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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:08 pm

Yeah, it's almost impossible to reach the pouch during the ride with the restraint down. They were there in August, but not being used yet.
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Postby thrillrider » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:14 pm

Yep....
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:15 pm

Before anyone freaks out about that land clearing, there was a thread in the KD FB group... the land is NOT owned by the park. Calm down.

Also, good news about the pouches. Excited to try them when I'm down there really soon. ;)

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:38 pm

The Winterfest ride lineup has been announced...

God I love Six Flags Great Adventure.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:56 pm

3/13 on coasters :wtf:

I mean that's still better than no coasters but Six Flags is racing circles around them.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:02 pm

I'll give it to them for opening Dominator. Most surprised Woodstock Express won't be running.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 pm

Mike240SX wrote:
coasterbill wrote:Analysis of KD's Winterfest potential offerings.


See, I was thinking more like the attached map (red areas are closed, green circled rides are open).

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Just bumping my own prediction from last year when this was announced...wasn't that far off, aside from the whole Safari Village theory LOL.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:54 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:3/13 on coasters :wtf:

I mean that's still better than no coasters but Six Flags is racing circles around them.


I understand that they have different approaches to their winter events but I do think it’s a bit insane that the Six Flags Park in Massachusetts (and likely the one north of Chicago) has a better ride lineup than the Cedar Fair parks in South Carolina and now Virginia.

Aside from that, I still find some of their decisions puzzling even aside from the coaster thing. I’m not here to tell anyone how to run a theme park because I admittedly don’t know sh*t but like, basically the entire kids area is open but the indoor family friendly shooting dark ride with heat is closed??? The Racer 75 area is open but the Ferris wheel and Windseeker are closed when everyone knows that family friendly rides that allow people the opportunity to get an aerial view of the lights are often the single most popular type of ride at holiday events (and Windseeker has the added bonus of an amazing light package that would honestly do their job for them in terms of decorating that area with awesome lights).

I don’t get it.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:20 pm

coasterbill wrote:
Canobie Coaster wrote:3/13 on coasters :wtf:

I mean that's still better than no coasters but Six Flags is racing circles around them.


I understand that they have different approaches to their winter events but I do think it’s a bit insane that the Six Flags Park in Massachusetts (and likely the one north of Chicago) has a better ride lineup than the Cedar Fair parks in South Carolina and now Virginia.

Aside from that, I still find some of their decisions puzzling even aside from the coaster thing. I’m not here to tell anyone how to run a theme park because I admittedly don’t know sh*t but like, basically the entire kids area is open but the indoor family friendly shooting dark ride with heat is closed??? The Racer 75 area is open but the Ferris wheel and Windseeker are closed when everyone knows that family friendly rides that allow people the opportunity to get an aerial view of the lights are often the single most popular type of ride at holiday events (and Windseeker has the added bonus of an amazing light package that would honestly do their job for them in terms of decorating that area with awesome lights).

I don’t get it.


I agree 110% except for windseeker. Imagine spinning in circles in temperatures in the 30's, 200 feet in the air. The Eiffel tower would make the most sense. You could get a great view of the lights from there.

I'm also perplexed about the 2 indoor rides being closed. The dark ride could easily get a holiday overlay, and the "indoor" coaster is a no brainer. Also, I dont see the adult bumper cars listed.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:38 pm

Wow I completely missed the dark rides being closed. I thought the same about Windseeker being so high in the air, but then I remembered Great Adventure keeps their SkyScreamer open. I distinctly remember riding it while it was in the 20s.

While it doesn't top some of the Holiday in the Park lineups at Six Flags, this is still a whole lot better than what we had available a few years ago during winter.
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