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Vortex was one of my favorites and it’s sad, but I still get extremely curious and want to see photos and get information. Hopefully there’ll be more information and photos on the demolition process. 

 

On 1/27/2020 at 5:05 PM, Outdoor Man said:

The sections to come down are the tallest and most complicated.  Much like the Son of Beast i could see sections of the lift hill sectioned and brought down separately.

That reminds me of how they took down Great American Scream Machine at SFGAd back in 2010. I remember them ripping the coaster all apart. Then from the vertical loops to the lift hill, they took it down in sections. So I think that’s what they’ll do here. 

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I'm going to miss Vortex, I literally cried when I heard they were removing it. October was the last and final time I rode it. You can never replace Vortex but you'll never know what the future holds for Kings Island. 

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0945 this morning. All major landmarks that can be seen outside the park look to be in place.

 

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41 minutes ago, Waltny said:

0945 this morning. All major landmarks that can be seen outside the park look to be in place.

 

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Could you determine if the turn around was still standing?

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24 minutes ago, Klabergian Empire said:

Could you determine if the turn around was still standing?

Into the loops? Yes, it’s right over Woodstock express. 

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1 minute ago, Waltny said:

Into the loops? Yes, it’s right over Woodstock express. 

I think the MCBR before the corkscrew is what was meant.

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Just now, DeltaFlyer said:

I think the MCBR before the corkscrew is what was meant.

 

2 minutes ago, Waltny said:

Into the loops? Yes, it’s right over Woodstock express. 

The MCBR is what I meant. Sorry for the confusion.

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Diamondback cam is back up not sure if anyone knew. It's also focusing on a new spot.

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Booo lol good view but I wanna see Vortex lol oh well. I like this view.

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I'm guessing they don't want to keep showing the giant empty patch of land that Vortex once stood. 

It does help with scouting out Soak City to see if its crowded or not though. B) 

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Just now, Born_in_'72 said:

And, it looks like they cleaned the camera lens!!!:lol:

Finally! It hasn't been this clean besides when it gets washed off by rain for several months now. 

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34 minutes ago, Klabergian Empire said:

 

The MCBR is what I meant. Sorry for the confusion.

I see what I can do without trespassing. 

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I wonder if we can still see the lift hill at all from outside of the park? @Waltny can you get a sight line of Vortex?

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56 minutes ago, Maverick44 said:

I wonder if we can still see the lift hill at all from outside of the park? @Waltny can you get a sight line of Vortex?

yepp you can its not down yet. havent you seen the photos??

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No, actually I have not. That is why i asked.

 

Just thought i would check but Weatherbug cam is still up and can see Vortex still.

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2 hours ago, Maverick44 said:

No, actually I have not. That is why i asked.

 

Just thought i would check but Weatherbug cam is still up and can see Vortex still.

The the lifthill, the loops and the banked turn into the loops are clearly visible from outside the park in the drop off lot. I "might" be able to angle here or there to see the corkscrews

 
editing this post so I don’t double post,

but I can say with a 95% accuracy that the turn around into the MCRB is still standing. It’s such a sliver through the trees I drove in a circle for 15 mins to make sure I was seeing what I was seeing and using my KI Rat knowledge to know it could be nothing else but that.  Prediction, Vortex stands another day. Also with that, I haven’t seen any ORouke trucks in and around the KI area.  

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I just realized something- doesn't the new DB cam angle make the MT camera pointless now?

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Question. When they finish constructing Orion, will they move construction equipment over towards Vortex? Also would this mean Vortex would come down in a matter of days?

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Just now, Shawn Meyer said:

Question. When they finish constructing Orion, will they move construction equipment over towards Vortex? Also would this mean Vortex would come down in a matter of days?

Definitely possible. They could use those cranes to demo the taller parts of Vortex. 

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10 minutes ago, JCoaster25 said:

Hey guys. I just finished up a Vortex video that's now up on my YouTube channel. I figured it would be nice to post a link in this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVaPTHScQR8&t=119s

Not gonna lie.....I almost had tears in my eye watching that. Well done!

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2 minutes ago, RandyV said:

Great video!  What day did you shoot this?

Thanks! It's a compilation of footage I shot all through 2019. The first long shot of the ride with the blue sky and small clouds was from Coasterstock weekend in May, and the rest were all from various Haunt weekends, all leading up to the last day of operation. The very last video shot was New Years Eve during Winterfest.

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I took out all the 5 year planning discussion and made it its own topic. What great conversation. To be continued over here: 

 

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4 hours ago, Klabergian Empire said:

@Waltny Anything new on Vortex today?

Had some things to get done after capturing take 1 of 2 of Orion completions, I’m driving over with my son after I take my daughter home.

 

update: no changes can be seen from outside the park.

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All I know is that the minute the park decides to sell off her orange and blue bones, I need to be informed so I may add her alongside my SoB plaque.

Also, I would not be surprised if somehow the park gave a nod to the past like they did for SoB when Banshee opened. Can’t rule out the possibilities. I could see a sweet Vortex marker nearby whatever goes in her place.


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