Photo TR: Kings Dominion's Giant Refurbished Wheel

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Photo TR: Kings Dominion's Giant Refurbished Wheel

Postby griffon » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:57 pm

I made it up to KD on Sunday morning knowing that the crowds would be light, and also heard that the giant refurbished wheel was supposed to be ready to roll.

Here is some scenery:

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Postby netdvn » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:17 pm

The park looks almost incredible...

They just need to add some scenery around the old HS:XLC area, take out the concrete waterpark, and re-expand the lake.

Amazing pics.

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Postby Tbcoasterfan » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:56 pm

I miss Batman Knight Flight.... *cough* Dominator :(

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Postby tanthonyam » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:00 am

Nice pics! Why does this park still have SHockwave? People still ride it?

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Postby mattnz » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:46 am

Beautiful photos, I especially enjoyed those taken from Americana - you get GREAT new views! - really showcases the park well. Big parks adding flats is always a good thing.

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Postby Kingbooba » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:06 am

tanthonyam wrote:Nice pics! Why does this park still have SHockwave? People still ride it?


Yes! I, for one, love the Shockwave! If anyrides at KD are to be removed it should be Anaconda or Hurler! Now THOSE are back-breaking rides.

Anyway, nice TR! I can't wait to go soon and ride El Dorado and Americana!

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Postby FLIPDUDE » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:59 am

I don't know why but I always had a soft spot in my heart for TOGO. So I do love shockwave.

Anaconda is also a great coaster in my opinion(granted, I last rode it in 2002, and it may ride differently now, but still).



many times I'd pick a TOGO or a vekoma over a B&M. to me B&Ms tend to be way too similar to each other and forceless. Intamin, on the other hand, can combine smoothness and lack in sudden force shifts with a fun, original layout.

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Postby Homeboy23 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:14 am

Kingbooba wrote:
tanthonyam wrote:Nice pics! Why does this park still have SHockwave? People still ride it?


Yes! I, for one, love the Shockwave! If anyrides at KD are to be removed it should be Anaconda or Hurler! Now THOSE are back-breaking rides.


Shockwave was the roughest I encountered last week when I went. I didn't want to go near it after.

For some reason I don't remember it being that rough last year, so maybe I just got unlucky last week.
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Postby hydra » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:05 am

I can not get over how amazing that new paint job on Dominator looks. Wow. I think that may be the best color scheme on any B&M.

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Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:19 am

Very nice photos! Thanks for sharing.
I'm heading over there soon, but seeing those photos just makes me want to get there even sooner!
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