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Everything posted by silver2005

  1. silver2005

    What do you think KI would get in 2020?

    I'd trust B&M with any prototype. All of their first coasters of each type they've introduced performed well. They do their homework when developing rides and have a stellar track record in terms of reliability. B&M flyers do have a bit better of capacity and can also have duel loading stations like Firehawk did, but like their dive coaster cousins IMO, aren't very exciting unless KI goes for a decently large one. Superman: Ride of Steel at NJFTP is my least favorite B&M.
  2. silver2005

    Oktoberfest Discussion

    See that floral structure in front? That used to be a fountain, at least through the mid-late 90s.
  3. silver2005

    Oktoberfest Discussion

    To @pianoman's disappointment, there also used to be a small fountain in front of Festhaus.
  4. silver2005


    I plan on one day at each including BGW. With the shorter drive between Doswell/Williamsburg and Charlotte, I may hang out in downtown Charlotte before heading to Carowinds. If I go ahead and add Dollywood, I plan at least 3 days in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge including the GSMNP, downtown Gatlinburg, and at least 2 alpine coasters. Also, a round of putt-putt.
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    Single rider line.

    I think its more a matter of being practical to not do Fast Lane for Winterfest than anything else. Rides aren't really the main feature, thus, its not necessarily the best use of a Fast Lane program.
  6. silver2005

    KICentral Survey

    I just feel like the victims of Son of Beast get glossed over too much when it comes to those who constantly bring up positives without acknowledging the negatives. I'm not saying to not talk about it, I'm just suggesting people be more comprehensive when discussing it. For all the talk about how much it was an 'engineering marvel', it still that led to a few dozen people being sent to hospitals, many of whom may never and/or be unable to ride a coaster again. I don't give it that kind of credit when clearly it didn't do what it was designed to do in a safe manner. Well designed things don't have those kinds of problems.
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    KICentral Survey

    I wish people would be less cavalier when discussing Son of Beast. I realize people have a lot of interest in it and their reasons why, but I feel the supporters often cherry pick from SOB's story and detract from the big problems it actually had, and that those reasons leave it as a big black mark on the park's history.
  8. Welcome to KICentral, @aeo2009 !
  9. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Take note creators- use less convincing roller coaster sims for your speculation.
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    We must like having eerily similar travel plans to each other because I'm also planning a SE trip with those parks and possibly Dollywood in addition to that. If you're planning a St Louis trip the next summer, I'm gonna get suspicious.
  11. silver2005

    Would a new skyride work?

    @harveyhaddixfan You could use those 2 stations and go in a straight line. There's nothing blocking that route in any way, though, the Rivertown station would have to be up high a bit to clear Diamondback's last helix.
  12. silver2005

    What do you think KI would get in 2020?

    ^What do you mean? We know for certain its a B&M.
  13. silver2005

    What do you think KI would get in 2020?

    While I lean heavily towards a giga coaster, I still think a floorless is still entirely plausible.
  14. silver2005

    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    Well, I'm FINALLY getting my chance to see Winterfest next Friday. Here's hoping for my first coaster snow ride.
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    Track work on Copperhead Strike is now complete. Link
  16. silver2005

    International Street Discussion

    That is a big thing to me in what makes International Street one of my favorite places to eat outside at the park. silver2005, who enjoys fountain ERT while eating.
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    Biggest Cosmetic Change

    The changes to the water park have all been significant cosmetic/aesthetic changes.
  18. silver2005

    Cedar Point running out of room.

    There's a lot of room around Millennium Force's island as well.
  19. silver2005

    Next NEW Coaster

    @NewD4y20 Are you just inventing new ways to kneecap arguments you don't agree with now? That's all you've done to react to such posts. Also, I'd argue that any new coaster is a major coaster. They're all huge investments intended to drive up attendance and are ways to incentivize people to return. I think you underestimate what smaller rides do for parks overall. At least try to argue with people on the merits of the topic instead of inventing excuses to not address certain members' posts.
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    Will Diamondback always be the tallest at KI?

    I can't think of a park I've been to where the hyper coaster isn't one of, if not, the most popular ride in the park (regardless of make), and Diamondback certainly holds true to that.
  21. silver2005

    Discussion & History on the Kings Island & Miami Vally Railroad

    The thing that confuses me about Paramount was why they chose to go with traditional parks as their model to start their vision of what their theme parks would look like. I think that was red flag #1 as they were trying to cheap out and not go the Disney/Universal Studios route. I also wouldn't say they had 0 execution. Some of their ideas worked out, its just they quadrupled down and went only with prototype rides and never had more reliable rides like B&M's to fall back on, at least not to the extent that FUN and SIX did. They had decent theming on their rides, and I would say SOB and Hypersonic XLC were their only real disasters. I'm convinced we'd still have Crypt if CF would have just kept the original ride program and only re-themed it. Flight of Fear, Invertigo, Drop Tower, Backlot, Delirium, and their contributions to the water park and HBL/Nick Universe (sans Scooby Doo) weren't bad at all.
  22. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Here's my gut feeling on how likely each B&M type will be to show up for 2020, going by industry and in-chain trends with parks similar to KI along with KI's proximity to Cedar Point- 50%- Giga 40%- Floorless 7%- Flying 1.5%- Dive 1.5%- Wing
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    Next NEW Coaster

    I consider 4D's to be one of the pinnacles of coaster technology already. That's one of those types that you can't really do much to top. Besides, what would you even add to make it '5D'? The original coining of the term 4D was Arrow's reference that 4 rails were in use- 2 for the running rails and 2 more to get the seats to spin. S&S did away with that, but they're still considered 4D for the sake of keeping it simple (since their version is derived from Arrow's since they absorbed them after all). S&S's version is pretty wild. Its comfortable, yet it throws you around in insane directions and with some decent force. It's a real sensory overload. Really fun ride.
  24. silver2005

    Next NEW Coaster

    4D spinning coasters are completely different from traditional spinning coasters such as Exterminator. I'd take a S&S Free Spin at KI in a heartbeat. Also, you'd be surprised how well they go through lines. Joker at SFGAdv handled lines pretty well. Seeing how CF parks run Wild Mice, I'd rather not see one. DP and MIA don't do continuous motion in the station, and they brake the crap out of them. I would take a Maurer Sohne spinner though.
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    Are there any changes to Flight of Fear inside the spaghetti bowl?