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Post your Fav KD pictures from years gone by.

Find old pictures at http://news.webshots.com/album/419637432CUOxsq

pictures dating back to 1975
 

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Fur Dozy

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Those pics make me hope that Busch doesn't go the same way. It used to look so nice. You can see that as time went on they lost the beauty in the park. First they lost the fountain in the lake, then they cut it down to a tiny pond, then they get rid of all the trees in the park. Not to mention the fact that the food and prices have degraded to. And we all know not to even mention theming. Just remember that without dedicated fans and hard working employees, the burg could look the same one day. Just a big blacktop with a ton of rides. A hilly blacktop with fun rides, but still.
 
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More Picetures from KD's Past Most where taken 1977-1985
 

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ArrowWolf1984 said:
Were KD's trains ran by real steam locomotives or just gas/diesel engines disguised as steam engines?

I believe they were real steam engines. There was a show on the train ride too. It used to be a pretty good ride overall. I don't know if they even have them anymore.

cschartz1 said:
More Picetures from KD's Past Most where taken 1977-1985

These pictures brought back some good memories. I had forgotten about the dolphin show they had. There was also a water skiing show on the lake too. I remember the old Smurf Mountain Railroad, but does anyone remember the Land of Doosies it replaced?
 
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robbie1104 said:
ArrowWolf1984 said:
Were KD's trains ran by real steam locomotives or just gas/diesel engines disguised as steam engines?

I believe they were real steam engines. There was a show on the train ride too. It used to be a pretty good ride overall. I don't know if they even have them anymore.

cschartz1 said:
More Picetures from KD's Past Most where taken 1977-1985

These pictures brought back some good memories. I had forgotten about the dolphin show they had. There was also a water skiing show on the lake too. I remember the old Smurf Mountain Railroad, but does anyone remember the Land of Doosies it replaced?



The Trains there where real steam engines when they sold the trains that they had off Busch Gardens in Tampa Fla got one of them. they still use it today. Crown Metal Products made KD's Train and also made the trains for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Tampa.
 
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Fur Dozy said:
Those pics make me hope that Busch doesn't go the same way. It used to look so nice. You can see that as time went on they lost the beauty in the park. First they lost the fountain in the lake, then they cut it down to a tiny pond, then they get rid of all the trees in the park. Not to mention the fact that the food and prices have degraded to. And we all know not to even mention theming. Just remember that without dedicated fans and hard working employees, the burg could look the same one day. Just a big blacktop with a ton of rides. A hilly blacktop with fun rides, but still.

Compared to other theme parks I really think KD isnt that bad as far as theme and trees and stuff goes... well atleast before paramount sold it...
 

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I'm in agreement with Youhow. It gets a whole lot worse than Kings Dominion (see Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom).
 
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some more old KD pic's included is the king corba, singing mushrooms, the time shaft and much more..
 

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