Saturday, January 20, 2001 5:58 AM
As many of you know, Kings Dominion has had its share of removed rides. Most noteworthy, King Kobra, a shuttle loop and Galaxy, a Pinfari coaster.
I have searched around a bit, (including RCDB) and wasn't there a mine train within the mountain? I saw something that looked like old supports. I also heard that there was a Rotor in there at one time..
If anyone could kindly give me any information on these rides, I would appreciate it!
Saturday, January 20, 2001 6:00 AM
I have not the slightest idea,but hey I will look around a bit for you!
Saturday, January 20, 2001 7:44 AM
I think its was some sort of log flume. You can still see the concrete rails in the water. The person to ask is CoAsTeRDaN he can tell you just about everything about PKD and BGW. I'm not sure if you watch the movie Rollercoaster you may see some of the coaters since it was filmed at PKD in the 70's.
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Saturday, January 20, 2001 8:50 AM
I remember going on these as a kid. There were 3 rides incorporated into the mountain. The rotor was cool, it was inside and had some lighting effects. Can't put a finger of the name of it. And the train ride was themed as well, Land of the Doozers or something like that. Man, I hate being old, memory is first to go. LOL
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Saturday, January 20, 2001 9:08 AM
Before Volcano, the Mountain did incorporate three attractions:
1) The mine ride you reffer to was in actuallity a dark ride of some sort, and when I was there in 1994 they had some signage about a dinosaur themed dark ride going in its spot. I guess that never happened :)
2) Haunted River or Forbidden River something like that, it was sorta like Splash Mountain at WDW. The same two across logs, and the first half was a dark ride then you went up a hill, and as you went down the big drop you exited the mountain, again sorta like Splash Mountain.
3) Time Shaft - a celverly themed indoor Rotor.
I deeply regret that they evicted all three residents of the mountain.
Saturday, January 20, 2001 10:32 AM
I saw this on one of the defunct rollercoaster/rides pages (you're right, memory is the first to go) and there were even pictures of it being Smurf Mountain. Now it's Volcano. If I could find it again I think it was for sure a water ride.
Saturday, January 20, 2001 10:33 AM
Why the hell did they get ride of them, why not just build Volcano with no theming, the theming doesn't help much anyway.
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Saturday, January 20, 2001 3:45 PM
Wait, the mountain was there before
Volcano was? I wasn't aware of that. On the other hand, it explains why the water channels weren't removed.
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Sunday, January 21, 2001 12:05 PM
There also used to be an Enterprise near the Rebel Yell entrance. I personally am glad to see Volcano over the Smurfus, the park has enough kiddie stuff as is, but Volcano should have been much longer.
Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes.
Sunday, January 21, 2001 12:15 PM
I agree with the fact that Volcano should be much longer. When the brakes are applied you still have a ton of speed.
Thursday, February 1, 2001 6:08 AM
The King Kobra was a weight drop shuttle that was relocated in the mid 80's
The galaxi was a pinfari that stood in the place of the shockwave, and was removed because some kid got his head taken off
The mountain was originally "The Lost World", but was changed to smurf mountain. that was the dark ride. The Haunted river was the water ride, and the time shaft was the rotor.
the area behind the mountain/anaconda was the lion country safari (monorail to see animals).
you could originally drive through it with your car before they put the monorail in.
The lake was much bigger.
The grizzly wasnt half exposed
...and it wasn't oowned by stupid paramount.