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  1. I305's first hill is -1.5 g's Source: I-305 ride manual
  2. Who said there was an announcement coming on the 16th? It's in the post you quoted. I appropriately corrected it to "after the 16th". It's not for KD, but rather, CP.
  3. Glad we are on the same page. It's not about the "Really More Coming". I'm just pointing out an announcement that is coming up after the 16th. I am also not "only a ride-op at a CF park", but that is something to talk about over a drink. If I'm coming off as pretentious, let me assure you that is not my goal. I'm actually in a great mood. And to address the point of "no park leaving out huge investments out of their announcements", I don't think that argument will be sufficient. Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/08/cedar_points_jason_mcclure_tal_1.html
  4. - Not the Dippin' Dots guy. I work at I305 and have done so for several years now. Moreover, that's irrelevant. - That post was not for you, so I don't know how it's "valuable", but you're welcome.
  5. So you think Cedar Point's announcement will include a Kings Dominion announcement? You people are in such denial I'm honestly starting to feel a little bad for you. You're getting a Planet Snoopy expansion. I know they said there would be "more" but you guys are putting way too much into that statement. Every park says that every single time they add anything. If it were anything worthwhile they would have announced it when they had a big presentation in a theater. It's time to accept reality and move on. Firstly, you shouldn't include me into any "you people" group. I have no interest in taking sides in this discussion, and as an employee of Cedar Fair, it's a wise choice. Secondly, my statement, "[...]Cedar Fair isn't done talking about the development of their parks, so we may be hearing more." I put the important part in bold. Allow me to define the word for you as well. I like Merriam-Webster and their definitions, so I'll use theirs. Coming from definition C: May - used to indicate possibility or probability. While I would love to say some equivocation could have occurred in my statement, my statement is extremely clear. In no way, shape, or form did I ever say that Cedar Point's announcement will include a King's Dominion announcement. That is you placing extraneous information into my statement. So in a final breakdown. Cedar Fair isn't done talking about the development of their parks - Canada's Wonderland and a few other parks have not announced their 2017 attractions - Cedar Point GM mentioned that news on Mean Streak will come after the 16th of September So we may be hearing more. - about Mean Streak - about additional plans for any of the Cedar Fair parks, especially Canada's Wonderland and the parks who have yet to make their announcements So if you could stop pulling words out of your behind, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
  6. Are you suggesting that the Mean Streak announcement will have anything to do with Kings Dominion? I'm confused. I'm saying Cedar Fair isn't done talking about the development of their parks, so we may be hearing more. KD has a TON of land that is not being used.
  7. The Mean Streak announcement will happen after September 16, so who knows what else will come of it.
  8. I understand that this isn't the time or the thread for rational thinking but personally KD might still be my favorite park in the chain after Cedar Point. I prefer it to Ki, Knotts, Carowinds, Dorney and Wonderland for sure. KI might have a better coaster lineup (debatable) but KD has much nicer atmosphere, great flats and a spectacular log flume. Anyway go back to your relentless bitching. I have a really hard time of thinking what to add to KD's coaster lineup. It's easily one of the top in the chain.
  9. OMG LARSON LOOP! WORLDS FIRST GIGA LARSON LOOP! but on the real though, repeating comment since it was buried. Chad not confirming Hurler opening for 2017 and said, not verbatim, we can only have so many announcements in one day. The mystery continues!
  10. Chad not confirming whether Hurler will be open for 2017 season and mentioned "We can only fit so many announcements much in one day". Pot has been stirred, let me grab my popcorn.
  11. Nah...It'll probably be HurlerHawk Iron Hurler Wicked Hurler Twisted Hurler Steel Hurler EDIT: Reece is so cringey. Interesting guy to work with though.
  12. Guessing is fun until someone like madax starts going after everyone who points out his obvious BS and logical fallacies. Nothing wrong with fallacies. EDIT: A fallacy is a mistake in reasoning, but doesn't mean that someone's argument is wrong. Fun fact: It's a fallacy to assume someone is wrong because their argument contains a fallacy.
  13. RMC Woodstock express ? Hahaha lol jk jk That would be the greatest announcement ever. Count me in. Redo the flat turn arounds into overbank turns and a little smoothy and the ride would be perfect.
  14. My favorite part of the article is the high school physics video, which disregards physics and engineering being two disciplines with two different goals.
  15. Yea, no one noticed the 168 foot water slide that was advertised all over the news. He caught me guys. My sarcasm skills are not up to par.
  16. Yea, no one noticed the 168 foot water slide that was advertised all over the news.
  17. Chances are, some odd caveat happened, and that caveat will be added to exceptions (i.e. ride can't be operated if wind is above 30 or guest must be below 6'8). It's rare to not know what happened. Analytical tools and modeling software can pinpoint nearly anything with a high degree of accuracy.
  18. Physics and engineering are quite different fields, with the former relying on general solutions to multiple problems and the latter relying on approximations to a specific model. With that said: 1. Any design/machine to be used by people requires a professional engineer (PE) to sign off of 2. The amusement park industry is regulated, inspected daily 3. Any modifications to the slide would require a PE to sign off of 4. Not following these instructions is breaking the law Becoming a PE is no easy task either, one must: - Get a Bachelors of Science in an ABET accredited Engineering program - Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam - Work for 4 years, in your industry, under the supervision of a PE - Take the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam FOR THE INDUSTRY YOU WORKED IN, pass This doesn't mean that negligence can't happen, but majority of PE's wouldn't risk their career, name, or, at the least, salary for something that does not work. Also keep in mind that different PE's would sign their approval on their specific parts. An Electrical PE wouldn't sign off on a part that a Mechanical PE should, unless the Electrical PE believes the technical content falls within his discipline. The best course of action is to let due process run it's part, rather than to claim negligence or incompetency on the parts of the engineers. This situation could be an outlier or a malfunction of a specific part, not necessarily things engineers can be responsible for in most cases.
  19. Then what would you like to discuss? Actually, they do follow the ground level layout, the path, quite close as that is the reason they generally only have to add support structure to support the new elements. I haven't seen one where they added sections to the layout that deviated from what the coaster was originally. Also, historically, RMC converted coasters have resulted in shorter layouts with Steel medusa and joker being the only two that had the least impact in the length only loosing about 100ft or so of the original layout. Look, im all for RMC working their magic at KD. I just personally think it would be better executed on a new coaster and hurler stay the same with a complete restoration a la ghostrider. https://youtu.be/Td7UQHADGgc Not a fan of purple, but layout is neat 10/10 approved
  20. I enjoy madmax's enthusiasm. One may be wrong, but there's no harm in being wrong.
  21. So IOE will be working on Mystic Timbers. That solves that portion of the mystery.
  22. Yeah, for fireworks. They haven't touched it in about a month. I'll say it again, fireworks are not launched anywhere near that area. They are launched behind the waterpark. I made a post on the matter earlier, and you can find it. -I305 employee FTFY
  23. There are two reasons why we would run two trains. 1. When the guests in the park reaches a certain threshold 2. When the queue reaches 45 min With that said, a second train doesn't increase capacity by that much (about a few hundred), as we cannot dispatch the second train until the first reaches the block before the station. A much more effective method of increasing capacity on I305 is increasing the amount of operators, along with support from riders.
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