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  1. Can't speak for yesterday, but on the 4th we cut the line off early in order to cycle everyone off by 945. I'd expect this trend to continue honestly since KI might not want to pay the additional labor to essentially have employees sit and watch the fireworks.
  2. The strongest open one at the very least, CP can't really compete while a third of their rides and half of the shops are closed.
  3. You forgot the 100% german bungee ball
  4. It's interesting to see that the park is still going through with this. The menu is likely limited because it's in testing. I imagine the main reason that the park is doing this is to eliminate a cashier position. Likely cutting it down to 1 person physically on register, but in a few years, removing the need completely with self serve kiosks and mobile ordering. Lots of bugs in both systems still I imagine, but a good start by the park in reducing the number of employees needed, this probably won't lead to job losses as food stands are usually understaffed anyways, so you guys will just see a more efficient food service in general.
  5. I really kinda wish Orion featured a super massive zero g roll instead of the wave turn, or at least put an inversion somewhere. I actually am starting to get slightly bored with the coaster now that I've ridden it a bunch, just lost it's luster to me I guess.
  6. That's what the yellow is, they sodded the ground for grass to grow. You'll green there in a few months
  7. Fairly certain B&M has a US train manufacturing shop. Would make sense since they do so much work here. They manufacture the track at Clermont Steel after all.
  8. I feel like it has to be the ground or how the footers were installed. It's not like B&M changes their track every time it goes in at a park, the only real factor that changes is the ground and footers.
  9. Not like the park will have to dig everything up and replace it with reinforced earth. Just gotta make the footers bigger/deeper. They likely will want to avoid a repeat of Banshee's rattle when the next one comes along, so I think we can expect future coasters to have a stronger base. Maybe a manufacturer will come up with a new innovation that significantly reduces rattling by modifying the trains or track somehow. Could a more flexible, but durable track work perhaps?
  10. I'm thinking they might do something like phantoms revenge or incredible hulk with using the track piece as theming for the upcoming coaster that might fill that spot. If that's the case, then we're most likely going to see some sort of multi-inversion coaster as it's reminiscent of Vortex's inversion record when it opened. Maybe we'll get a 15 inversion coaster? (pipe dream I know) Side note though, would the inversion record be all that expensive to get? It would be a huge draw for the park if they can get a 2nd world record (first being beast's length) The Smiler at Alton Towers cost about $23m to build and Steel Curtain being $20m. We could get 15 for $25m I bet from S&S, or $30m from Mack. Heh, imagine a Mack multi-launch that breaks the inversion record. If any of you have a spare $30m lying around, I bet Cedar Fair would gladly accept a donation and let you build whatever you wanted.
  11. Are you speaking of the glorious ThighCrush?
  12. You know, I might know a guy, I'll ask. And I got the washer cause some of the footers for Firehawk are still there. Asked if I could have it and they said sure.
  13. I have a washer from Firehawk. Would probably be pretty easy to get something small like that from Vortex, a track piece though...quite a bit harder. I'd suggest calling the demolition company and asking what they're doing with it.
  14. Not that good tbh. The bun is the same flavor and texture as their toast, so that's good. The sandwich would be good, but there's no sauce, and the pickles are sweet. I've never understood KIs logic for using sweet instead of dill pickles
  15. It's more like they don't have a tall coaster there because tall coasters cost a lot of money to build, and Kentucky Kingdom is a smaller park that gets less money. If you think that is cool though, modern coaster design is essentially nothing but math. Engineers need to find out exactly how long something has to be or how short in order to get the effect they want, it's all a bunch of formulas. For example, if they messed up and made the airtime hills on Diamondback too tall, then you wouldn't get any of that floater sensation that most people love about the coaster, it would be less thrilling overall. By the same token, if you made the Orion helix too tight, then you would give riders a bunch of positive gravity which would cause all of them to black out due to extreme forces. Because of this, engineers use math in order to make all the rides we know and love today.
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