Kings Dominion Update – September 2015 – Shockwave and Haunt Construction!

Last Wednesday, we went down to Kings Dominion for a little fun before my birthday. As always, I brought my camera to get some shots of any construction and changes to the park. I am happy to share that we had construction and changes in preparation for upcoming events! So, sit back, relax, and read our Kings Dominion update!

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As usual on a Wednesday, Kings Dominion was nearly empty. The crowds were dying down as some Virginia schools began session (most don’t start until after Labor Day due to a law created to help bring Kings Dominion to the state).
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Out by the entrance, Kings Dominion built signs displaying the 2016 attraction, Delirium. Sorry for the tilted picture, people in my group love to block my shots.
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International Street was decorated and looking good for the UCI Championship bike race, which will begin within the park.
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To me, the park was looking particularly nice. It felt like there were more flowers than usual.
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Here’s some proof that they like to block my pictures. Lol
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Later, we went over to Flight of Fear. It was interesting to see that they had the lights on in the queue.
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Here’s why they had the lights on in the queue, Haunt preparation. I’m not really a Horror fan and I haven’t been to the event, so I’m not sure what this Haunt will be, but it’s still exciting to see a Haunt within the Flight of Fear building.

UPDATE – The Construction in the Flight of Fear queue is for Kings Dominion’s new Lockdown maze!

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Another haunt has taken over the bumper cars. This is a yearly house, but I’ve never seen it with these decorations out front.
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Now, let’s move over to Shockwave. The exit for Shockwave is now blocked with a chain fence and the queue is covered with this Delirium sign.
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On the ride, the trains were still on the track. They are covered for preservation.
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Demolition has not begun on Shockwave. There was absolutely no activity.
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From what I’ve heard, the demolition of Shockwave will begin this week. This path will be widened and a new Mondial Revolution will stand in place of Shockwave.
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The permit is currently in the Hanover County database and I can’t wait for construction to start!

Besides the closing of Shockwave’s area, some landscaping, and a little bit of Haunt construction, nothing much has been going on recently at Kings Dominion. On another note, we rode the wooden coasters for the first time in a while. Hurler was awful, Rebel Yell was great, and Grizzly was okay. Hurler definitely needs some rehab. I believe the Carowinds Hurler received it recently and it was running very well. Also, we decided to go ride the Go-Karts for the first time in years. They are an okay ride, but it’s really hard to pass some slow people on the curvy course (cough cough TP&T Kate).

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