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Postby JG-77 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:57 am

Thanks! Looking forward to my visit this afternoon!
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Postby robbalvey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:40 am

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Postby Dombot » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:48 am

This looks awesome! I've always loved these giant slide complexes. A kiddie wave pool is a genius idea too.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasternut79 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:18 am

Thinking about a last minute trip to KD this weekend before my kid starts school. We have a platinum pass from Carowinds this year since we visited CP earlier in the summer and thought why not try and take advantage of the free admission. The problem is we would only be able to be at the park on Saturday and of course I'm worried about the crowds. Would they be unbearable this late in the summer? What kind of wait times for the major coasters can I expect?

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasternut79 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:22 pm

I was thinking about taking an impromptu road trip with my son to KD this weekend and take advantage of having a Cedar Fair platinum pass. The problem is we would be at the park on Saturday. Any idea if the lines for the major coasters will be horrible or if I would have to buy a fastlane+?

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby kirkf1tz » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:03 pm

At the park this past Sunday, it appears work on the old wave pool is happening very carefully. The concrete along the drain of the zero entry was torn open to create a trough. Temporary 2x4 railings are affixed around the mechanical room, and there is orange spray paint along walls at a single elevation.

The new wave pool is crowded on just moderate days, so hopefully the old one is just getting a re-model.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby hendrixmarshalljames » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:44 pm

The singing mushrooms were calling me. So we're coming next weekend. A little butt clenching for the best giga drop is a small price to pay. Plus airfare, and hotel, and rental car, passes, food, ride photos, funnel cake, and beer. What a great hobby!

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasternut79 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:03 am

Ended up making it up to KD Friday and Saturday for our first visit to the park. I305...wow, just wow. I had it in my head that the whole "grey out" thing was kind of an urban legend but the first time around that helix I could barely see by the time we topped the first camelback! My 10 year loved it and said it happened to him as well. Overall this coaster was firmly in my top 10 but it's not a truly fun ride or re-rideable might be a better way to put it. It was without a doubt the most intense coaster I've ever been on (haven't ridden Skyrush yet).

I absolutely loved Twisted Timbers. What a fun ride! The back is the place to be on this one. Got several rides throughout the two days and couldn't get enough. The airtime is great and the laterals and inversions are just icing on the cake. Only downside was the loading times. They were horrible. I felt bad for the ride ops because they were doing everything they could but between all the safety precautions and the public not following directions and having to take up time to re-do their lap bar or put something away they aren't supposed to have on the ride the dispatches were taking 2 to 3 minutes per train. Ugh.

Overall, I liked the park and the other coaster were solid. I liked Dominator's unique layout and Racer, Stuntcoaster and FOF were good as well. All in all a good trip!

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:50 am

^After several years of riding 305, I had my first grey-out on it this weekend as well. The major difference between the past and now is for the first time I'm taking blood pressure medication. I'm guessing that probably had something to do with it. Still a great ride though!
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:54 pm

If y’all just clench your butthole you won’t grey out. It’s science.

Also, I don’t even like IPAs but this is awesome and more parks should do this. I’m looking forward to trying it in a few weeks.
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