Kings Dominion's 2010 Coaster

Friday, June 5, 2009 5:04 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Anyone notice Moosh didn't say it won't be a Giga. ;)


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Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Friday, June 5, 2009 6:05 PM

Some people get a "thrill" out of the slow climb of a traditional lift (anticipation, etc.). Some get a thrill out of the LACK of anticipation on a launched lift. On a slow lift, the reality of just what you're getting yourself into builds over those seconds/minutes. On a launched lift, you face the reality of NOT being able to prepare for what you're getting yourself into. :)

I agree with Gonch. I see Mav's 2nd launch as "gimmicky", but it's first launch as just another way to get a coaster train in a position to let gravity do it's thing.


Riding once again after 18 years of being too fat to do so!

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Friday, June 5, 2009 6:58 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

I personally adore launches. I think they're a lot of fun.

And I love Maverick's second launch. I think it works quite well with the theme of the coaster. It's very much like a racing horse that comes to a stop only to get spooked again and take off. I think it's cool.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Friday, June 5, 2009 7:19 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Anyone notice Moosh didn't say it won't be a Giga. ;)

I win! What's the prize this year?


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Friday, June 5, 2009 8:14 PM

One thing about launched coasters is that many people complain the ride is over too soon. Well yeah. How long would the track on a ride like Storm Runner have to be (and how expensive) to give a ride that lasts your typical 2 minutes?

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Friday, June 5, 2009 10:59 PM

Add more trims!!! That'll make the ride longer. ;)


Riding once again after 18 years of being too fat to do so!

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 1:59 AM

Well congratulations KD you have officially signed up for increasing the chances of killing your patrons and adding an engineering nightmare to your coaster list, launched or not.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 11:28 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Back under your bridge, troll.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Saturday, June 6, 2009 12:13 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Anyone notice Moosh didn't say it won't be a Giga. ;)

Nor did he say it wouldn't be an Intamin Mega-lite. ;)

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 12:25 PM

Back under your bridge, troll.and be doomed to vekoma hang n bang hell/psyclone ERT for the rest of your trollish days Aaarg!!

Imo KD has opted for possibly the New #1 Coaster of the World!!!

Were not going to get into the deaths and downtime thing it's been done a million times, yet parks keep spending millions on these new amazing Intamin rides. While some socalled enthusiast complain about the rides being downtime death traps, Intamin must be doing somthing right because they keep selling.

If any parks know the so-called RISKS of purchasing an Intamin product if would be KD coughvolcanocough, KD is chosing to go down that road again so Imo this must be something special.

Even the park(SFMM) that every enthusiast and their mama said would never work with Intamin again b/c of S:TE is supposedly working with said company. So you Intaminhater(s) can keep talking smack while Intamin keeps selling #1s

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 12:34 PM
Jeff's avatar

In all fairness, they keep selling rides because they're the least expensive.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Music: The Modern Gen-X - Video

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 4:55 PM

Is there really that much Intamin hate amongst enthusiasts? They've got a lot of rides near the top of most polls.


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Saturday, June 6, 2009 5:04 PM
LostKause's avatar

As hard as laughed out loud at Raven-Phile's troll comment, and as annoying as it is to read an anti-Intamin comment from a poster named intaminhater (aganda?), I do agree that Intamin's quality has failed. If you were mature with your opinion, which I feel is very valid, btw, I'm sure that you would be better recieved.

Creating a new account, just to prove a point, seems a little childish. You should have called your self-nemisis AntiIntaminHater...lol

At least KD didn't go with Vecoma or Togo...hahaha.


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Saturday, June 6, 2009 5:42 PM

LostKause said:

At least KD didn't go with Vecoma or Togo...hahaha.

Well, they already have one. Guess they figured they could never top it.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 7:53 PM

I'm probably going to get a lot of flak for this comment, but getting tired of launched coasters in this day and age seems like getting tired of out-and-back woodies, in their prime of the early decades. Analogous to calling Blue Streak and Yankee Cannonball weak-sauce b/c we know more impressive rides can and have been built (I used to think this way for years until I realized the beauty of these white-knuckle rides).

While I hear the comments about launches, I will first admit that I somewhat in agreement that I feel a diminishing ride-quality from Intamin---that's not really even the right word, perhaps less impressed with Intamin steels post-Goliath (Walibi/Holland), save for a handful (i.e. Dragster/Kingda Ka, and to a lesser extent, Storm Runner---haven't gotten a chance to ride Maverick). Yeah, all of these half-pipe coasters, bite-size Xcelerators, the impulse coasters, iSpeeds, and now the ZacSpins (I'll admit, I have not been on one, but I hope it's not as gimmicky as X-Coaster. That epitomized weak-sauce).

But I think a few things can easily be forgotten. The purpose of each new Intamin is not top each predecessor-beast coaster. I think things like the half-pipe at Elitch Gardens (hate that thing!) and ZacSpin at Grona Land have signaled that Intamin is moving in to a new age, not that their leaving high-stakes thrills behind, but that they've packed pretty intense-thrills into small-footprints at a reasonable-price, ones that even the park at Mall of America can consider feasible. I also think the squeezing of thrills like Stealth, Kanonen, Xcelerator and Zamp/Intamin Motocoasters have proven that launches have found their niche and aren't going anywhere.

So yes, I've gotten more and more unimpressed, but that doesn't mean they aren't good ride, but I think gone are the days when parks would give Intamin a plot of land and say "Build us a big bad-boy! Go build some crazy-humongous-beast like we've never seen before (i.e. Millennium Force, Volcano, Superman: the Escape, S:RoS-SFNE,

-- Vert

Last edited by Vertigo, Saturday, June 6, 2009 8:00 PM
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Sunday, June 7, 2009 12:35 AM
DantheCoasterman's avatar

^You don't find ISpeed or the new Mega-lites impressive? :-/


-Daniel

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 10:29 AM
Mamoosh's avatar

but I think gone are the days when parks would give Intamin a plot of land and say "Build us a big bad-boy! Go build some crazy-humongous-beast like we've never seen before (i.e. Millennium Force, Volcano, Superman: the Escape, S:RoS-SFNE,

Umm...that's not exactly how it works.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 11:17 AM
Jeff's avatar

How could you hate on the half-pipe? I could sit on one of those all day.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Music: The Modern Gen-X - Video

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 12:21 PM

^ I'm not going to say it... lol

Ugh...I can't help myself. "That's what she said".

Last edited by John Knotts, Sunday, June 7, 2009 12:22 PM
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Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:44 PM

Vater said:
I guess I'm just a little irked that I live closest to the park with the most coasters that don't have lift hills. :)

No, that pleasure would be bestowed on those that call Knott's a home park.

They probably got the highest ratio of launched coasters to total amount of coasters. They have 3 launched coasters out of a total of 9.

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