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  1. Does anyone still have the TR:TR load/unload drum music? I had it saved to one of my old hard drives that **** the bed. Lol, we had a message board before we had a photo gallery.
  2. Lmao, "it stops"? the article you posted was from 2017. Here are articles from 2020 and 2021, what did "it stop"? https://www.wlky.com/article/kentucky-kingdom-addresses-altercation-at-water-park-posted-to-social-media/33301932# https://www.wave3.com/2021/05/16/fights-breaking-out-parking-lot-near-kentucky-kingdom-prompts-lmpd-response/
  3. Dan


    This dude is 43 years old now
  4. Arrow Dynamics roller coaster's service life is 32 years according to Don Helbig, so The Bat which is an Arrow Dynamics roller coaster will reach the end of it's service life in 3 years.
  5. "MASON, OHIO – It opened in 1987 as the tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop in the world and the first roller coaster in the world with six inversions, but next month, Kings Island’s Vortex steel roller coaster will be closing for good. While still popular, the 33-year-old ride has "simply reached the end of its service life," Don Helbig, the park's digital marketing director, said in a blog post announcing the ride's closure." The Bat (formerly Top Gun) opened in 1993, 6 years after Vortex. Both rollercoasters were designed and manufactured by Arrow Dynamics.
  6. Well in three years The Bat will reach the "end of it's service life", lol. So you're only going to be left with one ride with a "spooky" theme.
  7. New paint is nice but the people want one side to go backwards again.
  8. Wasn't the organ restored a few years ago? Before that they were using a CD player.
  9. The only thing that needs to happen is getting rid of the magnetic brakes. Whatever reprofiling they need to do or adding support structure, do it. Or go back to shims
  10. Turn 3415 feet of one side backwards again.....
  11. Technically anything can be a world record breaker if you add enough qualifiers. You should be able to understand the spirit of my post. Kings Island already had the record of most wooden roller coaster track with SOB, now they might have the record again, but they broke that record during the Paramount days and have less now so that's not really what I'm talking about. Cedar Fair has a clearly different strategy for KI of prioritizing reliability over innovation.
  12. THIS. People forget Vortex was a multi-record breaking roller coaster when it opened. KI and Arrow had a good, tight relationship before and after The Bat. KI was always comfortable and knew the risks installing unproven prototypes even up to when Paramount owned the park (Flight of Fear, SOB, Tomb Raider, Delirium). Cedar Fair has a different strategy and so far hasn't built any first of it's kind or record breakers in KI.
  13. The Chinese are pumping them out, they are available now in surplus.
  14. No, that's just an excuse. Wearing a mask protects you and others. The only reason the government said not to wear masks is because the nation had a shortage before and needed to provide masks to hospital workers and first responders first to protect them. Now that the Chinese are pumping out a surplus of masks the CDC now recommends it because we have enough supply for the public to buy them.
  15. Stay in school kid, you've got a lot to learn.
  16. I will sell you an authentic Vortex footer bolt for $1000.
  17. A lot of you don't seem to realize how roller coaster safety works. There is nothing wrong with Vortex. If there was something wrong with Vortex it would not be operating right now. The only reason it is being removed is to save on operating costs.
  18. When CBS owned the Paramount Parks they had no interest in running any theme parks and every action they made was to sell the parks. Cedar Fair tearing down Firehawk, building Orion, and tearing down Vortex makes me think of CBS. I'll put money on Kings Island being sold within three years.
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