To start off this article, here’s some news I wasn’t able to cover this week due to being sick:
-Disneyland stopped the California Screamin roller coaster when a rider pulled out a Selfie Stick
-Disney is considering investing $1 Billion into Disneyland in order to prevent tax levies on the park for another thirty years
-Walt Disney World is officially banning selfie sticks from all four parks on June 30th
-On July 1st, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris will officially ban selfie sticks
Wow, I guess it was mostly Selfie Stick news, and now for the Kings Dominion part!
Last Tuesday, we woke up early, packed, got in the car, and started our four hour drive to Kennywood. Yes, I said Kennywood and not Kings Dominion. We listened to the radio and realized that it was going to pour across the east coast. After checking the weather on my phone, we realized that Kennywood would get the nasty weather much earlier than the east coast. So instead, we decided to go to our home park, Kings Dominion (Kings Dominion was going to have clear weather all day)!
Here we are, Kings Dominion!
Dominator began testing over thirty minutes before the park opened.
We entered the park thirty minutes early for Season Passholder rides.
We passed by the photogenic Dominator on our way into the park.
So many twists and turns!
We were the first guests in the back parts of the park!
Dominator is a fantastic view when entering the park.
The park was empty!
We made our way back towards Avalanche and Volcano, which were the two Season Passholder early admission rides for the day. Unfortunately, Volcano was closed at the time, but we did get four rides on Avalanche, the Mack Rides bobsled coaster, which I forgot to take pictures of!
Now, here’s a ton of pictures of Intimidator 305, which is by far one of the best roller coasters on earth!
Here’s a shot of the Elevator Lift Cable!
The curves of the Intimidator are fantastic photo-ops!
Also, they’re not too bad to ride on!
The second train was sitting in storage, which gave you a fantastic view as you exited the ride. Although they were only running one train, there was almost no line on Intimidator 305.
Up the fastest lift hill!
A couple of people are having some hairtime in the back!
I-305 is over so fast!
Here’s the other Intamin scream machine at Kings Dominion!
Next, we rode Flight of Fear.
Then, we ventured past Planet Snoopy towards Windseeker. On the sign for Planet Snoopy, the construction theming is part of the old Kidzone from the Paramount era of the park.
The park was empty. There was almost nobody on the midway.
We passed the Bad Apple, which was formerly the Triple Spin.
I almost forgot that Kings Dominion even had a carousel.
We finally arrived at Windseeker. I rode it in search of possible 2016 construction.
Behind Windseeker, I spotted these yellow steel beams. I was not sure what they were, but Coaster Insanity (which is a fantastic theme park website) let me know they are evacuation platforms for Windseeker.
Afterwards, we were intending to ride Xtreme Skyflyer, but it wasn’t going to open until 12:00 (thirty minutes later), so we decided to skip it.
Next, we visited Kings Dominion’s waterpark, which is now known as Soak City!
Here’s Kings Dominion’s newest addition, Hurricane Heights!
I rode most of the slides and they were all fantastic! Hurricane Heights is a fantastic addition to Kings Dominion!
Later, I decided to ride Windseeker again!
Here’s another nerd shot! It shows you a bit on how this ride works!
Next, we decided to get some lunch. On the way to the Border Cafe, which is a Mexican restaurant in the front of the park, I passed by the Log Flume. Here’s a quick shot I took of it!
There they go, right down the drop!
Look, it’s the last ride we would go on, the Eiffel Tower!
The Eiffel Tower gives a fantastic view of the park! I looked for construction, but there was no visible work.
I had to get some shots of Intimidator while I was up there!
If Kings Dominion were to build a roller coaster in 2016, I could see Kings Dominion building it in the clearing behind I-305.
I love this view of Kings Dominion.
Dominator also looked fantastic from the sky!
Hurricane Heights had a long line by the time we were on the Eiffel Tower.
Americana stuck out above the other rides.
The Flying Eagles have been at Kings Dominion since opening day.
Hurler was as nice looking as always!
The Eiffel Tower also provides a fantastic view of Grizzly.
Volcano began running later in the day!
Anaconda is picturesque, but not one of my favorite rides.
And they go into the double Corkscrew!
Here’s a shot looking back at Kings Dominion’s famous fountains! If you look at the back right section of the parking lot, you can see a different gray color than the rest of the lot. This is a large section of gravel sitting without anything on it. Now, nothing at all is confirmed, but I could see Kings Dominion using this thin, but long stretch of land to build a hypercoaster. (As much as I want to do this, it is not at all guaranteed).
Backlot Stunt Coaster is very well themed, especially for a Cedar Fair park.
Windseeker was soaring high in the sky!
It didn’t look like Flying Ace was open.
Behind Rebel Yell is a large patch of trees. This area would be able to fit some rides if Kings Dominion wanted to build them there.
The Blue Ridge Tollway takes a large amount of space too. If the park took that down, they could easily build some thrill rides, or they could use the area behind Shockwave too and build a roller coaster. Again, nothing is confirmed, and very little is rumored for the next few years at Kings Dominion, so this is just thinking about the possibilities of the future.
Next, I took a short break by the fountains. The tables there are a fantastic and shady spot!
The flowers there looked nice too!
Kings Dominion is also selling pins now!
Here’s one last shot to end the trip!
We had our fourth fantastic visit to Kings Dominion this year! The new slides were great, and I couldn’t help but wonder what Kings Dominion will get in 2016! Thank you for visiting Theme Parks and Travels! Be sure to follow us here on WordPress and share with the buttons below! Also, you can find us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr!