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Kings Dominion: Went to KD yesterday and had a blast

From Christy Shuman
Posted May 28, 2008 at 9:33 AM
Went to KD yesterday and had a blast!! The crowds were pretty light with of course Volcano being the longest wait with about 40mins in mid day. 20 mins after 4pm. Flight of fear was closed all day which pissed me off but I soon got over it. Can somebody tell me why their newest roller coaster Dominator does not open til 12noon? That is so crazy. It was hot and humid yesterday, so we took a ride on the log flume too, white water canyon was closed as well. I swear every time I go, KD always has some of their major rides closed. Anyway I still love the place. Heres a report on the rides 10 being the best.


Dominator-10/10 25min wait mid day-3min after 3pm Man this thing was great. It was alot faster amd more intense than what I was expecting. The drop was insane and the loop felt like we were in it forever. The cobra roll was awesome and the train felt like it was hauling butt the whole time. The ride was a good lengthy one too, I guess so with over 4200ft of track

Volcano9/10 40 min wait Still one great ride with a awesome launch. Just needs to be longer. Surprisingly I didnt notice any rollbacks or downtime for this ride. Big shocker

Anaconda 7/10 walk on- I like this Arrow for the most part, the drop and the first 2 loops are great but gets kind of bumpy after the brake run but the corkscrews are good because you go so slow thru them so you get some good hangtime.

Backlot stunt coaster 6/10 3min wait The helicopter never works when I ride, that sucks lol. My friend thought he was gonna black out on it after the launch.

Shockwave- 8/10 10MIN wait Man this thing was really slow loading and dispatching trains. We sat on the break run I know at least 3mins waiting to get back in the station. Trust me the sun was baking us too. Anyway I like this standup better than the B&M version. The only thing I can say that I like better than B&M lol.

Drop tower- 10/10 5min wait I couldnt believe they were actually running this at full capacity. On a Tuesday. Breath taking drop, this thing still scares the hell out of me every time I ride it.

Rebel yell 5/10 2min wait Alot rougher and bumpier than what I remembered I rode in the 3rd seat too. OK JUST OK

Ricochet-8/10 walk on this is one of the most unique mouse coasters that I have been on.

Hurler- 7/10 2min wait Very good pops of airtime but of course it is rough.

Grizzley 8/10- 2min wait Not as rough as when I rode back in march, maybe the weather has something to do with it.

Spongebob 3D-5/10 5min wait The audio on this really sucks, u cant hear it all when it first starts then its still not loud enough and the 3D effects are just not all that anymore. I think spongebob has done his time in the theatre.


Everybody GO RIDE DOMINATOR you will love it!!!


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From Eli Katzman
Posted May 28, 2008 at 1:47 PM
Christy, why'd you give out the whole thing? I mean it's fine, but didn't you already right one?

Well, sucks for RY. I love it! How was it more bumpy!? No surprise about Ana(conda). ALWAYS has a great wait. I like to look at it like the corkscrews make up for the whiplash and roughness. I don't like blsc, but the helicopter always works when i go on..... I assume that they sped up the boost instead of slowing it down on it though.... did it seem faster? Because they always change it. I don't think that Shockwave is that great, but I've never been on a B&M. Why do you think they suck? They look awesome....

From Christy Shuman
Posted May 28, 2008 at 3:05 PM
Eli I have not written a TR on KD this season. and have not rode Dominator until yesterday(the main reason I wrote a TR) if thats what you were asking. Not quite sure I understand your question. Did you mean WRITE instead of RIGHT?

BLSC did not seem any faster IMO.

As far as rebel yell, I dont know HOW it is more bumpy lol it just seems rougher this year is all.

From Lawrence Smith
Posted May 29, 2008 at 5:03 AM
I was down Kings Dominion on Saturday May 24 for opening day. Christy's pretty much on description with her ride descriptions LOL! Anaconda went down Saturday when I was there so I didn't get a chance to ride it. And yes, Christy, I agree that Dominator was a lot faster then what I expected. Once it started, it rolled through that track. Grizzly was riding much smoother also on Saturday surpringly. And it's funny you mentioned SpongeBob. My buddy from Philly was down so he had never went on it so after riding it, we were both like "that sucked" at the same time. I think they need to do something else with SpongeBob too. White Water Canyon was open Saturday with about a 15 min. wait. Overall, the waits weren't too long. I'm assuming they made a lot of staff members work that day since it was the official opening day for Dominator.

From Eli Katzman
Posted May 29, 2008 at 12:58 PM
I didn't mean to say "right", Christy, I was just a little tired. I got very little sleep the night before. You basically understood my question.

Sucks for me though, I might not be able to go to KD this summer, because I'm really packed and the gas price is so high!

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