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Kings Dominion: What's going to happen now after that recent accident?

From Dustin Kern
Posted July 29, 2006 at 9:42 AM
So now that Volcano only has one train, how long will we have to wait for them to get a new one? I always thought that they had three trains for that ride, but I have only seen one train running on the track since the incident. Do they plan to keep it this way for the rest of the season? Is there something in store for Volcano in the future? How long will it take for them to replace the destroyed train?


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From ryan saunders
Posted July 29, 2006 at 12:15 PM
Cedar Fair is tearing it down to make room for the new GIGA coming....

From Dustin Kern
Posted July 29, 2006 at 1:02 PM

From Chase Harrison
Posted July 29, 2006 at 3:24 PM
Ryan that will NEVER happen. I swear your extremely immature for someone with a drivers license

From Jake Countiss
Posted July 29, 2006 at 7:19 PM
1. It is not enough room for a Giga. Unless it was a giga impulse coaster. Volcano is also a prototype atraction.

From Derek Potter
Posted July 29, 2006 at 8:29 PM
I'm sure Cedar Fair will get another train for Volcano. They are capacity happy like that...as they should be.

Don't get your hopes up for a giga at Kings Dominion. Cedar Fair just bought the place people. Give them a little time to put their nameplates on the door.

From Jake Countiss
Posted July 30, 2006 at 7:30 AM
I think they had a extra train around that they are know using when they wait for the new one.

From Pete Brecht
Posted July 30, 2006 at 8:33 AM
I rode Volcano just last week, and they were running 2 trains as usual. I have been to King's Dominion dozens of times the past three years, and I have never once seen them run three trains. Now that they're only down to two doesn't make any difference whatsoever in the operation of this ride.

From Christy Shuman
Posted August 19, 2006 at 9:41 AM
What happened on the Volcano for it to close, I heard many people talk about it being closed why? what happened? And will it reopen this year?

From Pete Brecht
Posted August 19, 2006 at 11:21 AM
It reopened weeks ago and is running fine.

From Jacob Palmer
Posted August 19, 2006 at 1:27 PM
The train wasn't destroyed, and they are running at least 2 trains now. I believe the accident was caused by a single broken bolt. So, all is good!

From Christy Shuman
Posted August 21, 2006 at 9:45 AM
Someone said the Volcano malfunctioned again recently, they said when it went up out of the volcano it rolled backwards, my question is--- Is the Volcano worth riding after all these incidents this season, not that I am trying to bad mouth it b/c I love Volcano but I think I would rather live but the last incident could be rumor b/c I havent seen it reported!! What would u guys do?

From vaughan crittenden
Posted August 21, 2006 at 9:57 AM
that kind of thing happens a lot but it gets on the news when the emergency brakes dont work whick has happened to me its scary. but that doesnt happen barely at all so dont be afraid to get on it. just know the risk

From Joshua Jenkins
Posted August 21, 2006 at 12:17 PM
Thats why when I go to PKD I very rarely ride the Volcano. The lines are already long enough, and then once your in line it almost always shuts down for an additional 45 minutes for maintainance. I mean it is a good ride but I'd much rather ride the Grizzly 10 times straight than wait in that line for 2 hours.

From Jacob Palmer
Posted August 21, 2006 at 12:27 PM
I posted this under another topic, but I will post it again: I have ridden Volcano ove 100 times, and it has NEVER rolled back. Not even come close. So don't worry about it at all. It's an awesome ride, and you would really be missing out.

From Christy Shuman
Posted August 21, 2006 at 1:39 PM
Alright Jacob you talked me into thanks for the advice guys..

From Sarah Wood
Posted September 22, 2006 at 12:42 PM
Hello everybody. My name is Jacob Wood (Sarah Wood's husband) and I was actually on the train that had the accident. Out of the 15 on board, I was the one with the worst injuries. I was hospitaized in Richmod VA for 6 days. I was knocked unconscious on the ride and don't remember much of the actual accident, but I do remember how long the evacuation took. I had a skull fracture and severe double vision that required brain surgury and a metal plate over my sinus cavity above my eye. I am now however almost fully recovered and am back home in Utah. My skull still itches from time to time from the incisions, but I have not rescently experienced any severe headaches or loss of vision. Honestly, according to the doctors and lawyers, I should be dead.

I am sorry that the ride is not opperating at full capacity any more. The train I was on was in pretty bad shape from what I recall. I still do not know what hit me in the forehead to cause such trauma. The accident sure has changed my life though.

From Jacob Palmer
Posted September 22, 2006 at 1:30 PM
Thank God that you have been able to virtually make a full recovery. I hope you continue to progress. You never really think that it could happen to you...I believe Volcano is back to full capacity now.

From Christy Shuman
Posted September 22, 2006 at 2:07 PM
I am so sorry for what you had to go thru, but I am happy that you have made a good recovery.

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