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About purdude86

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  1. What could 2018 bring KI

    I always felt a steeplechase coaster could be a great addition. The style of the ride and horse themed vehicles would make for a nice fit for both Rivertown and Coney Mall as well and make a nice transitional type theme and attration that straddles the two. Could be a fun multi launch twister style layout as well.
  2. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Yea the edges are to clean and neat to be jsut melting would be more uneven then. STill don't necessarily think it means anything though.
  3. Best B&M Invert

    I've only been on a handful of B&M Inverts but my top 3 woudl probably be: 1 - Banshee 2 - DC - Chinese Fireball 3 - DC - Hungarian Horntail The only other one I've been on is Raptor and while it's fun it's also pretty rough. Finally get to ride Montu later this year and see where it lands on the list
  4. Are Standup Coasters Dead?

    I’ve only ridden King Cobra and Mantis for stand ups. Loved King Cobra (aside from the time I got stuck on the lift hill riding it), but Mantis I couldn’t wait to get off. The first portion of it was great but the forces from the second half were not comfortable for my legs.
  5. Ban the single rider line

    I don’t see any issue with a group using the single rider line. They aren’t cutting the main line they are just choosing to ride separately instead of together to try to get on sooner. The line isn’t made for only single individuals by themselves to get into but to provide a line of people to fill single vacant seats to have trains at full capacity. So you can hop in the regular line as a group and ride together or hop in single rider and have a chance at a shorter wait and ride with a stranger. They aren’t doing anything against the rules by using that option.
  6. Big Coasters In Future?

    Yea that’d be a good one as well for a big thrill coasterbthat can fit in a compact space. Plus can give it more cars if needed to up capacity too. Like 4 or 5 to get 16-20 per trains which wouldn’t be too bad. Be higher capacity than BLSC or Invertigo
  7. Expand X-Base?

    Agreed. I rode an S&S Screamin' Swing for the first time last weekend and it was a lot of fun. Very thrilling but something the whole family can enjoy at the same time. Think it would go great in that space between FoF and Racer. Think that is the best area for a small expansion right now as it would require the least amount of work. Could add in some restrooms In that area as well and maybe a food stand. It would be pretty easy to theme it to a test flight theme to fit the area as well.
  8. Dollywood Trip 10/21/17

    Looks great. Will be heading here Saturday for the first time and can’t wait.
  9. Haunt 2017

    I believe the shot glass was from the skeleton key room at Delta Delta Die. Remember going through it and the skeleton key room had us blind folded and given a shot of something to drink. Don’t recall what the shot glass was but it could have been it.
  10. Would love to see them put something new in there and theme it to a mineshaft. Makes perfect sense for the area and would fit in well.
  11. Could make a good addition to Animal Kingdom with the Tarzan theme or just a general jungle theme. Maybe could be a new e-ticket for an Amazon section in a South America land. Can easily see a Spider-Man themed ride go into the other parks with it. Looks like it would be a fun ride.
  12. Things Paramount got right/wrong

    YEa Cut Throat Cove was where Diamondback's entry plaza is now. Though it did relocate to the Biergarten for a little bit beofre retiring. And I do really miss those buildings and theming around Diamondback's plaza, but do think it loosk good still with the station and gift shop, jsut wish Red's had a more WEstern-esque exterior to fit in with the other stuff more. As for Swan Lake, while it is more dynamic with the splashdowna nd not as calming I don't feel that the overall view has changed a ton. The biggest difference is jsut the lack of more larger trees on the edge of the bank nearer Diamondback's queue
  13. Is this Kings Islands 2018 ride?

    I don't think capactiy is too bad for a flat ride with this. Looks like it coudl hold about 32 people. Surf Dog, Woodstock Gliders, Scrambler, Monster, etc. all don't have that many seats. So woudl jsut depend on how long the ride cycle was but could make it similar to Surf Dog. Plus it looks liek it woudl be an impressive looking ride with a small foot print. That said there are many other flat rides I'd rather see instead of this though as well.
  14. What could 2018 bring KI

    I think with the barrel theme of the ride it woudl be a great addition to Oktoberfest. Be like a suped up Der Spinning Keggers.
  15. Winterfest 2017 Attraction Lineup Announced

    Yea I'm actually more surprised about those being closed than FoF. At first was kind of surprised FoF was closed but figured that with it closed they can block off that entire area and as others mentioned dealing with the loose articles could be a pain with all the additional jackets and things people will have. But sinc emost of Planet Snoopy is open surprised that those two aren't open as they are good fmaily level rides (especailly Surf Dog) and be rides that all ages could enjoy.