Photo TR: PKD in the COLD!!!!

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Photo TR: PKD in the COLD!!!!

Postby pkdcoaster » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:47 pm

Well since I was pretty sure I had to work on Sunday I went to (P)KD for the last time this season on Saturday. The weather was supposed to be sunny and cool during the day but COLD at night and it was! I was very surprised at the crowds there on such a cool day in Nov. but PKD was doing bring a friend for free this weekend, so I am sure that added a lot of peeps.
Everything was open with the exception of Water rides & Hypersonic operated for a limited time 2-6 (I believe this was due to the Freezing temps)

My first ride of the day was Volcano and we were greeted by Ice sickles hanging from the entrance into the mountain (that’s a first for me =) ) I was on 2nd train out hoping for a rollback but to no avail. (they had the last seats blocked off all day to prevent this IMO)
I hit Flight of Fear next since I had not ridden it since it re-opened and Wow, I have gained some weight this year but not THAT much. For some reason on my first ride I had to have an employee push down the lap bar with their weight to get the seat belt to lock. (WTF! I weigh 180lbs 5’-9”) It was one of the most uncomfortable rides ever. I rode 3 more times and 2 of those times the belt was no issue whatsoever. This adds tremendous wait time to this ride cause so many people are turned away.

I then hit Italian Job, which seemed to be running great (I think they amped it up cause of the cold) now this ride is not even into its sophomore season and almost every single speacial effect is NOT working. The only thing that worked yesterday was the fire effects. I rode pretty much everything a couple of times and met my buddy Chris about 4 and took some great sunset pics.

I took over 500 pics (I narrowed my favs to 60) since it is rare to have such colorful foliage when PKD is open and a beautiful night complimented by a full moon which made for some great shots. As the weather said, It was going to be below freezing before 8pm. This was easily the coldest weather I had ever ridden coasters in, so we decided to go all out and wait for the front seat of Volcano at 7pm with the tempature a scorching 34 degrees (plus 70+mph wind chill) that was COLD! But Fun. We rode IJ again and I rode DZ a few times and it felt like needles hitting my legs on the drop from my jeans flapping against my legs. After that we closed out the night on Grizzly, I got 2 rides and had an opportunity for a third but I passed due to a killer headache from the cold and Grizz was a little brutal that night. But it was a great time other than the big headache, OK I have bored you long enough, here are the pics.

Chris took some Kickass pics as well, so check back for his also if you liked mine.

Enjoy, JEFF
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The Skyline form WAY down Kings Dominion Blvd, I wish I had a better zoom =(
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Cool Fall colors
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My Tower
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Back from the dead
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It is actually an optical illusion
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My Secret Volcano lair
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See, its cold
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Postby pkdcoaster » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:58 pm

part 2........

Enjoy, JEFF
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Postby pkdcoaster » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm

Part 3
Cool Night time pics :b :b

JEFF
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Volcano looks so cool in the dark
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I LOVE this pic....a great full Moon
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wish I had my tripod =(
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Sweet the street lights still work!!!!!!
Too bad about 75% of the lights are out on the "parking" sign
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last one......till next year
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Postby Reon » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:17 pm

Wow. I finally see some shots of Shockwave after that helix. PATHETIC! I cant believe that it's just a turn into the breaks...Atleast Cobra has some substance after that hill...


That being said, nice shots. I love all those Grizzly angles. Makes the ride look great =D
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Postby PKI Jizzman » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:34 pm

Aye Carumba! Very nice pics! The last 20 were just awesome! Especially the one of FOF! Looks like it was a nice, cold day a PKD.....reminded me of my trip to PKI lest week....with out Intamin and S&S goodness D:

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Postby Canobie Fan » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:44 pm

YAY! I got a shoutout! ::D

Anyways.. My photo is better.. As it was first ::P

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Postby Skyfly » Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:59 am

Damn, was it really 34 degrees out there? I was in the front row for Volcano at like 7:55, and that's an experience I'll never forget.

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Postby wrebbit » Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:41 am

Wow that Tower looks like a bad rip-off of the Eiffel Tower :lolr:

The rest of the park looks really good, thanks for the photos and report!
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Postby Satoshi » Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:04 am

wow everybody on woodie has got cold windy day! they would
get cold feet 'n would back down from super xtreme cold?! :roll:

< that TOWER looks real great stuff in its park! we can see that
stuff in RCT2 PKD's scenario!

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Postby Go Go Sneaker » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:49 am

Closing day at Kings Dominion, yesterday, was fantastic. Great weather (little cold at moments) and no long lines. We had an all-out fun time!

Great pictures, Jeff!

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