I'm just wondering of what would be a good replacement for Anaconda and I thought something very similar to Divertical would work very well on Lake Charles. Unlike Anaconda, it would actually use the lake as a function.
1: Lightning Run, 2: El Toro, 3: Maverick, 4: Xcelerator, 5: Voyage, 6: TTD, 7: Gold Striker, 8: El Loco (Vegas), 9: Millennium Force, 10: Kingda Ka Coaster Credits: 110 (89 steel, 21 wood); Last Coaster Credit: Raptor (CP) [8/22/14]; Last Park Credit: Waldameer [8/21/14] What a season pass??
Technical Rescue Day at Kings Dominion Fire fighters and over rescue workers from the Central Virginia Technical Rescue Team came to Kings Dominion for Technical Rescue Days last Thursday and Friday (November 8-9). Kings Dominion has sponsored this event for 18 years, which involves fire and rescue workers from Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, and Hanover performing simulated rescues using the park's roller coasters. The park also hosted a larger, similar competition for rescue workers last spring.
This year's exercise involved two different scenarios:
1. Non-critical: A "catastrophic power failure" has stranded a maintenance worker (who is uninjured) in a crane 70 feet up in the air inside Flight of Fear. Rescue workers need to bring him safely to the ground.
2. Critical: A victim has fallen down a "shaft," and a rescue worker has to be lowered to reach him, then bring him up and out safely. This took place at Grizzly, and the same scenario was used during the competition last spring.
This is a great way for rescue workers to sharpen their skills, and Kings Dominion certainly provides a unique environment for training. TPR thanks the park for this opportunity to observe the exercise--and for the valuable public service the park provides by hosting it.
These training exercises are held quarterly.
Here are two brief videos showing rescue workers in action at Flight of Fear and Grizzly.
Incredible shots, Chuck. OL:FOF has been one of those great mysterious wonders of steel for me since 1995 (Scary, no?) when it was announced. Those angles are simply not covered by anybody- anywhere, and are astounding in every way.
And that poor schmuck on Grizzly... "DO NOT STAND UP" apparently doesn't apply to him!
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