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2 hours ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

As much as I don't like not having the webcams available. I am willing to accept that the park has reasons for it and I will patiently wait for them to come back in the next several days hopefully. 

I still think it's a little odd that the web cams are down at a time when the demand would be the highest, but if you recall during... well, the entire season... there were huge network issues that contributed to the Royal Finale often being messed up almost every night.  Winterfest would be far, far more taxing on the network than that, so maybe those issues are being addressed.  If you think about it, the web cams are the only part of the web site that directly interact with the physical park itself, so it does add up.

Back on topic... 

I'll try to get my friend to get more photos from GWL tomorrow.  Who knows where we are in the construction process now!!

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I have now adapted and love being in the unknown! It makes things feel a lot faster. And when the cams come back up, it will be really fun seeing the progress from atop the tower

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Just now, Kodistict said:

I have now adapted and love being in the unknown! It makes things feel a lot faster.

You definitely have a point there!

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From the off-site pics that people have posted, and from the Weatherbug Cam, I've noticed that Zeus has been facing the opposite way of the lift hill, which has me thinking that they've added more to the drop too. 

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6 minutes ago, Kodistict said:

I have now adapted and love being in the unknown! It makes things feel a lot faster. And when the cams come back up, it will be really fun seeing the progress from atop the tower

Oh no! He’s been assimilated!!

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1 hour ago, Kodistict said:

 

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I had to take a 2nd glance at that one, thought I missed the hill topoff.:rolleyes: Really good 

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1 minute ago, PatchesC said:

I had to take a 2nd glance at that one, thought I missed the hill topoff.:rolleyes: Really good 

Thanks, I spent a lot of time trying to make it realistic. Sorry if I confused you :lol:

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From the off-site pics that people have posted, and from the Weatherbug Cam, I've noticed that Zeus has been facing the opposite way of the lift hill, which has me thinking that they've added more to the drop too. 

Definitely seems possible since there were a bunch of drop pieces sitting behind Artemis before it was lifted. Also I bet Cleo and T-Bone have been busy moving more pieces of the lift hill over by the big cranes.
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16 minutes ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

By the time they get the cam back up, the darn lift hill and drop will be completed.  Who wants to take bets?

They're planning on having the lift hill capped off during the first week of November. I highly doubt the cams will be down that long. 

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15 minutes ago, Klabergian Empire said:

A little of topic, 

but did they use cranes like the ones for Orion when they were building WindSeeker?

I don't know.

But Fun fact: the guy who ran the crane for WindSeeker used to go to my church and we knew him and his family well! His name is Keith Irwin! He also did the crane for Invertigo too in 99. 

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3 minutes ago, VisibleConcern said:

wee bit off topic, but weren't we on 99 pages at one point? now it's showing only 97

Was 100 then they cleaned out all the arguments :lol:

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Just now, Fitzcoasts14 said:

It's taking them a little while. My guess is that they should've been done by now. But I'm not an engineer.

CSF is only 30 minutes away from Kings Island, there is no need to rush track over and get it all finished that quick

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When driving by Kings Island at night, it looks like the cranes have red lights on top of them. (They likely have to due to how tall they are). But it was kinda cool that you can point them out at night. 

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13 hours ago, TheFloppyDisc said:

I may just be dumb, but I never realized Diamondback and Orion's lifts are basically at the same angle from a bird's eye view.

I know I think it’s so strange that their lift hills face the same direction. Weird for the skyline for sure.

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8 hours ago, CRB0802 said:

we crane enthusiasts are missing the action right now. Those things are huge!

Welcome to KIC!

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