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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:38 am

Kings Dominion has its own beer now, too. It's brewed by Center of the Universe in nearby Ashland (the IPA is petty good). This brewery has improved quite a bit in the last year or two.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Phant0mF1re » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:51 am

COTU was one of our favorite spots we hit on our trip down to Kings Dominion this year. We weren't able to get the KD beer while we were at the park, but we made it up to the actual brewery on our day back towards home and had a great time and good brews.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterNerd87 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:20 am

Went to Haunt two Friday's ago and never posted. I didn't take too many pictures because I was busy trying to catch as many rides as I could. First of the night was Drop Tower and was the only person on it. Have to say, that was pretty surreal! Then got a back to back on 305 without having to get off at night. Super intense and as always, way better at night! After that, took two spins ones Delirium which was awesome because at the top of the swing, you broke free of the fog. Got one back row ride on TT in the dark"ish". Tons of lights on the track and from the mazes it isn't really in the dark. Last ride of the night was on Dominator which would've been so much better if they turned the bus lot lights off!

Now for the Haunt stuff. I didn't do any mazes because those aren't my thing.
Necropolis looked awesome and is always one of my favorite areas. Theming is always on point, great setting, and tons of scare actors. Didn't make it into the Lair as the people I was with took one step in and turned right back around. The amount of fog and strobe lights was impressive and I would've had a hard time walking through there.
IronWorx just looks cool. Got lucky as the fog completely settled into the walkway and you could barely see six feet in front of you. Plenty of scare actors in character!
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:27 am

I haven't personally been there to see / confirm it but I'm seeing some reports that Twisted Timbers now allows phones in the queue and they now have zippered pouches on the seat backs. Operators apparently check to ensure that they're zipped shut before lowering the restraint.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:32 am

^Yep--they have zippered pouches under the seats now, although the "no cell phones" sign is still up at the queue entrance.

Nice photos from the Eiffel Tower. I was at Haunt on Saturday night, and I'm planning to post a TR later this week.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby WolfBobs » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:44 am

coasterbill wrote:I haven't personally been there to see / confirm it but I'm seeing some reports that Twisted Timbers now allows phones in the queue and they now have zippered pouches on the seat backs. Operators apparently check to ensure that they're zipped shut before lowering the restraint.


Interesting approach to trust humans to not be s**theads and pull their phones our after leaving the station.

Interesting to see if this is a test and it'll carry over to Steel Vengeance. I'm personally more in favor of free fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo for certain time frame than charge after that.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:09 am

cfc wrote:^Yep--they have zippered pouches under the seats now, although the "no cell phones" sign is still up at the queue entrance.

Nice photos from the Eiffel Tower. I was at Haunt on Saturday night, and I'm planning to post a TR later this week.


Awesome! They had those pouches on New Texas Giant and they seemed to work well. Hopefully something like that can make its way to Steel Vengeance if it works for Cedar Fair.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:37 am

fingers crossed that humanity follows the rules, and the pouches work!

they seemed to work well at Texas Giant when I was there on Labor Day - despite the sheer number of folks in the park. . everyone seemed to be following the rules and using the zippered pocket on the seat.

so I have a little tiny bit of faith in humanity based on that :). . .not much, but a tiny bit.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:31 am

WolfBobs wrote:
coasterbill wrote:I haven't personally been there to see / confirm it but I'm seeing some reports that Twisted Timbers now allows phones in the queue and they now have zippered pouches on the seat backs. Operators apparently check to ensure that they're zipped shut before lowering the restraint.


Interesting approach to trust humans to not be s**theads and pull their phones our after leaving the station.

Interesting to see if this is a test and it'll carry over to Steel Vengeance. I'm personally more in favor of free fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo for certain time frame than charge after that.


We'll see, but from what I noticed, you'd have to be a contortionist to pull your phone out of that zipped pocket after the restraint was down and locked.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:59 pm

cfc wrote:
WolfBobs wrote:
coasterbill wrote:I haven't personally been there to see / confirm it but I'm seeing some reports that Twisted Timbers now allows phones in the queue and they now have zippered pouches on the seat backs. Operators apparently check to ensure that they're zipped shut before lowering the restraint.


Interesting approach to trust humans to not be s**theads and pull their phones our after leaving the station.

Interesting to see if this is a test and it'll carry over to Steel Vengeance. I'm personally more in favor of free fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo for certain time frame than charge after that.


We'll see, but from what I noticed, you'd have to be a contortionist to pull your phone out of that zipped pocket after the restraint was down and locked.


To add on here, the zippered pockets are not on the seat back in front of you, but on your seat front below you between your legs. Your calves rub up against the pocket if you brace yourself in that manner.
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