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  1. Here are the pictures that @malem took last night!
    7 points
  2. Great night at the park last night
    6 points
  3. Some good closeups from WildGravityTravels update yesterday. The one photo has what appear to be the roof trusses and the yellow thing I predict to be the basket for the workers to bolt the pieces together.
    6 points
  4. Those last two pictures are fantastic! This thing is huge.
    5 points
  5. Oh, the jokes that could be made with that sentence... On edit: Hey @malem, where are your up close pics?
    4 points
  6. After reading through all this, there's one thing that stuck in my head was losing a 48" looping coaster. One that many ppl experienced as the first coaster they rode that went upside down. Without KI building another that meets those 2 things it leaves Banshee unfortunately 4" away before the fun of going upside down for the first time. As much as I want to see a dive coaster or some such type, it feels off to not put in a "gateway?" coaster for some shorties.
    3 points
  7. I went into a huge nostalgia trip riding Vortex last night. Part of it was that the RT LaRosa's had a really strong, pleasant smell, so swooping over it on Vortex really triggered my nostalgia a ton as that was commonplace in the 90s. I also rode it in 6-2, which, is a spot where I did my biggest marathon on it. Back when Paramount owned the park, my family went on P&G day in the late 90s (dad worked there). Paramount allowed re-rides, or at the very least, they did on P&G day, and I got 6 rides in a row without leaving my seat on 6-2 on Vortex. Got a ride in the Ron Toomer seat
    3 points
  8. This is part of the discussion topic. We’re talking about the cranes and how we wouldn’t be able to operate one because of there size. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  9. I am so glad I took some pictures of Vortex last WinterFest.
    3 points
  10. Mantis and Vortex (CA Great America) got overhauls while remaining largely the same ride (stand-up to floorless conversion). Obviously that's not happening to Vortex, as nobody makes floorless trains compatible with Arrow track. Hurler at Kings Dominion and Mean Streak both got RMC'd. However, I would argue those are a whole new coaster. If there were any RMC-like treatment for steel coasters, this would be the most likely chance of Vortex not *really* going away. But no such conversion exists, so this won't be happening. The Flying Cobras at Carowinds got a new Vekoma train upon its
    3 points
  11. I know I am writing this trip report a little bit later, but I have been extremely busy with college at Murray State University in Murray Kentucky, and I finally have a break to write this. When I last visited Kings Island in August of 2019 (I went with my best friend VortexBFForever on that trip and all other trips to Kings Island), we both agreed that I need to go back for the fall season, but with Vortex closing after this season, I had to go back. I decided to go back to not only ride Vortex a couple more times, but to support VortexBFForever, as she has ridden Vortex over 1,000 times (s
    2 points
  12. It sure is a nice webcam shot this morning.
    2 points
  13. Wonder if they'll be working on the crane today? Can't see much on the webcam right now if they are
    2 points
  14. I have NO IDEA. My pants must’ve wanted in on the conversation!
    2 points
  15. https://twitter.com/KICentral/status/1185333932176359424?s=20
    2 points
  16. Correct, White Castle is the better name. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  17. ^ I agree, White Castle it is then hahahahaha
    2 points
  18. For some reason you named the white one "Artemis"... That's actually "White Castle". You'll have to correct the drawing and upload it again for city approval.
    2 points
  19. Since the control room on the red crane was white, it wasn't true Clifford so @Maverick44 named it Zeus. The white crane currently being built is Artemis, The yellow crane is T-Bone, The bigger white crane is Cleo, and the smaller white crane usually by the station is max.
    2 points
  20. I bet the people of White Castle invented White Castle because they wanted people to suffer in a special way.
    2 points
  21. I really hope they do a Vortex memorial site like they did with Son of Beast.
    2 points
  22. I added over 100 photos in our Vortex Gallery. Enjoy! https://kicentral.com/rides/vortex/
    2 points
  23. Imagine the sound of dropping a 20,000lb piece of steel from 300... i mean 268 feet
    1 point
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  25. Have they actually come out and said they're going to actually tear it down like others? I guess wishful thinking on my part that they're going to "redo it" somehow
    1 point
  26. I still can't believe it's happening.
    1 point
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  28. Just as long as they don't get rid of the beautiful bushes.
    1 point
  29. I've been to the stratosphere. I actually stayed in the hotel there, but I rode 2/3 of the rides. The swing ride wasn't working when I went. We also didn't fork over the money for me to do the sky jump. But I did the seesaw ride and the S&S Drop Tower and they were both fun even though those aren't coaster credits.
    1 point
  30. It will take three 300ft cranes like it did for fury. One to lift the last lift section and hold it in place, one to lift the start to the drop, and one to take the crew up to bolt it together. credit to Coaster101.com
    1 point
  31. *Puts whole lift and drop up today* "Come ride the FASTEST built coaster on the planet only at Kings Island!"
    1 point
  32. A couple pics I took Saturday night. I thought it looked pretty cool with the moonlight.
    1 point
  33. Makes sense they would be sprucing up the area with the new ride coming. I'm just so glad Flight of Fear is still around---amazing ride to this day.
    1 point
  34. There is a Facebook post from Tony’s Welding and Fabrication, LLC on their work with the station steel placement. Based on the post, it sounds like their work is nearly done. Max may be leaving us soon. I encourage you all to look them up and view their photos, they are awesome.
    1 point
  35. I think this could be the roof/top of either the transfer shed or station?
    1 point
  36. And with that ladies and gentlemen, just over 10% of Orion has been erected! Woo Hoo!
    1 point
  37. Another brake run piece about to go up.
    1 point
  38. That article says Orion is a $30 million investment... does that price include crane rental?
    1 point
  39. That article says the drop will have an 85 degree drop. This will make it the steepest giga right? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  40. Reminds me of Stan Checketts of S&S standing on Power Tower without a harness before it was turned over to CP, or so the story goes. Allegedly fined by OSHA for the stunt.
    1 point
  41. This was Clifford on Banshee's construction cam.
    1 point
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  43. It's pretty rediculous how some media outlets can do that, but not others. Like, if it were Kentucky Kingdom, some of us would be able to go.
    1 point
  44. WHIRE CLIFFORD IS ON SITE....I repeat...… WHITE CLIFFORD IS on site! Well part of it has been brought over haha
    1 point
  45. Looks like they are about to put the second set of supports together
    1 point
  46. A RMC T-Rex replacing Vortex? Bringing back SOB? Heading back into woods to play around dad a little bit? I know there are several that hate that idea, I love it. That would be a dream come true for me. RMC even said a T-Rex could be 400 to 500 feet tall. I’m not saying that’s what’s going to happen, odds are it won’t, but if it did...
    1 point
  47. That kind of mentality being handed down is a real issue. You are literally teaching your children that people are there to serve you. I get it, when you go to a nice sit down restaurant, the servers are there to serve you, it's literally in the name.... still doesn't stop me from pre-bussing my table for them.
    1 point
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