Some more demolition
I have a feeling they will pull a homage in some capacity to Volcano. They can tell the fan outrage has been impactful, albeit dumb, so they will do something.It’s kind of sad to see the mountain itself also gone (sentiments about the ride being a separate thing) - considering it’s been such a staple landmark at the park for so long.
Whatever they end up replacing Volcano with, I would love to see some reference to the original mountain.
I would assume this was more of a maintenance-based decision, rather than a planning-based one. However, I am pretty sure that Kings Dominion has been actively deciding on what will replace this beloved coaster; but unfortunately, we probably won’t see Volcano’s replacement until 2022 at the absolute earliest. Roller coasters take several years to plan (especially if they aren’t a clone), as many different things have to align for one to go through. Planning permission, ground stability testing, finding the right manufacturer at the right budget, designing the coaster’s layout, coming up with a theme, along with many, many more enduring tasks all need to be complete before the coaster breaks ground. Apparently, Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer had been in planning since the 1990s; but due to local restrictions and CCI’s dissolvement, its opening was delayed until 2009.I must admit it is quite sad seeing such a unique coaster demolished, but I have a question regarding its replacement; could we potentially be seeing it in 2020 or 2021, or have KD only demolished the ride in order to make the area more presentable, so to speak?
I wish! I doubt that this ride will get replaced in 2020, however; Kings Dominion is more likely to tend to the grass for the next few years, and then start work on a replacement.With the demolishing of the ride soooo quick, I think 2020 could be the year maybe...
The coaster looks good, but not great. A little too short (why on earth would they cut the loop from Hot-Go if this was supposed to be a clone?!), but the good thing is that Volcano is being replaced sooner than everyone thought it would be.Oh boy here we go
Seems that Volcano could possibly be replaced with a wing coaster. While this could still be false, a wing would still be a pretty good addition to KD. Not really a fan of the layout though.
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