Thursday, August 30, 2001 3:21 AM
So we're stopping by PKD on the way back from Charlottesville, VA. I will be able to get to the park when it opens Monday morning (Labor Day), and leave around 2 PM or maybe a tad bit after. Since the web site says the park opens at 10:30 that day, I am wondering if that is when the gates open or when the ride opens. What can I get done between that time and 2? Here are the musts for me, in order:
Flight of Fear (havent tried it without the OTSR yet)
Thursday, August 30, 2001 7:38 AM
According to Guest Services, the gates and rides open at 10:30. I would sprint to Hypersonic, then Volcano, and then FoF. Grizzly shouldn't have much of a wait. I hope to be there this weekend as well, but I'm having trouble talking the wife into it.
We went in June on a rainy Saturday, and rode all the coasters (except Hypersonic which was closed all day) in 4 hours. Good Luck.
Thursday, August 30, 2001 9:02 AM
On the way to Hypersonic you should pick up a fast pass for Volcano. They are by the entrance, and they are free. The sooner you get there, the better, because they go quickly.
Thursday, August 30, 2001 11:18 AM
Go on Hurler, it is great and never has a wait
HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
Thursday, August 30, 2001 12:37 PM
Hey, I live in the town next to C'ville! Run to OL 1st. You can get about 5 re-rides, than Volcano, than Hypersonic, than Grizzly (It never has a line) Good luck!
: Bouncing to you in 2002, Only at King's Dominion!
Thursday, August 30, 2001 7:02 PM
Bruce! dude I live close to c-ville too (well an hour away but that cloaser than most DMB fans) were do you live man? we can get some coaster folks together down at BGW next spring.
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Thursday, August 30, 2001 10:53 PM
StarCoasters - they let peeps into the International Street area, and at 10.30, they let people into the rest of the park. Crowds form at the closest points to Hypersonic and Volcano.
Both times I waited for Hypersonic it didn't open until later!
As Bruce said hit Flight of Fear first or early, everyone goes to Hypersonic and Volcano first and you can get loads of rides in before the lines get long. Or if you're right at the front of the crowds before 10.30, get one ride in the front on Volcano then do FOF.
If Hypersonic breaks down, do the Grizzly and listen out for the Hypersonic testing announcement - if you hear it RUN to it, and you "should" only have to wait about 30 mins.
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Friday, August 31, 2001 10:12 AM
People seemed to pile into line for Volcano the day we were there, this was obvios from the attractions closed: Hypersonic signs everywhere that morning. They are very uncreative, lines only for the newest rides. When you get to H:XLC, just wait, they'll tell you it's broken, blah, blah, especially if you've done the other coasters it is worth the rest you'll get, but they made us wait in the sun(I had been drinking beer and wanted shade), so hope it's not too hot. The lines really seemed to tame down after the initial group lined up for Volcano, if you know what I mean, and people cannot figure out how to line up for Hypersonic, anyways, so there's no science to it.
We were there peak season, peak day, too. First Volcano trip took forever, after that, less than 30. FOF, five minutes, Anaconda, about 20 minutes every time for some reason, besides H:XLC and those rides, there are no lines. I wanted fuller cars while riding Grizzly, sometimes, seeing and hearing that many peeps around you in the park, you want to not ride empty trains! IMO, Labor Day would be similar, because the day we were there it was all corporate picnics and GP. All the ride ops, excluding Hypersonic, knew what was up, quick, friendly, and they look at you!