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  2. Kentucky Kingdom

    At the winter event they had, they kayfabe hesitated to answer questions about another RMC. I think you’re correct: the size is right, the price is right, and the park is right.
  3. Kentucky Kingdom

    Thanks, I fixed it. I've also been calling Storm Chaser Storm Runner all day. I might as well just start talking about greased lightning now to... xD Both are from different companies, but they share a ton. Which I'm sure it a big part of why they feel so close. If lightning run was made by RMC and the track looked a hair different, everyone would be going crazy talking about it. The trains are also identical as far as I can tell other than the looks of them. I actually kind of like LRs handle they have on the bar though. Wish SR had them. Both the rides feel like they were made by the same person and other than the looks of them and inversions they ride very much alike. A GCI would also work very well for them. But from a marketing perspective they already have a wooden coaster. I think a 4d RMC or Raptor is the most likely. It just would fit the best for the park from a business relationship and what the park is capable of dealing with. I think RMC should also really be using it to push what their rides are capable of doing to a small park that has really struggled. Without RMC I don't think that park would be what it is. They fit a PERFECT void and need for small parks that can't afford to have a big B&M/Intamin operation.
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  5. Green boarding passes

    Nah, i'm just saying they should be able to board when they go up the exit. I think the old system was fine when they really didn't do stamps unless the line was more than like 30-45mins. But I understand why the system is in place that they have now.
  6. Kentucky Kingdom

    Diversifying their lineup is one way they can compete with Kings Island on a smaller scale. Adding unique coasters would set Kentucky Kingdom apart from KI. I'm not saying that I'd prefer Kentucky Kingdom to Kings Island but if they add were to add something like a Dive Coaster, an RMC Raptor, or even a 4d free spin, I'd trek down to Louisville more often.
  7. Kentucky Kingdom

    If I'm not mistaken, both rides' centerlines were done by Ride Centerline, LLC, which is a company that Alan Schilke is part of. Alan also does most/all of the centerline work for RMC's rides. That's almost certainly why. I haven't ridden Storm Chaser myself, but I've noticed some similarities between Lightning Run and other RMC rides.
  8. Green boarding passes

    I do hope this is supposed to be sarcasm / kidding
  9. Kentucky Kingdom

    Not sure how this applies, but something to be in the know of. https://www.wthr.com/article/hepatitis-vaccines-urged-for-travelers-to-kentucky-michigan
  10. Kentucky Kingdom

    Lightning rod is at a totally different park. Lightning run is a chance.
  11. Green boarding passes

    There is a special place in.....well you get the idea. In light of clarification I rescind this statement.
  12. Coasterstock 2018

    Just registered for Coasterstock. Had to work out kid logistics, plus I have a wedding Saturday afternoon. Won't be able to stay the full time. Looking forward to the event where I met @electricsun and being with so many friends. See you there!
  13. #KIMiles with WhenGodSaysGo

    4/21/18: 15,414 steps at KI. 7.3 miles. Not too shabby for 1500-2230!
  14. Kentucky Kingdom

    I'd bet good money they get a raptor or t-rex track. It's just too good of a perfect fit from a company that has been involved with two of their other rides that have done phenomenal for them. Honestly I would like for them to get something different, Lightning Run and Storm Chaser are really fun, but they almost feel like they are the same? Minus inversions and all that. They are both crazy air time coasters.
  15. Green boarding passes

    So disabled people need to have someone do it for them? I understand how the system works, I'm just voicing my concern for why we have to have it in the first place. People get worried about way too much.
  16. Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    I was on the crew in 2001 when it got repainted. It almost didn't get repainted its original colors, they were testing black on a small section of the lift, but they decided to repaint with the blue and orange. The last time time the blue was repainted was in 2001, only the orange rails were painted in 2009. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  17. Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    Amen to that! The trains already get repainted each winter, and the station was repainted last year! I would be surprised if the track/supports still don't get a new coat of paint within the next season or so. It's been almost ten years since the last fresh coat (2009)! But other than that, I can't complain at all about the TLC that Vortex has already received this season. Fun fact: On our WindSeeker training day, some of us were cleaning the trains on Vortex, and I happened to look upon a small spot on one of the rails at which some of the orange paint had peeled/chipped in such a way that I could see all three paint layers: the original paint from 1987, the first added coat from 2001, and the most recent coat from 2009! That was pretty cool.
  18. Fireworks 2018 “The Greatest Show” Video

    Me too! The park has added a bunch of new led lights in Coney Mall last few years, a new coaster in Rivertown, new Gliders with led as well. I bet the park looks great at night from the Eiffel Tower!
  19. Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    I first noticed the new footings when I ride the front seat of Beast, but they are noticeable from riding Vortex as well. Someone did they they were a cement mixer truck under the ride someone in early March. I'm glad Vortex is still getting some love, now it just needs some paint lol. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  20. That KIC Look - New Shirt Ideas

    Yeah, since without them a certain song about a certain ride not sinking would not exist! -BFF, running for the door...with her new KIC shirt in hand.
  21. Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    While on the talk of fanny packs, I'm just glad that Mystic Timbers allows them as long as they are out of the way of the lap bar. I actually was able to ride Banshee with my fanny pack on its Media Day, presumably before they decided to not allow them. I don't mind that Banshee doesn't allow them; I just end up riding it only during the occasional times that I go extra-light and carry the few things I actually need in my snap pockets so I can ride Banshee and Firehawk without having to buy a locker. Though, $2 isn't bad to rent a locker for two hours. On the topic of Vortex, yes, it has a new air compressor, which should help a lot this summer. I just waited until others began to notice. I didn't notice if any footings were redone though. I'll have to look extra closely next time I'm at work.
  22. The Giga Speculation Thread

    I also heard they were going to trade Vortex for Valravn.
  23. The Giga Speculation Thread

    I heard the rumor that it was being switched with Maverick at CP. Not sure how much I believe this though
  24. Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    I can tell you that my wife has rode Banshee over a 100 times with fanny pack showing and not once been asked to remove it. Wonderful
  25. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Hey! 1 less old Vekoma in the world. Sorry to hate haha
  26. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Kings Island originally owned that land as part of the campground. When Great Wolf Lodge was built, it became property of the new resort. Paramount Parks retained a stake in GWL Mason for consideration of the land, but that stake was sold by Cedar Fair to Great Wolf Resorts after the Paramount acquisition. Thus, Great Wolf itself currently has full ownership of the property.
  27. Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    Just because some ride operators aren't enforcing the policy doesn't mean it isn't still the policy. Ride supervisory teams change every year. Perhaps this year's team is focusing on improving such consistency issues.
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