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Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

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When you get down by the Little Miami River, you run into a lot of environmental issues.  I doubt any coaster will get close to that river.  This rumored coaster or any future coaster that Kings Island may install.


Maybe... maybe not. You never know how EPA will react. This would give it a ton of length. We need both wood and steel length records... just because...
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Its not just the EPA.  The Little Miami River is a State and National Scenic River.  I am sure that carries its own set of regulations.  I for one do not think that the park needs any kind of records.  Records can be over rated.  I can have a ton of fun riding the Tornado at Stricker`s Grove, which has no records.  A coaster does not need to have one of the superlatives (tallest, fastest, longest, steepest, etc.) to be a fun ride.  Case in point: Mystic Timbers.  Not a record breaking coaster, but a fun ride.

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On ‎1‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 9:40 AM, sixohdieselrage said:

I posted this picture in the Giga Speculation thread as well, but I feel its appropriate for this thread also. Here is a good picture of the land behind Firehawk, all the way to the LM River.  Quite a bit of space though. LRM_EXPORT_431902625432931_20190107_093840006.jpeg

Also, @Fye Coasters, I'd guess around the 350ft mark, as did @flightoffear1996.

Pretty sure I recognize that wing strut... :-D

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On 1/8/2019 at 3:41 PM, Maverick44 said:

I hope we get some pics or vids of when the hill comes down!

Depending on weather, that would be nice. But I assume they will be starting on it soon. 

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On 1/8/2019 at 3:41 PM, Maverick44 said:

I hope we get some pics or vids of when the hill comes down!

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Here’s a mock up of the demolition. They’ve started taking out the pre-drop portion before the first lie-to-fly inversion.

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7 hours ago, gforce1994 said:

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Here’s a mock up of the demolition. They’ve started taking out the pre-drop portion before the first lie-to-fly inversion.

This is a whole new level of KI Fanboy- doing a NL2 demolition :lol:

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9 hours ago, SonofBaconator said:

This is a whole new level of KI Fanboy- doing a NL2 demolition :lol:

It was easier to make a Thunder Road recreation.B4AB3B99-312C-4269-ADEF-DFB499612BA9.jpeg

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Stopped by the KI area today and was suprised at the progress. Looks like that is the drop section that is standing.

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This was shot in the parking lot of GWL.

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Thanks for the update! That is amazing! Makes me want to drive on down and view myself as well.

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Fingers crossed! I’d love to do that and also drive by clermont steel!


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Just a reminder- if anyone goes to the plant for pictures, do so without trespassing on their or nearby properties without permission from the respective occupants.  

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For sure! I would stay on main roads and and only take pics if I can stop! I will say that I have done my fair share of trespassing during my years. I go to old abandoned placed and shoot video. its the people that destroy things and vandalize that ruin it for other who just want to look and explore.

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Ugh sorry about the double post. I got excited haha

You think there is a dumpster near by to see where the parts are going. Maybe they can let us have a piece after it gets to the recycling plant haha??

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The NL2 recreation has been updated. Here's what the site looks like according to the O'rourke Wrecking Company video.screenshot-2019-01-23-21-04-15.png

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2 hours ago, silver2005 said:

Same goes with taking Firehawk photos from the ground. 

 

1 hour ago, Maverick44 said:

For sure! I would stay on main roads and and only take pics if I can stop! I will say that I have done my fair share of trespassing during my years. I go to old abandoned placed and shoot video. its the people that destroy things and vandalize that ruin it for other who just want to look and explore.

Or do what I did, and just go into the left back parking lot of Great Wolf Lodge. Got great shots of Firehawk and the new dorm building. Highly recommend, for the view and the fact it is legal and safe to take photos there. 

Also think there is a lot more of the drop gone based off my photo. The only pieces of it left are the ones connected to the support beams.

Edit: I'll share those the construction for the dorm rooms soon.

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1 hour ago, JubJester said:

 

 

Also think there is a lot more of the drop gone based off my photo. The only pieces of it left are the ones connected to the support beams.

 

There are also a lot of supports gone too. Like the pre drop after the lift

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At this rate, it could be completely gone by the end of next month. And since it’s coming down FAST, could preparations for something new be far behind? The suspense is killing me!

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