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  1. 6 points
    Now is the time for that original paint scheme!
  2. 5 points
    Rest in peace old friend, I'll never forget you.
  3. 4 points
    If Kentucky Kingdom is still getting it, they must be turning some of the scrap metal into a nice art display on the new Kentucky Flyer path.
  4. 4 points
    I thought KI stated that it would be dismantled and not scrapped.
  5. 4 points
    We have documents from Warren County that names B&M specifically. Unless B&M has branched out to flat rides, it's gonna be a coaster. We just don't know what type yet.
  6. 4 points
    Things change a lot in 2 days!
  7. 4 points
    This makes me very happy. Love that ride, it deserves re-tracking and hopefully a nice new paint job at some point. I think the part is really valuing the importance and selling power of nostalgia by really spending some time and effort into revamping Coney Mall the past 2 years.
  8. 4 points
    This makes me happy as an enthusiast, especially since its GCI working on it
  9. 3 points
    Then why remove Firehawk? If it was just because of maintenance, then it would have been done a while ago. See the way they waited to remove SOB until they were ready to install Banshee. Add on top of that the document, and it'd be way too coincidental for them to do all that for something not a coaster.
  10. 3 points
    One of my friends who is a ride operator at the park sent it to be, but it’s been sent around quite a bit so I couldn’t tell who originally took the picture.
  11. 3 points
    Likely they didn`t announce it separate as it is part of yearly off season maintenance as the article indicates. They always retrack portions of the coasters every off season. I do admit that this looks like a bit more than their typical retracking. Glad to see the Racer getting some TLC.
  12. 3 points
    Read the full story here: https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/kings-island-racer-coaster-getting-new-track-smoother-ride https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/014667d/2147483647/strip/true/crop/6000x3375+0+313/resize/1280x720!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fewscripps.brightspotcdn.com%2F05%2Ff2%2F97b7ee5545428a8041dd9361ff0d%2Fracer2.jpg https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/9f/20/a606d0f9422a85257004c3ab762f/img-9386.jpg
  13. 2 points
    lol, they aren't screwing around if they are using hydro-shears.
  14. 2 points
    Well I guess we will wait and see then. I am not sold on it just yet. How do we know they aren't doing anything we Diamondback. its getting up there in age. I am hoping for a coaster as well but there is no rock solid proof of one yet.
  15. 2 points
    Remember plans can change. Maybe KI decided that it would take a little too much time to dismantle it and they want to get it down as fast as possible.
  16. 2 points
    Well, keep in mind that GCI was also rebuilding large sections of Thunder Road each season before it finally met the wrecking ball to make room for Carolina Harbour water park. Not saying that Racer will meet the same fate, but just because a ride is refurbished doesn`t necessarily mean it will be here for years to come. See King Cobra that was repainted for the Action Zone conversion in 1999, and was dismantled at the beginning of the 2002 season. I do not think the same thing will happen to Racer. It is too iconic of a ride.
  17. 2 points
    You’re correct. Where’s the shadow of the vehicle on the ride/ground?
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    Given that people were thinking we were going to get an RMC version of Son of Beast, I think that keeping this announcement nice and sweet was a better idea. It probably would have overshadowed the return of the Antiques, and I doubt that most of the GP would necessarily care. Will they enjoy the retracking? Sure, but unless it was getting converted into an RMC Hybrid then I think that it's not worth writing home about it.
  20. 2 points
    I wonder why they didn't include this in their announcements this summer? I would think this would have been a perfect pairing to announce with the Antique Cars. Kind of like a Coney Mall Makeover with the BBQ, Cars, and Racer Re-Track. Maybe they thought this would overshadow the Antique Cars announcement?
  21. 2 points
    Now if only we could get new PTC's for it, new paint, and run the chaser lights all the way down. Still a much needed TLC job for sure. I will say it was running better this season. The blue side even had decent pops of air for once on the return run.
  22. 2 points
    Fair enough. Has there been any sign of disassembly to Firehawk even?
  23. 2 points
    Storm Chaser never loaded on both sides. The other side is used as a train storage area.
  24. 2 points
    ^I have a feeling most of these posters will be gearing up for a decoding thread come April. Now that its confirmed we're getting a B&M, its just about sitting back and waiting for the shenanigans.
  25. 1 point
    Just saw this. https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/kings-island-racer-coaster-getting-new-track-smoother-ride I didn't see it posted, yet. Interested to see how extensive the work will be.
  26. 1 point
    I'm with you all the way for that.
  27. 1 point
    Maybe the scrap metal will be turned into new track for project 2020 GIGA.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    Another thing to keep in mind is that Thunder Road had major structural problems, while Racer does not.
  31. 1 point
    It's a notice of commencement. A CONSTRUCTION project. Any work happening on an existing ride doesn't need to be reported, unless it's large scale (Replacing an entire section of a ride, leveling land, etc). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  32. 1 point
    Just because B&M is listed, doesn`t mean that there is a new coaster. They could be doing work on Banshee/Diamondback... Just throwing that out there.
  33. 1 point
    Glad things are looking up for the ride. I hope GCI continues to do this work in the next few seasons as well.
  34. 1 point
    As of now, yes. Reference "Firehawk Leaving Kings Island" thread.
  35. 1 point
    @DeltaFlyer Thanks. Glad to see at least something happen with Firehawk. I know I cannot wait for the next season!
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Yea, when O'Rourke is involved it's usually a demolition... not a disassemble project- and that claw doesn't exactly scream "Handle with care."
  38. 1 point
    To clarify, I was talking about Twisted Twins when referring to loading on both sides. Storm Chaser, as jtro pointed out only ever loaded on one side of the station. I mentioned it because like Firehawk, it used to load on both sides and had central exit stairs.
  39. 1 point
    They've been using it for Wolf Pack, why tear it down?
  40. 1 point
    I would assume that KI would probably tweet when they finally take down the track. It's what they did for SoB's demolition.
  41. 1 point
    Hopefully they are working on Red this offseason as well as it has been rougher than Blue.
  42. 1 point
    Track wouldn't need to be made that quick. B&M's go up pretty fast, even gigas. DB and Banshee track didn't show up until after their respective announcements and those 2 aren't slouches on size.
  43. 1 point
    I'm getting a little tired of making the giga concepts for now. I'm taking a break. I'm also gearing up for April when we start seeing construction at the park. I'm sure opening day 2019, most enthusiasts will be headed to FOF first to check out the Firehawk plot of land.
  44. 1 point
    Enthusiasts' ire incoming in 5, 4, 3 2, 1... I didn't say it this time, Goble.
  45. 1 point
    I can`t wait to see what is on the Coney reels!
  46. 1 point
    That would be Joey Fessler. These are the reels of film he donated. There are 2 from Coney Island we plan on restoring as well.
  47. 1 point
    See why woudl the park invest money into creating this when they can get an enthusiast to do it for free.
  48. 1 point
    A Innovator using Coaster stuff? https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/vintage-roller-coaster-fans-see-familiar-tech-elon-musk-s-n951311
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    Here is an article from the Cincinnati Business Courier discussing the contractor building the Antique Car Buildings: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/12/19/cincinnati-contractor-helps-bring-antique-cars.html The article mentions TRA Design as the architect, Cole Engineering Solutions as the structural engineer and SHP as the mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineer on the project. Here is a link to the TRA Design website. And some of their recent entertainment related projects. It must be really cool to work at that firm and to be able to work on some of those projects. http://tra-design.net/team/
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