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Everything posted by Orion742

  1. I have only ridden one in the area and it was fantastic. It is called the Goat Coaster. Located at Goats On The Roof. It took a while to get up to the top but it was a super peaceful journey up. On the way down I actually got some airtime on a little airtime hill. Really fun going max speed down the mountain. I looked into The Lost Mine Mountain coaster since it was right by our hotel and I heard great things about it. Especially about the theming. I ultimately decided on Goats On The Roof because come on who doesn’t want to see some goats on a roof.
  2. I found the seats a bit uncomfortable but not super bad. It felt to me like I was leaning over more so than a shoulder problem. I’m not a huge fan of the ride it made me nauseous but I’m willing to give it another try next time I go. Those of you wondering about spinning coasters, I’ve ridden lots and Sol Spin is way more nauseating than any coaster I have ever ridden. Which is too bad but I’m not giving up yet. Maybe I just had a bad ride.
  3. Congratulations to her! Well deserved! She has done such a great job at KI!
  4. Was there a noticeable increase in the amount of lights this weekend?
  5. Big Bear Mountain and Dragonflier are both able to operate at Dollywood during their Christmas event. I know they are different ride types but same ride manufacturer. The trains on Big Bear will be almost the exact same on SSBR. I know Silver Dollar City operates almost all of their coasters as well. Including Outlaw Run and Time Traveler.
  6. Mystic Timbers is currently a 90 minute wait. Is it on one train ops as well? This further confirms my thought that we need more coasters open at WinterFest. Hopefully Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers will be able to run at this time of year in 2024.
  7. It’s too bad they had to go with the over the shoulder restraints vs the lap bar. I have heard the over the shoulder restraints are really painful.
  8. Now here is a tough question. In your opinion, does the next coaster that goes in The Vortex plot of land have to pay homage in some way to Vortex?
  9. Called it in my 2024 wishlist thread. Glad to finally have two completely smooth sides next year! I just hope they paint it red white and blue otherwise that is going to look really weird.
  10. Hmmm. No, I have an iPhone. The new app design came in the Winterfest update for the app. Maybe try re loading the AppStore again to see if it will show up?
  11. I received an update for my Carowinds app yesterday and it comes with a new app design. I have to say it’s really nice and clean. The new updated map look makes it really easy to find anything on the map. I hope other CF parks roll out this new design as well. The only problem is on the sign in page I can’t scroll down or exit the keyboard to click on log in. If any of you have had the chance to check it out let me know what you think.
  12. I must have missed them lol. I imagine they will make a lot of money with single use FL at TT2 next year if they decide to add one.
  13. Did any other parks in the CF chain offer single use FL like KI did this year? I saw them at Orion/Flight of Fear and Diamondback/Mystic Timbers but I didn’t see any at Cedar Point this year.
  14. Hopefully we’ll notice a difference in the lights amount and it doesn’t just look like the same amount in previous years. I’m glad that Sol Spin and Cargo Loco will be open this Winterfest! I’m curious why Adventure Express won’t be open though. That would be such a cool experience to ride it with all of those lights. I hope that Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers will be open next Winterfest. It would add up more to our winter coaster collection. I don’t see why not when Big Bear Mountain and Dragonflier will both be open for Smoky Mountain Christmas down at Dollywood.
  15. Lots of work going on today. The concrete path is complete that will travel underneath Flying Ace. Footer work is definitely underway. I can’t wait for Winterfest to get a better look!
  16. Personally I would like one but not as our next coaster. Maybe a couple coasters then this. The next one we need has to have true inversions and the axis doesn’t.
  17. I don’t know which thread to put this question in so I guess I will here. Does anyone know if every member of your party has to be a member of a coaster club for CoasterStock? I can’t remember. Thank you in advance.
  18. Random question but does anyone know how many feet deep The Vortex plot of land is?
  19. Does anyone know why there seems to be a crowd of people near Flying Ace this morning? And yes they are moving I checked.
  20. I agree with you. I just think people don’t expect CP to go with no seatbelts. The lightning trains on display at IAAPA last year did not have seatbelts either. I’m pretty sure it’s a class 5 restraint anyway. Also does anyone know if there will be a max height requirement on TT2? I’ve heard rumors that there will be but I can’t seem to find anything.
  21. There is no seatbelts in the reveal however I have seen people talk about CP adding it last minute. I don’t think that will be the case because when Orion’s trains were revealed they had the clamshells with seatbelts at IAAPA. I think if they were to add them they would have already.
  22. The Pit Stop video was just released on CP’s YouTube channel. Looks fantastic! This has made me even more excited for this ride! No seatbelts is awesome! The trains have such an open design and being 400+ feet in the air with those restraints is going to be awesome. Cedar Point going with no seatbelts is the biggest surprise for me. They must have a lot of trust in Zamperla with almost all of their coasters having seatbelts if I am correct.
  23. I don’t know if there will be a live stream but Tony Clark tweeted and teased that it will be revealed around 10:30. Update 10:00: Tony Clark has stated that the video will release on their YouTube channel at 10:30.
  24. 2022 was my favorite season at KI and CF overall. They ran the parks so well. It felt like CF had everything figured out and they were adding a ton of things. All of a sudden this year it has felt to me that something is off. 2023 KI atmosphere was some of the saddest I’ve seen in years. It felt like Paramount days. CF continues to remove things and make budget cuts. It saddens me to see all of the budget cuts and low employee moral has become. I love Kings Island and I have been going for many many years and I know how good the park can be. I just hope Cedar Fair can figure some things out and maybe 2024 and 2025 will be better. I don’t want to hate on Cedar Fair because they really have taken our park to the next level I am just so passionate about KI I just don’t want it to be treated this way. Maybe this Six Flags merger will be a good thing if the parks as a whole make more money so less budget cuts are made.
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