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    A Detailed History of Kings Dominion's General Managers

    I've always had an immense interest in business leaders, particularly in the leaders of theme parks. Kings Dominion is my home park, so over the years I've done a lot of research into its eight general managers whose leadership has shaped the park's history. I had some time to kill today, and I...
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    What's your BGW coaster ranking?

    Since 90% of the posts on the forum seem to be about politics lately, I thought it would be fun to see how everyone ranks BGW's coasters. I'll go first, in order from favorite to least favorite: 1. Apollo's Chariot 2. Griffon 3. Alpengeist 4. Loch Ness Monster 5. Verbolten 6. Tempesto 7. InvadR...
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    Kings Dominion is Officially Smoke-Free

    I thought this deserved its own thread since this appears to be a permanent change, not just a temporary modification for the pandemic. According to the park's latest blog post, Kings Dominion is now officially a smoke-free park: Now that the change is official, that brings KD in line with the...
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    Splash Mountain to be Rethemed to Princess and the Frog

    Big news out of Disney: I’m not going to comment on the political side of this change, but I will say that I’ll miss Splash Mountain for what it is. It was one of my all-time favorite rides, with its storytelling, world-building, cheerful music, and carefree charm that always put a smile on my...
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    Spanish Names, Pronounciations, and Translations

    Found in the First Aid building in the Wild Reserve: This authentic piece of theming includes a classical Spanish poem which reads, "Los empleados deben lavarse las manos antes de volver al trabajo." Translating this secret message to English, we find that it means, "Employees must wash hands...
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    Plans for B&M Invert Rediscovered recently uncovered long-lost plans for a B&M inverted coaster that would have been built by Paramount. According to the article, the coaster made it to the final design stages before being scrapped at the last minute, and the park instead went with a different invert - Volcano...
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    Victoria's Pizza Stained Glass Window Replacement

    I noticed yesterday they replaced the old stained glass at the Victoria's entrance with brand new stained glass panels featuring the Peanuts characters. It was after dark when I saw it so I wasn't able to get a good pic. Maybe someone else did?
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    Existing The Coconuts (2020 - Current)

    Any idea where this will be located in SC? I’d assume somewhere near Coconut Shores.
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    Existing Infinity Corps (2020 - Current)

    Hmm... could this finally be the year the park gives up on mediocre song-and-dance pop music revues on the Bandstand? One can hope...
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    BGW Contractor Hospitalized After Fall
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    2020 Cancelled The Grand Carnivale

    Tony Johnson confirmed during the ACE Q&A event that Grand Carnivale will be back next year.
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    Denis Callinan Named New Executive Chef

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    I’m 😤 done 😪

    ⏪Last⏪ 🌝night🌙 I went to a 🎠park🎢in Williamsburg, 🇺🇸VA🇺🇸 and had my ❤️heart 💔broken 😭. I've always had a 💪strong💪 emotional 🥰connection🧲 to the 🎢park🎠, but 👉tonight🌛was the 👆first 1️⃣ 🌝night 🌚that 🧲connection🧲 has 👉lead👉 me to 😰 tears 😭. I've seen 👀 the 🎢park🎠 go through 👎bad👿 times ⏰ and I've...
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    2019 Entertainment Lineup

    A handful of new shows have been revealed by the 2019 park map which was released today: Gravity: A Cirque Experience debuts in the Kings Dominion Theater. This show premiered at Kings Island in 2018. Country Crossroads and Twisted Groove, two different shows both premiering on the "new" Candy...
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    Defunct Starlight Spectacular (2011 to 2017)

    I don’t doubt you, but do you have a source that it’s returning? Assuming it is, this is great news. Starlight Spectacular adds so much life to the park, and it felt like the park was really missing something in 2018.
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    Major International Street Renovation

    Kings Island's International Street is getting a huge renovation for the 2019 season. The park is promising a new entryway, updgrades to the building facades, an upgraded fountain with LED lights and programming for nighttime shows, new pavers and landscaping, and even "the ability to get closer...
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    Tornado Removal

    Tornado has been removed from the park’s website. RIP.
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    Existing Jurassic World: The Ride

    Universal Studios Hollywood tweeted today that Jurassic Park: The Ride will close this fall to be re-imagined as a Jurassic World-themed ride opening in 2019. The new ride's description, as seen here, makes me wonder if it will just be the same flume ride with a more modern theme: Also, as...
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    News Project 2019: Sesame Street Land

    Source - Orlando Weekly
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    2018 Taste of Virginia

    Taste of Virginia returns for its second season this Friday! The park has released some additional information about this year's expanded event. Their website doesn't allow me to copy the text, so I'll direct you to the link here. The biggest news here is the addition of a "Wine Garden" in the...
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