Kings Island said:When it comes to Coasters Matt O Said CF is looking to fill gaps in each parks coaster line up.
What gaps does Kings Dominion have?
RMC convert of grizzly or Hurler?
Wing Rider or 4D?
Mega Lite Intamin, Mack or Chance?
Multi Launcher Maverick/Cheetah Chase?
b.mac said:Does KD even have the proper land in order to make an interesting terrain coaster? I'm sure they'd have to do a ton of terraforming in order to something with their land?
theexpozay said:If I were the Czar of KD
1. Remove the horrible water park. Consider rebuilding it somewhere in the back 40 as a separate park.
2. Bring back as much of the lake as possible.
No. Just no.3. Install a new Woodie, just cause.
Yes. Just yes.4. Invest in wildlife preservation and bring back the tram.
Welcome to the club!5. Skyride, Skyride, Skyride
It's funny that you mention this. Until recently, the Greezed Lightnin' Shwarzkopf shuttle loop coaster at the former Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom was listed for sale at Rides4U.com for less than $300,000 which is insanely cheap for such a coaster, even at its age. It is no longer listed, so I imagine it has been sold (although it is not listed on RCDB), but it's incredibly surprising that such a large coaster can be sold for less than half a million dollars. Do note that Greezed Lightnin' used a flywheel launch instead of a drop weight launch like King Kobra.6. King Kobra for nostalgia. (there has to be one in storage somewhere)
I see you share your sister's hatred for Shockwave. As painful as it is, it is a very popular attraction which not only boosts the park's coaster variety, but is one of the park's most reliable coasters (I have never seen it go down, which is a rarity at KD) with huge amounts of spare parts still available from its sister coasters. To take it down would be somewhat wasteful, especially considering its relatively small footprint.Shockwave... BURN IT WITH FIRE. If melting it down on location turns out to be a sub optimal solution, scrap it.
b.mac said:KD has HUGE TRACKS OF LAND!