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MillenniumforceMike

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  1. that's in the top 3 favorite smells at an amusement park 1. Lift Chain Grease 2. Coal 3. Midway food
  2. For 50th anniversary, there are some things i'd love to see. For one, the trains getting a repaint with possible re-names to simon kenton (19, green) and tecumseh (12, blue) but the rename might not be possible because of 12 (blue's) original name. Name overlays for one year. Woodstock express becoming scooby doo, beastie, or fairly odd coaster, Bat becoming flight deck or top gun. Coney Mall overhaul. New bricks, building repaints, small new restaurant maybe? I'd love to see a KI Museum with maybe old ads, Days of Thunder footage, ride signage, and vehicles like Son of Beast, King Cobra, Firehawk's sign, etc.... . In that overhaul as well, i'd love to see a small ferris wheel added. I'd love to see a 50th anniversary parade with something similar to CP's 150th parade with a show ending at the stage in front of Eiffel Tower. Definitely old walk around characters maybe like hanna barbera, laura croft, etc. A behind the scenes tour of the park with a lift walk on something like Orion or beast, then your able to see how the ride is prepared for the day, and maybe first ride of the day. then you can meet the people that keep the trains going on the KI&MVRR.
  3. here is some opening day footage as well. Let me just say Eli looked like it was flying
  4. was doing a little digging online to try info and history about the alton towers railway. However someone did a full history recap. https://towersstreet.com/features/articles/railway-past-and-present/ https://towersstreet.com/features/articles/the-alton-towers-railway-past-and-present-part-two/
  5. I would like to put my two cents into Orion. Let me first say I am not an Orion fanboy and will not be talking about just the ride experience, I will be talking the entirety of Area 72. My first ride came on July 2nd, 2020 at the First Riders Auction. When I first walked into the area that was Area 72, I was awe struck and amazed at what Kings Island did to revitalize the area. Watching drone footage from out of park had my expectations around average and boy were they blown away. The queue theming (there was some besides the small hangar before the stairs) was awesome. I was on the Third train out on row 1 with Orion being my 150th credit. I'll admit I was a little underwhelemed on first ride as it hadn't warmed up yet. I got 10 rides that day with two in the front and the rest in row 7 or 8. After that first day, Orion became my number 3. I wouldn't return to Orion until either late july or early august where I got 30 rides in one day. Let me repeat that, 30 rides and it kept that bronze spot of my 154 coasters at the time. I then returned in october for one last time and got 4 rides. I then returned for coaster stock and got up to around 54-57 rides (I lost count). A few pros and cons Pros: The drop is phenomenal despite only being 301 feet The airtime it gives is just bonkers I love Orion's belt and how intense that was. The turn after orions belt right before the climb into the final brake run was insane Cons (these are just nit picks): Could it be longer or taller? Yes but it's perfect for the park Overall, Orion is a thumbs up and went up to #2 in my rankings after my 3 days at Kings Island.
  6. People will be able to ride behind Eli starting tomorrow August 6th
  7. lately i've bben trying to do research of the neverland ranch railroad. Apparently, the crown that was used got messed over. Apparently since MJ didn't know the truth of steam locomotives and though they were just the turn of a key and go, the locomotive was given something so it could have a 45 minute steam up time. I also found video of the train
  8. This is personally what I want to see at Kings Island. A mack multi launch similar to copperhead strike and helix t
  9. if your asking me since I was at coasterstock, sadly it was not running. From what I heard 19 has been having some issues and has been in the engine house for a while. What the issues are, I got no clue.
  10. So I got bored and did this. we'll go to my own world for it what if Canada's wonderland got a train in the Next 5 years and I got to design it, here's what I would do. Image 1- The train would be called the Great Northwest Canadian Railway. It would be a nod to the name of the railroad it almost got, The Great Northwest Canadian Railroad Image 2- The locomotives would be 36 in (3 ft) narrow gauge locomotives built by crown metal products. 552 would be named James MacDonald in honor of Canada's first Prime Minister (552 would be coming from KD/Dry Gulch/WOF. 1, 2, or 553 would be named Dudley Thomas in memory of Taft Broadcasting president at the time of Wonderland's opening. It would be coming from Caro, South Of The Border, And Neverland Ranch. To get it back to it's original design, it would be sent to strasburg or tweetsie (with tweetsie producing the parts) for a complete overhaul to make it look like it's carowinds days. Image 3- The route would follow clockwise route. The engine house and car barn (highlighted in green) would be next to ghoster coaster. The blue are two stations one by med fair and Planet Snoopy, the other in water works. The main station would be the med fair station. Following the line, you would head across the path next to Vortex and then under Vortex past Yukon where it could take two routes. The first route could continue past and go around the dive loop and next to the path. The second route could go over the water and over the dive loop of Yukon. The line would go past WindSeeker and cross the path twice. Once on the path from Yukon to slingshot plaza, the next goes across the path to behemoth from Yukon on the old orbiter site. The line would then run along minebuster down towards the foot bridge where the second station would be similar to carowinds primary station. After the station it would continue past minebuster and loop around following the maintenance path and pass the rapids ride. it would then run in between the path next to Yukon's loop and Immelmann/ and the rapids. The track would pass across the path to the rapids entrance and old action theater. it would then run through the woods where some buildings could be placed. Then the track would pass silver streak and run along the maintenance road where more buildings would be placed on the right. The track would then run along ghoster coaster with the engine house right next to it. It then could go across the old dinos alive area or along the maintenance road. the track would then run along wilde beast then pass boomerang. then run across the path leading to Planet Snoopy then arrive back at med fair station which next to fly
  11. I wouldn't be surprised. One of these days I may email and ask about it. It wouldn't hurt to ask but knowing how a company is, they'll probably say "We apologize but due to the privacy of our company, we cannot disclose wether we own the locomotive or not. We thank you for your question."
  12. I did these as well. The program I used decided to be very finnicky so it liked to mess some of the detail up. This was made beefore we found out where 552 and before I knew where hunstville 3 went so I based it off of those locomotives. The back story is that Dorney's cedar creek cannonball was meant to go to CW but never happened. So what if CW decided to get a train, this is what it would look like imo. The locomotives are named after famous people in canadian history.
  13. Back in 2019, In my study halls around the start of the school year, I got bored so I made a art product with the majority of the 3 ft crown locomotives. I didn't add the one from Al Zawra'a Dream Park (couldn't find images), Doe River Gorge (was a skeleton so I did the huntsville depot version), and I think one of the Kirby Family Farm locomotives. The only duplicates of the locomotives are as follows Carowinds 2 (Carowinds, South Of The Border, and Neverland Ranch Versions) Old Dominion Line 552 (KD, Dry Gulch, and WOF Version) Old Dominon Line 601 (the KD and BGT Versions) BGT 5 (SFStl and BGT Versions) BGW 17 (Lakeside and BGW versions) they're all probably innacurate as heck but that was my art skill back then the only non crown on there is Carowinds 1
  14. Update on the WOF R.R. Eli's stack is about to be put back on and should have it's boiler test done soon. Levi's overhaul was apparently more extensive then first thought (this was from Steve I mentioned two posts earlier)
  15. and i'm still trying to figure out whatever happened to Carowinds 2/South Of The Border 2/Neverland Ranch 1
  16. whenever I go to Coasterstock, My favorite part of the event is the KI&MVRR Behind the scenes part. It gives you a chance to get up to the locomotives and ask questions. Plus one the engineers named Steve gives an awesome presentation on the history of the KI&MVRR and the other Crown Locomotives.
  17. so the crown from Huntsville depot is now at doe river gorge and I can prove it in 3 images. 1. the image is of the locomotive at Huntsville Depot 2. The Locomotive in skeleton form. You can tell it is the locomotive by it's cab and boiler door 3. The locomotive nearly completed. It has a stack and a new cab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGlGuu5HZPA this video proof as well
  18. Kings Island now sells resin models of their locomotives. They go for 20 bucks a pop
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