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  1. Yes, compare the capacity of to Looks like IJST has better capacity, I mean this rocket only has 2 windows. Found this footer near Flight Deck, lol. This one is for Big Sexy, I found some green intamin track at the park and took a picture of it. I can't help but laugh every single time I look at this thread. It is pretty much a joke, so what's posted above this is a joke as well. I'd love to be able to actually find substance in this thread.
    10 points
  2. I too have a feel for the layout. Well.... This will be my first post ever on here so hopefully I don't get attacked! With that said, I have a feeling that the old SOB station might be used. I think Don really wanted to reply with this
    9 points
  3. KI's Drop Tower really isn't all that complicated(mechanically at least) and it really is a what you see is what you get type deal. At the top, there is nothing more than drive motors and large spools for the cables to wrap around. A ride to the top is achieved via a small elevator. At the bottom, there are hydraulic buffers which raise when the gondola is lifted up by the catch car. There are also load cells at the bottom, which do not move, that measure the weight of the gondola. The spinning of the gondola is achieved via motor driven rubber tires on the legs of the catch car with support w
    7 points
  4. Big Sexy, you should just quit while your ahead.... I'm not sure he ever was ahead....
    7 points
  5. KI is getting a flyer????
    7 points
  6. We haven't "realistically decoded" since page one.
    7 points
  7. http://falconsfury.com/en/Parks/BuschGardens_Tampa/Home/Attractions/Rides/Falcons-Fury This is crazy.
    6 points
  8. I'm starting to agree with you. Early on I was leaning towards a Giga, but now it does look like it may be a Invert. Before someone attacks me I don't have an inside scoop, just a guess.
    5 points
  9. Oh what a memory!!! I grew up on Geauga Lake and worked the Dominator for a season up there. That's why I am hoping for a floorless. There are not too many around (8 in the U.S). Talk about a way to take a market and push a CP and KI combined ticket!!!
    5 points
  10. Be sure to ride the Freedom Train, say hi to Pat for me, and if you go to the water park, ride Rhino Blaster for me (but not before you go on Pilgram's Plunge.) Wait a minute..
    5 points
  11. B&M invert is my guess, and a tall one at that...
    5 points
  12. Just curious - what was your previous account name here?
    5 points
  13. Come on Crypt, why are you wasting your time with this cretin?
    5 points
  14. No reputable contractor is going to work on real property where the contracting party has no real estate interest. And the state isn't going to pay to work on a roller coaster when Hart & Co. have the legal right to walk away. Nor does it make ANY sense to work on the rides before the presumed future of the park is legally set in stone. Besides, you recently assured one and sundry that construction is going on in the park.
    4 points
  15. there are some rides i won't ride b/c the spin too much (monster/scrambler/etc...) or b/c of my fear of heights, not related to roller coasters (ie drop zone, WindSeeker) but my least favorite attraction is one that applies to KI's smallest guest. Snoopy's splash pad, I can't say enough how idiotic I think it is to have something designed for 4 & 5 year olds, that isn't exactly condusive to your average adult guest, where the 4 & 5 year old (or younger) enters the attraction on one side, and exits the attraction on the complete opposite side out of view from the parents waiting at the
    4 points
  16. ...and according to these forums, we're getting all of them.
    4 points
  17. If you go up with someone you're not real close with, you are when you get back down.
    4 points
  18. Seriously...ride Maggie sans trims, excellent ride. I've had that priviledge only a few times and it's worth it every time. Dunno how someone doesn't like maggie, it's an icon, it's a classic, and it still rocks...Never have I seen this opinion before but ah well
    4 points
  19. They are moving slingshot and putting in a better designed version only this time the ball will detach and you'll get points for things you knock down and break. It will be called Angry Birds!
    4 points
  20. The Golden Ticket Awards hold no value.
    4 points
  21. Many companies have a policy of not reading any product suggestions, for fear that a submitter could claim ownership if something similar is later developed.
    3 points
  22. I didn't know that Don "tore down" anything at Kings Island. I was also unaware that he is in the process of building anything at Kings Island......These seem like new developements!
    3 points
  23. Don, People will come Don, they will come to Ohio for reasons they can't even fathom. The will turn into the parking lot not even sure why they are doing it. They will arive at the gate just as inocente as children longing for the past. Of course we won't mind if you look around you'l say its only $37.99 a person. They will pass over the money without even thinking about it, for it is money they have and roller coasters they like. Don just tell us what it is your building. They will walk in the park, sit on the rides on a SONNY afternoon. They will buy speed passes for there favoret rid
    3 points
  24. It's fun next to none. Come see how it's done. No one can even come close. Kings Island: the fun and only! No one can do what we do. The only thing missing is you. This place has got it all. Kings Island: the fun and only! I miss that commercial.
    3 points
  25. That's because there isn't any mystery construction and Thunder Run isn't being rehabbed. Because, who the hell would be paying for that?
    3 points
  26. My two least favorites are the only ones that I actually know how many times I've ridden them (1 each, enough to know I don't care to ride it again) **Son of Beast** **Drop Tower** And much to my delight, nobody can ever drag me back onto Son of Beast!!!
    3 points
  27. I didn't understand what you were saying because it made no sense. The lease extension was not proposed so that the fair board could spend more money (as you're claiming) - they were already paying to guard the park and have been ever since it closed. Wanna know why the extension was approved, because... From: http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/newsroom-243.html He couldn't nail down a lease then, because he HAD NO FINANCING. If he had any financing, you'd think he would play that up to the press and make that into big news as you know his whole plan is contingent on.... what's that, alex?
    3 points
  28. Waaaaait a second. So now we're getting an Arrow looper!?! Sweet!
    3 points
  29. Be prepared for long lines and lots of downtime!
    3 points
  30. That seems like a small amount of seats for a major park. I bet capacity will be awful.
    3 points
  31. Little birdy tells me that they're building another slingshot and that they will launch the two at each other to make the ride more thrilling.
    3 points
  32. Guys, I don't know this, but I seriously seriously doubt that they are moving Slingshot back. This is far to much work for such a little amount of extra space. It would be a waste of time and money.
    3 points
  33. After a far too long stay from not stepping foot in the park, I finally, finally! Got back today. I started with a B-line straight for the old SOB plains, where i found an odd cylindrical structure with metal rods. I took note of the removal area and with that being set, started on my hypothesis strategy. After I wanted to start with a classic, The Racer. To where I did ride it many times, I had to switch trains from a minor technical reason. Then I wandered back to the Italian Stunt Job for a few classic rides on a favorite. I actually noticed something, a favorite ride had some of my favorit
    3 points
  34. And this is a bad thing? The reason you don't see issues from Beemers that you see from Intamins is because B&M sticks with tried-and-true methods that still deliver. You don't need a 400 foot tall, 120 mph launching coaster to draw crowds. You do if your park already has a hyper and a giga... And since Cedar Point added a 420 foot tall coaster, they've added a 105 foot coaster and a 170 foot coaster. Since Six Flags Great Adventure added a 456 foot tall coaster, they've added a 181 foot coaster and a 154 foot coaster. Both parks seem to be doing fairly well in this post-one-upping-the
    3 points
  35. I don't think anyone can say any large roller coaster is a "snooze fest" with a straight face. Slow moving boat rides are a snooze fest.
    3 points
  36. Okkkkkkk.....you just joined yesterday, and now after only 5 posts you're already being a little assertive. Calm down and go with the flow.
    3 points
  37. If the attraction used trains made to look like Winnebagos......
    3 points
  38. Those footers will just be holding up potted plants to make the campground look nice.
    3 points
  39. Yesterday at Coasting for Kids, Don asked us for suggestions for next year's event. Somebody suggested that the new ride should be included in the event, to which Don responded by saying that it would be rather difficult to marathon a campground. Case closed.
    3 points
  40. Dominator is the only floorless without a zero g roll.
    2 points
  41. The bank is willing to lend a part of the funding that Hart & Co. requested, but ONLY part, and that is with the state land as collateral. Mr. Hart could easily finance this out of his pocket change. It is telling that he is seeking investors (and the state's land) to bear a risk he is apparently unwilling to himself totally assume.
    2 points
  42. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! I want to ride this NOW! I am definitely going to have to try to plan a trip to Florida next year. This looks awesome!
    2 points
  43. According to who? Enthusiasts?
    2 points
  44. I'm pretty sure those footers in the Flight Deck queue were used to hold up the props from when the ride was still called Top Gun.
    2 points
  45. Invertigo. It's short. It's awkward staring at strangers sitting across from you. And it hurts. No thanks.
    2 points
  46. .....a different take on that "High Five" coaster?
    2 points
  47. Last bulleted item:
    2 points
  48. Nice trip report! I tried to pull money out of my ears, but got bills instead! Haha
    2 points
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