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02/02/16 at 06:38pm in Best Non-Coaster in the Park
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I cant decide between berserker, drop zone. Maybe delirium will come out victorius for me

Rollercoaster?,oh, you must be talking about our festa landscaping project!
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02/02/16 at 09:23pm in Best Non-Coaster in the Park (Latest Edit: 02/02/16 at 09:25pm by Zimmy.)
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(02/01/16 08:34pm)horsesboy Wrote:  I believe it looking at them I can tell that someone with alot of talent made them. And also someone who studied his subject. Their position is one that much more closely depicts the natural horse movement then say BGW's does. I know I might be one of only 5 people who care about it put still its just truly is a work of art in addition to a ride.

I can't remember where I heard this, but I believe the park is slowly restoring each horse, one at a time.

Sometime you should ride it and look up.  The old iron and wood work is beautiful.

Numquam ponenda est pluralitas sine necessitate! - William of Occam
I'm serious now, who here wants my job? - NASA Director James Webb
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02/02/16 at 09:38pm in Best Non-Coaster in the Park (Latest Edit: 02/02/16 at 09:38pm by Matthew.)
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The main difference between Kings Dominion's Carousel and other modernly-restored or modern carousels is that the horses are wood, and typically hand carved. Whereas, say on BGW's carousel the horses are prefabricated fiber glass. The main difference between the two is definitely maintenance. Since the wood ones are painted, they are quite needy in their upkeep. But if you keep up with it constantly, it's usually just occasional patchwork, if that.

I give KD props for having a beautiful carousel, but I definitely think the upkeep on the horses could be improved. In 2014 they did some work on it for the 40th, but last year any more visual work on the carousel that was actually promised like Zimmy said was undetectable. I just hope last year was a short break and we'll see more work done this year, but a lot of the horses were looking rather rough in their paint job.
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02/02/16 at 09:57pm in Best Non-Coaster in the Park
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I would like to see the rest of the horses freshly restored, and yes they are looking quite weathered. But....when I look around, I dont feel a 'neglect' vibe surrounding the carousel. I feel a 'enjoyed by many' type of vibe. This may not make sense to some people, but don't worry about it, I forgive you.

Where? Behind the rabbit?
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02/03/16 at 12:13am in Best Non-Coaster in the Park
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(01/31/16 07:06pm)Zimmy Wrote:  My favorite non-coaster at KD used to be the Apple Turnover.  Sadly it was removed.  

That was my favorite as well. Back in the day, this was the one flat I looked forward to riding. Nowadays I can't handle spinning flat rides, but if they installed another Huss Enterprise, I'd definitely give it a spin for old times' sake.
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02/03/16 at 01:32am in Best Non-Coaster in the Park
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I genuinely think this was one of the worst removals at the park, second only to King Kobra. Having said that, at the time removing KK probably made sense. Those things were everywhere.

Numquam ponenda est pluralitas sine necessitate! - William of Occam
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02/04/16 at 10:33am in Best Non-Coaster in the Park
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I guess my favorite flat would have to be the Drop Tower. Besides Tower of Terror at Disneyland, Drop Tower at KD is my favorite drop tower. 2nd at KD would probably be Windseeker (if that is considered a flat...).

Get to The Point..... CEDAR POINT!!!
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