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KI FANATIC 37

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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to JubJester in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    Drove by the other say since I was over there and saw a police officer sitting in the parking lot for the office building. I think they're trying to track down @collin.klopfstein.
    (In reality, he was looking for speeders.)
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to disco2000 in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    Given it will be closer and taller than Diamondback to all the homes being built to the north, I would be surprised if sand is not added...
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to IndyGuy4KI in Injury on Copperhead Strike   
    I'm still trying to understand how this person hurt their thumb. Since they are changing the seat backs, he must have got it stuck in the honeycomb vents in the seat backs?
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to Mystic1017 in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    I can second this notion lol i have been to all most all Cedar Fair parks and all six flags parks and KI definitely has us spoiled on many levels. And on a personal note in my Opinion Worlds of Fun has the worst dispatches and food quality of all of the Cedar Fair parks. Also i rode fury of the nile several times just to cool down and the ride defeated its purpose i came off of the ride dry and they intentionally dialed down all of the water cannons and everything. 
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to Rivertown Rider in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    Overall, I think KI has the best operations of any of the over 30 parks I've been to.  We truly are spoiled by how good they are.
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to disco2000 in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    The 2014 season started without seatbelts but were installed on Diamondback within the first operating month that year.  Initially there was a delay, but it has improved since.  The seatbelts were installed for valid reasons.
    The first reference of Diamondstack on this forum was June 16, 2013, but was used prior to reference here and had stacking issues long before the seat belts were installed.
    One can search this forum and find where people have done some unofficial timing of dispatches and see that the seatbelts have not increased the dispatch times...ride op records would confirm this as well...as many have said in the past, for the most part delays are guest driven with issues other than seatbelts...
    And as Brad has said, we really are spoiled at KI in terms of ride ops pumping out the trains...I have seen many on here that haven't been to other CF parks and purchased a platinum pass to visit other parks next year...wait until you see other parks and compare.  It will give you a newfound appreciation for Kings Island.
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to Melody in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    I think Orion will be more similar to Banshee than Diamondback since it's 4 across seating rather than 2. Just makes the lines move quicker to me.

    Also I assumed there wouldn't be bins from the beginning but some type of zippered pouches would be nice for cell phones and small items. I've never been lucky enough to go to Cedar Point (yet!) but isn't that what Steel Vengeance has? Anyone see that as a possibility?


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    KI FANATIC 37 got a reaction from Melody in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    IM assuming those numbers are if the coaster is running to its max. I feel like Diamondback often has all three trains stacked, which would decrease its hourly capacity. I'm assuming that DB does not get 1620 per hour over the past few years bc of the length of time it has been taking to dispatch the trains. I think a lot of it has to do with the bins to be honest.
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to SonofBaconator in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    Call me the minority but I wouldn't mind if they removed the bins from Diamondback
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to IndyGuy4KI in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    I have seen DB pumping trains out before the one in front of it has gotten to the helix on multiple trips his season. 
    I also feel KI is one of the best when it comes to capacity, even when there is an occasional stacking. There is a balance between capacity and safety which we have to consider too. 99% of the capacity issues is usually riders not getting in correctly, not trying the test seat,  or not putting stuff away.
    KI makes other parks (even other CF parks) look bad with KI's great capacity. I think we are spoiled in that regard and most KI fans don't realize it. 
    Getting back on topic, I am ok with no bins in the station for Orion. I thought it was silly when they started that at Banshee, but after seeing how much it helped the ride ops and capacity, I was fine with it. 
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to Shaggy in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    Just be glad its seat belts and not those darn steel cord magnets that the B&M hypers initially had.
    Back after Raging Bull & Nitro opened, the park had retractable steel cables added to each seat with a magnet at the end.  The magnet attached to a metal rivet on the clamshell.  If the magnet wouldn't attach - no ride.
    Well, those things wreaked havoc on loading.  Not to mention the steel cable would slice hands and fingers.  Ultimately they went away - I think - in favor of seatbelts and visual lines at the base of the restraint.
     

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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to FlyMartyFly in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    I agree because everyone has to stroll over and deposit their goods and I understand you don’t want to be paying all the time for a locker but I try to travel lightly while in the park if possible.


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    KI FANATIC 37 got a reaction from Hmrapp in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    IM assuming those numbers are if the coaster is running to its max. I feel like Diamondback often has all three trains stacked, which would decrease its hourly capacity. I'm assuming that DB does not get 1620 per hour over the past few years bc of the length of time it has been taking to dispatch the trains. I think a lot of it has to do with the bins to be honest.
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    KI FANATIC 37 got a reaction from Rivertown Rider in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    IM assuming those numbers are if the coaster is running to its max. I feel like Diamondback often has all three trains stacked, which would decrease its hourly capacity. I'm assuming that DB does not get 1620 per hour over the past few years bc of the length of time it has been taking to dispatch the trains. I think a lot of it has to do with the bins to be honest.
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to kikid74 in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    LOCKER: Rode Banshee in late July and noticed a ton of bags laying on the ground just outside the Banshee entrance. Has this become common this season or was this an atypical day? 
    ORION RIDE CAPACITY: the stated ride capacity is 1650 riders/hour, which is identical to Banshee and slightly more than Diamondback (1620 r/h). This is comparison of stated/expected rider capacity at the time each was built. I cannot find updated actual stats on Diamondback. I find that Diamondback lines are "always" a longer wait the Banshee, and Banshee line seems to move faster and be a better people eater. Surely 30 r/h difference doesn't make that big of a difference? Is it mostly the bins or is there another reason that the Diamondback doesn't (seemingly) chew through lines as fast as the Banshee? I wondered if maybe more of the GP is willing to ride Diamondback than Banshee (maybe because its inverted or because it has inversions?).
    I'm hopeful that the rider capacity / line movement is more like Banshee. :-) 
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to Browntggrr in Injury on Copperhead Strike   
    http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/copperhead-strike-at-carowinds-closed-due-to-hand-injury-sunday
    She had her hand "stuck in the ride"??
    Sounds like a seat restraint issue, but the reports are incredibly vague (accuracy also is in question).
    I guess this is better than having her hand strike the ride while in motion....
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to collin.klopfstein in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    the piece where it turns into the station is loaded onto a trailer!!!! I couldn’t get a picture because it was too dark  I’ll get pictures tomorrow morning if it’s still there

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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to DustinTheNow in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    Well, if you want to be very technical, Orion has a 300.9 ft drop, making it diffintively the 7th biggest drop. I guess RCDB didn’t see the blueprints. Lol
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to SonofBaconator in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    Here's one other stat that wasn't talked about.
    As well as being in the top 10 for speed, Orion will also have the 7th largest drop in the world
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to JonahWilliamson in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    Collin code red when we see anti rollback pieces for that lift! I cant wait to see this lift go up!
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to collin.klopfstein in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    Track update: track from this morning is gone, the giant weird yellow thingy that picks track up is above another piece of track, looks like either transfer or brake track, but it’s about to pick that piece of track up and load it on a trailer 
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to lifetimecoaster in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    How crazy has the world become? I mean, not to go down a rabbit hole of crap that we probably don't need to go down on this particular forum, but geez. 99% it was someone who was on a ride that left their bag there waiting for them to get off the ride... no big deal. But yeah, we're on such high alert as a society now. 
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to BoddaH1994 in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    My phone auto corrects to “Kong’s” despite the fact that I removed it from the dictionary. What’s worse is I had trouble writing this post because it kept autocorrecting to Kings! 
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to Kodistict in Orion Coming to Kings Island in 2020   
    I just put my stuff behind some bushes when I rode Firehawk and Banshee, and they never got stolen. I will probably do the same for Orion.
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    KI FANATIC 37 reacted to flightoffear1996 in Orion Construction Updates   
    Looks like part of the brake run 
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