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  1. 39 points
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    Ok y’all! It’s time for a vote! Here is the final 4! Trophy for this one! Heart for This one! Laugh for This one! The 4th option is the above with Mako Purple instead of Red! Put confused for this one!
  2. 34 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    Uhh. Look what I found. I haven't seen this posted yet. City of Mason is nice! If someone else has posted this, let me know.
  3. 33 points
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    Ok here it is! Full layout based on blue print layout, high and low points, and supports! I was a little creative with the two turn arounds (reverse treble clef and ampersand / Apollo’s chariot helix) however this is most likely what our Giga will look like!
  4. 31 points
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    Kings Island Giga No Limits 3D Model Update! I’ve completed the POV, and cinematic off-ride video and Amusement Insiders will post it in the next day or so! I really hope you enjoy the product of almost a month of work! I know, I know, this anticipated POV, video can’t come soon enough but to wet your appetite further, here is the Giga Prediction from no limits photoshopped on the land clearing! Enjoy!
  5. 29 points
    JCoaster25

    Decoding 2020

    OK, I'm back with fun screenshots!!! Like I said before, I'm far from the first person here to show off some NL2 concepts, BUT I figured it would be cool to put the coaster approximately where it's gonna go alongside some of my other KI coasters I've built to try and show a decent sense of scale of just how big this ride will be. All of these screens were grabbed at walking height at various vantage points along Coney Mall as well as behind the scenes. I think this coaster will be incredibly fun after visualizing it a bit better. I didn't overlay the blueprint into the map, so the exact footprint may be off in a few places, but I think I got it pretty freaking close. Enjoy! Also for those curious, my coaster is 5,333 feet long. EDIT: Got all my screenshots in! Aproaching X-Base from Coney Mall. This thing will absolutely dwarf Racer. And yes I did paint it it’s original colors. Your view waiting for the front seat perhaps? The Eiffel Tower view. Not the clearest screenshot, but it certainly shows how this will look with the rest of the park! This view would be from behind the maintenance barn. Definitely most looking forward to this first drop! Banking at the top of the turnaround is about 110 degrees. This helix should be really pretty! Just picture an entrance sign right in front of you. =)
  6. 26 points
    XBeastGirlX

    Decoding 2020

    The blue track is real! You could see blue track inside the barely open door and some laying out back. I dig the color
  7. 25 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    Ugh. Fine... dont want plane numbers showing. So...
  8. 25 points
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    Y’all beat me to the punch! After over a month of work and 2 weeks of teasing that the “POV is coming SOON” ... here it finally is! Enjoy and Share!
  9. 23 points
    Captain Nemo

    Decoding 2020

    Here are photos from today's flight over the construction site and the steel fab site. Took at least 400 photos, here are a snippit of them. Enjoy, -Captain Nemo (Gabriel)
  10. 23 points
    BoddaH1994

    Decoding 2020

    I’m definitely a member of the camp in which I don’t care about the stats as long as it is a great ride experience.
  11. 23 points
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    Imma just leave this here.
  12. 23 points
    TristinTargaryen

    Decoding 2020

    Honestly, with how ungrateful a lot of people are acting about this, I think you guys need to be reminded how fortunate KI is to get a coaster every three years. Do any of you remember the fact that the other parks like Dorney, Michigan’s Adventure, and World’s of Fun haven’t gotten anything of note in several years? KI is very spoiled to get so many new coasters in such a short time span, especially considering it’s proximity to Cedar Point. And the fact that they’ve added so much more to the park besides the coasters(like all the refurbishments this year), is something that not every park gets. Some of you need to grow up and realize that you can’t just have a 9,000ft coaster because you want it. Everyone’s been demanding a giga for years, and now you’ve finally gotten one but you’re going to complain it’s not good enough. Not to mention how disrespectful it is to the park itself that went out of their way to request this from Cedar Fair in the first place.
  13. 23 points
    Banding Banshee

    Decoding 2020

    Great find @sixohdieselrage. Just left mason city hall and here are some more pics of the plans.
  14. 22 points
    BSBMX

    Decoding 2020

    A bit more analysis of the blueprints. It's been discussed, but I don't remember seeing any pics confirming it... the trains are definitely 8 cars long. There are 8 clear separate queue lines in the station, with the front seat and back seat having its own queue line. There is also an elevator on the exit side (no surprise here, but wanted to mention it). In the queue line, there are multiple locations of "FUN TV" (yellow, below) and mister fans (blue, below). There were some talks about what's inside the new prop building. Per these prints, there is no planned electrical or plumbing inside of there. There's indication of some lights just outside of the prop building, but nothing going on inside, and no large footings suggesting this building is anything substantial. I expect it'll be some simple structural building decor. There are planned "DMX lighting" locations along the entire length of the coaster, particularly near all high points. If you're not familiar with DMX lights, no, unfortunately X is not gunna give it to ya...DMX lights are just network-controlled lights. Looks like each high point will have a light shining upwards, highlighting the track and supports, even in the back turnaround near The Beast. With them being DMX lights, they might have the ability to change the color on the fly instead of just plain white all the time. Something to look forward to. Finally, I'm going to update my lift height number to 296'. I found the below note on the original blueprints, and the 740' is also the elevation around the entire station area. Max height of 1035.9' minus this 740' elevation gives us a height of 296'. I've suggested this below, but now I'm noticing that the blueprints are calling out this particular height as "zero". Yes, the crest of the lift is still ~286' above the ground directly below it, but it looks like the project's zero height is around the station, which would give us a height of 296'. (MSL is "mean sea level") Updated estimates: --296' tall --301' drop --81deg drop --5089' long
  15. 22 points
    BSBMX

    Decoding 2020

    I went back into my CAD models to see what I could figure out about the drop angle. Long story short, I'm going to say it's 81deg, possibly 80deg. Anything more than 81 just doesn't line up with what the blueprints give us. In a new CAD model, I laid the overhead image down and created construction points at top of lift (1035.9' point), bottom of first drop (735' point), and all lift footings, including the backbone beginning and end. On a plane perpendicular to this, I laid in the blueprint image of the lift hill. With the drop's bottom being the lowest point in this local area (at an elevation of 735'), I made this my Z zero height. Per the footing coordinates, the backbone footing beginning is about 8' above zero, the backbone footing end is about 13' above zero, and the ground directly below the lift crest is about 15' above zero. Using these 3 points, and the silhouette lines of the support columns on the lift blueprint, I can accurately place and scale the lift hill image to the overhead image. In conjunction to this, using the construction point at the drop bottom (where the 735' height is), I estimated the backbone thickness at 4', I can estimate where the drop backbone is and the track pulling away from it. Laying this out in a sketch and adjusting the backbone angle until it "looks right", an angle of 81deg gets me closest to matching the geometry of Fury and Levi (a drop of 80deg also looks pretty similar too). An angle of 82deg or more introduces in a 'jog' of sorts between the drop and the pullout, where it just doesn't look right. A drop of 85deg definitely is not possible. Here's the overhead image I used: Here's a somewhat isometric image of my sketches: Here's a perpendicular image, showing the 81deg: Here's a silhouette image of the lift's support structure:
  16. 22 points
    silver2005

    Decoding 2020

    I honestly hope after this, KI moves away from building new coasters at the rate they've been. I'd like to see some more creative flats or a decent dark ride, spruce up the non-coaster line up.
  17. 21 points
    collin.klopfstein

    Decoding 2020

    YES I TOLD U GUYS!!!!!
  18. 21 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    I'll send hi-res pics once my friend gets them to me. But here is one for now.
  19. 21 points
    thatguyfromohio

    Decoding 2020

    When you can’t sleep, so you hop on photoshop and create some concept stuff.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 21 points
    medford

    Decoding 2020

    What if I told you that most people already consider KI a major thrill park?
  21. 21 points
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

  22. 20 points
    thatguyfromohio

    Decoding 2020

    44 feet lower than expectations Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 20 points
    Bansheeback

    Decoding 2020

    After seeing the new blueprints, I was able to go up to city hall, obtain the blueprints, and get them scanned. Here are the full resolution, digital copies of the new blueprints. http://bit.ly/kipx2020
  24. 19 points
    Hawaiian Coasters 325

    Decoding 2020

    Also, the new building is going up! Taken in Racer's station by me!
  25. 19 points
    collin.klopfstein

    Decoding 2020

    Guys I’m not even lying we just drove past CSF and the garage doors where open and they where painting track blue, I will get pictures tomorrow when they put it outside (o_o)
  26. 19 points
    DeltaFlyer

    Decoding 2020

    In case anyone was curious....
  27. 19 points
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    Need your help! Take a vote on what name you would like the Giga to be called / think it will be called! Laugh Response for — Polaris Thank You Response for — X-301 Confused Response for — Shooting Star or reply back with a new idea! ... Concept with the most votes will be a part of my no limits recreation with a (semi) professional looking logo!
  28. 19 points
    JCoaster25

    Decoding 2020

    @DustinTheNow Looking forward to seeing your work! But just for fun I figured I'd post a POV of my take on our giga. Enjoy everyone! =)
  29. 19 points
    DiamondBanshee

    Decoding 2020

    I feel like this is a good place to update this and bring it back up Edit: This is not for me, but what I feel is the overwhelming feeling of this thread at the moment Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 19 points
    BSBMX

    Decoding 2020

    More I look at this, this won't be a DB 2.0. Almost every single turn on here, the safety boundary around the track overlaps the track itself, suggesting very steep banking. Some of these look overbanked, certainly at 90deg+, but hard to say at the moment. The trains will be flying thru every turn. Below are turns in order with very steep banking.
  31. 18 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    Will you guys still want construction pictures from the air? Seems as though I am one of the very few people who can get aerial pictures legally, we dont mind helping the community out.
  32. 18 points
    thatguyfromohio

    Decoding 2020

    A to scale layout. I think it’s gonna be bigger than we expect. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  33. 17 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    @XBeastGirlX Great comparison! Speaking of pictures... As soon as the first public riders are on this new coaster, would you all like me to upload every aerial photo I took? All the way from Firehawk being torn down, to a public train on the coaster. Kinda in a timeline type.
  34. 17 points
    standbyme

    Decoding 2020

    Oh how I miss The Interpreter when I see certain posts!
  35. 17 points
    KI_FAN_4_LIFE

    Decoding 2020

  36. 17 points
    lifetimecoaster

    Decoding 2020

    Absolutely, sourced from Midwest Coaster Fans. Edit: it appears that there is a concrete truck there with the drill.
  37. 17 points
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

    This is a bit of a novel so grab your popcorn. My friend first sent me the blueprints when they got leaked and I'm not going to lie, I was disappointed. I thought this layout was going to dominate anything we've ever seen, trump Fury, MF and other gigas across the globe. Then when people started calculating the hight as less than 325 and later even less than 300, I got even more disappointed. When I saw that the length was less than Diamondback I just got angry. How could they do this to us? We've waited patiently for years and this is what you give us? Then I realized something After thinking, I think this coaster, based off of the blueprints provided will be just what the park needs. Think about it, "the world's tallest hypercoaster" "the only hyper coaster with a 300ft drop." That's something that can't be taken away from us. People getting mad that it might be 4 feet short of 300 saying "why not more?" forget the potential of a true record breaker. As I've said on this thread before, I'd rather have the tallest hyper than the shortest giga. This is something we can claim as our own. If we were to get a giga at that was say 330 or 350 ft, someone would eventually beat us and we wouldn't hold that title. We still have a 300 drop which I'm happy with. In terms of length I was a little surprised at how short it was, especially the fact that it's shorter than Diamondback, but when you think about it this ride is going to haul the entire time. Would I like it to be longer? Yes. Would I like it to be taller? Maybe. Would I want things changed on it? Personally yes, but other people might disagree with me on what I would like changed. At the end of the day it's still a coaster we could be Michigan's Adventure, Valleyfair, Worlds of Fun, or even Dorney Park and get nothing. We've gotten more in the past 10 years in terms of coasters than most Six Flags parks and most parks in the chain. I think this coaster is going to be extremely underrated when it comes out and there might be some hidden surprises at the park hasn't shared with us yet. They're not even acknowledging that anything's going on so this addition could bring big things for the park in ways that people wouldn't even think about. Personally, I think that the straight out and back layout leaves a ton of room for future expansion as opposed to having it go all over the place. I feel like when they decided to design this coaster they were thinking of the future. My two cents
  38. 17 points
    ethancoaster

    Decoding 2020

    Sorry for low quality pics, OneDrive isn’t working on my PC so I can’t screenshot at the moment. However, I’ve been working on a recreation in Planet Coaster. This is the ride profile:
  39. 17 points
    Reesesp56

    Decoding 2020

    I cope with humor
  40. 17 points
    Codyfryguy

    Decoding 2020

    All I can think about right now [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  41. 17 points
    Shaggy

    Decoding 2020

    My guess is, there's a need to raise the floor above grade.
  42. 16 points
    BSBMX

    Decoding 2020

    I created a visual of the station in CAD using the blueprint data. The blueprints left a lot of unknown dimensions, but tracing over the silhouette images and using the known dimensions got me a pretty close representation of the station, IMO. Overall, building is 40' wide, 50' long, 39' tall, with the main platform being 20' off the ground. Main entrance steps on rear of station, which will have some kind of wall separating two individual queues up the entrance steps, a set of exit steps and elevator on the front of the station, and a set of maintenance steps on the transfer side of the station as well as at the bottom of the exit steps. A lot of fine details are not shown here (railings, steps, metal siding, etc.). Adding all that superfluous detail brings my laptop to its knees, and would take several more hours to create, so it's just not going to happen...anyways, here's some pics. I plan on dropping it into my footings/piers CAD model soon to get a better overview visualization of the whole area.
  43. 16 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    Sounds like I may be needed again soon...
  44. 16 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    Hello? All I hear are crickets here... Another low-res picture. Zoom in if needed.
  45. 16 points
    malem

    Critical tone on the forum

    In recent weeks, we've noticed that the tone on the forum has taken a sharply critical turn, and we'd like to ask for everyone's help in fixing it. KIC is all about sharing our appreciation for the park and the industry, and we want to keep the discussion as open to as many opinions as possible. At the same time, snarky comments make the forum less fun to read and contribute to. It's getting old, and we need it to stop. Specifically, we're asking that critical comments be respectful; sarcasm and exaggeration should be avoided. Ideally, tell the park how they should improve; Kings Island is always looking for feedback here and on social media. Honest opinions and experiences, both positive and negative, are always welcome to be shared here. If you see posts that are creating an overly negative tone, reminding the poster to keep it constructive and/or using the "Report" button would be most appreciated. Thanks everyone for your attention to this matter. -Your KIC mods
  46. 16 points
    HandsUp

    Decoding 2020

    I don't think any of this has spoiled anything unless you've allowed it to. GP folks I've talked to are simply head over heels that KI is getting a coaster that will approach the height of the Eiffel Tower-that's it. It's easy to lose perspective when you're stuck in an echo chamber of disappointment over minutiae. Most normal people will be incredibly excited. Just because you opened your present early and didn't like it so much doesn't mean others will do the same.
  47. 16 points
    teenageninja

    Decoding 2020

    Wake me up when there is something interesting to discuss instead of going in circles over and over again how this coaster is going to suck because it isn't the tallest or longest giga. Or how the plans can't be real because you are disappointed. JFC.
  48. 16 points
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

  49. 16 points
    supertrooper

    Decoding 2020

    I realize it comes off sounding like an entitled brat to say that I'm disappointed, but I am disappointed. Yeah, it's a giga, but just barely. And I wouldn't even mind the height if the layout looked a little more inspired, but I don't see anything interesting about it. Yeah, yeah, I know: "Don't ride it then. One less person in line for me. Blah blah blah". I'll ride it, and I'll probably enjoy it, but it just seems like a waste of potential.
  50. 16 points
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

    I feel like if the official height is under 300ft we'll be roasted by the amusement park community
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