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Photo TR: Italian Job "official" opening day

Postby pkdcoaster » Sat May 27, 2006 10:05 pm

Wow!! best family coaster ever =)

G's in the helix were very impressive and the backseat is crazy.

Park was great, a very light mem. day Sat. line for IJ was never more than 40min and max trains on everything.

but blah blah here are the pics (what you came here for)

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Postby robbalvey » Sat May 27, 2006 10:09 pm

Thanks for the pics! How many trains was IJ running? Do they have any kind of fastpass or single rider line on it?

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Postby pkdcoaster » Sat May 27, 2006 10:26 pm

They were running all 3 trains and very well too, I was not expecting the line to move as well as it did.

PKD does not do fast pass or anything anymore they experimented with it for a year or two 2001-2002 didnt really work

and no nothing in VA has a single rider line (anymore)

here are more pics from the day

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not sad and pathetic today =)
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Postby jdsmartdude911 » Sat May 27, 2006 10:30 pm

those pics with the lighting effects are cool
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Postby ECZenith » Sat May 27, 2006 10:32 pm

Daaaaamn. Great photos! IJ looks sharp, I haven't been to PKD since they added Hypersonic... Hopefully I'll get to visit PKD during my BGW/Dollywood trip next year.
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Postby tatsuflyspeedfear » Sat May 27, 2006 10:33 pm

Thanks for the pics, this ride looks pretty enjoyable to me...

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Postby Canadmos » Sat May 27, 2006 11:41 pm

Looks like the trains lights were working, I wonder how long it will be until they blink out and never turn on again. :lmao:

Were the onboard sounds working? I've never ridden it with all the effects working. :?r

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Postby pkdcoaster » Sat May 27, 2006 11:56 pm

YES surprisingly
All sound effects worked during the entire ride, we had lights and music and fire and water........

I was really impressed with Everything about the ride and it seemed to be a big hit....except for the kids that thought they were going to get to drive (kids were fighting and bickering in line for who gets to drive) :lmao:

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Postby mforce79 » Sun May 28, 2006 7:54 am

Looks like they did a nice job with the ride theming, although it looks like it was built on a gravel pit. I didn't remember seeing that much gravel and stuff at Kings Island's, but I went back and looked at the pics and it's about the same (mixture of gravel and concrete). I guess it goes with the theme of being on a road, but I still think it could use some more landscaping.

I was also surprised at how well the line moved... hopefully they'll run 3 trains on a regular basis :)

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Postby kennywood!007 » Sun May 28, 2006 11:14 am

Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing them....I might go to PKD for my third time. I think in July, its a maybe though! I can't wait to ride IJ!! :b

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