Anyone here going to Kings Dominion next year?
I will be a season pass holder for sure. Anyone else? You gotta admit that Cedar Fair is the best. I'm so glad they bought the parks from Paramount!
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Mike, I'd say I agree with you COASTER wise. Six Flags has an awesome share, too, but cedar fair is going only the right way for us coaster freaks. It's great that KD is getting a new coaster, it's just I doubt that there will be THAT many people which would be awesome for us! Not really for Cedar Fair, but they will work something out. And, no, I will not be a season pass holder, but I will go 1ce in early june. Do you think it will be open by then?
trust me there will be a ton of people coming from all over the country to ride this thing for years to come. look at MF, its 10 years old and the line is still at least 2 hours long in the summer. check the other coaster and theme park sites and u will see how excited people are. im hoping for a memorial day opening!
From Brandon S
Posted June 26, 2009 at 8:42 PM
I'm going in a couple weeks not next year. :( By the way Mike, the average wait time for Millennium is now about 45 minutes. Also, Cedar Fair is the best coaster and thrill ride wise. Theming wise, there is nobody worse. Haha, a lot of your Disney fanboys on here will argue on Cedar Fair not being the best.
I'd say Six Flags takes the cake for worst theming...
Although Cedar Fair IS pretty horrible at that, but I'm not sure if I can trust myself with that statement, since i've had bad luck at Six Flags in the past, and since i've grown biased towards Cedar Fair. (IOA still takes my spot for favorite theme park however...)
I'd love to go to Kings Dominion next year, but of course, I won't as it's a great distance for your regular theme park, but I'll seriously consider doing a BG/KD trip sometime if I'm ever in Virginia.
By the way Mike, I think your setting yourself up for a disappointment, how can you say people will be coming from around the country to ride this? Heck I'm 2 states away from the theme park with the most roller coasters but I don't consider going there even for some of the world's best coasters.
theming is a waste of money when the money should be spent on the coaster itself. look at MF, people have been goin to CP for 10 years now just to get a chance to ride it and they come from all over the country/world. thats why when you get there they ask u what your zip code is. this will be only the second giga in america and will be even taller than MF. KD will blow up in attendance next year so be ready folks....
From Brandon S
Posted June 27, 2009 at 1:05 PM
First of all, Kings Dominion's attendance will increase but not by how much you think. Second, if you go by what a giga coaster is, there's more than 1. Third, what are you talking about with the zipcode? I go to Cedar Point all the time and they've never asked me that. Steve, at least Six Flags as some theming, Cedar Fair has none.
I guess, on the theming, brandon. Six flags does theming for select, important coasters at their select parks, like SFMM, SFGAm, and so on. But, for parks they don't care nearly as much for, such as SFA (....>:(.... that was a face), none of the 6 has any theming. I mean, i guess typhoon sea coaster has SOME, but very minimal. But, you're right about cedar fair. last time i went to one owned by them was Dorney, a couple weeks ago. Literally no rides had theming, but i'm a thrill junkie, so i still enjoyed it a bunch. The only cedar fair ride i can think of off the top of my head that has theming would be Flight of Fear at KI and KD...
name the other giga coasters in america then brandon! u can't cuz there are none. there are 2 strata coasters but no other gigas. mr. kinzel has it right, why waste money on a theme when u can spend it on coaster track! i love that man. keep on building the best coasters in the world cedar fair!!!
As of now, there are only 4 coasters in the world that have ever broken the 300 foot brier:
Mullenium Force: 310 feet, USA
Steel Dragon 2000: 355 feet, Japan
Top Thrill Dragster: 420 feet, USA
Kingda Ka: 456 feet, USA
I'm pretty sure that's it!
From Brandon S
Posted June 27, 2009 at 8:40 PM
There you go Mike, Eli named them for you. A giga coaster by definition is a coaster over 300 feet high. I do agree with you that I'd rather see the money spent on rides, not excessive theming. But if you can theme and still put out good rides, I would take that. I'm just being honest here. I'm a Cedar Fair guy just like you. I love Cedar Point, I go there all the time. Heck, I've been there 15 times already this year. Oh, by the way Eli, Flight of Fear has the theming because those were from the Paramount days of KI and KD. There is still some theming in those parks.
http://www.intaminworldwide.com/iag/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=22&Itemid=32 MF is the only Giga in the states. Intamin classifies TTD and Kingda Ka as accelerator coasters. check it out yall!!!
From Brandon S
Posted June 28, 2009 at 8:24 AM
Yea they're accelerator coasters. They are also stratacoasters, steel coasters, GIGA coasters, and hyper coaster too.
They could also be classified as RIDES and ROLLER COASTERS.... heh heh heh... anyway, yeah brandon, I know paramount did that, but the crypt came from cedar fair, right? I'm not sure. Brandon, I ENVY YOU! I WANNA GO TO CEDAR POINT!
From James Rao
Posted June 28, 2009 at 12:20 PM
The Crypt was called Tomb Raider: Firefall when Paramount owned the park. Cedar Fair renamed it, but the theming was already in place. When Cedar Fair bought Kings Dominion they tore down most all the theming that was in place, took down Hypersonic XLC, and added three rides that were previously at Geauga Lake: Dominator, Americana, and El Dorado. Other than some of the expansion that occurred in the WaterWorks area, the new coaster being built for next year is the only new
ride the mother ship has given to the park so far.
Yeah, I guess. but, they saved up 3 years of money for KD funds, I guess!
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