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This is fairly interesting considering that the ride is programmed to know at what level the water is, and will give a fault if it is above or below the fill line. However, this fault will not stop the ride or effect the ride in any way. It's more or less a "FYI" for maintenance. So they are clearly aware of this. It could just be something that needs fixed or it is being done on purpose for a reason no one will probably know.

As far as the scoops being used as a brake mechanism:

While it is true that it does slow down the train, it is not as much of a factor as you think it is. It only slows the train down 1 or 2 m/s (estimate) and really won't put a "strain" on the main brakes like someone suggested. After all, this is B&M we are dealing with here. They more than likely figured this into the engineering while designing the ride.

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This topic's title sounds like a computer error name on Diamondback. 

 

Yeah, I've been thinking along those lines. The title makes it sound as if each rider has the option to ride with or without the splashdown. It just doesn't make sense.

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Really betrays the fact that it's just a concrete trough in the middle of a finely-manicured, landscaped lawn surrounded in gravel with a dozen dogwoods, rather than a gorgeously forested, natural-looking lake that would one day fill-in and grow into a reflective, shaded, and beautiful corner of the park with a roller coaster built into the terrain.

 

bkroz, who can't let it go.

The point of a splashdown is for people nearby watching to see the awesome water affect, therefor adding ride appeal. If Diamondback's splashdown was heavily wooded the splashdown would be pointless. People nearby wouldn't be able to see it. The splashdown while riding is a very uneventful section of the coaster, the only people who somewhat experience the "splash" affect are in the very back seat, on the last cart.
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Really betrays the fact that it's just a concrete trough in the middle of a finely-manicured, landscaped lawn surrounded in gravel with a dozen dogwoods, rather than a gorgeously forested, natural-looking lake that would one day fill-in and grow into a reflective, shaded, and beautiful corner of the park with a roller coaster built into the terrain.

bkroz, who can't let it go.

The point of a splashdown is for people nearby watching to see the awesome water affect, therefor adding ride appeal. If Diamondback's splashdown was heavily wooded the splashdown would be pointless. People nearby wouldn't be able to see it. The splashdown while riding is a very uneventful section of the coaster, the only people who somewhat experience the "splash" affect are in the very back seat, on the last cart.
I think he point was that the did all the work to Swan Lake for the Splashdown when Swan Lake looked better. Whitewater Falls looks more natural than Diamondback's Splashdown, it think Kings Island saw a chance to incorporate an old element of the original KI into Diamondback but either found out that it wasn't as simple as building the ride through the lake or they ended up not having the budget to do everything they wanted.

Didn't Winterfest have a show in the lake?

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It is simply not pratical to have a natural lake used for a splashdown element. Now maybe they could have made it look nicer, maybe it was in the plans at one point but at the time we had Mr. Micromanager calling the shots.

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It is simply not pratical to have a natural lake used for a splashdown element. Now maybe they could have made it look nicer, maybe it was in the plans at one point but at the time we had Mr. Micromanager calling the shots.

 

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It certainly didn't meet the concept art. And the concept art wasn't even very ambitious. *shrug* No big deal. 

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