Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:15 am

We've got a Moser's model around here. How does that compare to the original Huss models?
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Postby i305isdaddy » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:30 am

Moser's model seems to just do a lot less. You can never get that model to do 6+ whiplash-speed spins like you can with the HUSS models. From what I've experienced the original HUSS Top Spin with the floored carriage is the most intense - once momentum gets going there you really feel like you're out of control. The floorless model like Crypt could have some intense moments but it never got the crushing-G's intensity that the floored models produce.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:00 pm

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.

Maybe it's coincidence, but I always saw a lot of nearly empty cycles on top spins.

Voodoo must be the new Hanibarrels, which probably set a world record for SBNO at SFStl. Likely, it's only a matter of time before Voodoo becomes an all-new attraction at La Ronde.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:45 am

Kings Dominion has quietly announced that The Crypt has closed permanently with only a tease that "things are lurking in the jungle." This is likely tied to the larger project taking place in the plot of the former Volcano coaster next door.

Edit: I missed that this was already posted... Sorry about that!
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:49 pm

^Total miss on my part! Updating the thread link now!
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:19 am

Does this make Great Adventure's Twister the last Huss top spin in the US?
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:24 am

Maybe?

That thing is not long for this world though. It's so ridiculously unpopular. I'm sure they're just using up the mountain of spare parts they got from removing every other top spin in the chain and then they'll finally remove it. :lol:
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:37 am

Plus Cyborg feels like a superior version of it anyway.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:49 am

I'm not a big flat-ride fan, but Crypt was fun to watch when all the effects were working (especially in its Tomb Raider incarnation).
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