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48 minutes ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

So how far are they in? I can't look at the cam.

They are putting in the tallest support for the helix 

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1 minute ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

Why the tallest first?

My guess is they will try to move the cranes as little as possible for building the helix so they may work from right to left when building it?

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This is a helix not a turn around lol. Someone said its just over 100ft.  i think they are putting this side together first so the cranes arn't stuck in. they need to exit under the lift hill.

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3 minutes ago, collin.klopfstein said:

How tall is the turnaround supposed to be?! This support is tall

125 feet

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Next support going in. On the far side  of the support they finished!

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It's crazy to think that this helix is exactly as tall as Dueling Dragons was.

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Looks like the station is getting some kind if wrap on the roof that’s the same color as the track. Initially i thought it was paint. 

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4 minutes ago, Gplez90 said:

Looks like the station is getting some kind if wrap on the roof that’s the same color as the track. Initially i thought it was paint. 

It has to be paint.

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i mean it could be plastic or fiberglass panels? Also it wouldn't be a wrap because over time it would rip and fade real bad in the sun? Could be paint though. lol

 

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Entire top half of second helix support being lifted into place.

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47 minutes ago, Maverick44 said:

Entire top half of second helix support being lifted into place.

They are still working by the looks of it. I wonder if they must be on a tight time schedule to get done. 
 

This is where the support is in relationship to the lift from past images. I took this around 430ish. 

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Yeah they must be working overtime bc they’re still out there with some big lights allowing them to work. I took this screenshot about 30 mins ago showing the 2 tallest helix supports. I think the helix looks a lot bigger than it did in the rendering. 

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14 minutes ago, Waltny said:

They are still working by the looks of it. I wonder if they must be on a tight time schedule to get done. 
 

This is where the support is in relationship to the lift from past images. I took this around 430ish. 

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I feel like they’re getting close to a deadline, and weather this weekend is likely gonna hinder that. If you look back, both Banshee and Diamondback (Not sure about Mystic Timbers) were done with track erection the last week of January. They may be trying to get this thing complete in the next 10 days or so. 

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4 minutes ago, Beast Night Rider said:

Yeah they must be working overtime bc they’re still out there with some big lights allowing them to work. I took this screenshot about 30 mins ago showing the 2 tallest helix supports. I think the helix looks a lot bigger than it did in the rendering. 

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I saw that on the cam too, it’s surprising to see the current pacing of construction. That next support should be to the left of the one on my image. 

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22 hours ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

She should learn about TTD :D

Wait 'till she hears about the insane acceleration of some coasters (see Do-Dodonpa)!

Also, that was a cool fact about the helix being as tall as Dueling Dragons. I never got to ride it back in the day as when I went to IOA in '02 (?), I was going through this weird phase where I didn't ride coasters with lift hills (yes, I'm serious! :o) as I got "stuck" on The Beast's first lift (looking back, it was probably a block brake or something routine) and it traumatized me. In other news, I did ride Hulk and that was amazing; I always remember seeing it advertised in magazines back in the day.

Finally, guess they still haven't taken Winterfest stuff down lol! (Re: the webcam)

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I doubt the roof is "being panted".  More likely, they are installing standing seam metal roof panels, which were painted in the factory prior to arrival on site.

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13 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

It turns out at NCC, it was asked why Orion was not a record breaking ride, here's Don's answer:

Source: https://wgntv.com/2020/01/18/kings-island-shares-new-orion-roller-coaster-updates-and-construction-photos/

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Never said we wouldn’t be getting an RMC trex, he just said nothing is in the works right now ...

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95fa80e2c81c5519faea27971191125a.jpg well now we have some sort close up picture of the turn around. Taken from the article above.

 

 

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3 hours ago, CoastersRZ said:

I doubt the roof is "being panted".

I don't think they make khakis in its size. 

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1 hour ago, Joshua said:

I don't think they make khakis in its size. 

Orion has a belt, so there must be pants that size....;)

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