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The Great Ride Exchange


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I'd exchange Invertigo for Grizzly (KD), Firehawk for Dominnator and Flight of Fear for Volcano: The Blast Coaster.  While I am at it, I'd exchange the former The Crypt for nothing except some grass and trees.

I half agree about Crypt. If nothing is going in there rather see it torn down and more trees and plants put in, but love to see a new ride of some type get put there. It's just begging for a mine theme with it's current setup and location.

Did have a new idea for it, but not sure how it would work with theming but could figure something out. Triotech unveiled their own version of a flying theatre attraction. Think the building would be perfect for it. Already tall and not really much space for a tracker ride inside without a lot of work. but could just put up a screen on one wall and have the seats from the other side/middle. And Cedar Fair is already working with Triotech a lot so sure they could do it.

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Hmm...while there are plenty of fantasy trades I could think of, part of me was thinking "What about realistic trades if they were actually possible"...in that sense, Kings Island would not be able to get a ride like Fury 325, El Toro or Maverick without losing a HUGE chunk of its current rides lineup since those rides are signature rides and staples at their respective parks, and Kings Island isn't gonna wanna give up rides like Beast, Banshee, or Diamondback either. I'd also imagine age and reliability would be a factor in such trades, since a park would feel screwed if they traded for a ride and 2 years later they needed to demolish it or it was giving them maintenance nightmares. (Dollywood would probably jump on that "proposed" Beast for Lightning Rod trade due to this- no longer do they have to worry about the mechanical headaches that ride has given them so far, that'd be KI's problem now, and they get a tried-and-tested wooden coaster legend in Beast which due to the nature of wooden coasters still has plenty of life left in it...Kings Island would then be scrambling to get Lightning Rod to work correctly in their place, though if they did then they could potentially have a amazing coaster. They would also have to deal with the backlash of trading away a beloved iconic ride in Beast though...)

 

But what Kings Island might be able to do is say trade Invertigo for a couple (3+) of flat rides to a smaller park- that seems fair and would improve Kings Island, while the loss of Invertigo wouldn't mean much now that Banshee is at the park. The smaller park might get a nice boost simply from having a "new" coaster to boot, and might have a few extra flats it really doesn't need that much- which KI could really use to be honest.

Invertigo and Banshee are two different ride experiences. I would like to see some classic flats make their way back into KI; like Rotor, Tumblebug, Bayern Curve or Der Spinnin' Keggers.

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I'll take the s&s barn swing and maybe something else from silver dollar for Invertigo. They might take the trade too. They have no invert and it's a small park. And KI needs another flat or two. Or I'd love if we could get anyone to trade us their flume and replace our poor kenton's cove keelboat canal. Rip out that eyesore Tomb Raider building and put it right back there. All the real estate is still there even with Diamondback and MT. Last Diamondback helix would fly over the loading platform that's it. And it would bring some actual water back to RIVERtown. The DB splashdown doesn't count.

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4 hours ago, BringBackOurEagles said:

I'll take the s&s barn swing and maybe something else from silver dollar for Invertigo. They might take the trade too. They have no invert and it's a small park. And KI needs another flat or two. Or I'd love if we could get anyone to trade us their flume and replace our poor kenton's cove keelboat canal. Rip out that eyesore Tomb Raider building and put it right back there. All the real estate is still there even with Diamondback and MT. Last Diamondback helix would fly over the loading platform that's it. And it would bring some actual water back to RIVERtown. The DB splashdown doesn't count.

 

Rivertown was never initially themed to a river. It was originally supposed to be called Frontierland but that would bare too much relation to Disney. They decided to name it Rivertown because it was more unique and reflected on the placement near the Little Miami River as well as the Ohio river playing such a big part in the Cincinnati history and economy. Rivertown was always more of a lumber/mining company with the early log flume, "Beast Canyon," Rivertown Mining Company, and more recently the Miami River Lumber Company. 

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