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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Mon May 21, 2018 5:04 am

If they auctioned off a chance to burn those OTSR's instead of just letting them rot they would have enough money for a new coaster!

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Postby Cj1990 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:08 am

Is anyone at the park today? We are on a bit of a road trip and are passing by. Since we have platinum passes we figured we would stop by. Just curious about the wait times? I checked coaster queue but I’m not sure I fully trust it to have the most current wait times lol.

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Postby thrillrider » Mon May 21, 2018 10:45 am

SharkTums wrote:If they auctioned off a chance to burn those OTSR's instead of just letting them rot they would have enough money for a new coaster!


Yea, the otsr trains made this ride brutal. On a side note, we did a tour of flight of fear a few years ago, and they had a bunch of the old train cars from the ride just sitting around. I wonder what happened to them?
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Mon May 21, 2018 11:45 am

I don't think those are the old restraints, they look like the seats for Tomb Raider/Crypt based on the color and shape. Could be wrong, though!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Mon May 21, 2018 12:06 pm

They also used to have the old king cobra trains in there as well.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Mon May 21, 2018 12:18 pm

I believe the King Cobra trains were shipped down to KD during Shockwave's final few years for parts.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby marth555 » Mon May 21, 2018 1:38 pm

Id love to ride FOF with the lights on

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Mon May 21, 2018 4:15 pm

PKI Jizzman wrote:I don't think those are the old restraints, they look like the seats for Tomb Raider/Crypt based on the color and shape. Could be wrong, though!


You are definitely right. Those are HUSS restraints, for sure.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Mon May 21, 2018 5:09 pm

It's so interesting to see those Tomb Raider seats just lying around! Ugh, what I would give to experience that amazing ride again...

Also, does anyone happen to know more information about Flight of Fear's train situation? I find it so strange that the coaster opened with 4 six-car trains, and now they only run 2 five-car trains. Kings Island as a whole has pretty great operations, usually operating every ride at full capacity, and Flight of Fear is one of the more popular coasters in the park. Why would they only convert 2 of the trains to lap-bars only and shorten them? It seems bizarre.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby BryanRph » Mon May 21, 2018 7:10 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:
PKI Jizzman wrote:I don't think those are the old restraints, they look like the seats for Tomb Raider/Crypt based on the color and shape. Could be wrong, though!


You are definitely right. Those are HUSS restraints, for sure.


Good catch! You can tell from the pics a few posts above that Flight of fear had green restraints. I never even questioned it. I just saw discarded OTSR seats in the flight of fear bowl and assumed they were from that ride.
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