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1 hour ago, Kodistict said:

Look at how the supports of the second hill are being lit up now. I would love to see that on the ride, but I want it to still have an awesome night ride.

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They have lights on because they’re still working back there.  They got a very late start on erecting a couple of track pieces. In the morning, I bet we see the crest of the overbanked hill installed.

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1 hour ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

They have lights on because they’re still working back there.  They got a very late start on erecting a couple of track pieces. In the morning, I bet we see the crest of the overbanked hill installed.

 

You mean we WON'T SEE....right? 

The track is almost off the edge of the webcam right now.

 

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Well they clearly added the top of the wave turn.  Now we need the camera moved!!  Or not.  But it'd be kinda nice.  This thing is gonna be AWESOME

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21 hours ago, Maverick44 said:

That is a really cool train. It also screams tribute to Vortex for some reason to me.

Blue & orange, and classy AF--definitely a 'retro' space age feel

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I believe the turn around won't be view-able unless the slightly turn the webcam or you go to WinterFest to see it yourself. 

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1 minute ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

They're turning the camera!!!!!

AWESOME!!! I was not expecting that!!!

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Wow I just caught it too!  Just in time I just clicked right on it and a few seconds later, they began changing the view!  

Behold our new view of Orion construction!

 

 

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I saw the person's hand moving it....ominously towards Vortex too!!?? Oh no!!

 

edit: I LOVE Shake Rattle and Roll.  

also....another big THANKS to Kings Island, one of my favorite places ever. 

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5 minutes ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

He totally could have circle-fingered everyone just now.  

Nice and level now.  Excellent view.  Thanks, Kings Island!

That would have been classic.

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As beautiful as Vortex is and soon will be WAS, I think The Racer and Beast look better and Orion is gonna be a spectacle.  But I think Racer is just beautiful.  I hope it stays basically the same, perhaps with re track and a return to backwards (Hint, hint KI!! :)).  Perhaps a computer to sync the race. But it looks awesome and I think should forever be cherished.  IMO that coaster basically gave us the song Love Rollercoaster, but more importantly gave us Beast and really every great coaster after Racer and Beast is thanks to it.  Its a real treasure.  The camera makes me really see that right now. 

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Crazy that Orion's lift and first half of the wave turn are already longer than Racer. Just goes to show how massive this thing is.

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4 minutes ago, tuxedoman52 said:

Crazy that Orion's lift and first half of the wave turn are already longer than Racer. Just goes to show how massive this thing is.

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Yeah it is.   But...to be technical The Racer is two coasters, so everything is doubled.  But still...after riding Racer a few thousand times on each side, its crazy to see the spectacle unfolding just next to it!

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Just now, JonahWilliamson said:

Turning the camera won my heart back from the #GreatWebcamBlackoutOfThe2000s

Those were the Dark Ages, weren't they?

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Yeah it is.   But...to be technical The Racer is two coasters, so everything is doubled.  But still...after riding Racer a few thousand times on each side, its crazy to see the spectacle unfolding just next to it!
Of course, I just meant the location of the wave turn in relation to Racer's turnaround.

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Love the new view and super excited to be able to see the rest of the track construction.  However, notice that they also turned the camera JUST enough so that you can't see the station anymore, which will also hide any potential theming they are doing there.  I think they're killing two birds with one camera move.....

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9 minutes ago, tuxedoman52 said:

Of course, I just meant the location of the wave turn in relation to Racer's turnaround.

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I figured....but was just massaging Racer's ego too! LOL It's feeling a little (LOT)overshadowed...literally! 

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Kings Island moved the Orion Construction webcam to face the turnaround area. Woohoo!!!

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Crazy that it's taller than Wind Seeker.  Getting very excited to ride this thing!

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19 minutes ago, Glassjaw said:

Crazy that it's taller than Wind Seeker.  Getting very excited to ride this thing!

What's taller then WindSeeker? The Hill isn't? 

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1 hour ago, Fishleehooker said:

Those were the Dark Ages, weren't they?

IF the cams were down any longer probs would have got the plague

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Question: I guess I've never noticed before, what is the building back in-between The Racer's two turn arounds?

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