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  1. Per KI blog post: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2017/october/the-beast-the-original-biggest-baddest-tallest-fastest-wooden-roller-coaster-in-the-world In 1987, the pond over which the station and lift resided was drained for the addition of an accessibility ramp, and the exit was re-routed.
  2. My childhood memory matches yours! I always thought it was much darker inside previously than in recent years. The mirror effect was rather cool!!
  3. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    While the other items I won't get into (not really decoding, seriously enough already!), I can relate to your above concern. While Project X seems to be getting themed to align with the X-base location per station side views (which is awesome ) I wonder if the coaster being visible throughout Coney Mall may detract from some of its quaintness. The Antique Auto's are literally going to be in the morning shadows of the lift hill.
  4. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    BTW, really looking forward to your No Limits update! @DustinTheNow
  5. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    I'm thinking the drop from the top of the helix 854.0' down 106.5 feet to the bottom under the lift at 747.5' back up 88.2 feet to the last curve at 835.7' back down 56.4 feet to the valley at 779.3' will burn a bit of energy before finally going back up 46.4 feet to the final brake run which is 825.7' Not so sure comparing brake run height is a worthy metric. The end of this ride will be quite cool.
  6. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    Someone asked about the lift lights a few pages back (sorry this is a very active thread), and where I came to the conclusion of stream/chaser lights possibly like Valravn, see highlighted section from lift electrical prints below, circuit LP-247B-7: Personally I'm glad this lift will look different in the skyline than Diamondback (the single point egress lights every so often don't really highlight the lift).
  7. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    I'm not completely sure, but isn't that the exact location of the former arch that was just removed (including footings)? If so that may be due to the timing of the drawings (timeline of when KI provided the base plots to which the coaster was then overlaid). Others correct my memory if needed...
  8. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    I'm actually really curious what this new ride entrance is going to look like. I'm trying to come up with other ride examples where you go through a defined "building" as the ride entrance. Seems to be a new one for KI. Yeah Mystic Timbers has the archway with a truck, and The Beast has the old foodservice building (wish it still existed)...wonder what will be inside the Project X entry building?? Edit: also add Flight of Fear to the list, but I always consider the enclosed queue with storyline part of the ride experience, not just a gateway.
  9. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    Per the Drawing Index on the first page, there are a lot of sheets in this drawing package. Has anyone obtained a copy of the full set? Or were these specific sheets the only ones available? Also, has anyone made a nice PDF scan of these drawings anywhere? I've been looking around for a link... Thanks to those who have local access!
  10. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    I'd say possibility of 0%. Electrical plans show circuitry for your typical chain lift design.
  11. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    It looks that way, as it is quite a distance from the main station, and I'd imagine there's a compressor in the downstairs rooms shown on the station plans.
  12. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    Yeah I noted a few pages back, but any discussion about the actual ride and various interesting elements have been lost in all this non-decoding crap discussion. Maybe we should make a different thread about "your disappointment", "you shouldn't feel entitled", "Cedar Fair will never upstage Cedar Point at KI", "KI is going downhill", "KI is no longer worth my money" that this thread is devolving into... I'd like to discuss with people who want to geek out on the fine details in the plans. Maybe I'll stop back tomorrow when things die down.
  13. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    Yeah, this forum is clearly their go to for "breaking news." I wonder what date the plans were received at Mason Building Department? File information shows a date of 5/6, but I can't believe they've been sitting for that long with no one pulling them till today. You would think WCPO would have someone checking there often...
  14. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    Per the electrical on the lift hill, appears this coaster will have a strip/chase lighting package (notice the black dashed line going up the lift). Looking forward to the new skyline of Kings Island in 2020 at night!
  15. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    Thanks, it was hard to read the existing images. High five to those who have posted links to higher resolution scans!
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