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  1. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    Awesome! KI will get at least 3 records then: Highest, fastest Hyper and only park with two B&M hypers!
  2. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    ^^^Yes, but if it doesn't measure 300 or more feet from the apex of the lift directly below it to the ground, it is not a giga. It may have a giga drop because it drops down a hillside, but it will not have giga height. Hopefully, this isn't the case.
  3. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    Do you think the possibility for a 330 + drop is there? Considering the ravine looks to be about 30'-40' deep.
  4. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    Ha! I remember that.
  5. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    Depends where the measurement takes place. If the height measurement is taken directly below the apex of the lift down to ground, or if the elevation changes x amount of feet ahead of the apex so the curvature of the track can drop in to get the extra footage, if that makes sense. In the latter case, the drop would be 300 feet long, but it wouldn't be 300' high.
  6. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    I hope they are not using the ravine/swell to get the extra 20-30 feet to get the 300 foot drop. In my eyes, that would not be a true giga.
  7. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    I was looking more closely at the clearing yesterday and there is a 20-30 foot ravine right where the drop appears to placed.
  8. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    "stupidest things that the enthusiast community ever produced" ? Wow! It seems like you are getting very emotional about this. I am stating my opinion from actual stats of rides. I see nothing to back your argument that deals with facts. Also, I think you're still missing the point. I'm not upset we are possibly getting a giga, i' m upset with the possibility that KI is going to get something that could've been done better, especially with all of the land it has to work with. Please keep in mind that everyone on here is entitled to their opinion and just because you don't agree with it, doesn't give you the right to let your emotions get the best of you by being rude. Just remember we are all KI fans here.
  9. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    I think they'll start in June or early July.
  10. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    Banshee and DB weren't major record breakers in their respective coaster categories, unless you want count to an inverted roller coaster length record that most people do not care about. Why do you think they didn't spend the extra money to go highest and fastest with Banshee? It probably would not have cost significantly more. Well, because they didn't want to break Wicked Twister's height and speed record for inverted coasters AND they didn't want to go higher than GateKeeper, which is similar ride due to similar restraints, etc. that opened a year earlier. Yes, Banshee is only 3 feet less in height than GateKeeper, but to me this minimal height differential is more obvious in how it is intentional than not. Why? Because it shows how CF kept these coasters at a minimum height apart to minimize cost and to maximize marketability to boast superior height and speed, albeit by only small amounts. I guess some people will agree and some won't, but nevertheless, what I'm stating here are statistics that are factual. It's not too difficult to sell this if you look at the numbers because it pretty much sells itself.
  11. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    It wouldn't diminish Carowinds. It would diminish CP. Per capita spending at CP is higher than KI. CF wants CP to remain what it is, The Roller Coaster Capital, which gets people to go there from afar. Building something larger than Fury would take away from that. Unfortunately, KI is stuck in the middle. Don't get me wrong, KI is still one of the best parks in NA, but unfortunately it's just not in CF's game-plan to make KI into what it's trying to create with Carowinds and been doing with CP.
  12. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    It's not just "the timeline" you speak of. It's the fact that management has said they want to invest more in the two aforementioned parks to keep CP what it's been, and to make Carowinds the thrill capital of the south. They have mentioned this on multiple occasions. Once again, I'll maintain what i've always said, KI will continue to receive very good additions from CF, they probably will not receive many record breaking attractions though.
  13. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    How many feet between Levi's lift footers?
  14. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    I agree. I think that is why the RMC owner was possibly spotted there last year.
  15. kirbias1

    Decoding 2020

    Carowinds went bigger the year after DB opened in 2009 when they built their hyper coaster- Intimidator in 2010. Intimidator is higher and longer than DB. When Banshee was built in 2014, it was a very good KI addition, but in 2015, Carowinds built the highest, fastest Giga in world- Fury 325. In 2017 KI made yet another good, but not great addition IMO with Mystic Timbers. The following year CP opened Steel Vengeance, which IS a great addition. CP management have said that they want to invest more at these parks due to per capita spending and market capability, etc. I still think KI could push the 4 million attendance mark with all of it's potential being so close to so many other major markets though.
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