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  1. It's hard, depending on crowds, to not have to bite the bullet and wait for either Ricochet or Nighthawk just due to where they are in proximity to each other. 

    If getting all the credits is important, I would hit Ricochet first and then head over to Cobras and then loop around from there, ending up back by Fury and Hurler. 

    If credits aren't a factor. Ride Fury 10 times and then check out whatever else floats your boat. 

    As expected, the B&Ms are all people eaters. I haven't ridden Copperhead yet so I can't comment there. 

    I hope you have a great experience!

  2. On 3/5/2020 at 7:40 AM, Fishely said:

    There is no hype for floorless coasters anymore and there is a reason most of them were only made as conversions of standups.

    There have only been 3 conversions. You are right that there is a reason they were converted. Powers that be deemed them to have more 'hype' than the stand ups they replaced. 

    Anything is marketable if you have the right people handling it. 

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  3. 31 minutes ago, kirbias1 said:

    That would seem logical. It would be almost ridiculous to not market it this way. I think it could help boost attendance. KI would probably get more people attending the park that usually don't from other states.

    The words 'hyper' and 'giga' mean absolutely nothing to 99.99999% of the people that visit KI. We have to remember that an incredibly small portion of the park going (or potential park going) population looks at these things the way a lot of us do. 

    Enthusiasts will choose to visit (or not) based on the finished product, not the words used to describe it. A 300 foot drop is plenty to market this ride around.  

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  4. 7 hours ago, DonkeyKong said:

    I could speak on the cons for a second. Let it be known that we all agree after the great debate many pages ago that Kings Island is on the map! With that being said I came across this on reddit today on the Kings Island sub. I have no clue if this person considers themselves an enthusiast or just a gp member that usually goes to CP, and previously Geauga Lake. They expressed a so so opinion on the KI coaster lineup, and I worry that a coaster that is just at or under 300ft. will lead to more people not necessarily feeling underwhelmed at our lineup, but let down at what could be. 

     

    Never trust the opinion of anyone who enjoys Invertigo. 

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  5. 5 hours ago, SonofBaconator said:

    Our perspectives might be completely different than that of the average GP guest who's never ridden a 300ft tall coaster before.

    Exactly. I think the community tends to forget what an extremely small percentage of guests think about these things like we do. Roughly 99.9999% could care less how it compares to Fury. Heck, most probably don't even know Fury exists at all. I also think that (and I fully admit that I have never seen data on this particular topic) some of you are vastly overestimating the number of guests that regularly visit both CP and KI. 

    The idea that, in 2019, the stats of any CF addition are being dictated by what has or is going to occur at another park in the chain is laughable. The stats of a ride in Charlotte or Toronto are not dictating the stats of this ride. 

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  6. 19 minutes ago, ClikClakDiamondback said:

    ...Must have their hearts set on something else going back there later on. Ohh well. 

     

    I fully expect this to be where our RMC goes in a few years. 

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  7. 3 hours ago, firstnline said:

    I have a question for the forum here. If there is potentially a new plaza, do you thing KI would use the pedestals from I-Street. A ton of people on this board like those pedestals and I',m wondering if the park could possibly incorporate them in a new plaza. I've never been to the park and will visit the first time for 3 days at the end of May before I head up to CoasterMania and I'm looking forward to my visit.

    It would seem unlikely, based on how the ride plazas for recent CF installations have looked. But I suppose you never know! 

  8. 6 hours ago, BeastForever said:

    ^ Um, aren't we forgetting a certain coaster?    :lol:

    There was a "TTD" (lol) built in the US just two years later after the "orginal TTD" which has OTSRs.... What's it called again? hmmm.....

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    But with that said though, restraint tech has come along way for seemngly all manufacturers, Intamin included... The third "TTD" (Red Force) went back to having lap restraints only (albeit not in the US.)

     

    I feel pretty comfortable saying that last part is the key. 

     

    As for an element I'd like to see, how about a double down? 

  9. My first memories of The Beast were when my parents would leave my brothers and I with my aunt while they followed the pawprints. I was certain every year that I would never see them again as they left. Sadly, as many do, our traditional annual extended family trips to KI died out in the early 2000s before I had conquered my fear of coasters. (Up to this point I had only ridden the then Beastie and FoF when my cousin lied to me and told me FoF wasn't a coaster until we were sitting in the train...it would take 11 years after that before I got on a coaster again). The ride held an almost mythical place in my mind all those years. What exactly was back in those woods anyway? 

    My first ride wasn't until 2009. I had conquered my fear of coasters but this was my first time back at KI since. It was near the back of the train and it was incredible. The sensation of speed, the spectacular setting, that helix. It was an experience I won't forget. 

    Any chance we see a return of the pawprints this year?

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  10. On 4/1/2019 at 8:37 AM, Creed Bratton said:

    Bigger is not always better. And the comment of "why would they take a step back??" is laughable. You're assuming it's going to be a step back for something that no one has even ridden yet....you're assuming that it's not going to be a good experience anyway, even IF it doesn't beat 325 feet tall. That's laughable.

    This. (Semi-unpopular opinion alert) For example, the best coaster at CP is 325 feet shorter than the tallest. 

    On 4/1/2019 at 9:29 AM, silver2005 said:

    Honest question-

    Why would B&M building a giga a few feet shorter than Fury 325 be considered a  'step back'? 

    Because people. 

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  11. In the nicest way possible (truly), the cost for this ride will be WAY more than $100,000. Once construction, landscaping, materials, and equipment are factored in, you are looking at easily over a million. While reusing part of the dino path is certainly a possibility, they aren't going to just plop down a rail in the middle of it and call it a day. It will all be repaved. 

    Yes, this definitely a 'small' addition in terms of cost but not $100,000 small. 

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