I don't particularly care that that they're removing this thing but I'm also not buying into this teaser campaign at all and it seems like they're just trying to put a positive spin on something. When they started this teaser campaign last year I doubt that THEY even knew exactly what they were teasing. By now, who knows. They're probably going to put a coaster in Volcano's spot eventually and they can just sort of re-develop the whole area into something new that costs them much less to operate than it did when they had a Top Spin and a prototype multi-launched Intamin there but this is totally a budget move because it's a notoriously expensive, maintenance-intensive ride and parks all over the country are systematically removing them. It's not like they couldn't work around it.
Wow... sorry for being such a Madmax right there. I feel better now.
Last edited by coasterbill on Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:04 pm.
I'm glad I was able to ride it back in June. I was surprised to see it operating when I was there, so I made sure to jump on it. It made me miss Riptide at Knott's a little. The ride and theming is fun, but I think my favorite part of the whole experience was watching a random guy's pockets get emptied during the ride. The fire at the bottom burning everything, including a credit card and $100 bill! That was entertaining.
As much as I like these rides, I understand their removal. I will still gladly take HangTime over Boomerang and Riptide. Volcano's replacement (and that whole area) will be great in a few years. Since BGW is currently losing their minds with their new additions, hopefully Kings Dominion can be a *little* competitive in the future.
But seriously how can you compete with two kicka$$ Intamins in back-to-back years at the world's most beautiful theme park
Honestly I won't miss Crypt at all (I've never been a fan of flippy rides), but this does raise a concern that if their future plans involve both Crypt's spot and Volcano's, that Avalanche's days are numbered. Which would be a damned shame, regardless of what replaces it.
-Mike Total Coasters: 145 Top 10 Steel: Maverick, Skyrush, Intimidator 305, Fury 325, Banshee, Millennium Force, Raptor, Superman: The Ride (SFNE), Top Thrill Dragster, Big Bad Wolf Top 10 Wood: The Beast, El Toro, Phoenix (Knoebels), Boulder Dash, Thunderbolt (KW), Mystic Timbers, Comet (Hershey), Hercules, Shivering Timbers, Jack Rabbit (KW) Top 5 Hybrid: Twisted Timbers, Goliath (SFGAm), Wicked Cyclone, Great White, Gemini
I think top spins are super fun to both ride and watch. Especially ones like this with such great theming. I’m sad to see KD has removed two of their most unique and well-themed rides in 2 seasons without replacement. (And if the replacement is a B&M wing coaster... )
I personally love top spins. I don’t see the reasoning at this point. All the US parks are pulling them meanwhile parks overseas that have them have refurbished them and they’re running like new. Cedar Fair Parks are literally becoming coaster parks with a kids section lol. Wait Voodoo at SixFlags Discovery Kingdom is still SBNO after almost 7 or 8 years now with overgrown weeds and vines all over it.
pproteinc wrote:I personally love top spins. I don’t see the reasoning at this point. All the US parks are pulling them meanwhile parks overseas that have them have refurbished them and they’re running like new. Cedar Fair Parks are literally becoming coaster parks with a kids section lol. Wait Voodoo at SixFlags Discovery Kingdom is still SBNO after almost 7 or 8 years now with overgrown weeds and vines all over it.
Alton Towers and Chessington have also removed theirs.
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