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  1. This is where we draw a line, sir. Terp was one of the most well-informed, if not the most, members of our forums. He never claimed to necessarily have inside knowledge or anything but his knowings of the inside of the industry were deep. A truly missed part of the action here on KICentral!
  2. Personally always been a fan of I-305's supports. They just make the ride look so massive and intimidating (pun partially intended).
  3. The park said in an interview that it’s a 50 degree lift hill. You realize how steep that is, right?
  4. While enthusiasts make up a very very tiny percent of customers, they are a very vocal set of customers, a set that it is usually not wise to mishandle.
  5. Not that Kings Island or Cedar Fair particularly care about preservation and historical legacies of rides when making decisions but.... You guys should take a look at how Efteling retracked most of Python, their Arrow looper, a few years back. KI could've done something similar to the Python transformation with leaving the lift, drop, and brake run while retracking the rest of the ride. By all accounts, Python's retrack was a success and the ride is much smoother now. https://www.efteling.com/en/press/eftelings-python-roller-coaster-with-loops-re-opens-to-visitors/ The park went with a company called CSM Manufacturing, but I've also heard that Vekoma was willing to do the job (presumably with their new track design) but at a much higher cost.
  6. I’ve ridden it quite a bit this season but honestly can’t seem to remember paying attention to whether or not Vortex still has on-ride photos? Was wanting to get a few Sunday. Can anyone clarify?
  7. ^ I have not yet seen the park state anywhere that they plan on “demolishing” or “tearing down” Vortex. If anything, they’ve specifically stuck with the use of the word “Retiring”.
  8. I know many of you are new here, but as CoastersRZ mentioned above, The Interpreter often mentioned this merger / acquisition, and told us that it was on the horizon for sooner than later. He predicted this long ago, and as for his reasoning, it all makes sense now. Just a side note here, but if any of you think this wont happen, you may be right. For now. But it will come back up, and eventually, chances are that this will be a thing.
  9. Someone should check out Kings Island’s tweet from a year ago today....Interesting to say the least....
  10. What are you talking about?? Cincinnati is in the tri-state area. If you aren't familiar with the Cincinnati area, it borders both Kentucky, and Indiana, and is split by the Ohio River. There is nothing "stupid" about the tweet. As anyone familiar with Cincinnati would understand, the connections between Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio run very deep in the area.
  11. Jersey Devil looks like an outstanding addition for NJFTP. Maybe we could call up Great Adventure and ask them to trade 2020 coasters with us.....
  12. Have had information passed along to me about this piece years ago. Can’t remember much though. If I recall correctly, someone else on this site actually managed to get ahold of one of these many years ago and also had a story to go with it. Finding that thread could be a shot in the dark, as it may have been tucked into another thread and not in its own. Great to see another one of these floating around!
  13. I’d say it’s much better to get a sub-$5 million investment than to get absolutely nothing, as Cedar Fair seems to think is appropriate for their “smaller” parks.
  14. Exactly my thoughts. Really there should be one general thread for all of the Orion construction, updates, and discussion. Trying to sift through so many threads is quite difficult.
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