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I like the layout, but no more Bored to Death? Well, I suppose that could be moved... Also, the layout is very long.

EDIT: What did you use to make the coaster layout?

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33 minutes ago, MDMC01 said:

I like the layout, but no more Bored to Death? Well, I suppose that could be moved... Also, the layout is very long.

EDIT: What did you use to make the coaster layout?

Pixlr, Snipping tool, Powerpoint, Microsoft Paint, and a picture of Fury 325

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It would be so much easier to just take out Firehawk and put the station there.

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Uh...that layout is a mirrored Fury 325....

It wouldn't work anyway to build that far in that direction because the hill drops off towards the Little Miami River a lot by the point it got out that far.  

If you're going to put up possible layouts, remember that along KI's eastern and southern edges, its on top of a very big hill. 

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11 minutes ago, silver2005 said:

Uh...that layout is a mirrored Fury 325....

It wouldn't work anyway to build that far in that direction because the hill drops off towards the Little Miami River a lot by the point it got out that far.  

If you're going to put up possible layouts, remember that along KI's western and southern edges, its on top of a very big hill. 

Uuuuh.....Ever heard of Six Flags Magic Mountain?

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^The hill surrounding KI is much, much steeper and taller with extremely dense woods.  Also, KI can't build within a certain distance of the Little Miami River. 

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12 minutes ago, silver2005 said:

^The hill surrounding KI is much, much steeper and taller with extremely dense woods.  Also, KI can't build within a certain distance of the Little Miami River. 

Kings Island's elevation change drops from 747 to 683 (64') if you start at DA entrance and stop at the access road just behind the farthest point of DA, which is about where a giga could change direction to head over towards Firehawk. Magic Mountain's elevation change from the top of the hill near Superman drops about 1182 to 1080 (102') if you go down towards Twisted Colossus. SFMM's hill has about 5 or 6 coasters on it. My point is, with the right design, engineering and technology make just about anything doable. 

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It will also drive the costs way up to build the supports to build tall elements needed for a giga on that type of terrain and clear that all.  It'd be more practical and cheaper to build behind Banshee for a giga.  

If it was another type of coaster like a Maverick type ride or a custom RMC, sure, but this thread is about a potential giga.  

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^Yes it could drive up the cost but working with terrain could also make it cheaper. If it used the terrain it can drop much lower than it rises making it cost less. In addition if it rises with the hills that’ll cut cost even more! Lightning Rod does this to perfection.

Plus, we haven’t seen a terrain giga yet. If one were to be built, Kings Island would be one of the most likely places for it because it has some terrain! If done right, in my opinion, a terrain giga could potentially be one of he best coasters in the world! Not to mention it would look incredible, only being able to see the peaks of an absolutely massive roller coaster!


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@silver2005 That picture of Fury was the only decent design I could find that I would work with. It wasn't intended to go that close to the river, but I couldn't tweak an existing picture. If I had more talent, I'd have it go through the field.

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11 minutes ago, kirbias1 said:

Anyone notice the backhoe behind Banshee? Normal or discussion worthy?

Saw that moving like a week ago. Looked to be moving dirt.

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8 minutes ago, JubJester said:

Saw that moving like a week ago. Looked to be moving dirt.

Yeah, I know they have been moving dirt or something for awhile back there. It seems more activity has occurred of late, though. 

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That dirt pile has been there for years. Not discussion worthy. That is the go to location to get and add dirt for projects in the park. If not we would have had a coaster there years ago.

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Yeah, I know they have been moving dirt or something for awhile back there. It seems more activity has occurred of late, though. 

I heard they may be burying some fossils.
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Spotted on the Mystic Timbers webcam just now (hat tip to Koaster Kids who posted about it on Facebook):

mysticgiga.png

Note that the spot that says "GIGA" is currently off-limits to the public. So who put it there and what does it mean?

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Some park employee, doubt it's a teaser for anything.

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It means a park employee on their last day wanted to see who would notice it and post on social media and KIC. Mission accomplished. :o

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I mean, today was the last day of operation, and it wasn’t there until now. Maybe it’s a preview to some teasers we may see next year? Cp had an rmc sign in the middle of mean streak the year before it closed....

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GIGA@MT.JPG

It took me like 10 mins to find the "GIGA" lol, so I just circled it so it would be easier to see.

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Just something an associate did before the public got there...not everything seen is a clue for the next thing coming to the park.

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A new spark of hope just ignited into my little KI fanboy heart. I know it’s nothing grand or confirmed, yet, it’s the icing on the cake of such a fantastic and memorable year at Kings Island. The future is bright for us Kings Island enthusiasts.

 

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I really am trying to convince myself this is nothing and a joke. But still, whenever I see things like this I start speculating like crazy, The thought of us getting a Giga in the next 2 years is VERY exciting.

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I don't understand why everyone thinks we are getting a Giga in the next few years? It took five years to get Banshee after Diamondback. It took three years to get Mystic after Banshee. Why would Cedar Fair drop $30 million on a giga two or three years after dropping like $12-$15 million on Mystic?

KI doesn't need a giga anyway. There are far more pressing issues that need addressed prior to adding the next coaster. For all that Cedar Fair has done for the park, the park's charm and the overall guest experience have greatly suffered. There are honestly parts of the park that are embarrassingly neglected.

Roller coasters do not define a park.

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5 hours ago, LoadAndGo said:

I don't understand why everyone thinks we are getting a Giga in the next few years? It took five years to get Banshee after Diamondback. It took three years to get Mystic after Banshee. Why would Cedar Fair drop $30 million on a giga two or three years after dropping like $12-$15 million on Mystic?

KI doesn't need a giga anyway. There are far more pressing issues that need addressed prior to adding the next coaster. For all that Cedar Fair has done for the park, the park's charm and the overall guest experience have greatly suffered. There are honestly parts of the park that are embarrassingly neglected.

Roller coasters do not define a park.

Finally, someone who gets it. Thank you. Agree 100%. 

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I don't understand why everyone thinks we are getting a Giga in the next few years? It took five years to get Banshee after Diamondback. It took three years to get Mystic after Banshee. Why would Cedar Fair drop $30 million on a giga two or three years after dropping like $12-$15 million on Mystic?
KI doesn't need a giga anyway. There are far more pressing issues that need addressed prior to adding the next coaster. For all that Cedar Fair has done for the park, the park's charm and the overall guest experience have greatly suffered. There are honestly parts of the park that are embarrassingly neglected.
Roller coasters do not define a park.


I do not disagree with your sentiment but do not allow past decisions to try and prognosticate the current.




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6 hours ago, LoadAndGo said:

I don't understand why everyone thinks we are getting a Giga in the next few years? It took five years to get Banshee after Diamondback. It took three years to get Mystic after Banshee. Why would Cedar Fair drop $30 million on a giga two or three years after dropping like $12-$15 million on Mystic?

KI doesn't need a giga anyway. There are far more pressing issues that need addressed prior to adding the next coaster. For all that Cedar Fair has done for the park, the park's charm and the overall guest experience have greatly suffered. There are honestly parts of the park that are embarrassingly neglected.

Roller coasters do not define a park.

I look forward to a giga, if we get one.  I will say that I am very encouraged by the 2017 season and how it changed KI.  Instrumental music on I-Street again that is supposed to be back.  Fantastic theming surrounding Mystic Timbers.  Winterfest totally brought back the magic I remember from my childhood.  I think great days are ahead, giga or not.

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