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Everything posted by rhit2004

  1. It looks like details have started to appear on the King's Island Webpage. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/events/plan-a-visit/events-and-promotions/Coasting-for-Kids-4-4-12-39
  2. I was really impressed with the extended in-line roll. It almost feels like the coaster is going to stall out and you get the falling out sensation opposed to massive downward g's. I also like how it seems to sort of throw you off balance as it feels like it twists/rotates the "wrong" direction (I think it is opposite of the turnaround spiral and instead matches the subsequent carousel helix).
  3. I wonder if that new area behind Delirium is queue overflow for Banshee. I think the queue will extend beyond the entrance plaza quite frequently this season (Diamondback still spills out into Rivertown) and instead of awkwardly snaking around they can have that reserve area with additional queue railing.
  4. There is likely a photo credit in the first couple pages which might identify the coaster.
  5. From the photo in that video of CJ, it appears there are 4 track supports laying on the ground ready for installation.
  6. I believe the gift shop for Banshee is actually the first floor of the station and would thus not show in the station renderings.
  7. I think they are just getting all the work done around the station/queue so they can build the station and queue without having steel erectors in the way. Once the lift hill loop is installed the track construction work will all be taking place away from the station/queue.
  8. Thanks for the video Don. It looks much bigger with people in the frame for size reference. This is going to be one heck of a ride. I can't wait for the hill to start going vertical.
  9. Where is a pic of restraints? [youtube link] Cant view youtube at work :-(
  10. Channel 5 (WLWT) is teasing the blueprints for tonight's 11:00 newscast.
  11. Land clearing did begin in 1977, but the construction of the ride did not begin until this date in 1978. The name of the ride wasn't announced until February 6, 1979. They cleared the land for "ride speculated to be called Banshee" in September 2012, construction began in 2013 .... I guess we will get official confirmation of the name on February 6, 2014 if The Beast schedule holds.
  12. I signed up on March 6th for this years event --- this should give a frame of reference of when registration is open. I don't think it closed until a couple months later.
  13. All I remember is that they looked very similar to what I see on the DB trains. They may or may have not been identical though, I'm really not sure. But if what I saw is indeed destined for Kings Island, I think I can pretty much rule out the possibility of an invert. I have never seen an invert with trains that have anything that looks like what I saw. I would not expect trains to be in the process of delivery for the 2014 addition yet --- unless there is something odd/special about the trains and they want a prototype onsite for the announcement.
  14. The Bat --- B&M Invert. I think you might be onto something.
  15. To maintain a trademark registration you must actually USE the mark in interstate commerce. They likely filed an intent to use application previously and then never actually used it thus allowing the application to lapse.
  16. A couple videos I took at Coasting for Kids this year. They are from pretty late in the day (approx. 3:30 I think).
  17. People are going to be really upset if it really is just a campground and the footers are for the separate park entrance for campground guests.
  18. Hahah thanks! I just find it such an eye sore to leave the station there floating in the air especially if that area is getting revamped. Can we get more to decode please Don?! This is a bit fun!!! Well -- the speculation is that the new ride has a haunted type theme. The station can be used this year as a Haunt attraction like has it been the last couple years ... then in 2014 it is still used as a Haunt attraction but as the station for a roller coaster with a haunted type theme. Don's statement then holds up. He never said it would be the same attraction in 2013 and 2014.
  19. I went home and puked. Sat on the couch --- took one bite of food --- ran to the bathroom. I think my brain/inner ear could not handle the lack of movement (I think dehydration and the sun did not help). My numbers were not quite as impressive. Diamondback - 12; The Racer - 63 ; Flight Deck - 1 = 76 circuits for the day (Was in the group that missed The Beast due to the sensor issue) The POWER HOUR on The Racer was fun. Although I chose poorly on my seat -- I jumped into a wheel seat not realizing Power Hour was starting. I can't wait for next year. I learned a lot this year and will be better prepared.
  20. I whole-heartedly agree. I think SOB is one of the best roller coasters I have ever been on. I enjoyed the rough, crazy, and out of control feeling of the ride.
  21. Sweet ... a new Yogi Bear themed kiddie ride.
  22. I waited about 7-8 hours for SOB on its scheduled opening day in 2000.
  23. Less than 2 months out ... I am getting excited.
  24. Have you tried closing your eyes? Touche --- you make a valid point. I guess if I want it completely dark I could just close my eyes.
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