Day 7 - Kings Dominion
This is one of those parks that I don't have much to say about it. Either college has taken its toll on my brain, there was not much really memorable about the park, or riding 3 Vekomas after the trip gave me brain damage. Probably a combination of all because I remember we were (for the most part) really let down.
When putting this together, I realized how few photos I actually took each day. Just a bunch of the main ride(s) and not much else.
Kings Dominion is a good example of this, as you will see.
Son of Parking Lot Coaster.
The entrance area reminded me of CGA, but with more trees.
Off to our morning ERT!
Hearing nothing but great things about this ride from when it was at Geauga Lake, I expected nothing less. Sadly, I was let down. Medusa at SFDK has spoiled floorless coasters for me I guess.
After about 3 rides, I called it quits and decided to get some pictures instead.
Jahan being taken down by Kristen!
"Being the tallest loop, we wanted to show it off by painting it a different color than the rest of the ride"
Smooth, fast, forceful, but just didn't flow.
Am I the only one who thinks the transitions on the corkscrews do not flow very well?
Unlike Six Flags, Cedar Fair took the effort to tear up the parking underneath Parking Lot: The Ride. This makes up for the operations during our visit.
Next up - Volcano The Blast Coaster!
I regret skipping this. However, we had to struggle to get our credits as it was. Maybe I will come back someday after they get their B&M hyper...
Fun coaster, but padded seats like on newer impulse coasters would help A LOT!
Just as the ride starts getting good, it's over.
Time for descriptive name coaster without effects turned on, or whatever Cedar Fair called it.
It wouldn't be a Cedar Fair trip report without pictures of concrete or trash cans.
Hypersonic support's role will be played by Jahan!
It's been over 10 years since I've ridden a Togo death machine. Shockwave was out of service during our visit. Park management did not know why. Nor could they explain why Drop Tower was running at 1/4 capacity. Missed credit due to closure #1.
Another ride I was really looking forward to - disappointing. Death to trim breaks!
Long lines + slow operations = Epic Fail
No flash photograph allowed in the station, so this is the crappy shot I got.
Why do Jahan and WANK seem so interested in Tyler's A$$?!?
Avalanche won the Fail Award for excessive trim break use. So sad. I actually enjoyed Cedar Point's Disaster Transport much more than this.
Dominator from the group picnic area. This means it's time for lunch and...
Q & A with Management!
I will sum up the memorable parts in a few memorable quotes, and let you decide what to think.
"We think we're better than Disney and Busch"
"People don't ride rides for their name." (When asked about the naming of Drop Tower)
"It's unfair to other guests that people can pay
to skip the lines." (When asked why there is no queue bypass system)
Following the Q & A, management proceeded to give us "exit passes" so we could skip the lines.
My group (Robb, Tyler, Jahan, Brandon, and I forget who else was with us) headed over to Grizzly to use ours. When we walked up the exit, the operator had never seen these "exit passes" before. However, he let us on. It still took an unacceptable amount of time to get through. One train operation, 7 minute dispatch times, and angry guests in line were just a few of the problems.
After our spine smashing ride on Grizzly, we headed over to Hurler, which was even worse. I sat next to Robb on Hurler, which I realized I should have sat on the other side of him when the train came to the turn at the bottom of the first drop. Ouch! Also, putting a giant "renew your season pass" sign over the station for riders to view after a terrible ride, is not such a good idea. Who would want to come back after riding Hurler? Not me!
Maybe this is why I didn't take many more pictures during the day - I was recovering from the pain.
Drop Tower. Who the fudge names a ride Drop Tower?!? Why?
I got a picture of Ricochet, but none of Anaconda. This wasn't all that good either.
Rebel Yell offered some good airtime to make up for the slight pain. Definitely better than the park's other woodies.
Since we didn't have ant children to ride Taxi Jam with, we did our credit whoring on Scooby-Doo's Ghoster Coaster instead. I will end the update with this picture of Tyler, Brandon, and Jahan!
Next up - Morey's Piers