Hypersonic back in business at Dominion, 2003 announcement set for today

Posted Thursday, June 20, 2002 10:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Paramount's Kings Dominion announced today the operation of Hypersonic XLC, their S&S Thrust Air coaster. The ride was down so far this season as tweaks were made and the trains were modified.

The park also said they intend to announce their 2003 attraction today, noting that you should, "Hold your breath, and don't look down!"

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 10:56 AM
Those headrests on Hypersonic are pretty big. To me it sound like they might be adding a drop ride. Anyone heard of what they anounced yet?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 10:59 AM
Probably an Acraphobia type ride that will be called Drop Zone

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 10:59 AM

Sounds Like An Intamin Drop Ride, Like Acrophobia!

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:03 AM

Of course, it could always be an upcharge attraction (God forbid). Here's hoping it's an Intamin Drop Ride.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:03 AM
I am excited!
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:09 AM

coastersrz wrote:
Those headrests on Hypersonic are pretty big.

Actually, to my eyes, those aren't really headrests at all, since they're well above where most people's heads would be. They appear to be more for keeping your arms from being thrown back too far during the launch. Not a bad idea -- I never had a problem with it, but I can certainly see how one's arms might REALLY get jammed during that launch.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:10 AM
Those girls are hot.......

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:21 AM
The trains are too......

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:30 AM
If 2003's new ride is a drop tower then will it be taller than the Eiffel Tower?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:40 AM
I don't know what's scarier, the actual ride or the trains.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:44 AM

The park also said they intend to announce their 2003 attraction today, noting that you should, "Hold your breath, and don't look down!"

It sounds like it could be a Vertical Drop Coaster maybe??? Dont forget when Oblivion was advertised, they told us Dont look down so hearing those words again makes me think of this, So could this be America's First Vertical Drop Coaster from B&M I wonder????

I like the new look trains on HyperSonic, lets hope the ride operates a little more reliable this time, Glad to see it open again.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 11:47 AM

Doesn't look like they fixed my main beef with the trains... the skinny lapbars. Putting several times your body weight all on small points on your legs is not much fun. Maybe I just need more fat in my legs, but I found the air to be really uncomfortable.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:01 PM

If it is a droptower, it will be a very small one, not nearly the size of the PKI Drop Zone Tower.

My guess it that it will be another launch coaster {joke}!

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:03 PM

Like I said yesterday my money's on the big announcement being for an acrophobia clone,the term used by the park saying "hold your breath and don't look down" seems to say it all.

Of course the hold your breath line could refer to some sort of water slide though. and with H:XLC being back in bussiness it looks like good news for me when I go to PKD hopefully in july or august,those trains sure look kinda odd to me with those oversized headrests.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:04 PM
I don't know, I don't think they will out do PKIs Drop Zone. It will probably be a 250 foot tilting gyro.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:14 PM

Could be just another Drop Zone..but lets hope its a Vertical Coaster!!

**keeping fingers crossed**

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:16 PM
It also mentioned that the new ride would be another record-breaker.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:23 PM
Maybe a really really tall Acrophobia typ ride. :-D
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:24 PM
How about an impulse that is bigger than Wicked Twister?

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