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Do you think there will be lights integrated into the train's headlights'? Highly unlikely if they were on the whole course of the ride with KI's awesome night ride track record. It would be cool if they were lit in the station and turned off right before the first drop and turned them back on again as the train approaches the shed.


Ive yet to see on-train lights for a wooden coaster.. im not expecting it
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Love it! I wonder if we will see some new pins this year. Like I know they've had the limited edition ones of King Cobra and Flying Eagles but I wouldn't mind getting a Timbers one and a Vortex 30th anniversary one! 

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Maybe we can have a mystic timbers vine to plant at home...

Also.. that shirt will probably prove to be telling of what happens in shed.
Oh how exactly that will be conveyed, whether through practical effects, screen, or lights, probably sound... is another guess

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Have you guys seen what KI Entertainment has been posting on their IG? I'll try to share the pic. I feel like it may have to do with Mystic Timbers but I could be way off


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This is the pic I was talking about 9bdea2ce538a8d5e1c17fe0010f84e30.jpg

I got this picture from @ki_entertainment on Instagram


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27 minutes ago, johnaalexis said:

This is the pic I was talking about 9bdea2ce538a8d5e1c17fe0010f84e30.jpg

I got this picture from @ki_entertainment on Instagram


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Yeah! That's inside wolf pack! 

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Yeah old news. Check out the comments there and their next photo post for confirmation

 

Edit- the tone of this post was supposed to be playful

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8 minutes ago, calakapepe said:

Yeah old news. Check out the comments there and their next photo post for confirmation

I figured it was wolfpack. I saw your congratulatory KI Instagram reply

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Won't be long and there will be trains and testing. They've had a good winter for building. 

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40 minutes ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

Another MT pic on Twitter!

 

This probably my favorite part of the ride, It just looks too good. It looks like an Intense banked S-bend into the turnaround. Only 50 more days guys!

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That is what I've been anticipating too! First I was like "goodness, too much left and right" but then i kept watching and realized that it actually looks like there's gonna be some floater on there while you're transitioning from left to right which is fine since outta likely not to be ejector there,thankfully

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11 hours ago, calakapepe said:

 


Ive yet to see on-train lights for a wooden coaster.. im not expecting it

 

This isn't an outstanding example, but it IS an example of a wooden coaster with on-board lights:

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(Source: forums.planetcoaster.com)

National Amusement Devices was a major player in the pre-KI amusement industry. Their Century Flyer trains (pictured above) were capable of having up to three lamps installed in the first car: the two shown in the picture, and a third in place of that red circle in the middle. Century Flyers used to be everywhere, but now (to my knowledge) only exist on three coasters today: Thunderbolt at Kennywood, Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park, and Big Dipper at Camden Park (which I believe is the ride pictured above.) Lil' Dipper at Camden is (again, to my knowledge) the only coaster out there with NAD's kid-sized version of Century Flyers.

I've read before somewhere (I've forgotten the source--it's been years) that the jostles and jolts of wooden coasters would knock something out of place in the lamps and destroy them. I've gotten the impression that many parks would, over time, remove them and provide some kind of non-technical placeholder that was easier/cheaper to maintain. Until very recently, all three trains on Kennywood's Thunderbolt looked something like this:

KW-5-31-04-Thunderbolt-8.jpg

(Source: Negative-G)

In 2014, Penn State's Theme Park Engineering group made a proposal to restore the headlamps on Thunderbolt using LEDs. (Here's a link with a short write-up.) When Thunderbolt opened for 2014, the two headlamps on the red train were updated, but the green and blue trains remained the same. Here's what the new headlamps looked like:

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(Source: Kennywood Connection)

Unfortunately, I don't know that the restoration ever continued beyond that point--or even that the red train's lights ever were functional. I've never witnessed them working myself, and I've never read any reports that they were operational. I've also never heard whether or not the blue or green trains were completed--I don't think I've been to Kennywood in the summer since 2014. Whether this is due to the lamps not functioning or due to them not being a priority for Kennywood at the moment, I'm not sure.

So yes... lights on a wooden coaster have been done before. Kinda. I just don't get the impression that it's ever worked particularly well.

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Ooh coold thanks! I rode thunderbolt in 2015... i cant remember for the life of me if it even had bulbs. I rode the red train though~

 

It WOULD make sense to have headlights though

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And it should be pointed out National Amusement Devices was based in Dayton, Ohio.

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I went to Camden Park a many a years in my childhood (I live about 20 min. from the park) and I don't think I've ever seen it run at night with the headlights actually on. It's very possible it's happened! I just never noticed it


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This isn't an outstanding example, but it IS an example of a wooden coaster with on-board lights:
NPNBD+%25285%2529.jpg
(Source: forums.planetcoaster.com)
National Amusement Devices was a major player in the pre-KI amusement industry. Their Century Flyer trains (pictured above) were capable of having up to three lamps installed in the first car: the two shown in the picture, and a third in place of that red circle in the middle. Century Flyers used to be everywhere, but now (to my knowledge) only exist on three coasters today: Thunderbolt at Kennywood, Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park, and Big Dipper at Camden Park (which I believe is the ride pictured above.) Lil' Dipper at Camden is (again, to my knowledge) the only coaster out there with NAD's kid-sized version of Century Flyers.
I've read before somewhere (I've forgotten the source--it's been years) that the jostles and jolts of wooden coasters would knock something out of place in the lamps and destroy them. I've gotten the impression that many parks would, over time, remove them and provide some kind of non-technical placeholder that was easier/cheaper to maintain. Until very recently, all three trains on Kennywood's Thunderbolt looked something like this:
KW-5-31-04-Thunderbolt-8.jpg
(Source: Negative-G)
In 2014, Penn State's Theme Park Engineering group made a proposal to restore the headlamps on Thunderbolt using LEDs. (Here's a link with a short write-up.) When Thunderbolt opened for 2014, the two headlamps on the red train were updated, but the green and blue trains remained the same. Here's what the new headlamps looked like:
tuze9y4u.jpg
(Source: Kennywood Connection)
Unfortunately, I don't know that the restoration ever continued beyond that point--or even that the red train's lights ever were functional. I've never witnessed them working myself, and I've never read any reports that they were operational. I've also never heard whether or not the blue or green trains were completed--I don't think I've been to Kennywood in the summer since 2014. Whether this is due to the lamps not functioning or due to them not being a priority for Kennywood at the moment, I'm not sure.
So yes... lights on a wooden coaster have been done before. Kinda. I just don't get the impression that it's ever worked particularly well.


Yes, that first pic is the Big Dipper at Camden Park I knew it the moment I saw it lol


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37 minutes ago, johnaalexis said:

I went to Camden Park a many a years in my childhood (I live about 20 min. from the park) and I don't think I've ever seen it run at night with the headlights actually on. It's very possible it's happened! I just never noticed it emoji846.png


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I feel horrible living about 20 minutes from Camden Park as well and not having been there in at least a decade or so.  I cannot remember the headlights ever working either.  

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We were talking about woodies~ /\

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From KingsIslandPR snapchat

I womder why those red marks are there.. i feel like ot was some accidental drawing and... I have no idea why there's cable hanging off of two of the ledgers in this shot, weird.

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Aren't those cables attached to that stump at the bottom? It looks like there is some sort of connection on the right side of it there. That is really weird! I didn't notice any of that when I saw the snap. I think the red chicken scratches were meant to draw attention to the cables, tho. 

I'm intrigued even though I can't make head or tails of it. 

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It's really hard to tell because everything is in focus and the cables line up with the stump.. but I think it looks like the cables are behind the stump, and the stump is just in the foreground. I doubt it's simply the cables after the bent was erected, now hanging, not connected to a small lifting machine since all the bents were completed awhile ago

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58 minutes ago, chugh43 said:

Maybe it's a headchopper effect for WWC! :P

I'm wondering if there's enough in the budget to theme parts of wwc and the train to MT

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