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Look like we need to request that source where that information was said.

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On 2/25/2019 at 2:20 PM, Maverick44 said:

Look like we need to request that source where that information was said.

I was able to find a mechanic listing that says 300 feet.  No luck with 380, though.

 

 

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I don’t know who this is originally from, but this is the source I saw:

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As I recall, someone had looked again later and it was changed

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Wow that's TTD for ya haha It must be a CF standard?

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4 hours ago, Maverick44 said:

Wow that's TTD for ya haha It must be a CF standard?

That would make sense, especially if KI employees are sent to help at CP for any reason, such as an exchange program. Besides, 425 feet seems a lot more like a drop from a potential lifthill, given the fact that we think it's going in the back of the park.

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I think CF came up with that standard when TTD came out. Nothing is any of the CF parks close to that tall. I am not thinking we see a drop of over 400' on the KI giga. That's IMO.

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Yes, I would love a giga and I think that it's the most likely option, but what if they got a launched wing instead? I made this concept of a launched wing in the old Firehawk plot of land.

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Question is would they place a launched wing that close to Holiday World. I think if KI got anything other then a giga. It would be a B&M flyer.

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15 hours ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Yes, I would love a giga and I think that it's the most likely option, but what if they got a launched wing instead? I made this concept of a launched wing in the old Firehawk plot of land.

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I would love to see this at KI! 

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Yes, I would love a giga and I think that it's the most likely option, but what if they got a launched wing instead? I made this concept of a launched wing in the old Firehawk plot of land.
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Needs to be a different color, because Banshee is already that color.


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Also is that a double loop? haha I like it

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4 minutes ago, Maverick44 said:

Also is that a double loop? haha I like it

The third element is a corkscrew similar to the third element of GateKeeper 

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I got ya.....I think whatever coaster KI gets that will have inversions should have double loops and we can get the record for park with most loops lol.

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Double Post!

I went with a B&M Flyer this time since I do not this a launched wing is an option for KI. Sorry @Hawaiian Coasters 325. I do however think a B&M flyer could be it if it is not a giga. So I created one.

I give to you...….Space Beast

 

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9 minutes ago, flightoffear1996 said:

I really hope KI doesn’t get a flier 

Any reason why? I wouldn't either in the near future.

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I would rather gave a giga from anyone or an Intamin Blitz. But If B&M is on the forms and its not a giga. I see a flyer before a wing imo.

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Yes, They will paint the coaster these colors due to Invertigo's Removal ;) lol

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1 minute ago, Maverick44 said:

Yes, They will paint the coaster these colors due to Invertigo's Removal ;) lol

I thought it was more of getting guests to talk, "hey look it's Invertigo!" "Didn't it used to be smaller" "Yeah, but 12 people died on it, so they rebuilt it" 

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That could work as well. They would say that Vekoma sold all boomerang models to B&M for $65.00. So moved Invertigo and redesigned it and gave it a new name.

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How about a concept with a water element?

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On 3/6/2019 at 8:24 PM, JubJester said:

Any reason why? I wouldn't either in the near future.

They are low capacity and of all the flying roller coasters that I have been on have been just meh.

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6 minutes ago, flightoffear1996 said:

They are low capacity and of all the flying roller coasters that I have been on have been just meh.

I haven't ridden one, so I didn't know. Wouldn't be smart putting in a low capacity ride after you took one out.

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24 minutes ago, flightoffear1996 said:

They are low capacity and of all the flying roller coasters that I have been on have been just meh.

Flying rollercoasters are probably my favorite coaster type behind hyper coaster. Flying coasters are also not low capacity (Assuming its double loading) Manta for example has 1,500 riders per hour while Banshee has a capacity of 1,650, not that much of a difference.

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I personally dislike B&M flyers. I find the restraints uncomfortable, and laying facedown in the break run while waiting to pull into the station is excruciatingly painful.

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For B&M flyers, I've only ridden Superman: Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Great Adventure, which currently is my least favorite B&M, but I'm willing to hold reservation on judging them as a whole since I haven't been on the bigger and/or more elaborate designs like Manta or Tatsu (the later has some other features outside the flying design which look appealing to me).  On the other hand, I really liked Firehawk, though, I preferred sitting on the brake run and going up the lift on the B&M version than the Vekoma version.  My only complaint on the B&M flyer restraints are the leg restraints, mainly as I'm not a fan of any form of leg/shin restraints.  

In terms of other models, I think a B&M floorless is entirely plausible, too.  

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Manta and Tatsu - the best B&M flyers in the US - are really, really good rides.  Having said that, they aren't what I would consider re-rideable coasters.  The forces that those rides exert can be a little uncomfortable given the position you're riding in, and as a result, I very rarely have a desire to immediately re-ride.

One of the reasons that a B&M giga is going to work well at Kings Island is because of a high re-rideability factor.  I always want to immediately re-ride the best B&M hypers - Diamondback, Fury 325, Mako, etc.  The ability for a ride to be both thrilling and re-rideable is a very difficult thing to achieve in a ride, and that's one of the reasons that B&M hypers have been extremely successful for the Cedar Fair chain.  They're really fun rides, they move a lot of people through, and they are really tall which makes people talk about them.  People of all ages like B&M hypers.  I don't really think the same can be said of the B&M flyers, at least not to the same degree.

I think Banshee took care of the "adding inversions" to the park's lineup very well for the time being.  The park needs a "here's our no-doubt-about-it-we're-putting-this-on-all-our-brochures-and-billboards-and-commercials" signature ride.  Cedar Fair is not going to overthink this.  Diamondback was the best addition to the park in the last 30 years.  Some may debate that, but if you look at the popularity Diamondback has enjoyed these last 10 seasons, the high guest satisfaction, high uptime, ridership numbers and hourly capacity I'm really not sure that there's a case to be made for any other attraction.  Adding something that will top Diamondback will make everyone happy, and I look forward to seeing what B&M can do with a giga on the land available to them.  

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