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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:36 pm

I couldn't believe that the line was only a 2 train wait last July. And then we rode it and found out why. :?r

I believe that the KD hurler, and the Carowinds hurler are replicas(correct me if I am wrong). We hit both parks in a trip last summer and they were both horrible rides, but the Carowinds version was somewhat tolerable.

Now that I think about it more, I think that thunder run at Kentucky Kingdom may also be a clone or very similar.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmillenia94 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:31 pm

I happen to love the layout.. Im in the minority

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KnightBag95 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:41 pm

CPmillenia94 wrote:I happen to love the layout.. Im in the minority


Yeah, I agree. Nothing wrong with the layout, whats wrong is how violent and rough it is.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby I Like Theme Parks. » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:54 am

thrillrider wrote:I couldn't believe that the line was only a 2 train wait last July. And then we rode it and found out why. :?r

I believe that the KD hurler, and the Carowinds hurler are replicas(correct me if I am wrong). We hit both parks in a trip last summer and they were both horrible rides, but the Carowinds version was somewhat tolerable.

Now that I think about it more, I think that thunder run at Kentucky Kingdom may also be a clone or very similar.

Yes, I believe the two Hurlers are the same. But Thunder Run is not a clone, but it is a very similar layout. Except Thunder Run seems to be pretty well-liked in a lot of reviews. Probably because it was recently restored when Kentucky Kingdom opened, and it's not trimmed to death, so it really keeps its speed throughout the whole ride. I think I would actually want to ride it, unlike the slow, rough Hurlers.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:02 am

Hurler isn't that bad, it's just not that good either. Seriously people how many times do I have to tell you about the 2 bench PTC trick? Lol

Row 1: Lean Forward and stay off the seat back. It makes almost every 2 bench PTC enjoyable. Even rides like Mean Streak and Wild Beast.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby BeansproutMidget » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:16 am

^ :nina:

I'm planning on heading down to the park on Sunday for Passholder Day unless the park says otherwise. Anyone else planning on braving the weather?
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bill_s » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:05 am

^^-- Oh yeah.

I certainly hope that the GP notices that Hurler isn't a good ride now. It's got a huge honkin' trim brake at the bottom of the first drop!!!!! ... ! ... the amazing thing is it's rougher now (last year) than before they put the brake on. As to the layout, first drop straight into a curve, low to the ground with high average speed, emphasis on fast curves and small hops ... where have I seen that before?

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Password121 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:22 am

I don't think I've ever heard somebody compare Hurler to Intimidator 305 :lol:
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:28 am

BeansproutMidget wrote:I'm planning on heading down to the park on Sunday for Passholder Day unless the park says otherwise. Anyone else planning on braving the weather?


Probably. We're planning on going to BGW tomorrow and we'll probably stop at KD for a little bit on the way back... at least to take a spin on Dominator, Flight of Fear, Volcano and I305 if they're running. Also you can never rule out a pit stop at Drop Tower, Avalanche or Shenandoah Lumber Company if it's open. And by that I mean if Shenandoah Lumber Company is running you would need an army to stop us from riding it.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:07 am

Password121 wrote:I don't think I've ever heard somebody compare Hurler to Intimidator 305 :lol:


I305 is bigger than Hurler.

Now you've seen them compared a second time. ;) ;) I was going to put a number in there but someone would probably tell me it's wrong or I've used drop height not total height etc. :p

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