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  1. We were stuck at the top of The Beast's second lift hill last year for about 20 minutes. The first car or two had crested and the remainder were still on the lift (I was towards the back). It was about 9:30 PM and fairly dark. They made a couple announcements and sent two people, a staff person and a supervisor, to make sure that we were okay. They climbed all the way up to us. After a few minutes, they got the call that the ride was going to be restarted and they cleared out. Moments later, the lift restarted. Didn't scare us but was a little aggravating because my bladder decided that it really needed to go right there and then. It was a very quick hustle out of the station once we unloaded. I no longer get in line without first consulting my system needs.
  2. I was at the Island last night and saw that they had cleared out farther back than I initially thought. I am guessing that I just didn't see it, since it is still kind of brush covered and not plain dirt but it does go back by The Beast's straightaway under the shelter. When riding Beast, that cleared section was quite visible although not crystal clear. My guess is that a rider will fairly easily see the new coaster when going through the first dip after the lift hill and curve. Not that it matters as it won't take anything away from The Beast.
  3. Screamscape has a link to KI's Twitter account where they posted the track layout for the cars.
  4. Vortex: Wouldn't mind this going away. No lines and, for me, just not enjoyable. Arrow coasters don't always age that well. Firehawk: Rode it but it was never anything special. Wouldn't mind seeing it be taken out and to help with a giga's installation. Adventure Express: This is the only other ride I could think of but I would hate it if it was removed. Tame but a lot of fun. Plus, a great night ride.
  5. Thanks. I never would have thought about dorms to be honest but its location was also not a place for a ride.
  6. While I don't think it amounts to anything, there is a huge rectangular plot of recently cleared ground a ways beyond the lift hill of The Bat. Looking at Warren County, this land still appears to be Kings Island's unless I missed my guess. However, it's location makes no sense to be a new ride as well as the fact that it's a perfect rectangle. Anyone know more?
  7. For my friend and I, we can't ride this coaster unless we're in a middle seat on the car. It's simply too rough to enjoy for us. Retracking or topper track is about the only thing that could help it right now. One thing I hadn't noticed was how much the trim brake at the start of the turnaround impacts the right side. It really grabs you and lets the left side pass you up.
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