King's Dominion provides more pictures of Hypersonic XLC including trains

Posted Sunday, March 18, 2001 11:10 AM | Contributed by Intamin Fan

In what is probably one of the final Hypersonic XLC construction photo updates, PKD shows off the station and the very freaky looking trains, although no wheels are shown. Also included are an outside shot of 7th Portal and a repainted Anaconda. The pictures can be found at the official site.

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Sunday, March 18, 2001 12:07 PM
Oooooh! Those trains are so enticing!

I'd Rather Be Riding Roller Coasters
Sunday, March 18, 2001 1:31 PM
Wow! This is going to be one sensational ride! I'm so envious of those who call this park home.
Sunday, March 18, 2001 1:41 PM
I don't like the new color for Anaconda.

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Sunday, March 18, 2001 3:01 PM
when you see it in person like I did, Anaconda looks brand new almost. It's a nice new touch
Sunday, March 18, 2001 3:16 PM
I can't wait for my return trip this summer! This could be the best ride that I'll get to ride this year! Yes, those trains look sexy (LOL)!

Todd Steffey
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Sunday, March 18, 2001 4:43 PM
It's a nice touch that they don't have shoulder restraints. I hope I can go on XLC one day.
Sunday, March 18, 2001 7:30 PM
Its about time that The Anaconda got a Face lift the Green an Orange was nice an Rusty, red look good. Hyper will be awesome I cant wait to ride. glad XLC is only 4 hrs away.

Millenium Force-" WOW, Thats Tall!"
Sunday, March 18, 2001 8:26 PM
everyone is so hyped up over this hypersonic... it'll be OK, but it looks rather lame to me, why does it seem like PKD always gets these piece-of-crap short prototype rollercoasters? PKI has at least 2 world-class coasters that have 1 mile + lengths, and we get these short rides. Volcano:TBC is 47 seconds long, and hypersonic a mere 17. GOSH are we THAT unimportant? it's not even a COASTER in my mind! they might as well have given us a gyro-drop!
Sunday, March 18, 2001 8:31 PM
In that case, perhaps you get two laps without stopping per ride. That would be fun, & not much air would be needed for accelerating the train to optimum speed on the final lap. However if HS uses a mini catch wagon to launch the trains, nup.
Monday, March 19, 2001 6:33 AM
Does length equal quality? I don't think so.
Wednesday, March 21, 2001 3:44 PM
I-Fan--Well, it depends on who you're asking. If you ask me, 15 seconds of a thrill is better than nothing, but they could have done a BIT better... they could have at LEAST themed it. But, I've come to expect this from PKD.

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