Discussion in 'Other U.S. Theme Parks' started by SkiBum, Aug 3, 2018.
Something like this for Vortex's replacement please...
Absolutely. I would much prefer a lift hill with a nice drop into this style of layout.
I don't see Invertigo leaving any time soon. There's noting wrong with it. They put Stinger's train (from Dorney Park) on it this season and still have the other available for parts. It really takes up no room.I actually liked it, and much better than the sit-down Boomerang coaster's I've been on (including those with the new trains/restraints).
Whatever people might have thought of Vortex, it is sad to lose a historic Arrow coaster. It was also in a central location of the park, and that area will feel really empty once it is gone. They should have let Vortex run till they were ready to replace it. This just feels like a cost cutting movie. At least Magic Mountain still has Viper, which is the best of the Arrow Loopers.
I hope Kings Island never closes The Bat. I love Arrow Suspended Coasters, and it would really suck to lose one of the very last ones that still exist. Currently, there are only five left worldwide, and two of them are in the Ohio parks.
I found Invertigo to be way more of a headbanger than Vortex was. I am 6'4 though so my head is always far above the restraints on Arrow coasters.
Was not a fan of Vortex. It looks pretty, but isn't very fun to ride. Glad I got the credit.
Another Gerstlauer Dive Machine like Knott's Hangtime would be amazing in that spot.
My pick for Vortex's replacement is a RMC T-Rex. The biggest thing that Kings Island lacks in terms of coasters is a RMC, so I would love for them to get a ground up RMC.
I could see a B&M floorless going into that spot.
I'd prefer this to the RMC T-Rex. I'd rather have something proven rather than something that could experience downtime. Plus, I'm not sure about the T-Rex capacity whereas B&M coasters are people eaters. I know that Intamin flies in the face of reliability but a megalite or blitz coaster would be nice.
Brake run is now installed on Orion and the BOC (Big Ol' Crane) is being assembled. According to park spokesman, the first hill should be completely constructed by the end of October.
This thing is going to open before West Coast Racers at SFMM. Smh
And Orion is topped off. The first drop looks nice and steep.
Kings Island tops off Orion Giga coaster
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