New Kings Dominion Roller Coaster?

Monday, January 26, 2004 12:03 AM
im with Tina...id love a new woodie, but it aint happenin. my beloved home park just doesnt believe in new woodies, only multimillion dollar launch coasters that break down a lot ( i feel you CP fans), lol.....nah, i suspect though, that next year, 2005, being the parks 30th anniversary, that something big will be added......me personally, either a new woodie or a huge hyper would suit me fine :)
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Monday, January 26, 2004 2:26 PM
I don't know if a hyper would fit in well with the image of the park to well,although I wouldn't mind seeing one myself.

If they ever do add a hyper where in the heck would they put it? my guess would be in the congo section of the park with a nice out & back layout stretching towards the front end of the park & into the far side of the parking lot just to the left of the main gate/entrance area...other than that I just don't see where a hyper could fit anywhere else because they take up vast amounts of room.

If a hyper isn't in the plans for the near future then a compact to medium sized floorless would be a great addition to the park & would be more logical because other than Medusa at SFGRADV we've got no other floorless rides in the general area & besides we all know that PKD is really into buildiing innovative new style rides when it comes to coasters...if the next coaster is one with inversions than please let it have at least no less than 5 this time around.

I was thinking the next one might be a dive machine...in Paramount's latest thrill ride survey they have a concepted for such a ride themed around Addam's family...the other concept for a new ride as you've probably heard would be based on The Italian job.

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Monday, January 26, 2004 2:40 PM
I dunno....might just be me....but if I were to design a coaster around The Italian Job, it would likely be....a spaghetti bowl....;)

Thanks, I'll be here all week....sorry about that part. ;)

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Monday, January 26, 2004 2:50 PM

Son of Beast Rocks said:

Uhhhhhhh..... have you ever rode beast or SoB?


Yes, I've been to PGA, PKI and PKD and Grizzly PKD and Hurler PKD my favorites. I was totally underwhelmed by SoB, I won't even go into how many faults it had. Beast is boring. Maybe some day back when it was built it was awesome, now the only part of it that's worth riding is the helix and the rest of the ride takes too long to get there. And yes, I've ridden it at night, after rain, in almost every condition.

Hurler is gorgeously paced, starts fast and doesn't really have anything to kill that speed, just flys through the layout, and Grizzly, the only time I rode it was at night, so it was incredible. Call me the "Danny" of Paramount wooden coasters ;)

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Tuesday, January 27, 2004 3:10 AM
Anyone who has ever ridden ANY coaster at PKD could probably figure out all the land surrounding the park.

Look at Congo, there are 4 coasters in that area. Volcano, Avalanche, FoF, and Anaconda. If PKD does decide to get a hyper in the near future (2005?) then they should probably think about placing it in Old Virginia near the Grizzly, or maybe having it go over International Street?

Since BGW has a hyper (Apollo's Chariot) I would assume that PKD may get a flying? Thats what they need => *** Edited 1/27/2004 8:12:02 AM UTC by Anaconda***

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Tuesday, January 27, 2004 11:05 AM
I still think they should & probably would get a floorless next instead of a flyer.

We gotta be careful here,from the way this thread is going it's starting to sound a bit like a rumor to me(of course it's not)& if it does take that direction it may end up getting closed.

Then again we're only making an educated guess here as to when & where the next coaster will be added to the park so I guess it's still legit for now.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2004 11:56 AM
A flyer would make no sense froma marketing standpoint, given the park's proximity to SFA, although I can't see Paramount going with a floorless, either. IMO, a family coaster still makes the most sense.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2004 1:29 PM
I agree Rob, and that Runaway Reptar is looking more and more like a likely candidate.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2004 1:33 PM

Impulse-ive said:

Son of Beast Rocks said:

Uhhhhhhh..... have you ever rode beast or SoB?


Hurler is gorgeously paced, starts fast and doesn't really have anything to kill that speed, just flys through the layout, and Grizzly, the only time I rode it was at night, so it was incredible. Call me the "Danny" of Paramount wooden coasters


Scary...I have never been to Carowinds, but I also thought PKD's wooden coasters were paramount in the chain. Now that you have said it without getting tarred and feathered, I can go ahead and admit that I too am a big fan of PKD's woodies.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2004 1:45 PM
I know the Reptar is a more *affordable* family addition, but I'd never count out a FSS....those things are the (water) bomb...;)

Of course, from my experience, Hershey's was WAY funner than the one at PCar...(no water that day, LOL)....but Hershey's also seemed to be MUCH more interactive based on the layout and the location of the sprayers....

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Tuesday, January 27, 2004 1:59 PM
Either one looks like it could be a possibility, although I wouldn't count out a new ride from Vekoma, either. Those motorbike coasters can be launched, right? ;)
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Tuesday, January 27, 2004 5:10 PM
Im sorry Antuan but I have too:

Scary...I have never been to Carowinds, but I also thought PKD's wooden coasters were paramount in the chain.

PKD's wood: Paramount of the Paramount Park Chain ;););)

Haveing only been to two paramounts I can allready say that I prefer PKI's slection to PKD's but PKD's is not a bad one, there are far worse parks out there.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2004 5:21 PM
Why add another family coaster when they just added Ricochet two years ago?

The last "thrill" coaster added was HS:XLC & that was 3 years ago..that along with the "family oriented" dark ride that's coming this year means that next year it's time for another thrill ride/coaster to be added to the line up wouldn't you agree?

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Wednesday, January 28, 2004 10:22 AM

Impulse-ive said:
PKD's wooden seleection is a-ok by me. Maybe its cause I rode Grizzly at night, but I thought Hurler and Grizzly were two of the best wooden coasters I've ever ridden. Sure beat the pants off any other Paramount wooden coaster that I know of, and a lot of Six Flags ones too (although my selection of wooden Six Flags coasters is a little short - I've yet to hit their "all stars")

Roar at SFA is twice as good as any woodie PKD has and how about the Georgia Cyclone at SFOG? IMO it's better than anything at PKD. Now PKI is another story. Have you ever heard of the BEAST? One of the best woodies of all time!

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Friday, January 30, 2004 6:30 PM
i dont know bout no new coaster for da PKD...but it sure would be dandy....eh? youngin? i think a nice big steel one that goes super fast and has G's up to 20 would rock my socks! eh?
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Friday, January 30, 2004 6:34 PM

Touchdown said:
There are other parks in VA that could use a woodie before PKD (*cough*Busch Gardens*cough*) at least PKD has the Grizz.

personally i think you need to shut it sonny! don't be so rude to the rookie he aint know nothin bout the rollercoaster business and he sure don't need you to put him down.

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