it is it usually has the longest line. Flight of Fear and Twisted Timbers can get long as well. Unless you want to get quite a few rides on every coaster, I don't think Fast Lane will be necessary. Get there right at park opening and do the ones mentioned above first and you should be good to go. I can't really give any advice on hotels and such.

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If you get multiple rides, I would recommend doing TT and I305 in the front too.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:01 am

coasterbill wrote:I believe that Kings Dominion's Volcano is dormant right now.

I see what you did there.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby VF15 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:49 am

Thanks for all of the advice. That’ll be a bummer if Volcano is closed, but i305 and Twisted Timbers are the main rides I’m going for so as long as I can get on those two I’ll be happy. If it helps, I’ll be at the park for two full days and a few hours in the morning on day three, so hopefully it’ll open sometime within that timeframe.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:05 am

If you are going to be there for that long and for those reasons, I most likely would not get Fast Lane. Volcano will not be open, and that's the biggest reason for doing FL. I305 will be a station wait at its worst. TT will have a decent wait, but in all likelihood it will be less than 30 min, especially if it's during the week. The only reason for doing FL would be if you want to marathon TT. Crazier things have happened, and KD has been busier this year than in the past, but I don't see it being worth the money.

2 1/2 days is a lot of time to spend at KD. If it's an option I would certainly spend some of that time at BGW if that interests you.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:29 am

defrocker wrote:If you are going to be there for that long and for those reasons, I most likely would not get Fast Lane. Volcano will not be open, and that's the biggest reason for doing FL. I305 will be a station wait at its worst. TT will have a decent wait, but in all likelihood it will be less than 30 min, especially if it's during the week. The only reason for doing FL would be if you want to marathon TT. Crazier things have happened, and KD has been busier this year than in the past, but I don't see it being worth the money.

2 1/2 days is a lot of time to spend at KD. If it's an option I would certainly spend some of that time at BGW if that interests you.


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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:35 am

If you're considering Fast Lane Plus for 2 days I recommend spending less money on that and spending some time at Busch Gardens!
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby VF15 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:46 pm

I’d love to visit BGW but since I’m making this trip without a car, getting from KD to BGW doesn’t really seem feasible unless someone here knows a reliable way to get there.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby The Great Zo » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:06 pm

OK, potentially stupid question, maybe it's a known thing, but...

...what's up with the house in the middle of the parking lot?
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KIJester » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:20 pm

I don't know the back story of why the house was never razed in the 70's when KD was being built, but I believe KD uses it now for a dog kennel because you can see what appears to be shaded dog runs from Google Earth/street view from 2015.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:48 pm

There is actually a small graveyard in that parking lot as well.
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