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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:30 am

Looks like the media event is in full effect right now. You can watch it on the webcam.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby PVA62 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:45 am

That seems like a pretty short ride cycle compared to MaxAir and Delirium at KI.
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Postby coasterfreak101 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:47 am

It definitely only hits its maximum height for one swing - is that how Kings Island and Cedar Point run theirs? I always felt like MaxAir had a really long cycle.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cwgator » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:48 am

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thrillrider wrote:I couldn't believe that the line was only a 2 train wait last July. And then we rode it and found out why. :?r

I believe that the KD hurler, and the Carowinds hurler are replicas(correct me if I am wrong). We hit both parks in a trip last summer and they were both horrible rides, but the Carowinds version was somewhat tolerable.

Now that I think about it more, I think that thunder run at Kentucky Kingdom may also be a clone or very similar.

Yes, I believe the two Hurlers are the same. But Thunder Run is not a clone, but it is a very similar layout. Except Thunder Run seems to be pretty well-liked in a lot of reviews. Probably because it was recently restored when Kentucky Kingdom opened, and it's not trimmed to death, so it really keeps its speed throughout the whole ride. I think I would actually want to ride it, unlike the slow, rough Hurlers.


Thunder Run was built by a different company so that speaks volumes. It's also 4 years older.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:15 am

Evidently the park confirmed today that Hurler would be closed this season "for maintenance".

I sincerely hope this involves RMC and not another Ghostrider style project.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby BeansproutMidget » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:32 am

^All season???

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Superbatboy » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:43 am

Hopefully it's RMC over GCI!!
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby PCW_Nut » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:45 am

coasterbill wrote:Evidently the park confirmed today that Hurler would be closed this season "for maintenance".

I sincerely hope this involves RMC and not another Ghostrider style project.


Maybe when it reopens it won't break two of my ribs like it did during the New Hotness trip back in 2012 ;)

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:32 pm

coasterbill wrote:Hurler isn't that bad, it's just not that good either. Seriously people how many times do I have to tell you about the 2 bench PTC trick? Lol

Row 1: Lean Forward and stay off the seat back. It makes almost every 2 bench PTC enjoyable. Even rides like Mean Streak and Wild Beast.


I do follow that rule (when lines aren't insane or I have Fast Lane)...and Hurler still sucked. ;)

I think the one at Carowinds might be a smidge better because they did track work on it last year, didn't they?

I can easily tolerate Mean Streak in the front seat and actually think it's kind of fun in the front seat - especially at night. We didn't get to ride Wild Beast in the front because we didn't want to wait for the long line...and believe me, we paid for it dearly.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:22 pm

I doubt that any sort of "special riding instructions" can save you from the wrath of Hurler.
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