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  1. 6 points
    beastfan11

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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
    silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    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
    IndyGuy4KI

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Things change a lot in 2 days!
  7. 4 points
    YOULLBEBACK

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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
    SonofBaconator

    Racer Track Work 2019

    This makes me happy as an enthusiast, especially since its GCI working on it
  9. 3 points
    silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    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
    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.
  12. 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
  13. 2 points
    lol, they aren't screwing around if they are using hydro-shears.
  14. 2 points
    Maverick44

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    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
    CoastersRZ

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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
    silver2005

    Ask Kings Island a Question

    ^I can answer #3- yes.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 2 points
    JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    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
    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.
  25. 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.
  26. 1 point
    Shawn Meyer

    Racer Track Work 2019

    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
    An updated pic from the park's Twitter:
  29. 1 point
    Wow that is amazing!
  30. 1 point
    CoastersRZ

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    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.
  31. 1 point
    BlondyRidesOn

    Racer Track Work 2019

    Glad things are looking up for the ride. I hope GCI continues to do this work in the next few seasons as well.
  32. 1 point
    Yes they do!
  33. 1 point
    sixohdieselrage

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    As of now, yes. Reference "Firehawk Leaving Kings Island" thread.
  34. 1 point
    @DeltaFlyer Thanks. Glad to see at least something happen with Firehawk. I know I cannot wait for the next season!
  35. 1 point
    They've been using it for Wolf Pack, why tear it down?
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 1 point
    This is just a mash up of the clips I took last night of New Years at KI. This was KI’s first New Years celebration. Did you get to attend? What were your thoughts? Was it a blast or was it a bust?
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 1 point
    Fye Coasters

    FYE COASTERS

    thank you very much!! We try our best to cover what people want to see here local.
  42. 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.
  43. 1 point
    Maverick44

    FYE COASTERS

    Thank you for all of your coverage at KI!!
  44. 1 point
    I can`t wait to see what is on the Coney reels!
  45. 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.
  46. 1 point
    My former coworker's brother (who I believe is the grandson of the guy who shot that Fessler footage) posted some of it to Facebook in 2017 and more to YouTube last year.
  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
    Congrats to Sam Hill on her retirement after 48 years! #ThankYouSam
  50. 1 point
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