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  1. Spent yesterday at the park and from the clearing I saw from the train this looks closer to how it will run. But needs rotated so the straight section is between the train tracks and WWC. Almost all of the trees between the WWC's station and the train tracks are gone as well as all of the trees between WWC's lake/pond and the train tracks... Seems as if the coaster will run right between the 2 attractions.

     

    EDIT: Something like this... forgive the horrible photoshop job, I rushed it... But you can see how it would wrap around the storage shed for the trains and also if you look at the bents that are in the blueprints it looks like there could be an opening in them where the tracks pass just south of the train storage shed that seem to line up about right.

     

    I like the way the first drop wraps around the pond, and the way the track converges where the train approaches WWC.

     

     

    Also, The lack of bents on the lift portion of the blueprint would make since because with my positioning the lift goes right over the pond... So if that happens we may see a lift on this like what RMC did with Goliath at SFGA.

  2. Is there a chance we are looking at that GCI-esque layout wrong, and that instead it runs parallel to the log ride? I'm trying to use Prowler as a scale model and it almost seems like it fits better orientated that direction.

     

    Here's a mock-up I did before really scrutinizing scales.

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    Spent yesterday at the park and from the clearing I saw from the train this looks closer to how it will run. But needs rotated so the straight section is between the train tracks and WWC. Almost all of the trees between the WWC's station and the train tracks are gone as well as all of the trees between WWC's lake/pond and the train tracks... Seems as if the coaster will run right between the 2 attractions.

     

     

     

    EDIT: Something like this... forgive the horrible photoshop job, I rushed it... But you can see how it would wrap around the storage shed for the trains and also if you look at the bents that are in the blueprints it looks like there could be an opening in them where the tracks pass just south of the train storage shed that seem to line up about right.

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  3. Here is my dream list of flats to search out:

     

    Bayern Kurve

    Tumble Bug (though these are very, very rare)

    Double Ferris Wheel

    Traver Catepillar (even rarer since they came out in the 20's)

    Kangaroo

     

    and the piece de resistance:

    Schwabinchen!

     

    The old Myrtle Beach Pavillion had a Caterpillar ride when the park closed in 2005 (or was it 2006?). I wonder what ever happened to that one...

  4. One thing I noticed at KI is there are a lot of remnants of past rides and attractions.

     

    The crypt building, SOB station, OG Bat Footers, the old theater building at the far end of racer, and what looked to me like a former ride location next to the wind seeker bathroom.

     

    There are also still a few footers from the old King Cobra that survived the Banshee construction I believe.

  5. My daughter and I just joined TPR today after meeting 2 members in line for the Banshee yesterday. My husband and I took her as a surprise right after school; and it was the very first time we went on opening day. I hadn't seen it that crowded in years.

     

    My dream was to become a roller coaster enthusiast when I retired, and our new found friends showed us we could be enthusiasts now. I want to say we met Brandon or Bradley (I can't recall the exact name) from West Virginia. We rode the Banshee 2x with him and learned a lot about TPR. We are so excited to be on here.

     

    King's Island is only 1 1/2 hours away from Indianapolis; so we have a season pass this year and plan to go a lot more.

     

    We introduced Nicole to roller coasters at a very young age and she has always wanted to ride anything she is tall enough to ride. I'm so grateful to have a daughter that loves to ride them as much as me.

     

    We plan to go to Universal Islands of Adventure again later this year; and definitely as many more places as possible.

     

    Great pic's of the Beast. I must say, that last year was the 1st time I was afraid to ride it after 31 years (I rode it 1st at 8 years old). It really sounds bad, I must say. I can't help but still call it my favorite, though.

     

     

    Hi! I'm glad that you decided to join after riding with Jarred and I (Brandon) on Friday. It was great meeting you two as well as all of the TPR members we got to meet.

     

    -Brandon

  6. Since you will return to the station backwards and leave forwards, it makes me think that there will be a switch track section right outside of the station... One direction goes to the launch, the other is the return from the backwards launch. Basically all trains will come and go from the front of the station with nothing going out the back. Maybe that is where they get "shuttle"?

  7. Here you go... Just tossed it together in Photoshop.

     

    My opinion... If these are the real blueprints, this coaster may be large, but nowhere near the size of SOB. I'm fairly sure I have everything scaled right as well... If you look the service road running through the blueprint, it lines up with the map, as does Delirium, and Flight Deck.

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    Blueprint traced onto a Google map

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    Blueprint overlay with layout traced

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    Blueprint overlay with Google Map

  8. I got my plaque today...

     

    First off, I thought it was expensive, but after a lot of thinking about it, I decided it was one of those things that I knew that if I got, it would always remind me of the time that I rode it on the super fun trip where it was the highlight that I described a few pages back, and if I didn't I would probably watch eBay or whatever constantly to get one in the future. I then found they were being limited to just 250, so I felt even more compelled... I still think the ride experience sucked, but that wasn't why I had positive memories of the ride.

     

    I'm surprised by the actual plaque. It's much bigger than it appeared to be in pictures, with the piece of track probably around 1' by 1' in size. The track is also mounted about a half inch off the plaque itself, which makes it look really quite nice. The pictures seem to be printed on a printer, but look rather nice unless you look at them from an inch away when the one of the ride looks a little low res. It also came with a certificate of authenticity, which was wholly unnecessary - who is really going to try faking this? - but kind of nifty too.

     

    The only negative is the bottom right part of mine has a sort of scratch / gouge, but after originally thinking about returning it I figured it gives it character. Number is 210 / 250. I'll try to take a picture of it sometime and post it. I'm rather happy with it overall, and it will happily go with the other random ride parts that I've acquired throughout the years.

     

    I have #143/250 and I must say... although over priced, it looks AMAZING on my office wall

  9. Hello everyone, Its been a few years since I went to KI and am about to head up that way on Friday... Just a few questions.

     

    1. How have the crowds been this season? My riding partner can't do spinning rides so we will be marathoning coasters all day... has it been busy enough to justify Fast Lane?

     

    2. I know that in the past if you brought a souvenir cup from a past season, you could still get the cheap refills... Is this still the case?

     

    Many thanks in advance,

    Brandon

  10. At family kingdom (myrtle beach SC) their flume has a spillway element!

     

    That's great to know, too. I've sent out e-mails to several parks who had rides with the Spillway element in it (BGT, for example) for any older pics to share with the audience- I'm hoping they get back to me soon enough.

     

    R.D.

     

    I have images of the Family Kingdom Spillway Element. They aren't of the best quality as they were taken before I took up photography.

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    You enter from the right of this image...

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    The exit of the element...

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    The run-out after the element

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