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p. 792 - Camp Cedar campground to open in 2021!

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Wow, this is really great! I love the direction Cedar Fair seems to be going, adding new rides while reintroducing classics to give each park more of the charm they used to have.

 

I agree. CF makes another good decision with the Bat re-theming. Also another reason to visit KI next year.

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Really excited to hear this news! I have always been fascinated by the original "Bat" and it's legendary saga. So glad to see King's Island making yet another brilliant marketing decision. Invoking memories of a ride of the past is always a great way to generate interest and nostalgia.

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Yay! Really looking forward to seeing how they do this! Seems very Halloween-y, should compliment Banshee perfectly!

 

I wonder if they plan to theme it in any way other than a steel maintenance deck over a paved lot. They could easily cover the structure to make it look like an old bell tower or something.

 

I'm starting to think that A. this part of Action Zone is being broken off into its own spooky-themed zone much like X-Base was broken off of Coney Mall, or B. They retheme the entire area. I could see Invertigo getting themed to a type of haunted stopwatch that reverses time, hence being dropped backwards (the new blue colors could match this if they make the logo a specter-y blue), a potential but very unlikely, almost impossible clue is that the Invertigo sign is still its original yellow and red and they never made it match the ride. Congo Falls could be given a sort of "Bayou Monster" theme, Skyflyer could possibly be made to tie into Banshee/Bat, Drop Tower could be rethemed to witchcraft, painted green with black accents and have a few Stonehenge-esque rockwork pieces built around it with a lighting package that would add twinkling runes to it, and Delirium could be rethemed to a mad scientist (it's almost all that works with the existing ride structures).

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Wow, this is really great! I love the direction Cedar Fair seems to be going, adding new rides while reintroducing classics to give each park more of the charm they used to have.

 

I agree. CF makes another good decision with the Bat re-theming. Also another reason to visit KI next year.

 

Apparently Kings Dominion will be getting some of this treatment with their 40th celebration next season. I think it is an awesome idea and sure as hell beats plunking down random rides just for the sake of it.

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I think this is a pretty genius move...for both the parks history, updating the ride, and fitting together with the theme of Banshee. They should just make this entire part of the park haunted and creepy, although the citizens of Ohio do this pretty well on their own.

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I was thinking to further add to the "new" Bat theming for Flight Deck.... since the lift hill is already framed by the steel support structure, they should enclose the entire lift hill and make it a Bat Lair of sorts (I would say Bat Cave but don't want to upset Batman lol).

 

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I was on it the other day again and knew something was up! Good ride amongst the trees... sure beats draggin Iron and a few of the other suspended swining coasters. Still wish I could've made it to Korea for Eagle's Fortress while it was still open. Guess I'll go watch that POV again... classic

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So I cracked open Photoshop with the picture on Wikipedia and this was the result. The track might be a different shade of orange (though it looks nice as is) but I'm guessing this is pretty accurate for how it will look next year. Excuse the crappy job, I just wanted to see what it would look like.

 

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I love this ride. It's an incredible night ride. I'm a little bummed it's going to have a decent line now! I used to be able to marathon it any time of day. But I'm glad this means that the ride will be here for a while. It would be interesting to have those floorless trains on the ride; but with the Invertigo and Banshee all being floorless I don't see it changing.

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Wit hold Arrow suspended coasters biting the dust left an right these days hopefully this re-themeing means this one will be sticking around for a while. It is a pretty decent little ride for whatever it is worth, should look great next to Banshee.

 

This this section of the park has a fairly thorough "Halloweenish" theme maybe they'll leave a haunt open year round....

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I think this is a pretty genius move...for both the parks history, updating the ride, and fitting together with the theme of Banshee. They should just make this entire part of the park haunted and creepy, although the citizens of Ohio do this pretty well on their own.

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I know The Bat's layout is a clone of CW's Vortex (which is one of my favourite coasters), but I wonder how it compares both ride wise and the surroundings...

 

I've ridden Top Gun / Flight Deck / Bat hundreds of times. Rode CW's Vortex for the first and only time this year and my impression was that Vortex was faster.

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