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  1. 57 minutes ago, KI FANATIC 37 said:

    That light package is amazing. I thought Banshee's was top notch, but this takes the cake! Props to Kings Island!

    If we learned from Banshee, then we know we probably have about 1 year worth of all of this lighting working before it starts to go bad. Note that now next to none of Banshee's lighting works now.

  2. I've kinda threw out there that I think a copperhead type of ride would work well in that area. I get that Backlot is right there, but I think the park could do with a new launch coaster. Or they could use Mack with a lift hill.

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  3. I'm hopeful to see closure and the park releasing a video within the next few days. I know the park is celebrating Orion's first test runs and achievements, but some closure is needed on Vortex still. 

    Just think... Orion tested while parts of Vortex were still standing tall.

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  4. On 1/29/2020 at 10:11 AM, Waltny said:

    0945 this morning. All major landmarks that can be seen outside the park look to be in place.




    On 2/24/2020 at 1:25 PM, Waltny said:


    Such a drastic difference over the period of 1 month...

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  5. I think they will be finished with track work by the last week of January, Afterwards the entire month of February and March will be the bulk of the testing phases. Trains are already arriving at the park, and I would not doubt that most of the electronic equipment has been completed. With the exception of the  Trim Brake on the Big Hill.

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  6. The one thing I got out of that was exactly how the construction site looked, and also when the ride may be topped off (Which I'm thinking tomorrow morning) I saw the piece ready to go at the bottom of the brake run with Great White ready to hoist it up.

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  7. On 10/31/2019 at 5:19 PM, silver2005 said:

    It vibrates a lot, but I wouldn't call it rough. And there's not much you can do about the MCBR.  The way it works, it has to stay there until the train in the unload station is clear, so if you have a slow unload like it tends to do, its likely to stop there, which is awkward in the first 2 cars.  

    Other than that, I enjoy it a bunch still. 

    That's actually false. There is one block before Unload that can be used if a train is still at unload. 

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  8. 7 hours ago, Hueney020 said:

    I feel like these pictures perfectly show how much Orion’s drop is near vertical compared to Leviathan’s drop already. I can not wait to see more drop installed and how much of the hill will be 85°. I actually remember most renderings saying that the drop would only be a maximum 80° if I remember correctly I think some said 78° no one thought it would be 85°. Which is kinda nice to know since that is one thing the blueprints didn’t tell us. 

    No renderings or anything ever told us how steep it would be. Only thing announcing the angle of decent is from Dayton Daily News and that was 85°

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  9. 11 minutes ago, Klabergian Empire said:

    Has anyone considered maybe the park would hold off on topping off until opening weekend for Winterfest so they can attract crowds for it?

    Doubt it, construction schedule wouldn't make sense to do that. It'll most likely be done this week.

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  10. When they get the next piece of supports together and add it to the track, that can be left free-standing as the track is supporting the support, and vise-versa. It's the crown that will have to be placed together with both cranes for support and to bolt down. 

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