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  1. 5 points
    DiamondBanshee

    Decoding 2020

    Edit: Just warning that this post is very long, so be prepared It might sound odd that I’m saying this, but I’m kinda glad that this isn’t the biggest, baddest, and best coaster ever made (well this is kinda an assumption based on what I’ve seen, but I’ll be happy to be proven wrong). Hear me out: Once you reach the top, it becomes increasingly harder to go higher. For example, look at Steel Vengeance. Imo this is the best coaster ever made. But... now what? Where does CP go from here? They still have a hole or two in their lineup, and it’s seems as though whenever they try to fill it, it won’t live up to SV. I think most people see that they need a modern woodie, but what happens when they get a GCI or GG? The enthusiasts will be happy, but the GP will just see it as a step down, especially since SV has a wooden structure (which fools a lot of the GP). Even back with Millennium Force, they were at a point of “where do we go now?” Apparently the answer, at least initially, was taller and faster. What then? Smaller but with two launches instead of one, and more intense, making one of the best coasters in the world. Two GP crowd pleasers before SV. All along the way, more money and more advances in the industry were needed. Now compare it to KIs giga. Will it be a very fun ride? Absolutely. It’ll probably be one of the best coasters in the world! Is it the best ever, probably not, but that leaves room to grow. KI seems to be at the same stage as CP with MF. The difference is, though, the industry has already advanced far enough ahead to show that better coasters can be and have been made. KI doesn’t have to go from one brand new model to the next, trying to stay on top. They can patiently wait and see what works best, what has the best ROI, and what will fit best at the park. Then, by the time we get an SV tier ride, there may be one even better and so on and so forth. To me at least, KI isn’t getting “screwed over.” Getting a giga (or at least a coaster of this scale) isn’t for parks that are getting screwed over. It seems like KI is becoming a sort of “Second CP.” CP gets all the newest stuff, good, bad, or indifferent. KI is getting all the stuff that worked. I believe we are in a great position at this point, and it just seems to get better. Also, this coaster is just what KI needs. A very fast, intense coaster that fills the role as “Standout coaster.” While all the coasters there are phenomenal, none really stuck out to most people as there are many coasters like them. Beast has run its course as the standout and isn’t as popular as it used to be (sorry but when SV exists, many people in the coaster community looks over Beast except for its history.) This giga will fill this role. Sorry for the novel lol. Just wanted to share my thoughts on this topic. TL:DR - I write a book about how I’m happy about a non-record breaking giga and subsequently go into madness. Idk what stage of grief this may be lmao. Also, I’m ready to get stoned by the community again lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 5 points
    befat

    Decoding 2020

    It’s all about the limited time events these days to drive attendance. I wouldn’t be surprised if they put off the teasers until after Carnivale ends on July 7th. 2020 should make for a record breaking attendance year regardless. They’ll want to do everything they can make sure 2019 isn’t a down year. Also, they have a count down on the website for Gold Pass prices increasing on May 28th so they might be waiting to clear that hurdle.
  3. 4 points
    JCoaster25

    Decoding 2020

    @DustinTheNow Looking forward to seeing your work! But just for fun I figured I'd post a POV of my take on our giga. Enjoy everyone! =)
  4. 4 points
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

    Going back to the subject of height... I'd rather have the world's tallest hyper as opposed to the world's shortest giga. We'll still be getting a 300ft decent so I'll be satisfied I'll be over with @DiamondBanshee ready to be stoned
  5. 3 points
    arrold

    Decoding 2020

    We'll definitely see this as the season goes on. But with a coaster this big and visible, the construction alone will be hype enough. I'm sure we'll get plenty cryptic social media posts in the months to come.
  6. 3 points
    fryoj

    KI Home Decor

    You mean a replica of the Eiffel Tower replica? ;-)
  7. 2 points
    Jt2455

    Decoding 2020

    I agree, I really like the worlds tallest hyper. My alternative term is Budget Giga which I'm thinking the park wouldn't go for.
  8. 2 points
    BoddaH1994

    Decoding 2020

    I’d bet we’d see teasers after the start of Grand Carnival. They want you excited for what’s happening in June, not what’s happening in 2020. Or there may be no teasers at all. They’ve been know to rewrite certain chapters of the book from time to time.
  9. 2 points
    BSBMX

    Decoding 2020

    Well, we don't have complete blueprints yet. The recent batch was mostly electrical prints, which just so happen to show an overhead view of the layout. It gave us a lot of information, but there's still consider amount of info still missing.
  10. 2 points
    SilentGloves

    Decoding 2020

    I demand a POV immediately. We've all been patiently waiting this most accurate recreation.
  11. 2 points
    SonofBaconator

    KI Home Decor

    I think it would be a cool concept to have a basement based off of Banshee's giftshop/arcade https://behindthethrills.com/2014/04/record-breaking-new-coaster-Banshee-screams-to-life-at-kings-island/
  12. 1 point
    thatguyfromohio

    Decoding 2020

    I can design an insane logo for ya, Or a entry sign Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 1 point
    riptombraider

    Decoding 2020

    I know it’s a long shot. But I’m still in denial of the blueprints this is based off of. It just seems the ride is basically over as soon as the drop happens. It’s just so uneventful
  14. 1 point
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    so what do y’all think of the color scheme? And logo?
  15. 1 point
    DustinTheNow

    Decoding 2020

    Coming soon! Should be on amusement insiders in the next few days!
  16. 1 point
    thatguyfromohio

    Decoding 2020

    That’s what I was stating before, because it is an electrical layout Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    Codyfryguy

    Decoding 2020

    I'll be right there with you two Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  18. 1 point
    collin.klopfstein

    Decoding 2020

    Totally unrelated to what you guys are talking about but I think I found some great station or queue line music: revolt production music ,paradigm
  19. 1 point
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

    The more I think of this, the more I could see this becoming a thing... Tallest hyper coaster Only hyper with a 300+ foot drop
  20. 1 point
    befat

    Decoding 2020

    It would be a sneaky way of including “world’s” in the marketing materials. Also, the world’s only hyper-giga coaster with the lift of a hyper and the drop of a giga.
  21. 1 point
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

    You're all going to hate me. The world's tallest hyper coaster title doesn't sound so bad....
  22. 1 point
    malem

    Annual Attendance Report TEA

    ^ Cedar Fair doesn't release attendance numbers by park, so we don't know if it was 1% or 10%. CF's attendance keeps growing each year; it's safe to say that the parks receiving the most capex are contributing to that. For an already well-attended park like Kings Island, giving people a reason to come back every year is a major goal of new attractions. They might be looking for less of an attendance spike than at a park with significant untapped market potential, such as Carowinds.
  23. 1 point
    Bansheeback

    Decoding 2020

    If they could give this to every crew, we'd have a lot less problems opening our rides on time, especially on days with poor staffing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 1 point
    Gordon Bombay

    Decoding 2020

    By having the ride breakdown repeatedly then they’ll rip it up, move it, and shut down KI after a few years.
  25. 1 point
    FUN&ONLY!

    Decoding 2020

    The coaster will be so short that everyone will wish that Firehawk was still there! Edit: In all seriousness, I wonder if there will be people who would prefer Firehawk over the giga...
  26. 1 point
    Creed Bratton

    Decoding 2020

    Copperhead Strike also has a fountain for operators in the station like this. I feel like they may have installed one at Fury in the past year or so as well (but don't remember for sure).
  27. 1 point
    BoddaH1994

    KI Home Decor

    Yeah, the truth is ours is a 1/3 scale replica of the real one in Doswell, VA.
  28. 1 point
    Ben43065

    KI Home Decor

    Yeah I loved the look and feel of that gift shop.... I’ll keep my rant to my self.
  29. 1 point
    MDMC01

    Cirque

    Hey all, not sure if this is the right thread to discuss thoughts of this year's show, but I saw my first three shows of the season yesterday (Saturday) and generally enjoyed it. To those that say that this year's show is similar to last years, they are right. There are a few things that are changed here and there, but for the most part, it's the same show as last year. The best way to explain this is to talk about Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Aside from new things like a different Pokedex and a few new features, Utra Sun/Moon are basically the exact same games as Sun and Moon. In that context, this year of Gravity is basically the first year's Gravity, but with some minor changes and ways of doing things. That new stuff includes... Also, during the first show of the season, I got sad at the end as there were a few things that seemed like callbacks to Origins and Imagine.
  30. 1 point
    SonofBaconator

    Decoding 2020

    I like the idea, heck they could re-use some Top Gun props. The only problem is that it seems like a "hand-me-down" name as it was created back in 2014 and has been sitting dormant all these years. Orion, to me has more, personality to it.
  31. 1 point
    JCoaster25

    Decoding 2020

    OK, I'm back with fun screenshots!!! Like I said before, I'm far from the first person here to show off some NL2 concepts, BUT I figured it would be cool to put the coaster approximately where it's gonna go alongside some of my other KI coasters I've built to try and show a decent sense of scale of just how big this ride will be. All of these screens were grabbed at walking height at various vantage points along Coney Mall as well as behind the scenes. I think this coaster will be incredibly fun after visualizing it a bit better. I didn't overlay the blueprint into the map, so the exact footprint may be off in a few places, but I think I got it pretty freaking close. Enjoy! Also for those curious, my coaster is 5,333 feet long. EDIT: Got all my screenshots in! Aproaching X-Base from Coney Mall. This thing will absolutely dwarf Racer. And yes I did paint it it’s original colors. Your view waiting for the front seat perhaps? The Eiffel Tower view. Not the clearest screenshot, but it certainly shows how this will look with the rest of the park! This view would be from behind the maintenance barn. Definitely most looking forward to this first drop! Banking at the top of the turnaround is about 110 degrees. This helix should be really pretty! Just picture an entrance sign right in front of you. =)
  32. 1 point
    DonnaFan

    KI Home Decor

    There's that replicata of the Eiffel Tower for sale in that shop close to Auntie Anne's. It has merchandise on it now but it was naked and ready for purchase a couple weeks ago! It's really neat, probably about 6' tall.
  33. 1 point
    BoddaH1994

    KI Home Decor

    Of course no collection is complete without an Eiffel Tower replica.
  34. 1 point
    ldhudsonjr

    Decoding 2020

    No offense but I really hope you're wrong about this. I know there is history there, but check it out: MILLENIUM FORCE INTIMIDATOR 305 LEVIATHAN FURY 325 sHoOtInsGsTAr!!!!1111
  35. 1 point
    KI Guy

    International street makeover

    I could not have put it better myself. The new fountains are just that "like many others you can find in many other places." THAT is the crux of my problem. Those old pedestals were very unique and were unlike any fountains I've seen (outside of KD).
  36. 1 point
    standbyme

    International street makeover

    Finally made my first trip to the park this week...so my opinion of the new International Street: First off, I think the park shouldn’t have did their teaser campaign to insinuate that it would look so close to what It did back in 1972...they should have just hyped that they were revamping it, that way people wouldn’t be disappointed when things they were hoping would return, didn’t. I can’t say enough about how nice the buildings look! The new paint jobs are vibrant...and I love all of the detailing...truly a labor of love. The new pavers are also great looking, I like the various colors. The tables are nice...I hope they hold up well out in the elements. I miss the big trees. If the old ones had to go because of age I can forgive the park for removing them...but if they were removed in order to improve the look of I.S. I think they failed. I.S. now looks too barren for my taste. I can’t imagine sitting at one of those tables on an 80 plus degree day this summer. Someone also mentioned that they thought that the large trees ruined the forced perspective of the buildings...I think the opposite is true, the buildings look smaller to me now...still great looking, but smaller. Finally, as I mentioned earlier, when the park teased that the new I.S. would remind people of what it was like back in the day...what it meant to me was: No more flag poles blocking the tower/fountain view! Obviously I was disappointed to find them still there. Why couldn’t they have moved them to either the other end of the fountain, or the top of the International Restaurant wile they were redoing everything?! (I will reserve my opinion of the fountain until it is supposedly completed.)
  37. 0 points
    BoddaH1994

    International street makeover

    Or tonight. Footnote: the fountain shut off entirely due to some sort of glitch several times during tonight’s show.
  38. 0 points
    Listening closely to the PA announcement for the fireworks this weekend, the fountain is now called the “World Fountain” and appears that the title of “Royal Fountain” has been retired. I would agree “World Fountain” is more appropriate as the majestic appearance with the old pedestals is gone (along with a piece of KI history) and the new jet style fountain is just like many others you can find in many other tourist places, nothing spectacular. I spotted the last intact pedestal from the Eiffel Tower in the back lot by the trees Saturday. Will be looking at Haunt for the new tombstone - RIP Royal Fountain 1972-2018
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