Screamscape: PKD FOF Not Reopening?

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:58 AM
http://www.screamscape.com/html/paramount_s_kings_dominion.htm

I've seen this spread several places today already... Surely they wouldn't be removing a ride that is very popular, and only nine (Almost Ten) years old?

I figure at most it's a retheming. But wouldn't that be an offseason project?

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:01 PM
I think it's a retheming thing that will be done next off season. The park recently updated their website and FoF is still listed as a coaster. I think this is the boomerang of the park survey done a season or two ago where they were talking about turning it into a VH1 or MTV themed soundstage. Ala Rock 'N Roller at Disney MGM.

I rode FoF last summer and thought it was running exceptionally well. I can't see this coaster leaving before Shockwave.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:08 PM
YAY I hope its an Addams Family Re-theme it could be done VERY easily!
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:36 PM
I hope it doesn't get those horrible OTSR's back!
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 2:48 PM
^I agree, John! :-O

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 5:21 PM
Wow.

Flight of Fear has just been removed from the rides listing on KingsDominion.com

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 5:34 PM
That is odd. It is still listed on pki.com however so it is not like it is being "removed" from both parks... or will it be? I would have figured that it would have been done to both rides at the same time. Very interesting indeed.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 5:34 PM
Sorry guys, but I'm personally hoping it's moving out West!!!
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 6:55 PM
Back on Dec. 8th you will find a short-lived thread that I started about the relocation of both FOFs. As expected, no one believed me and Jeff locked the thread. But facts are facts.

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=43720


Looks like I may have the last laugh after all!
:)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:14 PM
If Paramount removes this coaster, it will rank right up there with the stupidest idea ever conceived and willn't be to far behind, if not tie, the SF No Reentry Policy
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:51 PM
Remember, this is the same company that jerked the Flying Scooter out of Kings Island last year and replaced it with GRASS.

Stupid decisions are not beyond their capacity, not by a long shot.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 8:29 PM
Coasterguts, I agree with you completely. This is one of the best coasters in the park, and they would be making a HUGE mistake removing it. It's not like the coaster is 30 yrs old and falling apart, so I have to wonder what they are thinking.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 9:33 PM
This is so stupid if they remove this ride, it's probably the park's best and with the lapbars, everyone I have ridden with seemed to love it. What is that other POS still doing there (ehum Togo)?
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:22 PM
Avalanche has been removed from the PKD site too!

WTF is this?!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:51 PM
I really hope they don't get rid of Avalanche. It's the only one of its kind in the US so it would be a huge loss, at least if FOF left, there is Joker's Jinx at SFA (I know the experience is different indoors but it's close)
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:57 PM
With Great America as my "home park," I rub my hands greedily with anticipation. :)
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:01 PM
^ Exactly. That Mack sled is an awesome ride, and if I wasn't such an absolute sucker for that one-trick pony H:XLC, it'd be my favorite steelie in the park.

I really hope something's gone wrong with their website or something, the steel *is* the reason to go to PKD... ;)

Since their wood just doesn't cut it, LOL... :)

edited in order to prevent any misunderstandings: The wood at PKD just needs better *maintenance* IMO, it's not bad by design, LOL...as always, YMMV...

edited again after 'Tuan's post...only way I'd be HAPPY about going back to PGA... ;)
*** Edited 1/25/2006 4:04:55 AM UTC by rollergator***

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:04 PM
Whoa Whoa no, won't belive it till I see it. Flight of Fear has the some of the longest lines in the park. It usually always has a full Q, AND is flooding out.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:11 PM
That's because the capacity is so low. ;)
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:57 PM

RideMan said:
Remember, this is the same company that jerked the Flying Scooter out of Kings Island last year and replaced it with GRASS.
You mean shipping containers. :(

*** Edited 1/25/2006 4:57:16 AM UTC by Neuski***

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