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  1. I went to KI today with a group of friends. I didn't have my Nikon on me, but I had my phone so I of course took pictures. Nothing new than whats been posted, I just thought I'd share! Also, who's excited to see then start running test cars, I know its a decent amount of tine away, but i'm still pumped to see (and hear) that car go down that massive hill! BONUS: I threw in an awesome shot of Vortex!
    16 points
  2. More track going up this morning
    8 points
  3. Let's be honest, that queue house is probably going to be salvaged as a haunted house. It'll be the "new" haunted attraction one year, be staffed really well the first two weekends, and then will fall apart after all the temporary decorations and "theming" fail to hold up.
    5 points
  4. Jonah ,Yes they can. They are doing it on candymonium.
    5 points
  5. That bank is going to be ridiculous when it comes to forces, because it begins to straighten back up at the peak of the hill, which means those in left seats are going to feel like they're being thrown to the right as they descend that hill. It's going to be nuts.
    4 points
  6. Looks like Kings Island is going to make some awesome Coasterdynamix models for Vortex, Son of Beast and Orion! I am so excited to have 2 defunct coasters that I'd never thought I'd ever be able to have models of! This is straight off Coasterdynamix Instagram page.
    3 points
  7. The park added this photo on IG earlier.
    3 points
  8. I really want to make some music puns with all these treble clef references, but I feel they'd go over most members' heads... Though, a treble clef element would really put the 'G' in G-forces. Waiting for someone to potentially get it now.... silver2005, being cryptic.
    3 points
  9. I'm moving and have a ton of boxes for sale if anyone wants a model of Disaster Transport
    3 points
  10. Kings Island should invest in the property as an offsite resort. Hotel, motel, camping and resort water park. There’s lots of land over there.
    3 points
  11. The 3rd hill is supposed to be 202 ft. That is tall and I am not sure if any coaster has a bigger hill that isn't it's main hill. Orion's 3rd hill is bigger than any non lift hill on Fury or Leviathan and it's 2nd hill is bigger than the 3rd biggest hill on either coaster..I think. It should be wild for sure. I didn't know the 4 across trains held their momentum better...that's cool to read!
    3 points
  12. Took a few pics at Winterfest last night with night sight on the Pixel 4. Did not really see anything as far as demo yet.
    3 points
  13. I love Orion, when it was announced I didnt hate or talk bad about it. Like everyone I was a lil sad that it was exactly like the renderings so there wasnt much of a shock element. But im sooooo excited to see it in person, more excited to ride. ONE THING. I just wished they had that wave turn flipped out towards the park. So we can see the riders, kinda like furys wave turn over the bridge. They changed it from facing toward the park to facing the guest walking in when Rob Decker was talking with B&M he wanted that open front gate feel you get with GateKeeper. Anyone know why its facing that way or if there even is a reason it faces that way?
    2 points
  14. Welcome. I’m up in Columbus today and didnt have all day to sit and wait, so these two luckily fit in my schedule today. It really does have a serious bank, and even though we have talked about it to no end, seeing it really brings it home. I’m going to say that I would rather have it on more of an overbank like i305 or MF from experiences on those coasters, but this may blow them both away. I’m also wondering how much this will slow it down before going into the turn around as this hill is 187 and the next is 202.
    2 points
  15. So, while looking for a picture of an old Rivertown sign, I came across this article discussing how Rivertown (and its theming) has changed over the years: https://www.themerica.org/blog/2019/02/24/kings-island-03 EDIT: Also, on page 4, they reference KIC!
    2 points
  16. Most of the supports are in for the overbank. Should be done by Monday.
    2 points
  17. While looking at Orion, I noticed it combined elements of our previous B&M's: it's tall and fast like Diamondback, and that wave turn reminds me of Banshee's zero-g roll. Also, it's a cool feeling when you walk around the park and Orion has such a presence on the skyline. It's going to be seen from a lot of places in the park, which is really cool.
    2 points
  18. I just hope they are able to reuse the station. That station is one of my all time favorites! Anymore now that are just a rectangle with a roof over the top of it.
    2 points
  19. The only way I see a resort ever being at KI is for CF to buy GWL. It could be a pretty sweet set up, I'd say they would expand the waterpark and change the hotel to have a more broad reach. I don't see that happening, but I didn't see a new woody, a renovated IS, good music back, Winterfest, Grand Carnivale and the removal of Vortex. If they ever add lodging, I'd say it would be a Marriott style hotel near Soak City if zoning would allow it. There is a large grassy area, close to the waterpark and freeway. But with the hotel saturation point nearby, I don't see it happening either.
    1 point
  20. I don't think we said anything about Fury's lights. Just DMX lighting. If I were to take a guess would be at the bottom lighting up the supports. But I would also love to see an LED light system going up the catwalk railing on the lift with maybe a traveling like effect similar to Valravn. And then top it all off with light up wheels!
    1 point
  21. No just static non moving models. Coasterdynamix does not make the little moving models anymore.
    1 point
  22. At first I really didn’t care for Orion’s colors either. It has, however, grown on me quite a lot. I personally would have chosen a darker color palette to go with the end-of-the-world theme, but that’s just my silly ol opinion. I am really excited to see the ride finished, and to see what it looks like at night. I think a lighting system like Fury would look awesome.
    1 point
  23. To me, it looks more like a dive loop than the treble clef, but without an inversion (non-inverted dive loop). I also feel that the “wave turn” is more of a Stengel Dive than a wave turn, since the airtime is more vertical than lateral.
    1 point
  24. True story... Years ago, when they put in the "Roller Soaker" - they held a contest to name it. They had to toss out one of the most popular name suggestions - Hershey Squirts.
    1 point
  25. It appears they are removing the temporary side supports on the main drop now. I dont see one of them unless it is just the sun.
    1 point
  26. Because it turns to the left there and it would be more of an outer bank if they flipped it
    1 point
  27. Not sure if this will continue to be the case, but here is adding Sunday's info: Friday opened main gates 30 minutes early. (5pm posted time) Saturday they didn't open gates earlier than the 4pm posted time. Sunday opened main gates 30 minutes early (4:30pm instead of 5pm). (However, couldn't get to rides until 5pm.) My guess is that this has to do with ice skating, which has the first session starting at 5pm. It lets folks get started with the reservations so they can be on the ice at 5pm.
    1 point
  28. It appears every seat might well have a different experience on this ride.
    1 point
  29. One of many reasons it sat was maybe due to potential lawsuits. Or the park suing the manufacturer. Or maybe they didn't know what to do with it.
    1 point
  30. I’d guess it will get busier toward Christmas however weather also plays a huge factor in how busy it will be. Yesterday for example the park was a ghost town because of the rain.
    1 point
  31. Steel Dragon 2000's first airtime hill is a whopping 252', and its second is 210'! But Orion's turnaround is definitely B&M's tallest non-lift element.
    1 point
  32. It did. The first time we went was in 1973 and I was very young. Actually my first childhood clear memory. We waited a LONG time for the flume and I chickened out and had a tantrum. So my dad took me out of the line to the vine tunnel to sit on the benches. I remember the shade and the flowers. We then started talking about plants, which I was obsessed with and my first career was in the green industry! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
    1 point
  33. I would try to help if I could, but I won't be back to the park till next year. That is a long drive, 9 hours! I was looking around on Friday at some of the models, and was just thinking "I can't wait till they make an Orion model", and here we are a few days later! I will be buying that and the Son of Beast one as well on my next visit!
    1 point
  34. Wow! Just in time for Christmas. Definitely going to get the SoB model. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    1 point
  35. BUMP (as this is the only dedicated Boo Blasters thread I could find...) I rode last night and I was just blown away by how long Boo Blasters has lasted in that building. I would like to see something replace it when its time comes; it's a great building and I don't want to see it go empty. Also..
    1 point
  36. That track you’re referring to could be the track that leads out of the station and to the lift hill. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. I talked to some sources familiar with the situation. This story isn’t over. Hopefully it ends up for the better. Expect an announcement in a couple of months.
    1 point
  38. So I tried the buffet tonight and now I’m just disappointed on your behalf. I had a fantastic experience! It truly was a step up from last year. If you have the dining plan it’s worth taking the risk again for $5. I did, however, only have cookies for the deserts. Actually they had macaroons too, which I do recommend. Where were those delicious pies that all the KICers were raving about??
    1 point
  39. Waterdropgate is at it again I see
    1 point
  40. Thank you. I couldn’t agree more. All this talk about i don’t know how much floater you are going to get. Who cares. I am not sure what type of feeling i am going to get but i know it’s going to be craziness. You are in those clamshell restraints on an overbanked/wave turn. I am not sure there is an element from B&M that you can even compare it to. I don’t understand all this floater airtime talk. If it doesn’t give you that does it make it not worthy. Like i said i am hoping for a new element that give me a crazy feeling. That to me makes it better and unique. But again hopefully this new element that B&M has not really done before gives some type of crazy feeling.
    1 point
  41. While we wait for more tomorrow, can we appreciate how amazing Antique Autos looks?
    1 point
  42. The first banked hill is poking up above the front entrance. Looks great in real life!
    1 point
  43. Just looked at them now and I see it too. Thanks!
    1 point
  44. Yea Mystic without a doubt will still continue to have hour long lines next season. 7-12 year olds Love mystic and its small enough and not so intense that the whole fam can ride. The whole fam is not going to ride Orion in alot of cases. There were days when Fury opened it was a walk on. I would put my personal money on there will be days when mystics line is longer then orion.
    1 point
  45. Let's see here: Mystic Timbers: 108 ft tall, 56 mph, just over 3,000 ft. Orion: 287 ft tall, 300 ft drop, 91 mph, over 5,000 feet long. GIGA COASTER. There is no way Mystic will top Orion. Not trying to be a stickler, but think it through... Plus, Orion is the only giga coaster that focuses on airtime. Rides like Fury and Leviathan are more about the low to the ground turns. Most people enjoy airtime, which is why I think Orion will be the best giga coaster, even if it is small in every giga way. EDIT: The whole stats side of the argument, not trying to sound GP. It is just kind of obvious that it will be better than Mystic.
    1 point
  46. Earlier in the thread @BoddaH1994 posted a photo that showed Vortex’s train cars, the lift hill motor & in the bottom of the photo there’s some Vortex track.
    1 point
  47. Boo! I was involved in the creation of Gate Central. I didn't do any of the coding or anything like that, but I was involved as far as making sure it was user friendly. My manager and I gave a lot of input to the creators of the program as far as what we needed it to do and how we wanted the displays. They would come out with a version, we would play around with it and we would suggest tweaks that we would like to see made. Of course, that was back when Gate Central was only at PKI as a test before it was to be rolled out to the other Paramount parks and visitors from other parks still had to take their season passes to GR to get in, so I wasn't involved in helping resolve the issue that Terpy had at Carowinds (which happened after my original 16 year stretch of tenure at the park). I always loved Gate Central and the possibilities it brought to the Admissions department, so many things that were not possible with the system we had before it, so I still feel a sense of ownership when it comes to that program and am glad to see it still used and rolled out to the Cedar Fair parks when they purchased the chain.
    1 point
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