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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Austin11KD » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:04 pm

I think they can do many things with Anaconda to make it better. They could get Vekoma to get the same trains, that are on Carolina Cobra, and put them on Anaconda, or just take out the bad parts of the ride and remodel those parts (If that is even possible), They could also tear it down and sell it for scrap metal. I could think of many things that could replace it, and Hurler too. But Hurler will probably stay longer than alot of present rides.. :(
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:29 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:I've always thought that the butterfly element was a backup plan. It just seems like that should have been something else.


Yeah,remember how the park touted the ride as having six inversions when in truth it only has four?I don't know what impact the proposed waterpark may have had however as they always could've put it behind rebel yell where many of it's slides are today.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby palmerleeberry » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:25 pm

Austin11KD » said this on a recent post:

I think they can do many things with Anaconda to make it better. They could get Vekoma to get the same trains, that are on Carolina Cobra, and put them on Anaconda, or just take out the bad parts of the ride and remodel those parts (If that is even possible), They could also tear it down and sell it for scrap metal. I could think of many things that could replace it, and Hurler too. But Hurler will probably stay longer than alot of present rides..


I totally agree with the first part: tear out those (insert your favorite swear word here) horse collars and put in the new and improve over the shoulder restraints that both Carowind's Carolina Cobra and Hersheypark's sindwinder has, and I'll bet the farm that ride will be smooth as silk (not to mention less painful in the old headbanging department - I mean, that is so 90's ). I like those new restraints so much, we need to call Congress and have them pass a law requiring all coasters that has those old horsecollar restraints to be replaced with the newer models.

Or how about this idea:take out the old trains and put in the new trains that has the same model trains that run on Intimidator 305? I'll bet that would take that ride to new heights.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby T-BONDIcoasterkid » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:12 pm

^Um, you would have to seriously remodel the Intimidator 305 style trains to fit it on a Arrow track. Vekoma and Arrow are very similar in track and train type, so a Vekoma train on an Arrow track is plausable, but an Intamin on an Arrow? I don't think that would be very good after modifications to the train's heartline and width of train to fit the new track. Just my two cents though.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:52 pm

So far no updates on windseeker yet....I so hope the park gives us a webcam to follow construction.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Austin11KD » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:43 pm

I've heard that groundbreaking started around the end of October, to the beginning of this month.. I hope when I go up on I-95 for Christmas traveling, I will see 3 towers in the skyline!

.. Or at least a crane in the skyline
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:11 pm

For those few of you who are actually looking forward to Dinosaurs Alive!, Kings Dominion has now posted the area map for it.

http://dinosaursalive.kingsdominion.com/dinosaursalive/explore/map.cfm
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:23 pm

Do we know where the entrance is going yet? I'm still hoping for those go-karts next to Grizzly to get removed...
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Austin11KD » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:24 pm

coasterfreak101 wrote:Do we know where the entrance is going yet? I'm still hoping for those go-karts next to Grizzly to get removed...


There was a big Dinosaurs Alive sign infront of the Go-Karts when I went last month. So I am assuming that the entrance will go in that area.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:06 pm

Yeah, I saw that and thought it might be a sign of good news!
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