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  1. 13 points
  2. 12 points
    The park is legally required to file blueprints with the City for construction. Nothing was leaked, it’s all public record. If you want to yell at someone, go yell at the politicians who made the Freedom of Information Act or the ones who made the act that made businesses required to file blueprints before construction.
  3. 9 points
    Why would anyone be a part of a deciding thread, then get upset when that is accomplished? Doesnt make sense to me.
  4. 7 points
    I guess I just don't get this mindset. If the information is out there and available, I don't see why you wouldn't want it posted in a thread thats entire purpose is figuring out what kind of ride Kings Island is building. How would this process have been more interesting if we decided to remain blind and just guess the whole time? All I'm saying is that it seems weird to open up a decoding thread but then act as if people did something wrong looking for answers. Don't misunderstand, I see how it could spoil the fun for some people, but I guess my advice would be, don't visit the decoding thread?
  5. 6 points
    The first post of the thread has links. Would it have made it better that the blueprints didn't get found until just before the announcement? Would people taking pictures of the footers been so much better than what we have now? We knew a B&M was coming in August. There was very little chance of it being anything but a giga. We pretty much knew where it was going when they announced Firehawks removal. Without the blueprints, we wouldn't know anything until the announcement. I mean sure we can have 9000 more drawings at people's guessed of where it go after the footers we have now, but I prefer knowing.
  6. 6 points
    This thread has accomplished its mission. Time to move on to the Construction thread.
  7. 6 points
    What is there to be angry about I’m really puzzled as to why people get worked up about this stuff. I resprct everyone on here here but sometimes I leave here scratching my head as to why people get genuinely angered about stuff as insignificant as coaster blueprint a leaking and the design being subpar. In the grand scheme of things there is 1,000,000 things in life more important than rollercoasters. Yes I enjoy them, but to get angered about stuff this insignificant does create a toxic environment. I’ll speak for myself and say that I really enjoyed when the blueprints leaked. It was really exciting and the thread was popping. You can’t look at it from the grass is always greener side.
  8. 6 points
    You guys did this to yourselves by going to the the city records and getting the blueprints way too early. I thought the whole idea to this thread was to decode all the way to the announcement, just like with Banshee and Mystic Timbers. Some of you guys kinda ruined the whole decoding by getting too impatient and wanting to find your Christmas present before it was given to you. You just couldn’t wait for the park to start the teasing. I’m sorry if I’m coming off as a parent, but something needed to be said. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 5 points
  10. 4 points
    I'm sorry you feel that way. When was the last time a coaster of this scale was announced that you didn't have a good idea what it would be? The 'decoding' may be all but done, but the best parts lie ahead! It's not every season a 300' coaster goes up.
  11. 4 points
    I wasn't here back in 2013, but are you telling me that if I go look through the Banshee decoding thread, there wouldn't be blueprints there? I know a layout showed up in the Mystic Timbers thread as well. I think it made perfect sense to go check the blueprints seeing as the whole idea was to figure out what they're building. Mostly I just wish the thread was still more active I'm not really bummed we already know what the ride is. I do think this would all be a lot more interesting if the park was teasing the thing though. Kind of a bummer that we haven't seen any of that yet.
  12. 3 points
    The whole point of this thread was to decode and figure out what the park was getting in 2020. Yeah, we may have figured it out faster than some people would have liked, but I think the mission was accomplished! I think it is cool how so many people were so dedicated and spent quality time going out to get blueprints, making concepts, and taking pictures of track for us to enjoy. Heck, we even had a couple of people with so much passion that they went out and flew planes to get pictures for us. Are people sad that most of it is over now... yeah, but it was fun while it lasted. I, for one do not feel the slightest bit of disappointment, and I enjoyed every minute of the past few months worth of decoding. I think the problem is that people enjoyed decoding this project so much, and they are just sad to see it be over. I completely understand that but like @TheBEASTunchained said way back on page 1, “Here’s to 2020!”
  13. 3 points
    This makes absolutely no sense, as this coaster is definitely under construction. Whether it has been announced officially or not is irrelevant.
  14. 3 points
    What made the past decodings fun was that no one knew who the manufacturers were or what type of coasters we were getting. In the 2014 decoding thread their was emotional debates as to who the manufacturer was between B&M and Intamin, and the type of coaster. For the 2017 decoding it was mostly the manufacturer debate between GCI and RMC, along with the “Bring back Son of Beast” campaigns. No one went out of their way to get blueprints until weeks before the coaster’s announcement date. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 3 points
    The blueprints for Banshee didn’t show up until a few weeks prior to the announcement. You guys got the 2020 blueprints weeks after the land clearing had started. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    Who’s ready for some more analysis? And a new model of the coaster with near exact colors? For the track and supports? Not to mention @BSBMX‘s station model!
  17. 2 points
    I think it has been there for a while now. When Firehawk opened, they had all of these white lines painted on the concrete, and maybe those marks you are seeing are the remnants after the paint was removed. I’ll try to find a picture, but good question!
  18. 2 points
    I’m just here for pics of vertical construction lol. .....
  19. 2 points
    RMC Adventure Express.
  20. 2 points
    For those who want to talk about the construction then for the time being talk about it in this thread. It is really not that big of a deal.
  21. 2 points
    Oktoberfest would like to have a word with you.... But yeah Action Zone could definitely use another ride, where ever the next coaster go’s it better not be in Rivertown, currently 3/4 best rides in the park are all in the same section.
  22. 2 points
    Umm, excuse me...we have had a very enterprising young member, @collin.klopfstein, helping us decode track and support color! But maybe it's time for a construction thread or just to rename this one.
  23. 2 points
    Ok so this has all gotten out of hand. All of this started because someone said the thread was inactive yesterday. No one is upset because they saw their Christmas present or whatever. The unpleasant tone this thread 's developing is totally unnecessary.
  24. 2 points
    I'm just confused as to the nature of this thread now that we know what we're getting. The speculation on the name, theming, etc isn't really 'decoding', but more so entirely speculation, especially with the name guessing since even with trademarked names, how many times have CF actually used those names? We didn't ever pin DB, Banshee or Mystic Timbers for the name despite many trademarked names that came out for all 3. I think we should move on to make this a construction thread since that's where were at. You guys keep complaining people being off topic when you keep going back off-topic constantly, even when those topics have their own threads which shows laziness. There's a severe lack of consistency. At the moment people actually put the numbers on the blueprint into the actual layout and showed what it is, this thread served its purpose and became obsolete IMHO.
  25. 2 points
    I don't know about you, but I've never received a Christmas present that was a matter of public record, let alone a multimillion dollar investment destined to thrill millions of people across the nation and beyond. We have had a layout for BGW's 2020 coaster and IOA's 2020 or 2021 for months. It's pretty routine for blueprints to hit the internet well before a coaster is announced, and it has been for some time. There's no use scolding anyone about it. I'm still excited for an official announcement, and betting on a coaster that'll exceed expectations. And as has been said, it's all a matter of perspective, I'm stoked to watch another giga be constructed.
  26. 2 points
    If you don’t want your Christmas presents to be spoiled before Christmas morning, don’t peak.
  27. 2 points
    This sums up people's anger exactly. Its like peaking at your Christmas presents too early.
  28. 2 points
    The blueprints for Mystic Timbers were posted in June on the decoding thread. I remember that vividly. The blueprints for Banshee were not posted until maybe a week before the announcement. But we had the blueprints for MT early as well. There is no reason to argue about what should/shouldn’t have been done. There is no reason to be negative.
  29. 2 points
    KIBlog about Grand Carnivale! It sure seems to be a hit with everyone. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/june/what-guests-are-saying-about-grand-carnivale
  30. 2 points
    No, @THE_BEASTmaster is right. People are to blame for this. Everyone wants to be the one to leak the information which ruins the fun. Its like spoiling Avengers Endgame after seeing it on opening night. People just can't resist. Concepts from Dustin have been awesome but I would have rather it been a suprise. And its not like you can just leave the internet- its everywhere. It was fun when the most we knew was it was a coaster by B&M and that was all.
  31. 2 points
    If no one from here did it, I'm sure someone else would've. Those plans were bound to show up on some YouTube video or r/rollercoasters regardless. I still think there will be more discussion taking place when/if the park ever starts a teaser campaign. We still don't know what the name is for sure, or what the theme is.
  32. 1 point
    Knowing the park, they will definitely have a surprise in store for us. We thought we knew everything there was to know when Mystic Timber’s layout leaked, but speculation about what was in the shed lasted until opening day.
  33. 1 point
    seems like a first teaser to me, if the font did look like what it does look like below, I could totally see this being the font of our teasers since it’s like x base and alien themed stuff
  34. 1 point
    they blend in well with crowds!
  35. 1 point
    Polris, Plaris, Polars? Orin, Orn, Oron? I give up. I don't think it will work for 2020.
  36. 1 point
    Green and white.
  37. 1 point
    Is this an opinion or is this a fact and if so can you cite your source? I hope not because I really don't like that name. Seems more like an old time wooden coaster name to me on some boardwalk lol.
  38. 1 point
    That is technically what a decoding thread on a forum is suppose to be about. You know the future and why I mentioned 2025 that would be 5 years and with an investment like this it will most likely be like Diamondback and Banshee. Also I disagree with the “long time” until we get something after the giga if the giga does not boost numbers. You have to also think about how do we keep the 3.5 million people coming back year after year and if they do not build coasters I am sorry but I am sure you would see a decrease in attendance and more people saying let’s go out of town and send our money on another amusement park or just you know vacations. There are plenty of people that get passes and do not take vacations. So like I said if they waited much longer than 5 years that would be very shocking. We are not talking about Kings dominion here. Kings Island is no where near what kings dominion is and honestly after the giga I think it will be better than carowinds.
  39. 1 point
    Based on my no limits recreation the speed should be between 91.5 mph and 92.5 mph.
  40. 1 point
    Drop height was measured by multiple different people to be 301 feet. The height is rumored to be 296 feet. Speed would be like 90-93 mph imo.
  41. 1 point
    Happy Diamondback page everyone (230' tall).
  42. 1 point
    ^WE DEMAND PHOTOS!!!!1! DELIVER ON YOUR CLAIMS OR YOU’LL BE BANNED FROM KICentral FOREVER!!!!! Just to clarify, yes I am being sarcastic. At this point I honestly don’t care to see more track/structures of the same blue color that we’ve seen a million times already. The main thing I’m waiting for now are some teasers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    Drove by CSF and the giant spine of the giga is painted , it’s soooo nice but it would look better with white on the bottom :/
  44. 1 point
    We have made it!! We did it!!! Round of applause !
  45. 1 point
    Decoding 2020 has solved another mystery! Great work everyone! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  46. 1 point
    I couldn’t agree more, the GP do have at least some sense that the park is getting a massive rollercoaster next year. Going up the lift on The Racer or Banshee, you will hear people say “oh look, that is where the new rollercoaster will be” like @Hawaiian Coasters 325 said. I have even heard GP use the term “giga” to refer to it as. I guess John Materese is doing a good job!
  47. 1 point
    ^^^^The park will definitely have an announcement when they are ready. The majority of the GP don’t all know about the project and are not actively following it. We are probably 1% of the GP.
  48. 1 point
    Don't you put that evil on me, Ricky Bobby. Now as for the premise about there not being much left in B&M's catalog we could get, I think two things need to be said: 1) Just because Cedar Point has a certain type of ride doesn't mean we aren't ever getting one. GateKeeper is absolutely not preventing us from getting a Wing coaster. It's a great ride and has quickly become a Cedar Point staple, but I seriously doubt that anyone considers it a flagship ride at that park. I'm not even sure it was in 2013. 2) B&M's existing catalog is almost certainly going to be expanded to new models at some point in the future. It's silly to think that B&M will never design a new type of ride ever again. IIRC, they recently trademarked a name that very well could be a new coaster model they have in the works.
  49. 1 point
    Every year, it takes a while for new ride ops to learn that people seat themselves pretty well and nearly fill trains, if you just pulse the line and let a couple trains worth of people through at a time, and that doing so is a lot less stressful and angers people a lot less than trying to micromanage seating arrangements. Some of them start off the year thinking it is their job to micromanage seating, but eventually they’re going to send out half-empty trains because they’re interrupted by something like a height check, they’ll have riders annoyed because they can’t choose their seats, etc. The most effective job of a separator, in my opinion, isn’t to get fully packed trains, especially on days with short lines anyway. It is facilitating a smooth flow of loading, preventing too many people into the station at once (which can make it difficult for people to naturally fill in empty rows, coordinate riding with their friends, etc), and getting trains as full as possible without sacrificing rider comfort. And generally, for every one of us who has a specific seat we want and are willing to wait a couple more trains to fulfill that, there are others who are willing to take whatever seat allows them to get on a train without waiting. Micromanaging makes at least half of us unhappy, pulsing the line allows each type of rider to get what they want, and generally ends up with nearly as full seats. And I agree that the worst is being placed with a kid by a seat-filling micromanager. A child generally wants to ride with a strange adult even less than I would like to ride with a child.
  50. 1 point
    Saturday 5/25 was my first trip to Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon, MI. Coming away from the day, I was pleasantly surprised by the park. I was expecting a small, mediocre park that had been partially neglected by Cedar Fair. What I got instead was a park that feels more like a small family park that has management guidance from the parent company. There were no crowds all day long and the longest we waited for a ride was one cycle for Shivering Timbers. Lunch was at Coasters. This was my first time eating at Coasters, so I'm not sure how they work in other parts, but there were 2 self serve kiosks (one of which was down) for ordering. Overall, the ordering experience wasn't bad, but could be sped up drastically by having the cashiers who were there for cash payment anyways taking the orders. I rode 2 flat rides. Dodgem and Lakeside Gliders. Dodgem was themed to taxis and European police cars and was pretty fun. There was not divider in the middle, so you didn't have to drive in a pattern like some others I've ridden. Three cars did feel a bit slow, though. Lakeside gliders was my first glider experience and it was pretty great! I normally don't ride any flats that spin because I get motion sick, but I had ridden everything in the park that I wanted so I decided to go for it. At first I couldn't get the hang of how to move in the tub, but by the end I had gotten a couple of pretty good snaps. Now for the coasters, in alphabetical order because why not. All of them were only running one train, but that was completely understandable since most times the ride ops were just in the station waiting for riders. Big Dipper: x1 This is the park's kiddie coaster. It's a more involved layout than that of Great Pumpkin at Kings Island and you don't have to have a kid with you to ride it. It's a nice little ride and is great for kids. Corkscrew: x4 This coaster is short but sweet. I enjoyed this much more than Corkscrew at Cedar Point. The trains and restraints were more comfortable and it was pretty smooth for an Arrow looper. It was a bit on the short side, but that's to be expected. I was pretty surprised at the amount of airtime on the first drop in the back row. Mad Mouse: x5 This is a fantastic wild mouse. The sharp turns at the top really throw you around and the drops at the end give some good pops of air. Shivering Timbers: x4 I rode 3 times in the back row and once in row 2. This is definitely a back row coaster, but the back does lead to a little more roughness. My first 3 rides, the train was nearly empty except for 2 or 3 other people. This was the first ride of the day and I was really blown away by how strong the airtime is on every hill. For my last ride, every seat on the train was full and I was in the back row. I was completely caught off guard with how much I was thrown over the first drop and how much speed the train carried through the whole layout. The extra speed and unrelenting airtime cemented this as my #3 wooden coaster behind Voyage and Mystic Timbers. Thunderhawk: x1 I have ridden 2 SLC's. This and T3 at Kentucky Kingdom. Of the 2, I think this one is the better ride experience. It wasn't overly rough, but the wheel gaps do bang you around some. This does have the hard OTSR's, as opposed to the seat belt material restraints on T3, but I actually preferred them because of the way they sat on my thighs. The T3 restraints have a wide section that rests on your thighs and tightens throughout which leads to discomfort on the final brakes. Thunderhawk's restraints hardly touched my thighs, which prevented any thigh crushing. There was a slight amount of headbanging, but not to the point that it distracted from the ride. Wolverine Wildcat: x4 This ride can vary greatly depending on the row you sit in. If you're sitting on a wheel, it will rattle you to the core. If you're not on a wheel, it's a pretty good ride. It gives some decent airtime throughout and is pretty enjoyable. The double up into the new double down was neat, but the train loses a lot of speed at the top of the double up, which takes just a bit away from the double down. Overall, nothing stellar to write home about, but still a solid ride. Zach's Zoomer: x2 This is the park's family wooden coaster. It's very similar, if not the same layout as Woodstock Express at Kings Island. It has buzzer bars which help to give some airtime. It's a neat little family woodie.
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