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  1. 30 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Photos

    Here are my pics from yesterday. Didnt take any professional camera up. Just with my S9+. Plus, was a little bumpy. Watermarked because some people. And these definitely are "exclusive".
  2. 21 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Photos

    Ehh. I'll be nice and upload one on here early. Enjoy!!
  3. 19 points
    collin.klopfstein

    Orion Construction Photos

    I made a random twitter account with a random name and put this , wow thanks chad
  4. 18 points
  5. 16 points
    thatguyfromohio

    Orion Construction Photos

    Girlfriend: “you’re obsessed” [emoji849] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 15 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Photos

    Alright. Ya got me. Couldn't upload this here in full resolution, so had to dumb it down.
  7. 15 points
    JonahWilliamson

    Orion Construction Photos

    sixohdieselrage taking off with all of KICentral
  8. 15 points
    To add to @collin.klopfstein's picture...
  9. 14 points
    Alex103

    The Original Bat

    Had this shirt for 36 years now. It doesn’t fit like it did when I was 5 but I can’t bring myself to throw it out. The cape was a great marketing idea!
  10. 14 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Photos

    I got pics. I'll upload them when I get a chance. Btw, parking lot looked PACKED today.
  11. 13 points
    Ok, not trying to make fun of this or anyone here, but I literally got on this forum on this page and this is a summary of what I saw:
  12. 13 points
    Fye Coasters

    Orion Construction Photos

    IT HAS GONE VERTICAL!!! https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/september/vertical-construction-begins-on-new-orion-roller-coaster
  13. 13 points
    Don logs onto Ki Central, *clicks download* *Upload maps to website* *cracks knuckles* "ahhhh what a day"
  14. 13 points
  15. 13 points
    We got a piece of the drop on the highway!!!
  16. 12 points
    I know I got one to many pieces in it but we will run with this until it gets a little more exciting If y'all throw it on the gram tag me: jonah.williamson tryna grab that follower count ya feel
  17. 12 points
    One more for today. More tomorrow. Wait a moment.
  18. 12 points
    I am one of those seasonal jobs that is affected by this decision (though my direct report boss still says he wants me back next year, though not sure in what capacity since I was a rides manager?). I still have a very bad feeling. Almost a kicked in the gut feeling. Coney was my first job and I loved going into work there. It was more than just a job, it was my passion. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and had hoped to take my two young kids there for years to come. It definitely had its niche market. Yes, weekdays were not super busy, but the crowds still would show up for Balloon glow, and group picnics. The person that started the petition is Mark Bailey, who is a former rides operator and fellow rides manager at Coney. He also has a background in architecture like me. I was concerned at the beginning of the season when the weekday rides hours were reduced and Round Up was removed. I hope that they have a vision and that their plan is successful. I respectfully disagree with the direction they are going in. I think lack of investment on the rides side hurt badly. The last new attractions that were added were Top Spin and Fender Bender in 2015.
  19. 12 points
    Words cannot adequately describe how I feel right now. I have spent over half of my life working at Coney in the rides department. It was my first job. I enjoyed going into work everyday there. Yes, I did get paid for going in, but I have a full time architecture job, and this was my side hustle. I truly enjoyed working there, and helping to create memories for people riding the rides. I made quite a few friends over the years working there, many of them have reached out to me today. My hope is that those in charge know what they are doing and that the park will continue to thrive in the future. Today was also made worse by the fact that my aunt also passed away in Arizona today. Not a great day, to say the least.
  20. 12 points
    CoasterOhio

    Orion Construction Photos

    Should I tell them?
  21. 12 points
    I can vouch for the accuracy of the text on the aerial photo since I put it there. I was Kenny VanMeter's fireman on the first public run of the railroad on the morning of April 29, 1972. I was also running #12 the night we derailed on the old horseshoe curve. It was not because of tight curves. The fill dirt in that little ravine settled and the inner rail was lower than the outer rail. The loco held the tender up in the air and the front tender axle derailed at the princely speed of 5 MPH (I was taking it slowly on purpose). No trains or humans were harmed in the derailment, but we had to walk the passengers home since #19 was up on jacks getting a new crankpin. I got home at 1 AM that night. The architect followed Crown's recommendation to the letter: 150' minimum radius. You will notice that the front trucks of the locos have very wide wheels to handle tight curves which have to be laid to more than 36" gage to reduce wear. The early Crowns had normal width wheels and had problems. The contractor also followed the architect to the letter: no tie plates, no expansion joints, and everything gaged very tight to 36". We were wearing metal flakes off the insides of the rails and we had a sun kink out by the Conestoga wagon on hot days that pulled the hoses apart and set the brakes. Since we had to wait until winter to fix the track, we put extension pipes on the coaches so the hoses were closer together. They are probably still there. It was pioneer railroading and it took a couple years to get the bugs out, but that was part of the fun. Lew Brown was a player/manager, running the trains part of the day and maintaining them the other part, so he always knew exactly what they needed. Parks today need to go back to that business model for their steam operations, but it is hard to find people who know enough about them now. Hopefully Thomas and Friends will breed a whole new generation of steam fans to keep things alive. If it weren't for the new Crown train ride which consumed 1/3 of the land (the old smaller Chance Manufacturing train at Coney was sold to World of Golf in Florence) the park wouldn't have been much bigger than Coney that first year. Ed McHale, the Park Manager, loved the train and lavished both land and props on it. He rode nearly every day. --Denis
  22. 12 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    Orion Construction Photos

    My photos from earlier today.
  23. 12 points
    I made another version with your guys feedback
  24. 12 points
    flightoffear1996

    Orion Construction Photos

    Good thing they did the draggers otherwise the fountains wouldn’t be working by now
  25. 12 points
    You guys are killing me. LEDs are lame. We need flames and pyrotechnics.
  26. 12 points
    Wow here are some of wild gravity travels photos but someone said if I see a anti rollback system on a piece of track say code red.... CODE RED http://www.wildgravitytravels.com/orion-kings-island-2020-update-19/
  27. 12 points
    BoddaH1994

    Kings Island Memes

  28. 12 points
    Here's one other stat that wasn't talked about. As well as being in the top 10 for speed, Orion will also have the 7th largest drop in the world
  29. 11 points
    SonofBaconator

    Orion Construction Photos

    Leave. Now.
  30. 11 points
    Wouldn’t the rattle on Diamondback be considered a feature?
  31. 11 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    Orion Construction Photos

    Here ya go!
  32. 11 points
    FUN&ONLY!

    Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020

    So here’s this...
  33. 11 points
  34. 11 points
    Heres what the map may look like
  35. 11 points
    Call me the minority but I wouldn't mind if they removed the bins from Diamondback
  36. 11 points
    I have seen DB pumping trains out before the one in front of it has gotten to the helix on multiple trips his season. I also feel KI is one of the best when it comes to capacity, even when there is an occasional stacking. There is a balance between capacity and safety which we have to consider too. 99% of the capacity issues is usually riders not getting in correctly, not trying the test seat, or not putting stuff away. KI makes other parks (even other CF parks) look bad with KI's great capacity. I think we are spoiled in that regard and most KI fans don't realize it. Getting back on topic, I am ok with no bins in the station for Orion. I thought it was silly when they started that at Banshee, but after seeing how much it helped the ride ops and capacity, I was fine with it.
  37. 11 points
    7:21 am track update, giga track being shipped today
  38. 10 points
    Here is a pic showing more of the track. I thinned it down so file size isnt as big, but wont be as detailed.
  39. 10 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Photos

    We dont like to use the word bomb when it comes to planes.
  40. 10 points
    SonofBaconator

    Orion Construction Photos

    Isn't this contradictory?
  41. 10 points
  42. 10 points
    nice screenshot of the orion construction with fog and a sunrise
  43. 10 points
    PatchesC

    Area 72 Bathrooms: The Ride

    @Maverick44 did you find the Area 72 restroom?
  44. 10 points
    Ben43065

    Orion Construction Photos

    Actually the animation did indeed show the color change for the supports. (Sorry for the poor photo quality, the YouTube promo shows it more clearly)
  45. 10 points
    Maverick44

    Orion Construction Photos

    I have pics from my trip yesterday. I will load them up in a bit. * Here are my construction photos from yesterday!
  46. 10 points
    Holy crap @Fye Coasters
  47. 10 points
    Drove by the other say since I was over there and saw a police officer sitting in the parking lot for the office building. I think they're trying to track down @collin.klopfstein. (In reality, he was looking for speeders.)
  48. 10 points
    Was it this piece? This was on I-275 this morning. Photo courtesy of Megan Horwarth on Facebook (permission to post photo was granted)
  49. 9 points
    Maverick44

    Orion Construction Photos

    I think Big Red is on its way to KI!? You can’t see but it is red!! On 270 going south in Columbus!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  50. 9 points
    PatchesC

    Orion Construction Photos

    This should solve the whole Area 72 bathrooms: the government didn't acknowledge Area 51 existed for how long? For all we know there are bathrooms already and KI just doesn't tell us
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