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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby AstrumSpark » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:16 pm

^Kind of interesting how they're going about it. This could be the first ever part conversion, part ground-up RMC.

I think this is going to provide an El Toro-type experience where the focus is on ejector airtime but with 2-3 inversions.

And for the name/theme I can see another interesting name with a backstory like Cedar Fair has been doing recently.

I really like the name "Desperado" as it perfectly describes an RMC but I don't know if CF would want it to share the name of a pretty significant hypercoaster.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Chasehat » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:19 pm

I may be hitting up KD for the first time ever later this summer. Any tips for the park and where should I sit on I305 for the best first ride?
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Fooz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:23 pm

The front is the best but the line for it gets looooooong. Early morning right after Volcano is a good shot at it.

Everywhere on the train is good, the middle is really underrated IMO.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:35 pm

Chasehat wrote:Any tips for the park and where should I sit on I305 for the best first ride?


I don't really have a preference, it's amazing in every seat. The only ride in that park where I have a strong seating preference is Dominator where you ABSOLUTELY need to sit in the back row and on the left (far) side of the train.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby I love pie » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:19 pm

RollerManic wrote:I hope we can still agree that the BTR zero-g''s are the poo-poo, though.

BTR's Zero G did nothing for me. The only Zero G Roll on a invert that I've ridden that actually provided airtime is the on found on The Hungarian Horntail side of Dragon Challenge.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CP Maverick » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:48 pm

coasterbill wrote:
Chasehat wrote:Any tips for the park and where should I sit on I305 for the best first ride?


I don't really have a preference, it's amazing in every seat and every seat. The only ride in that park where I have a strong seating preference is Dominator where you ABSOLUTELY need to sit in the back row and on the left (far) side of the train.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:43 am

Fooz wrote:The front is the best but the line for it gets looooooong. Early morning right after Volcano is a good shot at it.

Everywhere on the train is good, the middle is really underrated IMO.


The back seat is great on I305--crazy airtime on that first drop.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:50 pm

Quick question for anyone familiar with the park.

I'll be heading to the park in early August this year, and I was wondering if one full day (likely a Sunday) with FastLane+ should be plenty to cover everything? We're driving up from Charlotte the day before, and we want to make sure we have two full days for BGW after this park.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:55 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Quick question for anyone familiar with the park.

I'll be heading to the park in early August this year, and I was wondering if one full day (likely a Sunday) with FastLane+ should be plenty to cover everything? We're driving up from Charlotte the day before, and we want to make sure we have two full days for BGW after this park.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:42 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Quick question for anyone familiar with the park.

I'll be heading to the park in early August this year, and I was wondering if one full day (likely a Sunday) with FastLane+ should be plenty to cover everything? We're driving up from Charlotte the day before, and we want to make sure we have two full days for BGW after this park.

Honestly, if you arrive at opening (on a sunday) and hit volcano first you wont even really need the fast lane.
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