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Everything posted by silver2005

  1. Early Rides

    I wish X-Base was on morning ERT, at least Flight of Fear (I can see omitting Firehawk due to it being finicky in the morning).
  2. Early Rides

    ^I remember. I also remember that they only had certain rows on SOB and Beast set aside for them, both of which in terrible seats.
  3. Kings Island Easter Eggs

    The ballpark seats at Reds HOF Grille are from Riverfront Stadium, the stadium the Reds were in before GABP. The blue seats were lower deck, the green above that, then yellow at the press box level, then red for the upper decks.
  4. What could 2018 bring KI

    I feel they would have announced it by now if it was that.
  5. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Do we all forget that some of Intamin's pre-fab coasters were knocking on the door to 200 ft including Colossos, El Toro and T-Express? And those were right after SOB was built. It could have been done again a while ago, its just no one offered a chance for Intamin to do so, and those are the more reliable of Intamin's rides.
  6. What ride did KI make the biggest mistake in getting ride of

    Phantom Theater, Flying Eagles/Tiques, and KCKC.
  7. RMC throughout Cedar Fair?

    Intamin has also kind of gone stale as of late. They haven't come up with anything new in quite a while and are focused in the Asian market at the moment. Most other companies can now play the 'me too' game with Intamin on top of continuing with churning out new innovations while also having better ROI and reliability.
  8. RMC throughout Cedar Fair?

    With Knott's new coaster, I wouldn't count out Gerstlauer either.
  9. Coasterstock 2018

    This will be my first Coasterstock as well. I want to get an opinion on something. Is there more to get out of going both days or is going one day or the other pretty evened out? I don't think I could hack it 2 days of such length at Kings Island, even if its only in May when its still cooler out.
  10. With Backlot, they also did a lot of ground work when they built it. That area wasn't so hilly initially.
  11. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    When white death cometh.
  12. Dufunctland: Son of Beast

    Its not available now since the webpage is expired, but I've read the forensics report of the 2006 accident, and it was pretty scathing in the closing remarks, so much so that I'm surprised it even reopened in 2007 at all. Sigh...if only Paramount would have waited a few years when Intamin had its pre-fab wooden coaster ready to go. Not sure if they would have done the loop, but they definitely could have made a hyper woodie seeing that El Toro isnt too far off.
  13. The Giga Speculation Thread

    ^Considering all the other 300+ ft attractions at Kings Island, I don't think that'd be too much of an issue to shoehorn a giga in the park.
  14. Cedar Point Opening day

    ^Not enough for me to take 2 to the face on Magnum and Raptor. Apparently hitting one at only 72 mph doesn't leave a cut. I hope they don't hang out a lot near Steel Vengeance...
  15. So tuition wasn't as much as I thought, so I should be able to finance this trip a-okay, including being able to handle the pricier hotels.
  16. As I've been hinting around the site, I'm planning probably my biggest trip ever next summer,, likely in early June. Its a week long excursion through eastern PA and NJ with 5 parks in one go. The parks are as follows- Lakemont Park Knoebel's Dorney Park Hersheypark Six Flags Great Adventrure (NJFTP) The first 3 parks will be first time visits. I doubt I will need much advice on this trip concerning in-park details as the first 3 are small, I've been to HP a few times before, and I've received enough info about NJFTP over the years to know what I'm getting into along with having been there in 2000. The placing of NJFTP within the itinerary will be heavily dependent on the weather since I hear SIX weather policies aren't stellar. Also of note, I will be reaching my 100th credit on this trip. Since the NJFTP visit will determine which order the parks go, I have the coaster picked at each park of what 100 will be- Knoebel's- coin flip between Phoenix and Twister Dorney- coin flip between Hydra and Steel Force HP- Skyrush (the only 2 new credits to me there are that and Laff Trakk) NJFTP- Nitro (only new credits are any coasters built after 2000) I'll be doing Lakemont en route to the hotel, so its exempt from being the spot of reaching the century mark. I am looking or ways around the turnpike though, at least for going between Knoebel's, DP and HP. I'm aiming for a hotel around Dorney since that looks to be kind of the center point, though, it all looks pricey ATM. I am also looking into doing Flash Pass for NJFTP.
  17. Best B&M Invert

    I've only been on a handful of B&M inverts- 1. Banshee 2. Raptor 3. Great Bear 4. Batman: The Ride (NJFTP)
  18. January trip to California

    This actually sounds more sane than your usual trips. You actually have lodging for this trip and you're flying.
  19. Official: WinterFest 2017

    This guy and Goble should never touch. The universe and the space time continuum might implode.
  20. Official: WinterFest 2017

    Decent weather (for December standards) certainly helps. Haven't had a real bad snow storm yet.
  21. Favorite coaster at ki?

    ^That doesn't quite work as well on Racer as it does on Beast, at least any middle seat behind 1-2, at least going by my experiences. I wish it had a better ride in the back given its an out and back coaster with all those hills.
  22. Official: WinterFest 2017

    So what's the procedure for re-opening coaster inspections in terms of snow removal? That's over 3,000 ft of track to shovel off (sans the Shed, station, and tunnel). Also, I wonder how ice affects the brakes...
  23. ^Yeah, I mainly asked about it just to see what it was about so if I do choose to go with it, I know what I'm getting into. I probably won't need it as I plan to go on a Tuesday or Wednesday in all likelihood. Thanks for the info!
  24. Favorite coaster at ki?

    Favorite KI Woodie- Beast Favorite KI Steel Coaster- Diamondback
  25. Oh, I thought he actually did it and did something wonky.