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21 hours ago, ldhudsonjr said:

I'm not sure If I could handle that...that sounds brutal as hell, especially for something that will be over in a minute or two

 

Anyone recall the days when Vortex and Beast both would have 3 hour waits? 

20 hours ago, ldhudsonjr said:

^Would you say something like a 4 hour wait is going to be a common scenario for this thing? This is the first time I've ever followed a new attraction like this so I don't really know what it's going to be like. I know by 2018, Mystic Timbers lines didn't seem that bad at all, no idea what they were like year one though.

No. The difference between 2020 and past ride openings is theres a lot more ride capacity than in the past. If the line for the new coaster is too long, you still have DB, Banshee, MT, Etc, Etc, to ride. The first few weekends will be crazy as people will be making trips to be one of the first. But by the time they hit daily ops, 2 hour waits will be rare. 

5 hours ago, sixohdieselrage said:

I am poking a stick in a hornet's nest, but I feel Intamin fanboys are worse than B&M fanboys, in terms of being annoying....:ph34r:

I think that stems from the fact that there really aren't a lot of true B&M fan boys. You just have a lot of people that recognize that parks are going to buy a quality ride that will last a long time and rarely break down over a ride that you can just about guarantee will make your customers sit in line not moving for hours since it's broke down again. 

Eventually though, the Intamin fan boys will disappear though as parks are just going to stop building them. The current Hagrid mess is more of the same. Great ride, but they can't keep it open. 

1 hour ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

No, how about a Michigan Wolverines themed coaster and area! 

Not sure how the GP would respond to a coaster that is hyped through the roof, starts fast on some bunny hills, but breaks down consistently before the end. 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Enchanted Voyage Lover said:

I hope they do a great trailer video for the coaster, Banshee was the best one I have ever seen.

The year following, Fury 325’s announcement video was also pretty cool! Unfortunately, every Cedar Fair announcement video after Fury 325 has been meh... I used to look forward to watching those every year!

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21 hours ago, ldhudsonjr said:

^Would you say something like a 4 hour wait is going to be a common scenario for this thing? This is the first time I've ever followed a new attraction like this so I don't really know what it's going to be like. I know by 2018, Mystic Timbers lines didn't seem that bad at all, no idea what they were like year one though.

IIRC, Mystic’s first year would have hour/hour and a half waits (I think?). I know that outside of Preview Night (2.5 hour wait- it was totally worth it!), I’d waited as far away as the first switchback shed and as close as the switchbacks near the ride’s actual shed (or somewhere around there). Project X will be hard to tell as it will be really popular (I think), but also a people eater. While writing this, I’m recalling my first time riding Banshee (it was early in the 2014 season, I think around May or June) and being surprised that the line moved so quickly. Heck, I even rode 2 or 3 more times that day!

Also, re: B&M vs. Intamin, I find that both manufacturers can make intense or not as intense (aka “forceless”) coasters. Just look at Rougarou vs. Millennium Force or Maverick vs. GateKeeper.

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7 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Talking about the person who claimed about track being on site, he was very likely just someone trolling trying to get attention. 

Yeah, I didn’t see anything either just now. 

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16 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Talking about the person who claimed about track being on site, he was very likely just someone trolling trying to get attention. 

Yeah , if I’m correct they haven’t even started painting the lift pieces yet . And there is no point of having track pieces there when not all the pieces are painted.

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Not sure how the GP would respond to a coaster that is hyped through the roof, starts fast on some bunny hills, but breaks down consistently before the end. 

 

 

Well i don’t wanna keep this dragging on but I can promise you I won’t fade out and I love Intamin. They arnt just gonna go poof and all their coasters are gone. Haha It it what it is moving on....

 

To the person who says they saw track on site. He is just trolling us. Well trying to troll. With all the coverage we have on here someone would have seen it and shared. They are looking to cause a stir.

 

 

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I know this is off subject but where is the best place to stay up at KI? For years we’d stay at the KI Inn, I know it got nasty. We’d stay there for  nostalgia, shuttle and it had a bar. So where is a good place with those assets? Please don’t say Great Wolf....I’m not paying that kind of money to go drink and have a good time at Halloween Haunt.

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I know this is off subject but where is the best place to stay up at KI? For years we’d stay at the KI Inn, I know it got nasty. We’d stay there for  nostalgia, shuttle and it had a bar. So where is a good place with those assets? Please don’t say Great Wolf....I’m not paying that kind of money to go drink and have a good time at Halloween Haunt.

The new tru hotel looks just like breakers inside


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1 hour ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Talking about the person who claimed about track being on site, he was very likely just someone trolling trying to get attention. 

The track isn't Blue and Gray, so it was obviously made up anyway. 

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5 minutes ago, collin.klopfstein said:

If it was real, he probably saw a piece of the blue track with a small grey support on it

Except he says the top is blue and the bottom is silver. He's playing off the pics that had the sky reflecting making the bottom look silver. People jumped to conclusions off that one pic and haven't kept up with the newer pics. There's no "if" to this. The guy made it up. 

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12 minutes ago, FUN&ONLY! said:

The park would never have track onsite before vertical construction anyways!

Ummm.... yes they would...  not saying they do at present... but Face/Off (Invertigo) and Rugrats (Flying Ace) were stored in the parking lot before vertical construction began.  See below.

Also, Tomb Raider was stored in the picnic grove before vertical construction began.  Drop Zone (Tower) was also stored in the parking lot ahead of vertical construction.

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In regards to the Wolverines theme.   I mean they kinda are building a coaster that's going to let down a bunch of people that guaranteed this was the year we were getting the number 1 coaster.  So I guess they could make that theme work. Just dont put a goal line before the brake run.  It will never complete a circut.

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6 hours ago, collin.klopfstein said:

If it was real, he probably saw a piece of the blue track with a small grey support on it

Bear with me because I wasn’t able to download my photos from CSF on to my computer yet, however this is the picture I got of the support color. The support is indeed a very light gray / white color. Any other silver or gray structure is indeed the Hershey bar wrapper colored Hershey hyper supports. 9061FD8C-EB9E-44CE-BB53-09691AE20AE0.jpeg

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8 minutes ago, Maverick44 said:

It was sad seeing SoB just sit there not in use for those years before it was torn down.


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Fortunately for me as it was, the SBNO period of Son of Beast was when I fell out of the roller coaster fandom for a while. I got to ride that coaster in all of its iterations, and always enjoyed it. Started back into coasters again after it was already torn down. That was an awesome experience, but I'll side with the folks who say it would beat you up. I was only into the idea of one lap on that ride anytime I went. 

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