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    I am a resident of Cincinnati, about 40 minutes from Kings Island, which, I try to visit 5-10 times a year. Big fan of coasters and amusement parks in general. I currently attend the University of Cincinnati seeking a degree in psychology. I was a 9 year member of the Bearcat Bands playing alto and tenor saxophone and I still try to play with the UC Community Band and other groups. I'm a big time music nut. I'm a bit of a sports fan, I get into most movies, and little bits of about everything. I am now a current employee at the Delhi Township Skyline.

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  1. silver2005

    Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

    Same goes with taking Firehawk photos from the ground.
  2. silver2005

    Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

    Just a reminder- if anyone goes to the plant for pictures, do so without trespassing on their or nearby properties without permission from the respective occupants.
  3. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Canada's Wonderland and Carowinds both call their 300 foot B&M's as giga coasters. Giga is also going by computer terms as another name used for hyper coasters was mega coasters, (referencing megabytes and gigabytes, hence why 400 foot coasters are often referred to as tera-coasters). The terms are only in reference to the height, not necessarily the layout.
  4. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    B&M has done duel stations before, but more along the lines of Firehawk's station. Its only on a few of their flying coasters, though, I can't imagine they'd not utilize it on other models. With the capacity B&M hypers offer, I don't really think 2 stations or a duel station is necessary. B&M flyers have the excuse of lengthy loading times at least. Also, you can't really say what B&M can and can't do with a giga since they've only built 2. Two is not a trend. Also also- I remember a time before Leviathan that everyone was saying B&M would never go over 250 ft. They've also been delving into different inversion and element types and shaping as well (ex. notice newer B&M's don't have the pre-drop after the lift anymore). They're certainly changing, just in more subtle ways than everyone wants them to.
  5. silver2005

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Concerning food- I wish Kings Island had somewhere with an actual decent burger. Juke Box's are really sub par, Reds HOFG aren't that much better.
  6. silver2005

    Expanding Action Zone

    I want to keep Invertigo, I think every park should have a shuttle coaster in their lineup, and its easily the most intense coaster in the park despite its stature. I am about 50/50 on riding it and getting a rough ride out of it.
  7. silver2005

    Face Your Fears (Flight of Fear 1996 commercial)

    Yes, I only rode it once a visit if the line was only so far, mainly due to the original OTSR's. The launch made it worth the wait though. I do miss when the video in the queue was more immersive with the hangar and the room would react to the video more. I was too short in 1996 to ride it, but got above 54" by the next season. And thank heavens Premier switched it to lap bars. One of my friends on the baseball team I was in each summer had a dad (who's since passed away) that helped build it back in the winter of '95-'96. I have the news article somewhere, I'll see if I can dig it up.
  8. silver2005

    Coasterstock 2019 dates announced

    I'm doing the opposite of @Oldiesmann and doing my first Holiwood Nights in place of Coasterstock. I may show up that weekend to hang with KICers though, may indulge in a Fast Lane to pass the time.
  9. silver2005

    Coasterstock 2019 dates announced

    @MonteCristo As for clubs, just go to their respective websites and see what each of them have to offer. A lot of members here are members of various clubs and can vouch for them respectively (including yours truly as a member of ACE), but its ultimately up to what you want out of a club.
  10. silver2005

    Face Your Fears (Flight of Fear 1996 commercial)

    Fun fact- the US Navy and NASA also looked in on those 2 coasters opening in hopes to utilize LIM tech for the things they do.
  11. silver2005

    Cedar Fair- Attack of the Clones

    I would like to see Cedar Fair branch out to different ride manufacturers like Six Flags has. Sure B&M's are reliable, but there's plenty else out there that would make good additions to CF's ride list. I almost think CF is a bit too traditional and would like to see a more modernized approach to ride additions.
  12. silver2005

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Just a heads up- I heard on the local news that KI is cancelling the job fair at the park this weekend due to weather. I believe there is still something going on online though. I forgot what website was brought up.
  13. So when does the guide rail go on top? Is it embedded into the concrete as it dries or is it bolted down? I also didn't realize the track was that thick.
  14. silver2005

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Bring back the bakeries!
  15. silver2005

    Kings Island Memes

    In response to extremely specific fact checking, sometimes skewing the conversation-