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Kings Dominion changes ride names

Kings Dominion: No effect, really

From Eli Katzman
Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:06 AM
2007: Italian Job stunt coaster
2008: Back lot stunt coaster

2007: Tombraider
2008: The Crypt

You don't need to give comments if you don't want to, I was just telling you this

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From Robert Niles
Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:06 AM
Thanks for that update. I've got quite a few name changes for rides (and parks!) to do on the site's listings this weekend.

Post others that you see needing changing here; that'll help me make sure I get 'em all.

I know about Disney-MGM changing to Disney's Hollywood Studios, Great America becoming California's Great America and Magic Mountain's X becoming X2.

What else?

From Eli Katzman
Posted December 29, 2007 at 10:46 PM
I already knew about x to x2, but thanks for telling me those. I don't know any more of right now, but I'll post them when or if I get any more

From Christy Shuman
Posted December 30, 2007 at 3:47 PM
I think the name changes are cool. I especially like the crypt-it fits that ride perfect.

From Eli Katzman
Posted December 30, 2007 at 5:13 PM
I totally agree. I hope they don't change the effects, though

From Christy Shuman
Posted January 1, 2008 at 7:09 PM
I dont think they will change the effects, it says on the site that it has fire and water during the ride. So I think it will be the same effects.

From steve lee
Posted January 1, 2008 at 11:18 PM
I'm not sure I buy into The Crypt for KD's Tomb Raider. It makes perfect sense for the one at KI, but with KD's being outdoors I'm not sure I get it.

(do note that I haven't actually ridden the one at KD, so I'm making assumptions here)

From Eli Katzman
Posted January 3, 2008 at 1:47 PM
it's okay steve.

Thanks Christy. I'm so releaved!

From Danny Melillo
Posted January 3, 2008 at 7:29 PM

2007: Borg:Assimilator
2008: Night Hawk

2007: Top Gun
2008: Flight Deck

and I forgot the new name but KD is slightly changing the log flume

From Lawrence Smith
Posted January 4, 2008 at 8:37 PM
I agree with Steve. Since KD's is outdoors I think they should have came up with another name. When I think of a crypt, I think indoors.

From Lawrence Smith
Posted January 4, 2008 at 8:38 PM

From Ryan B
Posted January 17, 2008 at 3:59 PM
My favorite was when Knight Flight became Dominator at Geauga Lake after CF took over. Every single seat had the batman logo scraped off the headrest. Maybe you can look forward to that at KD this year.

From Christy Shuman
Posted January 17, 2008 at 4:20 PM
Well looks like Hypersonic is a no go now, Its not on the website anymore. Anyone have any info?

From Eli Katzman
Posted January 22, 2008 at 1:14 PM
nooo....(sob, sob).. that was one of the best coasters there. I feel bad too, christy, it was dismantled. They say it's trying to find a new home on another site, but it will probably just be left in storage or destroyed or something humiliating like that.
I got so close to wimping out, though, so im thankful for that. Now all hope is lost for me....

From Justin Spisto
Posted January 23, 2008 at 6:16 PM
Flight Deck is the worst name for a coaster in a while. Not since the Cornball express at Indiana Beach. Comon they couldnt think of a better name than Flight deck??

From Dustin Kern
Posted February 2, 2008 at 8:07 PM
Hypersonic has been for sale for well over a year now so it was only inevitable. I'm sure what was going on is that someone didn't want to pay what Cedar Fair was asking but it's not like they were in any hurry to sell it. Ride Capacity wise, smart move to remove it from the park.

From Eli Katzman
Posted February 5, 2008 at 1:32 PM
but still, you have to admit how awesome it was.

From Christy Shuman
Posted February 7, 2008 at 6:30 AM
Eli- me and you seem to be the only ones who actually liked XLC. I freaking loved and will miss it greatly. It will always have a special place in my heart.

From Eli Katzman
Posted February 7, 2008 at 8:46 PM
Sadly, I only got to have it in my heart for about 18 seconds because i only got to ride it once- I was so angry!

From Dustin Kern
Posted February 10, 2008 at 12:42 AM
I'm not saying that I didn't like it, from the management sense it wasn't economical. The down time, maitenance, upkeep costs against rider capacity. It's most definitely a one of a kind ride, not to mention the very first of it's kind.

From Jake Countiss
Posted February 17, 2008 at 3:48 PM
Do they consider Volcano a Paramount name?

From steve lee
Posted February 17, 2008 at 5:19 PM
Doubtful. There hasn't been a Paramount film by that name (the one back in the 90s was a Fox film).

From Eli Katzman
Posted February 19, 2008 at 4:00 PM
Steve's right, and volcano was just a really good idea for a ride theme instead of idoling it off of a movie.

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