Posted Monday, July 31, 2000 6:10 PM | Contributed by B&MAaron
On August 1, at 10 a.m. plans for the new coaster at Kings Dominion will be announced. Rumors have said it will be a Thrust Air 2000 by S&S Sports Power. Ride designers are supposed to be on hand for the event. It is supposed to be a "One-of-a-kind coaster."
Whatever they add, I hope it's not as short as Volcano. But because the TA2K is also a prototype I wouldn't hold my breath. PKD seems to have been focusing too much on kiddie rides & the waterpark as of late, so a new coaster would be great, but PKD is almost devoid of flat-rides which I think makes it kind of boring.
I rode the Force last week and I disagree that it's horrible. I will agree that the speed is so fast that I honestly don't remember some of the track and I rode it 3 times. The low airtime as compared to other hypercoasters might also you make you like it less, but it's still powerful anyway.
It's been confirmed, it is a Thrust Air called Hypersonic-XLC. 180ft up and back down at 90 degrees. Sounds good to me, although it represents yet another low capasity "gimmick" for Paramount. I would like to ride it one day though.