Kings Dominion will add animatronic dinosaurs in addition to Windseeker in 2012

Posted Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Kings Dominion is rolling out two attractions instead of one for the 2012 season. For thrill seekers, the theme park in northern Hanover County will announce this morning that it will erect WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall swing ride. For family entertainment, it is building Dinosaurs Alive!, an interactive dinosaur exhibit.

Read more from The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 2:04 AM

LOL! I guess CF likes to buy mediocre attractions in bulk.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 2:18 AM
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What it says to me is that the Dinos at KI must have made a small fortune.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 2:42 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
What it says to me is that the Dinos at KI must have made a small fortune.

or they forgot to pull the plug on making the animatronic dinosaurs before it was to late...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 2:49 AM
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I hope someone puts the lysine contingency into affect.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 2:59 AM

+1 :)


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 6:16 AM

So is CF becoming the new SF chain?

Build every park the same.... :-(

So is Carowinds not getting Dinosaurs also?

Not very exciting to me...

Last edited by CoasterDaddy, Thursday, September 1, 2011 6:17 AM

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 8:13 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
What it says to me is that the Dinos at KI must have made a small fortune.

Or someone has pictures of DK and Ouimet in a compromising situation.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:34 AM
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Cedar Fair is now a subsidiary of Xerox.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:35 AM

Anybody got a large asteroid handy?


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:56 AM

This animatronic dinosaur infatuation with Cedar Fair really has me shaking my head. Sure, this would have been cool 30 years ago.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 10:03 AM

Now, if the dinosarus all wore folksy costumes, and sang and danced together in some sort of jamboree, that would be different...


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 11:03 AM

Looks like Cedar Fair is following the "Oprah Winfrey Model."

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 11:04 AM
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For a second I thought someone resurrected a 2011thread about Kings Island. I wonder if they just took last years press release, whited out island and added dominion. ;-)

Personally, I like the Windseekers. I'd like to see the operations improved on it though. The load/unload was painfully slow. That being said, the view at CP and KI was very nice. I find it a relaxing and fun ride. It's a nice cool breeze on a hot day as well.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 12:58 PM

What it says to me is that the Dinos at KI must have made a small fortune.

That's my takeaway too.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:41 PM

I agree with what is said above.. It seems in the past, Six Flags did the "rides in bulk" thing, while Cedar Fair built more custom rides and less cookie-cutters installations. It has seemed to flip the last two years. Six Flags is installing a few incredible rides ,while the bulk of CF's announcements have been dinosaurs and windseekers :)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:48 PM

Doesn't even need to be a small fortune. Doesn't take much to get a good return on a $1 million investment. And looks like they are taking the Don Lapre approach and going with dinosaurs at multiple locations rather than tiny classified ads in newpapers across the country.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 5:14 PM
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Cedar Fair has been doing this for a while now. They just weren't as obvious about it. Many of the parks have gotten a frisbee and a swing ride in the past 5-10 years +/-


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 5:16 PM
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And the hyper boom of the 90's, the S&S drop towers, and the formerly Paramount hyper boom of the 2000's. It's just that everyone loves those rides. ;)


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Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:02 PM
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I think it's pretty cool; it's a relatively high-capacity ride, thrilling, offers great views, and people seem to love it.


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