Kings Dominion media day shows off Hypersonic

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2001 3:46 AM | Contributed by GregLeg

Check out a bunch of pictures from media day at Paramount's Kings Dominion (March 22, 2001).

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Tuesday, March 27, 2001 4:54 AM
Great Pics, the shoots of the cars and the bunny hill, i thinl this bunny hop ,makes big air time, but i want to know if the first hill does too.


Keeping Coaster!!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2001 5:53 AM
Yes, both the bunny hop and the main hill provide some VERY insane air...

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--Greg

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Tuesday, March 27, 2001 7:01 AM
Looks like a great ride, but way too short. I'm looking forward to a bigger, longer version of this ride...possibly even a dual track. Eight riders at a time is going to make for very long lines.

Thanks for the photos. Good job!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2001 7:24 AM
Yes, but they've got the potential for four trains and if they keep the sub-20 second station time they were running this weekend, capacity won't be much of an issue.

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Scott W. Short
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Tuesday, March 27, 2001 11:33 AM
I LOVE the pics of the cake and the ice sculpture with H:XLC's logo. Nice touch! Oh, and the ride looks good too;)!

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2001 12:14 PM
I like the missing paint. Did anyone notice there was still masking tape on some parts of the track where the under wheels make contact? I was pretty amused by that. (But anything easily amuses me after standing in line for an hour)
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Tuesday, March 27, 2001 5:29 PM
Heh. Missed that somehow. Wish I'd seen it, I'd have gotten pics ;)

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--Greg

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Tuesday, March 27, 2001 5:37 PM
how do those restraints acutally come on?
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Wednesday, March 28, 2001 10:14 AM
Everyone who designs a website should take note of how Greg's pictures load "Hypersonic"ly. I felt like I had a cable modem for once. And the picture quality is excellent also. As for the air-powered coaster, I say enjoy the publicity while it lasts because it won't be too much longer until Batwing debuts. It will be the first head-to-head coaster competition between PKD and SFA since the name change. Should be interesting. *** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 3/28/2001. ***
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Wednesday, March 28, 2001 12:50 PM
Thanks for the comments!


As for Hypersonic vs Batwing, I agree that it'll be interesting. The reaction among enthusiasts seems to be "Batwing is another Stealth, nice but oh well, but look at HYPERSONIC!" Compare that with the likely reaction among the GP when the people who haven't heard of Stealth get a gander at Batwing...

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--Greg

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Wednesday, March 28, 2001 1:20 PM
HAHA, good ponint GregLeg, never thought about what the Gp would say!

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