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  1. 65 points
  2. 41 points
    Wolf Like Me

    Decoding 2020

    So my buddy caught a glimpse of the crew testing the equipment again tonight and this popped up on the screen! Could it be?!? SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT
  3. 38 points
    Wolf Like Me

    Decoding 2020

    Whoa! I was reloading the blog page due to all the supposed changes being made and found this??? I think I just found the name and logo for the new coaster? Uhhh..... SPOILER ALERT??
  4. 33 points
    Hawaiian Coasters 325

    Decoding 2020

    Look who I found!
  5. 32 points
    Enchanted Voyage Lover

    Decoding 2020

    Got a few shots this morning. Can confirm PVC electrical pipe. But look who else was on top of the Eiffel Tower snapping photos. No clues or hints.
  6. 31 points
    beastfan11

    Decoding 2020

    Haven’t we talked about leaving John Matarese alone?
  7. 31 points
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

    Dude leave John Matarese alone
  8. 29 points
    KIdurbin

    Decoding 2020

    Track is loaded
  9. 29 points
    JCoaster25

    Decoding 2020

    Deleted.
  10. 28 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    Decoding 2020

    PSA: The decoding thread will be locked after tomorrows announcement, then the construction thread will be for construction updates. Once we have the official press release, I will create an announcement thread of the new ride info and it will be become the general discussion about it.
  11. 28 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    Decoding 2020

    @malem and I have asked very nicely and multiple times in the last few days to stay on topic, to be respectful, and for the language to be family friendly. At this point we continue to see this being ignored. We will be cleaning up this thread to the topic at hand. Anyone who continues to not follow these simple rules will be getting a warning and possible loss of posting privileges. We have hesitated on taking this harsh of a stand. Guys, we are in the middle of making history at Kings Island with what appears to be the biggest investment ever. KI may not get another investment like this for decades. Are you going to remember and celebrate it with your KIC family, or are you you going to possibly miss out because you did not agree with someone's post?
  12. 27 points
    Magenta Lizard

    Decoding 2020

    Posters are currently up. If they were down, it was temporary.
  13. 26 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    Oh lookie here... And yes, my phone camera sucks.
  14. 26 points
    supertrooper

    Decoding 2020

    Look what I just found! Just kidding, I made it. But I wouldn't be surprised it we see something similar.
  15. 26 points
    MrSourNinja

    Decoding 2020

    So this is a thing...
  16. 25 points
    Enchanted Voyage Lover

    Decoding 2020

    Here are some shots I took on the way home tonight.
  17. 24 points
    Thank heavens. We can use fewer overly-entitled passholders at the park. (Not my creation but spot on)
  18. 24 points
    Magenta Lizard

    Decoding 2020

    Ill get the full wall after I ride fof
  19. 23 points
    Rallyomalley

    Decoding 2020

    Well sh*t. LITERALLY. Well played Liz.
  20. 22 points
    FUN&ONLY!

    Decoding 2020

    Before the announcement, I would like to thank everyone for allowing us to be where we are right now. If it weren’t for the work of all of you, this thread would not have been so successful. It was a truly enjoyable experience, and I am glad I got to experience it firsthand. I would like to thank some people individually: @sixohdieselrage, thank you so much for those aerial photos. They really helped us get a better idea of the scale of this coaster. @RuthlessAirtime and @DustinTheNow, thanks for those awesome concept videos you created. They really were amazing! @collin.klopfstein, thank you for all of the track updates. You were the one to first see the blue track and tell us about it. @Fye Coasters and @Magenta Lizard, thank you so much for those awesome construction and teaser updates. We all enjoyed seeing those. @BSBMX and @fryoj, thanks for the blueprint decoding and answers to questions we had. Those were super helpful. @Bansheeback, thank you for getting us those blueprints. Those were crucial to the decoding. @Hawaiian Coasters 325 and @Maverick44, thank you for those awesome giga concepts you used to make. They were really cool, and I enjoyed them! Thanks to all of those who I may have forgotten to mention who played a big role in the decoding of the project. Your help was also greatly appreciated! While I certainly thank these people for all they have done, I would also like to thank each and every one of you who I didn’t mention for being here and contributing to the decoding. I really enjoyed all of it.
  21. 22 points
    collin.klopfstein

    Decoding 2020

    track update: ITS GONE
  22. 22 points
    BoddaH1994

    Decoding 2020

    Don’t be sorry. Trust me, we appreciate it! My thought is that they are holding off on delivering track until after Thursday. I’m not ruling out having a piece of track there for the announcement, though.
  23. 22 points
    RollerRaven

    Decoding 2020

    I've been lurking around this thread since nearly the beginning, and with the announcement just a few days away, I decided it was finally time to make an account and join in! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it to KI this year, but I did have the opportunity to go to Carowinds for the first time. Fury 325 is an amazing ride, and I can't wait to have a giga at my favorite park!
  24. 22 points
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

  25. 22 points
    BoddaH1994

    Decoding 2020

    So to be clear for the sake of people not having to scroll back so far, Coney Mall with select rides, games, and restaurants will be open until 10p on Thursday. I have also been informed that they will be staffing someone from admissions until 10:00, so you can still enter the park after 8:00. As far as people booing the stats and stuff, the best thing I can tell you is to don’t be “that guy.” If they ride offers a good experience, then who cares about the stats? Also, and I have to admit that I skipped about 10 pages of reading but I’m sure it’s noted that in today’s conference call they mentioned that they were investing $120,000,000 in rides next year. That’s a lot!! Even if our coaster is $30 million (which I doubt) that still leaves a ton of room - despite the fact that most parks haven’t announced yet. If they were big cap ex’s we’d probably know. I think there might be some sort of show element to our giga that sets it apart. Not like “the shed” or anything like Haggrets, but maybe a show/queue building like FOF’s. There is that “prop building” that the line goes through. Wouldn’t that be cool??
  26. 22 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    Decoding 2020

    Why the hate on those restraints? I think they are some of the best restraints.
  27. 22 points
    SpectralBeacon

    Decoding 2020

    Hey all, I did a quick perspective match on the picture from the WildGravity Twitter page (Available Here) All current posters line up properly with each other (FOFs poster was off by like an inch or so), and this shows the available space left.
  28. 21 points
    Your entire post is very well said, @BoddaH1994. Since 2009, Cedar Fair will have installed four roller coasters that are reliable, comfortable to ride, have huge throughput, and are marketable to a regional population well beyond their first year. In addition to that, their other additions have been aimed at improving an overall guest experience. Those additions all beat Tomb Raider, Italian Job, and Son of Beast by almost every metric. Kings Island (and by extension Cedar Fair) couldn't care less whether this ride is taller, faster, better, etc than any of the chain's other coasters. That's completely and totally irreverent. They're not worried about attracting ACERS, TPR folks, or YouTube reviewers (cause ya'll are gonna show up anyways), they want the suburban family with expendable income to come, purchase a pass, have a good time, find value, and spend more year after year. And by all indications—that strategy is working out quite well for them.
  29. 21 points
    Magenta Lizard

    Decoding 2020

    More prep work for the announcement
  30. 21 points
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    And here we are! Just 2 days before the big announcement! It’s been a long journey since we’ve seen the first leaks back in May. And it’s been an honor to be a part of this. To actually bring the blueprints into a software and layout the entire coaster is truely next leve stuff! Here’s some epic images from my final prediction of what this coaster will look like. Enjoy! #TEOTWAWKI
  31. 20 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    This view is about to really change. Let's bring on the construction!
  32. 20 points
    decyferite

    Decoding 2020

    So after thinking for the last 3 days that we didn't get any photos from the tower of the construction site as I thought the battery went dead on the camera, I went down the tower before my wife could tell me she brought an extra battery, and just telling me tonight she got photos, I'm going to post what she shot on Saturday. Wasn't much going on, but on some she could get pretty close... Also adding DB splashdown from the tower lol
  33. 20 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    Decoding 2020

    It seems in the last few days things have gotten a little tense in this thread. The mods are asking that everyone take a minute and review these simplified TOS rules to make this a welcoming and friendly place to discuss our beloved park and the industry. Use proper grammar to the best of your ability. Limit the use of text shorthand. When embedding an image that is not yours, always post a hyperlink to the source under the image. Posts must have more than one word. When replying to a certain post in a thread, use the quote button so other members know what post you are replying to. Do not double post (multiple posts in a row in the same thread). If you wish to reply to more than one person, you can quote multiple posts in a single post. Post factual information when responding in a thread. Don’t exaggerate the truth. Please report posts that have false information. Stay on topic as much a possible. Arial footage from drones are not permitted. Be respectful of fellow KIC members.
  34. 20 points
    Kingshaven

    Decoding 2020

    Top 1-9 Bottom Fence Placement
  35. 19 points
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    Final POV! Enjoy it guys! This should basically be what the park releases tomorrow! The only unknown is the name, honestly. Again, give it a watch, like and subscribe for more great coaster content and analysis. @BlueFireCoaster
  36. 19 points
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    Alright everyone! Here it is! After hours of work and revamping, and adding details, here is the final prediction for the KI Giga! Please give this video a watch and subscribe! ... There’s even a possiblity we will LIVE STREAM the event tomorrow! #TEOTWAWKI #KI2020
  37. 19 points
    JTW

    Decoding 2020

    Here's a friendly reminder that some of us have been reading silently without cluttering up an already very extensive thread. Thank you to the contributors for providing us with the best information available at the time of posting. Thank you to KIC staff for keeping it mostly on topic and under control.
  38. 19 points
    Hawaiian Coasters 325

    Decoding 2020

    LOL I love it!
  39. 19 points
    DiamondBanshee

    Decoding 2020

    ^Thats honestly the best thing I’ve seen in a LONG time lmao. Thank you for your gift to all of us. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  40. 19 points
    Cedar Fair Fanboy

    Decoding 2020

    Yo they added another poster on.
  41. 18 points
    In the spring of 2020 Kings Island fans from around the world will have the opportunity to ride biggest roller coaster in Kings Island history, Orion. After Millennium Force was introduced at Cedar Point in 2000, Kings Island enthusiasts have wanted a roller coaster just as big and tall at their park. Ever since, KICentral.com members have been discussing and dreaming about what a Giga (300ft) coaster at Kings Island would look like, making it one of the most talked about subjects on the forums. The wait for a Giga coaster will be over next spring. Brad Perdue, media director of KICentral states: "KICentral is very excited to see Orion added to the coaster lineup at Kings Island. We feel this will be a great new thrill ride for the park and will help draw in thrill seekers for years to come." Stay tuned here at KICentral to keep up to date with construction updates and discussions as we anticipate opening day of the 2020 season. Orion will plunge riders down an exhilarating 300-foot drop before sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills at speeds of up to 91 mph. Racing along 5,321 feet of track, it will be Kings Island’s tallest, fastest and longest steel coaster. “Orion reflects Kings Island’s commitment to providing top notch thrills and value to our guests,” said Mike Koontz, Kings Island’s vice president and general manager. “Beginning today, coaster enthusiasts from around the world are adding Orion to their list of must-ride coasters in 2020.” Orion’s Backstory Themed to the park’s new Area 72, the ride features the latest prototype vehicle developed by the Project X initiative. Scientists are in a race against time to develop technology capable of weaving transport vehicles through a coming meteor storm and traveling to a new planet within the Orion constellation. For the program to be successful, it needs volunteers to help with testing. Stats Ride Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard Coaster Type: Steel Classification: Giga Lift/Launch System: Chain lift hill Duration: 3 minutes Trains: 3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are seated 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train Capacity: 1,650 riders per hour Minimum Height Requirement: 54 inches Ride Opening: Spring 2020 300-foot first drop seven more hills 5,321 feet of track speeds up to 91 mph KICentral Orion Rides Page: https://kicentral.com/rides/orion/ KICentral Orion Construction Updates thread: https://kicentral.com/forums/index.php?/topic/34946-project-x-construction-updates/
  42. 18 points
    shizzzon

    Orion Construction Updates

    For all those focusing on the stats, let me chime in here because many think it's the Lite version of a giga. I've road every giga coaster in North America and their parks hypers as well and know just by watching the rendering what type of giga this is. Millennium force- focuses on speed and maintaining it. I305- this is a 1 off. Unholy speed first few seconds then turns into Maverick. Leviathan- 1st giga from b&m. First 2/3 of the ride, pretty intense then we have to ride over some brakes and it loses its giga feel then it just randomly ends... Fury 325- first half, very intense, last half... replica of how hypers feel towards their end. Orion- Very intense.... NO TRIM BRAKES, NO Mid brake.. just pure speed like MF. But it's short? EXACTLY! GOOD! Why is that good? Look what happened to Fury 325 by making it super long. At some point, it just meanders on along at much slower speeds just looking for the loading station. KI wants you to feel Intensity to the max. This rollercoaster will NOT slow down to regain your thoughts on what just happened 5 seconds ago. You won't be able to process anything after the pinnacle of the first drop until your completely stopped at the end cheering that this is a Speed Demon. Giga coasters are suppose to be fast because they are taller and because of this, their ride duration will be lower than a hyper. Trying to match durational ride time to a hyper gives you the slow down effects Leviathan abs Fury 325 have. Trust me, this is NO poor design.
  43. 18 points
    Enchanted Voyage Lover

    Decoding 2020

    I’m up on the tower. They just put some firework shots on top of Hanger 18.
  44. 18 points
    Browntggrr

    Decoding 2020

    And just think that just a few weeks ago some believed the park was so upset about people looking into the submitted blueprints that there would be no teasers. I hope that the teasing that has transpired since has COMPLETELY squashed that theory due to the sheer effort the park has put in. KI/ CF media relations (or whoever had a hand in the teasing) deserves a well round of applause!
  45. 18 points
    malem

    Decoding 2020

    There are a lot more people who read KIC than who actively post on any given day. For people trying to catch up on a day of decoding, reading pages of people arguing is not fun. No one wants to kill the fun, but let's try to stay on-topic as much as possible in this thread. Other threads exist to discuss other topics, including the random discussion thread for posts that don't fit into any topic. The arguing and disrespect has really gotten out of hand here. Everyone's help in keeping the conversation civil is appreciated.
  46. 18 points
    collin.klopfstein

    Decoding 2020

    YESSSS MY DAD SAID I CAN GO TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!!!
  47. 18 points
    LuckyluvsKI

    Decoding 2020

    Here's the official announcement poster I don't think I saw another post it yet.
  48. 18 points
    ohiocoasterfan

    Decoding 2020

    From 8/5. Best resolution I’ve seen of the site.
  49. 18 points
    KI FANATIC 37

    Decoding 2020

    Next Thursday it is!
  50. 18 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Decoding 2020

    Can yall stop posting just to boost your post count? K, thanks.
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