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  1. I do not see the "status" changing. IMO- ACE needs Beast more than Beast needs ACE.
    5 points
  2. The one reason I could see people wanting a Ferris wheel is because it would offer another ride that you can take in the views of the park along with being able to snap pictures. WindSeeker and Drop Tower are nice, but you're not allowed to have a camera up there on either ride. I think Planet Snoopy would be a good area for a medium sized ferris wheel. Something along the lines of what Kings Dominion has near Racer 75. I know that Ferris wheel came from the late Geauga Lake, but from my observation, the guests seem to love it there.
    3 points
  3. Look how much is being done!!! https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2021/december/beast-of-a-project-this-winter-at-kings-island
    2 points
  4. Eh, I'd still like to see a good size wheel right across from Dodgem, basically by where the original Les Taxis station was. Hide Backlot's show scene from the midway some, and make a nice show piece for that entrance to Coney.
    2 points
  5. Sounds to me like a trip to Kings Island will be in order for next season. What will be new to me will be the re-tracking of The Racer and The Beast. That's enough reason for me to go. I'll have to add this in after I visit Carowinds and Kings Dominion next summer.
    2 points
  6. From what I understand, a Coaster Landmark (which is what The Racer and The Beast are) don't have any set criteria besides the requirement of being a notable coaster historically. A Landmark can be completely demolished and the award won't be rescinded (see Big Dipper at Geauga Lake, which still has Landmark status). Coaster Classic status is what can be rescinded for modifications to a coaster, and those criteria are specific to seating. Neither coaster qualifies for Classic status as is due to the trains. Sent from my SM-G955U1 using Tapatalk
    2 points
  7. It's still The Beast. They aren't RMCing it or tearing it down. They are just retracking it and reprofiling sections of it to make it more rideable for the average park goer. A lot of the general public have basically been complaining this season that the ride was running too rough this year on social media and from me talking to guests while working this year. Retracking is part of maintaining a wooden coaster especially one as old and large as The Beast so it can stay around for generations to come. No way it loses its plaque for this.
    2 points
  8. ^Considering the amount of work done on the Coney Island Cyclone and it still has one, doubtful on the removal of the ACE plaque.
    2 points
  9. I don't think that is correct. I think the video below is the original, which includes Mr Christopher getting electrocuted. Of course, any input or correction is welcome.
    1 point
  10. Cedar Fair didn't change it. Paramount's Outer Limits license only ran through 2001, since 2002 it's been exactly how it is now. The only edits were the removal of the Outer Limits voiceover lines. The end of that video is the end of the actual show, the start is where it cycles through static with a reboot screen and they say "power surge, took out the net!"
    1 point
  11. To Preserving n Maintaining The Beast the best wooden cosster ...
    1 point
  12. I would think it would have to be pretty major? Didn't The Racer lose a dip before the station when FOF was built while retaining its status? Or that is to say, it still earned its status later on.
    1 point
  13. I never had a problem with roughness on The Beast. Some people said they thought the wheel seats were rough, but I never had an issue. My question is, with altering The Beast, will they lose their ACE landmark plaque?
    1 point
  14. True, but they said the redesign is coming in lower in the tunnel - that means they added a height difference, so unless the difference is negligible, the trim on the first hill could be be more pronounced unless they plan to trim it elsewhere like the "mid-course" trim next to Orion... I know the trims have been there from the beginning. I am fully aware the trim is needed and why it is needed. That isn't the point I was making. My comment was more in line with does this new parabolic design and newer reinforcements allow for elimination of the trim on the first hill and instead transfer that trim to the "mid-course" trim shed next to Orion or someplace else? Personally I would rather have it there than going down the first drop and feeling the noticeable trim slow down. They would be better off to shave height off the top of the first hill to eliminate the trim than to reprofile and add a height difference only to then have to add more trim to accommodate it. Having a trim on a first drop is a waste and just gives the feel of they didn't design it correctly (let the flaming begin LOL)... I love The Beast and personally I didn't believe it was as rough as everyone makes it out to be and I hope any improvements being made doesn't district from the character of the ride.
    1 point
  15. That part was really confusing to me, too. I'm gonna take a stab in the dark here: I think the post is saying that, prior to this redesign, the structures of the upper track and the lower track merged into one big structure before the tunnel. That merged structure had a higher amount of sway to it as the train passed over it that caused the ride to be rough. The Gravity Group is redesigning the supports in that area to remain separate and unmerged until the tunnel itself. Separating the structures until then will allow both structures to be more rigid, which will reduce the sway and lead to a smoother ride.
    1 point
  16. I am with you totally! Bring back the Zodiac. Great concept. I don't know why design companies discontinued them and took a step backwards. I think they look super cool and would really go over well. And with some cool lights, that thing would be the hottest family ride in the park! Hey theme even matches the sort of space theme of Area 72!
    1 point
  17. I would rather Kings Island bring back an old more beloved ride like Der Spinning Keggars, Phantom Theater, or Enchanted Voyage in some form or another. I know Kings Island used to have a Ferris Wheel for a few years, but I don’t think it is missed too badly by longtime fans of the park. Also, in my opinion, Ferris Wheels are not really worth riding that often with their terrible capacity and lackluster ride experience. If you want good views, the Eiffel Tower has you covered with much better views than any Ferris Wheel could provide at Kings Island.
    1 point
  18. Made this idea for a skywheel on International street. The location is in between Festhaus and Skyline/Starbucks across from the KI Theater. This would honestly be a good addition for the 50th anniversary in 2022 if they were to go this route:
    1 point
  19. There have been quite a few parks with both observation towers and Ferris wheels. Its not like they can't coexist. Ferris wheel's views are more fleeting for people who may not want to stay up high for extended periods of time and the ride motion is relaxing.
    1 point
  20. Come on, now, they're smoothing out the ride a bit. They're not drastically altering the ride as a whole. There's no reason to believe it won't still be the same Beast that we know and love, just a better ride.
    0 points
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