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  1. Rifleman

    Decoding 2020

    Diamondback is 5200ish feet (forget the actual number off the top of my head), and I think people who went over the plans think that project X will be 5400ish feet. Project X will be faster, so the ride time will be shorter, but the track will still be longer than Diamondback, assuming that the plans are correct (they likely are)
  2. Last year, buying a platinum in the fall would give you 1 free visit to a non KI CF park. We did platinum passes for 2019, and used our free visit at CP in the fall of 2018.
  3. I think a Scream and Swing would be a great addition to KI.
  4. Rifleman

    Decoding 2020

    it looks like it is going to be used as an overflow queue for FOF
  5. Rifleman

    Decoding 2020

    its also possible that the gray is still primer gray, and they are simply waiting on the blue paint to cure before masking it off and painting the support.
  6. Rifleman

    Decoding 2020

    They are pricey, but the best coaster shorts I have found are prAna stretch zion shorts (you can get them on Amazon). Tough but comfortable, quick drying and breathable, with just the right amount of stretch and in built in belt that actually works, and a a nice zippered pocket to hold the stuff you dont want to loose.
  7. Rifleman

    Decoding 2020

    I think many of us are concerned that it will not even make it to the 300 foot mark, based on the plans from the city.
  8. Rifleman

    Decoding 2020

    is anyone attending coasterstock today? If so, report back if any hints or teasers pop up at this event!
  9. would the dual loading layout of the Firehawk station transition well into a wing coaster station, or would the central exit make that transition incompatible?
  10. I agree that a Wendy's would be a great addition. I would also love to see Hanks get replaced with a Chipotle. As far as a completely different food types, I like it when they bring in food trucks during haunt, and wish they would have a rotating schedule of food trucks year round, so that there is always something new to eat. If they could integrate the food trucks in with the meal plan somehow, that would be even better.
  11. Yea, I suppose Red force is technically a Giga, although I honestly put it into the same category as Top Thrill dragster and Kingda Ka. I am not sure what exactly to call that class of ride, but since their ride experience is so much different than what is typically considered "Giga", It almost does not seem right to compare them.
  12. Imagine a B&M giga named "Legacy of The Beast" When the best was built, it pushed the limits. It was the longest, tallest, and fastest roller coaster in the world. The Beast became the standard that all other roller coasters were compared to overnight. To earn this name, the new coaster does not need to be made of wood, but instead simply needs to push the limits in the way The Beast did back in 1979. It needs to set the new benchmark. Imagine a 335 foot tall coaster (would be the tallest Giga). Imagine this coaster goes into a 135 foot vertical loop (bigger than full throttle, would also be the first inverting Giga). Now imagine this coaster, after a massive airtime hill, dives into a double helix, and then goes low to the group and races through the forest in a series of sharp, intense turns and airtime hills. After a record breaking 8,200 foot track (longest in the world), it arrives back in the station, having re-defined what a coaster can and should be. This ride would carry on the Legacy of The Beast, and would be worthy of the name. Of course, this is unlikely to happen, but a guy can dream, right?
  13. If the 2020 B&M that is being talked about were to utilize the SOB station, this year would likely be the last year for wolf pack. Is it possible that this removal is simply the wolf pack haunt?
  14. I love Diamondback, but at the end of the day, it is a coaster that is almost 100% focused on airtime (nothing wrong with that at all). A Giga that adds in some forcefull turns and hugs the terrain would provide a very different ride experience than Diamondback does. sure, if a B&M giga is built that is all about airtime, it would be very similar to Diamondback, but a different layout could make the giga and Diamondback stand out next to eachother as much as The Racer and The Beast stand out from eachother.
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