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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:47 am

Rayj wrote:Debating if I want to go to KD or Hershey....volcano being down is kinda pushing me towards Hershey. Also, I’ve never ridden skyrush.


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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:27 am

With Volcano down for the count, and its only one or the other, I'd save KD for another year and just go to Hershey. The parks are both great with great lineups, tho Hershey is a bit nicer. But Volcano is a must at KD, so I'd save the park til its up and running.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Rayj » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:18 am

Thank you all for your feedback. I have decided to go with KD just because they did the $29.99 ticket sale and I couldn’t pass that up. I’ll just have to catch volcano next year. I may try to fit Hershey in some weekend in late July or August, but thanks!

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Crunchewy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:34 pm

Rayj wrote:Thank you all for your feedback. I have decided to go with KD just because they did the $29.99 ticket sale and I couldn’t pass that up. I’ll just have to catch volcano next year. I may try to fit Hershey in some weekend in late July or August, but thanks!


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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Rayj » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:00 pm

I’ve been at the park since 10 and I’m glad I rode intimidator in the morning. It’s been closed for most of the day and flight of fear has been down for at least 3 hours. You know Safari village is cursed when anaconda is the only coaster that didn’t break down in the area lol. Timbers was down only for an hour and I finally got to ride it, definitely worth the hype!

Also, I’ve heard that volcano will be closed for the rest of the season in order to renovate the mountain and implement a new operating system. Supposedly, KD will inform the public of this within the next week.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:48 pm

I just saw a review mention Twisted Timbers is now banning all cell phones, even in pockets. Can anyone else confirm?
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby appel » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:11 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:I just saw a review mention Twisted Timbers is now banning all cell phones, even in pockets. Can anyone else confirm?

http://www.nbc12.com/story/38419337/woman-injured-by-flying-cell-phone-on-roller-coaster
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby VACoasterdude » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:43 am

Not sure how a complete ban on cell phones would be enforced except in cases where it is visible to park employees before entering the ride. Are they going to require everyone go through a metal detector before entering the queue? Is somebody going to stop me and require I empty my pockets to prove that the bulge is my wallet and not a cell phone? They would have to have a security guard or someone with a little authority at the entrance to enforce this as the last time I was at KD the lone park employee stationed at the entrance was ineffective in forcing riders to use a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo for their backpacks. The fencing and area surrounding the entrance was littered with at least 50 back packs that riders left there instead.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby jconsolmagno » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:56 am

VACoasterdude wrote:Not sure how a complete ban on cell phones would be enforced except in cases where it is visible to park employees before entering the ride. Are they going to require everyone go through a metal detector before entering the queue? Is somebody going to stop me and require I empty my pockets to prove that the bulge is my wallet and not a cell phone? They would have to have a security guard or someone with a little authority at the entrance to enforce this as the last time I was at KD the lone park employee stationed at the entrance was ineffective in forcing riders to use a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo for their backpacks. The fencing and area surrounding the entrance was littered with at least 50 back packs that riders left there instead.


When I was there 2 weekends ago, they had security in the station watching as riders boarded throughout the weekend.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:39 am

At Great Adventure it's basically an honor system thing. Generally we flash our fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo receipt as we enter the line and they just waive us through.

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