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I've been lurking around this thread since nearly the beginning, and with the announcement just a few days away, I decided it was finally time to make an account and join in! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it to KI this year, but I did have the opportunity to go to Carowinds for the first time. Fury 325 is an amazing ride, and I can't wait to have a giga at my favorite park!

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4 minutes ago, collin.klopfstein said:

Getting me more and more excited for the announcement Thursday @Fye Coasters!!!!!!! Can’t wait to be there!

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Hmmm. They are testing the video equipment with the Mystic Timbers announcement video. Maybe that’s where the next clue is located?

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3 minutes ago, RollerRaven said:

I've been lurking around this thread since nearly the beginning, and with the announcement just a few days away, I decided it was finally time to make an account and join in! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it to KI this year, but I did have the opportunity to go to Carowinds for the first time. Fury 325 is an amazing ride, and I can't wait to have a giga at my favorite park!

Welcome to KI central @RollerRaven

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Here's a friendly reminder that some of us have been reading silently without cluttering up an already very extensive thread. 

Thank you to the contributors for providing us with the best information available at the time of posting. 

Thank you to KIC staff for keeping it mostly on topic and under control. 

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40 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

New blog post from Kings Island. Now we know it's the biggest announcement in park history!

 

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This makes me feel like there will be more to the announcement than just the giga. Carowinds said their 2019 announcement was the biggest in park history when they had previously announced Fury 325. It was the biggest announcement because in addition to Copperhead Strike, they announced a newly themed area and a new hotel. I could see a full X-Base overhaul or just simple aesthetic improvements to the area (which go a long way), but I am keeping my hopes modest because we are already getting a giga. Any new coaster is worth being excited for!

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31 minutes ago, RollerCoasterAirtime said:

Hey everyone, this is my first post. I have been following this thread for a while and I decided to make a video about the decoding process. I am pumped for Thursday!!!

 

Good Video! Thanks for using my rendering as well, it means a lot to see my work out there. ... If you happen to catch some of the other renderings I actually model the whole coaster based on the blueprints (one of the pages mapped out the heights of all the elements) we have a pretty good idea for all the stats. It will be about 300 ft tall with a 301 ft drop, and the length of track will be around 5450 ft. 

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This makes me feel like there will be more to the announcement than just the giga. Carowinds said their 2019 announcement was the biggest in park history when they had previously announced Fury 325. It was the biggest announcement because in addition to Copperhead Strike, they announced a newly themed area and a new hotel. I could see a full X-Base overhaul or just simple aesthetic improvements to the area (which go a long way), but I am keeping my hopes modest because we are already getting a giga. Any new coaster is worth being excited for!

Also possibly adding a flat ride, full expansion


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13 minutes ago, presto123 said:

If I had to guess, I would say each track piece coming to KI has a price tag of somewhere around $140,000. Wowza! Can practically buy a house for that. Crazy what these rides cost.

You can buy about 70000 Big Macs with that

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If I had to guess, I would say each track piece coming to KI has a price tag of somewhere around $140,000. Wowza! Can practically buy a house for that. Crazy what these rides cost.

I would say wayyyyy less than that per track piece. Maybe $25,000 or less. When pricing stuff like this you have to take into consideration all the trades that are involved. You have the Design, Engineering, track, supports, footers and concrete work, grading, clearing, crane and machinery cost, drainage, electrical, plumbing. The track is just a part of the cost of a potential $30,000,000 investment.

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1 hour ago, ohiocoasterfan said:


I would say wayyyyy less than that per track piece. Maybe $25,000 or less. When pricing stuff like this you have to take into consideration all the trades that are involved. You have the Design, Engineering, track, supports, footers and concrete work, grading, clearing, crane and machinery cost, drainage, electrical, plumbing. The track is just a part of the cost of a potential $30,000,000 investment.

I calculated it wrong. From what I read track averages $7,000 per meter or so.($6,000 for lower track and $7,800 for higher) I was thinking feet. That's still probably  $40,000 to $50,000 per track piece. I think you are UNDERESTIMATING track cost a bit. The info I read said track cost is 70% of coaster construction costs.

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6 hours ago, collin.klopfstein said:

About to get another track update see if it’s still there

I always enjoy your enthusiasm. :) (Ah, to be young again!)

I hope you appreciate your parents...they seem to be great. Not every parent would be willing to drive by a factory just to look at some pieces of metal lying around...plus letting you attend the announcement ceremony!

I am sure that these are memories you will talk about for the rest of your life. :)

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5 hours ago, collin.klopfstein said:

You can buy about 70000 Big Macs with that

You might want to save some of that money for medical bills if you are going to eat even a fraction of those Big Macs. :D 

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4 hours ago, presto123 said:

I calculated it wrong. From what I read track averages $7,000 per meter or so.($6,000 for lower track and $7,800 for higher) I was thinking feet. That's still probably  $40,000 to $50,000 per track piece. I think you are UNDERESTIMATING track cost a bit. The info I read said track cost is 70% of coaster construction costs.

Even so, imagine would could be done with that money; I could get a lot of Pokémon cards (heck, I could buy all the items on my Wish List and still have tons left over... come to think of it, finishing the remaining 2nd gen sets would be a drop in the bucket)!

Back on topic, 1 more day until the big reveal! While I'm super excited for our Giga (especially the 4 across trains- no, I'm not kidding!), that would be cool if we did get a cool flat ride and some bathrooms near the coaster.

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I have been away this year but am excited about the new coaster.  When I visited KI in June, the foot print of the coaster looked somewhat smaller than I expected for a giga coaster.  Considering Leviathan and Fury 325 foot print, this looked more like Intimidator 305 sized.

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They did have shirts for sale directly after the announcement. For Mystic Timbers it was two locations. A small table set up right by the announcement and at the shop near The Beast Entrance since the announcement was on the back of the Tomb Raider building. 

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Yeah! @DustinTheNow excellent job. Although, I seriously hope the lighting package is not just the standard boring lift hill lights. I want to see a Fury type and/or Millennium Force type lighting package. At least multicolored lights. Imo if they don't do a good lighting package, they are really missing out.

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