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

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It was also confusing to have Club Blood, Flight Deck, and Wolfpack entrances together and have Flight Deck exit in the same spot. What a mess and there weren't any signs I saw that told you Flight Deck's entrances was down there. Like I said, it was packed Saturday.

 

I totally agree. I wasn't sure if Flight Deck was open Friday night since I didn't hear it running at first and with Club Blood using FD's entrance for its queue it was confusing and wasn't sure if going back there was a good idea.

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When I was there in August there was some theming (an airplane and a camo net) out near the queue. I'm on my phone but I can post the picture when I get home.

 

They're not messing around with Banshee! There are a few more U supports in place. Looks like that dive loop will be massive!

 

I think Dollywood calls Tennessee Tornado's loop/Immelmann comvination an Iron Butterly and treats it as its own element. Could Banshee's dive loop/loop be called a Reverse Iron Buterfly then?

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Here's a video from 1993 when the park was freshly bought by Paramount. At the 3 minute mark it shows some of the theming that used to be below Top Gun's station.

 

 

Awesome to see that since I can't seem to really remember the ride until we moved back into this area in 2002. It was also cool to see how the idea of Paramount buying the parks was thought to be an amazing thing. I don't think they did horrible, but definitely could have done better. I really hope Cedar Fair isn't going to take out Flight Deck just yet.

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^That's the Patton Oswalt costume. From his Adult Swim show, "The Heart She Holler." on Cartoon Network.

 

Huh. I thought it was Quasimodo from Hunchback of Notre Dame. It kinda does look like Patton Oswalt though.

 

The kids area was pretty cool. Glad they have something else than trick or treating with dinos (which we probably should have done).

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At this rate of progress, the track work could very well be complete by the end of January. It really is looking great too! I cant get over how stunning that first drop looks! This addition was definitely a step in the right direction for KI.

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There was fog around the gravestones on the parts of the ride that were close to the ground in the night POV rendering, so it might be a possibility. I bet they just put heavy misters (Afterburn's tunnel, Apocalypse, Iron Dragon) around them at most. Not sure if that's even possible, honestly. The others were in man-made structures, where as these would have to be on the natural ground. I want to say the system works like a fountain but I'm not sure. Even if they do, though, I bet it gets turned off after 2013.

 

Liking the look of those dive loop supports! That thing shoul be intense! As much as I think it'll look stupid going through it, it'll ride like a dream. After my last park trip, I'm hibernating until April because the wait is killing me!

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I remember when Serial Thriller first opened at Geauga Lake they had misters/fog machines (not sure which) around the entire ride so the ride was always shrouded in fog. It was a super cool effect and obviously possible if they do so choose to bother. I'm not going to hold my breath, but if they do it it'll be awesome.

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I remember when Serial Thriller first opened at Geauga Lake they had misters/fog machines (not sure which) around the entire ride so the ride was always shrouded in fog. It was a super cool effect and obviously possible if they do so choose to bother. I'm not going to hold my breath, but if they do it it'll be awesome.

Now that you post that, I looked up pictures of it at Geauga Lake and I couldn't help but immediately notice its resemblance to Banshee. The layouts are nothing alike, but with the colors of it (pink-ish red and blue) and it being inverted and having what seems to be a (horror) themed station, it almost looks like a low budget Banshee. I never got to go to GL but looking at it online, Cedar Fair didn't build Serial Thriller. I almost feel like they might have been slightly inspired by it, though.

 

Though other than appearance, the rides probably aren't different. I've not been on an SLC but I hear B&M inverts are better anyway (I HAVE ridden four, soon five inverts, and they all rocked!) so Banshee'll probably ride better, and the hues they picked for Serial Thriller are icky, but Banshee's shades are amazing. It feels like they might have had Serial Thriller on their minds when they were coming up with Banshee (whoever's in charge of colors and the like). I doubt it and maybe the resemblances I see are subtle enough to be negligible, I was just reminded of Banshee looking at Thunderhawk during the Six Flags era.

 

And if anything, seeing those shots of the mist on bare ground just made me eat my words with a side of fries. That means it's definitely possible for Banshee!

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I still wouldn't expect it to happen. Those fog machines never ran when Cedar Fair owned the park as far as I remember. I'm pretty sure they really only consistently ran in the early years and once it became Six Flags Worlds of Adventure it was rare. But they were indeed really cool and added a lot to the overall feel of the ride.

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