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  1. 6 points
    beastfan11

    Racer Track Work 2019

    Now is the time for that original paint scheme!
  2. 4 points
    SonofBaconator

    Racer Track Work 2019

    This makes me happy as an enthusiast, especially since its GCI working on it
  3. 3 points
    CoastersRZ

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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.
  4. 3 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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
  5. 2 points
    starlitfire

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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.
  6. 2 points
    Hampshire24

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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?
  7. 2 points
    silver2005

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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.
  8. 2 points
    JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Fair enough. Has there been any sign of disassembly to Firehawk even?
  9. 2 points
    Storm Chaser never loaded on both sides. The other side is used as a train storage area.
  10. 2 points
    silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    ^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.
  11. 1 point
    FoolCrzy

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 1 point
    They've been using it for Wolf Pack, why tear it down?
  14. 1 point
    starlitfire

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I would assume that KI would probably tweet when they finally take down the track. It's what they did for SoB's demolition.
  15. 1 point
    Rivertown Rider

    Racer Track Work 2019

    Hopefully they are working on Red this offseason as well as it has been rougher than Blue.
  16. 1 point
    silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    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.
  17. 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.
  18. 1 point
    silver2005

    How was your 2018 season?

    Enthusiasts' ire incoming in 5, 4, 3 2, 1... I didn't say it this time, Goble.
  19. 1 point
    Given how big the station is and if its converted to a queue house, you could really go all out in theming, something a la Flight of Fear even. Given 2020 might give us a giga, something of that level would go pretty well with something like that.
  20. 1 point
    I can`t wait to see what is on the Coney reels!
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    See why woudl the park invest money into creating this when they can get an enthusiast to do it for free.
  23. 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
  24. 1 point
  25. 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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