As reported earlier this year, Kings Dominion decided to close down one of its wooden roller coasters, Hurler, for the 2016 season. Many people assumed that the park was hiring a company like Great Coasters International (GCI) or Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) to change the ride experience and potentially ride layout and then reopen for the 2017 season. After a summer of no updates regarding the Hurler project, the Cedar Fair park announced that was shutting down the ride, letting it Rest In Peace… “For Now!”
Rest In Peace… For Now… 2018?
With the park currently in Halloween Haunt mode, the “Rest In Peace” theme of the announcement was timed quite nicely. Yet, Kings Dominion threw out a little nugget of information to debate – what does the future hold for Hurler? The teaser video pointed to 2018 as the timeline for more answers as if to say that Hurler would rise from the dead that year. For now, the coaster will continue to rest for approximately one more season, but these clues point to the increasing likelihood that the park will revamp the Hurler roller coaster in time for the 2018 operating season. What comes next? Will Cedar Fair call upon GCI or RMC to help carve out the future of Hurler?
[Images courtesy of Kings Dominion.]
Posted by Kings Dominion on Saturday, October 15, 2016