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Express at Kings Dominion

Kings Dominion: Is the express system still there?

From Jake Countiss
Posted July 27, 2006 at 8:19 PM
I will be going to Kings Dominion in about a week and I would like to know if the express system is still there. I know my way around the park so I don't need a day plan but if their are express passes, who should I use them.


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From Chase Harrison
Posted July 27, 2006 at 8:24 PM
No there arent. You dont really need them anyway.....though last time i went to PKD i waited an hour for Volcano and Hypersonic....but i went on a Sunday

From Sean Rust
Posted July 27, 2006 at 8:24 PM
It was never really there. The machines were physically there collecting dust, but it was seldom used and a failure. They are now gone. Sorry.

From Jake Countiss
Posted July 28, 2006 at 7:40 AM
Okay. I don't know much about the Bubba Gump shrimp place. Is that any good or is it expensive. If it is I will just get snacky stuff.

From Sean Rust
Posted July 28, 2006 at 3:17 PM
It is about the same price as the food at BGW (about 7.30-8.50 for an entree) but you will feel cheated because it is mediocre food with small proportions. The fish is bad and the chicken is bad. This is not expensive and/or good like the actual restaurant chain around the country. The food at pkd is all pretty much mediocre and expensive...

From Dustin Kern
Posted July 28, 2006 at 7:07 PM
They installed the Express machines, but to my knowledge, they were never running, if they were it was only for an extremely short amount of time. Also, just to give you a heads up, Volcano only has one train running on it due to the accident that occurred earlier this month. The ride was inspected and has a 'clean bill of health.' The wait time will be long if you do decide to ride it and it. If you see the line at the entrance of the mountain (right above the gift shop on the water), expect at least an hours wait from there (just a rough minimum estimate). Have a great time!

From Sean Rust
Posted July 28, 2006 at 7:36 PM
Unless they still have that "You must be in line 1 hour before park closing to ride Volcano (because we're lazy and don't ride the coaster out like all other courtious theme parks)" rule, I would suggest riding it right before thr park closes due to the afformentioned "accident".

From Chase Harrison
Posted July 29, 2006 at 3:32 PM
Whoa no Volcano has 2 trains operating i went last sunday and they had two trains in operation.

From Dustin Kern
Posted July 29, 2006 at 5:28 PM
Hmm, I must have miss read the numbers on the train last Tuesday (7/25/2006). It just seemed that the trains were unusually farther apart in departure times and that they were blowing a lot more fire than I have ever seen. Sorry for the bad information, and thank-you Chase for correcting me!

From Jake Countiss
Posted July 29, 2006 at 7:21 PM
I would like to know if it would be okay to go to the Italian Job mid day. I want to get that and Tomb Raider in during the same day.

From Dustin Kern
Posted July 29, 2006 at 10:23 PM
You will be able to do everything in the park in one day. The line for Italian Job is usually about 45 minutes. Don't freak out if the line looks long (across the bridge and down towards the covered area but not in it), the line moves fairly quickly. Tomb Raider seems to almost be like Drop Zone, you get in line and either get on that load, or you have to wait one. It also depends on what day you go and what the weather is. Be prepared for waits on any of the wooden coasters seeing as how they only run one train on them usually. The only rides that you will need to worry about for major waits (45 minutes and +) are: Volcano, Hypersonic XLC, and Shockwave (just because the ride ops are slow at getting people in and out). Also, with Flight of Fear closed this summer (and possibly forever), this has caused other rides to have waits that usually don't have any, mainly Anaconda. Rides that usually don't have much of a wait are Rebel Yell forwards, Hurler, and Richocet.
I'm sure you already know this, but drink plenty of water before going, and while you are there. It might not feel hot out, but the humidity will get the better of you. Also, make sure you take time out to cool off and ride the Log Flume or White Water Canyon. Have a great time!

From Jake Countiss
Posted July 30, 2006 at 7:26 AM
I'm going with my Church and they chose a Saturday which made me mad but I know the park well enough to be able to ride alot.

Grizzly
Hypersonic
Shockwave
Drop Zone
Volcano
Flight of Fear I know it is closed
Anaconda
Nickelodeon Space Surfer
3d movie
Rebel Yell.


Also is the Hurler their smoother than the one at Carowinds.

From Dustin Kern
Posted July 30, 2006 at 10:13 AM
I can't tell you if it is smoother than the other one (Hurler), but it is noticibly smoother than last year (at least ot me it is).

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