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  1. The Giga Speculation Thread

    I created a poll to argue wood vs. steel for Topper Track. Let's take the discussion over there before we derail this thread too much.
  2. Before the Giga Speculation Thread gets out of control with this argument, I decided to start this thread so we can vote on it and see which is in the majority. Pretty much everyone can agree (I think?) that RMC's I-Box track is steel track. But there is an endless debate over whether a coaster with Topper Track is steel or wooden. Topper Track replaces the top few layers of traditional wood between the wheels with a steel box, so many say such coasters are therefore steel. Many others say that the stacks of wood that remain under the Topper Track layer are the important part, and therefore the coaster is still wooden. People cannot agree on this, and probably will never agree. But we can vote! So cast your vote. Are RMC Topper Track coasters wooden or steel? Or are they hybrid?
  3. The Giga Speculation Thread

    RCDB contains many errors. Such as that.
  4. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Suit yourself. I consider Topper Track coasters to be steel. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  5. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Or they just decided a different angle would be nice to create some variety. Not everything has to be a clue. Y'all are reading into things too much.
  6. Current wait times

    Four-week wait for everything at Kings Island.
  7. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Racer has gotten very rough over the last few years. It needs to be completely retracked from start to finish on both sides. If Topper Track is deemed to be the best way to retrack, that's perfectly fine with me even if it would result in it becoming a steel coaster. And as far as the ACE Landmark, it can't be rescinded. It's a recognition of historical importance, nothing more. It's possible that the plaque may be taken down if it is deemed to no longer be the same coaster (possible only, since there really isn't a precedent that I'm aware of), but the award would remain on the books. It is the ACE Coaster Classic award that can be rescinded because of changes to the ride (as was the case with the coaster at KI now known as Woodstock Express).
  8. The Giga Speculation Thread

    If you read the source I linked, you'll see that it clearly states that no people had ridden by the time the decision was made. Only water dummies had ridden.
  9. The Giga Speculation Thread

    For Tony Clark's sake, Maverick did NOT almost kill people. What you just described is called the initial testing process successfully doing the job it was designed for. There's a reason new coasters are tested with dummies before humans get on, and that is to make sure there are no flaws like that. Humans, even employees, do not ride a new coaster until it has been confirmed safe. Maverick was thoroughly tested with dummies, a flaw was found, and that flaw was fixed before humans ever rode it (source). At no point did it endanger people. It's a negative mark against Intamin, yes, but don't try to claim that It almost killed people. Reserve that claim for Shoot the Rapids, which actually did almost kill people.
  10. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/03/12/air-duct-at-kalahari-resort-water-park-falls-into-pool-injures-5.html
  11. KI/CP Trip Advice

    1) The Super 8 is not great, but it's not terrible either. It''s about average for a cheap motel. The problem with cheap hotels/motels is that people come in expecting things that you only get at more expensive places, don't get those things, and then leave reviews calling the place terrible for not offering those things. I stayed there once and didn't have any problems, though nowadays I prefer the Microtel Inn across the road if I need to stay overnight near the park (not often since I live just 45 minutes away). 3) Mystic Timbers usually won't be too bad as far as wait times that early in the year. That said, ride it during ERT if you can, then ride it again after dark. Front and back seats are both good; back offers more airtime, while front offers the best view of the ride as well as the shed. I can't help you with Valravn, since I haven't been to CP since 2014. 4) Near KI, just the usual suspects. Waffle House across the road from the Super 8 and McDonald's on Kings Mills Road are both open 24 hours. There's a Taco Bell nearby, but I don't know what time their dining room closes (though the drive-through ought to be open plenty late enough). South of the park, I'm not really sure what options there would be in that direction. I know there's a Steak 'n Shake at the Fields-Ertel exit, but I've heard negative reviews of that place, so I wouldn't recommend it. Again, can't help you with CP.
  12. Which Coaster needs a Paint Job?

    True. It has gotten quite rough to the point that if I'm not careful, it can leave me with a headache.
  13. Question about bring-a-friend days

    As PKIVortex said, the price of the special bring-a-friend days varies from year to year, but somewhere in the vicinity of $20 is a reasonable guess until we get an official announcement.
  14. Question about bring-a-friend days

    Typically you purchase the ticket at the ticket window that day. They scan your pass to confirm it's valid and hasn't exceeded the limit for the day (if there is a limit), then sell you the ticket. If the friend is paying for their own ticket, you can go to the window together and they can pay after your pass is verified.
  15. Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    I believe you just invented this season's chant. I'm totally using that. Move over, Diamond Stack. Diamond Black is here to take your place!