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Thirty-three years to the day it was first introduced in 1980, The Bat will fly again at Kings Island. The park is changing the name and colors of Flight Deck to The Bat. The change will take effect

I chose today to announce the name change to coincide with the date the original Bat was announced in 1980.

I was bored, so, here is my render.

I wonder if you will see the new Midway for The Bat. I hope that they do something nifty with the station I mean they did start to take out the old email queue in late September so why wouldn't they put some new stuff in or will they just design a queue to hold a higher capacity crowd and expected increase in ridership.

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I wonder if you will see the new Midway for The Bat. I hope that they do something nifty with the station I mean they did start to take out the old email in late September so why wouldn't they put some new stuff in or will they just design a queue to hold a higher capacity crowd and expected increase in ridership.

Yeah, good thing they got rid of the old email. Way too much spam getting sent there.

In all seriousness, I doubt they'll do much to the queue. Even without the part from under the station, it's still one of (if not the) longest queues in the park. Even with Banshee next door, I'll be surprised to see that thing reach the midway.

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^ LOL!!!! That's just great. That's quite talent, actually :D

anyways, am I the ONLY one hoping for Invertigo to be renamed Stinger?? For those that don't know what Stinger is, it's Dorney Park's Invertigo:

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Which I don't understand, haha

I never slip up, I only use the old names to make it easier to let my friends know which ride I'm talking about. Just in case they only know it by the old names; I go to the park regularly enough that I quickly and easily use the new names.

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Hopefully nobody dies on this version of "The Bat".

As a kid (born in 76) we got to go to KI maybe once every other year. I remember most of my youth getting there and seeing the sign "The Bat is not operating today".

I love the new colors and think it's a good name, except I don't see why the park would want to dig into an old wound of a failed ride.

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:Facepalm

Nevermind. I'm an idiot. I can't find any evidence anywhere that a death actually occured. I just took my parent's word for it. I was only 7 years old. Parents aren't supposed to lie.

Don't feel bad. I was told the same thing when I was a kid.

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Hopefully nobody dies on this version of "The Bat".

As a kid (born in 76) we got to go to KI maybe once every other year. I remember most of my youth getting there and seeing the sign "The Bat is not operating today".

I love the new colors and think it's a good name, except I don't see why the park would want to dig into an old wound of a failed ride.

I'll "edit" too...lol

By your words, though, you would have visited only twice when the original ride was operational. I think that "most of my youth" may be overstating things a bit.

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i was thinking the same thing Kat. It is amazing how many 'deaths' never occurred. Like I heard 15 were killed on Son of Beast.

A rendering of the sign for The Bat, featuring the new logo:

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TheBat2 by Diamondbacker, on Flickr

I just noticed the detail of the ride in the background - how cool.

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Really enjoying all these rendered pictures. Helps one get an idea of whats in store. I can't say enough how much I enjoy the orange and black...I truly feel that this will give this poor coaster some much needed attention because the current color scheme really never did anything for it. It was just...dull. I know it was meant to have jet fighter colors, but its more likely going to garner up more attention with the new colors and name. People will be more interested in what is has to offer.

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