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On with my rebuttal, however, does anyone else find it frustrating that THIS IS NOT A COASTER! This is a stunt track people, a flat ride. Sure it has tracks and cars, but seriously, isn't anyone else the least bit disappointed that we are not getting a hypercoaster or even a coaster at all. It is sad to say but I regret whole-heartdly renewing my season pass 2 days ago. Kings Island is an AMUSEMENT PARK, not THEME PARK, somebody please agree that IJ:TSC is not worthy of the wait us fellow KI fans have endured for a great steel coaster.

It has a train which rolls on a track.. it's a coaster. Not your conventional hyper or giga, but a coaster nonetheless.

Also, did you guys notice that on a crate in the concept art, the words "Siebert Shipping" is written on it? It's on the concept are for both PKI and PCW... lol.. shows you who had the real pull in this project.

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Yes I noticed that too. Kind of makes me think he is a snob but I guess he does deserve some crecdit if he did all that work to get in the park. Nice job PKI but i was hoping for something like a hyper but I don't see it happening anytime soon.

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Yep, it is a coaster. With multiple launches. It will be no less of a coaster than FOF. Yeah, I would still like to see a steel hyper or something else, but this more than satisfies my wishes for a new coaster at PKI. The drought is finally over. And, I'm willing to bet money that it will be worth the long wait.

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I totally agree. The only thing that worries me is that the parking garage part looks kind of cheesy, then again, it is just a simulation.

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From watching the video and reading about this ride I can't wait till it opens! My only concern is the wait, but I'm sure it'll be worth it! I can't wait till it opens so I can ride it!

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Im sure the wait will be at least an hour all summer long but It looks like it has a fair about of blocks and should be a decent capcity coaster. I hope we dont have another 4 year drought without a coaster.

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Does anyone know when the details or facts of this coaster will come out? I think its odd they are keeping it quit. Also does anyone think this coaster will open before the park or sometime after?

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What do you mean it will open for the 05 season. This coaster will come with a nice long line I am sure but hopefully they have the line themed as well.

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HELLO!? Are half of you even reading these posts before you reply. I read through all of them before and after my initial one and realized that some of you seem to be just posting for posting purposes :offtopic:

On with my rebuttal, however, does anyone else find it frustrating that THIS IS NOT A COASTER! This is a stunt track people, a flat ride.

Exactly who should read their post BEFORE posting? How embarrassing for you!

Yes it is a coaster, with trains, rails, and launches- and is heavily themed. A coaster does not have to break records, or have "-est" in the description to be a good ride, or even a great ride. Look at ThunderHead at DollyWood. Great layout, sharp turns, good speed, for a coaster that broke no records. IJ could be the same way. W/O the theming though, it would probably be a really boring coaster, or just another launched coaster like FoF just w/o the inversions.

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Also, did you guys notice that on a crate in the concept art, the words "Siebert Shipping" is written on it? It's on the concept are for both PKI and PCW... lol.. shows you who had the real pull in this project.

um..did no one see my post on page 3??? <_< already stated.. but yea

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Im happy for what is coming next year, its at least a coaster

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As for the Location of the NEW Italian Job Stunt Track do not look to the video for answers, the person who made the animation also made that animation for PCW. I for a fact know where its planned location is and I will say you will be disappointed. All of the theming and colors are at this time planned to be the exact same as the video according to the schimantics, all except for the subway staricase drop there will be no bumping due to a maintainance nightmare.

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The animation has PKI's SOB, Drop Zone, Face/Off and Tower in it.

They said everything in the animation would be on the ride.

We all know the Location at PKI.

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Yea right in the center of park were the A.C. are. But the real question is how rebaile do you think its going to be. There is alot of theming which requires alot of computer programing. I bet this one is going to be a maintance nightmare with or with out the bumps in the track.

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"Does anyone know when the details or facts of this coaster will come out? I think its odd they are keeping it quiet"

Maybe there are some things that they are still working out. This would be a good reason not to release all stats. Plus, they want to keep us guessing the rest. How else will we fill up the message boards?

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Having it in the center of the park is a great idea. IJ is the type of ride that looks to have such good theming that even non-riders will enjoy observing the ride in operation. My assumption though is that it will take PKI a few months to tweak in the timing of when the expolsions are to go off etc.

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Yeah, I heard that the bumping of going down the stairs will be simulated and not actual bumps in the track.

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Yesterday I went to PKI with GreenGhost it was a nightmare we wanted to get our last ride in before they close down the old model T's and we couldn't get near the old cars the line was so long it was unreal!I wanted the Addams Family Coaster but this will due I think it will be great to see it located where the model T's are now.

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No bumps down the staircase? Then they shouldn't have advertised that it would, and that really dissapoints me because I thought that set it aside from most coasters. Hopefully they opt to still do it. The Addams Family concept did look really cool, and it seems like it got the most positive reponse out of all of the rides, so hopefully we'll see it here at PKI in the next few years.

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The bumps may not be in the track, it could be something on the cars that do it.

Possibly some pumatics like on Disneys Dinosaur?

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Yeah, I thought the cars were going to use pneumatics as well, but apparently the track was/is going to have small bumps that the wheels will go over or rises and falls in the track to simulate going down the staircase. The vehicles could still have pneumatics or something similar on them though, since Jeff told me they were working on a fishtailing effect for the cars to do.

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I really cant wait until opening day 2005 or at least GoldPass Sneak peek day.

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No bumps down the staircase? Then they shouldn't have advertised that it would, and that really dissapoints me because I thought that set it aside from most coasters. Hopefully they opt to still do it. The Addams Family concept did look really cool, and it seems like it got the most positive reponse out of all of the rides, so hopefully we'll see it here at PKI in the next few years.

I think it'll bump down the staircase. They made a pretty big deal about it in the video, so it's not like it's a minor thing that they can neglect.

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I went to the park yesterday to get that last ride in. Waited about 30 mins. The park was TOTALLY packed! The first time EVER I had to park on the grass! But I had a mission! My mission was to video tape my girls (3 and 7) on those cars before they took them away. Did a pretty good job at it! At least now I have that to show them when they get older. Also got my 7 year old on The Beast for the very first time! "WOW" tickets come in very handy on a day like that! I also took there picture in front of the floral clock because you just never know!

On topic, I think one of the coolest things about IJ location is the fact that we will be able to look STRAIGHT down on it from the tower! See all the "stunts" in action!

Ever Onward,

Bill

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No worries ZosoBeast-The cars shall return but as a Nick Central Attraction? well have to wait and see. ;)

I went to the park on aug 13th and it was totally packed I was upset I havent been to the park since May and well my day was shot I went home after waiting 2 hours for the nick parade.

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i thought IJ was inside, guess not, oh well, this still sounds like an awesome ride, be sure to tell me about it because i won't be riding it next season.

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