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  1. medford

    Decoding 2020

    What if I told you that most people already consider KI a major thrill park?
  2. medford

    Decoding 2020

    What if Flight of Fear gets renamed to Orion or Polaris, while the giga takes the other name? Then incorporate a new sign that has both rides themed together as you are entering that part of the park? Regarding the path behind the games, IIRC there is a decent amount of elevation change back there, I don't think its as easy as it looks.
  3. medford

    Decoding 2020

    The lack of conduit stubbing up thru the pad makes me doubt this could be a maintenance shed (plus it feels relatively small for a maintenance shed. Transfer track? Possibly as the electric could come up the side later and trenched/installed later, but based upon the locaiton, I doubt that. Restaurant? no way: no plumbing. Maintenance/seasonal storage, good possibility. Haunt - maybe. Could be an offseason storage spot for the new tiques....
  4. medford

    Decoding 2020

    I'll venture a guess and say its delivering mixed concrete to KI
  5. medford

    Decoding 2020

    The issue isn't Coney Bar B Que, subway, or any other food options in that area, the issue is that would be a dead end of an area, an area quickly forgotten by patrons and underutilized. If you reworked the ladder game, you might be able to make a path out of it, but there is some terrain elevation to deal with in that area that doesn't make it ideal for guests. Plus, if it was a restaurant, you'd see electric, plumbing, sanitary, etc.. all being run to the pad. Most likely, its some sort of shelter for item or equipment storage. Something that doesn't need power or plumbing
  6. medford

    Decoding 2020

    Sure.... coasters, coasters, giga, giga, hoping, wishing, darning, cursing. In other words, nothing noteworthy, just more speculation, hoping and darning of the leaked plans.
  7. I was once told it was because the water was stagnant, stinky and promoted a bunch of bugs.... no idea if that is the truth, But I'd love to see a water feature (fountain) put back in around the base where all the cables tie in, pump it back to the mill feature on the station to get water flowing there...
  8. medford

    Decoding 2020

    thanks bsbmx, seems like people were talking about a 45 degree lift almost immediately, before heights were even calculated, but perhaps I'm just remember wrong. I'm on the side of believing the submitted footing plans, but part of me thinks that if I was Cedar Fair, I'd try my darnedest to troll people trying to figure things out early. I'd want everyone to think one thing is for certain, then make them start questioning themselves each step of the way. I'd be all about playing games with their minds wherever possible
  9. medford

    Decoding 2020

    But why was it hoped for 45 degrees? I always assumed that is the angle on Fury and Leviathan, but haven't seen anything to confirm that. My only point is why would the lift angle be less than fury or leviathan? As far as playing games; its not that tough, if they are inclined. Submit a set of plans to get approved, then immediately submit a set of "engineered changes" to the same documents. There is a fee involved, but resubmitting plans is a normal process in construction; if KI wanted to, they could, would the city go along while still not bending any rules???? No clue, but mainly I was interested in that lift angle and how people got to 45 degrees. If Leviathan and Fury were both 40 degrees, then I'd expect this one to be at least that as well, while perhaps hoping for something steeper.
  10. medford

    Decoding 2020

    Question: Based upon earlier posts, it seemed to assume that the lift hill would be a 45 Degree ascent. Was the lift ascent on Fury and Leviathan? If that is the case, why would B&M alter their ascent angle to make it shallower? Neither Fury nor Leviathan has had problems with their left ascent that I'm aware of. It would seem if the goal was to reach a certain height, the quicker they reach that height, the cheaper it would be as the lift wouldn't be as stretched out, chain would be shorter, etc.. (though perhaps more wear on the motor?) anyhoo, if the scale on the front drawing is indeed incorrect, or at least doesn't match what is posted in the coordinates on the footings as some have said, how are we sure we can trust that detail that shows the lift ascent angle? Is it possible that the leaked plans are an "early approved set" that is then followed up by an "engineering change" marked set of plans that the public has not seen? To what extent would KI & Cedar Fair go to "throw us off". Somewhere there is a set of drawings that contain the rest of the footings on this ride, perhaps we are only seeing what "they want us to see". Just a random thought when thinking of that detail and how everyone assumed early on the lift would have a 45 degree ascent.
  11. medford

    Decoding 2020

    never said you couldn't criticize it; though its kind of tough to criticize something we haven't seen officially yet, much less rode. I'm just saying, in the end, if you don't like it, don't ride it. I haven't riden Drop Tower but once in my life; I haven't been on Invertigo in a decade. 1 person shorter lines for those that do enjoy them.
  12. medford

    Decoding 2020

    Easy solution... If you don't like it, don't ride it. One less person in front of me
  13. medford

    Decoding 2020

    I've sat in plenty of design meetings with architects, structural engineers, and project managers and have heard them called both footings and footers; everyone knows what they are talking about and moves forward. The amount of times this gets corrected here is infinietly more than the amount of times it gets corrected out in the field.
  14. medford

    Decoding 2020

    gotta leave at least 1 around to dig footers. I imagine footer digging isn't too far behind at this point.
  15. medford

    Decoding 2020

    I would not expect any more major clearing at this point. Those machines and people have already been on site, cleared what they were supposed to cleared and by the pictures above graded the site. The clearing equipment has likely already been pulled off site and moved to the next project. The last thing you want to do is mobilize twice on a construction project, get your stuff there, get your work done, get out of the way for the next trades to do their work. Aside from some light brush clearing; I doubt we see any major clearings for this project moving forward. It is what it is.
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