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How crazy does it get this next coming weekend for closing weekend?  We bought Gold Passes for next year to KD and have those free visits for this year.  I realize the 31st will be super crazy I'm sure, but would the 1st be pretty quiet?  No Haunt that day.  Might just have to wait till spring.
 
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RE: KD Closing Weekend 2015 ?

Nov 1 will be pretty quiet. The 31st during the day won't be too bad if you're not doing Haunt.
 
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RE: KD Closing Weekend 2015 ?

The last Sunday of the season was a ghost town last year. I remember eating lunch on International Street, and in the 20 minutes I was there not a single person walked by. Easily the closest I have come to having the park all to myself.

Of course, weather may have a big impact on this, as it was freezing last year, but I would still imagine this day to be fairly quiet.
 
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RE: KD Closing Weekend 2015 ?

Will a 2016 Gold Pass be accepted on 11/1?

Highly considering making an afternoon out of it.
 
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Nicole said:
The website says you have to use your free 2015 visit by 31 October.

That seems lame since they close the 1st. That just ensures no one will be there the 1st then. I really don't want to mess with the Halloween Day crowd there for the Haunt. Seems like a strange thing to do.
 
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Nicole said:
I tend to agree.

They are selling $30 tickets for 01 Nov.  Maybe they are hoping that will bring in more people?

Maybe so, but I'll just wait until next season if that's the case. I may send a message to them to find out. Will post if they reply. No reason to make my early bird pass more expensive.
 
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So, I don't pretend to be qualified to predict crowds, but typically Halloween falling on a park operating day actually decreases crowds. Most people get Halloween events at parks out of the way the weekends leading up to Halloween and the day before the holiday. Once Halloween day hits, crowds typically drop off fairly notably.

The park will be crowded, but if history rings true again this year, it should be notably less crowded than last Saturday.
 
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Well that was FAST. Confirmed through November 1.

Hello Timothy,

Thank you for your email! Yes, the free 2015 visit can now be used on November 1st since that is now the last day we will be open this season. Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!

Kings Dominion Sales and Service Center
804.876.5000
16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
www.kingsdominion.com
 
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Nicole said:
Perhaps they should update their website...

Honestly, I never saw the Oct. 31st date on there. Where was it? I just looked on the 2016 Gold Pass and it just says a free 2015 visit when purchased now. Maybe it's in the fine print on the purchase page. Wife bought them, so I didn't see that part if so.
 
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Pretzel Kaiser said:
One thing to remember is that parking won't be included.  I made that mistake a few years back.

Good call on that. It does state that perks don't kick in until 2016, and the free parking is just that. So it would be $15 to go for the day, which isn't a deal breaker to me (2 people so $7.50 admission ea.)
 

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If you click on the link to buy the 2016 Gold Pass, it states the 31 Oct end date there. I can't get to that page from work, or I'd link it for you.
 
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Nicole said:
If you click on the link to buy the 2016 Gold Pass, it states the 31 Oct end date there.  I can't get to that page from work, or I'd link it for you.

Gotcha.. I see it now. I didn't go all the way into it. Well, at least they realize they should accept it through closing day.
 
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