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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:50 am
by CoasterAuditor
Screamscape stirring the pot about 2019 at Kings Dominion and CGA.

Park News - (11/2/18) Could new announcements for Kings Dominion and California's Great America be coming soon? According to a post on Twitter an early teaser poster for Yukon Striker that was up at Cedar Point has been removed and now there are a few new letter envelops to be found that contain some interesting longitude and latitude coordinates on them.
The first, 37.8399 N 77.4442 W, takes us to a landscape planter location inside Kings Dominion’s Planet Snoopy area.
The second set, 37.3984 N 121.9752 W, takes you to a location just outside the main entrance of California's Great America.
The #CanadasWonderland teaser poster has been swapped out at #CedarPoint, with some new envelopes to review...

Interesting coordinates:
37.8399 N 77.4442 W
37.3984 N 121.9752 W pic.twitter.com/67j3NGAWG2

— CP Food Blog (@CPFoodBlog) July 25, 2018


Not sure if this means anything in regards to the exact position. If it does then well more Planet Snoopy stuff, yay for those with children. But CGAs marker is outside the front gate which makes me think the coordinates are not exact. Digression if it's not a Planet Snoopy expansion my guess would be some kind of flat.............or nothing since it's November and both of these parks just opened Twisted Timbers and Railblazer.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:01 am
by boldikus
Twisted Timbers, Dominator and I305 are so good I really don't give a crap if the park adds anything next year (and I have a platinum pass for 2019). I just want them to fix Volcano.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:04 am
by CoasterAuditor
boldikus wrote:Twisted Timbers, Dominator and I305 are so good I really don't give a crap if the park adds anything next year (and I have a platinum pass for 2019). I just want them to fix Volcano.


I agree pretty much anything else Kings Dominion adds is just a "bonus" ride.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:30 am
by jazma
Keep in mind for CGA, they were supposed to get a Marketplace concept outside the park, similar to what Knott's has had forever.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:51 am
by Canobie Coaster
boldikus wrote:I just want them to fix Volcano.


This. Volcano is so unique.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:43 am
by CoasterNerd87
If you Google Map search for either park, those are the default pins that Google had set for the parks. I doubt the location of the markers have any significance other then bring people riled up about something going exactly in those spots.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:28 pm
by cfc
Kings Dominion Throws Its Santa Hat into the Ring: Winterfest VIP Event

Theme Park Review was invited to a VIP event for Winterfest at Kings Dominion on Saturday, December 8. Well, it was originally on December 1, but there was a rainy storm system passing though Virginia that day, so the park rescheduled it.

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Uh oh! Looks like Santa is taking off! We missed him!


Although it’s snowing like crazy in Virginia while I write this, the weather on December 8 was perfect--dry and cold, much like two past versions of Winterfest at Carowinds and Kings Island, which I attended years ago. (I think this was before Cedar Fair bought both parks.) But Winterfest went into extended hibernation, until Cedar Fair decided to bring it back this year.

It was worth the wait. Kings Dominion did an excellent job on their version of Winterfest. The park looked and sounded great, with beautiful lights and Christmas music everywhere. They also put out a nice spread for the VIP event before opening the park to the public; used quite a few “face characters” to set the mood; and offered a number of fun winter activities, such as ice skating on the lake in front of the Eiffel Tower, Christmas-cookie decorating, and plenty of shows and rides, including Racer 75 and Dominator (weather permitting), a themed version of the Blue Ridge Tollway, a 3D “Sleigh Ride” movie, and carriage rides. You can find more info on Winterfest here.

Unfortunately, the Eiffel Tower is not open for Winterfest, which seems like a missed opportunity. I imagine guests would enjoy a view of all the lights from the tower, but perhaps it wasn't practical to operate it.

It’s probably better to just show you Winterfest, rather than talk about it. This way to Winterfest!

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:13 pm
by cfc
Ready for more Winterfest festiveness? Then you've come to the right place.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:23 pm
by CoasterAuditor
Great report Chuck! I was there Saturday evening with family as well. The park looked GREAT! I didn’t get to sample any treats myself however. Did watch Charlie Browns Christmas Spectacular in the KD theater and thought the show was great as well as Cool Yule.

We waited about 45 minutes for the Blue Ridge Tollway and they’re doing this thing where they play then “12 days of Christmas” over and over and over.

The tower I agree was absolutely fantastic and I really enjoyed its presence throughout the night, Definitely a fun cool event. I think it will start to get crazy busy the closer to Christmas it gets.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:42 am
by cfc
^We left around 7:00 pm, and there was a huge line of people waiting to get in. There was a traffic accident at the entrance of the parking lot, too, so that was backed up.

I might go at least one more time with my Cedar Fair pass. As I said earlier, KD did a really good job with event.