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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:27 pm
by bert425
I'm seeing reports (from KD Fan sites) that Kings Dominion is in process of removing "the Crypt" prior to the start of the 2020 season.

I'm kind of shocked that the removal wasn't pre-announced, or that anything wasn't announced for that space - as with Volcano closed, that's a nice corner of the park that now only have Avalanche there, right?

hmmm. . wonder if a new flat is going in there, or if they need the space for whatever is going in to replace Volcano?

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:34 pm
by JG-77
I'd be really bummed to see the Crypt go, I really liked it during my visit this summer, and I had a much better ride on than on the one @SFGadv. Glad I rode it when I did.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:38 pm
by southpuddle
Top spins are literal torture devices.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:53 am
by CaptainUnknown
bert425 wrote:I'm seeing reports (from KD Fan sites) that Kings Dominion is in process of removing "the Crypt" prior to the start of the 2020 season.

I'm kind of shocked that the removal wasn't pre-announced, or that anything wasn't announced for that space - as with Volcano closed, that's a nice corner of the park that now only have Avalanche there, right?

hmmm. . wonder if a new flat is going in there, or if they need the space for whatever is going in to replace Volcano?


When Valleyfair removed theirs a couple years ago, they didn't announce it. I don't think the last couple parks to remove theirs announced it either. And this was the last Huss one in the chain (good riddance); Canada's Wonderland has a Mondial version.

I doubt it was removed for whatever takes Volcano's place. Avalanche is still in the way. Although the entrance could be rerouted/Avalanche could be removed. Both options are doubtful. I think Crypt is leaving just because it's an old piece of sh!t.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:40 am
by CenturyFlyer
Oh well, I'm glad that I got to try it a couple of years ago. It wasn't one of my favorite flats, but I didn't hate it either. The theming (fire, fountains) was honestly the best part of the ride.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:42 am
by Taylor Finn
Thinking about visiting on Sunday April 26th. Park is open 10:30-8 PM. Anyone speak to the crowd level this time of year? Reckon it shouldn't be too bad, but can get two tickets, parking, and two meal deals for $90, which seems unbeatable. We won't be purchasing fast lane. Possible to hit the coasters up in one day? Ate at Country Kitchen last time, would like to try something different for our meals. Thanks!

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:22 am
by coasterbill
I wouldn't expect crazy crowds. Yes, it's possible to hit everything in one day without Fastlane.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:35 am
by bert425
Taylor Finn wrote:Thinking about visiting on Sunday April 26th. Park is open 10:30-8 PM. Anyone speak to the crowd level this time of year? Reckon it shouldn't be too bad, but can get two tickets, parking, and two meal deals for $90, which seems unbeatable. We won't be purchasing fast lane. Possible to hit the coasters up in one day? Ate at Country Kitchen last time, would like to try something different for our meals. Thanks!


the mac & cheese place over near Bad Apple (in Candy Apple Grove) was really good last time I was there (in 2018).

but I'd trust any suggestion from Chuck

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:40 am
by djcoastermark
Taylor, any time we have visited on Sunday in the early season, we have had no trouble with multiple re-rides on all the coasters including, RIP :-( Volcano.

Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:43 pm
by boldikus
https://www.kingsdominion.com/blog/2020/our-crypts-are-sealed

Nope – no special Haunt announcements…yet.

Today we have some news to share regarding one of our thrill ride attractions, the Crypt, in Safari Village.

Originally donned Tomb Raider, the Crypt debuted in 2005 and has given nearly four million riders a wicked spin through the years. And now, it’s time to seal the crypt for good.

Why? Like many decisions, removing the Crypt is about improving guest experience and in this case, even future adventures for our guests. While we aren’t ready to say what that means…get ready.

Things are lurking in the jungle.