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P. 829: Adventure Port themed area announced for 2023!

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I last rode Vortex in 2007 and it was so brutal it left me with one of those day long headaches where you feel like you did real permanent damage. I do hope it's taken out and soon.

 

Hasn't Kings Island been rumored to get a B&M Invert forever now!?!? At least since CF bought out Paramount. It would fit great in that area!

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I rode Vortex twice, once in front, once in the back. I wouldn't miss it if it was scrapped. It has some OK moments but it is an example of why heartlined track is a good idea.

 

Flight Deck, their Arrow swinging suspended coaster, was delightful. I enjoyed it almost as much as Diamondback (almost).

 

Delirium was better than a lot of coasters. I'd love to see Giant Frisbees more widespread than they are.

 

Kennywood, and Camden Park had the right Idea . I think every park needs a Screamin' Swing and a giant Frisbee. Screamin' Swing = Pops of airtime. Giant Frisbee = OMFG-WTF-CRAZY ride. Seems CF might be in some-type of contract with B&M, seeing all these relatively cheap coasters pop up repeatedly makes me thing KI is next . An invert (and I dare say floorless) will bring something new and unique to the park, they thought Inverigo was a trip. Just wait to you ride a Beemer invert........ohh wait, Forceless: The Ride.

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I've never had what I would consider a "brutal" ride on Vortex but it is getting a little old and something new (invert, wing rider, crazy custom flyer) would be a welcome addition.

 

For me Vortex in the last car still has one of the best first drops around.

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If this turns out to be true, I really hope that KI expands Coney Mall outward through the site, perhaps bringing back a car ride or their flyers. Wishful thinking, but I'd love to see more family-friendly attractions over in that space. Right now, there's just a long path between Coney Mall and Rivertown, with the only ride being Backlot Stunt Coaster because of Vortex's location. If they do add a new coaster, I'd like to see it further out towards the perimeter of the park.

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First Son of Beast, Wildcat, and Disaster Transport and now Vortex and Anaconda, looks like Cedar Fair is slowly losing all their rough or old coasters and gaining new, revolutionary coasters.

Nobody ever said that was a bad thing .

 

Yeah, I have no problem with this, either--and I've never even ridden Wildcat or Disaster Transport.

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I never said I wasn't happy with it either. It just means I won't be in pain if I ever decide to go to those parks. All they need to do now is to get ride of Mean Streak.

 

Re-tracking the ride each season = it's here to stay. Although stranger things have happened, the Rattler just recently received topper track, now its getting the Iron horse treatment. I just hope Vortex stays awhile longer, when I'm old and dire, I wonder what my kids would think of such a coaster?

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I personally LOVE Vortex!!!!!!! I went to Kings Island for the first time Memorial Day weekend 2012 and I rode this coaster about 10 times over two days. I did not find it rough at all and think it is one of the best Arrow coasters I have ever ridden. But then again I rarely find coasters rough that others do. I always just let my body fall with a ride and rarely get a head ache or bruises from any ride. I just never hold on tight so my body can go where its being directed to go.

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I rode the ride when I was a kid and I loved it! Of course, the ride was smooth back in the early 90's and going upside down 6 times was still quite the novelty. Have never been back, but I am sure I wouldn't have the same opinion of the ride nowadays.

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Hasn't Kings Island been rumored to get a B&M Invert forever now!?!? At least since CF bought out Paramount. It would fit great in that area!

 

That would truly be excellent. There is a surprising amount of terrain there that could really be utilized on an Invert.

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An invert (and I dare say floorless) will bring something new and unique to the park, they thought Inverigo was a trip. Just wait to you ride a Beemer invert........ohh wait, Forceless: The Ride.

 

Have you been on a Batman Clone? I find B:TR at SFGAm to be very forceful, and one of my favorite B&M rides around.

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Fine with me as long as they bring back The Bat to replace it.

I'll miss Vortex if they do remove it. I think it's the best of the Arrow mega loopers and it never felt as uncomfortable as Viper and others.

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An invert (and I dare say floorless) will bring something new and unique to the park, they thought Inverigo was a trip. Just wait to you ride a Beemer invert........ohh wait, Forceless: The Ride.

 

Have you been on a Batman Clone? I find B:TR at SFGAm to be very forceful, and one of my favorite B&M rides around.

 

Name a recent B&M invert that isn't forceless (post 2004)

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Diamondback & X-Flight both

Those are Hyper and Wing Coasters, not Inverts.

 

And out of all the reviews, it seems Wing Riders (so-far) aren't meant for the forces (many say they hardly have any). They are just fun "wing riding" coasters.

Although I have yet to ride one so I shouldn't judge them to harsh.

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Sorry, I must have read right over the "invert" in that sentence. I would have to agree that when rides like Montu and Raptor are Juxtaposed with Batman The Ride, they are very tame.

 

As to the extent which wing-riders lack forces, I would have to say X-Flight has really decent forces, especially in the latter half of the train.

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Ive ridden Vortex a few times when Ive been to Kings Island. I have a love/hate relationship with it. On one hand, the loops are very rough, but at the same time it has a lot of character. I might just be a bit of an Arrow fanboy, but I really enjoy the aesthetic aspects of the ride. I will definitely be sad if it goes even though itl likely be replaced by something much more ride-able.

 

 

-Kafka-

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