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Park News - (7/10/15) Kings Dominion confirmed to the local media that the park would be removing the Shockwave stand-up coaster (TOGO) in August to allow for future use of that site for the Candy Apple Grove section of the park. Last ride to ride is August 9th.
It's also worth mentioning that with the removal of this last TOGO Stand-Up coaster, the last TOGO coaster still running in North America would be the Manhattan Express (also called simply "Rollercoaster" or sometimes the "Big Apple Coaster") in Las Vegas at the New York, New York casino.
2015 - Soak City Expansion - Confirmed - (5/28/15) In The Loop checks out the Soak City waterpark expansion at Kings Dominion this week. Check out the video below.
(4/9/15) A construction tour of the new Soak City at Kings Dominion has been posted to KDFans this week.
(2/6/15) The big news from Kings Dominion this week is that they have decided to rename their waterpark this year as Soak City, to go along with this year's expansion. Of course, we forcasted this move back on July 24th when it was noticed that the park's website had put up a new version of the Waterworks logo, placed over the top of a Soak City logo.
(10/3/14) The latest look into the changes Kings Dominion has in store for 2015 in the new waterpark, as well as this new theater project, can be found at InTheLoopPodcast.com.
(9/10/14) A reader has sent in a picture showing off a former Lion Country Safari building that has been demolished to make way for the new slides coming in near Tidal Wave Bay.
(8/25/14) Kings Dominion has confirmed that for the 2015 they will be building a “Bigger and Wetter” WaterWorks that will include new slides and a splash zone and more cabana accommodations and amenities.
The biggest deal will be a new 65 foot tall slide complex tower that will feature three new attractions: Paradise Plunge, Aqua Blast and Thunder Falls. Paradise Plunge consists of three drop-pods at the very top of the tower that will send sliders down a near vertical drop and then into a series of high speed twists, turns and drops in a translucent flume. Aqua Blast will send sliders into an enclosed dark tube through four intense 360º spins across 449 foot of slide before you are dropped into the splashdown pool. Thunder Falls will load riders onto single or double tubes and send down an adventure that will end with a series of intense drops.
Also new is Splash Island, a new water play area for the younger visitors and their parents which will double the size of the children’s options in WaterWorks. Elsewhere you will find new restrooms, upgraded bath houses and even more pool-side cabanas added to the waterpark. As always, admission into WaterWorks is included for free with general admission to Kings Dominion.
(8/1/14) A couple more pictures from Kings Dominion have been added, showing off more blue flags in the woods and a stake in the ground that says Bore Hole #2. These are said to be in the area of Tidal Wave Bay.
(7/30/14) A reader has sent in a few pictures of survey markers at Kings Dominion for the expected 2015 attraction project. There are makings on the ground and blue flags going off into the woods. They also reported seeing survey workers while riding Rebel Yell, in the area between Rebel Yell’s first drop and Tidal Wave Bay. Meanwhile, that suspicious WaterWorks logo with a Soak City hidden behind it has now been taken down from the website.
(7/24/14) A reader pointed out an interesting find on the Kings Dominion website. If you look closely at the Waterworks logo used on one of the main waterpark page slides, you can see it has been placed over the top of a SOAK CITY logo. The “SO” can be clearly seen sticking out on the lower left side, and the round top and wave graphic is sticking out the top half of the logo from behind the Waterworks logo. Is this a subtle hint that Waterworks will be renamed as “Soak City” in 2015?
While we’re on the subject, a trusted source tells us that they were able to confirm survey markings in the backstage area south of the Wavepool. There is talk of adding a large multi-lane Mat Racer slide of some kind as part of the 2015 project. I don’t know if that will be the primary new attraction, or just one of two or three new things at this point. Stay tuned!
(7/22/14) Screamscape sources tell us that land-surveying work has been spotted taking place at Kings Dominion out in the waterpark, between Tidal Wave Bay and Pipeline Peak and on the Shoot the Curl site. Shoot the Curl is expected to be removed at the end of the season. If true, it looks like source’s nod about a Water Work expansion for 2015 may hold true.
2016/2017 - New Coaster / New Entrance - Rumor - (7/10/15) Kings Dominion confirmed to the local media that the park would be removing the Shockwave stand-up coaster (TOGO) in August to allow for future use of that site for the Candy Apple Grove section of the park. Last ride to ride is August 9th.
The latest Kings Dominion video report from In The Loop reports on rumors for a possible 2016/2017 project and the possible removal of a coaster from the park. Yep... people have been waiting for this one to happen, but they believe that Shockwave could be removed at the end of the season, as the last standing TOGO Stand-Up Coaster on the continent.
It's about time for Kings Dominion to get a major new coaster, and according to their line of thought, King Dominion may be looking at getting a large new B&M coaster, along with a new main entrance, following along with what we've seen Cedar Fair do to both Cedar Point for Gatekeeper and Carowinds for Fury 325 this year. Watch the video and check out the graphic they sent along with it that shows off the possible location of where such a big new ride may go.