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  1. Assuming another track piece is added to attach to the support today
    15 points
  2. Here is a better photo. Source: https://twitter.com/Attractions/status/1196814696034324481
    11 points
  3. Found this on a reddit thread. Credit to u/a_better_reddit_name
    11 points
  4. S&S has an Axis video playing. @Maverick44 If i see any intamin posts ill get them up here as soon as i can
    5 points
  5. That is a really cool train. It also screams tribute to Vortex for some reason to me.
    5 points
  6. The park just released the WF map. Along with a great Blog post about WF food offerings. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2018/november/food-guide-to-winterfest-2019-at-kings-island
    5 points
  7. Here are some screenshots of what is described above via weatherbug: Also, the snowflakes on the German building appear to be on both sides of that part and they seem to have been at least since yesterday (looking at past 24 hour images)
    4 points
  8. Next section of track is being lifted into place. Wasn't sure if they would today or not.......
    4 points
  9. They have lights on because they’re still working back there. They got a very late start on erecting a couple of track pieces. In the morning, I bet we see the crest of the overbanked hill installed.
    3 points
  10. 3 points
  11. https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/kings-island-orion-train-cars-revealed John Matarese has reported on it!!
    3 points
  12. Humm.. the logo had the same general shape as the Vortex logo. I wonder is that was planned.
    3 points
  13. Need this next season
    3 points
  14. The only Intamin stuff i can find... Pantheons car.
    3 points
  15. I mean he shared where he got it from. Sounds just fine to me. He can't help if that person got it from someone else and did not share that info. I second @JonahWilliamson keep the IAAPA info on the IAAPA thread!
    3 points
  16. ^looks nice. I think blue clamshells would have contrasted the black seats well though.
    3 points
  17. When I first saw the triangle logo during its announcement I definitely thought it was somewhat reminiscent of Vortex’s logo. I think the triangle logo looks much much better then the rectangle logo.
    2 points
  18. I found this post on Facebook. I kinda hope KI and CF decide to put these on Orion! It fits perfectly with the space/sci fi theme!
    2 points
  19. And those were used on KIC’s social media channels attributed to him, when they’re really from another publication.
    2 points
  20. Ohio Valley coasters Instagram- got the texas stingray trains. I like the lead car. Simple yet still nice. With some new GCI Concepts Zamperla is up next at 12:40
    2 points
  21. Of course you would wonder lol
    2 points
  22. I wonder when John Matarese will find out!
    2 points
  23. A couple things to note from the Weatherbug camera: They have been adding the lighted frames formerly on the pedestals to the Royal Fountain this morning. The flags on the buildings were taken down and have not been replaced. There are new lighted snowflakes on the side of the German Building facing the front gate.
    2 points
  24. This doesn't really fit the Kings Island theme, but this image is pretty cool regardless. Photo taken during the British evacuation of Dunkirk, May 1940.
    2 points
  25. Riptide Racer is the “new” mat racer and was manufactured by Arihant, an Indian company that makes knock off models. Many of their models in their literature they give out at IAAPA are labeled as, “Not available in the US due to patent disputes.” Whether Riptide falls under this heading is something I don’t know. If they had trouble importing it into the USA then it would account for them opening it a year and a half late.
    2 points
  26. Happy Orion Monday everyone! Here's a few beautiful pics of Orion with the sun poking through the clouds! Had to share!
    2 points
  27. You mean we WON'T SEE....right? The track is almost off the edge of the webcam right now.
    1 point
  28. First of all, there are tons of amazing stuff that was showcased this year at IAPPA. Those include: The rename of Mako at Seaworld Orlando to Emperor Orion trains Zamperla new trains S&S Axis full layout New Triotech ride at LEGOland New York Knotts Beary Farm Details Ice Breaker trains Iron Gwazi trains New Luna Park ride I think they were all amazing. Any thoughts? If you want to get deeper into them, check out Coaster Studios, Midway Mayhem, Amusement Insider, or Amusement Insiders.
    1 point
  29. Look at how the supports of the second hill are being lit up now. I would love to see that on the ride, but I want it to still have an awesome night ride.
    1 point
  30. 1 point
  31. I'll be going by the park today when I go to my School of Rock rehearsal. It'll be my first time seeing it in a week since I have been in Kansas City.
    1 point
  32. I think it might be a tie for the next support because the highest point has no supports.
    1 point
  33. Did anybody notice we have another support up? We also have roofing on the transfer shed going up.
    1 point
  34. Lets keep it in the IAAPA thread friends.
    1 point
  35. That isn’t a good enough source. Let’s just say he took it from one of the leading theme park publications.
    1 point
  36. He already gave the source...he said "Found this on a reddit thread. Credit to u/a_better_reddit_name"
    1 point
  37. The blue appears to be Daphne Blue and is one of my favorite car/ guitar colors ever! I have a guitar that is Daphne Blue. I also just moved into a new house and was surprised when my son chose Daphne as his room color. Daphne appears a little darker than my Daphne Blue guitar though. Anyway, Daphne and orange with white is so 70s and is used a ton in my house. Needless to say I absolutely, stark-raving LOVE this color scheme!!!!
    1 point
  38. Awesome! Thank you @JonahWilliamson. Those Orion trains are magnificent and the Iron Gawzi trains are even better haha.
    1 point
  39. I just would love if they could move the slingshot, bring back the original facades, add some new flats, and maybe a new roller coaster too.
    1 point
  40. Rivertown was spruced up in 2017, but yes I think some more upgrades would be nice, but not too necessary right now. I think the back end of Coney is next for more upgrades due to the removal of Vortex.
    1 point
  41. I believe I read on here earlier that the chain actually runs inside the spine on the newer models. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
    1 point
  42. Their most recent marketing was buy a 2018 season pass and get 2019 for free. Same offer as most of Cedar Fair, just marketed the other way around. The Beach was very clear that they had a very successful Holiday Fest in 2005 with how Winterfest was blundered. All it did was draw attention to theme park Christmas events. All really was was a ploy to market season passes. The Beach has a million coulda-woulda-shoulda scenarios that you can discuss all day for the Beach being successful. It comes down to several umbrella issues: -Customer service, as @Outdoor Man states, they’ve had some leadership members that were both PR and HR nightmares. If you look at the reviews of the location you will see nothing but negative reviews about one specific person who was at the helm for several years. -Employee issues, see also the statement above. Staffing there is very difficult. Lifeguards make a killing compared to their peers in the industry. This is because the job is tough and often boring. Both KI and GWL pay their guards very well for this reason and still have staffing issues. The Beach paid just over minimum wage. I visited in the middle of summer and they could only open 3 rides at a time because they just didn’t have a staff. That doesn’t even include the revolving door that was all of the management positions. Again, see the above bullet point. -Facility issues, things like an overload of leaves in the pools, decks that should have been replaced years ago, “real sand” that was years old, packed down, and rock hard. Often pumps would go bad and they’d run 2 or 3 slides off of one pump when they should each have their own. That’s why people are getting stuck on some slides, including at the top of the iconic Cliff. -Stooged off opportunities. When the park reopened they had to make several desperate calls to get members of the media to come out for its media day. Why? They FORGOT TO MAIL OUT THE INVITES. You can’t make this stuff up. They also were unsuccessful in garnering the correct media attention for Beach Mountain. Their former PR, a woman named Nancy, did several live hits out of Dayton. She just didn’t have the contacts to do the same in Cincinnati. No one’s coming to your water park from Dayton. -Broken promises - The park’s first GM of the Adventure Holdings era was a man named Ralph Valardo. Good guy to have around. Well connected. He went on every news station and talked about their two new attractions for 2014: a Soarin’ Eagle Zip Line and a mat racing slide. The zip line opened in 2014 (an up charge, no less) and they seemingly forgot about the mat racer until late into the 2015 season when it finally opened. -Marketing - I’m not going to sit here and write a hindsight marketing plan for them, but it’s pretty telling when the average person in Cincinnati doesn’t know that The Beach had reopened years ago.
    1 point
  43. I keep forgetting that after the uphill spiral at the end there's a "head chopper" run right under that tiny space at the bottom of the drop! Looking at the webcam images seems pretty tight right in there! Super cool.
    1 point
  44. Great pictures as always from Ohio Valley Coasters. It looks like we are about here on the "wave" turn judging by supports and banking: Photo Credit: Kings Island
    1 point
  45. One more panel and the roof is completed. Also couldn't imagine standing at the top of the lift hill. Balls of steel vengeance.
    1 point
  46. Practical, engineering aspects come before theming. The theming was done around the completed design of the ride.
    1 point
  47. Get rid of bat throw in the first S&S AXIS.
    1 point
  48. Apparently this is the account linked to my email? I'm guessing my main account was linked to my old college email address. Hi, it's Brad. You rang? Yep, been in California coming up on a decade now. Traded in KI for Disneyland (though I do still make it out to KI when I can). How's the old Beast holding up?
    1 point
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