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About lifetimecoaster

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  • Birthday 10/31/1980

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  1. Well, my wish was granted yesterday. We went to KI for a day, with me hoping quietly that my daughter had hit 48 inches. She loves coasters, and I knew that Vortex would be awesome for her and that she'd love it. Well, luck had it, she got her purple wristband for the first time yesterday, so we marched from there straight to Vortex. I made sure to let her know when we were in line that it was going to be the single most intense roller coaster she'd ever ridden, and it was ok if she didn't want to try it. She insisted we go on it. We rode it once, she got off and said she wanted to do it again, later telling my wife she needed to ride it at least 2 more times. We did. We rode it 3 times yesterday, and she was smitten with the ride. On the second time through, we were hanging upside down in the second loop when she said "daddy, I thought you said this roller coaster goes upside down 6 times, I don't count 6". At that point, I knew I had a coaster fanatic on my hands. She wasn't remotely frightened by it, and was having a conversation with me on it. Terribly sad that she only got the one day to ride it, but glad she got the opportunity before it's gone. I teared up a bit when after the 3rd time through I told her that was the last time ever we would get to ride that ride. It was a sad moment, but one that I was glad we got to have.
  2. Well crap. I guess I'm behind the times!! There also appears to be the next piece of the drop side being moved over to where it's going to live, which is odd, it seems late in the day to still be throwing around track pieces.
  3. The big boy crane is parked out there now on the wood area.
  4. I stand corrected it would appear!! Not what I was expecting that section to end up looking like.
  5. Is it actually installed, or is it being assembled on the ground? It doesn't appear to be attached yet to the base footer. It's hard to tell because its far enough away from the camera that it's hard to tell!! Edit... There's no way that's the bottom of the drop, the drop goes into the ravine, and there is no way that will drop into the ravine. Another Edit.... They are adding another piece to it as we speak, and that piece is heading towards the trees. That is return track.
  6. The issue I have with reusing the station for a 3rd coaster is that the station is horrible for bigger lines. It just doesn't have the capacity to eat people.
  7. That's just horrible to hear. Such an icon at the park, that once it's gone, will be such a void. I'm ****ed that neither of my kids will be able to cut their teeth on this coaster, the same way that I did. It also seems like a terrible idea to shutter coasters prior to next season, where there will be a need for coasters to eat up some people to keep the lines better on Orion. All around, just not what I would have expected to see happen this season.
  8. https://www.wholesalebolts.com/hexboltgrade8zincsteel1-8x10per1.aspx Largest I could find is a 1 inch, 8 thread pitch and 10 inches long. They appear to be just shy of 14 bucks a piece. Or 150 bucks for a package of 15.
  9. I'd say those cranes are worthless after this!! It's amazing how tall section 1 is.
  10. It appears that they are starting at the transfer and going backwards with it, so it's completely possible that they've provided track sections enough to get half way around so far, more is already ready, and more is still being built.
  11. I do see on the webcam, they've put in a support column right before the storage shed. I can't see if the other one at the end of the transfer track is there yet or no. I'm going to assume we may see another piece of track work its way into place today.
  12. I'd go on that ride.... but I'm not chipping in for gas in that thing!! LOL
  13. Still (im)patiently waiting on that camera!! I keep pulling up the KI website waiting for that 4th camera view to appear on there.
  14. I am 38 and remember those days well. My dad was a Miller Lite drinker, so I knew the slogan. We would ride that ride together and always would jump right on in with the slogan yelling. Good times, good ol days.
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