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  1. Now that Zambezi Zinger has been announced at WoF as a GCI with Titan Track, I’d like to make somewhat of an out-there prediction for what I think could be replacing Vortex. I think we could see a massive GCI coaster (150+ feet) placed on that plot of land utilizing Titan Track to do some extreme maneuvers. I think it makes sense as Mystic Timbers was a fairly successful ride, Cedar Fair has a good working relationship with GCI, and it would be more cost effective than a brand new steel coaster. I also think we could see Titan Track used to do a vertical loop as a throwback to SoB as it would be the only element of its kind on either a hybrid or wooden coaster. I’m not up to date on park rumors so I could be entirely wrong, but that is my prediction.
  2. Theming is giving me some Hyperion vibes. Looks pretty good!
  3. Makes sense. Especially if the rumored deadline for Orion's track completion is February 1st. That would still give them two months to demo Vortex (though I doubt they'd need it).
  4. It’ll look even better than this. While it’s not the Weber group doing the theming this time, Cedar Fair additions have exceeded expectations recently in terms of theming. Mystic Timbers’ shed is pretty effective at creating an unsettling atmosphere, and Copperhead Strike’s barn has even more detail in real life than in the animation.
  5. That speed hill is the thing I envy the most for not being on Fury. That thing is going to be super cool.
  6. Glad you guys like it! Here it is in video form: I really hope they do some kind of on-board audio for the lift hill.
  7. I made a lighting package for Orion in Planet Coaster based off of Fury's:
  8. They usually get Sundays off, so I would think not. However, I think it’s likely the speed hill gets completed by the end of the upcoming week.
  9. No way, Diamondback doesn’t have that parabolic arching in the way that Orion does. If that first hill doesn’t provide sideways airtime, this one will unquestionably provide it in spades.
  10. I uploaded my prediction from May to the steam workshop if anyone wants an Orion blueprint: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1943535571&searchtext=Orion
  11. With its proximity to Rivertown, I would theme it to a mine train. I know the park has Adventure Express, but I think you could do a really neat coal mine theme. You don’t even have to remove the fire effects, theme it to dynamite going off like Firechaser Express.
  12. To me, it looks more like a dive loop than the treble clef, but without an inversion (non-inverted dive loop). I also feel that the “wave turn” is more of a Stengel Dive than a wave turn, since the airtime is more vertical than lateral.
  13. It’s actually pretty similar in shaping to the treble clef on Fury, particularly with the shaping on the arc.
  14. I’m not suggesting a full retrack, but just the sections of track that have the highest levels of stress put on them. Pretty much any area near the trims. Also, full disclosure, but I’ve yet to visit Kings Island. So I know I’m not qualified to talk about the level of quality with the track.
  15. I know it’s not the most appropriate thread for this, but what if this track was applied to the straightaways on The Beast? The trims could be taken off and they could run the thing at full speed.
  16. It won’t be sideways airtime in the vein of an RMC wave turn, where you experience lateral airtime, but rather floating vertically while your body is sideways. The trailer for the ride does a better job of showing the maneuver than the POV. Go to the 43 second mark.
  17. Vekoma Tilt-Track coaster. The Vekoma loopers have a lot of similar elements, they’re releasing a new-generation version, and it would be unique to the Western Hemisphere. If not that, I think a Gerstlauer infinity coaster with a lot of inversions would be the best investment maintenance-wise.
  18. So assuming the land was not regraded, Orion will visually appear to be 47-49 feet higher than Diamondback.
  19. Just wait til you ride it. Imagine Valravn with lapbars and an extra second of freefall.
  20. Wow, that makes the height difference seem almost insignificant.
  21. https://www.knotts.com/play/events/100th-anniversary Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair An all-new 4-D interactive dark ride opening Summer 2020
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