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  1. 4 hours ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    I really think whatever coaster goes in that plot will likely feature a launch. KI's two current launch coasters are cloned rides and are pretty old so it is time for a modern launch coaster. CF also seems to be adding more of these modern launches recently starting with Copperhead Strike in 2019, then TT2 in 24, then the rumored launched wing for KD, and then whatever that coaster Canada's Wonderland is building that is rumored to be a multi launch by either Zamperla, Premier, or Intamin. So it would make sense that KI would be next on the list for a modern launch. I think a Vekoma shockwave or Top Gun launch coaster with multiple inversions and a few nods to Vortex here and there (ie a batwing in the old Vortex batwing location) would be a great successor to Vortex. 

    Agreed. I hope that whatever goes there has launches and inversions because we lost two coasters that invert in 2018 and 2019. That only leaves us with Flight of Fear, which always has a massive line. Invertigo isn’t a very comfortable ride in my opinion. I’ve come off dizzy after every time I’ve ridden it recently so I’ve been skipping it. Banshee is a good ride and definitely seems to be the best option for inversions at the park but it’s also an invert and not a sit down. I really feel like we’re missing a sit down coaster with inversions and I hope whatever we get next will fill that gap. A modern sit down launch coaster is really what we need right now in my opinion.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Stoan said:

    I was just standing here thinking, has Drop Tower even managed a 50% uptime this year?

    I do worry that its days are numbered. It’s a very popular ride whenever it’s running but I haven’t seen it running very often when I’m at the park. I wouldn’t be surprised if whenever Action Zone gets a refresh if they replace it with a Zamperla Drop Tower.

  3. 47 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    I really hope they don't go with the giga dive coaster. I just feel like any dive coaster going there would be a big disappointment as the park has had all this time to think up a suitable replacement for Vortex and I feel like a dive coaster would feel like a copy and paste addition similar to that wing coaster layout that KD was considering before Tumbili that thankfully got scrapped for what looks to be a more better thought out replacement for Volcano.

    I personally hope the park still goes with the Xtreme spinner idea, but not the shuttle coaster idea. Instead go with a more thought out layout ie Ride to Happiness or Time Traveler. However, knowing the park I feel like an Xtreme spinner would be more like Time Traveler with the controlled spin magnet on as it would help appeal to a wider audience which isn't necessarily a bad thing as most people I know who have ridden Time Traveler say it's outstanding. 

    I 100% agree. I’m not into spiny rides myself as I get very motion sick however  Time Traveler did not feel at all nauseating. Even after I rode it multiple times in a row. However I can’t speak for Ride to Happiness as I have not ridden it yet. I would be perfectly happy with a tamer Mack Xtreme spinner like Time Traveler. It’s in my top ten it’s that good.

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  4. 18 hours ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    Where exactly near jukebox diner is this? How far from The Vortex area? If it's close to it, then that likely means early surveying has started or is about to start. I believe for big new coasters surveying happens about 2-3 years in advance so this basically lines up for a 2026 coaster project which would mean 2025 season would be another decoding thread year! 

    Also I found out what this type of marker is used for. It is a MAG nail. It is used as a point where surveying equipment is placed on.

    If the surveying near The Vortex plot of land is leading to where our next coaster will be going then I don’t see it being the Mack tower coaster or indoor/outdoor coaster as they wouldn’t fit easily. I believe that if it is The Vortex plot of land then it’s either the B&M giga dive or the family thrill coaster. Or it could be something entirely different as Canada’s Wonderland’s new coaster does not seem to be one of the coasters they listed on their survey.

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  5. 12 hours ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    My prediction is a clone of Moosehorn Falls currently under construction at Canada's Wonderland. I honestly believe that CF will probably buy that type of slide in bulk and put them in multiple parks similar to what CF did with the drop slide complexes in the 2010s. 

    A clone of Moosehorn Falls could be really cool at SC but I think the family slide collection that Schlitterbahn just got would be a great fit for SC.

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  6. 1 hour ago, CoastersRZ said:

    It could, but there is already an existing Coke Refill station right next to the Dodgems, by the basketball game.  Seems kind of close to that.

    I think that area could certainly use a flat ride with a lower height requirement to capture the guests in that area that are too short for Flight of Fear and Orion.

    Agreed. I mentioned it above but the concrete platform could work with a few flat ride models Zamperla makes. And we know that CF and Zamperla have a really good relationship. Should be interesting.

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  7. 28 minutes ago, zac2211 said:

    Woah! This is actually a lot bigger than I anticipated. My first thought is possibly a new restaurant however Meteor Canteen is right near by so maybe this could be a Coke Freestyle or drink stand? If we’re thinking rides in this plot of land I think a Zamperla NebulaZ could possibly work here but we’ll have to wait and see. Love all the park improvements, keep up the great work KI!

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  8. 6 hours ago, SmartCat7162 said:

    I saw on the Facebook page that their was some sort of concrete pouring going on in Area 72. I can't find the post now that I am making this one, but if I do I will link it.

    Is this from a reliable source? I’m not at the park today to check.

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  9. 15 hours ago, PKIDelirium said:

    Maybe we'll get another round of Gravity Group overhaul during the postseason to address additional parts of the ride. Second tunnel through to the approach to the second lift could use new track.

    I’ve also found the turn into the second lift to be getting more and more uncomfortable as the years go by.

  10. With rumors of Canada’s Wonderland’s new coaster in 2025 being from Zamperla makes me wonder if Cedar Fair purchased a lightning launch package for multiple parks in the chain. If so I think this could be a good fit for KI. The lightning launch can have a rider height requirement of 48 inches which would be fantastic considering Vortex had the same requirement. I know packages don’t happen as often as we think they do but I just thought it was interesting.

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  11. 26 minutes ago, Browntggrr said:

    Seeing some of the pics with rub marks & dated tape marking tests confirming the rubbing, leads me to believe the vibration was getting progressively worse.

    It's not a popular opinion, but kudos to CP & Zamperla for doing extensive testing & making the correct call in shutting the ride down after evaluating the vibration was getting worse as the ride "broke in" (no pun intended).  I still firmly believe the vibration on TTD was the main culprit in many of the issues the ride had- especially the theming breaking off & the final accident.

    Seeing the dated tape test also leads me to believe the "fix" may have been getting worked on prior to the ride shutting down.

    Harry Hogge may believe rubbin' is racing, Cole Trickle & the CP racing team does not agree.......:ph34r:

    So you are confirming that this is the issue with TT2? I’ve been looking for photos as I’ve been hearing the same thing but I can’t seem to find any.

  12. Has anyone else noticed that Orion’s light package this year hasn’t been on? The blue LED light strip up the lift hill still works but the colored lights that would change on the supports and track throughout the ride seem to be missing this year. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, DJSkyFoxx said:

    Apparently Good Gravy at Holiday World is already leaving a positive impression so I am hopeful that SBR will do the same for KI. I also see this as a good "welcome back" coaster for Vekoma to show CF that they have grown and advanced as a company and maybe bring a bigger installation to the park. 

    After seeing both coasters run It definitely looks like SSBR will be the better ride experience however Good Gravy seems to be the better themed coaster. I hope both coasters preform really well for both parks and operate well and reliably!

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  14. 9 hours ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

    A little busy here on a Friday. Current DB line.



    It was very busy for a Friday in May. All of the major roller coasters were over an hour long wait.

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  15. 4 hours ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

    So you can see it testing 



    I don’t know if anybody else has noticed but it doesn’t seem to make it up as high on the spike during its first test runs. Maybe that’s just me.

  16. 1 hour ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    The sign for Beagle Scout Acres was put up!


    It looks awesome! With this being the last full week before daily operations I imagine the park is trying to wrap up Camp Snoopy as quickly as they can. If all things go well I could see them announcing the opening date this coming week.

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  17. I’ve been meaning to mention that Orion’s soundtrack has been blasting throughout Area 72 this year and I absolutely love it. It really sets the mood. However I’m disappointed that they either don’t play the soundtrack in the station anymore or it’s too quiet to hear. When it played in the station in the past it really reminded me of Millennium Force’s station. It’s a shame that they don’t play it anymore.

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  18. 3 minutes ago, WoodVengeance said:

    Maybe one of those four coaster models, probably not the exact layouts they showed. I highly doubt we'll ever see that tower concept come to Kings Island or Cedar Point given how bad the capacity would be. It's also possible it could be something else entirely like how Canada's Wonderland did with their survey from last year.

    Yeah I agree. I think the surveys are just to get a general idea of what type of rides the public would like to see. I don’t think any of these rides on the survey will be the exact same as shared in the concept if the park decided to go with one of them. 

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