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Everything posted by KIBeast

  1. I would hate for the glassblower shop to go. Although I have never bought anything from there, I like to stroll through at the end of the night before I head home.
  2. I could see this happening if it runs a little better than the X coaster at SFMM. Yes, reliability is an issue because X is closed one day every week for maintenance. It doesn't hurt SF as much because they are a year round park whereas PKI is seasonal. They can't afford any downtime. Rickster, that was pretty funny. Hypersonic 4D. It flips you at 80 mph. But, why are you anti-s&s? I love the Power Tower at CP. You'll find their towers all over the place. I personally like them better than the Intamin Drop Towers. Plus, with s&s, you can get multiple towers with two different experiences.
  3. Yeah, they were showing Top Gun from one of the other Paramount Parks (Looked like Top Gun: The Jet Coaster from Carowinds). Now, this would have been an ok commercial had it been for all Paramount Parks. And, I agree, why, oh why, would you show a defunct coaster and an old movie that doesn't play any more.
  4. I didn't think it was ever just called the Demon, but according to RCDB, it was. To answer your question, DropZone, on the return trip backwards, there was a launching mechanism that pushed the train back down the hill.
  5. I wasn't aware that they were doing anything to SOB. What, exactly do you mean? The only thing I know of planned for Coney Mall was paint jobs on maybe The Racers and the flat rides there.
  6. Kind of neat, but I wouldn't pay that much for it.
  7. Boddah, where did you find them? I did a search and only came up with one. Maybe my search was too specific?
  8. Way back when I first started going to KI, they used to sell felt pennants that had names of coasters and logos on it. The one I owned had The Beast, The Bat, The Screamin' Demon and maybe The Racers on it. Does anyone know where to find something like this?
  9. Wow, I feel really old. I have ridden all of the defunct coasters of KI. I don't remember too much about the Bavarian Beetle other than the seemingly endless helices. Can't remember too much about The Bat either, except that it would swing wildly and I really loved The Bat themed trains. The Screamin' Demon holds a special place for me too as it was the first coaster I had ever been on that looped. It used to really freak me out when you would go backwards. Now, King Kobra on the other hand was recently taken down and is still fresh in the memory banks. When I first rode it, I was completely blown away with the standing sensation. But, since I've been on B&M's, riding the KK was anticlimatic because the B&M's could do so much more, better capacity, and IMO was not as an uncomfortable ride.
  10. Yeah, there is a good reason that the homepage says go see Timeline. It's a Paramount movie and it's free advertising. I'm not saying that they won't do something with Timeline, but there's not always a hidden reason for them to do something like that. What I can't figure out is why they waited until now to advertise Paramount Movies on their web site. Like I said, it's free advertising and I'm sure a lot of the people who go to their parks go to the movies. Seems like a logical step to me.
  11. I think either Top Gun or Vortex will be the next to go. But, I don't see this happening for a long time like someone stated before, the parts are still available and they still give pretty good rides. Adventure Express should not go either because it is a good family/beginner coaster.
  12. Actually, my favorite place to relax and people watch would be a bench somewhere real close to the Eiffel Tower. Of course, while enjoying a waffle cone with soft serve vanilla ice cream.
  13. KIBeast

    Flyer Rumor

    At this point, I would like to see a flyer, but will be happy with any decision they come up with as long as it's a coaster. The drought has been too long. The only coaster I wouldn't want would be something short or low capcacity.
  14. Borg Assimilator is the name of the new flying coaster at Carowinds.
  15. Hmmm...I actually heard that in Australia, Fosters is considered to be not a very good beer, but I likes. I would like to see beer served also and maybe some authentic cuisine. I'm beginning to think that PKI needs to hire Italian Chef :chef: and let him take over the food service. Seems to me that he has many good ideas.
  16. I remember the monrail as well. Can't remember too much about where it was located and where it went, though. I think my family particularly liked the ride because it was air conditioned. Sweet relief from summer heat.
  17. How about Drop Zone? That movie is craptacular even though it's a good name for the ride. I think people would agree with me if they had seen the movie before they rode it.
  18. This is a hard subject to pick just one. I guess the one I miss the most is the Bayern Curve. I always thought that was a fun one. Others I miss: Smurfs Enchanted Voyage, Flight Commander, Bavarian Beetle, Zodiac, Der Spinnin' Keggers, Tumblebug and the Rotor.
  19. Actually, it's a three trick pony. 1, the speed. 2, the height. 3, the vertical twist on the way down. It really doesn't matter about anyone's personal record books, because they are not internationally recognized like Guiness, which is the only record book that counts. Why does everyone bad mouth TTD when XCelerator is basically the same ride, just smaller and slightly longer? I think rocket coasters are excellent and apparently so does the general public. Otherwise, Intamin wouldn't be building its third in three years at Hershey Park.
  20. Let's see...Wayne's World. Nobody cares and probably not very many people at this point probably even remember. Bad choice for theming. Hmmmm...Top Gun (already use that theming even though it's now trash). What could you possibly do with Beverly Hills Cop other than a poster? Nothing. Same could be said for Days of Thunder. Nothing. If we're going to pick movies to theme the park by, then how about choosing movies that people will remember 20 years from now. Something like Star Trek, that will still be popular years from now.
  21. KIBeast

    Flyer Rumor

    Yeah, a 500ft. coaster would be awesome for PKI! Actually, I am beginning to re-think my earlier choice and want to go with a B&M inverted coaster. Those rides are real smooth and it's amazing what can be done with them. I would like to see one built that would utilize the landscape. I don't think very many of them already out there do this. And PKI has plenty of landscape with which to work with. I'd like to see an inverted put in over by FOF and somehow stick with the space theming. That article or whatever I read about coasters going to the 700ft. mark, true or not, brings up a very good question. What do you guys think that the height limits the body can handle for a coaster? In other words, somewhere, there has to be a line drawn on the maximum height and speed a coaster can go without the G forces causing you to pass out. What do you think this would be? I apologize, I kind of strayed :offtopic: . As I said earlier, I would rather see an inverted than a flying coaster go in at PKI.
  22. I have to agree, Express44, that it will be some time before they remove Top Gun. I just hope that this time, they at least build a new one before they remove it. Or, at least have plans to build one in its' place.
  23. KIBeast

    Flyer Rumor

    Skatefanjeff, I have been searching for about and hour and a half with no luck finding the article. I only visit a few coaster sites like coasterbuzz, guidetothepoint, virtualmidway, pki-central, and pkiunlimited. I know that it is located somewhere within the CP websites or the coasterbuzz website, I just can't seem to find it. Basically, the article was with I believe Monty Jasper, whom is over construction at CP. The article stated that Intamin made the claim that they have the technology to go 700ft. Wish I could find that f'n article. I'll keep searching and hopefully be able to post a link soon. Back to the topic at hand, I would like to see a flyer. Many enthusiasts say it is rather boring, but I'm not gonna be convinced until I get the chance to ride one.
  24. Anyone have 1.1 million that I could borrow?
  25. I guess, Chef, that I am the Ulra-Super Geek. I love Star Wars, Star Trek, D&D, and coasters, What a Combo! But seriously, maybe I have been a little rough on PKI in the past and I do love this park ever so much since I have been attending when I was about 8-10 yrs. old. I feel sometimes that I am overly critical because when I first started going, it was the most amazing park, considering I had only been to Camden Park in my hometown. It seemed so clean and neat and just leading the way in thrills and family fun. It still does accomplish this, but, sadly, the theming is going to pot and maybe I am remembering something better than it was, but I don't ever remember seeing the theming in such a state when I first started going. Anyway, back on topic. I think that a Star Trek themed coaster would fit in nicely over by the FOF area and would keep in line with the space theming.
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