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  1. Does anyone think that the spine should have been a separate/different color like Fury 325? I think that should be a signature on B&M Giga's to separate them from the Hypers etc.
  2. One would think that the winds were so strong at that height that the rain drops would be gone in a matter of minutes, yet it has been on there for well over 2 hours. Unless of course there is no wind today!!
  3. Just an observation from the webcam...does it look like the walk back to Orion from the midway will be the same distance as it is from AZ to The Bat? I know Firehawk's entrance queue was right there by the lockers, but from the webcam view, it looks as if Orion's (actual first) entrance queue will be a good ways back there. Am I wrong on my visual measurements?
  4. Hopefully KI will document this and create a "Dreams to Screams" video a la Fury325.
  5. Is that one of The Vortex trains on the lift?
  6. Good morning from Sunny Florida. Weatherbug cam isn't working for me this morning. Landing page MSNKS just goes to "Featured weather cameras" in Penn, Florida, Nevada and Cedar Point, ...anyone else seeing same or am I doing something wrong?
  7. This is all very perplexing, Carowinds uses the Skytower for their Christmas tree lights and that is "exactly" where the Fury 325 cams were positioned, yet they were never out (not even once) during the entire build of 325.
  8. Two quick questions regarding the Coney Mall pic above... Where is the "actual" Monster ride in that photo? Seems to be dismantled or something as it appears only the center mechanical part is there. Also, in regard to Racer, assuming that the pic was taken in the 70's, there seems to be an already existing pathway under the drop to access the other side of Racer in the FoF area, so why did they feel the need to remove Racer's last dip?
  9. We got Carolina Cobra in 2009 and Timmy in 2010 but I guess it doesn't count if it's a relocated coaster.
  10. There (eventually) will be three large cranes brought on-site to complete the lift hill and drop based on Fury 325 construction pics.
  11. Gotcha, was hard to see at first. thx
  12. This is all so fascinating....I don't recall Mosley Erecting connecting two track pieces for the bottom of lift with Fury 325. In this pic, there is only one track piece and one crane. I wonder what the main difference is? pic source: Mosley Erecting
  13. FWIW, here are some aerial shots of Fury 325 and Intimidator 232 from Carowind's Skytower. The Skytower is 262 ft for reference, but when riding Timmy, you can't really look back and see Fury's lift hill due to the angle but when you are riding Fury and look over at Timmy, they don't seem that much different in height even tho stats confirm that you are actually 93 feet higher than Timmy. Not sure how far above sea level the park is but that area just south of Charlotte is very flat. The only hill I can recall in the park is over by Afterburn and its not that much of a grade to impact height. In any case, here are the pics for reference. Source: http://coastertalknobszone.blogspot.com/2018/06/carowinds-trip-report-and-construction.html and Swampfoxer on Flickr:
  14. CedarIslander, the short answer is Yes, they will turn and aim the camera wherever construction is at that point along the project. If you search for Fury325 time lapse on YouTube, you can see how they (Carowinds) re-aimed the webcam to get the most of what construction was taking place at that time.
  15. Just curious, why does the ride stat on KI website say "Length of First Drop: 447 feet"?
  16. I think what may be confusing is that when KI opened and some rides were relocated from Old Coney, they used the old moniker that sat above Shooting Star coaster station for the Round Up ride which was back by the mat racer slide. Pic sources: visitkingsisland.com & Pinterest
  17. As an amateur historian, along with my parents taking me to Old Coney Island on the river as a child to ride both Jack Rabbit and Shooting Star, I would LOVE to have the new coaster named Shooting Star if we are indeed contemplating a space theme.
  18. That's cool, I wish they would do this at all CF properties.
  19. Hello fellow decoders...My siblings and I grew up in Kings Mills in the 70's, just outside the park and both my parents and grandparents told us kids the Roswell story many times. To my best recollection here is the story we heard..... Yes, a UFO -and it's extraterrestrial crew- crash landed in the New Mexico desert near Roswell on July 2, 1947. They believed the site was cleaned up by Air Force personnel from Roswell Army AFB. Eyewitnesses reported that 3 foot tall grey-skinned aliens died in the crash and their space vessel (along with them) were shipped off to WPAFB and warehoused in Hangar #18 for testing/research. Any relevance to KI's new Giga theme, I have no clue.
  20. Absolutely correct ohiocoasterfan, we saw the go cart track fence over by Hurler sporting this banner on that very date. pic courtesy of Carowinds Connection
  21. I know I'm about five days too late for this response, but our Giga didn't even have the first support up until 9/29/2014 for Fury 325. Then again, we don't have to allow for inclement weather and such so I assume they knew they would have plenty of time to construct for a 3/25/2015 opening.
  22. Wouldn't it be terrific if one of the THREE webcams were directed toward IS? ....and while we're at it, swivel one towards project x, no?
  23. Perhaps replace the tunnel figures with traditional Oktoberfest costumed people hoisting the traditional beer steins and have Oompa (sp) band music playing in the background. Pic source: Lake Highlands Exchange Club Dallas, TX
  24. ^don't forget Bavarian Beetle. That little coaster had some great twists, turns and drops.
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