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Shawn Meyer

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  1. I don't understand why some people hate on Orion at times. I might be the only one who applauds Kings Island and B&M for creating something different with the GIGA design. I love the fact that in height, it's almost 300 feet, but then you make up for it with the 300 foot drop. I love that! Both air hills provide a different sensation of airtime with the speed hill and floater air time hill. Yes, it could be a little longer, but the park did spend $25 million or so on Orion. The price of steel is on the rise, so it's easy for us fanboys to envision spending the parks money. I might also be the only one that says this on here, but I like Orion slightly a little more than Diamondback.
  2. I don't know if this idea makes any sense or not, but it's nice to have Congo falls on a nice hot day. However I don't think it's in a good spot there where it currently is. If tearing up concrete wasn't expensive, I'd say relocate Congo falls over where Vortex used to be. I know that would get pretty pricey to smash concrete and then relay concrete in a new spot, but Congo falls might get better ridership there. This would also open the door for a possible ferris wheel in the same plot of land.
  3. I know this topic was more popular back in February, but I want to bring it back. Last time I was at Kings Island back in July, they seemed like they had low inventory on T-shirts. It also seemed this way at Cedar Point on my last visit a couple weeks ago. Is this normal for Cedar Fair this time of year? Are they possibly generating new T-Shirt designs and/or getting more merchandise?
  4. I hope it stays for a long time. It's a great beginner roller coaster for kids in the family.
  5. When will more details be announced for the 50th anniversary? I know a lot of fans are hoping they repave the parking lot for Kings Island next year.
  6. ^ I see you guy's point there, but If you send it a smaller park like Michigan's Adventure, they might gain more fan base for a ride like Wicked Twister because it's something new to the fans up there. Yes, I get the maintenance cost issues part, but a park like them might not care and would welcome it just because it's a new roller coaster. Take Demon Drop for example.
  7. Tear it down and relocate Congo falls over there. Congo falls where it's at seems far away from the rest of the water rides. Yes I know this would involve pouring new concrete, but it would be worth it in my opinion.
  8. ^ And If The Beast was created with his same layout, but created by GCI who knows how great a ride that would be! I'm not saying Kings Island should re-build The Beast, but just saying how cool that would be. Rest in peace Charles Dinn and God Bless you and your family!
  9. Anyone hear any rumors about Dorney still getting that Gravity Group wooden shuttle coaster?
  10. I had a question for anyone who might have worked Kings Island or knows the story behind this. On a busy day, you expect all three trains to be on the track for The Beast and all top roller coasters at Kings Island. Well this past Sunday, there wasn't that much of a crowd and a lot of rides were walk-on. My question is why run all three trains when you don't have to? The Beast ran 3 trains on Sunday, but they only really needed 2. I've seen Cedar Point run 2 trains on certain rides if the park is slow, but then there are certain rides they do run all three trains when they could save the wear and tear on the third train. I hope this question makes sense.
  11. Indyguy, I'm here in the park today.
  12. Who was the guest speaker today?
  13. It's good to see that the Rivertown freestyle is actually open. I know everyone is talking about other things right now, but to me that's a good sign. Hopefully, it's like that in two weeks when I go next.
  14. Just out of curiosity, do people still like The Beast? I seen a lot of people complaining on the facebook page - Kings Island season passholders, about how it needs re-tracked or RMC treatment. Please God don't let them RMC The Beast! It just celebrated 40 years a couple years ago too so I would hate to see it get RMC. If anything, have gravity group do some work to it like they did to Racer in the off-season.
  15. ^ They should have kept those. That is a staple now for Kings Island and The Beast. Boo!
  16. Anyone see my comment above? I made great points.
  17. My sister thinks Kings Island should add a couple flat rides in between years that they decide to build a roller coaster. I agree a little and here's why. Yes, we need a new roller coaster to replace Vortex down the road. However, it might not be in the park's budget right now so adding a smaller flat ride the whole family could enjoy would work well. The other part of me that agrees with my sister is, when paramount owned Kings Island there was more charm and excitement in the line-up they already had. Back when we were kids, we didn't care about record breaking rides because the collection Kings Island had was fun for the whole family. I could write an essay on how much I loved Kings Island as a kid to now, but I won't do that on here.
  18. Is it possible that Kings Island could work with Mason police to patrol that particular area? That might scare the teens off. Also this is a dumb suggestion for the teens. If I was a teenager, and I saw these warnings around the park and parking lot, wouldn't it be best to pick a fight somewhere off property? If it were me, I'd find an abandoned property and fight there. But since I'm older now, I would suggest they install a couple cameras; maybe have extra security to patrol certain areas such as the drop off area.
  19. I have a math question for someone who is good at math here. I'm 36 years of age now, but have been going to the park for 21 years of my life. I've never counted how many laps on The Beast that I have since I was a kid, but trying to make an estimated guess. I have been keeping track of how many laps I have on Banshee though. I have 116 laps on Banshee since she debuted in 2014(7 years). If I have that many laps on Banshee in 7 years, how many probable laps do you think I may have on The Beast?
  20. Overheard a lady talking to her kids after a ride on Diamondback saying how Backlot Stunt Coaster has been around since 1989. I think she has the wrong park and ride lol
  21. They should fix the parking lot for 2022. At least paint new lines on the pavement.
  22. ^ I mentioned that to a friend last weekend. They ought to build a gerstlauer at a smaller park like Michigan's Adventure just to see how well it does. If it goes well, they could start building more of them on their properties. I'm still on board for wanting a B&M floorless roller coaster someday at Kings Island.
  23. I couldn't have said it better myself. I was never a fan of Son of Beast; sorry to to those I offended on here. Banshee just provides that unique thrill factor that had been lacking in that area of the park since SOB closed down in 2009 and ultimately being demolished later. Plus I love those restraints that B&M provides now in days. I wish Rougarou could have had that same style, but that's another topic and longs story.
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