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  1. There was an accidental tonight at the Ohio State Fair in which 1 person died and 6 were injured. There is actually a video of the ride breaking apart. It is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC and shows the accident. I will post the link but won't embed so people can choose to look at it without playing automatically. Complete sadness for all involved.





  2. If there is a gift shop I am not sure where it will be located. As of right now there is no new buildings except the station and shed visible on the webcams. Also there was a blueprint image going around a few weeks ago which showed the line and exit. The exit basically dumps you onto the exit for the train. There is a very small new kiosk which I assume to be for photos. There is still a lot of work going on so it is possible a gift shop will pop up last minute, but I doubt it.



    Maybe they will reuse the interior of the train depot building for a gift shop?


    LOL..Can you read. It was all about ROI's and it's in several posts. You as usual are whining and do your continuously regurgitated post when you have run out of logic for you argument. The park does not need 4 wood coasters, another family woody doesn't bring Gp's to the park and doesn't drive any more than normal season pass sales.



    I couldn't take anything you said seriously after reading this! KI doesn't need 4 woodies? Is that a factual statement or just your opinion? I mean you do seem to "know" everything about running an amusement park, I mean you must, you are on here preaching to everyone about how parks should be run. KI is not a destination park, it is a local park. But it draws huge numbers every year, it consistently ranks in the Top 5 attended parks in the US every year. That being said, they don't really need a huge "draw" ride as they seem to be doing pretty good. For those of us that live in the Dayton/Cincinnati area, we are spoiled with Holiday World, Kentucky Kingdom, Kings Island, Cedar Point, Kennywood, Great America and St Louis all within about a 6 hr drive. We have tons of options, but a lot of people choose KI because of the closeness and rides. It doesn't matter what they build, the people will still come. I think Mystic Timbers is a great addition because it fills that void for younger kids and adults who want more than The Racer but less than The Beast in a woodie. It might not make sense to you, and that's ok, it doesn't have to because you aren't paying one penny in CF's investment in any park. So take a minute, get off your soap box and let those who know how, are paid to, and have their jobs on the line run the parks.

  4. While comparing Beast and Hades is like comparing salt and pepper, I have to admit that when we we visited Mt. Olympus a few years ago and did the late night hours of operation (when we were pretty hammered), Hades was actually f%cking awesome in the front seat at like 12:30 at night.


    I'd like to try that on Voyage sometime, but ya know...the no alcohol thing.


    No offense, but Santa Claus don't like no boozers like me.



    There is a little shopping center right by the park with a grocery store that sells beer. Could always pack a cooler from there! We always stay at Lake Rudolph Campground and have a stocked fridge we can run back to if we need.

  5. Does the monorail close in case of rain and bad weather?


    No, and this would be the one drawback with the Skyway system. Assuming this is a modern enclosed Doppelmayr (or something similar) it would need to close for severe weather. They can run in rain, but they generally can't run in lightning or high winds. The wind limit is generally pretty high on these modern lifts though, it's not like we're dealing with the Cedar Point Sky Ride here.


    Still, I think this is a minor drawback to an otherwise awesome idea.


    Would it be something like the Ober Gatlinburg system? Maybe on a larger scale? Be interesting to see how many gondolas they can run at one time.

  6. Well what do we have here. It looks like a lot of brand new construction pictures have been found over at Coaster101. CPFoodblog (basically one person) was given a construction tour of the ride and captured some great shots of the ride! Interestingly enough as track work and everything nears completion that trains are...........................................no where to be found


    Might have something to do with the fact that the steel is not on the wood yet. Have to get that down before you can put trains on.

  7. Vortex is ok, just ok. Does it hurt....yes, but that's to be expected with old Arrow loopers. I would say the worst rollercoaster now is The Racer. It has gotten so rough and hurts your back. Not to mention the trains have you so shove into them. I know The Racer will never leave, but hopefully they can retrack parts of it. As far as Vortex, I can see it leaving in the next 5 years also. There is a ton of land there. Not just where it is currently, but also behind it in The Beast's wooded areas. KI really has a lot of land to expand into.

  8. I was thinking about it again, and if it's a drop track section with a video beforehand, that would cause some capacity issues. Maybe a 5-10 second video with the drop track at the end. So you have 5-10 seconds of video, 5-10 seconds of drop track and then resetting itself, then maybe 5 seconds to move into the station....that's 25 second of time that another car cant come near the shed. And seeing how CP likes to run coasters, that likely means another train cant crest the lift hill until the previous train exits the shed. So capacity is slowed down. Just a thought, but thinking about the timing, it just doesnt make sense.

  9. I always loved stand ups just because it was different, kind of like riding an invert vs just a basic train design. I think Stand Ups could make a comeback. I was talking years ago where "what if" a stand up got the X2 treatment, meaning where the seats could move along the track. Imagine a 90 degree drop where the seats lay flat back and and as you crest the first hill you are suddenly pushed back into an upright position and could move up and down throughout the ride to change the overall experience.

  10. I think a suspended coaster with open trains like the one referenced earlier could be amazing. The cool part about suspended coasters was how you could use the terrain to enhance the ride without having to have massive inversions (think The Bat and Big Bad Wolf). You would need the right application and terrain to really make it nice, but very feasible and not as expensive as some other coasters.

  11. Ok, so going back and watching the POV video, I noticed a couple of things. Not saying the video is 100% correct, but here goes....


    1) if you look right at the beginning of the video, you will see the air gates on the right side and the unloading/exit platform on the left. So the train comes back into the station. (on Flight of Fear there is no unloading platform in the loading area)


    2) as the train approaches the lift hill you see the shed building on the right and its designed to look like part of it extends all the way to the ground which could be used to house/hide a special track section. My only problem with this is how much would it lead to stacking being at the end like that and having to wait for each train to complete a drop section and return into position? Maybe instead of a drop section, theres a nice last, dark airtime drop in the shed with some theming?


    Station shot


    Shed shot

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