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  1. 8 points
    My guess is now that they have the station footers drilled, they were able to physically look down the line and noticed the trees were too close to the eventual track location and needed cut back. The plans would show flats if they were going to be any. If that was the plan, they probably wouldn't have the station where its at blocking off expansion areas.
  2. 6 points
    Yes, anywhere you can send since I wont be at park until mid July. Thanks to everyone who goes to the park, CSF and six in the air for the truly awesome fotos Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  3. 5 points
    Maybe they figured out the logistics of construction and concluded that they need this area as a path for equipment.
  4. 5 points
    They are still knocking more trees down, getting ready to pour footings for station and turn around into the station Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 5 points
    It's missing way more than that! I actually thought about adding that fountain in, but I was ready to be just done with it last night. @DustinTheNow might be taking these files and dressing them up, making them more realistic looking, so we'll see where this ends up. On a side note, if anyone in the Mason area could swing by the city office and ask for any new blueprints, that would be appreciated!
  6. 5 points
    I created a visual of the station in CAD using the blueprint data. The blueprints left a lot of unknown dimensions, but tracing over the silhouette images and using the known dimensions got me a pretty close representation of the station, IMO. Overall, building is 40' wide, 50' long, 39' tall, with the main platform being 20' off the ground. Main entrance steps on rear of station, which will have some kind of wall separating two individual queues up the entrance steps, a set of exit steps and elevator on the front of the station, and a set of maintenance steps on the transfer side of the station as well as at the bottom of the exit steps. A lot of fine details are not shown here (railings, steps, metal siding, etc.). Adding all that superfluous detail brings my laptop to its knees, and would take several more hours to create, so it's just not going to happen...anyways, here's some pics. I plan on dropping it into my footings/piers CAD model soon to get a better overview visualization of the whole area.
  7. 5 points
    Sounds like I may be needed again soon...
  8. 4 points
    This is what I think too. After seeing it in person, they aren't widening it by THAT much so far. Maybe 5-10 feet wider down the bulk of the length. I honestly don't think we would have noticed if it weren't for the actual trees laying in the clearing
  9. 4 points
    Does anyone have any clue to why we're seeing more trees knocked down as of now? We've seen what we believe to be the layout of this ride, so could X-Base be getting some flats as well (in tune to what CF did with the area where Copperhead Strike was placed, for instance) or is this just something ordinary (thinking of last year's venture in the Giga Speculation Thread where trees were being cleared by The Beast just because of termites or something like that).
  10. 4 points
    Structure behind The Racer is getting its cover put on Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 4 points
    Source-https://wydaily.com/local-news/2019/05/15/project-madrid-at-busch-gardens-its-not-what-you-thought/
  12. 3 points
    I already left, I go before work, since I live next door to KI, and get free food every day Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 3 points
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  14. 3 points
    Anybody need pictures of anything while i’m here? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 3 points
    Here is your first look into what the Spectacle of Color Parade will be like!
  16. 3 points
    Not really sure where they came to the conclusion that BGW would be getting a 355 ft tall coaster ?.... As @Logan Goddard said above, an Intamin Multi-Launch coaster has been all-but confirmed (the blueprints are out there) for next year. The likely outcome of this 2021 project would be a Drop Tower. For those curious, the link below provides some insight into the 2021 project and the 2020 Intamin multilaunch, both for Busch Gardens Williamsburg: BGWFans
  17. 3 points
    Pretty sure it won't be another coaster. They are already getting an intamin multi launch for 2020, to get a 355ft tall giga the year after would be a HUGE investment.
  18. 3 points
    Pretty good work, but it's missing that drinking fountain in the drive booth! You might want to add that in! (kidding, in case there was any confusion. I know plain text makes sarcasm hard to catch sometimes. Great job!)
  19. 3 points
    Looks like they widened the path from about the middle to the end by Beast. Not much wider but they are clearing a line of trees most of the length
  20. 3 points
    Construction update and new tree clearing
  21. 3 points
  22. 2 points
    Or maybe they jebaited us with fake blueprints. you never know
  23. 2 points
    International parking only, please. If you put big letters on towers it tries to convince me that I’m excited. Okay, maybe it’s pretty awesome. The China section (Tower Gardens) has a setup with a stage, decorations, and whatever that is in the 3rd picture. This is next level stuff. Seems like more decorations are being added on the daily. Don’t forget that Grand Carnivale starts this Saturday June 15th!
  24. 2 points
    Sure, would love some pictures!
  25. 2 points
    Seriously. Boo Blasters didn't work and you had to grab ketchup off another table? And didn't get a dipping sauce? I hope you soon recover from this tragic event.
  26. 2 points
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  28. 2 points
    stupid $2 lockers...
  29. 2 points
    Seeing that the locker Bay is being expanded, I highly doubt it.
  30. 2 points
    Is it possible, based on the blueprints, that this new ride will have a storage system similar to Yukon Striker’s new overhead storage system? I don’t know if this has already been talked about, but I was just wondering about it!
  31. 2 points
    We need you to be in the air during all day light hours for live time footage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  32. 2 points
    Track being painted right now
  33. 2 points
    Also can confirm new clearing of trees after riding racer
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  36. 1 point
    Just drove by CSF, no pictures but they were painting the top of the lift hill
  37. 1 point
    I am so upset that I'm going to miss this. It looks like it is going to be such a fun an unique thing to happen at KI. I can't wait to see everyones pictures and videos! Also, the thing in that last photo looks familiar, I feel like I saw that at Haunt last year somewhere near I-Street.
  38. 1 point
    Well... I ended up not riding the Banshee or Diamondback. I was getting up the courage all day, however after riding Mystic Timbers. I was.in too much pain to try something else new to me. I am 55 and The Beast and Vortex are just ducky for me. I am going to try to get in better shape to have some muscle strength and resilience. I have Fibromyalgia, so I know it's not wise for me to ride rollercoasters. But darned if I'm giving up yet! We had SO much fun!!! Thete was cloud cover that kept the heat down, a nice breeze and just a sprinkle or two, no real rain at all. With the weather conditions I have to say it was the nicest weather day we ever had there. I went on the Drop Zone 2 or 3 times. TOTAL RUSH!!!! This one never fails to thrill! My hubby stands in line with me which is so sweet. He has a deathly fear of heights. And as usual La Rosa's pizza and breadsticks were fantastic. We were lucky because where my hubby works, they have a free KI day every June. Plus wristbands for limitless pop or water, paid parking, paid entrance fee and a small voucher to help with food costs. We were shocked when we were at La Rosa's - we had a $10 voucher, but the meal still cost over $17, with the voucher. Normally the cashier said it would be $27 and change without the voucher. A few times in the past we have gone back to the car to eat food we brought. But sometimes ya just gotta have La Rosa's pizza! Oh and their breadsticks are to die for! For some reason my hubby and I always called it Momma Rosa's. Does anyone know if that's what it was once called? I mean my hubby and I still refer to the small coaster that was originally named ,"the Scooby Doo". Any old farts on here like us that remember the original names? People at the park (especially kids) were probably wondering what the heck we were talking about! LOL!!! Anyway, sorry for the long post, but we felt like kids (well almost) last Saturday!
  39. 1 point
    Wait. If you can't trust some dude in his kitchen then who can you trust?
  40. 1 point
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  44. 1 point
    I watched the gentleman at the Eiffel Tower make one of the kids who climbed through the queue line railing, climb back out and walk through the entrance to the queue. There were only a handful of us in line, but I appreciated that regardless of the line length, that is still important to some people.
  45. 1 point
    Listen. I know the answers to those questions. Don't ruin this for me. I'm enjoying the fantasy of this going well, okay?
  46. 1 point
    Everyone I’ve talked to seems to think this will be the granddaddy of ‘em all.
  47. 1 point
    Indian-inspired food at Kings Island during an international festival with a parade and possibly a custom score-d nighttime show?! I think I just heard the hallelujah chorus. This is the kind of stuff I daydream about the park getting.
  48. 1 point
    Do not feed the troll...
  49. 1 point
    I'm betting money that if a member of the staff was recorded saying that and it hit social media, they'd be looking for a job. Calling your most dedicated fans that is just stupid. At times it appears the park has people handling their social media that don't understand social media. If you are in a position to deal with the public for any sized company, let alone one as large as KI, you have to be able to let criticisms roll off your back. After the park went on what sounds like a holy crusade to keep pictures off here because they wanted the whole thing to be a surprise, and for people to wait for opening day to see the finished product, they are asking to be judged on the product that they presented on opening day. If it wasn't going to be done opening day when everyone was going to see it anyway, it's childish to throw a fit over pics at an earlier stage of incompletion. Especially when no one really knew if the pedestals were gone. People clearly care about that. Having pics of them gone, and letting it be known they wouldn't be coming back could have diffused this issue months ago. They also don't make any additional money if they never upkeep anything and GP stops coming. Expansions and improvements are how amusement parks keep the crowds coming to pay the bills. KI's purpose for existing is to separate as much money as they can from people. Improvements like the ones this year is one of those ways. Don't pretend they do what they do for our benefit.
  50. 1 point
    Only been to 5, but I would put CP at the top and KI 2nd. Headed to Carowinds this spring for the first time hoping it meets my expectations...
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