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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:58 am

Winterfest Preview at Kings Dominion

Lights, crazy characters, Snoopy dressed as Santa . . . looks like it's time for Winterfest at Kings Dominion.

TPR was invited to a preview of this year's event last night. This was essentially a "dress rehearsal" for the opening lighting ceremony by the Eiffel Tower, so it involved food, music, and, of course, lots of lights. The event officially begins tonight (Saturday, November 23), so this amounts to just a "taste" of Winterfest.

But there was plenty of of food, ugly sweaters, ice skating, and other such holiday fun to be had--and the rest of the park (except for Safari Village) will be open and lit up tonight.

Here's a look at the preview. You just might see Santa lurking about, so be on your best behavior.

NOTE: Well, just noticed on Facebook that the park is closed today because of inclement weather. It's supposed to pour rain there later today.
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Twas the night before Winterfest . . .
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. . . and all through the park . . .
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. . . the sun hadn't quite set, so the Tower was still dark.
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So, this is that place that no other place is like.
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Nice hat.
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Oh, the Hallmark Channel is on. I wonder which archetypal character is going to find his or her true love in a small New England town this time.
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"We're gonna get Dickensian on your a**."
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The dinner included cannelloni, carved ham, and (of course) turkey and stuffing. It was good.
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Anyone for a donut bacon-burger slider?
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Almost time to light up the tower. And, yes, you can buy the official Winterfest sweater like Maggie Sellars, the park's PR director, is wearing
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Let the merriment begin!
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Of course, Snoopy has to be in on this.
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After a countdown, the Eiffel Tower was lit up!
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I like how the colors change all night.
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It's pretty underneath the Tower, too.
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The show featured a medley of Christmas hits, but included Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World" (interesting choice).
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"Am I not festive?"
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"I'm even more festive!"
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Old Virginia wasn't open, but it was lit up.
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The car ride is themed to the "Twelve Days of Christmas."
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Looking down the path behind the Eiffel Tower--this is the quickest was to get to Twisted Timbers.
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Yep--I'm making a snow angel.
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Nothing says "Christmas" like Snoopy on a Zamboni.
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I like the huge "old-fashioned" lights in Planet Snoopy.
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The Claus: Accept no substitute.
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Who wants to decorate Christmas cookies?
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Here are our creations (my friend Brenda's on the left, mine on the right).
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I like how they rethemed the shop to Mrs. Claus's Kitchen.
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Merry Christmas! Thanks for the look at Winterfest, Kings Dominion!
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:35 am

The shops transformation into Mrs. Claus' is a nice touch
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:30 am

larrygator wrote:The shops transformation into Mrs. Claus' is a nice touch


The cookie was rather tasty, too. Kings Dominion does a good job dressing up the park for Winterfest.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby dsjim11 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:53 pm

Great report and pictures as always. Thanks for sharing! LOL at the Hallmark reference. It's always a small town with the shy guy and evil guy after the same girl.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby rachelmadcow » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:38 pm

I’m in Richmond just for the day tomorrow and was wondering what roller coasters are open? THe website seems to suggest all of them.


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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:55 pm

Dominator and Twisted Timbers.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:56 pm

For adult coasters, it's just Twisted Timbers and Dominator. You need to click on the "Winterfest" button at the top of the page.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby rachelmadcow » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:27 pm

I was thinking that if there is a b&m wing in the pipeline then it would be as a replacement for anaconda. The scale of that wing in the video would fit nicely over the lake. I don’t know if they’ve said it was going to go in Congo for sure. Especially since we didn’t know Volcano would be removed. It’s likely anaconda was going to be closed first.

I wonder who they’ve approached with replacements for volcano and timeframes. I want them to just get a 200’ wing. Seems like an easy record to take.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:59 pm

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