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Discussion in 'Other U.S. Theme Parks' started by SkiBum, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. SkiBum

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    Screamscape thought that KK was adding a spin-and-spew and not a coaster. I know that they typically just repeat what they read in other places but this wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    Just to bring it up,

     
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    Maybe Vortex can get new trains like Loch Ness Monster did.
     
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    Firehawk will be dying a slow death at the scrap yard (minus anything salvageable for Nighthawk to be sent to Carowinds)
    For what KK is getting:
    Kentucky Kingdom

    It's getting scrapped. Anything usable will be sent to Carowinds for Nighthawk.
     
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    Everyone, prepare to be overly excited. KI just released the layout....of the antique cars. Sorry. They actually did and it looks like a good layout. A few bridges, decent length. I mean, I was hoping for a POV but I can't get everything. I can't remember if the cars will be electric or gas-powered. Does anyone else know?
     
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    When I was getting my SUV inspected this morning the Dealership TV had the Partridge Family show on that filmed at King's Island (1972- filmed, TV debut 1973) during the first year or so of it's opening. Scenes of The Racer and the Eiffel Tower....I had previously seen the Brady Bunch show filmed there, but never knew about this one....It certainly was interesting to see the park in such an early stage of development.
     
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    Here's the layout. Notice the path under Racer for Dinosaurs Alive is still intact and can be used for future development.
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    This is a pretty awesome fan-made giga layout.
     
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    If it’s not B&M then,
     
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    I saw that on KI Central. One of the responses was funny as the respondent said, "I got bored and quit watching when the words went longer than a minute." Personally, I loved the way that the person who created fashioned the whole video.

    Only thing I didn't care as much for was some of the back end turns. Seems like that layout loses some of the speed. I don't want Diamondback 2.0 but some elements like the turnaround on Shimbala would be interesting.


    Please, no more Vekomas. There is a reason that those things get such bad press. The WDW coasters notwithstanding, I would hate it if they added that Vekoma ride. I think that B&M is the manufacturer (if that filing can be believed) but otherwise I'd like some Intamin love.
     
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    ^The new Vekoma's are much better. They aren't all SLC's, Boomerangs and Mine Trains. It would be nice to get one in the US. I don't know about KI getting one however.
     
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    Also, Screamscape has a link and photos of Firehawk getting scrapped. They are just cutting the steel into pieces. Definitely not going to another park.
     
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    Screamscape has a cool video. It shows part of Firehawk's lifthill falling down and going "BOOM".

    Kings Island
     
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    More entertaining than the ride!
     
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    Smoother drop.
     
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    I really hope if this new coaster is a giga they don't call it the return of son of beast, as that name (or a similarly name) would work best as a RMC Topper or an I-Box hybrid. as that they are kinda the new gen of wooden roller coasters. Its kinda weird that a park known for its wooden coasters doesn't have one yet.
     
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    If the new coaster is a Giga, I hope it’s not a dive machine. That would be lame, but CF seems to have an obsession with dive coasters lately.
     
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    I'm rooting for a B&M flyer myself. It would be the first one CF had built in one of it's parks. I will LMAO at the fanboys crying for their Giga...lol With that said, it's going to be a B&M, the model is still unknown, but KI is the best candidate among the CF parks to get a giga if any were to get one (of the parks left that do not have one).
     
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    It’s a giga don’t kid ourselves.
     
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