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5 minutes ago, kirbias1 said:

Do you think the possibility for a 330 + drop is there? Considering the ravine looks to be about 30'-40' deep.

That’s an excellent question. It all depends on how much they modified the land post tree removal. Based on the terrain, pre-tree removal, I found it hard to get the coaster to a 310 ft drop. 

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if this image is to be taken into account, it looks like they “smoothed” the grade from the “north section” of Dinosaurs Alive Path to the ravine. If this is indeed the case, I can see another 10-20 ft added to the drop. So it is entirely possible this coaster has a 323 ft drop as the name Polaris may indicate (being 323 light years away from Earth). 

Unfortunately, it is more likely the coaster is 285 ft tall with a 301 ft drop (Kings Island will call it a giga still) then it would be 305 ft tall with a 323 ft drop. (This is assuming the lift and drop is identical in shape to fury and is scaled by some factor to “fit it” to the “proper” height. I can go over the math if you’d like, lol

However, if this is the steepest giga at 85 degrees we can easily get a 305-315 ft tall coaster with a 315+ ft drop.

Considering we will see the lift construction first, before the rest of the coaster takes shape (based on the permit drawings) we will know a LOT more about this coaster in the next 2 months.

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17 minutes ago, sikkinixx99 said:

@DustinTheNow Do you have a video of this on YouTube?

If you are asking about a POV video, not yet. I’m aiming to have this done by Thursday and Amusement Insiders will probably post it this coming weekend. They do however already have a nice breakdown of the possible coaster layout and stats. 

 

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27 minutes ago, kirbias1 said:

^^^Yes, but if it doesn't measure 300 or more feet from the apex of the lift directly below it to the ground, it is not a giga. It may have a giga drop because it drops down a hillside, but it will not have giga height. Hopefully, this isn't the case.

 

With the ground at the top of the lift hill being 10 ft higher than the ground at the base of the lift/station, that's an even harder goal to achieve with the math we have. It's going to come down to peak geometry and drop angle to get it over 300. 

Also, If it is 290 ft tall and has a 305 foot drop, and the park calls it a giga, who is going to step in and make them change it? Carowinds advertises Fury as the worlds tallest Giga when Red Force is 367 ft tall. They don't have an asterisk saying world's tallest non-lauched giga. 

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Rebar for some of the footers are on site. Just got off Adventure Express and saw them by the rectangle gravel plot by Blue Racer. I’ll post a pic here in a minute.

EDIT: Here you go. Not the best pic (digital zoom), but you can see them sitting in the grass on the left there.

DOUBLE EDIT: a concrete mixer truck just showed up.

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13 minutes ago, JCoaster25 said:

Rebar for some of the footers are on site. Just got off Adventure Express and saw them by the rectangle gravel plot by Blue Racer. I’ll post a pic here in a minute.

EDIT: Here you go. Not the best pic (digital zoom), but you can see them sitting in the grass on the left there.

DOUBLE EDIT: a concrete mixer truck just showed up.

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be sure to let us know what the concrete mixer truck is doing, if you would be so kind!

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Sure!

The cylindrical molds for the footers have been placed in the ground around part of the gravel plot. Concrete is being poured as we speak. This is really interesting because if this is where the transfer shed is going or something similar, the supposed leaked plans for the full layout aren’t accurate since they show it on the other side of Flight of Fear. Things are getting interesting.

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3 minutes ago, JCoaster25 said:

Sure!

the cylindrical molds for the footers have been placed in the ground around part of the gravel plot. Concrete is being poured as we speak. This is really interesting because if this is where the transfer shed is going or something similar, the supposed leaked plans for the full layout aren’t accurate since they show it on the other side of Flight of Fear. Things are getting interesting.

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Where exactly is this located?

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6 minutes ago, DustinTheNow said:

I don’t see how this construction is related to the Giga. 

I agree. Look at the construction for this in relation to the land clearing on the other side of Flight of Fear. I'm no construction expert but even if this was related to the coaster it seems kind of "late". If this area was used for a coaster wouldn't the grass already be all torn up and reduced to dirt? This seems like a side project that could be in companion to the 2020 project.

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