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  1. 11 hours ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

    There are only 8 rows per train on Orion, just like on Banshee.  The trains aren’t long with many rows like Diamondback (16), The Beast (18), Mystic Timbers (12), Vortex (14) and The Racer (15).  Simply put, it doesn’t need a long station.



    Yea... I guess so. 

    I've ridden the 4 other Cedar Fair gigas and the Orion station just seems smaller.  Maybe it's just the pictures and how BIG everything else around it is... 

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  2. 1 hour ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

    They have lights on because they’re still working back there.  They got a very late start on erecting a couple of track pieces. In the morning, I bet we see the crest of the overbanked hill installed.


    You mean we WON'T SEE....right? 

    The track is almost off the edge of the webcam right now.


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  3. Gaaack!   It looks like seafoam green in that video!   Must be yellow lighting.  Much more "blue" in the photos above.

    I hope KI has one of these trains sitting at the ENTRANCE to Winter Fest to see up close in person!  

    They USED to do that all the time when a new ride was coming... 

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  4. 55 minutes ago, LintemuthStudios said:

    Anyone riding in the back row going over that drop: YOU HAVE CHOSEN DEATH!

    A couple of questions though. Now that they're done with the drop, will the turnaround go up next? I know the wave turn comes first in the layout, but the turnaround is taller. And are they going to move the webcam so that we can watch the rest of the layout go up?


    Uhhhhh.... WHAT webcam??? 


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  5. Just drove by Kings Island at 8:45. Both cranes at the construction site are vertical right now so they must be getting ready to do something... 

    Btw, the giant white crane base is still in the parking lot.

    Didn't realize there was no webcam or I would have taken some pictures for all the "hungry" people out there...

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  6. 54 minutes ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

    If they put something comparable to Maverick or Copperhead Strike in there, I’d welcome a return of Intamin if they could get their stuff together. 


    I would LOVE a Maverick style ride there!  But I don't think it's enough room...  

    The spot/terrain/location just screams dive coaster to me.


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  7. I think it's a great move by the park.  Totally thought this would happen 3 years ago after the 30th year!    However, at that time I thought they'd get a new coaster out of it...    Kings Island has always said when a ride stops being an "enjoyable experience" for the riders it's time for it to go.  Vortex has turned into a horrible slam machine that bashes your head and throws you all over.  Like someone else said though, I WILL hate for it to not "be there" and SEE it all the time (still neat looking with all its loops), but I sure won't miss riding it.   Does seem weird how they are so abruptly doing it though.  Did they count Vortex in the "xxx" miles of track that they were boasting KI would have after Orion??? 

    GREAT memories of this ride.  I remember the "robot hand" commercial on TV the year it was coming to the park and being so excited.  (And then so shocked/dumbfounded a few years ago when I went to Carrowinds the first time and saw a ride with the SAME EXACT LOGO!   And then same AGAIN at Canadas Wonderland the next year!)   I can totally remember my first ride on it in early 1987 with my dad, and thinking the drop was SO tall and SO STEEP!   Also remember countless rides on it in subsequent years (89-92) when in high school going to the park with friends and thinking it was such an AMAZING coaster and riding it again and again!  All the more reason I HATE what it has become.  Took my son on it for his first time in 2012 (front seat) and couldn't believe how horrible it was.  He's only ridden it once since then and hates it.  I've ridden it maybe 4 times since then trying different places in the cars and they are all terrible.  Sorry to say it, but DEFINITELY time to GO.  Just thought we'd get something NEW in exchange...  Guess we are, sort of...    Turns out Firehawk was just collateral damage I suppose because of its location.


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  8. Pictures from today (Jun 6) right around noon.

    Rode on The Beast this morning and there is only about 20ft of woods between The Beast track and the CLEARING for the new coaster.  There was a bulldozer parked at the edge of the clearing and it was VERY easy to see from The Beast.  The actual supports and track will of course be a little further away, but it's much closer than it looks from overhead plans.








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  9. 10 hours ago, arrold said:

    Take a look at Canada's Wonderland thrill ride offerings: https://www.canadaswonderland.com/play/rides-thrill

    I think the Skyhawk, Sledgehammer, or Soaring Timbers attractions would be awesome additions.

    The sledgehammer ride is really fun!   I had never ridden anything like that until a couple years ago there @ CW.  I really really liked Skyhawk too.  Got to where I could get it rolling so fast and so much I had to stop cause I was blacking out... Where else can you do that?!  Super Fun! Soaring Timbers is a major YAWNER...

  10. 14 hours ago, ethancoaster said:

    If the coaster is anything like this No Limits recreation by Coasterheads on YouTube, you’re gonna be in for an incredible ride:



    Wow!  That looks really cool!   Not as fun/exciting looking as Fury325, but different and pretty neat! 

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  11. 6 hours ago, BSBMX said:

    KI's coaster will be traversing in the opposite direction compared to Levi


    Ummm... Ok..  it's that "better"??  Or even different in a way? 

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