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  1. Which media sites are you checking for GP reaction? The initial Twitter post about it looks like it's getting about 80-90% positive comments, with most of the negative comments coming from the same people over and over again. Their posts since then regarding track showing up have had no negative comments. Plus the huge crowd at the announcement seemed fired up, and a couple national news outlets (CNN and USA Today) ran stories on it.
  2. Maybe, but the first picture they've shown of both Orion and ET together is at an angle that favors Orion. I still think it's just matter of they wanted a giga because we wanted a giga but the price of steel was too high to make it something ridiculous.
  3. It looks way more like a taller/faster/mcbr-less Apollo's Chariot than Diamondback to me.
  4. And also, just speaking strictly coaster lineups, is anyone closer to boasting top 3 steel AND top 3 wooden at any one park?
  5. It's a giga. Are there taller and faster out there? Yeah, but not by enough to really matter. It's tall and fast like it's supposed to be. It will probably be reliable and lines will be short. 1 out of 7 in the entire world, and it's right there at KI. Just in terms of coasters, I'd take a park with Orion, Diamondback, Banshee, Beast, Mystic Timbers, and Flight of Fear over any east coast park not named Cedar Point. Add an RMC in 3-4 years and it's close.
  6. Someone mentioned looking at the MT blueprints and they did not show the tunnel on the turn around, so it's a possibility.
  7. That little orbiting design resembles the helix. I'm wondering if it will have some kind of theming in it like a planet or moon the ride will orbit around.
  8. Not only that, but the darn thing is already being built! Clearings been done for months, a lot of footers have already been poured.
  9. Just a reminder that this picture, including the 355, was drawn in 1956 and was not a KI creation. Just a Christmas/sci-fi themed picture for FoF during Winterfest.
  10. Finally a theme that will make sense to me.
  11. Just don't show it to him or he might make you sleep on the couch tonight!
  12. I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised here. The Diamondback helix isn't really a good comparison. The Project X helix comes after a 140-ish foot hill which is taller than the 2nd hill after the drop on DB, right before the turnaround so it will be going in with much more speed. It also ascends about 110 feet in the helix. I'm guessing it will be overbanked at the top and feel something like a gyroscope. Oh, and it will be weaving through it's own supports on the way down. To be honest, it may even end up being the signature element of the ride just based off so many of the fence post
  13. I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason that isn't the least bit entertaining.
  14. They didn't go the direction I thought they would with what appears to be state abbreviations. Idaho, Nevada, 2 Arizona's, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, and whatever "HR" is. What does it mean? Does it even mean anything?
  15. Final prediction for today: Drop Tower, with the number 5.
  16. But if you're reading the signs, you're already at KI.
  17. I guess it depends on who is actually doing the printing. If KI is doing it in-house, then it seems like it would absolutely be easier to print a new one up. If it's not in-house, and they're having someone else print them then that might change things a little. Maybe they purchased signs from one company with intentionally incorrect information so that if there were a leak of the signs they wouldn't have their marketing campaign spoiled by the internet? Then had the stickers printed by someone else, put them on the incorrect posters to make them correct?
  18. Plus it slows the operation down a lot. I love VR, but they would be better suited with actual special effects if they want to do something different.
  19. Which is great until tomorrow when they replace 3 of the 4 signs already up with totally new letters. And it doesn't account for the fact that we don't truly know how many characters there will be.
  20. So I would agree with this point. After changing 2 signs out the first day it seems like whoever is doing the sign hanging would get it right, if for no other reason than to keep from having to make that walk out to the far side of XBase. But given the fact that the number of people who know that these signs are changing is so low, the question is: why are they changing them if it's not because a mistake was made?
  21. Yeah, if it really is new2020ki the marketing team better have some good resumes.
  22. Could be based on popular opinion of the ride so far: #EconomyKI, #LetDownKI, #NoGoodKI, #LowCostKI or: #BigfootKI, #ExploreKI, #LiftoffKI, #OutpostKI, #PandoraKI, #UnknownKI
  23. It will be interesting to see which coasters they put up next, so that this becomes more clear. They have plenty of coasters on hand to make signs for already, it would seem. I've kind of had the thought in my head that the "test purpose" section of these posters might be relevant to Project X and it's elements. For instance, part of the Invertigo test is "Effects of extreme gravitational pull" which may be a reference to positive g's X will have in the helix. "Evasive maneuvering" on the Firehawk poster could be a reference to the several near-miss elements X will have. Both Test
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