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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:54 pm

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.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:55 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.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:58 pm

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.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:04 pm

it was the first (and only) Top Spin I've ever been on.

made a point to ride it on the USA tour in 2018.

wouldn't say I LOVED it, but I liked it a lot.

sad it's being removed, as even just for the theming, it was great - and it looked amazing at night.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:32 am

Damn. Cedar Fair is all about pulling weeds, lately.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:36 am

So I hate to admit but huss top spins are my white elephant. It seems like every time I go to a park one is a closed so I have never been able to experience one
After riding Lightning Run I can not understand why parks are not lining up to buy some Hyper GTX models. That little ride rocks

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:00 am

Stuff yourself in a clothes dryer for five minutes if you want the experience of riding a top spin. Make sure to check your pockets first.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:39 pm

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... :roll: )

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby pproteinc » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:48 pm

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.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:16 am

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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