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About VortexBFForever

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    Either at KI, at school, or at home in Xenia, OH
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    Computers, technology, and, of course, thrill rides. I <3 Dollywood and Kings Island!
    Vortex/WindSeeker Ride Operator 2017-2019. R.I.P. Vortex.

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  1. As much as I enjoy and appreciate Orion, Diamondback, and Banshee, I do not want a B&M in Vortex's space. I personally hope for Vortex's successor to feature a handful of inversions with a lower height requirement (48") as I know from my experience working at Vortex that a lot of young thrill-seekers set foot inside Kings Island. Dare I say that it MUST be as photogenic as Vortex was, in its own way. Bonus points if it breaks a record! Right now, a Mack multi-launch has my vote. Granted, I have not yet ridden one, but Copperhead Strike looks fun (and photogenic) and I hope to visit Ca
  2. Thanks to a several-minute-long station stop, my highest score on Boo so far is 6240, on August 23, 2020. Part of this may have to do with the fact that part of my job is maintaining and testing the blasters...
  3. BUMP! And here we are, ft. the wonderful MultiQuote feature, in January 2021. Let's see how this topic aged! And yes, it was just a rumor at that time. Thankfully. Soon is a subjective term... Vortex lived for 7 more years. Close enough We Vortex fans thankfully got that chance, with a month's notice. Hey look, my own take on it! Yes, Vortex operated for at least a few years to come; yes, I worked on Vortex (for three years, 2017-2019!); and yes, I was crying when we lost Vortex, albeit in varying degrees since the e
  4. If you want to get super technical, Vortex has -1 years left. In all seriousness, I really miss it.
  5. Tsunami at Scene75 Dayton on January 2. Before then, it was a front seat night ride on The Beast on November 1!
  6. I have multiple other favorites for various reasons, but Orion has already proven itself as a favorite. I started working in maintenance as it was being built and I got to put sound equipment on it, so basically I helped build Orion! I had wished for a B&M giga to come to KI for some time, so Orion was literally a wish come true. When I felt sad over Vortex's demo, I could look over at Orion and see what was new, and watching its test cycles was a reminder to me (and later a lot of us) that things were going to be all right. Orion became so special to me even before it opened. As for
  7. This was mine, in response to a 2012 KIC Day trip report.
  8. Little did 2003 KIC know that they had nothing to worry about as there were still 16 more years for them to enjoy Vortex. Not to mention, Vortex was only 16 years old and people were already worried about its future?! While there is nothing wrong with speculation, I prefer to not worry or think a lot about a ride’s future because that undermines my enjoyment of that ride in the present.
  9. I think I will wait until the next time my birthday (February 25) is on a Saturday, as well as when I have started attending Cedar Point more than twice in a year so I can appreciate Winter Chill Out a little more. I wonder what sold out faster: Winter Chill Out 2021 tickets or the online Vortex track slice kit sale on November 10, 2020?
  10. I do not have a worst, but back when I was just getting into roller coasters, Blue Racer was at the bottom of my list. My first ride (not sure which seat but it was probably a wheel seat) had so much roughness and jackhammering that it turned me off for a few years. That ride was in 2008 and I didn't start riding it again until 2011. Even then, I would not ride that often or would ride the Red side...until last year (2020). I had my best Racer rides ever last year. Red was still pretty good, but Blue was consistently exceeding my expectations of how smooth it was (not to mention it would
  11. It was nice to meet you! Now to see if I can catch up to your count...only a 58-ride difference.
  12. Public domain and Shutterstock have not served them well... Of all the rides on the list, Valravn is the only one with a matching picture! It's almost like they shouldn't rely exclusively on stock photos!
  13. As someone who delights in accruing unconventionally high ride counts, I took Orion's 300-foot plunge 219 times. I don't have all-season Fast Lane, for those of you who may be wondering, though every once in a while I buy it if I have friends visiting and getting it too. 60 of those times were in the same day, as I did a day-long marathon on August 10 to pay homage to my previous day-long marathon on Vortex on August 9, 2019. Dare I say it, but Orion could be the first ride to match my Vortex ride count (1221 1/3), if my 334-ride WindSeeker count doesn't get there first!
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