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2 hours ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

Let's quote what I said.

"There is no way this WON'T get done by the end of this month."

yeah you said 'There is no way this WON'T get done by the end of this month." 

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42 minutes ago, Ohio Coaster Boy 19 said:

yeah you said 'NO WAY THIS WONT GET DONE BY THE END OF THE MONTH" 

Yeah I was so confused for like 5 minutes :D

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I just noticed that after the big airtime hill, you will be turning right over the trench!

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Sorry for the double post, but I think more track is about to go up.

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3 hours ago, TheFloppyDisc said:

True, the view from the MT cam looks pretty clear at this point and the hill they are working on currently is just a little bit taller than Mystic's lift hill.

Mystic’s lift hill is 109Ft and this hill is supposed to be 147ft. For closer comparisons in the park, it is 2 feet shorter than Vortex and 12 feet less than Banshee. 

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I wonder if they can fit another piece of track into their schedule?

 

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It’s up and on. It is a long piece of track and takes us down to the treeline.  

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Guys, the park has not released opening day yet. If you have to go googling to find a hidden page on the website it's probably not made public yet.

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 Seeing the scope of the actual real ride, it is going to carry a lot of speed through the whole ride. Some of these "small" hills are still huge!! 

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17 minutes ago, lifetimecoaster said:

 Seeing the scope of the actual real ride, it is going to carry a lot of speed through the whole ride. Some of these "small" hills are still huge!! 

It also makes me think this ride will be over in :50 seconds lol Just doesn't seem long enough to go 91mph. In my mind it feels like this will be over in no time lol

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3 hours ago, Maverick44 said:

It also makes me think this ride will be over in :50 seconds lol Just doesn't seem long enough to go 91mph. In my mind it feels like this will be over in no time lol

You are probably close on ride time, but of course with loading/unloading the cycles will be close to that golden 3 min mark. 

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3 hours ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

Guys, the park has not released opening day yet. If you have to go googling to find a hidden page on the website it's probably not made public yet.

I thought I remember seeing that season pass preview was April 10 from 2pm-10pm.  Maybe that was in a dream though.

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11 minutes ago, Waltny said:

You are probably close on ride time, but of course with loading/unloading the cycles will be close to that golden 3 min mark.  

I do expect a full ride on Orion will end up taking about 3 minutes:

-About 1 minute just to climb the lift hill: Orion DOES just have a chain lift and not a super fast cable lift like Millennium Force does. You will actually have some time to think "Oh crud this is actually really tall" during the ascent.

-1 minute of actual ride section

-1 minute of brake run until you return to the station

Granted this was likely by design, as it also gives the ride crews about 60 seconds per cycle to dispatch trains without too much stacking. With the fact Orion is likely not gonna have loose articles (will probably use lockers) this thing is gonna have awesome capacity (probably similar to Banshee's), which it will probably need on opening weekend as well as on busier days like July Saturdays and Haunt.

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8 minutes ago, McSalsa said:

I do expect a full ride on Orion will end up taking about 3 minutes:

-About 1 minute just to climb the lift hill: Orion DOES just have a chain lift and not a super fast cable lift like Millennium Force does. You will actually have some time to think "Oh crud this is actually really tall" during the ascent.

-1 minute of actual ride section

-1 minute of brake run until you return to the station

Granted this was likely by design, as it also gives the ride crews about 60 seconds per cycle to dispatch trains without too much stacking. With the fact Orion is likely not gonna have loose articles (will probably use lockers) this thing is gonna have awesome capacity (probably similar to Banshee's), which it will probably need on opening weekend as well as on busier days like July Saturdays and Haunt.

I’m pretty sure at an ACE conference at Canada’s wonderland about 7 months ago, one of the speakers talked about expanding the bins that they have on Yukon striker to other parks and Kings Island was mentioned to maybe using this system 

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10 minutes ago, McSalsa said:

I do expect a full ride on Orion will end up taking about 3 minutes:

-About 1 minute just to climb the lift hill: Orion DOES just have a chain lift and not a super fast cable lift like Millennium Force does. You will actually have some time to think "Oh crud this is actually really tall" during the ascent.

-1 minute of actual ride section

-1 minute of brake run until you return to the station

Granted this was likely by design, as it also gives the ride crews about 60 seconds per cycle to dispatch trains without too much stacking. With the fact Orion is likely not gonna have loose articles (will probably use lockers) this thing is gonna have awesome capacity (probably similar to Banshee's), which it will probably need on opening weekend as well as on busier days like July Saturdays and Haunt.

I’m pretty sure at an ACE conference at Canada’s wonderland about 7 months ago, one of the speakers talked about expanding the bins that they have on Yukon striker to other parks and Kings Island was mentioned to maybe using this system 

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6 hours ago, Maverick44 said:

It also makes me think this ride will be over in :50 seconds lol Just doesn't seem long enough to go 91mph. In my mind it feels like this will be over in no time lol

The 91 MPH happens at the bottom of the first drop correct? Yes, it's long enough to go 91 MPH.:lol: I'll take speed, intensity and airtime over ride length any day.

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3 hours ago, flightoffear1996 said:

I thought I remember seeing that season pass preview was April 10 from 2pm-10pm.  Maybe that was in a dream though.

Do you have a source? I have searched everywhere and cant find that.

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26 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

So Mason is making the kids go to school on Good Friday?  Cool story bro.   :rolleyes:

Mason School Calendar

From someone who goes to Mason, that day is a day off. They’re calling it a “Personal Learning Day.”

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Not only do I have Good Friday off, but Maundy Thursday and the Monday after Easter too! I have a feeling I'll be getting quite a few rides on Orion opening weekendB)

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3 minutes ago, tuxedoman52 said:

Not only do I have Good Friday off, but Maundy Thursday and the Monday after Easter too! I have a feeling I'll be getting quite a few rides on Orion opening weekendB)

Well I’m guessing you live in mason, I live in Indiana. Might go on pass holder preview night but that’s pretty much it until my birthday the next month.

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2 minutes ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

Well I’m guessing you live in mason, I live in Indiana. Might go on pass holder preview night but that’s pretty much it until my birthday the next month.

University of Dayton, actually.

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