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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:14 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:^ As much as we make fun of SLCs, I have to give them credit that they're insanely reliable. I can't recall a time I've ever seen one break down and SFNE's was able to run in single digit temperatures back in 2017.


You can say the same thing about a school bully who beats you up everyday during lunch: "Boy, that hurt, but at least he's reliable." ;)

Getting back on topic, I'll miss Volcano. It was unique, if problematic.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby 805Andrew » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:46 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:^ As much as we make fun of SLCs, I have to give them credit that they're insanely reliable. I can't recall a time I've ever seen one break down and SFNE's was able to run in single digit temperatures back in 2017.


You haven't seen Kong break down at SFDK. I have - on more than one visit too. But I agree in general SLCs are pretty reliable and that's one of the only coaster types where I would consider that a negative thing.

cfc wrote:You can say the same thing about a school bully who beats you up everyday during lunch: "Boy, that hurt, but at least he's reliable." ;)

:lmao: SLCs are like the school bully of rollercoasters - kinda like that verbal bully you see on TV or online every day who's very reliable on insulting people every day.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:01 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:^ As much as we make fun of SLCs, I have to give them credit that they're insanely reliable. I can't recall a time I've ever seen one break down and SFNE's was able to run in single digit temperatures back in 2017.


When I went to Wild Adventures some years ago, Twisted Typhoon went down numerous times throughout the day for various issues. They had to evacuate from the brake run at least twice while I was there. Even with that, I still risked getting the credit. It went down again on the next train after I got off (the 2nd time I noticed evac from he brake run)....lol


I hate I never got a last ride on Volcano. It was the 2nd invert I'd ridden and first launched one. I was fortunate to have ridden it shortly after it opened, back before I kept track of new coasters. I've still had it as my favorite coaster there since I hadn't been since before I-305 was built.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby disownedpear » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:18 pm

I hear the SLC at Darien Lake used to have various issues, resulting them in slowing the lift to a crawl.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:10 am

^ I just came here to post that! Looks fab! And I love that they'll be on Untappd!

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:02 pm

Ah, a place to drown your Volcano sorrows!

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby steamedturtle » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:19 pm

Are you kidding me?!?! SO HAPPY.

edit: I feel like how I felt when they announced "gourmet" mac and cheese, but times 100. This is literally the one and only thing this park was missing.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:42 am

I hope they have some of my favorite premium beers like Coors Light and Yuengling.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:15 am

12 taps, seasonally rotated, and a collaboration you can only get there?

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