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Kings Dominion | Hurler Conversion | RMC

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by peep, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I'm inclined to think this will have a new name, to be honest. My guess is that Cedar Fair will go down the path of new/unique names rather than re-works of the old names per most of the Six Flags conversions.

    I always thought that was the point. That, or it hurls you around.
     
  2. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    I'm 99% sure that the name refers to a 90s comedy(I think Wayne's World to be exact). I could be wrong though.

    As for the ride, it's looking pretty neat! The increased lift height makes me wonder if they're going to do a total layout change(i.e. straight drop right off the lift). Can't wait to see more!

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  3. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Active Member

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    Not sure whether you're being serious there. Both Hurlers did come out soon after the original Wayne's World, and the movie did use 'hurl' as slang for vomiting (slang that had been around a long time before), but other than the possibility of an inside joke, there's no way an amusement park would name a ride after the act of vomiting. The only possibility would be if they thought it was a sly reference that some kids would get, but the GP would remain unaware. But that seems far-fetched to me.
     
  4. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    We are serious! This was from the ride's Wikipedia:

    And then here's a commercial for the ride:

    [youtubevid]


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  5. MestnyiGeroi

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    That is amazing. I think he's actually doing a retching motion for one second after he first says the name! But they keep it so brief that it can only be as I said a sly reference for the kids, with the assumption that the general population would assume the name means it's an intense ride that hurls you around. I can't think that they would want to openly associate vomiting with a ride for the general public.
     
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    Anyway, thank you for the information -- I didn't know and I find it interesting, especially as I've always chuckled at that name.
     
  7. Mysterious Sue

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    Didn't know the WW thing at all!
    I'd always assumed the vomit connection was intentional though - I thought it was vaguely amusing. Don't really think it'd put anyone off.
     
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    The first part of track iss now in place.
     
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    If this thing turns out to be anything like Storm Chaser, it's going to be :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing insane.
     
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    I swear to god Cedar Fair's marketing team...
     
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    Looks like the Kings Dominion PR has improved since last year's hilariously depressing marketing disaster. I'm really hoping to see more teasing throughout the next couple months. So far Hurler has been overshadowed by Mean Streak, so Kings Dominion seems to be going in the right direction with this teasing.

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  12. Ben

    Ben Best SM Team Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    I'm sorry but what's wrong with this?

    Literally every park in the World does stuff like this?

    They're serving and promoting a drink! WHAT ARSEHOLES.
     
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    Sythe Active Member

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    ^ You don't get it. Look at the name of the Frappe closely.

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    Hahahaha. That's kinda fab.
     
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    What I really want to know is, who's the one with such superb font with a piece of chalk?
     
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    Haha, it's a fun little nod to the community actually :p Love this kind of in-jokes.
     
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  18. Ashstrodamus

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    I think that means an opening date of June of 2018. Opening sooner than we thought. Reverse the numbers.

    Edit: Nevermind, it was scheduled to open in 2018 anyway. Don't know what I was thinking.
     
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    ^ I feel like it's just going to be an August 16th announcement. Coaster announcements seem to happen close to my birthday every year so I wouldn't be surprised if there are quite a few RMC announcements near my birthday this year, too. Happy birthday to me, if that's the case.

    I could not figure out that Starbucks picture for the life of me. It went completely over my head, but yeah, that's awesome.
     
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    Almost looks like matrix scrolling numbers. To point out the obvious, it appears that this will have a different theme from Mean Streak.
     

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