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  1. Now is the time for that original paint scheme!
    6 points
  2. Rest in peace old friend, I'll never forget you.
    5 points
  3. 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 points
  4. I thought KI stated that it would be dismantled and not scrapped.
    4 points
  5. 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.
    4 points
  6. Things change a lot in 2 days!
    4 points
  7. 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.
    4 points
  8. This makes me happy as an enthusiast, especially since its GCI working on it
    4 points
  9. 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.
    3 points
  10. 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.
    3 points
  11. 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.
    3 points
  12. 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
    3 points
  13. lol, they aren't screwing around if they are using hydro-shears.
    2 points
  14. 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.
    2 points
  15. 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.
    2 points
  16. 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.
    2 points
  17. You’re correct. Where’s the shadow of the vehicle on the ride/ground?
    2 points
  18. 2 points
  19. 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.
    2 points
  20. 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?
    2 points
  21. 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.
    2 points
  22. Fair enough. Has there been any sign of disassembly to Firehawk even?
    2 points
  23. Storm Chaser never loaded on both sides. The other side is used as a train storage area.
    2 points
  24. ^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.
    2 points
  25. 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.
    1 point
  26. I'm with you all the way for that.
    1 point
  27. Maybe the scrap metal will be turned into new track for project 2020 GIGA.
    1 point
  28. Another thing to keep in mind is that Thunder Road had major structural problems, while Racer does not.
    1 point
  29. 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
    1 point
  30. Glad things are looking up for the ride. I hope GCI continues to do this work in the next few seasons as well.
    1 point
  31. 1 point
  32. 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."
    1 point
  33. 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.
    1 point
  34. They've been using it for Wolf Pack, why tear it down?
    1 point
  35. Hopefully they are working on Red this offseason as well as it has been rougher than Blue.
    1 point
  36. 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?
    1 point
  37. 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.
    1 point
  38. 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.
    1 point
  39. Enthusiasts' ire incoming in 5, 4, 3 2, 1... I didn't say it this time, Goble.
    1 point
  40. thank you very much!! We try our best to cover what people want to see here local.
    1 point
  41. 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.
    1 point
  42. Thank you for all of your coverage at KI!!
    1 point
  43. I can`t wait to see what is on the Coney reels!
    1 point
  44. 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.
    1 point
  45. 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.
    1 point
  46. See why woudl the park invest money into creating this when they can get an enthusiast to do it for free.
    1 point
  47. 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
    1 point
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