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  1. Prozac prescription was out of date.
    5 points
  2. Diamondback needs a new paint job bad!!!
    5 points
  3. Here are some updates from yesterday:
    4 points
  4. Still up way more than TTD.
    4 points
  5. I would venture a guess that Maverick is currently the most sophisticated coaster in Ohio. You also have to consider that there was a shortened season in 2020. Most coasters, even B&M's, take longer than that to get over their bugs. I would think that some of that time trickled into 2021 for Orion. I trust B&M and by next season or 2023, it should be on par with DB and Banshee for lack of downtime. I'm with Brad, I've seen it down a few times, but nothing more than 15-20 minutes, mostly ghost trains during my visits.
    3 points
  6. Yeah they will be dropping in on another ride soon...
    3 points
  7. Orion has had some issues. All modern roller coasters are marvels in physical and computer engineering. All operations are controlled by the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), essentially a large computer located under the loading platform in a climate controlled room. The default response to any problem in the PLC is to stop operations and have maintenance review the issue. Keep in mind there are over 300 separate inputs and any one wrong input can trigger a fault. The trains will advance as close to the station and stop there. Braking systems are fail safe closed; they need power to open rather than close. The brakes are located in the track, not on the train. Needless to say Orion is 100s of times safer than driving to the park in a car. All Orion faults are attended to by both area supervisors and maintenance personnel. Both groups have to clear the ride for operation before guests are allowed to ride. Kings Island has a seasoned team well versed in the particulars of roller coaster operations. Ride operators are told specifically not to tell guests what is wrong with the coaster (the majority of times they really don’t know!). But be patient. The first priority is always to get guests off the ride, the next is to determine what has happened and prevent it from happening again and the third is to resume operations. In my experience downtime is kept to a minimum as the maintenance and operations teams work quickly to resume operations.
    2 points
  8. Hopefully they do Woodstock express queue and station. They really need it.
    2 points
  9. It went down when we are on it one night, we were ready to dispatch, and they opened the restraints and put us back in line. One of the seats in row 6 wasn't registering that the restraints were closed. You could see the restraint was clearly closed, but was showing red on the screen in the station that shows the restraint status. Maintenance showed up, must have done a reset, and they ran each train empty for 2 cycles, and we were allowed back on. I would say 99% of its issues are electrical/computer issues, and nothing mechanical.
    2 points
  10. You guys are right. In 2019 there were lights. Do remember you can see all of the past haunt pics and others on our gallery pages. https://kicentral.com/photos/
    2 points
  11. Noticed this today. Guess who is getting a fresh coat of paint! Looking good! You can definitely tell the difference!
    1 point
  12. If the buildings get repainted, I wonder if other parts of Planet Snoopy will be renovated. Some of the color schemes and colored concrete could stand to be removed. Planet Snoopy really does need some love.
    1 point
  13. Remember when they changed our name to Soak City to have the same corporate identity brand...
    1 point
  14. Well, part of that is they have been trying to give each park its own identity, and not have the same corporate identity from park to park. Case in point, look at the Soak City name for the water parks. Carowinds water park is now know as Carolina Harbor, Cedar Point Shores at Cedar Point and this year California`s Great America rebranded their water park South Bay Shores. I wonder how long before Soak City at Kings Island gets its own unique name and theme to tie into the area?
    1 point
  15. Ugh. Sound like we are stuck with tacky Planet Snoopynick universe if they are repainting. Why won’t they invest in a camp snoopy conversion that would tie into river town, align with their corporate branding and provide an overall better experience.
    1 point
  16. I think the top of the tower is all they have completely finished so far. Kings Island probably wanted to get the top done in time for Halloween Haunt. The ready of the tower seems like it is being prepped for a final coat of green paint.
    1 point
  17. what is complicated about a chain lift coaster?
    1 point
  18. If you go through the C.H.A.O.S. Expedition Orion Hallotween maze, you get one of these. I myself have one.
    1 point
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  20. Here ya go @MDMC01. He is on the path between BLSC and DB as stated earlier.
    1 point
  21. I think that would be Top Thrill Dragster.
    1 point
  22. My experience is that Orion occasionally goes down for mechanical reasons. Usually within 20 minutes the ride reopens. If the ride closes for weather reasons, that's a different matter. Thunderstorms at amusement parks are no fun.
    1 point
  23. I have only seen it down in very short time frames. Wait or come back a bit later and it is up.
    1 point
  24. A Mondial Top Scan would be great... And a Huss Jump^2 would be nothing but a constant maintenance nightmare... It's a fun ride, but the existing one is down for maintenance more than it's working, and to try to reduce problems, some of the gondolas don't spin anymore and the ride cycle has been repeatedly nerfed... I think a Gerstlauer Sky Fly would be fun...
    1 point
  25. I do say it could do some renevating, as it kinda felt dead this summer.
    1 point
  26. They are! $14.02 online. https://cf-ki.store.cffunki.com/packageDetails/10063548/navItem/Extras?_cid=298805220.1634226448&queueittoken=e_cedarkingsisland~q_42825c3a-6f3d-4c21-b1f4-f0c5142a607a~ts_1634226630~ce_true~rt_safetynet~h_c85f4f8868d4e274eac758518c81550efc6c3bb5f31830b6cdc6ff242bbd451a
    1 point
  27. It looked entirely intact last Thursday. Train parked in the station like they just went home for the night; only real sign of the ride's impending doom was the pair of construction offices built out of shipping containers adjacent to the ride where the facility last known as Extreme Sports Stadium once stood.
    1 point
  28. Hind site is everything lol. it would been nice if ride side the Dry side had become more of Strickers Grove
    1 point
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