Kings Dominion 2009

Kings Dominion: I've heard some rumors that KD is getting a few new flat rides for '09.

From Alex Clark
Posted September 24, 2008 at 11:27 AM
I've heard some rumors that KD is getting a few new flat rides for '09. Can anyone else confirm this, and if so, what are they?

From Peter Stephens
Posted September 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM
Three rides have arrived at the park awaiting assembly:

Large Ferris Wheel - "Americana" - 110' tall
Flying Carpet Ride (themed like an El Dorado Cadillac)
"Black Squid" - Spider Ride
(all formerly located at Geauga Lake)

From Alex Clark
Posted September 24, 2008 at 5:20 PM
Really? It's not exactly what I had hoped for, but it's something. I was hoping for something like delirium or maxair, but these sound pretty good. Which lands will these go in?

From steve lee
Posted September 24, 2008 at 6:24 PM
I'd imagine they're going to stick one or two of them in the spot Hypersonic used to occupy.

From matt dycus
Posted October 6, 2008 at 6:21 PM
i dont think they are going to put them where hypersonic was cause if u looked where hypersonic was they still have the drag tree where the launch was and i think that they are going to try and sell shock wave and/or tear down hurler and put in something like top thrill dragster later down the road because if they got rid of shockwave they would have the room for it and all they would have to do is build it which would be awesome

From Eli Katzman
Posted October 7, 2008 at 6:25 PM
that's a good idea, I guess, but I don't think Cedar Fair would do that, because they already have an intamin launch coaster... still, that would be awesome. Maybe they'll put in a Vekoma moterbike thing or something like that, because those are fun, kinda cheep, and take up small amounts of space.

From Charles Reichley
Posted November 20, 2008 at 9:12 PM
I don't know why Kings Dominion would get the spyder, they already have a ride that is almost exactly like that sitting in front of the stand-up coaster across the midway from the drop zone.

From Eli Katzman
Posted November 21, 2008 at 9:12 PM
what ride is that? can't think of a flat ride over there.... I just checked the site, and I can't find anything on this topic...

From Peter Stephens
Posted November 22, 2008 at 6:15 AM
I think Charles is referring to Triple Spin. TS is a great flat ride; my second favorite at KD behind the Flying Eagles. I see his point; TS is superior to any spider ride. I think CF just had an extra spider (leftover from Geauga Lake Park) which KD could use for extra capacity on busy days...probably just came along with the ferris wheel - a "package deal". It will be interesting to see where these rides are placed. We coaster freaks in the Mid-Atlantic are eagerly anticipating a new coaster at KD for 2010.

From Peter Stephens
Posted November 23, 2008 at 4:37 PM
The official press release is out:

DOSWELL, VA – Kings Dominion will debut two new family rides when the park opens for its 2009 season. Americana, a giant 110-foot Ferris wheel, and El Dorado, a high-in-the-sky swinging pendulum ride will be added to Kings Dominion’s impressive lineup of family friendly attractions. Americana and El Dorado will be located in the amusement park’s Grove area, adjacent to the Rebel Yell and Hurler roller coasters.

(No mention of the spider.)

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