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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Friday, July 10, 2009 12:31 AM

kpjb: the most misunderstood poster on CB.

I've said it before, man. You're way too dry for most tastes. :)

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Friday, July 10, 2009 12:54 AM

I think he means "descent," referring to a change in elevation, not anything you'd do to a skunk. :)

I think LK's band needs to do a remake of the Eric Burdon and the Animals classic hit "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

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Friday, July 10, 2009 11:40 AM

^That's something I'd like to hear for some ride music...but only on the drops...er, descents... ;)

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Friday, July 10, 2009 12:37 PM

Decent is to descent as misunderstood is to kpjb?

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Friday, July 10, 2009 12:39 PM

LK, what you're probably thinking of is the demonstration (I think it might have been on RideMan's page) that there is no way MF ever gets close to 100. Regardless of the initial velocity imparted by the cable lift (unless it's something like 50 MPH) a 300' drop will not get you up to 100 MPH. It was something like that.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 12:48 PM

...Unless everybody flaps their arms in unison just before the train crests...

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Friday, July 10, 2009 5:19 PM

I didn't have my secretary take a look at it before I posted it here. lol

descent. I had to look that up. Thanks, I think.

So, that Kings Dominion...yep.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 5:28 PM

Double post!!! :)

I'm pretty sure that was the discussion that I am recalling, Andy. Thanks.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 8:46 PM

Source: Ultimate Roller Coaster.com


If you link to something, you don't have to duplicate it here... -J

Last edited by Jeff, Friday, July 10, 2009 11:04 PM
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Friday, July 10, 2009 8:50 PM

In case none of us had been on TTD before?? :)

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Friday, July 10, 2009 10:23 PM

I haven't been on Dragster. Or Maverick. Or Wicked Twister. I haven't been to Cedar Point since 2001.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 10:27 PM

Well if you wouldn't waste all of your free time at SFMM, you could get out more. :)

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Friday, July 10, 2009 10:28 PM

Last time I was @ CP, Raptor was new. I haven't even been on Iron Dragon or Mantis.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 11:59 PM

From the link PRWagner supplied:

...crest the coaster's apex and then free fall back to Earth, reaching a speed of 120 mph for the second time...

Thanks! That's just the info that I was looking for. If it's true (because one can't believe something just because it's on the internet), TDD does reach about 120 during the drop. That's interesting.

I still wonder what the maximum speed is that a coaster can drop. There has to be a point when a coaster train won't go any faster during free fall, and parks will have to resort to downhill launch to beat the speed record.

Bear, you need to go on a road trip. :)

And Mooshbag, you need a plane ticket to Cleveland.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 12:39 AM

RatherGoodBear said:
I haven't even been on Iron Dragon or Mantis.

Show off.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 7:57 AM

Mantis is paintful and the Dragon has no teeth.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 11:40 AM

The kids getting off Iron Dragon sure seem to love it. Good thing the park doesn't listen to you.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 12:45 PM

Count me with the kids.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 1:05 PM

ID is a nice coaster, for what it is, and what it is is a slow, short, meandering (most of the time), suspended coaster in a (now semi-) wooded setting.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 1:40 PM

ID is by far the mildest of the 4 Arrow suspendeds that we have ridden this year.

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