A reader suggested that I write a post asking everyone how Intimidator 305 was this year. The Giga coaster (meaning taller than 300 feet), is among the tallest roller coasters in the World. That extreme height, means a massive drop, and that drop generated some intense grey out-inducing g-forces when it opened last year. So, this past winter Kings Dominion gave that intense turn an overhaul.
Reactions to the New, Trimless Intimidator 305
This message board thread on KDFansite includes reviews of the new version. In one rider’s experience it was “So Awesome” and had more airtime than before even though the grey outs were still there and the radius of the turn didn’t seem different to that rider.
I also noticed that World Wide Brian gave the 2011 version of Intimidator 305 high marks. Brian said that it’s “running much better in 2011.”
I’d love for more of the Kings Dominion faithful to chime in on whether Intimidator 305 has attained the level of roller coaster nirvana that was out of reach when the ride’s speed was reduced last year. The anger and pleas from the masses to return it back to it’s full speed was pretty annoying after a while.
What’s Your Take?
How does the new Intimidator 305 run compared to last year’s trimmed version?Vote in the poll below and leave a comment.