Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by Rob, 10th Jul 2015.
Considering Cedar Fair apparently don't do theming, that looks really good!
Is that the womping willow from Harry potter?
We have a POV!
Loving the speed over some of those hills.
POV of your feet, maybe. Why do parks STILL insist on doing this‽
Certainly looks the least interesting of the RMCs but it will be tremendous fun, no doubt. Hurler won't be missed, that's for sure!
As covered in its own thread, Kings Dominion have removed Volcano: The Blast Coaster. And now plans have been leaked to KDFans.com which outlines a possible replacement.
They are keen to point out that whilst they believe the leaked plans to be legitimate, they are a few months old and not thought to be final versions. So it could just be plans of one proposal to Kings Dominion, or it could be the initial plans of what they are getting.
The plans reveal a B&M Wing Coaster, but one that would only be 100ft tall, making it the smallest B&M Wing Coaster out there.
These plans also seem to be a variation on an existing Wing Coaster layout named 'Hot Go' by RCDB, minus the vertical loop and final helix:
We'll have to wait and see how this develops. Can't say that I am overly keen on the plans but I can see why the park would go for a Wing Coaster.
It may be the smallest wing coaster yet.... but it looks like it will still do more than Swarm.
It is really short isn’t it! If it rides like the clone in the video I would imagine it will be slow as well.
I must say I'm not keen on this. I think if they went for a B&M they should have gotten an invert, would have been a better replacement for Volcano.
It is being reported that Kings Dominion will be removing The Crypt, which is their Huss Suspended Top Spin:
The park's response on Twitter is mildly amusing. This is in the same area that Volcano was, so I wonder if this all links in to the 2021 coaster project?
KDFans are now reporting that the plans for a B&M Wing Coaster in 2021 have been dropped. Sounds like the next coaster has been pushed back from 2021 also.
Track has been recently spotted on site at Kings Dominion for a free spin coaster i think from what I've heard to replace the crypt!
In quite a surprising move, KD has confirmed they are remaining closed to the rest of the season due to the pandemic.
I think Virginia might well be one of the more cautious states in terms of COVID-19 measures; Busch Gardens Williamsburg has only been able to reopen fairly recently, and even then that’s only a small portion of the park due to crowd restrictions.
It's quite sad though as Cedar Fair will lose a lot from this. I thought that Florida, California and Texas had the worst cases state wise but never mind! That's no rides on Intimidator, Twisted Timbers
Cedar Fair have announced the same for Carowinds, Valleyfair and California's Great America. All other parks will close on Labour Day bar Cedar Point and Kings Island which will open at weekends thereafter. Knotts is usually open year round but remains closed.
Ah, that makes more sense. I'd only seen the CP and KI announcements so thought KD was the odd one out. It's a shame, but it isn't going to place them under the same threat some of the UK parks have faced recently.
So apparently all the parts for this S&S FreeSpin to replace the Crypt are no onsite in a car park near Dominator! So it's likely to open in 2021 as long as the park can stay open! This is meant to be a filler coaster so i'm now wondering when this Wing Coaster is due? It's hard for Kings Dominion to have an array of choices as the have BG Williamsburg down the road but i hope they get rid of Anaconda over the next few years nd replace it with a good coaster maybe a family thrill coaster?!!!
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