Kings Dominion to add Intamin gyro-drop (updated)

Posted Friday, June 21, 2002 6:49 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Paramount's Kings Dominion announced today their 2003 attraction: A 305-foot tall Intamin gyro-drop. The ride has not yet been named, but will open next spring. The Scrambler will be relocated to accomodate the new ride.

Update 6/21: The park today gave the following additional details:

  • 305 ft. tower
  • 272 ft. drop
  • 56 seats
  • 72 mph top speed

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:52 PM
Yikes!
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:55 PM

Hold on - isn't PKI's gyro drop 315 feet? That's what they advertised anyway. Or does this mean the drop itself is 305 feet?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:55 PM
Sounds pretty awesome I love drop zone at pki and I am sure this will be a lot better.
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:57 PM
YES!
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:01 PM
Virginia has needed some type of Free Fall ride for a LONG time! This is gonna be good.
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:02 PM
It is a long way down!
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:04 PM
yeah pki`s is 315 feet! hhhhhhhmmmmmm

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:19 PM
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I wonder if they'll put "Pardon Our Dust" on that wall....

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:23 PM
Excellent. Just one more reason to include Virginia in next years plans. (Yes, I love Intamin Drops as much as coasters)

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 1:58 PM
I'm guessing the actual drop will be 305 feet. This is great news, as PKI's Drop Zone is great!
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:05 PM
Heh... "Pardon our dust, it's a long way down!"

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:13 PM

Well there goes the original rumor that I heard earlier today about it being an S&S tower,although it's not an acrophobia clone an intamin gyro drop is great for PKD none the less and it will have better capacity than SFA's tower of doom.

Now this should scare SFA into doing something in 03,Ricochet didn't phase them enough but two years back to back without a major new attraction is a bit risky with this big announcement.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:15 PM

So I'm assuming it has normal, not stand-up, seating?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:16 PM
Wow!!!
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:23 PM
While it may be safe to assume that it is a gyro-drop, the release just said drop ride.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:23 PM
It would turn out great if this is indeed an Intamin Floorless, Tilting Gyro Drop (Acrophobia). How much does Acrophobia hurt to men anyway?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 2:34 PM
I hope it(Acrophobia) does'nt hurt period, I'm riding it in October ! *** This post was edited by TITAN_FAN_13 on 6/20/2002. ***
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 3:03 PM

It really doesn't hurt if you just "position" yourself correctly. I think people just want to say, "ow, my d***." It gets really annoying.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 3:03 PM
where's the proof that its an intamin gyro?

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 3:03 PM

i've had the pleasure of riding Drop Zone and on a clear night you can see downtown Cincinnati... Drop Zone rocks! i rode acrophobia about two weeks ago and i figured it couldn't be worse and/or better than DZ and whoa... didn't that ride blow the socks off me... If it was an acrophobia clone at 305 I would have to seriously think about riding it...

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