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  1. 21 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Photos

    Ehh. I'll be nice and upload one on here early. Enjoy!!
  2. 15 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Photos

    Alright. Ya got me. Couldn't upload this here in full resolution, so had to dumb it down.
  3. 12 points
    I know I got one to many pieces in it but we will run with this until it gets a little more exciting If y'all throw it on the gram tag me: jonah.williamson tryna grab that follower count ya feel
  4. 12 points
    One more for today. More tomorrow. Wait a moment.
  5. 11 points
    SonofBaconator

    Orion Construction Photos

    Leave. Now.
  6. 11 points
    Wouldn’t the rattle on Diamondback be considered a feature?
  7. 10 points
    Here is a pic showing more of the track. I thinned it down so file size isnt as big, but wont be as detailed.
  8. 9 points
    BoddaH1994

    On this date in 1970...

    On this date in 1970 construction on The Racer began. John Allen considered it to be his finest work. Much more info below: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/september/this-date-in-1970-construction-of-the-racer-began-at-kings-island I must add that Racer was my first "big" coaster when I rode it on my first visit to Kings Island in 1991.
  9. 9 points
    Maverick44

    Orion Construction Photos

    Well I took the crane picture myself soooooo does that make it mine and not need to source myself? this is getting wild in here. People can't even post their own pictures without being said to mark the source? I will make sure when I post a picture that I took I will start the post off with " I TOOK THIS PICTURE". I would understand if I was a repeat offender but nay that's not me! lol I understand. * Transfer track has been moved back over to the shed.
  10. 9 points
    Maverick44

    Orion Construction Photos

    I think Big Red is on its way to KI!? You can’t see but it is red!! On 270 going south in Columbus!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 8 points
    You would be correct that this Saturday is the last day to experience the rides. They are open for a few hours next Saturday for the More than Pink Walk. The article is well worth the read! Then we will be having a private event on Sunday for our employees to enjoy the rides one last time. I still can`t believe that the rides are leaving. The rides department at Coney has been a part of my life since 2002, for 18 seasons. That is more than half of my life. I was looking forward to my kids growing up going there to ride the rides. I have been told I will still have a job there next year in some capacity (not sure what yet). I leave you with this image, from me working Ferris Wheel several years ago during a rainy July 3rd for Balloon Glow.
  12. 8 points
    medford

    Orion Construction Photos

    As I understand it, that is the trade off for not having a mid-course brake run. I think most of us would prefer the higher brake hill than a MCBR
  13. 8 points
    I still think its amusing when people try to claim my pictures as theirs. First, almost everyone knows who is taking them. Second, you must really be ignorant to think the original photographer and other users wont notice. Third, you must have a good photographic memory to take the picture exactly like I did. Yes, it takes alot of time, fuel, planning, and so on, just to get a few pictures to satisfy people. We don't get paid to take the pictures. It's an expensive hobby. Again, expensive, just for others to enjoy. @LovinMeSomeBanshee There are actually two pieces. I'll grab an image in a sec, and circle the two pieces. I cant locate the long piece before this one, but there are indeed two pieces.
  14. 7 points
    Even though I’ve been following the thread and saw the pictures of how much track has been delivered, I still wasn’t prepared for what it was going to look like when I rode The Racer last night. Seeing the track pieces up close gave me the first visceral impression of just how enormous this thing will be. I mean, the logical part of my brain understood it before, but seeing the pieces in person spoke to my deeper lizard brain. I hope they are able to do a fair bit of vertical construction before the park closes for the season. Nothing compares to being able to see it with my OWN EYES
  15. 7 points
    Track update: couldn’t get any pictures because it’s to dark bu they have all the garages open and the top of the lift is painted and should be set outside tommorow and I will get pictures!
  16. 7 points
    Snowball

    Haunt 2019 Discussion

    Just got home from Zombie Mall rehearsal/dry run. I’m super excited for Friday and can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of it!
  17. 7 points
    Track and support update
  18. 7 points
    Kingshaven

    Orion Construction Photos

    Good Morning Beautiful!!!!
  19. 7 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Photos

    My IG username is the same as here. @Hawaiian Coasters 325 Definitely sounds like it via the article you posted. 2020 is going to be another amazing year for Kings Island!
  20. 7 points
    KI FANATIC 37

    Orion Construction Photos

    People acting like pictures are their homes and wives. I doubt anyone here is making money off their pictures.
  21. 7 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Photos

    Wow. Even then the timing was off... lol
  22. 7 points
    FUN&ONLY!

    Orion Construction Photos

    This shows how much Diamondback could use a repaint. The colors are so bold. The Eiffel Tower and Drop Tower look really nice in this picture as well.
  23. 7 points
    Klabergian Empire

    Orion Construction Photos

    It took me awhile to find this, but here is a picture of the crane used to build the lift hill for Diamondback from November 2008. Even though the crane for Diamondback is going to be smaller than the one that will be used to build Orion, I think this gives a perfect idea of what kind of crane(s) will be needed to complete the coaster.
  24. 7 points
    KIghostguy

    Orion Construction Photos

    Some very high quality photos here of the new construction today:
  25. 6 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    Haunt 2019 Discussion

    Security being taken seriously.
  26. 6 points
    Yes i know this isnt the best drawing but this is orion is going to look amazing
  27. 6 points
    PatchesC

    Orion Construction Photos

    I see construction starts at the same crack of dawn as me lol
  28. 6 points
    BoddaH1994

    Haunt 2019 Discussion

    From @chadshowalter : I love the skeletons on the truss work. That’s creative! Also, notice on the same truss work that the lights that faced the fountain before the upgrade was completed has returned and the intelligent lighting was removed, at least for now. I’m very curious as to what the “new” I-Street will look like for Haunt.
  29. 6 points
    According to the blueprints, the top of the brake run is at 825.7' elevation, and the ground below is is roughly 740'ish. The station is roughly 740'. So approximately 85, 86 feet tall? Edit: I was close - Kings Island cites the last hill coming into the brake run as 83 feet. Height of Hills: 287 feet, 174 feet, 202 feet, 56 feet, 147 feet, 125 feet, 90 feet, 83 feet
  30. 6 points
    LovinMeSomeBanshee

    Orion Construction Photos

    There is actually one more long piece that goes in front of the station track labeled "L1" before the incline of the lift hill begins. You can see it on the POV video and the blueprints. The angled piece that begins the lift hill starts after the footer circled in red. I think the most massive support yet just pulled in. Thing is wider in diameter than the cab of the truck!
  31. 6 points
    ohiocoasterfan

    Orion Construction Photos

    Here is a good Fury 325 construction time lapse. Looks like they completed the brake run before the lift hill. I would expect to see the same here.
  32. 6 points
    Kodistict

    Orion Construction Photos

    That blue and red looks so good together! Here's the source, https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2017/april/ki-45-the-racer
  33. 6 points
    CedarIslander

    Orion Construction Photos

    But Millennium Force isn't 312 feet. lol
  34. 6 points
    collin.klopfstein

    Orion Construction Photos

    Apperently this is at Cedar Point ...... wow
  35. 6 points
    malem

    Does the Banshee rattle bother you?

    Even a valid beef with another user doesn't relate to a rattle on Banshee. Posting media owned by others without attribution is a plague on social media, and you're right to call it out when it happens. I'm glad that you're watermarking most of your photos so that others can't claim them as their own.
  36. 6 points
    yeah thats probably where they were hiding the first piece of track that got delivered but we didnt see it at Kings Island
  37. 6 points
    You guys should wait till tomorrow. :-) Yes, the track from the station to the end of the brake run is in place. My pictures will show that.
  38. 5 points
    Rockfrog33

    Orion Construction Photos

    So, my bet is that they may do a little bit of the break run but then move to complete the lift hill. The reason why is because building the break run entirely would block access to the site that the larger cranes will need to swing the pieces into place. Also, there are a few shared footings and it would be easyer to place the larger columns first on those footings.
  39. 5 points
    Photograph from me. Hi guys. With the recent news that Coney Island would be removing all of its rides, I wanted to visit the park and document how it looked before all these attractions depart. It was the first time I had been to the "rides side" in probably a decade (I avoided the Python because riding it once with @Captain Nemo in 2008 was enough for a lifetime). I shot some photographs and authored a quick piece on the park's extensive history. Link: Coney Island As It Was In September 2019 While this is shameless self-promotion, I do want to point out the AMAZING resource/website you have here tied in with KIC: Coney Island Central. Authored by @CoastersRZ, it's an excellent record of the park's vast history. From as best as I can tell, the last day to experience Coney's rides is this weekend: September 21 during the "Fire up the Night" event. And if you liked the above article, you might enjoy some of my other amusement park stuff: Stories on Americana/LeSourdsville Lake Stories on abandoned amusement parks What's up withe Jungle Jim's monorail I climbed Son of Beast one time
  40. 5 points
    BeeastFarmer

    Orion Construction Photos

    I went to a presentation by Adam House and he was complimenting GCI's carpenters for working in the harsh winter conditions erecting Mystic Timbers and others.
  41. 5 points
    BeeastFarmer

    Orion Construction Photos

    So this is going to show industry ignorant I am, but here goes: B&M designs the coasters. They have detailed engineering and architectural plans. But the park acts as a general contractor for the erection. But GCI and RMC design and build their coasters, right?
  42. 5 points
    ohiocoasterfan

    Orion Construction Photos

    You can see the base of the lift footer here. The next piece added to the front would be the start of the lift hill.
  43. 5 points
    Maverick44

    Orion Construction Photos

    Yeah the storage shed is to the left of the station. The first piece of track will be right before it starts to lift up.
  44. 5 points
    LovinMeSomeBanshee

    Orion Construction Photos

    Exactly. The other people using photos without permission rule only stipulates you can't use someone else's photos to make a profit. NOBODY here is making a profit off of using someone else's photos unless they are taking those photos to another site.
  45. 5 points
    FoF96"

    Orion Construction Photos

    Big Red? That’s Clifford.
  46. 5 points
  47. 5 points
    Rivertown Rider

    Orion Construction Photos

    I was at Roller Coasters 'Eh, an ACE event, yesterday at Canada's Wonderland. There was a Q&A portion with two of the main people from maintenance one of whom was Peter Switzer, who is the Director of Maintenance and Construction at Wonderland. Someone asked the question if there were plans to rollout the storage bin system throughout the chain. Mr. Switzer said that he had been in contact with his counterpart at Kings Island (Jeff Gramke was not named but that would be his comparable at KI) and had been discussing it for their ride next year. So it wasn't definitively confirmed but there is certainly a chance that we could be getting that system used on Yukon Striker.
  48. 5 points
    I wonder what else he got pictures of as well. :-)
  49. 5 points
    FUN&ONLY!

    Orion Construction Photos

    Makes you wonder what else @sixohdieselrage got pictures of while flying over Kings Island. I had no idea Kings Island was storing track back there. I am really enjoying these photos.
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