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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.


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tuxedoman52 last won the day on October 17 2016

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  1. Wow. Surprised to see Gravity Group on the project after GCI did such a good job. I would speculate it came down to cost. Hopefully the banked turned towards the final bunny hills is reprofiled. It was always a little funky. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  2. I have been on Orion 16 times. I'd guess I'll be at about 25 by the end of next year as I'll be gone from Ohio for the summer. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. Or, the back wheel assembly had failed somewhere throughout the ride layout and eventually jammed up on the lift hill. The operator watching the train on the cameras could've seen the catwalk bend and E-stopped the ride, or a maintenance person watching from the lift could've radioed in to the operator to stop the lift. Just another theory.
  4. Yep, definitely not much structural issues to be noted here besides the catwalk. Can't believe this coaster is 23 years old on its third set of trains. Also, @gforce1994, where did you hear the train rolled back? I'm not denying it all I heard was one car partially derailed on the lift hill.
  5. What a statement! Glad we already know what we're getting in the future. So, magic 8 ball, when is this Dive Coaster arriving?
  6. A dual-station with 3 trains wouldn't be awful with capacity. Does anyone know how the newer B&M flyers are on reliability? I know the Superman clones leave something to be desired.
  7. When I visited Six Flags Over Georgia last Friday, Superman went down three separate times during my visit, including while I was on the ride in the station. I train must've misaligned when it arrived in the station, because the locking pins that keep the train in the flying position while in motion wouldn't engage. It's not very comfortable being in the flying position for 10 minutes waiting for maintenance to arrive.
  8. It's very difficult to have the ideal "enthusiast's day" at Cedar Point due to the large crowds they attract. As far as decent rides that are almost guaranteed to have a short line, you only get to deal with Rougarou, Gemini, and sometimes Magnum/Wicked Twister. Fast Lane is almost a must for every CP visit, but will still have you wait upwards of 30 minutes for Maverick and Steel Vengeance, especially the latter. Kings Island occasionally draws massive crowds that make every ride a long wait, but much less often. Up until this year (of course due to capacity restrictions), you were able to ab
  9. https://KICentral.com/forums/index.php?/topic/37340-the-racer-2020-off-season-track-work/ Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. Premier Spaghetti Bowls take the cake for me.
  11. RMC has really smoothed out their transitions. IG's elements seem more drawn out and smooth compared to some of its counterparts with quick jolts in one direction or the other. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  12. Orion crew was incredible every single day. Capacity was awesome all things considered. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. When was AE closed? I rode it last Sunday night and didn't notice a difference. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  14. Yep, agreed. Vortex was painted throughout the beginning of the 2002 season. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  15. For anyone interested, that channel also posted the upscaled POV of The Beast. Notice the skid brakes. Pinch brakes were added in the next off season, while magnetic trims came about during August of 2002. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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