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Photo TR: Dominator Media day

Postby pkdcoaster » Tue May 20, 2008 2:41 pm

Today Kings Dominion had their media day for Dominator.
Weather was calling for rain all day but the system moved through early in the morning leaving great weather (little cloudy) for the event.

Big thanks to Kings Dominion for a great event with food, discounts and freebies.

Dominator is just as good as it was in its old home, Even the familiar rattles from the Cobra roll and corkscrews were carried over. But the ride was running fast and furious and practically Brakeless.

There is still some cosmetic work to be done, and it looks like they will finally have nice weather to complete it over the next few days.

Here are some pics of her in action and I will try and get a video up by late tonight.
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Awesome sign out front
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Looks really good
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close up of trains at the top of the lift
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artistic?
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big wigs taking the 1st official ride
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expect lots of air in the back here
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all smiles
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weeee
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a very photogenic coaster
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station
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awesome view from the exit ramp
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the fast flat spins
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another look at the trains
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Q area with a DJ booth
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My favorite part
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Dominates the front of the park
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Postby bgeguy » Tue May 20, 2008 2:48 pm

KD really stepped it up. Dominator looks AWESOME!

It'll look even better once the landscapping and grass pops up under the track.

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Postby ShannonSomerville » Tue May 20, 2008 2:51 pm

I was there also. It's a great addition to the park. My favorite part of the ride was the loop. You get some great airtime going through it. Overall,I got at least 42 rides. Thanks to the park for putting it all together. :)

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Postby coastercrazed49 » Tue May 20, 2008 2:58 pm

Great pictures Jeff.
Dominator looks really awesome!
It'll look even better once the landscapping and grass pops up under the track.

I was thinking the exact same thing because every coaster needs landscaping, except for scream. ;)
Also is Kings Dominion ever planning on finishing its paint job?
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Postby Philrad71 » Tue May 20, 2008 3:13 pm

I enjoyed this coaster when it was at GL..glad to see it has a new home!

A good coaster fit for Kings Dominion, who desperately needed a new one. Still wish someone would purchase the Big Dipper from GL. That was a great little coaster which really needs to be adopted and loved!

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Postby pkd freak » Tue May 20, 2008 3:34 pm

As stated in the other post, today was a great turnout, great shots pkdcoaster. Here's a glimpse of my TR photos video.



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Welcoming ACE Members.
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Storage area for all 3 trains.
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Inside the station.
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Gift shop/Photo booth
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Down she goes.
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The Backyardigans made a very friendly visit.
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The loop holds a lot of air.
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Too fast for my cam, lol.
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Very weird angle.
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Postby SFAfan#1 » Tue May 20, 2008 3:50 pm

coastercrazed49 wrote:Also is Kings Dominion ever planning on finishing its paint job?


I was also wondering that :lmao:

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Postby coastrfreak2000 » Tue May 20, 2008 3:52 pm

Thanks for the photos pkdcoaster and pkd freak. The ride looks really good in its new home.

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Postby SharkTums » Tue May 20, 2008 4:03 pm

Wait...why is the loop yellow? Sorry if I missed this somewhere, haven't been following this coaster too much.

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Postby pkdcoaster » Tue May 20, 2008 4:06 pm

SharkTums wrote:Wait...why is the loop yellow? Sorry if I missed this somewhere, haven't been following this coaster too much.


Just to change things up I guess.
I scoffed at first but I think it looks pretty good now.

The loop was repainted yellow so it is not 8 year old paint

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