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  1. Those of you: Wanting to see demolition of Vortex Still wanting to see construction of Orion Are afraid they wont move the cameras are forgetting about me.
    12 points
  2. Cleo's on the move back to the drop area. I think I saw a support loaded onto a flat-bed heading over there. Might be another good day for erection (the construction type)
    10 points
  3. I never, ever thought I'd say this. But I'd probably not attend KI anymore if it fell under Six Flags. My heart just couldn't take it. Their operations/upkeep/disregard for history is abysmal. Every time I have been to a SF park, I literally enter it prepared for the worst - so they have no where to go but up. Even so, I still leave SF parks disappointed. I was at Magic Mountain in June - and it is a crime what they've done to that park.
    9 points
  4. Don’t be surprised if you see me crying while at work. It’s already happened once. But even then I will keep smiling and having fun and making each last day count of the 12 years that Vortex has been a part of my life! I’m so glad that I took my 1,000th ride on August 2, especially since I originally planned to do it next year (on July 23, 2020, ten years after my first ride). I also broke the record for most rides in one day when I rode it 93 times on Friday, August 9. October 27 will quite possibly be one of the hardest days of my life. I know I will not be alone in the emotions o
    8 points
  5. It's long been speculated that one of the bigger factors preventing a Six Flags merger is Cedar Fair's tax advantage as a limited partnership. A merged entity would almost certainly be a taxable corporation rather than a pass-through partnership. I really hope this doesn't go through. I'd hate to see a combined chain with as much debt as this deal would create, and I'd hate to see the Six Flags management style applied to any of the Cedar Fair parks.
    6 points
  6. Aight. I'mma head out. The only thing worse in my mind than a Vortex-less Kings Island is a Flagged Kings Island. I've been to many Six Flags parks. Only one of which qualifies as "better than average" in my mind and that's Great America. The only winner here would be Six Flags who would finally have a few decent parks in their portfolio.
    6 points
  7. A Soak City cam I don't think would happen. It would be kinda creepy imo.
    6 points
  8. I was the random guy that said hi on Friday night. I was on the last crew for Beast/Flying Eagles when they left in 04. It's no fun to lose such an iconic ride but the pubic support and appreciation for them in their final days is really special. Being on The Beast/Eagles crew for a whole year I have a special appreciation for The Vortex/Troika rides as they were always our friendly rivals. Not to mention Vortex was the background song for pretty much every night of my summer in 04 working by it.
    6 points
  9. Mike Brown... I hope people on here understand sarcasm
    5 points
  10. Petitions do not work, the people in charge do not care if you don’t want Six Flags to buy the parks. They act for the shareholders, not the guest.
    5 points
  11. I made a petition to try and make this not happen. http://chng.it/KmLPyd2r5B
    5 points
  12. I really don’t get why people keep arguing about Orion being a “Giga”. Regardless of its lift hill, it has a 300ft drop which makes it the technical definition of Giga. Arguing about it is irrelevant at this point, as long as the ride is good. It’s like arguing about the grass being green.
    4 points
  13. I mean.... I would love to own the park. ....and my first move would be to RMC The Beast just to see this forums reaction
    4 points
  14. I saw the post on Twitter on Friday and to be truly honest I was shocked. I was never the biggest Vortex fan but I respected the ride for what it was. I can't say I'm exactly sad, but still a little disappointed overall. I was one of those people who were underwhelmed with Orion. Call me unappreciative, but something feels wrong about losing 2 coasters in 2 consecutive years, just to get, if I may say a "underwhelming giga." I think Vortex leaving would have been more understandable if CF went out of there way to give us a better Giga. Like discussed earlier, no one knows when they decided to
    4 points
  15. Six merger talk has been cleaned up. See the appropriate thread to discuss that. This thread is about Orion Construction. Thanks!
    4 points
  16. Why would Cedar Fair care who takes them over? If they pay enough money that’s all the shareholders care about.
    4 points
  17. Oh, no. Oh god, NO. What is happening to KI and CF?!? Please let this fall through
    4 points
  18. Important and iconic rides like Colossus or Rolling Thunder, right?
    4 points
  19. 4 points
  20. yeah, the Mystic cam is worthless, IMO. It does nothing to peak an interest.
    4 points
  21. Are we positive they are tearing it down this season yet? And actually will be exciting if they move Diamondback cam. I love it but imagine WindSeeker the back half of orion and new construction of a coaster. Cons: I wont be able to tell how long Diamondbacks line is... and we lost Banshee cams so i cant make my late park decisions based on webcam lines, does anyone else do this?
    4 points
  22. It looks like they are assembling the next section of the hill to be added behind there.
    4 points
  23. Vortex has an SLC500 AB PLC and has removable I/o logic cards, if anything were to happen to them any of the cards could be simply replaced and be readdressed, also if the main controller card were to fail there is backup after backup of the complete ladder logic for the ride so I can bet the farm the control system has NOTHING to do with the retirement of the ride
    4 points
  24. Honestly, I would still go, but only every once in a while. I would probably get rid of my pass and only make a trip or two to the park every year. I really, really hope that Six Flags does not acquire Kings Island. Under Cedar Fair, the park is thriving and amazing. I am not ready for mid-summer ride openings, slow dispatches, and advertisements all over the place.
    3 points
  25. This would be the death of Kings Island. Six Flags would strip KI of it's identity on the same level as Paramount, maybe even worse. I would probably not return to the park.
    3 points
  26. You may not need that Diamondback cam next year if Orion has the same effect on Diamondback that Fury did on Intimidator. I hope that is not the case. I love Diamondback and I think its better than Intimidator.
    3 points
  27. Ya, when I look at The Beast, I think, "You know what this needs??? A 'SLIM JIM' logo..."
    3 points
  28. It’s not unusual for other parks to visit their competitor parks, and this may just have been a coincidence, or was it a sign of something in the works? Guess the next few weeks will tell what happens to KI in the CF chain
    3 points
  29. Wonder if KI decided to removed Vortex right after debut Orion? I found it strange that Vortex is still running in 2020. See yellow circle. RIP Vortex... thanks for bring great memories!
    3 points
  30. If it does go though, it would be a good time to buy stock in Larson!
    3 points
  31. IF this happens, I think Six should adopt CF's business model. I couldn't see Cedar Fair letting Six Flags touch its big 4 parks: CP, KI, CW, and CWS Marvel does not simply merge with DC
    3 points
  32. Six Flags is synonymous in my mind with cheapness (and not in the way that means affordability). It's the McDonald's of amusement parks, and I can't see Six Flags lavishing the care on parks and respect for history that, say, Kings Island did last summer. I really hope this isn't true; it would really mean the downfall of many of these parks.
    3 points
  33. I have been to two six flags parks.... it only took me the first hour in the first one i visited to realize how much i love Cedar Fair. A deal like this would CHANGE EVERY ASPECT bye. Tony. Bye. Don Bye. Simple dinning plan. Bye. Good maintance of coasters, park, landscape. Hellllloooooo One train ops
    3 points
  34. This could be very bad if they accept the offer. Cedar Fair is reportedly considering the offer.
    3 points
  35. Being one of the people who began to enjoy KI back when Racer was the big boy in the park, I've felt the pain of loss of quite a few good rides. Saying that, I think Cedar Fair is doing a fantastic job with the park. I was not much of a fan during the Paramount years though. I miss The Eagles and original Bat the most. The Eagles are still my favorite flat ride ever. Absolutely love them and like I've said before, I still have a hard time walking past that stupid and annoying basketball game knowing what was once in that spot. The Bat, in the first year, was a wild ride at the time.
    3 points
  36. They will never, ever do that.
    3 points
  37. Two sections, one is on the ground, the other is still on the truck.
    3 points
  38. It's kind of funny, of all the rides Kings Island have removed in my lifetime (and I'm sure I'm missing a few) very few have been replaced with something better: Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal - TR:TR/The Crypt - Madame Fatale's Haunt King Cobra - Delirium Flying Eagles and Antique Cars x 2 - Backlot Stunt Coaster Skylab - Games Flight Commander - Removed, then planned Drop Tower, then Eurobungie, then eventually Antique Autos Son of Beast - Banshee (I would call this a big positive) Firehawk - Orion (Should be a big upgrade) Vortex - The jury is still out
    3 points
  39. It looks like they set it on the close edge of the gravel pad. I wonder if that means they are going to work on the helix and ground section over there? It would be tough to access that area after the lift hill is in place.
    3 points
  40. I think it hits hard for those of us who are about as old as Vortex. For us, it's had a major presence at the park for our entire lives and seeing it go is like a losing a piece of the park. I know there are people out there who are like "meh, whatever," but losing it is a big deal. It's not the first major coaster at KI to go, but the others weren't at the park for 30+ years.
    3 points
  41. I’m not sure if I could pick a year specifically as all the years I’ve been a regular attender (still including this year even though I’m a Scareactor), which has been since 2013, have been unique in some way. My first trip through Slaughter House was in 2013 (before they moved to Rivertown), Al (the giant troll in Coney) was put in a few years ago, Delta Delta Die and Club Blood were both cool Haunts that met their demise, Blood Drums has been rockin (though last year’s show was really cool and felt like a “greatest hits” show), the first year Backwoods Bayou opened up as a maze was super coo
    3 points
  42. 2011. Without question. Why? Two words... Holiday Horror. In its first year that was probably my favorite maze I had ever experienced at the park. I believe it was still pretty good in the years following, but with there being just a bit less effort put into it IIRC. Close second would be 2010, as it was the last season featuring Trail of Terror, and I remember Urgent Scare being done exceptionally well that year as well.
    3 points
  43. Thoughts? I personally think he has a point
    3 points
  44. I am in agreement with the new guy @sixohdieselrage
    3 points
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