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  1. 18 points
    Nutterie

    Orion Construction Updates

    Hype! Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  2. 15 points
    Shaggy

    Did you all see this?

    So, let me get this straight. KI just announced a $30million capitol expenditure... a Monster coaster... biggest in parks history... exactly what “enthusiasts” have spent years crying for... at a time when NO other park has announced anything remotely on par... and said enthusiasts are complaining about it? Typical I may have to take the off season... off. From the beginning of the “speculation” it’s been an onslaught of negative, cry baby entitled “opinions.” Frankly, I cant wait to ride it. I absolutely love KI, and the people overseeing the park are doing a stellar - STELLAR- job of elevating it to be one of the best parks in the world. All the naysayers should get marked with a crimson “A”... so they’ll all stand out in line... which they’ll no doubt be clamoring to ride come next spring.
  3. 15 points
    decyferite

    Orion Construction Updates

    Here's everything I got yesterday
  4. 12 points
    To add to @collin.klopfstein's picture...
  5. 12 points
    We got a piece of the drop on the highway!!!
  6. 11 points
    collin.klopfstein

    Orion Construction Updates

    Wow here are some of wild gravity travels photos but someone said if I see a anti rollback system on a piece of track say code red.... CODE RED http://www.wildgravitytravels.com/orion-kings-island-2020-update-19/
  7. 11 points
    Here's one other stat that wasn't talked about. As well as being in the top 10 for speed, Orion will also have the 7th largest drop in the world
  8. 10 points
    sixohdieselrage

    Orion Construction Updates

    I got pics. I'll upload them when I get a chance. Btw, parking lot looked PACKED today.
  9. 10 points
    Call me the minority but I wouldn't mind if they removed the bins from Diamondback
  10. 10 points
  11. 10 points
    7:21 am track update, giga track being shipped today
  12. 10 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    Did you all see this?

    Just because members here were singing the authors praises in a previous article, does not mean members can not disagree with them in this article. If it rides close to Fury, I could not be happier we are getting this coaster at Kings Island. Does in the grand scheme of things matter what classification the park or manufactured gives it? People are making a big deal out of an adjective.
  13. 9 points
    I have seen DB pumping trains out before the one in front of it has gotten to the helix on multiple trips his season. I also feel KI is one of the best when it comes to capacity, even when there is an occasional stacking. There is a balance between capacity and safety which we have to consider too. 99% of the capacity issues is usually riders not getting in correctly, not trying the test seat, or not putting stuff away. KI makes other parks (even other CF parks) look bad with KI's great capacity. I think we are spoiled in that regard and most KI fans don't realize it. Getting back on topic, I am ok with no bins in the station for Orion. I thought it was silly when they started that at Banshee, but after seeing how much it helped the ride ops and capacity, I was fine with it.
  14. 9 points
    Was it this piece? This was on I-275 this morning. Photo courtesy of Megan Horwarth on Facebook (permission to post photo was granted)
  15. 9 points
    The ones complaining need to go watch Amusement Insider's video on this. He makes a great point!
  16. 9 points
    Depending on how far we can see on it at least... Good thing about the off-season, we can fly 500 feet lower. :-)
  17. 8 points
    collin.klopfstein

    Orion Construction Updates

    Holy crap @Fye Coasters
  18. 8 points
    PatchesC

    Orion Construction Updates

    This should solve the whole Area 72 bathrooms: the government didn't acknowledge Area 51 existed for how long? For all we know there are bathrooms already and KI just doesn't tell us
  19. 8 points
    @IndyGuy4KI We are discussing construction of the hopeful Area 72 bathrooms, so, we are on topic.
  20. 8 points
    Well, if you want to be very technical, Orion has a 300.9 ft drop, making it diffintively the 7th biggest drop. I guess RCDB didn’t see the blueprints. Lol
  21. 8 points
    My friend drew the rest of the drop on the blueprints very well
  22. 8 points
    Track update: track from this morning is gone, the giant weird yellow thingy that picks track up is above another piece of track, looks like either transfer or brake track, but it’s about to pick that piece of track up and load it on a trailer
  23. 8 points
    Random abandoned items (especially bags) lying on the ground are viewed by park security (and virtually all law enforcement bodies) as possible security threats. I would highly advise that you NOT do this.
  24. 8 points
  25. 8 points
    Oml of course Ok track update, there was just Hershey track on two trucks I thought and I took pictures and thought that was it, so then I look again as we are driving away when I see more transfer track for Kings Island ready to be shipped, truck is on and everything, my bad I didn’t get pictures of it
  26. 8 points
    homestar92

    Kings Island Memes

    I feel that this is relevant again. Don't need to provide a link as it's my photo and my meme. Maybe they'll add a bathroom one day. They can put 300 stalls in it so we can have a real Giga in that area. (Joking, BTW. Orion is a real Giga and anyone who disagrees is extremely pedantic and probably a blast at parties)
  27. 8 points
    BoddaH1994

    Did you all see this?

    I’m all about everyone having an option. I just think that it’s very questionable when the question is, “Is Kings Island’s coaster a giga or not?” and the conclusion is that it’s not a real giga so he wouldn’t make the effort to go there because there are REAL gigas to ride. I know I was a little harsh with my initial post, but there was a time from like 2003 until 2009 that was REALLY bad and being labeled a coaster enthusiast was a terrible thing. You’d give an inch, they take a mile; you have four loops, they wondered why you didn’t the didn’t throw in a fifth; you have an hour of ERT on The Beast and they wondered why they didn’t get an hour on The Racer too. I was just talking to some people and we were surprised how much the community had evolved. It’s now families who enjoy the hobby together. It is both people in and out of the industry sharing in a passion, embracing friendships, and creating lasting memories. I just feel like this whole rant was just a huge step backwards.
  28. 8 points
    malem

    Did you all see this?

    Steel costs about twice as much now as when Fury was being constructed. Looking at it that way, it's great we're getting ours before such large coasters become uneconomical for seasonal parks. https://tradingeconomics.com/commodity/steel Using the terrain to the ride's advantage is a win in my book. He's entitled to his personal opinion, as wrong as it may be. That said, the author's fixation on contradicting the park on their own classification is deeply embarrassing, and this group's "editorial" staff should have helped him realize that. Publishing drivel like this reflects badly on all enthusiasts, which is why a lot of us are upset about it.
  29. 8 points
    Joshua

    Did you all see this?

    Maybe we shouldn't judge a coaster by what it is, but instead how it actually rides?
  30. 8 points
    BoddaH1994

    Did you all see this?

    I regret even bothering to click the link. Whomever this guy is is nothing more than an entitled baby who totally missed the mark when it comes to what this business is all about. I get that this clown isn’t on their staff but their “editors” clearly read it and published it. It’s going to be hard to respect coaster-net again. I hope to God that the powers that be see this and make for darn sure that no one for that site is invited to media day. This guy shouldn’t be on the internet. He should be at home playing with crayons.
  31. 8 points
  32. 7 points
    Ben43065

    Orion Construction Updates

    There’s less people on the site now that the ride has been announced so I assume it wouldn’t be as much of a mess as the Decoding thread was.
  33. 7 points
    disco2000

    Orion Construction Updates

    Wow exclusive photos - were you the only one on the tower or got an exclusive trip up prior to park opening and have now blocked off anyone being able to go up and take the same general photos? (and I know it is may seem petty lol, but "media" outlets should try to be accurate in what they present or risk not being taken seriously...)
  34. 7 points
    You seriously scared me for a second
  35. 7 points
    JubJester

    Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020

    Drove by the other say since I was over there and saw a police officer sitting in the parking lot for the office building. I think they're trying to track down @collin.klopfstein. (In reality, he was looking for speeders.)
  36. 7 points
    Track update!!! We got normal track for like al the elements and stuff ! There are 2 pieces of track on the trailer
  37. 7 points
    DOT limits the combined weight of truck, trailer, and load to 80000 lbs.
  38. 7 points
    I guess we can say the coaster is already going 65mph.......
  39. 7 points
  40. 7 points
  41. 7 points
    And people are whining over this ride? WTH If I could I would ban them all to a life of only KK
  42. 7 points
    Collin code red when we see anti rollback pieces for that lift! I cant wait to see this lift go up!
  43. 7 points
    The whole locker thing is entertaining to me. I have my zipper pocket cargo shorts. If it doesn't fit in my zipper pockets, I don't take it to the park. We've done visits just me, my wife and I, and both kids, my wife, and I. We don't carry a bunch of stuff with us at the park. I'm not really sure either what else would need to be carried!!
  44. 7 points
    In that case, next should be a resurfaced parking lot followed by the return of the backwards Racer. I do also feel that since Mike Koontz became general manager, the park has been paying a lot more attention to guest feedback, though. Especially on the little things that make a big difference.
  45. 7 points
    More track is being shipped!!!! I don’t know what part this is though!!?? brake run?
  46. 7 points
    King Ding Dong

    Kicked Out Of KI

    If he were to as much as sneeze in the park today he would be committing a crime and kicked out. Considering it is closed and all.
  47. 7 points
    When the ride was new, and was Top Gun, the station was actually 2 floors, and had the turn styles on the lower floor area. You walked through what looked like an aircraft carrier. It was actually a really cool station then.
  48. 7 points
    Getting you guys a track update tomorrow morning
  49. 7 points
    When Kings Island announces Orion: (lol this fits so well with it)
  50. 7 points
    Jallie79

    Did you all see this?

    Here's my take. We get everyone together and dig a hole under the peak of Orion's lift that is 81' deep. Now we have the tallest giga in the world at 368'. The we take the dirt from that hole and build a 40' hill under Fury's lift, 10' under Leviathin's and the rest under Millie. Now we have the only "giga" in north America. I mean it would cost to much to ship the dirt to Japan for steel dragon. But hey with my plan, Orion is now the only "true giga" as well as tallest in the world by this definition. That is how stupid this argument is. People are arguing this thing isn't a giga because of a stat that could change with a backhoe and 30 mins of excavation. Drop is the most important stat anyway. I've yet to met a single person sya that the observation platform of the ET is more thrilling and exciting than the first drop of Diamondback.
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