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  1. So, let me get this straight. KI just announced a $30million capitol expenditure... a Monster coaster... biggest in parks history... exactly what “enthusiasts” have spent years crying for... at a time when NO other park has announced anything remotely on par... and said enthusiasts are complaining about it? Typical I may have to take the off season... off. From the beginning of the “speculation” it’s been an onslaught of negative, cry baby entitled “opinions.” Frankly, I cant wait to ride it. I absolutely love KI, and the people overseeing the park are doing a stellar - S
    14 points
  2. Hype! Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    13 points
  3. Here's everything I got yesterday
    12 points
  4. Just because members here were singing the authors praises in a previous article, does not mean members can not disagree with them in this article. If it rides close to Fury, I could not be happier we are getting this coaster at Kings Island. Does in the grand scheme of things matter what classification the park or manufactured gives it? People are making a big deal out of an adjective.
    9 points
  5. Maybe we shouldn't judge a coaster by what it is, but instead how it actually rides?
    8 points
  6. Steel costs about twice as much now as when Fury was being constructed. Looking at it that way, it's great we're getting ours before such large coasters become uneconomical for seasonal parks. https://tradingeconomics.com/commodity/steel Using the terrain to the ride's advantage is a win in my book. He's entitled to his personal opinion, as wrong as it may be. That said, the author's fixation on contradicting the park on their own classification is deeply embarrassing, and this group's "editorial" staff should have helped him realize that. Publishing drivel like this reflects badl
    7 points
  7. I regret even bothering to click the link. Whomever this guy is is nothing more than an entitled baby who totally missed the mark when it comes to what this business is all about. I get that this clown isn’t on their staff but their “editors” clearly read it and published it. It’s going to be hard to respect coaster-net again. I hope to God that the powers that be see this and make for darn sure that no one for that site is invited to media day. This guy shouldn’t be on the internet. He should be at home playing with crayons.
    7 points
  8. The ones complaining need to go watch Amusement Insider's video on this. He makes a great point!
    6 points
  9. I’m all about everyone having an option. I just think that it’s very questionable when the question is, “Is Kings Island’s coaster a giga or not?” and the conclusion is that it’s not a real giga so he wouldn’t make the effort to go there because there are REAL gigas to ride. I know I was a little harsh with my initial post, but there was a time from like 2003 until 2009 that was REALLY bad and being labeled a coaster enthusiast was a terrible thing. You’d give an inch, they take a mile; you have four loops, they wondered why you didn’t the didn’t throw in a fifth; you have
    6 points
  10. Here's my take. We get everyone together and dig a hole under the peak of Orion's lift that is 81' deep. Now we have the tallest giga in the world at 368'. The we take the dirt from that hole and build a 40' hill under Fury's lift, 10' under Leviathin's and the rest under Millie. Now we have the only "giga" in north America. I mean it would cost to much to ship the dirt to Japan for steel dragon. But hey with my plan, Orion is now the only "true giga" as well as tallest in the world by this definition. That is how stupid this argument is. People are arguing this thing isn't a giga
    6 points
  11. Depending on how far we can see on it at least... Good thing about the off-season, we can fly 500 feet lower. :-)
    6 points
  12. Light the lift hill, leave the rest dark for amazing night rides
    6 points
  13. Getting you guys a track update tomorrow morning
    5 points
  14. When Kings Island announces Orion: (lol this fits so well with it)
    5 points
  15. He clearly contradicted himself. Article 1 - We are in it for the fun. Everyone has a bad attitude. Article 2 - I’m not bothering to ride this because it’s not a real giga. This latest article just shows that this clown is part of the problem that he was talking about.
    5 points
  16. Kings Island just shared a 360 animated view look at the trains on FB! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  17. Has anyone checked for any new blueprints recently? I’d like to see if there’s anything we could find that wasn’t announced. This is my first post. I’ve been following along for the past couple of months but finally decided to join the discussion! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  18. I still feel like it's weird that the lift hills for Orion and Diamondback will both be facing the exact same direction. That's going to look so strange on the skyline and is doing nothing to help quiet the GP's obvious 'just a bigger Diamondback' commentary. Some people have suggested they might not have wanted to make it bigger than Eiffel Tower because of how that would affect the skyline, but it doesn't seem like they're giving that much consideration.
    4 points
  19. Hmmm are you the real Slim Shady?
    4 points
  20. I like that they are trying to preserve as many trees as possible with this layout compared to Diamondback where they seemingly just took out everything in a half mile radius. Obviously a lot trees were still taken out but it doesn't appear that they are taking anything out that is not necessary.
    4 points
  21. Brad, our opinion is your opinion sucks. Obviously we're just stating opinions as you are in your blog.
    4 points
  22. So, Fury w/o the light up tunnel? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  23. I feel like with Orion they have just trimmed the fat on the other gigas. It's more succinct and devoid of the pandering elements.
    4 points
  24. Guys I’m riding my first RMC today!!!! Sorry for being off topic but I’m just super excited
    4 points
  25. Just wanted to share this.
    4 points
  26. Said it before and I’ll say it again: if you want to be pedantic and set yourself as the judge of the only “acceptable” definition for a term that is actually defined by how people use it, not any sort of governing body, then fine. It’s not the shortest Giga. It’s the tallest Hyper. Now, go find someone who is actually impressed by your “superior knowledge.”
    4 points
  27. That picture reminds me how much I hate those sun shades. They have NOTHING to do with the context and look of “Rivertown”. Wish they would replace with something like a wood pergola or metal roofed building.
    4 points
  28. I feel that this is relevant again. Don't need to provide a link as it's my photo and my meme. Maybe they'll add a bathroom one day. They can put 300 stalls in it so we can have a real Giga in that area. (Joking, BTW. Orion is a real Giga and anyone who disagrees is extremely pedantic and probably a blast at parties)
    3 points
  29. Despite the negative comments, Orion287 will be a popular ride and I suspect its ridership will exceed that of Fury325. Look at the disappointment in so many from Mystic Timbers at KI and Maverick at CP at their respective announcements and off-season until the ride could be rode. Many people consider these the best ride in their respective park. I don't know if this one will take that unofficial title, but it will come close. Am I going to ride and love the addition to the park - ABSOLUTELY!!! Would I have made some modifications if I were in charge - absolutely... Personally, I
    3 points
  30. I'm my experience, the earlier in the season you can get to CP, do so... We went on June 10th and our longest wait, was for SV about 45 minutes... However 'do to the nature of the restraints' i.e. I'm on the bigger side, I got WOS off most everything... My wife and kids however were able to get on what was up and running pretty quickly... If you give it another chance, and I suggest you do, visit earlier in the season... Or, I know the prices can get salty, go for FLP at least for the visit... My day was pretty bad after the first 3 WOS off rides I didnt try anything else... To be fair, I sho
    3 points
  31. Hey now, technically it’s NOT a giga anyway. B&M simply doesn’t use that classification.
    3 points
  32. I get what you're saying. But, I feel most of the disappointment stems from there not really being anything new with this coaster. Yes, most us will ride and enjoy it. However, they def could've done a better job with this. A record breaker wasn't needed IMO. But, I def see where alot of the disappointment comes from.
    3 points
  33. So it's funny when people state that it's a bigger Diamondback. So what if it is? It's a new dang coaster! >=D That's like saying MT is a smaller Beast. People are just goofs these days. Lmao xD a good comp, is that I don't remember anyone saying SoB was just another Beast? I know there was the loop, but this is still a groundbreaker for KI in terms of speed... Which I guess some people don't like? Baffling.. -.-
    3 points
  34. I get what you're saying. My point is this. Would Fury be any less of a ride experience if the ground under the lift were 30 feet higher. Same drop and remainder of the coaster bsing the same. I'm holding off any judgment on Orion until I ride it. At this point I guess I'm at an "advantage" over others. I have not had the opportunity to ride Fury or Leviathan. Therefore I can only compare pov videos. Fury looks amazing and then kinda fizzles out. Levi looks good. Orion looks like it'll be full out from drop to brakes. That fan turn looks sick. Can't wait to ride them all. Not compa
    3 points
  35. To be fair man that won't solve anything and I know what your saying is a joke. I think the reason why people were disappointed was that we usually expect more from Cedar Fair, Since MF every Giga they built after the next has had a gradual improvement in innovation. Yes, Drop is more important than Height, I know everyone would rather have a 278 ft Lift with a 300 ft drop, then a 310 lift hill with 295 ft drop. Though, Cedar Fair has always seemed to try to 1 up itself, We have just expected it from them at this point. I don't think people would have had this much of an issue with the he
    3 points
  36. No coaster is worth waiting 4 hours. I never wait in line for a down coaster, there are so many other great coasters to ride and just watch for when they start testing.
    3 points
  37. I don’t know any official stats but I find MF to be one of the more reliable coasters in the park, even above the B&Ms. But yeah it goes down occasionally, like all coasters do. I can recall only one time when it was down all day so there is a really good chance you can a ride it today. What have you accomplished so far? (and dude, ask CP questions in a CP thread )
    3 points
  38. Next year is going to be awesome riding Kings Island's GIGA Orion. The design of it looks Awesome!
    3 points
  39. At the end of the day it’s his opinion and kudos to him for writing about it. However, when he responds on Twitter with “Logic and reason cannot be used in a coaster debate. Please come up with something else.” That is all you need to know about the type of person he his. No reason to even argue with someone like that. When you have hyper coasters like phantoms revenge that only have a hyper hill and then you have magnum only with a hyper lift it clearly shows amusement parks agree it can be either way. When someone wants to disagree with that logic there is no use but hey kudos to him f
    3 points
  40. does anybody else think Kings Island could've put "first subterranean giga coaster" in the announcement video?
    3 points
  41. He didn't ask that question. So I answered with input about the lines for Diamondback and Banshee. He said he expected the lines for Orion to be similar to those rides during their opening season. From my experience, both Banshee and DB had a lot of walk ons throughout their first season.
    3 points
  42. Coaster-net has always seemingly been more cynical with KI than most coaster and themepark fansites I have come across. Definitely reaching for a story. Their facebook article links also tend to be extremely clickbaiting in nature.
    3 points
  43. This guy obviously was reaching hard for a story.
    3 points
  44. Those guys on coaster net make my head hurt.
    3 points
  45. I really like the color scheme of the trains and track. I was team #Orion from the beginning. So excited to ride my first Giga! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  46. ^ It is usually open the first few weeks of Haunt then it closes down for Winterfest prep.
    2 points
  47. This is why I hate humanity. (Love you all, have a good night).
    2 points
  48. More than likely. I do, but I also will not be uploading every single picture I take. They will also be ran through the park first before posted, out of respect.
    2 points
  49. Track is on site. Will get pics soon. Just saw 2 trucks pulling in, station tracking Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
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