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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:56 pm

I went to Kings Dominion 6 times last year (so 12 visits) and the lights in FOF were the same were about the same each time I rode. They just had on a FEW green/purple/yellow lights on the floor that shined up on random pieces of track. I personally found the lights to enhance the experience because you were still in the dark for the most part, but they lit up some of the headchoppers, which made me want to duck down. The strobes are in the very beginning of the launch tunnel when you first take off.

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Postby carolinacaniac » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:51 pm

In the times I rode it this past season, it seemed like the lights were only on when ERT happened for ECB. The only lights I noticed otherwise were the show lights others had mentioned, as I specifically remember one of my rides with the lights on thinking how cool it was to see what it was actually like in there, seeing the maintenance equipment and what not next to the walls, and the crane system they have in place towards the top.

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Postby Intimidator305 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:09 pm

Looking good! =)
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Postby alpengeist04 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:33 pm

^Nice, I'm definitely a fan of the green.


This must be the year of the green coasters. ;)

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterPrince » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:03 pm

There will now be 3 green stand up coasters. :Pr

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Wood Dragon 1988 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:41 pm

The green looks nice, but I have to admit I was one of the few fans of the funky, light blue with multi-colored rails paint job. I guess it wasn't generic enough for Cedar Fair :lol:

This is good news for fans of the ride, as most enthusiasts seem to be constantly predicting (and hoping for) its demise. I have to say I'm not a fan of actually riding the darn thing, but to me it just fits where it is in the park perfectly. Anaconda too. To me they just "belong" there and if it was scraped the park really wouldn't feel right to me. It's weird enough seeing that giant Intamin coaster behind Anaconda these days! And I saw a skunk while waiting to get off the ride once....which is completely irrelevant, but it isn't every day that you get to talk about Shockwave!

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Postby coasterfreak101 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:02 pm

^It's funny, you're totally right - Shockwave really does fit where it's at well. Now, that doesn't mean I'll ride it more than once a season!
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Big-M » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:58 pm

Will Jeff Johnson be counting this as a new credit? :devil:
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:55 am

Big-M wrote:Will Jeff Johnson be counting this as a new credit? :devil:


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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby braztaz » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:09 am

Wood Dragon 1988 wrote:
This is good news for fans of the ride, as most enthusiasts seem to be constantly predicting (and hoping for) its demise.


It's mostly just us hoping :lol: At ECB, KD said that Shockwave isn't going anywhere for a long time. It's one of their most reliable rides. Plus, it's on such a small plot of land, and you're right- it just fits in there. It would feel weird without it...

And Anaconda is the first most likely to go anytime soon, I think. But that won't be for a long time because KD's got so much room to expand.

And something I want to say is how they've just boxed themselves in. I was hoping they'd put i305 a little further away from Anaconda so they could allow a pathway to go between them to reach future expansion sites. But now, we have a small amount of ways to get past there, and unless we go completely around (which would take years) I don't know what they have up there sleeves....
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