Kings Dominion construction ramps up for new roller coaster

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Richmond TV station NBC12 has some video looking around the construction site at Kings Dominion, showing the worst kept secret in 2010 roller coasters. A park rep says Internet sources on the identity of the ride are "fairly accurate," which most agree makes this a 300-foot Intamin coaster.

See video from WWBT/Richmond.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:51 AM

Magnum XL-300?

~Rob

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 12:22 PM

What recession?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 12:29 PM

Once again Kings Island gets screwed by getting the worst of CF's new era hyper coasters. :(

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 12:43 PM

When did Kings Island get other crappy hyper coasters, I don't recall. Wait, since when is Diamondback crappy? What planet are you from?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:08 PM

I suspect he's from Waaaah!shington State.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:30 PM

Mamoosh said:
I suspect he's from Waaaah!shington State.

Is he also a Whaaaa-mbulance driver too?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:30 PM

Everybody knows gigacoasters are automatically better than hypercoasters. Or is it the fact that Intamins are automatically better than B&Ms? I keep forgetting.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:42 PM

I was starting to believe it was intamin, even with rcdb saying it is. However, check the video, and look at the track, unless that is track from Diamondback, which it could be shown in the video. The supports were yellow in the video again showing maybe Diamondback footage. However, it seems that photos are showing it with cream colored supports.

So its kinda confusing to a point, but it still could be an intamin. 300 ft would be pushing it, why not just work with a intamin mega and go from there. I will believe 300ft when i hear the announcement.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:11 PM

Not sure what video you're watching but the track shown in the video linked above is Intamin and looks nothing like B&M.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 4:09 PM

The "giga" stamped on the track isn't convincing enough?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 4:09 PM

Jeff said:
When did Kings Island get other crappy hyper coasters, I don't recall. Wait, since when is Diamondback crappy? What planet are you from?

It's a Beemer hyper so automatically it sucks by default. /sarcasm/

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 4:22 PM

I read the title of this thread and thought it said that the ramps for the construction of the coaster have been erected.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 5:18 PM

Jeff said:
When did Kings Island get other crappy hyper coasters, I don't recall.

To some, Son of Beast qualifies as a crappy hypercoaster. Diamondback... doesn't. :)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:48 PM

Soggy said:
Everybody knows gigacoasters are automatically better than hypercoasters. Or is it the fact that Intamins are automatically better than B&Ms? I keep forgetting.

It's that Intamins are better than B&M's.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:30 PM

^Says who? You?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:40 PM

I thought it went like this: "Non-looping, non-launched Intamins beat the daylights out of anything in the entire B&M catalog." (Oh, wait, that one MIGHT just be me). ;)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:58 PM

Oh puhleeze. We all know they're both just fine, and I can't believe there's even an arguement about it. Anyone would be lucky to have a B&M like Diamondback at their home park, it's such a great ride. I was all ready to place it behind some of our favorites at CP, but I just can't. Just as lucky, though, would be to have an Intamin Giga, and I'll go ahead and hope KD's version is similar to the ride at SFNE with MF's first drop! Wouldn't that be a ride! No matter what's installed, we should be grateful that CF is giving huge, thrilling signature rides to parks that have recently grown nothing but lackluster.

And frankly, as a traveler, I dont want to visit and find the same style of ride at every park in the chain. If MF and DB coexist in Ohio, and if next year the south is blessed with outstanding, but different rides at KD and Carowinds? The world will seem like a pretty balanced place to me.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:33 PM

RCMAC....me thinks they were just "ribbing" on that guy who made the comment about KI getting a "crappy coaster". If you havnt noticed yet, little arguing goes on on Coasterbuzz, its usually the shameless exploitation of idiots that post mindless dribble on the forums :) that about accurate, guys?

Back to the subject at hand...I am getting very excited about next year :)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:43 PM

Oh. Well, yes, I detect that sarcasm and in-jokeyness, and I know it's all good here at Coasterbuzz. In the meantime I guess I'll continue to try to put mindless dribble in it's place!

And back to the subject... me too. I smell some road trips.

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