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  1. i'm sure it's just a few checkbox questions before you make your reservation online.
  2. Park opening July 2nd for pass holders, July 12 to public, online reservations required and masks required..
  3. I'm willing to bet that everything will be open by July. There's already protests, and governors are already starting to cave. And now with these antibody tests, they're finding out that pretty much everyone has or had it anyway and by the end of May, the true scope of the virus will come to light. Everyone I've talked with in the last week or so says they would rather just get the virus instead of deal with all this other stuff. The governments will come to the conclusion.. If people don't want to risk it they can choose to stay home, everyone else is free to do as they want. These places requiring people to where masks and or gloves is ridiculous, both are actually way more likely to spread the virus, and other germs. Taking temp also does nothing, you can be infected and contagious days before you get a fever, not to mention 80%+ of the people who get it have no symptoms and have also been found to actually be more contagious.
  4. search "Orion 3-26-2020" on youtube, it's a different person with a drone
  5. So now there's a solid fence around the entire queue, are they trying to make us feel claustrophobic? I'm not so sure I like that move, but maybe it will have something to do with theming.
  6. It seems more significant than that, I don't ever remember seeing so much fresh wood. It looks like they focused on the area exiting the helix, which is where the track was the roughest. If you pause that "Kings Island Orion test run, and other Coasters Mavic 2 Zoom" video 6:52 you can see most of it.
  7. It's in the drone vids everyone is talking about. Looks like a ton of track work, a few new supports, and a bunch of replaced wood all over, mostly on the second half lift hill and helix.
  8. I don't think Vortex area has been leveled, I still see all the footers. It's just hard to tell elevation change when looking down onto the site. And maybe I'm missing it in a different thread but, I but can't believe no one is talking about all the work done on The Beast.
  9. I agree, I love VR but not on coasters. They're always trying to sell Fast Lane passes though and people would go for it.
  10. It wouldn't slow anything down if they did it Fast Lane only. It slows down operations when they do it with everyone one the train in the station. If they did Fast Lane only and pre-rigged all the headsets while in line, I don't see that slowing anything down.. except the Fast Lane line maybe.
  11. I thought that but there's already an open railing on both side. My other thought, which I initially thought way back when we first saw that quonset hut is something like VR, and that building is the prep area. Would they do VR for Fast Lane only and the wall is to prevent people from giving the headset to people in the other line?
  12. I think there's gonna be some surprise with this ride that we don't know yet. Unknown quonset hut purpose and now solid wall between fast pass and regular lines. That wall even turns the corner at the top of the steps. Interesting to say the least.
  13. A bit off Orion topic but with that guy.. and his Beast flyover.. it looks like there has been significant work done on the second half of The Beast. Both track and new supports, I'm glad to see all the new wood on the area coming out of the helix as this area was the most rough part of the entire track.
  14. the chopper is back right now.. This has to be a glitch in the Matrix they've also made hecka progress on the que area. Gravel going in right now
  15. the crane is left attached until every single bolt is torqued to to spec. There's still a lift up there with people working on it so I would guess they're still working on the bolts *or maybe they're bring it back down...
  16. cam is still running for me.. looks like they are wrapping it up for today
  17. the truck just showed up with another piece.. lol
  18. they're doing more grading right now
  19. They've made a ton of progress on the station in the last couple days also. I can't wait to find out the color scheme of the other two trains.
  20. looks like the last two pieces are being joined together for a single lift.
  21. In the fury 325 construction documentary, they mention that the bolts holding the sections of track together are torqued to 500+ foot lbs each.. so that's pretty rigid lol. But the track is designed to move and sway as whole on the supports. there is a cap a few inches back from each end. see these pics https://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=48745&start=1360
  22. They put the piece that is directly below the drop in earlier and now they are putting in the next piece.
  23. This is much more clear and should be what on the Kings Island site
  24. They do an extremely poor job of explaining this.. It sound like you need to make your own Facebook page to get people to pledge.. maybe lol. They will take the top 32 people with the most donations for the first ride. Those are the only two somewhat clear things I understand from this. EDIT: It's not a Facebook page, it's a page on https://www.firstgiving.com/. You set it up when you click "Join Now" on this page https://www.firstgiving.com/event/410830/Orion-First-Riders-Auction/participants That's a tough sell.. asking people to donate money.. so that I could ride a coaster lol.
  25. yep.. i think they're up on some blocks ready to pick I wonder if Ccleo has a problem. Weird they drove out of the helix with the boom up.. and it's still up.
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