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Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:44 am

All Clear wrote:Where I've never seen a DJ, by the way.


The DJ booth is over by the first set of switchbacks over to the left....lord knows he was pumping out tunes like crazy saturday afternoon.

I still think Americana will fit in nicely in it's chosen location....how can we be absolutely certain that all three rides are even going over there when there's potential room for Americana & spider elsewhere in the grove,or maybe even old virginia or I-street?

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Postby swampfox » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:59 am

That's true. I can still remember the Scrambler and Cinema 180 being on the other side of International Street from Berserker. I think the employee cafeteria is there now though.

I guess maybe Berserker could be going perhaps...

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Postby Capitalize » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:21 am

Everytime I've been there this season Berserker has been packed with Dominator's opening next door, seems unnecessary to remove it at this point to me.

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Postby Footballteen58 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:02 am

They just painted berserker too.

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Postby fergusonat » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:20 am

Gnome wrote:
robbalvey wrote:
pkd freak wrote:If this has been confirmed that we are getting 3 new flats for next season. I'm really not looking fwd to it.. These are so old school. There're suppose to be located in XLC's old location. WooooW, I cannot see KD with a Ferris Wheel!!!!

Dude if this is true that means your park is getting four additions in two years. I cannot see how you have anything to complain about.

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For his case, it's about QUALITY not quantity.

Just because you have a bunch of rides doesn't mean the park is any better. No, what it means is that you have less space to build an attraction of a quality which is worth everybody's time. Once that space is filled, its going to be there for awhile.


Right now I'm drooling over the prospects of a ferris wheel at Kings Dominion. It will bring much needed character to the park. Anyways, these flatrides take up minimal space, so you can't complain they're taking up "valuable room for expansion"
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Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:24 pm

Footballteen58 wrote:They just painted berserker too.


Berserker was jam packed back on saturday so it's no suprise that having Dominator over there has increased rider throughput & interest.

A good location for Americana would be in the grove in between drop zone & wave swinger,there should be enough room for them to shoehorn it in so as to be able to provide for greaqt views & photo ops of the park.

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Postby swampfox » Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:36 pm

Just to clarify, I didn't say Berserker wasn't popular. It always has been, even before Dominator. I'm just saying it's been a rumor, but it's been a rumor for years, just as Shockwave's and Avalanche's removals have.

(However I will be pissed if they get rid of Avalanche, as it was my first coaster.)

As for Americana offering photo ops, this is Cedar Fair we're talking about. They of the "cameras are not allowed on any ride in the park" ilk.

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Postby Capitalize » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:56 pm

They should build it as close to 95 as possible, great views of the traffic on 95 North and South! "Oohh! Is that Aunt Sarah's Pancake House?!" :b

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Postby printersdevil78 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:34 am

UPDATE! August 20th. - Official 2010 Announcement - See Below

Kings Dominion to Introduce $25 Million Steel Giga-Coaster In 2010
Intimidator 305 will be the Biggest, Baddest and Meanest on the East Coast


Doswell, VA. (Aug. 20, 2009) – The most exciting ride in Kings Dominion’s 35-year history will
debut in the spring of 2010, as the amusement park introduces a mammoth 5,100-foot long steel
Giga-coaster. Intimidator 305 takes it name from one of stock car racing’s most beloved and
tenacious drivers, Dale Earnhardt, “the Intimidator™” along with the height of the coaster’s lift hill,
305 feet.

Intimidator 305, only the second Giga-coaster ever built in North America, will be the tallest and
fastest roller coaster of its type on the East Coast. The lift hill will stand a towering 305 feet at its
highest peak; descend 300 feet at an 85 degree-angle and thunder along the track at speeds in
excess of 90 miles per hour during its three minute race to the finish. The trains, fashioned after
Dale Earnhardt’s signature black car, will roar through six airtime humps plus three high-speed
turns and the experience will have guests screaming for another lap around the track.

“Intimidator 305 will break records as the single largest capital investment in the history Kings
Dominion,” said Pat Jones, Kings Dominion’s vice president and general manager. “The numbers
speak for themselves, at a cost of $25 million, a lift hill and first drop close to the height of the
park’s landmark Eiffel Tower; you’ll have to see it to believe it.” Intimidator 305 will be located in
the park’s Congo section and becomes Kings Dominion’s 15th World-class roller coaster.

Dale Earnhardt, Inc. will partner with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, owners of Kings
Dominion, to bring the massive coaster to life. “We’re excited to see this new roller coaster
celebrate the speed and intensity of the legendary career of Dale Earnhardt,” said Jeff Steiner,
executive vice president and general manager of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. “there are millions of fans
that still honor their racing hero and this is a very real way for them to connect with the spirit and
passion of the Intimidator™.”

Guests will have the opportunity to see the ride being built from the ground up during the
remainder of the park’s 2009 season, as well as follow its progress by watching the online
webcam, set up to overlook the entire work site. Those who cannot wait until 2010 may take a
virtual ride on Intimidator 305, access exclusive updates, features, virtual renderings, ride
statistics, and more at http://www.intimidator305.com.

Intamin AG of Wollerau, Switzerland, a recognized industry leader in roller coaster development,
designed Intimidator 305. The ride is scheduled to open in the spring of 2010.

Ride Stats
- Track Length: 5,100 feet
- Maximum Height: 305 feet
- Lift Hill Angle: 45 degrees
- Length of First Drop: 300 feet
- Angle of First Drop: 85 degrees
- Length of Other Drops: 150 feet
- Airtime Humps: 6 including S-curve transitions
- High Speed Turns: 3 at ground level

- Fastest Speed: Excess of 90 MPH
- Ride Time: 3 minutes
- Hourly Capacity:: 1,350 riders
- Number of Trains: Two
- Vehicles: Four passenger open design trains with overhead lap bars but no over-the-shoulder harnesses

- Investment: $25 million

About the Designer
Intamin AG is a designing and manufacturing company in Wollerau, Switzerland. It is best known for creating thrill rides and roller coasters worldwide. The U.S. division of the company is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and is headed by Gary Palmer, MD and Arnold Bernsteiner.

Intamin is a major player in the amusement park attractions industry, supplying some 22 different styles of rides to a variety of parks.

Intamin is well known for being innovative and creative with their rides. They were some of the first to create a magnetic propulsion system (Linear induction motors/Linear Synchronous Motors) and remain one of only a handful of manufacturers continuing to use such technology on roller coasters. Intamin also created the first hydraulic launch system.

Intamin is known for their massive "Giga" (over 300 ft/91 m) coasters. Their designs currently occupy the top 2 spots of the Golden Ticket Awards.
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Postby Superstar94 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:48 pm

lol, where in Va.

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