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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:35 pm

^ That really wouldn't surprise me at this point, but I think that Cedar Fair has more class....please tell me that they have more class than that...please?? lol
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:35 am

CaptainUnknown wrote:
DoinItForTheFame wrote:
tndank wrote:Can I just say how awful the Monster Jam themed wing coaster going around looks? That can't be real. (The theming that is. I believe the coaster is real.)


Wait... What? I must have missed something here. . .


A potential concept revealed at 2018 IAAPA.
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Please let this happen. The meltdown over this being Volcano's replacement would be hilarious. :lol:
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:01 am

coneyislandchris wrote:^ I don't know what you guys are complaining about. That's hilarious and over the top and I love it. I sincerely hope it happens.


Same lol Gravedigger is an extremely popular monster truck and monster jam packs out NFL stadiums and smaller arenas all over the country. Monster trucks go pretty fast and have a ton of horse power and can jump things, do flips and wheelies so it's not like the theme is really that far fetched. Kids will love it too.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby palmerleeberry » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:55 am

I do have a concern: With both Volcano and the Crypt being removed and some big, awesome attraction will be taking its place, what about the Avalanche? Last time I was there, the Avalanche was placed between the Volcano and The Crypt and I would hate to see the Avalanche go so a big massive coaster can take it's place in all that void. Then again, this coaster could take Volcano and Crypt's spot and wrap itself around Avalanche (it's been done before in the amusement park world; such as The Great Bear at Hersheypark and Goliath at Six Flags over Georgia), or this coaster will just take Volcano's spot and we'll have another attraction take Crypt's spot.

If the former happens and they do take out Avalanche, then it will be the second time Kings Dominion removed three rides and replaced it with an exciting coaster (I'm talking about The Lost World being replaced with Volcano). However, I don't think Avalanche is on the chopping block and it is safe from elimination.

Anaconda, on the other hand . . . :?r

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:05 am

They removed two maintenance nightmares. I don't think they're doing it because they have some grand expansion plan or that the Crypt removal is tied to the Volcano removal. I'm not even sure they know what they're planning for that space yet.

I don't really think they'll remove Avalanche but I also wouldn't be entirely shocked.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:54 am

^ Agreed. You had a prototype suspended launch coaster and a flat that's quickly going extinct. Mack still lists the bobsled on their website, so they probably still provide replacement parts (if needed).
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KIEnthusiast » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:27 am

The same people that started the wing coaster rumors are now saying the project has been shelved. https://twitter.com/KDFansOnline/status/1232684937830129664?s=20

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:29 pm

Rejoice! Rejoice!!!

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:09 am

RIP, Grave Digger coaster. We hardly knew ye...
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:34 am

Maybe the rumored wing coaster for KD has been moved to Kings Island as a replacement for Vortex. I know KD removed Volcano and a new coaster would be a likely candidate for them to get a new coaster as KI is getting Orion, but KI is now without a conventional sitdown looper and a wing coaster could fill that need (even though it is a little bit different from a sitdown looper). Another reason I think this is that the footprint of that rumored wing coaster would fit very well where Vortex was. I rode a version of this design at Colorful Yunnan Paradise and the station area, if this ride was built for KI, would be very close to the midway where the station for Vortex was. Also, the cost is another thing. After spending $30-35 million or so for Orion, KI's next coaster may be on a smaller scale. Also, 2022 is KI's 50th anniversary, so a new coaster could be possible. This is pure speculation on my part. I have no insider information, but I do think this could be possible.

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