Monday, February 12, 2007 6:39 PM
I haven't posted in a long, long time.
Anyway, I was wondering, because I haven't been to PKD in a few years, was there ever a large set of body slides (they had slides at 35 and 70 feet) at the park? I'm almost positive I went on them, and they were a lot of fun, but I can't find them on the website or anywhere.
If anyone knows what I am talking about, please respond.
There were about 4 tall body slides, very steep drop.
I don't know if they had a name or have been removed since Italian Job.
BATWING FAN SFA
Monday, February 12, 2007 7:15 PM
There were two large freefall slides in the older part of the waterpark which were removed for IJ:TC's construction.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:34 PM
^I only rode the tallest slide once, and I remember it being quite powerful. I was looking through my pictures from 1994, and from the queue of Diamond Falls it looks there were originally four slides in the complex and they were all white.
By the way Austin, you can take off the "P" of PKD. The park is now referenced by its space saving old name KD.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:47 PM
If you want to keep adding letters, lets call it CFKD: Cedar Fair King's Dominion.
Somebody slap me.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:52 PM
Only thing with that is that while Cedar Fair seems to be branding out the logos, they have yet to brand out the name, thank god.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:56 PM
Knowing CF, they try to make sure each park still has its own character, with it's own rides & attactions. Unlike SF who uses a single name on 5 or 6 coasters.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:59 PM
^ Hey Hopman, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE slow down, you've made 53 posts in less than 2 days. Go outside, shovel some of that snow, burn off some energy, and perhaps turn off the computer for an hour.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:09 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:29 PM
Hopman, sorry I almost choked when I read your comment about Cedar Fair and a park still retaining its own character. Have you ever looked at pictures of Dorney Park years before Cedar Fair came in and what the park looks like now? Heck, even in the early years of Cedar Fair the park didn't look like it does now.
Face it, Dorney Park now looks like a mini-Cedar Point. The park has NO character left in comparison and I'm old enough (36) to have been at the park when I was a kid, so I know. They took a traditional-type themepark and sanatized it Cedar Fair style.
"It's own rides and attractions," "Unlike SF who uses a single name on 5 or 6 coasters." Please, before hopping on the Six Flags haters bandwagon, consider:
Is Thunderhawk a A) Huss Top Spin, B) Classic woodie or C) an SLC? How about D) all of the above. There are two Intamin Impulses with the name Steel Venom (VF and GL). The name White Water Landing has been used twice (DP and CF). Revolution has been used twice (KBF and DP). How about the name Dominator? It's been used countless times as well. I'm sure I could come up with other examples.
At least if someone goes to a Six Flags park and comes back and said they rode Batman, there's a pretty darn good chance that they'll have ridden the inverted Batman the Ride, where the two exceptions would be Batman & Robin the Chiller at Great Adventure (which most people probably refer to as Chiller anyway) and Batman Dark Knight at SFNE.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:57 PM
^ The sad thing is I think a lot of people would rather have Dorney as a mini Cedar Point as you called it (I have never been to Cedar Point but I agree based on pictures I have seen of Cedar Point) then the way it used to be. I wish they would have kept most of the old rides and buildings but still added some new stuff. Almost all rides before Cedar Fair purchased the park seem to be gone and it must be a mistake the Whip is still there. I would have thought it would be long gone by now.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 8:39 PM
Mini-CP or not, I still had a good time when I visited -- though I could see how one might say it sold its soul with regards to its past.