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  1. Want to be among the first riders on Mystic Timbers? Here's your chance!
    10 points
  2. Well, the last bent was lifted in place today!
    9 points
  3. We have a ride that does inversions with lap bars currently.
    7 points
  4. I don't know if we do or not, but I don't plan to be the one to spoil it. I couldn't resist, I'll be there!
    5 points
  5. Was this actually that big of a rumor? Oh well--at any rate: I agree that an inversion wasn't likely. GCI has stated before that they'll do inversions if a park wants them, but based on what has been shown and/or leaked, there just wasn't any room in the layout for one. The biggest portion of the shed is basically confirmed at this point to contain That being said, there are several wooden AND steel coasters that do inversions with just lap bars--no overhead harnesses at all. Examples include Mind Bender and Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia, Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiest
    5 points
  6. After booking at Camp Wilderness I remember how much I miss the campground. So wish KI had their own lodging options....I understand why they don't but I really, really wish they would. Not all passholders live in Cincinnati.
    4 points
  7. So basically every B&M since Banshee that's been installed at a CF park has failed miserably at raising your heart rate even a little........which is one ride, Valravn. Seems like a broad statement to make based off such a small sample size.
    3 points
  8. For those who may not have seen it yet, The Vortex sign has been refurbished and polished off for the rides 30th anniversary. I think it looks very nice but what is your opinion on it? Picture courtesy of Kings Island's Instagram page.
    2 points
  9. Heart lining techniques are a big part of why you can do lap bars on looping coasters. Heart lining uses track transitions which center the lateral rotations (such as entering a banked curve or a heart line roll) around the rider at the point of the rider's heart. This decreases head movement, which, allows for more open restraints. Decreasing head movement is pretty important, its why a lot of early looping coasters have restricting head movement in utilizing OTSR's. Notice how the seats all nearly line up together with the cars creating a circle around them. Every modern manuf
    2 points
  10. Just in case you didn't know, Flight of Fear is in the same park...
    2 points
  11. I'd love to do this! I may have to attend Wizard of Oz practice at my school on April 13th as it is just one week before our opening night, but either way I'll raise money for a good cause should I participate!
    2 points
  12. Could you imagine if KI had queues like this?
    2 points
  13. Do we have a No Spoilers clause for #WhatsInTheShed?
    2 points
  14. Here are the announced Dive In Movies for 2017: 7/7 - Secret Life of Pets 7/14 - Finding Dory 7/21 - Sing 7/28 - Zootopia Dive In movies are in Soak City and are included with park admission. Weather permitting.
    2 points
  15. I agree.....front row really anywhere at night is amazing. Outside just puts the cherry on top. My first ride on it was front row, outside seat at night when it was close to bare minimum temps. AHHH-MAZING. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  16. Glad Apex hasn't dropped the park. Haven't made the trip in a few seasons, but IB is another great Indiana park...Nice atmosphere, especially with alot of the attractions placed over water, and it never feels busy so you can relax and spend the day however you want. Not to mention some great coasters like Cornball and Steel Hawg. I'll have to try and make it back there this season....just not sure if the pass will be worth it if admission is cheaper (single day prices not up yet)
    2 points
  17. Wow, Finding Dory (my life story) on my birthday! I might have to check it out.
    2 points
  18. I'd even argue that they had a winner on their hands with Valravn. I detested Gatekeeper, but it seems like I'm in the minority compared to everyday patrons. Will we see Intamin return? Sure. All they have to have is a product that the public wants and they'll go back to them. They seem to have their issues so they aren't much of a go-to, but they do make a heck of a ride. Never say never.
    2 points
  19. B&M, Mack and Premier can hit 200 ft with LIM's. I doubt its Intamin.
    2 points
  20. Okay, so I admit that I did not follow the speculation leading up to the announcement very well, and I've done an even worse job of following the construction progress. Is it wrong to be as active as I am on this site and still not be addicted to the park? Anyway, I digress. The point is that these photos are the first time that I have truly gotten a good understanding of exactly how Mystic Timbers is laid out and how it fits in with the surrounding area. I did not realize how close the back end of it comes to the train tracks and train storage shed. To borrow a phrase from silver2005, good g
    2 points
  21. An employee of GCI made a blog post about what was in the shed a few months ago. Spoiler alert, it contains the transfer and storage track for the trains.
    2 points
  22. I've kinda been thinking about this one for a few days. And I just really can't think of many regrets when it comes to the park itself. Lots of i wishes? Yea. I wish I could have rode King Cobra more than I did (5 or 6). Wish I could've rode SOB. Really enjoyed KCKC. Love to take a couple more laps on it. Inevitably more changes will happen that will change my wish list one way or another. Time will tell. I can't complain about much though. Met some great folks, great times. Very much look forward to the future. The only real regret I have is not getting to take mom as I got older. When
    1 point
  23. The front gate bathrooms need an expansion, in my opinion. For the people who don't have a Gold/Platinum Pass have to wait in a long line for the bathroom. Also this needs improvement, (look below) https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3312/5816565051_0c6f6d2bf9_b.jpg
    1 point
  24. Just know that Coaster Stock more than likely will make you exhausted! It's such a great/fun event. It's a struggle getting getting rested during that weekend!
    1 point
  25. I once heard a little boy say to his dad, standing by the Son of Beast sign (back when it still had the loop) say, "There is a Beastie, a Beast, and a Son of Beast, but where is mommy Beast?" I literally thought this was pretty funny because I remember his dad rolling his eyes.
    1 point
  26. And even coasters that do inversions without intense vertical Gs can have only lapbars.. I thought we were done with this misconception after the 21st century hit lol
    1 point
  27. Not sure if this goes here, but the app just sent me a notification about the First Rider Auction on Mystic Timbers
    1 point
  28. Will Ferrell will be in the shed, telling us to get off the shed...
    1 point
  29. Might have to pop in after work on Friday to catch this! I really want to see Finding Dory, so this would be a perfect opportunity!
    1 point
  30. That turn around looks a lot crazier then I thought it was going to can't wait to ride it. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    1 point
  31. Yes, there's only two patches and the first drop area where it's evident that a group of trees have been removed! Hopefully those will grow back in time, but I'm sure we could get used to simple grass too like with Banshee.
    1 point
  32. I most definitely agree with the first part of this, the only State equal to or worse than CA regarding ride inspections is Jersey. The second part, not so much, and I say that because an impulse would be a good "test ride" so to speak in order to see if Intamightwork has at least somewhat remedied its reliability/downtime issues. EDIT: Id like to take this time to say I would LOVE to see them come back into the game, Id Love to ride something new at a CF park that actually raised my heart rate a bit, which B&M has failed miserably at doing since Banshee.* *Note,
    1 point
  33. Dont expect much.... remember how much they did for Beasts 30th. Using that as an indicator, the sign you are looking at is about it.
    1 point
  34. With Intamin's reliability, I highly doubt that Cedar Fair would bring in an Intamin to a California park. I'm thinking they wouldn't with how California is extremely difficult on rides inspections. I also think if Cedar Fair were to do a project with Intamin again, it'd be a much bigger scale than an impulse coaster.
    1 point
  35. I didn't realize how much a size difference there was between the first 2 hills and the rest of the layout. This thing will have the afterburners turned up to 11. Oh, and this is longer than Thunderhead. WWC should be a more interesting experience as well, not only in anticipating water cannons, but with this thing flying all around.
    1 point
  36. I think if it were maintained better and changed up a bit people might like it. I just feel like anymore the "nightlife" at the park as seemed a tad dismal, but that's just what I think.
    1 point
  37. I think that would be awesome. An LED chaser light package that changes colors would look awesome with WindSeekers package.
    1 point
  38. I really want to see the return of Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular. Ever since its been gone the park just seems way more dark and desolate.
    1 point
  39. Aerial photos are allowed, yes. Several KIC members have contributed photos over the years from flights they've through the area. Drones are a more complex legal area. Operating them over the park, with 300' rides and active construction zones, would likely be considered trespassing. Park rules prohibit all unauthorized drone flights.
    1 point
  40. So i searched up #WhatsInTheShed on Twitter and found these posted yesterday! All I have to say is WOW! Source (Photo credit to @Gooberwiper on Twitter)
    1 point
  41. On Tony's blog post yesterday, someone asked in the comments if the other parks would be getting new sites, and he answered "Mayyyyyybe". Blog post here: https://www.cedarpoint.com/blog/welcome-to-the-new-site I hope all other parks get new sites. This has been long overdue. With a company the size of Cedar Fair, there's absolutely no excuse to have a site that doesn't work on phones. Especially when being able to access the site on your phone while at the parks could actually help you out. And not everyone wants to use up data or storage space on their phone to download an app.
    1 point
  42. This is a great video... and while comparing the two coasters isnt even remotely realistic, I will say what Ive said before. When both coasters are in proper states of repair, and running as they should, Voyage does what its intended to do better than Beast does. That is my feeling and mine alone, YMMV. I will also be the first to stand up and say that Beast was running very, very well last year.
    1 point
  43. I regret not having ridden SOB, but it was never open when I went before I was an enthusiast. I also regret having not enjoyed IS much more when I was a child. Age gives some good perspective. NOW GET OFF MY LAWN!
    1 point
  44. I wish I had realized earlier that I could just go to the park alone rather than dragging people along who weren't really into it. Both would end up frustrated, them because they'd feel pressure to ride things they might not like, and me because I didn't feel like I was getting to ride as much as I'd like. This was even before I moved out to California to be with my husband: neither of my long-term boyfriends or any of my family members are what one might call enthusiasts. When I went with my family as a kid I often headed off on my own (and really enjoyed it) but I didn't want to do that with
    1 point
  45. I have two. First and most importantly, I deeply regret not making it to Geauga Lake after the 2005 season. I Loved....LOVED...that park, and financial issues kept me from visiting in 06 or 07. I regret not doing a bit of moving and shaking to make a trip happen. I wish I had known about Geugalaketoday.com before the park closed, because if I had those forums to read, Id have made it happen. That park being gone still gets to me. In regards to KI, if Im going to be perfectly honest, I regret going so often in 2009. The opening of Diamondback had me wrapped around the parks finger, a
    1 point
  46. I'm excited that I'll be there for the entire event this year unlike last year when I had to leave mid-day Saturday for a wedding. Definitely going to do the scavenger hunt, probably tag a long with Liz for it! I'm kinda surprised there isn't an ERT for Mystic Timbers during the morning annnnnnnnnndddddd I'm kind of shocked but not really there isn't ERT for Firehawk.
    1 point
  47. There was a rumor that Apex has had sold IB. So an IB enthusiast posted on their page. Here is their response: https://www.facebook.com/IndianaBeachAmusementPark/posts/10154352295162199
    1 point
  48. My best recommendation for someone going to IB is to just enjoy it for what it is. It has it's own feel compared to Kings Island or any other major park. Check out the Shaffer Queen (sp?), ride as many rides as possible and just enjoy the atmosphere! There are so many interesting little things about the park it's hard to describe.
    1 point
  49. Chase flat ride. Platform drop ride. Very fun IB is a small park. I don't have to much of a recommendation except doing Dodgems, they are an old set and they are fast. If you see LCoSM running get in line and ride it. It has a lot of down time. The water swings are a must!
    1 point
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