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Mushroom

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Here's one of the songs they play in Old Virginia. It's so great hearing the themed music return to the area.
 

Lord Robert

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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. :p
 

Mushroom

Getting aHEAD of myself
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Some Luke-inspired pictures of Old Virginia.
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Lord Robert

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Here's to hoping that the Kings Dominion Theater returns to it's original Mason-Dixon Music Hall name for 2015.
 

Mushroom

Getting aHEAD of myself
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The Liberty Bell has been repainted! :D
[facebook=https://www.facebook.com/kingsdominionva/photos/a.180141141874.131348.32237381874/10152658914076875/?type=1&theater]

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

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I guess you're right. Without proper location or appearance, there isn't much left for thematic appeal. Looks fresh and pretty at least :)
 
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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.
 

Mushroom

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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.
[instagram=https://www.instagram.com/p/BVa-aiIj3gN/]

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

Luke

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Joe said:
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.
[instagram=https://www.instagram.com/p/BVa-aiIj3gN/]

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?
 

Mushroom

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Well now I feel lied to. Unless she meant tadpole?

And I did get a picture of the International Street fountain overflowing, but it didn't come out well. I can share if anyone wants.
 

Luke

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Joe said:
Well now I feel lied to. Unless she meant tadpole?

And I did get a picture of the International Street fountain overflowing, but it didn't come out well. I can share if anyone wants.

Awwww.

Sure I would like to see.
 
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