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31 minutes ago, McSalsa said:

 Also I do believe the big 200' overbanked hill will be clearly visible from this location (I imagine it'd be coming up just behind the Eiffel Tower) and possibly even the turnaround.

Here you go!

 

Orion from skyline (1).png

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8 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Here you go!

 

Orion from skyline (1).png

Thanks- yep, this is pretty much what I imagine this view will be like next year...with Invertigo's colors updated, Son of Beast and Firehawk gone (you can see the very tip of its lift hill in this picture), and Banshee also added of course.

This pic also really shows what I mean by how Orion will help "fill out the skyline". In 2020, it is gonna seem like the Eiffel Tower is surrounded by giant rides. When 48 years prior in 1972, I'd bet not much was even visible from this location besides the Eiffel Tower and maybe the old sky ride.

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8 minutes ago, sixohdieselrage said:

Haha. Who'd a guessed, Mr. Intamin fanboy... haha

Who me? No...… haha but really even if it was not about that. i305 imo is even more intense then Fury. I have friends who don't have a fav manufacturer and say the same. idk lol Oh well off topic now. They haven't done much crane wise today. 

I can't really make it out but are the storage track sections in place?

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2 hours ago, JonahWilliamson said:

I can do these in photoshop is there a track layout image for Orion like this one?

Here ya go!

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It appears there are more triangular supports ready to install.

Edit:  Then again, after looking at the layout, there shouldn't be any of that size left.  From here on out, the supports get bigger and bigger..

 

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1 hour ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

Here ya go!

Orion_Layout_11x17_600dpi.jpg

Sweet! Glad I can do my part. Ill do the Color Me Track once we get a few more pieces in. Once Transfer and Station is done I'll highlight those. 

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This might sound like a dumb question bu there is alot of unpainted track at CSF that looks like giga track especially this piece that is very thick and looks like the top of the lift and is unpainted. Is there still track being made for this coaster ? And also There is giant lift supports being shipped now. here is the piece i saw unpainted. 

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1 hour ago, Maverick44 said:

I won't lie...….I think I305 is gonna be the better coaster...gasp! haha

I'm excited to see what changes happen to Orion next offseason after it's discovered the ride was poorly designed!

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16 minutes ago, collin.klopfstein said:

This might sound like a dumb question bu there is alot of unpainted track at CSF that looks like giga track especially this piece that is very thick and looks like the top of the lift and is unpainted. Is there still track being made for this coaster ? And also There is giant lift supports being shipped now. here is the piece i saw unpainted. 

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It could be a possibility, there is a lot of track at Kings Island don't get me wrong, but its not enough to make a giga coaster that's for sure.

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1 minute ago, Kodistict said:

It could be a possibility, there is a lot of track at Kings Island don't get me wrong, but its not enough to make a giga coaster that's for sure.

It appears that they are starting at the transfer and going backwards with it, so it's completely possible that they've provided track sections enough to get half way around so far, more is already ready, and more is still being built. 

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4 minutes ago, lifetimecoaster said:

It appears that they are starting at the transfer and going backwards with it, so it's completely possible that they've provided track sections enough to get half way around so far, more is already ready, and more is still being built. 

I will take my time and count all the visible track on the webcam, they said there are 184 pieces of track 

 

Edit: I counted 44 pieces of track , that means the unpainted track i saw earlier at CSF is most likely orion track

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25 minutes ago, collin.klopfstein said:

This might sound like a dumb question bu there is alot of unpainted track at CSF that looks like giga track especially this piece that is very thick and looks like the top of the lift and is unpainted. Is there still track being made for this coaster ? And also There is giant lift supports being shipped now. here is the piece i saw unpainted. 

I don't think all 184 pieces are onsite yet, so my guess would be yes.

 

@collin.klopfstein Don says 184 here: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/september/kings-island-lays-first-track-piece-for-new-orion-roller-coaster

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2 hours ago, teenageninja said:

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I don't think anyone is going to notice an 18' difference. A 305' hill and a 287' hill are going to look nearly identical to the naked eye. Seeing the two numbers typed out, side by side, is the only reason, imo, some folks are thinking Orion is going to be the inferior ride. I believe this will be a world class ride experience that I can't wait for

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14 minutes ago, Delirium123 said:

I don't think anyone is going to notice an 18' difference. A 305' hill and a 287' hill are going to look nearly identical to the naked eye. Seeing the two numbers typed out, side by side, is the only reason, imo, some folks are thinking Orion is going to be the inferior ride. I believe this will be a world class ride experience that I can't wait for

I mean if you put the lift hills next to each other you will see a difference. Also it depends on what type of ride you want. If you want an aggressive / intense ride you choose I305 every time.  If you want a tamed but still forceful ride then you go with B&M's. Also I think he posted that as a joke as the drops are the same lol

 

Its all about preference.

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They're two completely different coasters so it seems kinda dumb to compare them. I305 is low to the ground where Orion will have taller elements. That's like comparing Mystic Timbers to El Toro.

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2 minutes ago, SonofBaconator said:

They're two completely different coasters so it seems kinda dumb to compare them. I305 is low to the ground where Orion will have taller elements. That's like comparing Mystic Timbers to El Toro.

I think it's more fair to compare Orion to Leviathan.

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17 minutes ago, Maverick44 said:

I mean if you put the lift hills next to each other you will see a difference. Also it depends on what type of ride you want. If you want an aggressive / intense ride you choose I305 every time.  If you want a tamed but still forceful ride then you go with B&M's. Also I think he posted that as a joke as the drops are the same lol

 

Its all about preference.

I know it was posted as a joke, Just making the comment that an 18' height difference is barely noticeable, if at all (unless, yes, you put them right next to each other, which clearly is not happening). And I know they are two different rides. Just making the generalization that it could be any ride, not Orion vs I305 or Orion vs Fury or I305 vs Fury etc... You're going to ride Orion one day then Fury or any other giga at some other point in time, not being able to tell that you're 300' in the air or 287'. The number is purely a spec and not indicative of what the overall experience will be

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Im not sure why there was a comparison between i305 and Orion lol I do agree that are not comparable. Leviathan would be better for sure.

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5 hours ago, Maverick44 said:

I won't lie...….I think I305 is gonna be the better coaster...gasp! haha

 

1 hour ago, Maverick44 said:

Im not sure why there was a comparison between i305 and Orion 

Isn't this contradictory?

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7 hours ago, Maverick44 said:

I won't lie...….I think I305 is gonna be the better coaster...gasp! haha

Not for me! I like aggressive coasters, but I wasn't a fan of greying out like that lol
It's gonna be hard for me to like I305 more :p

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Everyone hyped up I305 when I told them I was going to KD.  It was OK--just not all that.  Intense, kind of like a King sized Maverick.  But not hype worthy to me.  But I like Magnum XL-200 more than Maverick.  I think Orion will be a great ride and better than I305.  Sorry, @Maverick44

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