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  1. 5 points
    SonofBaconator

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Fabio took a goose to the face at 70 mph.
  2. 4 points
    d-lo775

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I'll wave at you from my comfortable mini van going 90 m.p.h. when I pass your broken down Corvette. I take reliable over flashy any day, but that's just me.
  3. 3 points
    @Maverick44 I've ridden my fair share of intamins too and everyone likes what they like. However its hardly realistic that we'll see any major new Intamin installs within Cedar Fair unless its an impulse coaster or a used ride. Intamin has dropped the ball when it comes to reliably: Maverick and I305 had to be redesigned to make safety improvements, Shoot the Rapids could have killed its passengers, TTD and Xcelerator's cables snapped causing injuries, Superman: Ride of Steel failed to detect an unsecure restraint leading to the rider being ejected from the ride. The company even states that accidents are inevitable which, in my opinion, is a sorry excuse for their reliability and doesn't really accept accountability. Its a known fact that the newer Intamin rides aren't the safest so why want something that could cause potential harm to guests? Companies like B&M, Mack, RMC, GCI, etc make rides that are a lot more safe and reliable than anything Intamin has made
  4. 3 points
    I had been in contract with the park since this picture made social media. Earlier today, I heard from Chad Showalter who confirmed that these are in fact new seats for Diamndback. Keep an eye on KI social media for pictures in the coming weeks!
  5. 3 points
    jtro223

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Have any parks ever put Port A Potties in queue lines for opening?
  6. 3 points
    You got to remember the times. Back then, kids could go roller skating in the streets with no helmets or pads. You could still whip your kids. Pregnant women smoked and drank. People smoked everywhere, including airplanes(gag). And lawyers didn't rule the world. Safety wasn't as big of a thing. Looking back, the guy clearly was asking for it. But then, they all probably had a good laugh about until he died.
  7. 3 points
    CoastersRZ

    What could 2018 bring KI

    That is not a bad sketch! The architect in me approves it!
  8. 2 points
    Drummermattk

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    yay for the new seats! I have heard that clamshells may or not be the same color. I would imagine they would but who knows what goes on there!
  9. 2 points
    SonofBaconator

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    It would be cool it they were painted to match the train colors- red, brown, and green
  10. 2 points
    This came from snap chat today
  11. 2 points
    As far as McCann's past incidents, with the exception of the clawing, no reports were written and they were only brought up in the statements from the fellow rangers.
  12. 2 points
    When I was in elementary school, we went on a field trip to KI to ride the monorail. It was my first time being in the park while it was closed; the only thing open was the monorail. IIRC, our school was the only one there but I could very well be mistaken about that. I was going to Hopewell Elementary at the time so this would have been 1st or 2nd grade in 1979-1981 or 4th or 5th grade in 1982 - 1984 (we had switched school districts in 3rd grade). That's a field trip I'll always remember because it was so different to see the park absolutely quiet and I though it was so neat that they would open just for us. Back then, my family only got to visit the park once a year using the tickets that my grandma got from working at KI. In addition to the park tickets, the employees were given tickets to the monorail too; I even received them when I started working at the park in '89, so I rode it every time I went back then. And thanks for citing your sources. I was going to ask for them too because a lot of those incidents sound like disciplinary issues that would have been kept within the park, but I can see how they were probably in the investigative reports that followed.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    ^^ When I watch older movies with my kids (recently "Jaws"), they comment on how all of the people smoke all of the time...ever since they've brought it up, I notice it as well! It was just totally normal back then for everyone to walk around with a cigarette. One scene in Jaws, Sheriff Brody takes a big long drag and tosses the butt in the ocean! My 8 year old was all, "He's a smoker AND a litter-er!"
  15. 2 points
    This 1000% goes to Firehawk. AppleCareFirehawk+
  16. 2 points
    ^ I remember people smoking in hospital rooms. Funny but not funny.
  17. 2 points
    BlondyRidesOn

    What could 2018 bring KI

    I like how you designed it to look like The Racer entrance and queue house right over the sign.
  18. 2 points
    KIfan73

    What could 2018 bring KI

    A quick conceptual sketch I did for a restaurant featuring some classic Coney design elements:
  19. 2 points
    chugh43

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Mandatory showers for everyone before the ride!
  20. 2 points
    Yeah I've been all over back there and wasn't sure which pond/lake it was referring to. Very cool to see it laid out like that! I was even thinking maybe it was the pond by the campground, but it seems to fit that photoshop just fine. The road going from the old SOB station out past FOF totally feels like you're driving through the Savannah.
  21. 1 point
    upstop

    You Know It's the Off Season When...

    https://youtu.be/NGz8wk4EgMM ..... this is the extent of your entertainment
  22. 1 point
    Maverick44

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    ^^ I am not denying they may have some issues. A boy can wish! They have made my top 3 favorite coasters. I know its unlikely that CF uses them again but I am a holdout lol I just want everyone to know its just me and my love of some of their coasters. I feel like I am just being beating for liking them! Sigh oh well. Back to topic anyone?
  23. 1 point
    Maverick44

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Hmm I knew it! they won't be black!
  24. 1 point
    IndyGuy4KI

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    The longest the line ever got on opening weekend was 4 hrs at one point because Banshee went down for a bit. On average is was around 3 hrs for the majority of the day.
  25. 1 point
    That would be nice, but the capacity would be less. I usually have to wait more for Diamondback than Banshee since Banshee's trains sit four across. If we get a giga, I want it to have the fury style trains since that would help the opening weekend craziness. I think passholder preview for this giga would be twice as worse than what it was for Mystic Timbers. It would probably be a seven hour wait. A friend of mine had to wait seven hours for Banshee on opening weekend.
  26. 1 point
    TombRaiderFTW

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Does anything ever come out of B&M vs. Intamin debates besides flames? Not trying to police what y'all talk about, but it seems like we hit up this subject every six months around here and never get anywhere constructive with it. Not to mention that in recent years, manufacturers like S&S and RMC have opened more rides in America than either B&M or Intamin... But that's just my two cents.
  27. 1 point
    SonofBaconator

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I don't want the wing style seats on a giga because its unique to Diamondback. Plus single row trains are faster to load, imo
  28. 1 point
    MDMC01

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Have not yet ridden Fury but I feel like that would be insane with all its twists and turns! EDIT: Also, RE: Diamondback being boring- that was one of the reasons that I didn't used to like Diamondback, but for some reason I enjoyed it more and more than I did in past seasons. It's still not my favorite coaster (The Bat (1993) is!), but it's climbing up the ranks...
  29. 1 point
    jtro223

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Come on up to CP. During Mayfly season. Then you will swallow bucket fulls of bugs. jtro223, slightly overstating what can happen on Millie
  30. 1 point
    BoddaH1994

    Coasterstock 2018

    Looking forward to seeing who the speakers will be.
  31. 1 point
    Maverick44

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    That's fine I'll wait that for an Intamin. Waited longer then that before. Have fun with your minivan! i'll take the corvette! All in good fun. I'd be happy with any giga at this point. Just fanboying out over here.
  32. 1 point
    So you want constant downtime and safety risks? Okay then
  33. 1 point
    chugh43

    What could 2018 bring KI

    Yes, in the form of HARLEY QUINN Crazy Coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/attractions/newfor2018
  34. 1 point
    I'm showing my age here...but this is kind of funny. So I remembered going on this safari as a little girl, probably when I was about 5...and apparently didn't go back to the park again until after the ride was removed. When I went back and it was gone, I had for years convinced myself that I was a crazy person and that I had never been on a monorail safari at KI, that my 5 year old self just imagined it. No one I knew that had been to KI as a kid remembered it and even my parents werent' sure what I was recalling - yet they were the ones that took me... Then lo and behold, one random day a couple of years ago, I decided to google it all and I found all kinds of pictures, history, and even some video. It was nice to know that I wasn't crazy This article was very cool to read, thank you for sharing! Looks like a lot of work went in to gathering all of the history and details of the incident.
  35. 1 point
    AFAIK The Lion Country Safari was never opened year-round at KI. It was intended to, but never did. The park issued a press release the first week of October 1974 indicating the attraction would be open weekends only through November (originally intended for daily operations) and then closed for the winter months. (Mostly because the area was bracing for a hard winter - predicted by the farmers almanac.)
  36. 1 point
    jtro223

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    The individual who posted the picture did so on a social media site under his given name, and has posted many photos before. He is also featured on the FunTV segment about working on roller coasters (at least I think he is, he was not named, but his social media photo matches the image on FunTV.) I admire the work these people do. Imagine the hours, the weather and the production deadlines. Kudos to them.
  37. 1 point
    Magenta Lizard

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Seats, not trains. Not announced, a leaked photo from (I believe they are saying) someone in maintenance's instagram. I hope said employee didn't lose their job over it. But if you wanna know more read back in the thread, it would make more sense than repeating all of it over.
  38. 1 point
    Xdog42

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    What? Diamondback is getting new black trains? I had no idea, When was this announced? I mean I'm all for it but I never knew about this happening! Please, fill me in on everything I missed.
  39. 1 point
    jtro223

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    It does look great. But it won't solve the problem of the human grease/slime on the clamshell.
  40. 1 point
    FoolCrzy

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Most of the seat will be covered by the rider. Shouldn't be an issue, aesthetically.
  41. 1 point
    BlondyRidesOn

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Thanks for the No Limits recreation. That actually looks pretty nice.
  42. 1 point
    whengodsaysgo

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I think it looks kind of sleek. I can dig it, for sure. Is it April yet??
  43. 1 point
    King Ding Dong

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    How about Smoked Gyros?
  44. 1 point
    Gannersdaddy

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Ok. We need to change the topic. I am starting to get Diamondback withdrawl! What about a gyro stand / place?
  45. 1 point
    IndyGuy4KI

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Ya got me! You are right, that was a poorly written post. In the the days of text to speech and being on mobile, some grammar is not going to be on par with what it should be. As moderators we understand that. We do not moderate grammar unless it is totally unreadable and/or makes no sense. As moderators we have to make decisions which are best for the community. Those decisions will not make everyone happy. I do find it funny you want me and others to adhere to the policies , but your post is in violation of several itself. If you do not like how KIC admin are moderating you are more than welcome to send us a PM about your concerns.
  46. 1 point
    Thanks I love original sources. It’s the skeptic in me:). Plus reading in the news papers at the time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. 1 point
    Would love to see the source materials and citations for this Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
    ^^Considering the person in questions is the head of PR at KI I believe it very likely this person would check on these forums if there is potentially a teaser. Also considering that there have been teasers alluding to people on this forum (for Banshee), and that this man has posted and responded to questions and quotes multiple times on this forum it is all very likely that he, as well as others know. If RMC was put in the snow I think we’d have a few old faces come back to rave about how much better RMC is than GCI and that the next coaster will DEFINITELY be either an RMC or like that “cowboy coaster” at Cedar Point [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 1 point
    starlitfire

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I got really excited over those construction vehicles until I figured out they were construction vehicles. -- Starlit, 26 December 2017
  50. 1 point
    I think the back area of Coney Mall needs sprucing up. Maybe add a shop or two or a nice place to eat and a flat or ride or two. That area of the park kind of seems forgotten.
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