Change in ownership again?
Heard rumor of new owners completely changing KD.
An acquaintance went to Kings Dominion Aug. 1, and told me that it was terrible. She took her two grand children and was quite upset to find that most of the children's rides were gone or not running. A park employee told her the park was under new ownership and was getting rid of the kids' section. Many of the main attraction rides were also closed, including The Dominator. The employee seriously doubted that there would be a Fear Fest this year. Has anyone else heard about any of this?
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From steve lee
Posted August 7, 2008 at 4:00 PM
You're a bit behind. Cedar Fair bought the Paramount parks back in the summer of 2006. This year, we're seeing more and more of the CF changes in action. Your friend is misinformed about the kiddie rides going away (they'll be rebranded to get away from the Nickelodeon characters, however). As for the operational issues, it could have just been a bad day, although that's a lot of stuff to have inoperable on a single day.
From Don Neal
Posted August 8, 2008 at 11:18 AM
Has there been an official word on the Nick re-branding? Last I heard that was up in the air due to the wild success at King's Island and other parks. Cedar Fair's other parks have lacked in strong children's areas and good theming and there are few alternatives for replacing it.
So I was anxious to hear what they decided on. Was there an actual decision made? Any links would be appreciated. Thanks! :)
This discussion has been archived, and is not accepting additional responses.