Kings Dominion: General Discussion

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  1. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    We don't seem to have a topic for Kings Dominion, so here goes!

    The park have announced that their Togo Stand-Up coaster, Shockwave, will be closing on August 9th.



    Needless to say that this news has been greeted with my happiness and rejoicing. Having ridden it I know why, it is nothing short of awful in every way possible. Rough, awful trains, awful layout, awful ride system. Despite all of that I do feel that a Togo Stand-Up is one of those coasters that you have to ride at some point in your life, just for the terrifying experience!

    Also I did not realise until today that it's actually a death credit after man managed to wriggle out of his restaint back in 1999.

    Cedar Fair really are determined to remove all stand-ups from their parks. The Togo's will be no more, Mantis has been converted and there are rumours of other of their B&M Stand-Ups being converted to floorless for 2016.

    In other 'news' - Kings Dominion are really due a new major coaster!!

    :)
     
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    @Rob - I enjoy your 'post everything from Screamscape and flesh it out with comment and the odd video' approach. Keep it up, I don't need to read Screamscape anymore! :)

    Kings Dominion has lots of coasters but nothing really stands out, bar 305 and Volcano. I wonder if they will try and sell Shockwave!
     
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    I like to keep the forum up to date with new developments! :p

    You have a point though, I305 is the obvious stand out coaster and rightly so, it is incredible. Volcano was actually a massive let down, not least because it slams into the final brakes right after the best part of the ride. Dominator is a very good and intense B&M Floorless though, and Flight of Fear is surprisingly good.

    When you look at what Cedar Fair have done at some of their parks recently I do feel that it is Kings Dominion's turn for a big coaster. However it's looking like Cedar Point will be getting the major coaster next year. Personally I would like to see a B&M Invert, maybe in 2017.

    :)
     
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    ^ I think a B&M invert is a good shout.
     
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    When we visited KD in 2013 (during the extended closure of i305) it felt like a park in desperate need of another top-level coaster. Dominator is solid if unspectacular, and Volcano isn't anywhere near as good as it could/should have been - all the speed from the launches is totally wasted as it just meanders around aimlessly at high level.

    A B&M invert seems the obvious choice as it's something missing from their line up (Volcano doesn't count as it's a totally different type of ride), and it seems that Cedar Fair are fond of B&M at the moment.
     
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    Kings Dominion have today announced what will be replacing Shockwave. It's not a coaster but it is a damn good flat ride, a Huss Giant Frisbee named Delirium:
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    Great addition for the park. Expect a new coaster in 2017.

    :)
     
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    Kings Island already has one of those with the same name, does it not? Nice original name there from Cedar Fair. I've heard mixed reviews of giant frisbees but I'd love to try one.
     
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    More than likely! Kings Dominion and Kings Island share several identical rides including Flight of Fear, Backlot Stunt Coaster and Woodstock Express so it would be nothing new! :p
     
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    This will be from Mondial, not Huss.
     
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    It looks like Hurler which was SBNO throughout the 2016 season is offically dead, or at least according to them until 2018 which suggests a convertion, strong contender to be an RMC :)
    https://www.facebook.com/kingsdominionva/
     
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    Excellent! Hurler is such a disappointment of a ride, it looks like it should provide some decent airtime but there is none. An RMC conversion will be much better!

    :)
     
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    Bump!

    Look at what's turned up by Hurler:

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    Excellent!

    :)
     
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    Double bump!

    Kings Dominion are now offering a new and exclusive cold beverage from Starbucks:

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    Introducing our exclusive Starbucks drink... the Royal Mango Crème Frappucino! It's the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. #Yum #DrinkUp

    Mmmm, a nice tasty RMC frapp!

    Meanwhile, over at Hurler:

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    :)
     
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    A look at how Hurler is coming along, with a taller and steeper lift hill and newly profiled hills:

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    This is going to be such an improvement!

    :)
     
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    This seems to have been overlooked due to Cedar Point and Silver Dollar City's announcements but Hurler will officially become Twisted Timbers in 2018!

     
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    Yes! This looks awesome, so much better than Hurler and hopefully full of ejector airtime! Here are some more images of the ride:

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    And here is the official promo video:



    :)
     
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    This is somewhat in the shadow of Steel Vengeance, and because of that it's been far too long since an update. So here we go:



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    A thing of beauty!

    :)
     
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    Oh my god... look at that airtime! I can feel it through my iPad screen!
     
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    This ride has been overshadowed by Steel Vengeance, but I think this will be the sleeper hit of 2018. Looks like one of the best RMCs!
     

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