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10 minutes ago, JonahWilliamson said:

Lift will be done this week. Fo sho

They really only have one more day of work on the lift. They are near the point one crane will hold most of it while the rest gets locked in.  This could, and my guess is, will be done by Monday evening. Then take down the two big crawler cranes, save the boom pieces for the new crawler that will be used elsewhere and off and running on the rest.

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While I'd assume they don't work on weekends (and this weather isn't helping) it's possible that they will this weekend because of the crane rental.  Just a guess.  I admittingly have no idea what I'm talking about.

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44 minutes ago, Kodistict said:

I mean, what do you expect lol. It's a Saturday when the park is currently closed.

Why is the park currently closed?? I thought it opened at 11?

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I think the first week of November is still a more reasonable timeframe to expect the lift to be completed. They still have to put up the other massive drop support, and there's seven more pieces of track until the hill is done. I'd expect them to build the drop in 2-3 days, from the 28th to the 30th (4 pieces of track), and if they're really rushing, then at the earliest, it gets topped off next Friday (November 1st).

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1 hour ago, CedarIslander said:

Why is the park currently closed?? I thought it opened at 11?

Oh my bad. I thought it opened at 5:00 lol.

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1 hour ago, BoddaH1994 said:

While I'd assume they don't work on weekends (and this weather isn't helping) it's possible that they will this weekend because of the crane rental.  Just a guess.  I admittingly have no idea what I'm talking about.

they've been working Saturdays and off Sundays. They may have switched this weekend because of the rain. 

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So if you didn't realize, there is only one more full straight piece of lift track before we crest. Ive edited the extra lift piece and drew an approximate drop so we can better visualize. Enjoy!

(The drop curve is obviously not accurate :p)

 

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There's still another column assembly around the same height as the current highest one that will be on the drop side.

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Correct. Im just not going that in depth with my cell-phone photo edits... Just giving some current photos with a stroke of my thumb lol. Here's another.

Again, not drawing every support, I edited the extended lift piece in, and of course, its not accurate at all. (Trying to minimize irrelevant replies)

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1 hour ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

How did you get that last lift piece in? Unless it was installed already. 

That piece was not installed as of yesterday, so if his picture is from today and not photoshopped they added another piece of track. Seems strange that they would have it extended out with the next support group not ready to catch it. Im heading over within the hour.

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How did you get that last lift piece in? Unless it was installed already. 

Read what he said, he extended it in photoshop


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2 minutes ago, thatguyfromohio said:


Read what he said, he extended it in photoshop


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I missed that as I breezed through and went to go check the weather camera.

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2 minutes ago, Fitzcoasts14 said:

Where did you get this webcam?

weatherbug.com

 

With that, looks like the park is dead on international street. It is only a screen capture every 15 mins or so. 

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UNEDITED

sorry for the confusion, just trying to imagine better what itll look like from these angles.

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I was able to get to the Island today. Here are some Orion pictures I got. 

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Sorry for the double post, but I got on racer today and here's a site update. There is now about 5 pieces of drop track by the backbone, about 9 pieces of track at the far right of the site, and I saw a some supports about to be assembled. Probably the second big first hill support.

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I just noticed how Diamondback has that spine looking thing running up the lift supports a bit under the actual track. Will Orion have this as well or will the supports for Orion be simpler, like how we are seeing so far?

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I just noticed how Diamondback has that spine looking thing running up the lift supports a bit under the actual track. Will Orion have this as well or will the supports for Orion be simpler, like how we are seeing so far?

That’s for the chain. They are now placed inside the track


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2 minutes ago, Nutterie said:

I just noticed how Diamondback has that spine looking thing running up the lift supports a bit under the actual track. Will Orion have this as well or will the supports for Orion be simpler, like how we are seeing so far?

Nah that's the trough for the chain. For the B&M gigas, it's built into the spine since it's thicker.

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1 hour ago, ethancoaster said:

Nah that's the trough for the chain. For the B&M gigas, it's built into the spine since it's thicker.

Thanks for that info. I was wondering why it was in the animation. Why would the lift track be thicker. There wouldn't be added stress at that point versus a hyper 

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Thanks for that info. I was wondering why it was in the animation. Why would the lift track be thicker. There wouldn't be added stress at that point versus a hyper 

The supports are further apart, the track is used as a support also. As an arch. The drop and lift both goes into the ground


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I wish Kings Island could do something like what they did with the topping off of MF and kind of fly to the top. 

 

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5 hours ago, Kodistict said:

I wish Kings Island could do something like what they did with the topping off of MF and kind of fly to the top. 

 

That's awesome 

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