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On 12/6/2018 at 8:53 PM, MaxxForce said:

Are there any pictures of these posters? I want to make sure that they exist and aren't just some crazy fanboy rumor.

And is it me or its it slightly weird that in the station of Mystic Timbers there is a sign that says outpost 5? Cause outpost 5 and Mystic Timbers have nothing to do with each other but idk. I could just be too excited and eager for a new coaster 

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That is all part of the Easter eggs that have been woven into the story.  Much like those Flight of Fear bulletin boards with news clippings.  Those were not original, but showed up after a certain person started working in that area of the park.  That person no longer works at the park (they used to post on here a lot, but I haven`t seen them recently).

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I wouldn`t necessarily say it was a "beloved" ride.  Yes, it was iconic.  But it was not a ride that was very re-rideable.  I would take Banshee any day over Son of Beast.  I am sure the park didn`t care for the ride after all the money they sunk into it trying to make it an enjoyable ride.

The pre-recorded spiel they had playing in the station even stated that "Son of Beast is a high speed, forceful, turbulent ride..."  How often to you hear a safety warning discussing a ride as turbulent.  I believe another park (might have been Hercules at Dorney) that had a sign that said to expect "intense ride jostling".

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Man, John Matarese has gotten lazy with his writing. Is that really news worthy? 

I've had work colleagues coming up to me telling me "Hey did ya hear Kings Island announced their new ride?"

I'm like... "uhh... no. That's a fan submission. Very well done, but it's a fan submission..."

Social media has completely gone off the rails with false information and news. 

Although it is keeping the park in the buzz, so that's a plus for the PR group I guess! 

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3 hours ago, TristinTargaryen said:

Chad Showalter just tweeted a hint about a future attraction: 

 

 

 

@RollerColt Yeah social media can be bad. Twitter is the worst.

 

I dont even know how Im supposed to comprehend this tweet, let alone decipher it.

Don makes his own blue ice cream hot cocoa is all I got from it.

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2 hours ago, RollerColt said:

Man, John Matarese has gotten lazy with his writing. Is that really news worthy? 

I've had work colleagues coming up to me telling me "Hey did ya hear Kings Island announced their new ride?"

I'm like... "uhh... no. That's a fan submission. Very well done, but it's a fan submission..."

Social media has completely gone off the rails with false information and news. 

Although it is keeping the park in the buzz, so that's a plus for the PR group I guess! 

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Video - what type or what kind? The fact that the screenshot used mirrors actual animation announcements means this was nothing more than a clickbait attempt.

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24 minutes ago, NewD4y20 said:

I wonder if John Matarese or WCPO will lose their Kings Island press credentials over this. (if they have them to begin with)

It’s the second time they came out with a Kings Island new coaster story that can’t be immediately proven. The problem is guests are falling for these stories.

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On 12/11/2018 at 3:15 PM, IndyGuy4KI said:

Haha holy crap! Can’t believe they picked this up. Kinda flattered.

John Matarese seems like a big coaster nut, and I love it. Really like seeing the depth he’s going into regarding KI coaster projects, and I can’t wait to see him report on the official announcement of whatever ends up coming.

Been kinda shocked at the reception to the concept I made. Glad people like it and happy to see it making the rounds.

Hoping KI realizes how badly they need a giga. I realize all future plans are probably pretty cemented by now and I’d feel kinda bad if it turns out to be a dive coaster and I whipped all the unwitting GP into a frenzy for nothing...

 

21 hours ago, RollerColt said:

Man, John Matarese has gotten lazy with his writing. Is that really news worthy? 

I've had work colleagues coming up to me telling me "Hey did ya hear Kings Island announced their new ride?"

I'm like... "uhh... no. That's a fan submission. Very well done, but it's a fan submission..."

Social media has completely gone off the rails with false information and news. 

Although it is keeping the park in the buzz, so that's a plus for the PR group I guess! 

He addressed that it was fan made in the article.

yeah the title is clickbaity but that’s what gets the views. I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all. If anything it should be showing KI just how badly everyone wants a giga. In a perfect world it would be nice if the rumor buzz was so relentless that building anything but a giga would be a mistake.

 

On 12/11/2018 at 6:33 PM, NewD4y20 said:

Some people seem salty that @RuthlessAirtime got recognition instead of them. It's a bad look.

 

Good job @RuthlessAirtime that was a cool concept you came up with. I don't know if it will be that tall, but I sure hope so!!

Lol I’ve been getting some mild flame in the comments on YouTube for nit picky stuff people don’t like about it.

Not really mad since that’s my first legit finished No Limits coaster. I’ve always been trash at it until I decided to really put the hours in for this one.

That said, there are some buttmad enthusiasts in the comments that should just pony up and build something better if they don’t like what I’ve laid down.

Also still don’t care what anyone says, a coaster that doesn’t break 400 foot height isn’t a strata even if the drop is strata length don’t @ me

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6 minutes ago, RuthlessAirtime said:

Lol I’ve been getting some mild flame in the comments on YouTube for nit picky stuff people don’t like about it.

Not really mad since that’s my first legit finished No Limits coaster. I’ve always been trash at it until I decided to really put the hours in for this one.

That said, there are some buttmad enthusiasts in the comments that should just pony up and build something better if they don’t like what I’ve laid down.

Also still don’t care what anyone says, a coaster that doesn’t break 400 foot height isn’t a strata even if the drop is strata length don’t @ me

Sorry for triple post. Don’t know how or if I can quote multiple people in one response on here.

You can multi quote (it's the plus next to quote under a post on desktop) and it is against the rules to multipost so avoid it in the future.

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9 hours ago, RuthlessAirtime said:

Haha holy crap! Can’t believe they picked this up. Kinda flattered.

John Matarese seems like a big coaster nut, and I love it. Really like seeing the depth he’s going into regarding KI coaster projects, and I can’t wait to see him report on the official announcement of whatever ends up coming.

Been kinda shocked at the reception to the concept I made. Glad people like it and happy to see it making the rounds.

Hoping KI realizes how badly they need a giga. I realize all future plans are probably pretty cemented by now and I’d feel kinda bad if it turns out to be a dive coaster and I whipped all the unwitting GP into a frenzy for nothing...

KI's GM Mike Koontz actually at coasterstock announced that he recommended to the board of Cedar Fair to invest in a giga coaster for Kings Island so they already do realize how good of a fit a giga would be. Hopefully Cedar Fair agrees. 

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