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Decoding Episode II: Rivertown 2017 and the Falling Trees

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You know, I didn't think about it until now. 

Can we bring back that wooden stage from last year's Banshee Brew that Don posted and said "Hmm, that's interesting."

 

CoasterOhio bringing back old topics to a new discussion.

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Nope. Was talkin about Halloweekends.

There was no movement, that I could tell, by Mean Streak all weekend

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Mean Streak was closed all weekend according to the Cedar Point App

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If Maverick valleys like that with people on it, that's a lot of blood to the head.

Probably causing much headache, for both riders and park staff.

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What does that have to do with Kings Island?

Nothing at all.

I'm sure this topic will get back on Point, sooner or later.

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^^ Maverick being down or not has no affect on my trips to CP, at all.

I will have to say Maverick valleying probably is a a big deal to the park, though. First, it was the first time it has valleyed in 3 years. So it's not like it's very common. We sat for about an hour watching them work on getting the train up out of its valley. Those guys were working their butts off. And the train did not move in that hour. It valleyed at 10:30ish, by the time we left at 5:30, they were still working on it.

So with the extra money the spent(labor), to the longer lines (Maverick's line is always a healthy line, you take that away and people will be in other lines, adding to the wait time means less time for food and shopping breaks) I couldn't imagine it not being a big deal.

I do agree Maverick doesn't valley much. But last fall it valley out during morning testing on a cold and very windy Friday. Iron Dragon did the same about the same time. It was during Halloweekends!

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They had both this past weekend.

Getting pelted with sleet on Gatekeeper is not the most pleasant experience.

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Back to KI..........Last time I was at the park. 2 years ago. Vortex was the roughtest ride at the park. Is it still bad?

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I do not think Vortex is a rough ride. Been riding it for all of its 29 years in operation. I always ride in 7-1 front of the back car.

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I rode Vortex twice last year, and got an instant headache both times. So yes, it's rough. It's also the one coaster at KI that I simply will not ride, for that reason.

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Oh please! Flight of Fear throws me around far worse than Vortex.

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Yeah normally it wasn't. Maybe it was just the day we went. Got off the ride with a bad headache. I didn't remember that ever happening before. I'll still frequent Vortex. Just didn't know if they did anything to it.

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I want to add this to decoding...

I found this video about where roller coasters come from, it features Matt Ouimet (Who is the CEO of Cedar Fair) and the VP of P&D Rob Decker.

Specifically, I heard a part of Ouimet's speech about what's coming to what parks and I heard something very interesting...

It specifically happens at the 3:20 mark of this video, in which he talks about doing work on the fountains in the "Kings" parks, referencing to Kings Dominion and Kings Island.

 

He said they started with Canada's Wonderland, and I know that KD recently had their fountains worked on...

 

So, putting things together. the KI fountains are going to be worked on soon? "General Park Refurbishment" I think is the category that's in...

 

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I'm honestly tired of talking on here and not decoding anything new, so I'm going to post this here in lights that we have something new to talk about that is KI related, and not Point related.

 

 

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Seriously, Vortex is one of my favorite rides at the park. It gets way too much crap for what it is: an intense yet fun Arrow Custom Looper. 7-1 is by far my favorite seat, however I must admit that 5-1 is the smoothest. Not to mention, I've never gotten a headache from Vortex, or any roller coaster, for that matter.

 

If you want a rough ride, see Invertigo, or even The Beast.

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It's been running great this year in my opinion.

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The Fountains have been repainted for this year and they have the program that changes the pattern of the Fountains working this year.

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Yes, really. At this point, until probably Coasterstock. We're just talking about whatever is occurring at other parks and not even trying to figure out what is coming to KI. Especially since we're open on the weekdays.

No one is riding rides and figuring things out?
No one is checking areas to see for new survey markers and marking them on a map?
No one is posting any viable information?
No new hints around the park at all?

They could easily sneak something into Action Zone just as much as Rivertown just to throw people off.

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I asked Don about the fountain getting LED lights like Canada's Wonderland and Kings Diminion. And he replied that it will happen but there's no timeline on when.

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I mean they have the land to pretty much put something anywhere in the park. I would assume they won't put something by Banshee. Rivertown needs a new ride. Nothing since I guess Diamondback. Also with "The Crypt" being dead....that area needs something else.

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I think the area that needs some more traffic flow is back by WindSeeker. It is absolutely the most deserted area that has rides in it. 

 

I personally would love to know what is going on, but all will be revealed in time. Until then all we can do is go with what we have, which isn't much at this point. 

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