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About JudeHoward

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  1. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I swear if it has the work "Force" or "Striker" in it, I'm gonna switch to Six Flags. "Twisted Timber Striker Force 370 Coming To King's Island 2020"
  2. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Oh I agree that we should get a Blitz over a Mack, I just don't see it ever happening unfortunately. We're going on what, like a decade of no new Intamins in Cedar Fair?
  3. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    As much as I actually love Intamin, it'll probably never happen. With the issues with volcano, Xcelerator, TTD, and the reprofiling that happened on i305 and maverick, it's probably too risky for CF. It sucks, I wish Intamin would get their crap together.
  4. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I think the park could use 3 coasters. A Giga, An RMC, and a Mack Launch Coaster. All of those fill very unique rolls and are like nothing we already have. We don't need a Dive or a wing or a floorless. Cedar Point is roughly 3 hours from KI. We don't wanna be Six flags where they copy 90% of the rides across all the parks.
  5. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Absolutely! (Side note:) Just saw a concrete truck on the Live Cam behind Banshee. Hopefully that means some of that document is true.
  6. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    What if X-base gets a new updated theme with the Coaster, like they've been doing with other parks. Like a full blown Area 51 theme with like restaraunts, bathrooms, games, a Giga. They have the space, no reason not to if people will be in that section of the park. (It also makes sense since all of the current updates to the park have been Cony Mall related IE: BBQ, Antique Autos, Racer retrack, Firehawk removal etc)
  7. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I personally like it, Maybe a deeper purple would work tho to keep it from looking like Barney The Dinosaur. In all seriousness, I think it's a good color scheme. I don't want another red coaster, or another blue/teal Giga. We've had our fill.
  8. JudeHoward

    Racer Track Work 2019

    Has anything been said as to whether it'll be receiving GCI trains or if it will remain PTC trains?
  9. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I love that aspect. I was talking like commercially, it's nowhere near a major city, airport, or highway and it's still super successful.
  10. JudeHoward

    Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

    They've done an incredible job not showing any disassembly on the Live Cams. I'm a little disappointed tbh.
  11. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    It can be argued that without the Gigas, these parks wouldn't have the attendance they do. There may have been some cases of people traveling but the Gigas put these places on the map. Just think how there's facebook videos of Fury and I305 etc that expose the GP to these parks. The big stats attract the public whether it's the best ride or not. Carowinds attendance skyrocketed after Fury. MF is what made Cedar Point what it is today. King's Dominion would've been a local park with very few outside visitors had it not been for i305. Family rides appeal to locals, hardly anyone travels hundreds of miles for that. Antique cars wont make King's Island a vacation spot. That's what I'm saying. While there are rare cases of people traveling to all the parks, the public usually don't until that place has a standout attraction. It's worked for Cedar Point and it's in probably the worst location for a park.
  12. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Think about what the park is doing economically. They've invested heavily in the last few years into keeping the park interesting. Yet park attendance has not risen to any substantial degree. I think the next ride is a Giga. Nobody would've gone to KD had it not been for i305, Carowinds isn't worth it without Fury, Canada's Wonderland had one good ride before Leviathan. The difference is King's Island already has a really good coaster collection, so a Giga would make it a serious location for enthusiasts. Just my opinion, it could just be another Dive Coaster. (Edit: when I say these parks aren't worth it, I'm talking about traveling long distances to ride these rides, not being a local to these places)
  13. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Fair enough. Has there been any sign of disassembly to Firehawk even?
  14. JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I would think if the next Giga coaster is being built, there would be track at Clermont Steel by this point. Given the scale of the project. Has anyone driven by to see if there's any Hyper Coaster track at all?
  15. JudeHoward

    Anti-rollbacks on Mystic Timbers

    I would assume it has something to do with unnecessary wear and tear on them during the warm seasons. Somebody probably did the math and concluded they'd have to replace it more often if they left it on. Just my guess.