Intimidator 305 opens at Kings Dominion

Posted Friday, April 2, 2010 1:34 AM | Contributed by Goliath Freak

The Washington DC Fox affiliate posts three segments from the park's media preview.

See the video from WTTG/Washington.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 8:12 PM

Gator, I think you have the hands-down, certified winner. I defy anyone to top that one.


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Sunday, April 18, 2010 9:58 PM
ridemcoaster's avatar

What I find interesting is there is some disagreement with *this* particular ride and seat assignments, as there are numerous other rides that do the seat assignment as well, Rock N' Rollercoaster and Expedition Everest are two that immediately come to mind, and I dont think I ever heard much complaint about them, but maybe I didnt get into those threads at that time.

Anyways..

I see it this way. Just because they tell you where to sit, doesnt mean that you cant ask for a specific spot. Every place Ive experienced seat assignments, I have been able to request a location and they either put me to the side till it comes time for that spot, or tell me ok and I walk up to it.

At the very least, I have never been turned down for asking for a specific location, though more often than not, I typically dont care if they chose for me especially if I have been on that ride before.


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Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:01 PM

^You must be a back seat rider (as am I) while ride ops are generally receptive to wanting a back row, if the front row line gets too long on assigned seats coasters (that don't have a separate line for the front obviously) Ive seen them turn down requests for the front.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:02 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^I was complaining about ANY place that doesn't let you pick your seat.


I nearly got security called on me when I wanted the back row of Goliath at SFOG the summer it opened.

And trying to get to pick my seat on Laser at Dorney - forget it.

Last edited by CoasterDemon, Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:03 PM
Billy
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Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:06 PM
ridemcoaster's avatar

Yeah TD I am.. But I typically dont ask for Front Row if the line is long, and that is typically when I dont care. But I have actually asked for every other seat on most days and always got positive response.

The front row I have gotten positive when the ride isnt obscenely crowded. I guess I tend to ask at the "right" time. Perhaps one of those "mileage may vary" instances.


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Monday, April 19, 2010 7:19 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

I'm with you Carrie. On the other hand I've experienced people who refuse to ride with someone else in any row (and my experience was in the front). I actually sat down to ride with him (granted he was a 13 y.o. boy) and he got up and got back in the front row queue.


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Monday, April 19, 2010 8:08 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

Well, I won't advocate for him. :) That's ridiculous and I agree should not be allowed to occur.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:07 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

My first trip to ride MF the front row queue was too full, so we had to ask for second row and just hop the rail (which I understand it "standard practice" among guests). Same thing to get the second to last row on WT.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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