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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:41 am
by cfc
^There was a taco truck in Candy Apple Grove near Racer a few weeks ago.

The only way to do Tollway Terror without a fairly long wait is to get Fright Lane and queue up for the ride when it just starts getting dark (not as much fun in broad daylight).

You're right about the "artistry" in the mazes. I think Knott's is a pretty strong influence on the other Cedar Fair Haunts (but the talent used is variable).

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:42 pm
by Philrad71
^^ I think it's next to the dinning hall at the front of the park. ;-)

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:53 pm
by Mike240SX
thrillrider wrote:^Where in the park is the "foot" truck? ;)


Good catch.

The Mambo Burger food truck was near the rear of Candy Apple Grove, next to the Taco truck and smoking zone, and across from the Beer truck, near Racer 75/Windseeker/Twist&Shop.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:44 am
by lgboogie
Anyone know anything about the bonus day on Saturday Nov 3? They added it to their schedule a few weeks ago, don't know if it will be Haunt or not. Was hoping for one last visit without the Haunt crowds.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:57 am
by Mike240SX
The park closes at 8 and that day isn't on their Haunt calendar, so I'd assume no Haunt that day.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:39 pm
by Yubstep101
Does anyone have an idea if Twisted Timbers or Intimidator 305 operate in the rain? I'm planning on heading down for the first time this weekend.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:14 pm
by lgboogie
Yubstep101 wrote:Does anyone have an idea if Twisted Timbers or Intimidator 305 operate in the rain? I'm planning on heading down for the first time this weekend.


When I went in July it was pouring most of the day and they were both running although I passed on Intimidator, the rain hurts super bad at 90 mph

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:57 am
by BeansproutMidget
Yubstep101 wrote:Does anyone have an idea if Twisted Timbers or Intimidator 305 operate in the rain? I'm planning on heading down for the first time this weekend.


Looking at the Saturday forecast, I305 will probably be up before TT will. Traditionally, we can run in the rain (lacking thunder of course). However, we find that one train tends run better than the other in the rain, and depending on how MUCH rain there is, we may stop for and wait for the rain to die down until we get the go-ahead to reopen.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:57 pm
by Yubstep101
Another question, are Cedar Fair Halloween events generally better than Six Flags ones? Or are they on the same page? Granted it's nowhere near the level of Universal, but how comparable are they to one another?

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:53 pm
by anonymouscactus
I've done haunt at most Cedar Fair parks multiple times, and a few different Six Flags fright fests the past few years, but stopped doing the mazes in most recent years at Six Flags: A. Because they are an additional charge and B. The quality of all the ones I have been in were truly awful.

That being said, some of the Cedar Fair haunts have been growing stale, and we had some pretty bad walkthroughs at Cedar Point this year, but we always go early in the season when we don't have to worry about lines or crowds. Doing either chain in October will probably require a Fright Lane/ Express Pass if you want to keep your sanity. I don't think any maze at either chain is worth more than a 30 min wait at an absolute max, but that's my opinion.

Cedar Fair is way ahead of Six Flags, but after doing tons of local haunts around the country, what they offer isn't nearly as great as some of the places we have been to. But for an amusement park, they are pretty good.