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Everything posted by gforce1994

  1. Dive Machine. It’s the only ride that will appeal to enthusiasts, GP, and ensure that the excellent soil capacity is taken advantage of.
  2. Yet, Sevier County has over 100 more cases per 10,000 than Hamilton County.
  3. Because there is a third wave going on and numbers are surging in Ohio. With Winterfest, people gather close together for shows and waiting for rides. That’s the last thing you need during a pandemic.
  4. With the park buying both coasters, one has to wonder how they’ll design the section of the park behind Steel Hawg. It’s definitely going to be different from the plans the park previously had for that section, which included a wave pool. They’re already removing Cascabel. It’s being disassembled by same contractors who did Quimera.
  5. For $2500 you could by a car from the former KI Monorail. It’s being sold out of FL on FB Marketplace.
  6. They would be working on it since they are the legacy supplier for Schwarzkopf.
  7. It seems Funtime is working on Drier Looping. My question is, when they get to 2022, will they go with the Psyke Underground treatment since they’re adding the shuttle loop on the strip of land beside Drier Looping and Steel Hawg?
  8. Looks like the park is adding a third ride as well! This is insane how fast they’re expanding.
  9. They were painted by Carole Lanter. The fascinating thing is that KI’s carousel is not the first or oldest carousel in Cincy’s history. The oldest carousel can be found in Seattle.
  10. The Carousel WAS opened on May 29th, as the piece says. The different operation of parks was the primary reason for the date of opening. Regarding the Twister, @TombraiderTy can attest to this, there are some photos in private hands that show the numerous stages of construction for the ride.
  11. It’s the person’s own property. If they obtained it legally, they can do whatever they want with it.
  12. It’s not any one of those. The track transitions are shallower, with the track pieces of the Adventureland model, so it’ll be similar to the one at World Fairytale Land.
  13. The Free Spin is going to be a custom model, not the model found at SF or Adventureland parks.
  14. It was going to be a much smoother ride, although last minute changes with the swapping out of the steel with composite tyre with a normal tyre caused massive issues in the end.
  15. Out of the entire park, the park is likely wanting to fill in the former Vortex site. Given what I said about the benefits of the site, there are reasons to indicate a dive coaster would be built there.
  16. Knott’s Taste of Merry Farm is ending tomorrow due to the Governor’s new stay at home orders.
  17. They’ll be getting a floorless dive machine. The park needs to fill in The Vortex spot. The site of Vortex is an area where the soil strength is much larger than that of Action Zone and Planet Snoopy. The only reason why rides like Banshee and Drop Tower could be installed was due to extensive foundation and work with concrete piers. It’s an engineering marvel. I think the park will invest in what is the largest possible ride that could be installed in that area. The stronger soil would significantly cut down the work needed for the ride’s piers and therefore reduce the overall cost. Furthermore, with the B&M track being manufactured close to the park, it would cut down a cost that would be larger if it was another park. Considering Valravn and Yukon were both built on land that interacted with water, KI could add a record breaking coaster with a lower price tag.
  18. It looks like the markers are for the new campgrounds rather than on Columbia road by the park. The water lines appear to go from GWL, by the high school, down to the campgrounds. That begs the question, what were the markers in the front of the park for?
  19. The Sun-Sentinel piece on DeSantos is a bit troubling for the Orlando parks. The paper’s article stated that DeSantos’ government cherry-picked data to ensure money would flow back to the state. With misleading statements, the state has been lying about the spread of the Virus. This may bite Disney and Universal, as they were lauded and touted as safe by DeSantos. Now, with the credibility issue, I wonder how many people will want to travel to Florida. I feel that Cedar Fair did an excellent job in dealing with the pandemic during the summer of 2020.
  20. I have a huge concern with the purchase of Quimera. It was different than the Mindbender accident where a car axle detached due to maintenance and engineering oversights. The reason why Mindbender was reopened was that there was nothing wrong with the physical structure and track. However, with Quimera, investigators ruled that the ride was riled with defects. There has been numerous reports of track and supports having severe structural issues, and the loop appears to have significant structural issues (check out the deflection between 2010 and 2019). It looks like whatever refurbishment will be needed will likely cost more than the current value of the ride. The final concern I have is that the ride can not run with any condensation on the track. The ride was removed from Flamingoland for this exact reason. Furthermore, it being built by the lake may result in the ride being closed more than it is open.
  21. Interesting the ride’s are so close together. It’s almost like a small coaster could fit in this area.
  22. I’d like a return to Adventure Village, and theme the area to a village on the Black Sea.
  23. Well, I would say there isn’t much respect being shown on this site. It’s a shame that people and sites are being called liars and frauds over accurate reporting.
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