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MAZ

Jan 30, 2014
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Was anybody here stuck on any rides?

DOSWELL, VA (WWBT) - The lights are back on at Kings Dominion but no patrons are at the park after officials made the decision to close the theme park early Saturday evening after a power outage plunged much of the park into darkness.

According to Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, which provides electricity to the area, an outage was affecting nine customers in the Doswell area just after 7:30 p.m Saturday.

Officials at the electric cooperative reported just before 9 p.m. that crews had reached the substation experiencing the issue and that power should be back on at Kings Dominion.

By 9 p.m. the outage map was the area was clear.

Kings Dominion released the following statement after the outage:

Shortly before 8 pm this evening, there was a power failure at Kings Dominion. As a result, there was a partial power outage in the park. All rides were stopped and safely evacuated. As always, the safety of our guests and associates is our highest priority. Rappahannock Electric responded quickly and power has been restored.

Kings Dominion will be closed for the remainder of the evening. Tickets dated June 11, 2016 will be honored through July 31, 2016. As of right now, Kings Dominion plans to reopen Sunday.
 
Mar 16, 2016
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I wasn't stuck on a ride, but I was stuck in the parking lot forever. I was picking my daughter up at a predetermined time when the entire park emptied. Not the parks fault, but what a nightmare. Took longer to get out of the parking lot than it did to get back home.
 
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Feb 6, 2016
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I wasnt stuck on a ride either but instead was in line for Delirium when we were kindly told about the situation. It wasnt all that dark outside for it being that late. The only thing I noticed right away were Deliriums light pakage went out
 
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Article from NBC in Washington, DC that has some video/tweets: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Power-Outage-Closes-Kings-Dominion-Theme-Park-382596101.html
 
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Zimmy

Nessie is lonely.
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Sep 28, 2013
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how come none of the cool stuff ever happens when I am at a park. :( I want a power outage when I am on i305!
 
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