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FYI... just to add some tid-bits here... The "Pedestals" you see today were altered for either the 2nd or 3rd season of operation.  Originally, the water bowls sat on top of the simple round cyli

Me visiting this thread in search of wholesome discussion of the new changes to I-Street.

I am asking that we close the book on the picture discussion at this point.  I am going to close it with this: I try to work very closely with the park to get information to share with you, the m

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Not a single person was outraged about a possible fountain name change haha @KIghostguy 

At a recent trip to Universal, I saw their new nightly ”cinematic celebration” show. Fountains spray water into the air and they project movie scenes onto the “water screens”. If the fountains will be moving anything like these, I will be impressed. Obviously there won’t be movie projections, but the way they move is very impressive  

Here’s a video of those fountains in action: Cinematic Celebration

@BoddaH1994 any chance you might have been comparing KIs new fountains to ones like these? 

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2 hours ago, Sorner said:

Not a single person was outraged about a possible fountain name change haha @KIghostguy 

At a recent trip to Universal, I saw their new nightly ”cinematic celebration” show. Fountains spray water into the air and they project movie scenes onto the “water screens”. If the fountains will be moving anything like these, I will be impressed. Obviously there won’t be movie projections, but the way they move is very impressive  

Here’s a video of those fountains in action: Cinematic Celebration

@BoddaH1994 any chance you might have been comparing KIs new fountains to ones like these? 

If they had jets as high as Cinematic Celebration then nothing on I Street would be dry! :D

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Does anyone know if the fountain will be choreographed to the orchestral music in addition to the fireworks? The original blog post says that there will be "choreographed daytime and nighttime shows," but the park's Instagram posted about the "new fountain show," singular.

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On 5/11/2019 at 3:59 PM, FoF96" said:

It was definitely hard to ride that year.  There is actually a video of that cycle. It’s a bit hard to see but when the gondola gets under the light you can definitely see “oh crap that is forceful”

The 2008 cycle

I remember the 2008 cycle and it was a lot of fun and I told my friend how awesome it was. Rode it sometime later with the lame cycle and felt like an idiot for telling my friends how intense it was. 

Could the weight problem have been because the two A frames where so far apart thus letting the arms flex more?  

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5 minutes ago, Klabergian Empire said:

I am somewhat disappointed that they couldn't find a way to put the fountain lights on the nozzles instead of putting up ugly towers with the lights.

The lights are on the nozzles, they just haven't been turned on yet for the public.

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They couldn’t have at least turned the fountains off for that guy??! Haha. I am excited to see what the fountains will be like! Please post lots of pictures and please, someone upload a video! I won’t be able to go to back to the park until late July, maybe even late August :/

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2 hours ago, Sorner said:

They couldn’t have at least turned the fountains off for that guy??! Haha. I am excited to see what the fountains will be like! Please post lots of pictures and please, someone upload a video! I won’t be able to go to back to the park until late July, maybe even late August :/

He was adjusting the heights! lol They had to be on.

I do not have an explanation for this, though...

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I believe that post just gave pianoman a new goal in life.

Haha maybe I should consider this as a possible career. Maybe someday I could be designing these things.


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17 minutes ago, silver2005 said:

^Which is your excuse to be able to swim in them. ;)  

#nextlevelfountainert

I’ve never been in the Royal Fountain at KI, but I have been in KD’s. Yeah, not as fun as you think. 

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11 minutes ago, silver2005 said:

I just thought of a use for the old fountain pedestals- extend the lazy river in Soak City and make a near replica to pass by.  

Or allow floaties in the Royal Fountain. They must choose. 

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6 hours ago, flightoffear1996 said:

I remember the 2008 cycle and it was a lot of fun and I told my friend how awesome it was. Rode it sometime later with the lame cycle and felt like an idiot for telling my friends how intense it was. 

Could the weight problem have been because the two A frames where so far apart thus letting the arms flex more?  

I doubt it, the pole going between the arms would have been the brace preventing the arms from bowing inward.  I’m not sure how Top Spins lock the gondola in place for flipping but if there was only a brake on one of the arms or if the insides of the gondola were not perfectly symmetrical, it would allow the arms to move slightly out of sync even with the same motor input on both sides due to uneven weight.

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This talk about swimming in the fountains really makes me want to do it haha. I worked at Jungle Jims through college and they'd choose a day to let employees take a swim in the fountain out front. Maybe KI could do that for willing guests? Hahaha. Not being too serious but it’d be interesting. 

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9 hours ago, Sorner said:

This talk about swimming in the fountains really makes me want to do it haha. I worked at Jungle Jims through college and they'd choose a day to let employees take a swim in the fountain out front. Maybe KI could do that for willing guests? Hahaha. Not being too serious but it’d be interesting. 

You can skate on it in the winter. Probably about as close as we are going to get. 

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