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02/01/13 at 04:14am in Updated Front Entrance plus Fountains
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(01/31/13 01:49pm)mwhinva Wrote:  Some people have hyperactive imaginations when it comes to these fountain rumors. I cannot see KD or KI doing something on the level of the Bellagio fountains. First, the Bellagio lagoon has a water surface area of 18-20 times the fountain pool footprint at Kings Island and Kings Dominion. The lagoon is probably 6-8 feet deep or more whereas KI & KD's fountain pools are 1 1/2 to 2 feet deep. The Kings parks could not handle the size of fountain jets and volume of water needed to run a show like at Bellagio.

This.

As a former resident of Vegas and one that has been to this hotel countless times, this idea really made me embarassed for the people who came up with this fantasy scenario!

The depths of Lake Bellagio vary from 4-feet at the boundary to 13-feet in the area where the 1,200+ nozzles are located. The size of the lake itself is about 9 acres big and 1,000-feet long. This much room is needed to properly disperse the water once it descends after shooting straight into the air. On a day with a light breeze you can catch some of the mist from anywhere in the viewing area depending on the direction it's blowing. On an extremely windy day, they won't even run the fountains. The 800 minishooters in that lake can shoot water 100 feet high. A couple of those in KD and KI would make a mess on international street. Their supershooters go 240-feet high and the extreme shooters go to 460-feet. Add a couple of those and they would easily turn the Eiffel Tower, Berserker and maybe even Dominator into water rides!

Here's a video of the Bellagio fountains testing without music. You can easily see how this would not work in the Cedar Fair parks.



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And to put the size of Lake Bellagio into perspective here is a comparison pic with KD's fountains.

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03/07/13 at 12:53am in Updated Front Entrance plus Fountains
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Screamscape Wrote:Park News - (3/5/13) Canada’s Wonderland will bring back Starlight Spectacular in 2013, though the show has been given a sub-title this year, “Starlight Spectacular: Illumination of Water” This has made some wonder if we will see some kind of upgrade to the show this year, possibly involving that rumored new water fountain technology we had previously heard about. The description of the show does mention, “bursts of colour as our fountain dances”. Maybe CW will get new fountains in 2013, and KI and KD will wait until 2014.
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08/22/13 at 07:37am in Updated Front Entrance plus Fountains
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Screamscape Wrote:(8/22/13) According to the latest buzz for Kings Dominion, the park’s primary focus in 2014 may be on opening the rumored new fountain show project, similar to the one at Canada’s Wonderland. A waterpark expansion doesn’t look to be in the cards anymore.
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08/22/13 at 08:00am in Updated Front Entrance plus Fountains
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Oh look Lance you finally decided to take the time and budget out their Q2 plans for next year, gee ain't that nice? I should send that man a cookie.
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11/10/13 at 03:41pm in Updated Front Entrance plus Fountains
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THIS IS NOT A RUMOR ITS GONNA HAPPEN! Gene told me personnaly.
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11/10/13 at 04:16pm in Updated Front Entrance plus Fountains
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Yes it is going to happen and it's apart of the 40th anniversary which can be discussed here.

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