Kings Dominion 2018 project leaked

Friday, August 11, 2017 1:42 PM

I'm pretty sure that these are real. Not 100%, but very close to it.

Confirms the name to be Twisted Timbers, some stats, and that Winter Fest is coming in 2018.

Friday, August 11, 2017 2:35 PM

Wow, pretty impressive. 20 airtime hills? Yes please!

Saturday, August 12, 2017 7:09 PM

Hope they put in a parking lot close to the coaster so I can park mid-Timbers.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:58 PM

I also see Winterfest being a hard sell as BGW has a very popular established Christmas event, can the market in VA really sustain two theme park Xmas events?

Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:02 PM

Maybe to BGW's dismay...

Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:34 PM

King's Dominion is 20 miles from Richmond (Metro Area 1.2m) and 60 miles from DC (Metro Area 6m)

Williamsburg is 60 miles from Richmond and hence 130 miles from DC.

Last edited by Captain Hawkeye, Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:03 PM
Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:49 AM

Which Kings Island are you going to?

Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:47 AM

I think both parks can have successful winter events.

[puts on corporate nerd hat] And I think Cedar Fair would not move forward with a KD winter event without having crunched a bunch of numbers suggesting it would be viable. [takes off corporate nerd hat]

Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:58 AM

If both parks are sustainable for the summer season, I don't see why both wouldn't be able to draw people in the bumper seasons as well.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:16 PM

That doesn't seem obvious to me one way or the other. If there's a lot of overlap in the markets and limited demand for winter events, it might only be enough to make one park profitable, but not two.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:04 PM

Thanks, OhioStater, corrected that.

[Insert Embarrassed smiley if we had one]

Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:34 PM

ApolloAndy said:
That doesn't seem obvious to me one way or the other.

The key is to know your market.

Here in Chicago, from where I work, there's a Walgreens across the street. Walk half a block north and walk four blocks east, a Walgreens. Half a block north and three blocks west, a Walgreens. Walk eight blocks south on Clark, a Walgreens. Eight blocks south on Halsted, a Walgreens.

They all thrive because Walgreens corporate analyzed traffic patterns, the immediate area of each store (one is a half block from the el stop, capturing locals getting off the train, one is across the street from a hospital drawing in not only patients and their families but hospital workers hankering for some of that delicious Walgreens sushi, for example), and other factors.

So I think KD could have a successful winter event.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:35 PM

Thabto said:

Hope they put in a parking lot close to the coaster so I can park mid-Timbers.

Too bad it's not a Six Flags. They would have built it *in* the parking lot.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:50 PM

I hereby dub thee: "RM Churler."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:34 PM

That's much better than the hash tag that came out when #RMCraptor photos started appearing.


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