Trip and fearfest Report

Kings Dominion: I wouldnt suggest anyone going on the first weekend of fearfest for the crowds are terrible.

From Christy Shuman
Posted October 9, 2006 at 5:37 PM
Hey guys I just got back from Kings Dominion again, I went on Sunday 10/8, we were supposed to go Saturday but the weather was ugly so we decided to wait. Well they had the park decorated really neat for fearfest. They had ghost and witches and other things throughout the park. At about 6:30 they started pumping fog out, man that was weird to walk through Old Virginia and not even be able to tell where you are going. Also they had staff dressed up in costumes who would jump out and scare you. We had this one lady that followed us almost all the way out of old virginia, it was so funny. Well as for the mazes they were ok I guess nothing all that great. The best one to me was Blood Shed and it opened at 3pm, I only did 3 of them anyway(beware- the lines for these mazes get terribly long). The blood shed was definately good and we also saw Elvira 3D which was pretty good, and maze of madness. After that I was ready to hit some coasters again. Now for the rides!
Italian Job- We hit this first thing in the morning and only waited like 10mins but we hit it later on too but waited about 45mins. I love this ride, it is so neat, I cant wait until my 4year old is tall enough to ride it.
Volcano- The best Ride in the park, You know it and so smooth. Wait time 45mins. There were more crowds than I expected on this day too. Rode this one 4 times throughout the day. Waits got a little shorter at night.
Anaconda- Seemed alot smoother for some reason, it didnt bash my ears nearly as bad or jerk my neck around. I actually enjoyed it this trip. We rode it 3 times. This wait time fluctuated from no wait to 10 mins and there was one time when we waited almost 30mins, the crowds were just so heavy in mid day.
Flight of fear- Only rode this once, in the morning, it was great, hasnt changed a bit. The ride op on this one is just cool. He said "Launching in 3, 2, 1 verrrumm. lol This wait in the morning was about 10mins.
Rebel yell- The backwards to this was not running all day. But the frontwards was awesome. Wait time mid day about 20mins.
Hurler- Did not run all day long, I was so upset.
Hypersonic XLC- AWESOME rush. nothing can prepare you for this launch. We rode this 4 times. We were lucky to ride that many times, When we rode it at night it of course shut down not once but twice so alot of people got out of line, I mean ALOT. But the ride ops and maintenance men were busting their butts to get the ride back going and they had it back up in 15mins.
Grizzly- Rough as always but we had to ride it at night, OMG awesome at night. Wait about 10mins
We didnt ride the Ricochet and the Avalanche this time as we just didnt feel the wait was worth it, I wouldnt suggest anyone going on the first weekend of fearfest for the crowds are terrible. I definatly learned my lesson, but we still had a good time.

From Christy Shuman
Posted October 10, 2006 at 6:12 PM
BTW- I would like to go back oct 21st, can anyone tell me if the crowds will be any lighter since its not the first fearfest weekend, was just wondering if anyone knew. thanks guys

From Jacob Palmer
Posted October 11, 2006 at 2:01 PM
I have no idea...I was going to go this weekend...but it looks like I may be going the 21st as well. I hope they are lighter! That is why I originally wanted to go on the 14th..but that just isn't going to work out. Glad you got to ride the Grizzly at night!

From Dustin Kern
Posted October 13, 2006 at 8:38 AM
If you see a guy wearing brown sweats and a gray and red beanie, thats me

From Christy Shuman
Posted October 13, 2006 at 1:11 PM
whats a beanie? And if u see a 24hyr old female w/ dirty blonde hair in black jeans and a green coat, thats me lol.

From Christy Shuman
Posted October 13, 2006 at 1:13 PM
I see they are having some fall and cheer dance competition on the 21st, I dont know but I am assuming that will probably cause large crowds so I guess I will come prepared!

From Christy Shuman
Posted October 14, 2006 at 9:40 AM
Man I am so pumped and ready to go Saturday, I hope the weather is nice!!!

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