Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby pogoism9 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:40 am

I got there around 7 last night and I-305 was closed for the rest of the day. I wa shocked that everything had a line (even Anaconda). Wonder what was ailing 305.

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Postby pkdcoaster » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:45 pm

Went last week to Waterworks with my cam and climbed Pipeline peak to get some good shots.
not really worth a whole Photo TR so I will post the best ones here.

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Neat view of Volcano
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:00 pm

You didn't happen to go last Thursday, did you? I was there then, and they were racing Rebel Yell each time! First time I had ridden in a while too, and it hasn't gone downhill like a lot of people say, if you ask me.

And those straps on I305 are fantastic. Now take off them trims!
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Hayzle » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:01 am

Just a quick thought, is there any chance Intamin manufactures a wider turn for the first drop to allow the ride to run without trims, or will we just have to deal with the trims the way they are? The best part of most rides is the first drop (imo) and from what I've heard the trims ruin what may have been the best first drop in the world
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Postby coasterfreak101 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:42 am

^As far as I can tell, the first turn already gets within feet (probably an exaggeration, but you get the point) of Rebel Yell's far turnaround. Unless they tunnel through those supports, then the turn isn't changing. Plus, that's much less cost-effective than keeping the trims on what the majority of people still realize as the craziest and best coaster they've ever ridden.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:01 pm

I was finally just able to ride I305 on Thursday and Friday and I had some interesting experiences with it. On Thursday, the park was dead empty (the longest wait I had was 10 minutes for Volcano) and I got on I305 twice, in row 3 and 15. Row 3 was a very uninteresting ride with row 15 not being much better. I could not believe how much of a letdown the ride was. It felt like the train was crawling over each of the hills, giving very little airtime. About an hour later I305 went down for the rest of the night and all Friday, until about 7.

Friday evening I was able to get two rides in row 15, and wow was it a different ride. While I still hate the trims, I got so much more airtime. The ride seemed to be going much faster and was more along the lines of what I was expecting. I305 currently ranks 8th for me (Just by a small amount, Dominator ranks higher than I305). It makes me wonder what happened with the ride to close it for 24 hours and cause it to run completely differently. I did notice that the red train kept stopping on the lift hill for a few seconds and when it didn't stop, it would make a weird jolt near the top. And if it makes any difference the wheel sprayers were working on Thursday but not on Friday.

Also Volcano was closed Friday morning and when it opened the back row was once again closed.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:03 pm

CPmaverick wrote:I was finally just able to ride I305 on Thursday and Friday and I had some interesting experiences with it. On Thursday, the park was dead empty (the longest wait I had was 10 minutes for Volcano) and I got on I305 twice, in row 3 and 15. Row 3 was a very uninteresting ride with row 15 not being much better. I could not believe how much of a letdown the ride was. It felt like the train was crawling over each of the hills, giving very little airtime. About an hour later I305 went down for the rest of the night and all Friday, until about 7.

Friday evening I was able to get two rides in row 15, and wow was it a different ride. While I still hate the trims, I got so much more airtime. The ride seemed to be going much faster and was more along the lines of what I was expecting. I305 currently ranks 8th for me (Just by a small amount, Dominator ranks higher than I305). It makes me wonder what happened with the ride to close it for 24 hours and cause it to run completely differently. I did notice that the red train kept stopping on the lift hill for a few seconds and when it didn't stop, it would make a weird jolt near the top. And if it makes any difference the wheel sprayers were working on Thursday but not on Friday.

Also Volcano was closed Friday morning and when it opened the back row was once again closed.

I was there thursday on a group outting & the park was somewhat busy,ended up stuck near the top of 305's lift on the 2nd ride we took right when it started raining...we were in the silver train I believe.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby braztaz » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:17 pm

Those photos..when I viewed them, they'd been viewed 305 times! :lmao:
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:18 pm

What's the policy regarding souvenir bottles? I purchased one last week at the park & was wondering if I can bring it in & get a wristband for free refills on my next visit?

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