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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:44 pm

adding a photo reference:

here's a pic I took of Volcano while walking next to I305's track in July 2018. .they are literally right next to each other
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:41 pm

So I guess everyone is too lazy to use google maps? They're in the area but definitely not next to each other.

They should use this opportunity to clean up the racing/sci fi/tribal/snowy mountain mish-mash going on at that side of the park. That area was kind of a shocker compared to how charming the other side of the park was, in my opinion.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:48 pm

^ LOL.. it IS pretty forgetful, tho, with the MCBR bringing the ride almost to a full stop!

but good point.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:57 pm

Unpopular opinion: The Flight of Fear coasters are awesome. The trains are dumb and annoying to get into but the ride itself is smooth, insanely disorienting and awesome. Yes, it's a clone but I sincerely don't care. The Flight of Fear rides are criminally underrated.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm

coasterbill wrote:Unpopular opinion: The Flight of Fear coasters are awesome. The trains are dumb and annoying to get into but the ride itself is smooth, insanely disorienting and awesome. Yes, it's a clone but I sincerely don't care. The Flight of Fear rides are criminally underrated.


if they were run the same way the outdoor versions were? (Poltergeist & Jokers Jinx), I'd love it and agree with you.

but having those to compare it to - and Poltergeist being at my "home" park, so getting to ride that a lot?

it pales in comparison.

but don't think your opinion on it is unpopular. . hell, if anything my not liking it much is the unpopular opinion. both times I've been to KD, it had long A$$ lines, and the GP seems to really like it.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:06 pm

PKI Jizzman wrote:So I guess everyone is too lazy to use google maps? They're in the area but definitely not next to each other.

They should use this opportunity to clean up the racing/sci fi/tribal/snowy mountain mish-mash going on at that side of the park. That area was kind of a shocker compared to how charming the other side of the park was, in my opinion.


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I agree. That area is awkward. I'm probably not thinking enough into it, but adding a decent mixture of flats and getting rid of the oddly themed areas would make this area really nice. CF could stick to what they do best, which is clean lines and minimal themeing. I prefer it this way. I'd rather have an area with less personality rather than an area with too many clashing themes. I'm sure KD has plans for this area well beyond my worthless ideas.

On an unrelated note, how's KD's alcohol availability? When Emily and I visited several years ago I remember only being able to find one place that served beer. It was located somewhere on the Intimidator/FoF side of the park, IIRC. It was kind of a drab cafeteria restaurant area and you couldn't take the beers outside of the patio. I think they stopped serving pretty early.

Emily specifically remembers three things about Kings Dominion. 1) Beer Man sucked. 2) i305 kicked her A$$ way too much. One and done for her. 3) She liked Volcano. None of these things increase my chances of her not throwing a pity party when I feel the urge to go back. We'll be in DC in May and she's not even considering it an option, especially over BGW being in reach. Looks like Food and Wine festival it is. I'm not mad about that.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:07 pm

^^Oh yeah, I'm just referring to the enthusiast community.

For me, if a ride is a clone I don't really care if it's not the best version of that clone if it's still awesome. That said, I actually believe that it is because while it's nice that the midcourse doesn't kick on as much you're also racing through "outer space" in the dark and I love that. It makes it one of the most disorienting coasters out there.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:13 pm

^FoF is fun. Too many beers prior to riding is dangerous. Same with Verbolten's indoor section. Almost found out the hard way on both. Old school Premier launches are fun. Long live Mr. Freeze. RIP Chiller.



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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:15 pm

I really like Flight of Fear (especially when basically every other ride closes for thunderstorms), but I do prefer the outdoor ones because of how the MCBR doesn't bring the train to a halt.

This is still one of the better clones out there.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:18 pm

I used Google Maps to look up the proximity of Intimidator 305 to Volcano. And I noticed someone has been messing with coaster names again. Intimidator 325 :lol:

Also saw The Fury 325, The Millennium Force, Afterbrup (sic), and Invertino (KI)

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