Well that sure was predictable! I'm really excited for the ride and think it will be a great fit for Kings Dominion! I'm also glad to see the former XLC location getting some much needed TLC... Hopefully this brings some "life" back to that corner. Also, the lights on Windseeker are going to look great with the neon lights of Juke Box Diner!
Intimidator305 wrote:Well that sure was predictable! I'm really excited for the ride and think it will be a great fit for Kings Dominion! I'm also glad to see the former XLC location getting some much needed TLC... Hopefully this brings some "life" back to that corner. Also, the lights on Windseeker are going to look great with the neon lights of Juke Box Diner!
We now have 4 attractions over 300 feet!
Now if we can just get another launch coaster then we'd have two records at once.
If it's legit(I'm kinda having doubts based on the 2nd & 3rd renderings,as well as some of the wording in the description) then it'll be a good fit for that side of the park with a removal of hurler someday being the next step to revitalizing that side.
I've kind of been expecting this one ever since I heard Cedar Fair purchased three additional Windseekers. Kings Dominion is the largest park in the chain that did not get one this year, so it makes perfect sense to install one there. I don't think it's the best park for one, as the park already has several tall rides, but it might end up working well. I'm really interested to see where the third one goes, because if Worlds of Fun gets it all of the large Cedar Fair parks will have one.
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Another Windseeker, what a surprise! These Windseekers may seem like cookie cutter attractions, but each one will have a different view. The view alone at 300 feet in the air will be worth riding a Windseeker at each park that has one, whether one has been on a Windseeker before or not.
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805Andrew wrote:Another Windseeker, what a surprise! These Windseekers may seem like cookie cutter attractions, but each one will have a different view. The view alone at 300 feet in the air will be worth riding a Windseeker at each park that has one, whether one has been on a Windseeker before or not.
Still no official word from the park just yet.
I'll bet they'll have to shut down every few cycles though...not for mechanical problems but to clean the ride every so often when someone craps their pants from being up there.
WindSeeker is a 301-foot-tall tower that spins riders nearly 30 stories above the Central Virginia Countryside. Seated in two-person swings that will allow their feet to dangle, riders slowly begin rotating in a circular motion as the swings ascend the tower. At the top, the swings reach speeds between 25-30 mph, flaring out almost 45 degrees from the tower.
WindSeeker will be joining Kings Dominion’s “300-Foot Club,” Intimidator 305, Drop Tower and the Eiffel Tower. These iconic and elite attractions help Kings Dominion stand tall above the rest as the Premier Amusement Park in the Mid-Atlantic.
Year Opened 2012
Location Grove Section of the Park near Juke Box Diner
Seating Number of seats – 32 two-person swings; 64 total riders Restraint System – Individual over-the-head lap bar with interlocking seat belt Capacity – 960 riders per hour
Speed Rotation Speed – 25-30 mph (8 rotations per minute) Ride Time – approximately 3 minutes
Cost $6.5 million
Special Features Arms are installed with an elaborate LED lighting package, which will make for a dramatic and exciting ride for riders and spectators.
On-board Audio playing 18 different music tracks during the ride
Manufacturer Mondial, a Dutch-based ride manufacturer
Dinosaurs Alive! is a multi-sensory and interactive dinosaur park that brings inspiration, science and technology together at Kings Dominion. Guests also hear the sounds and see the movements of 36 full-size creations made to replicate nearly every feature of the dinosaurs.
Scenes Pack Attack Predator Ridge Fish Eaters Frills, Clubs, Platees Predataor Trap Flash Flood Kids Paleontological Dig Site
Dinosaurs Alive! is a pay-per-experience attraction and is not included with general admission or a season pass to Kings Dominion.
Manufacturer Dinosaurs Unearthed British Columbia, Canada
I think both of these were really obvious that they were coming to KD in 2012... But I am excited for WindSeeker and think Dinosaurs Alive! will be good for families.
One thing I did notice about the Dinosaurs Alive! attraction is that It doesn't mention anything about the 3-D movie... I know CP won't be getting one, and I just can't imagine many people paying $4 for a cheesy 3-D film (or $2 if you do the combo ticket). Maybe they weren't selling many 3-D movie tickets at KI? Also, it really wouldn't fit in like the one at KI does (Since their DA attraction is beside their Action Theater) since our Action Theater is on the other side of Old Virginia from where DA will be located. I'm fine with it (the movie) not coming to KD...
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