Tagged: Kings Dominion

Wash the Dishes and Shut the Hell Up

The team is back and go over some of the latest news.  Schlitternahn is Galveston is adding the Tallest Water Coaster in the world, Busch Gardens Williamsburg does some more teasing for 2016, Clint buys a house and is still in pain.

Old Faithful is Unimpressive

The Legend, Drew, and Clint Novak join forces to talk about Drews trip to Yellowstone.  Legend talks about going to RAW, and Clint sees fluffy bunnies.  We also make a big announcement!

Legend Stole a Little Girls Soccer Ball

Clint is back on the show this week and talks a little bit about the Central Park Fun-Land Laser Tag Project he has been working on.  Drew is on his way out the door to Yellowstone, and Legend is hung over!

But what about the light pollution

Clint Novak is back from the Stone Age, and the guys talk IAAPA, Skyplex and the rumored third gate for Universal Orlando.

The In the Loop Morning Show

Clint, Legend and Braedon are up early to do a show.  They talk about the death of a man at Cedar Point, Carowinds Fan Boy stops by to talk about there upcoming water park, and Knotts Fan Boy is baked.

It Does Not Go Upside Down, And It Does Not Have To

Pete Owens from Dollywood joins us to talk about Lighting Rod just hours after the announcement.  Devin Olsen stops by with his crew to talk about From Dreams To Screams Fury 325.  Clint is on the show!!

The one with a Nice Butt

Clint is back with the Legend this week as they talk about the latest news.   Clint talks about Hershey Park, Six Flags New England, and Kings Dominion.

Spicy V8 is NASTY

Clint Novak, The Legend, & Drew are back in action as they talk about all the big news out of Universal Studios Orlando!  They also talk about the Future at Kings Dominion.

Kings Dominion & Busch Gardens Partner on Ticket Offer

kdbgBusch Gardens and Kings Dominion Proclaim Region

Virginia’s Gateway to Family Thrills

Partnership is the first in 15 years between the two theme parks

RICHMOND, VA (May 5, 2015) – Virginia’s two largest theme parks are celebrating 40 years as the commonwealth’s premier family entertainment venues. To mark the occasion, the parks are joining forces this summer to raise awareness of Virginia’s Gateway to Family Thrills, the 75-mile corridor connecting Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens®.

Busch Gardens’ Marketing Vice President Dan Dipiazzo and Scott Clemons, director of marketing for Kings Dominion, announced the partnership today during a joint news conference held on the State Capitol grounds. The partnership is the first between the two theme parks in nearly 15 years. It was made possible in part because of a $25,000 matching grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and includes a digital advertising component as well as a combined ticket offer so guests can experience both theme parks at a reduced price.

The parks developed two ticket deals to support the Gateway to Family Thrills promotion.

  • The Virginia Thrills Ticket costs $106 and is valid for one single-day admission each to Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion within seven consecutive days. The promotion represents a $34 savings off the combined retail ticket prices to the parks.
  • The Virginia Thrills Ticket Plus costs $135 and adds each venue’s water parks to the package. The Virginia Thrills Ticket Plus is valid for two single-day admission tickets to Busch Gardens and/or Water Country USA® and two single-day admission tickets to Kings Dominion and/or Soak City within seven consecutive days. The promotional price represents a $121 savings off the parks’ combined retail single-day admission prices.

“This partnership highlights the friendly competition between Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion, and brings our resources together to create a much larger voice in a crowded market,” Dipiazzo said. “Why drive a thousand or more miles for a vacation when we have Orlando-quality attractions right here in Virginia.”

The two parks individually offer an assortment of rides, shows and family-friendly entertainment. Combining their resources lets the parks, the state and local tourism boards representing Richmond and Williamsburg to reach out to families living in the Northeast who may be unaware of what is available to them just a few hours down the road.

“We are both going after similar guests,” Clemons said. “Joining together, Virginia’s premier theme parks offer an attractive option for families who want a thrilling vacation closer to home.”

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance and Richmond Region Tourism are also participating in the partnership, which further extends the advertising resources available in the affluent Northeast markets of Philadelphia and New York.

“This is an unprecedented partnership between two of Virginia’s best entertainment options,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. “The friendly competition between Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion has created two world-class theme parks. Combining their resources with the state’s grant program, creates a unique opportunity to market the corridor from Richmond to Williamsburg to families who may not otherwise consider Virginia as a thrill vacation destination.”

Visit www.virginiathrills.com for information on purchasing tickets or to learn more about the Virginia Gateway to Family Thrills.

Gateway to Family Thrills Quick Facts

 Combined Park Thrills

  • Nearly 600 acres of rides, shows and attractions
  • 21 rollercoasters, featuring Intimidator-305, one of the world’s tallest and fastest giga-coasters, and Tempesto™, Busch Gardens thrilling new launch coaster with three launch experiences and slow-roll inversion.
  • 3 kid areas featuring more than 20 rides designed for families to enjoy together.
  • 63 acres of water parks, including Soak City at King’s Dominion and Water Country USA® in Williamsburg, Virginia

Promotion Details

 

Markets:              Primarily Northeast markets, focusing on Philadelphia, New York

 

Timeframe:        May through September

 

Advertising:        Primarily digital banners and paid search

 

Parks:                    Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Kings Dominion

Water Country USA

Kings Dominion Soak City

 

Ticket offers:     Virginia Thrills Ticket

Price: $106

Description: Valid for one single-day admission each to Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion within seven consecutive days

 

Virginia Thrills Ticket Plus

Price: $135

Description: Valid for two single-day admissions to Busch Gardens and/or Water Country USA and two single-day admissions to Kings Dominion and/or Soak City within seven consecutive days.

–Park Press release