ParkFans Logo

Old Virginia

02/07/14 at 09:54pm in Old Virginia
Post: #1
*
Wiki Page Coming Soon...

Coaster Count: 115

Contact: Private Message

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." ~ Walt Disney
Offline
Quote
06/09/14 at 06:21pm in Old Virginia
Post: #2
*
Here's one of the songs they play in Old Virginia. It's so great hearing the themed music return to the area.

YouTube Link

Find Busch Dominion:
BuschDominion.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube
Offline
Quote
06/21/14 at 12:59pm in Old Virginia (Latest Edit: 06/21/14 at 01:00pm by Lord Robert.)
Post: #3
*
Old Virginia is one of the best landscaped areas in the park, Candy Apple Grove and Safari Village are getting there. Now if the park can get the theatre renamed to The Mason Dixon Music Hall, then the 40th would be perfect. Tongue

"There is no living without honor." -Mademoiselle D'Artagnan
Offline
Quote
08/29/14 at 11:07am in Old Virginia
Post: #4
*
Some Luke-inspired pictures of Old Virginia.




Find Busch Dominion:
BuschDominion.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube
Thanks given by:  Matthew, Jonquil, The Kid, MAZ
Offline
Quote
08/29/14 at 01:17pm in Old Virginia
Post: #5
*
^Your first picture was photo-bombed by a dinosaur! Tongue

59,75,75
Thanks given by:  SWStevo
Offline
Quote
12/18/14 at 09:12pm in Old Virginia
Post: #6
*
Here's to hoping that the Kings Dominion Theater returns to it's original Mason-Dixon Music Hall name for 2015.

"There is no living without honor." -Mademoiselle D'Artagnan
Offline
Quote
03/26/15 at 08:49pm in Old Virginia
Post: #7
*
The Liberty Bell has been repainted! Grinning


So glad to see Old Virginia getting some love this season.

Find Busch Dominion:
BuschDominion.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube
Thanks given by:  Peyton, Zachary
Offline
Quote
03/26/15 at 09:22pm in Old Virginia
Post: #8
*
Shouldn't it look old and broken? (Not trying to be a smartass. Just 'thematic'.)

Where? Behind the rabbit?
Thanks given by:  Connor
Offline
Quote
03/26/15 at 09:24pm in Old Virginia
Post: #9
*
I'm not sure how much the theming matters in this case, since the Liberty Bell is in Philadephia, not Virginia.

"Wit has some truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words." -- Dorothy Parker
Thanks given by:  MAZ, Zimmy
Offline
Quote
03/26/15 at 09:57pm in Old Virginia (Latest Edit: 03/26/15 at 10:40pm by MAZ.)
Post: #10
*
I guess you're right. Without proper location or appearance, there isn't much left for thematic appeal. Looks fresh and pretty at least Smiling

Where? Behind the rabbit?
Offline
Quote
03/27/15 at 10:30am in Old Virginia
Post: #11
*
I have been asking about that thing for years.

Numquam ponenda est pluralitas sine necessitate! - William of Occam
I'm serious now, who here wants my job? - NASA Director James Webb
Thanks given by:  Nicole
Offline
Quote
04/12/16 at 03:26am in Old Virginia
Post: #12
*
I just love old Virginia.
Offline
Quote
05/06/16 at 04:30pm in Old Virginia
Post: #13
*
After 25 years, walking through Old Virginia brought back so many memories. It's not too far off of the original appearance and you can tell they aren't really removing any trees from that side of the park. The bend at the log flume is almost exactly as I remember it, sans the air rifle game center. Used to love that one with the ducks and such. The Blue Ridge Tollway is exactly as I remember it (let the wife drive me around for a change.) Obviously The Crusoe building is new and they're removed the old time wood stage they had for the mini concerts they used to do. And there's those dinosaurs in random spots. But all in all it seems to be 75-80% intact. The Grizzly entrance through the shop really confused us, and I really can't understand the go karts they have there now. You pay for a park and then pay more to ride in circles? Throw your kid on i305 if he wants a ride. Guess it's just me. We rarely spent extra money in the park growing up.

2015: Apollo's Chariot - Griffon - Alpengeist - Verbolten - Loch Ness Monster - Tempesto - The Hulk - Rip Ride Rockit - The Mummy - Escape from Gringotts
2016: Intimidator 305 Dominator Volcano Grizzly Rebel Yell Anaconda Ricochet
Thanks given by:  Mushroom, Jesy, MAZ
Offline
Quote
06/17/17 at 10:51am in Old Virginia (Latest Edit: 06/17/17 at 12:54pm by Mushroom.)
Post: #14
*
Yesterday had one of the longest and heaviest rains I've ever experienced at any park. It was the kind of rain that would soak you to the bone after leaving shelter for just a few seconds. By the time my group finally gave up on waiting inside the Kings Dominion Theater, we decided to get drenched and head to Country Kitchen. That's when I saw one of the craziest things I've ever seen at Kings Dominion.

After passing through the arbor, we were stopped dead in our tracks by a massive river of water that was gushing from the Country Kitchen patio down to the patio. There were easily more than six inches of water racing down the path. I had to take off my shoes just to get to Country Kitchen to find out what was happening.

That's when I realized the koi pond next to Country Kitchen was quickly overflowing, and it had flooded the entire dining patio. The water level had risen so high that the pond water was now five or six inches above the patio, absolutely engulfing the entire area into the quickly rising pond. The water would then rush past the side entrance to the Country Kitchen and the arbor as a river and eventually dispersed as it passed the Carousel.

It was the most surreal thing I've ever experienced at Kings Dominion. The entire patio truly was underwater. Hilariously, the Country Kitchen staff was trying in vain to dam the door to the restaurant's employee entrance, which was starting to fill with water. The cashier at Country Kitchen told me she even saw a fish floating down towards the Carousel! (I hope somebody rescued him!)

It really was insane. And I happened to get it all on camera! Check this craziness out- don't forget to click right to view all the photos, plus a video at the end.


The International Street fountain had also overflowed into the surrounding flowerbeds, but unfortunately, it did not cause a literal flood onto the pathway.

Find Busch Dominion:
BuschDominion.com | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube
Thanks given by:  jeffh, MAZ, phurst, Unagi, Nicole, SMcS, Jesy, Zachary
Offline
Quote
06/17/17 at 12:44pm in Old Virginia (Latest Edit: 06/17/17 at 12:45pm by Luke.)
Post: #15
*
(06/17/17 10:51am)Joe Wrote:  Yesterday had one of the longest and heaviest rains I've ever experienced at any park. It was the kind of rain that would soak you to the bone after leaving shelter for just a few seconds. By the time my group finally gave up on waiting inside the Kings Dominion Theater, we decided to get drenched and head to Country Kitchen. That's when I saw one of the craziest things I've ever seen at Kings Dominion.

After passing through the arbor, we were stopped dead in our tracks by a massive river of water that was gushing from the Country Kitchen patio down to the patio. There were easily more than six inches of water racing down the path. I had to take off my shoes just to get to Country Kitchen to find out what was happening.

That's when I realized the koi pond next to Country Kitchen was quickly overflowing, and it had flooded the entire dining patio. The water level had risen so high that the pond water was now five or six inches above the patio, absolutely engulfing the entire area into the quickly rising pond. The water would then rush past the side entrance to the Country Kitchen and the arbor as a river and eventually dispersed as it passed the Carousel.

It was the most surreal thing I've ever experienced at Kings Dominion. The entire patio truly was underwater. Hilariously, the Country Kitchen staff was trying in vain to dam the door to the restaurant's employee entrance, which was starting to fill with water. The cashier at Country Kitchen told me she even saw a fish floating down towards the Carousel! (I hope somebody rescued him!)

It really was insane. And I happened to get it all on camera! Check this craziness out- don't forget to click right to view all the photos, plus a video at the end.


The International Street fountain had also overflowed into the surrounding flowerbeds, unfortunately, it did not cause a literal flood onto the pathway.

I hope they rescued the fish.
Any pics of the overflowing international street fountains?
Thanks given by:  Mushroom, Unagi, Kyle
Offline
Quote

User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | ParkFans Network | Return to Top | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication | |
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2017 MyBB Group.