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2 hours ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Was media there when they installed the last piece of track on Banshee?

No idea, I didnt live in the area and KI wasnt on my radar. This is just a guess on my part. 

The media has been in and out since the announcement of the 2020 schedule so why not for the completion of their largest investment to date(and the now much beloved coaster that is coming down)?

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1 hour ago, Waltny said:

No idea, I didnt live in the area and KI wasnt on my radar. This is just a guess on my part. 

The media has been in and out since the announcement of the 2020 schedule so why not for the completion of their largest investment to date(and the now much beloved coaster that is coming down)?

I don’t think media was there. They probably reported with park supplied content. A piece scheduled to be installed could be installed on time at 9:00, be delayed until 2:00, or not happen until the next day. The media doesn’t have time to sit around and wait for this. 
 

Don’t hold your breath for Vortex coverage too. It’s possible that Chopper 9 will do a fly over or a news station may sent a drone up but the park isn’t going to facilitate anything involving The Vortex. 

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8 hours ago, BoddaH1994 said:

I don’t think media was there. They probably reported with park supplied content. A piece scheduled to be installed could be installed on time at 9:00, be delayed until 2:00, or not happen until the next day. The media doesn’t have time to sit around and wait for this. 
 

Don’t hold your breath for Vortex coverage too. It’s possible that Chopper 9 will do a fly over or a news station may sent a drone up but the park isn’t going to facilitate anything involving The Vortex. 

Truth be told I’m not concerned with either being reported. I just though they may keep their foot on the pedal and give the masses what they are wanting.

I fully intend to get the last piece myself and the hills of Vortex coming down from vantage points around KI .

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Off topic, I know, but is it just me, or is the building (restrooms, I believe) that was next to WindSeeker gone??  When did that happen??

 

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Edit:  Maybe it's still there and I'm just not seeing it correctly??

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1 minute ago, Born_in_'72 said:

Off topic, I know, but is it just me, or is the building (restrooms, I believe) that was next to WindSeeker gone??  When did that happen??

 

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I can see the building there.

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30 minutes ago, Born_in_'72 said:

Off topic, I know, but is it just me, or is the building (restrooms, I believe) that was next to WindSeeker gone??  When did that happen??

 

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Edit:  Maybe it's still there and I'm just not seeing it correctly??

I can still see it; the roof just blends in with the concrete. I can see why it would look that way though! :D

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Yeah, it just appears that the track is being installed straight with the webcam's line of sight.  I imagine we'll be able to see the next piece or two rise up to the left, into the last turn.

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They put the piece that is directly below the drop in earlier and now they are putting in the next piece. 

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7 minutes ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

Is it weird that I used to think Diamondback was a giga? :lol:

I don't think it is weird. 

Awful, creepy, curious, eccentric, eerie, freaky, funky, ghastly, haunting, horrific, kooky, magical, mysterious, outlandish, peculiar, spooky, strange, supernatural or unnatural possibly, but not weird. :P

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2 hours ago, Waltny said:

Truth be told I’m not concerned with either being reported. I just though they may keep their foot on the pedal and give the masses what they are wanting.

I fully intend to get the last piece myself and the hills of Vortex coming down from vantage points around KI .

Can’t wait to see it!!

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1 hour ago, King Ding Dong said:

I don't think it is weird. 

Awful, creepy, curious, eccentric, eerie, freaky, funky, ghastly, haunting, horrific, kooky, magical, mysterious, outlandish, peculiar, spooky, strange, supernatural or unnatural possibly, but not weird. :P

I was GP so bad! I thought Adventure Express went 85 miles per hour and I scared my sister to death when I told her :lol:

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22 minutes ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

I was GP so bad! I thought Adventure Express went 85 miles per hour and I scared my sister to death when I told her :lol:

Well, first time I saw Diamondback I thought for sure the splashdown was water jets because the track was not underwater.  :D

Many years ago when a ride host asked me to buckle the seat belt I replied politely, "No thank you, I'm fine."  You can imagine how well that went over.

It would be cool if the top lift could be the last piece, like the STL Arch, but that's not how this machine goes together. 

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30 minutes ago, BoddaH1994 said:

Can’t wait to see it!!

I’m hoping to be available and at the ready!

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2 people just walked to the top of the lift hill...this perspective shows how massive this hill is going to be.
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I hope they’re getting some pictures to post to Kings Islands social media.
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Sure makes it look like a coaster for ants. 

One of the coolest aspects to a Giga is there is no getting around you feeling really, really high up. 

Also, doesn't Ohio at least get the record of most Giga's in one state?

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5 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

Also, doesn't Ohio at least get the record of most Giga's in one state?

Yeah, Millie and Orion. Ohio is pretty much the coaster capital of the US, you will find a lot of coasters that broke records. Unless you count California, which is full of fillers. Ohio have coasters that have purpose to bring tons of crowds in. California adds random coasters for bragging rights. Mostly for numbers.

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2 minutes ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

Yeah, Millie and Orion. Ohio is pretty much the coaster capital of the US, you will find a lot of coasters that broke records. Unless you count California, which is full of fillers. Ohio have coasters that have purpose to bring tons of crowds in. California adds random coasters for bragging rights. Mostly for numbers.

Ohio **has, 

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Just now, Nutterie said:

that wasnt necessary but aight

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He does it to me all the time. 

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He does it to me all the time. 
o then power to you lol

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1 minute ago, Nutterie said:

o then power to you lol

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lol ehh 

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9 minutes ago, Legofan237 said:

I forgot, but do we still have one more support here?

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Yes, that will be the last support they need to install.

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Looks like more track was installed! I think Orion's track work will definitely be done by the end of this week, or early next week.

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