Posts posted by Dom497
I don't know if this has been brought up but all the trees in the picture are "falling" to the same side.....almost like they are being blown over. WindSeeker V2?
I've never been to KI so forgive me. Where is this fence? Is it blocking a large enough area for it to be some sort of coaster? I'm leaning towards a dark ride with VR technology since Cedar Fair has said that they are looking at combining VR and a dark ride.
I am going to throw all of my evidence that proves this layout wrong. Number 1, the supports are all wrong. Compare the turn to Oblivion the Dark Hole. There aren't enough supports. Two, the ride layout has no station, transfer room, stairs, brakes or anything in any recent layout. Three (sketchy), this logo is too detailed too come from Cedar Fair. Cedar Fair has never used a logo this detailed. The most detailed they have designed is Banshee and it looks like a circle compared to this raven. This is just my opinion and conclusion.
You have to realize that these images are coming from an app designed to run on a phone. When the VR is running, the layout has to rendered in real time on the phone. As a result, unless you want the app to become laggy, you cannot include all the details.
Compare it to what we will likely see on announcement night, the official POV will have already been rendered, cleaned-up and perfected.
I've also never heard of someone saying the logo is too detailed....
100% a Dive Coaster. No other type of B&M coaster has two anti-rollbacks on the lift.
Kings Island has been nominated!
First they expanded rapidly and crashed and just as they recover, they start the whole cycle over again????
If Cedar Fair is going to try and do anything, I think we should look for it to happen on Mindbuster at Wonderland. Wonderland is clearly CF's common experiment grounds and Mindbuster is the perfect coaster to begin experimenting with (given its simple layout).
All they had to do was put the lift hill INSIDE the mountain and make it interactive starting there.....
So, apparently the dragon on top of that building doesn't move?
But it does breathe fire!
If it is raining at all Firehawk will almost always shut down due to parts on the rides cars that can't get wet. So a ride employee told me so don't quote that but I think it could be a good possibility.
Really? I thought all roller coasters were water proof because, you know....their out in the open...
I guess nobody here noticed the photo that was screaming "splash down"...take a good look.
For any of you dieing to see a POV of WMG, CoasterForce has posted a FULL HD *and legal* POV of the ride. You can see that the ride is clearly incomplete as there is wood still covering holes in the mountain. Also, just as the train enters the mountain, you can see the general set-up of the ride.
It was bound to happen eventually and a full POV of WMG has been posted on Youtube...and I won't link it. (SPOILER ALERT IN THE VIDEO BUT NOT THE REST OF THIS POST)To be honest, I had no idea what on earth was going on....there's no story line! Your underwater one second and you above the next. Then all of the sudden your in the dragon liar....Yes, I've never been on the ride but now watching a POV, I am kinda disappointed....I was thinking of maybe going for a day at the park (I didn't get a pass) but this video changed my mind.Also, the train entrance into the mountain looks very very unfinished....-----It's also been confirmed that the projectors only use 720p
Lots of pictures posted today of WMG's opening.
It turns out that the finale is:
A drop-track. While battling the dragon at the end of the ride, you escape by the drop track.
Some other info:
- Queue is very very short...apparently only able to hold a 30-45 minute line.
- The ride overall is apparently "short"
- The track outside the mountain is apparently a bit rough.
- Defiantly is not "better than Dinsey" (quoting what TrioTech said in August)
I didn't get a pass this year so this info is coming from members on CW Mania.
WMG will be opening TOMORROW! The first ride took place yesterday or this morning based off the picture above. The station also looks very cool!
The park has also posted a video of all the characters that are part of the ride. The animations look to be very high quality! Can't wait!!!
Still never understood how CF sold the ride but it stays on their land. Why would anyone sell anything and not make them do something with it. Still confusing.
Who care's if it stays on the land, it's not like CF is doing anything with the land anyways...Cedar Fair got there money and I'm sure that's all they care about.
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This is the best part of the article.
Got it! Thanks.
I know, that yellow track is a flyer.....
What about that "family" B&M yellow track deal, is it moreover a kid coaster? I haven't really followed it since it was sited at CSF & posted here.
Good point about the requirements though I didn't even bother to think about that
You mean the blue family coaster in China?
More pictures here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1450932#p1450932
Notice how there is no vest.
They yellow track is a Flying Coaster but I don't think anyone knows where its going. It could be going here but the last time I saw concept art for it, the track was blue.
There is a spoiler box here, but it's not obvious. The tag name is "spoiler", so the code would be
[spoiler]spoiler goes here[/spoiler]
Tried but ain't working.
I was also talking to Matcom (the company who was responsible for installing the track) and they told me a few interesting details (as well as depressing).
DISCLAIMER: All info below is coming from Matcom
Firs the bad news: The media has been reporting that the ride will be 1092 feet, however, according to Matcom, WMG is only 921 feet long (considering how slow this ride will be going during the interactive parts, 100 feet is a lot)
Also, according to Matcom, the lift hill is 65 feet high.......when the ride was first announced, Wonderland said 60 feet, then they updated that last week to 79 feet, and now we're down to 65 feet. I don't get it....
And now for the most interesting fact:
There is a 30 foot drop. On CW Mania, we've been considering a drop track is possible but there is no way to confirm that.
Also, if any of you are interested, Matcom has posted quite a few interesting construction photos throughout the winter.
^ Wow. That looks like almost a full menu, and taking the exchange rate between USD and CAD into account, those prices are barely higher than the prices at the Tim Hortons here in Xenia that I go to regularly. Color me surprised.
Some items are only a few cents more expensive but most of the stuff is the same price as outside of the park.
Also, a new video showing of testing has been posted on YouTube:
Decoding Episode II: Rivertown 2017 and the Falling Trees
in Kings Island
So I took a look at the css page: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/css/screen.css
I noticed that there is a "Scream" microsite. But the /images/structure/logo-main-scream.png is not active yet.
Probably means nothing but could the coaster/ride be named Scream? (which is a terrible name IMO)