Tuesday, March 30, 2004 6:40 PM
Thursday I;m heading dwon to VA for the first time. Im so excited and can't wait! My plan is as follows
Friday: BG; Saturday: Colonial Williamsburg (have to succumb to my mom's plans) and then Sunday: PKD
BG we are going to have a full day, but PKD is going to have to be shortened b/c then my dad has a 5 hour car ride home. I was wondering what my main prorities at PKD. I know Volcono and Hypersonic (if its open) and I really want to hit Drop Zone b/c it looks like tons of fun. But then what about like FOF and Anaconda? And Hurler and Grizzly and Rebel Yell? What about Avalanhe and Shockwave and Ricochet?
I would love to huit them all, but I know I wont be able to. What I want to know is an order of what rides to hit. Any help would be great! Thanks!
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 6:51 PM
In my most humblest opinion and based on my experience, I present the rides in order of excitement
The rest are in a general pool.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 6:59 PM
Personally, I think that if you arrive at opening and you can get to Hypersonic first (assuming it is open) and then rush over to Volcano, you will have plenty of time to hit all the coasters / thrill rides. The early weekends @ PKD tend to be very lightly attended indeed, so I dont think that you will be too pressed for time.
Oh, Shockwave is a bit of a slow loader, but I dont think you'll be missing out on too much if you skip it :)
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 7:02 PM
My favorite ride at the park is actually Hypersonic if the line isn't too long. If you hit it early out of the gate, you shouldn't have to wait much and drop zone is right next door. After a lap or two on Hypersonic, you should be able to get a trip on Drop Zone w/o waiting.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:25 PM
I was just there this pass weekend. If you wanted to get everything done in a short time this is what I would do. First I will say the weekends at PKD are not bad when they first open.
Go right to Volcano as soon as the park opens, you will have a better chance of this ride being open then Hypersonic and the line gets long for this.
Next go to FOF, the reason I say this is because last weekend they were only running one car and it made the line a little long.
Then I will say it's really up to you if Hypersonic is open go to that, but the rest of the coasters and drop zone will not really have long lines. Last Sunday I walked right on drop zone.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:33 PM
I was very pleasently suprised by Anaconda. Looking at the ride from the queue will probably make you say "that does not look comfortable" but I swear- it really is. Just ride in the front half.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:45 PM
How is DZ's capacity overall? I only got on it last year's opening day and it seemed to have amazing capacity (56 people per cycle), but there wasn't a huge crowd of people waiting, and 1 stupid person can hold up the whole ring. Does it really haul?
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:51 PM
From what I saw last year, yes. The way it loads, unloads, and dispatches is very efficient. IIRC the holding pen technique uesed on PKI's Delirium is implemented here, also, with the ring being devided into quadrants.