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  1. This is the type of Mack I'd want to replace Vortex
    4 points
  2. I don’t love the song but I think the lights are the best I’ve seen yet. I actually really like what do they before the actual song starts. Did anyone else catch this?
    3 points
  3. Anyone wish Kings Island properly celebrated Oktoberfest? We have a whole section dedicated to it to my knowledge, the park hasn't celebrated it (I was born in the late 90s so maybe they did before I was born) It would be cool to hear Bavarian music, strudels, beer, and such. Cincinnati is thick with German heritage so I think it could work. The one thing that I can figure why they don't do it is because Cincinnati hosts the 2nd largest Oktoberfest in the world so they might not want to compete in that respect. Thoughts?
    3 points
  4. Actually I could see them run some fabric from the Eiffel Tower to emulate a giant maypole.
    3 points
  5. I love the idea! Especially since CF seems to be going after a bunch of interactive seasonal events.
    3 points
  6. I can see it now....the Eiffel Tower is transformed into the worlds largest Bier Stein..... German music and Bavarian themes....the food....Paradise... Seriously, Kings Island must do this fr.
    3 points
  7. Believe it or not, it didn't stop. By chance I got an AMAZING blaster (in a car and seat I will not tell) and I was able to hit all of the targets. Some of them multiple times.
    3 points
  8. My highest score on BB was 3270. Did that back in 2016. Every time I ride, it seems like I either get close to it or not at all lol. But I havent given up.
    3 points
  9. A MACK Rides extreme spinner would definitely be different enough from Backlot Stunt Coaster and Flight of Fear. I would love something like this one supposed to open next year. This would make up for many of the lost inversions and give Kings Island another “unique” coaster as I know some people have been disappointed over the years with Kings Island getting basic rides like a B&M invert and a B&M hyper (though these rides are still very good).
    3 points
  10. Apparently FUNtv doesn't have much love for Orion either
    3 points
  11. The strongest open one at the very least, CP can't really compete while a third of their rides and half of the shops are closed.
    3 points
  12. I call this piece “Orion Wuz Here”
    3 points
  13. The piece that i feel Orion is missing is the quick dircetion changes found on Fury before the trebble cleff. To me that was the most distinct part of Fury and was really hoping to see something like that on Orion.
    3 points
  14. I agree with you on the operations but they have many terrific rides that make the visit worth it in my eyes. Maverick is world class, TTD is an amazing rush, Millennium Force is not just a great ride but also has a great location...from a rides standpoint Cedar Point blows KI out of the water.
    3 points
  15. Actually, the idea I have is actually how a bandit tries to take over the Miami River Brewing Company that has been serving nice beer and bourbon to the folks visiting Rivertown. Also, the idea is that to compliment the new ride, they bring back the brew fest and have it in Rivertown with live music and stuff (similar to Cedar Point's Frontier Fest.) Also sorry for the double post
    2 points
  16. Also it seemed like the show worked. I know that it’s such an odd statement, but last year that was almost never the case. They were having network issues with the time code last year. I’m not sure if that was resolved or if this was just a lucky night. None the less, glad I stuck it out to see them.
    2 points
  17. Its disapointing. Maybe they should move the fireworks launch pad or move to a unique light show end of night parade?
    2 points
  18. Definitely better this year because they have the fountains fine tuned. Yeah, its shorter, but the improved effects make up for it 110%.
    2 points
  19. Just got back from Cedar Point. I was expecting things to be not-so great by the reviews I've seen and I could not have been more wrong. It felt just like KI with the exception of 2 things. 1) ALOT of EMT's in red shirts walking around with their packs in the case of anyone needing help. 2) cleaning EVERYWHERE. Everything was either being wiped down or sprayed. On most of the flats they were wiping down seats every cycle. We stayed at the Breakers and it was great. Social distancing and masks were being worn (you always have your occasional people who forget, tapping your mask seems
    2 points
  20. I would love to see the park get something insane like an S&S 4D coaster or an Intamin Pre-Fab, but I just don’t see them investing in anything like that. Anything from Intamin or RMC seems unlikely unfortunately. I guess Cedar Fair is working with S&S, but I don’t know if we would receive a major S&S coaster. Aside from B&M, MACK Rides, and Gerstlauer, the craziest thing we could MAYBE get is a GCI Hybrid if they start making them, but that is also very unlikely unfortunately.
    2 points
  21. The only thing that would top that would be if Firehawk and Vortex were options.
    2 points
  22. I’m all for a Mack launched coaster but does Kings Island see that as a need when they already have two launching coasters? I think a spinning Mack launched coaster would be different enough. I also think it would be cool if you built a Mack multi launch with 4 trains. 2 of them regular and 2 of them spinning. It’s like two rides in one at that point.
    2 points
  23. Glad to hear the park is busy.
    2 points
  24. I rode Orion for the first time a few days ago. Rode once in row two and once in row one. Honestly didn’t have super high expectations for it and came off underwhelmed. I really enjoyed fury 325 and leviathan so I was hoping Orion would match leviathan. Hopefully Orion will speed up when it runs full trains next year I’ll definitely be giving it more runs. The first drop and wave turn are fun as are the the last turn and pop into breaks. The middle portion of the ride really did nothing for me.
    2 points
  25. 2 points
  26. I’m here today (August 2nd) and the wait lines are borderline insanity. A lot of the more popular rides (Invertigo, Banshee, Etc.) are 40-45 min and Mystic Timbers is a 75 min wait. Haven’t checked Orion yet, but I’d assume it’s in line between those wait times.
    2 points
  27. Surprised to see this. honestly I’ve been Beyond impressed with the choices mgmnt has made this difficult year regarding the operation of KI. I’m almost thinking we might have the strongest CF park right now.
    2 points
  28. An idea I came up with for how the station could be in Rivertown over the valley for a Mack multi launch. Source for photo: Kings Island Forever Facebook page
    2 points
  29. That is awesome! Can't wait to see it in person.
    2 points
  30. Ahhh how could I have forgotten that authentic themed experience. STILL wish the entrance to Banshee was routed to that spot, slingshot moved to “action drone”, and the entrance path to Banshee themed (as it is, but with even more) to a European ancient cemetery. Then retheme Adventure Express to remove the “tropical jungle” stuff that is in horrible shape anyway and give it a haunted German mike vibe so the two thrill rides had a unified theme. There’s even a great folklore in the story of the Kobolds. These are little , nasty creatures (almost like gremlins) Kobolds who live in mines are hu
    2 points
  31. You forgot the 100% german bungee ball
    2 points
  32. no theyre not going to build a hospital there but if they did, it would be pretty rad, It would be short trip from Adventure Express to the hospital so I can get spinal surgery immediately after
    2 points
  33. I don't think Cincy was ever the wild west. But then again, there was no giant Beast roaming around or a vine that took revenge on a lumber company in 1983, or a giant metal robot that squeezed things tightly.
    2 points
  34. Those are Vortex rails poking out of the ground...they only look like cones due to perspective
    2 points
  35. Land being seeded and strawed is not necessarily an indicator of how long a plot of land will sit vacant. Per stormwater regulations, any disturbed land that will be left idle for more than 21 days needs to be seeded and strawed, even if they plan on doing construction 25 days from now...contractors complain all the time about that timeframe on active sites and have been known to occasionally move some dirt around to "loophole" that regulation LOL. When they performed the seed and straw may be more of an indicator, except for when it isn't. If they did seed and straw within 2 days o
    2 points
  36. The entire plot of land has been seeded and straw applied. If you needed any more indication that it is going to be several years before a replacement is built, that was it.
    2 points
  37. The fact that the antique cars cut into the Coney Mall midway should be some proof that they wouldn't build another coaster station in that area. Son of Beast's station was built elevated over a valley so I don't see why it couldn't be done again. I think the midway between Coney Mall and Rivertown could be reworked to allow for a coaster The BLSC plaza is huge and takes up a ton of space so I could see them sacrificing that space for a modified midway.
    2 points
  38. Here's an idea I just came up with. A Mack multilaunch coaster using the terrain (more like what Helix and Time Traveler does) and give it a Disco theme. Think about it! The theme could be a disco party gone wild and the station/queue could have disco music playing and maybe a disco ball with lights! At night this ride would come to life with a nice light package and the lights/disco ball in the station maybe even a way to turn the regular station lights into blacklight!
    2 points
  39. Could be. We were there 11:40am - 2:55pm. I mentioned your comment to my wife. She mentioned she saw 2 people walking around without wearing their mask right. She said one woman was doing the, "I have my mask down while I walk around while I sip on my bottle of soda" thing. But she also mentioned an employee saw her and started following her. I dunno. We were not trying to count vigilante actions, that's true.
    1 point
  40. Glad I passed the test! No, but there are snippets of the source audio here, here, and here. They released a longer section of the Mystic Timbers score on YouTube a few months after that ride opened, so I imagine they'll release a longer section of Orion in the near-future.
    1 point
  41. I think it would be better if they gut out the arcade and put the entrance in there and have some switchbacks in there with some nice wild west theming.
    1 point
  42. @silver2005, then I must be very silly, as I very much enjoy Cedar Point. It's definitely got its operational struggles, and plenty of room to improve, but it's a beautiful setting for a FUN park.
    1 point
  43. Not like the park will have to dig everything up and replace it with reinforced earth. Just gotta make the footers bigger/deeper. They likely will want to avoid a repeat of Banshee's rattle when the next one comes along, so I think we can expect future coasters to have a stronger base. Maybe a manufacturer will come up with a new innovation that significantly reduces rattling by modifying the trains or track somehow. Could a more flexible, but durable track work perhaps?
    1 point
  44. ^You mean like that longest inverted coaster in the world that they 'just built' in Action Zone?
    1 point
  45. How would they be able to fill the land up with water? Would a large water fountain do the trick? Idk how it is done.
    1 point
  46. Bring back The Beast pond and water feature!
    1 point
  47. Is that a Mack, Intamin, Vekoma, B&M, or RMC?
    1 point
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