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NegativeGs

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  1. My first ride on Vortex was August 1991. I was in the US as a foreign exchange student from the UK attending Penn State. I still clearly remember by fist rides on The Beast, Adventure Express, and Vortex. Awesome memories. LOL, and now I live here.
  2. Awesome. Cannot wait until April 2021.
  3. My 10-year old daughter loves Adventure Express. She will be thrilled to know that next year the ride will be a little smoother and hopefully the broken animatronics on the final lift hill will be repaired. Perhaps the ominous voice stating, "You have disturbed the forbidden temple. Now you will pay!" will also again be audible.
  4. I guess Haunt wasn't completely cancelled this year. And at 300 feet up, riders can be scared without violating social distancing
  5. Anyone notice something different about WindSeeker today? I observed several times from a distance that the ride slowly stopped rotating once at maximum elevation. After a few minutes, the ride then descended very slowly. Exiting riders appeared uncomfortable.
  6. I hope this can help The Beast riders looking for a 'smooth' non-wheel seat row. With COVID-19 and social distancing, many non-wheel seat rows are currently unavailable. Fortunately, row 14 is available. My last three rides, all in row 14, were relatively smooth.
  7. A night ride on The Beast has my vote.
  8. I was hoping some sections of track from Vortex’s demolition could be fabricated into a monument to the legacy of KI’s record-breaking multi-inversion coaster. Rather, it seems they were sliced into $198.70 mementos. As much as I want to buy a memento, I wonder if the demolition contractor still has salvaged track it has yet to recycle? The less cynical me hopes proceeds from the mementos will fund a monument, or perhaps something greater to replace our sorely missed legendary invert.
  9. I'd love to see the Miami River Brewhouse serve either fresh-cut french fries or a side salad with their menu choices. Not hating tater tots, but...
  10. Great twilight photographs of International Street. Hopefully, late next summer we can again enjoy night rides and leaving KI during the near pitch black hours of early morning.
  11. Duck fat cooked french fries are divine.
  12. In my opinion, Orion is a giga coaster. Why? Well, simply because the change in elevation between the top of the lift hill and the bottom of the first drop is at least 300 feet. And may I add, an awesome first drop.
  13. I understand they also limit the number of Fast Lane passes sold each day. Yesterday, Diamondback's regular line queue time often exceeded 90 minutes (https://queue-times.com/). I waited at most 20 minutes with Fast Lane. 20 minutes doesn't seem too bad in comparison to 90 minutes.
  14. I voted for 300 to 399 ft. I've only rode one giga coaster, which is KI's Orion. The intensity of a front row ride on Orion is seriously awesome. I feel a 400+ foot drop could scare away riders and depending on its location could become an architectural eyesore from a distance. And Diamondback at 230 feet is still KI's airtime champion.
  15. The ride attendants count how many Fast Lane riders pass through a ride each hour. My guess is that when a ride has significant wait time, KI regulates the number of Fast Lane riders per hour. If Fast Lane riders were not throttled, then wait times for regular riders could become unreasonable.
  16. I have not seen the single-ride-fast-lane-wheel-of-fortune in operation this year. However, from my experience, the queue for Orion hasn't been too long. The KI ride attendants do any awesome job of cycling the trains.
  17. I remember first visiting KI from the United Kingdom in August 1991. I visited again during the spring of 1992. Recollecting, I do remember the Raider's of the Lost Ark score being played. Being a 20-year old, I thought the ride was pretty awesome. I guess it is still a crowd-pleaser, as it is now my 10-year old's favorite KI coaster.
  18. AE is my 10-year old daughter’s favorite ride at KI. MT is a close second. I understand the ride was originally themed to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, during the days of Paramount. Today, I would like to see the ride remove the old theming and utilize the native landscape with additional tunnels for effect. What to do with the second lift hill? No good ideas come to mind yet.
  19. As a structural and mechanical engineer, I don't feel the soil at KI is the reason for the rattles. My guess is it is still the tractor wheels. But that's still just a guess. Be nice if KI hired a local engineering company to diagnose the problem.
  20. I say, share the meal plan and enjoy.
  21. I was at the park today. I would agree that social distancing etiquette varied significantly. On the pathways, visitors mostly walked around without regard for distancing. Depending upon the ride, attendants were either very vigilant or hardly at all. Proper usage of face coverings also varied. Ride attendants seemed to do a good job of (repeatedly) reminding visitors to adjust their face coverings.
  22. I first visited KI in 1991. As a Brit, I did find International Street a bit cheesy. Now I live in Ohio and as a KI regular, I enjoy International Street, the Royal Fountain and the Eiffel Tower replica.
  23. My second guess is the urethane tires of the tractor wheels have worn unevenly, hence the rattle on the positive g-force loops. I don't know the life expectancy of a roller coaster wheel but removing a sample of wheels and measuring runout and concentricity could help determine if the wheels are part of the problem.
  24. Awesome, green-beer themed shrubbery. Maybe a hint the park will be open in time for St. Patrick's Day 2021? [emoji482][emoji3526][emoji40] Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
  25. Between about 1,300 and 400. Varies every ride.
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