Kings Dominion during rainy weatherKings Dominion: Was wondering, whats the park like on rainy days?
From Christy ShumanI am going to PKD saturday oct 7th. They are calling for rain as of now. Was wondering, whats the park like on rainy days? Do they run the rides? What rides dont they run during the rain? I live in NC, so its about a 3hr drive for me. Should I go?
Posted October 4, 2006 at 7:18 PM
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From Dustin KernHey, I absolutely love going to King's Dominion when it's raining because there is no crowd there. The only bad things about going when it's raining is that you'll have to wait through periods of time where they close the rides down, getting wet (which is a minor sacrifice when you can just sit on Volcano), and that they might close the park early.
Posted October 5, 2006 at 7:29 AM
As for how the rides run, here's the list:
Light Rain (sprinkling) -- All rides remain open with the possibility of Hypersonic and Volcano closing
Rain -- All rides stay open except for Hypersonic and possibly Volcano.
Heavy Rain -- All outdoor attractions close. I don't know if Flight of Fear stays open or not, but if it is, the line will be long.
Lightening and/or Thunder -- All attractions close.
Last year I went to FearFest on a rainy day and they closed the park 2 hours early at 8 pm because there was hardly anyone there. It was awesome because you could ride the rides with out any waits for any of them. It just sucked that they closed to hours early because we did miss a lot of ride time due to closures. They did give us free tickets to come back next weekend which was pretty sweet.
It's a risk that you'll have to take because it'll either be the best time ever, or it's going to blow. You're best bet is the get on a couple of weather sites and check the forecast and see what everyone is saying. The 2 that I always check are: http://www.weatherunderground.com and http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ Again, the area code for King's Dominion is 23047
Again, the area code for King's Dominion is 23047
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