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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 1:55 pm
by djcoastermark
^ Thank you for the info. I'll just wait until We're at the park to buy tokens. Not sure sure how hungry or , ahem, thirsty we'll be until we get there.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:05 am
by AstrumSpark
Anyone think that Volcano should switch to an LSM launch instead of an LIM? Would improve the reliability.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:43 am
by coasterbill
AstrumSpark wrote:Anyone think that Volcano should switch to an LSM launch instead of an LIM? Would improve the reliability.


Here, and if you want people to get into a bidding war then try this too. Tell them you're an enthusiast and be sure to include your screen name on your application. The phone should start ringing off the hook.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:14 am
by AstrumSpark
coasterbill wrote:
AstrumSpark wrote:Anyone think that Volcano should switch to an LSM launch instead of an LIM? Would improve the reliability.


Here, and if you want people to get into a bidding war then try this too. Tell them you're an enthusiast and be sure to include your screen name on your application. The phone should start ringing off the hook.


They liked my idea. They'll start in August of 2018.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:57 am
by CP Maverick
coasterbill wrote:
AstrumSpark wrote:Anyone think that Volcano should switch to an LSM launch instead of an LIM? Would improve the reliability.


Here, and if you want people to get into a bidding war then try this too. Tell them you're an enthusiast and be sure to include your screen name on your application. The phone should start ringing off the hook.

Wouldn't be my first job choice, but you gotta start somewhere.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:14 pm
by cfc
Tired of Pokemon Go? Kings Dominion is adding a little of their own virtual action to the park.

05-18-17 Battle for KD.jpg


Battle is Brewing at Kings Dominion
Park debuts interactive, augmented reality game


DOSWELL, VA (May 17, 2017) – Step into a brand new virtual world at Kings Dominion as the park debuts an interactive, competitive gaming experience – “The Battle for Kings Dominion.”

This immersive gaming app combines augmented reality with traditional gaming and will take the in-park experience to the next level, allowing guests to declare their loyalty to a coaster alliance and then “battle” against each other to take control of the Kings Dominion realm.

“We are excited to introduce our guests to an entirely new digital layer of the park experience,” said Gary Chadwick, Kings Dominion’s Vice President and General Manager. “Being able to gamify the park through the Battle for Kings Dominion, from interactive queue lines and midways to the personification of rides, will make for an even more engaging day.”

The cutting-edge Extended Experience game was developed by experiential design experts Holovis. Gamers will be able to choose from five coaster alliances: Dominator, Flight of Fear, Intimidator® 305, Avalanche or Volcano. Each alliance has its own unique character avatar and a custom battle shield. Guests will compete against each other and attempt to defeat the other alliances for dominance of the park throughout the day. Players can earn points in various ways including playing augmented reality mini-games in special parts of the ride queue lines, taking over territory from competing teams, answering trivia and riding roller coasters. Augmented reality moments from the experience will also come to life on the guest’s Apple® or Android™ device and can be shared with friends and on social media.

“Extended Experiences are the future of entertainment,” explains Amy Steele, VP of Development at Holovis. “This is where every element is connected together allowing guests to discover hidden narratives and gamify what are traditionally passive moments. They can even continue to customize their Coaster Alliance avatar from home as people prepare for their next visit.”

The Battle for Kings Dominion will be available for download on May 19. To complement the game, Kings Dominion has added free park-wide Wi-Fi, making it even easier to play and connect while visiting. A new mobile app complete with an interactive park map and ride wait times is now available. For the full calendar of 2017 operating hours, visit www.kingsdominion.com.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:18 pm
by coasterbill
Just a heads up that anyone who dares to mess with the Avalanche clan when we're at the park is gonna get wrecked.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:39 pm
by Mossed
I will not be intimidated by you, for I am the Intimidator clan.

Edit - But I'll drink to this rivalry, what's a beer between clans?

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:42 pm
by Philrad71
^ & ^^ Just make sure that you keep the beer within the Kings Dominion drinking jail guidelines, guys! :lol:

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:55 pm
by cfc
coasterbill wrote:Just a heads up that anyone who dares to mess with the Avalanche clan when we're at the park is gonna get wrecked.


You should form an unholy alliance with Team Volcano.