Amusing times at Kings Dominion...
Trip Start Jun 03, 2009
23Trip End Sep 18, 2009
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Kings Dominion is about an hour and 15 minutes from Charlottesville, past Richmond, I think. People talk about how they go to Richmond to shop or see a movie (because Charlottesville clearly offers none of such activities), and I would have checked it out if I had a car. After a little traffic, we arrived at Kings Dominion!
I used to be quite an avid rollercoaster fan- back in middle and early high school days. I even got a season pass to 6 Flags over Georgia a couple years in a row... They were only $50 or so for the whole summer
Kings Dominion has both a water park and a regular amusement park together. The tickets were something like $55, according to the program coordinator who purchased them. What??? Despite the high price, there were a TON of people. The crowd was really diverse in age and demographics. I saw an old white guy wearing a confederate flag hat, and a big black family was waiting in line behind him...
So off we went. For the next 7 hours, we rode on 4 rollercoasters (Dominator, Volcano, Stunt Double?, and Flight of Fear) and a kiddie swing type of ride. That's right. 7 hours and 5 rides. This is why the Flash Pass at 6 Flags is the greatest invention ever. The rollercoasters themselves were really, really fun and sometimes even scary! I don't remember ever being so scared or screaming out so loud while riding a rollercoaster. Oh, how time has changed.
I would go back only if I went on a Wednesday evening when not many people are there... the waits were just a little too long. There was an online special on top of it being a Saturday morning... that's just a lot of people. Even with a fun group, you kind of get drained and bored by the end.