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

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Get over it man.  You've made your point and we get it; it's silly that this park did not do a Winterfest-lite.  Make the 8 hour drive to KD if you want to experience that, just like all of us with KD

My visit this past weekend was great, even with Saturday being very busy and me missing out on FL until Sunday.    I went into Orion not having followed its construction or watched a POV or even

I went the weekend before last and wasn't going to do any sort of report or review, but with this discussion, I'll throw my hat in the ring. I thought Orion was fantastic.  Millennium Force is th

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The lack of a drop floor in the station makes me nervous my son will be too tall to ride. Is there a maximum rider height? He's 6-6 (78 inches), and already prevented from riding most or all Intamin inverts as well as their hypers. Two years ago he barely made it onto Skyrush.

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Speaking of soreness, I definitely am feeling it in my arms from trying to keep my hands up on Banshee! Looking forward to some more work outs today. Should be interesting attempting to drive home tomorrow.

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It was probably used today, considering that I don't think you can disable a magnetic trim.

I believe you can. I just don't know exactly how. Does anyone know?

On the example pictures you posted I reckon it works as follows.

 

Basically for the magnetic field to exist you have to have a pair of magnets opposite each other.

 

If you only had one half of the pair no magnetic braking would occur.

 

What seems to be happening is that the two halves can slide past each other. The more it slides along the less "overlap" there is between the two magnets and therefore the less length where a magnetic field is fomed where braking could occur:

 

 

Max braking:

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Reduced braking mode:

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^ & ^^Yikes! I'll be curious to know what the actual wait times for Banshee will be throughout the weekend. It certainly looks like Fast Lane Plus would be your friend for those in attendance (or probably just about every weekend from here on out).

 

In fact, I was just telling the partner last night that I would like to go check this coaster out this summer, but that we would definitely plan on getting FLP for the day in order to avoid the long wait times.

 

Glad to hear that you had a great ride on The Beast, Robb...I absolutely loved my ride in the front seat (in the dark) a couple of years ago. One of the best rides I have ever had on an old fashioned wooden coaster. Still not sure if seat choice is a determinant of quality because my partner and sister took the third and fourth rows and both said they had awful, painful rides.

 

Good to know that they are still working on improvements, retracking, etc...I agree with others that RMC would not be the way to go with this coaster.

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It's great to see King's Island join the B&M club with another awesome addition. Banshee looks like a blast to ride. It's nice to hear that this ride is bringing back some of the classic B&M intensity reminiscent of rides like Montu and Kumba.

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I am going on a limb and saying that it has to do with the restraints. Only reason I say that, last night they were having minor problems with them locking last night. One or two seats would not lock. I am guess that is the cause. The RO was telling the crew the 1,1 was not locked.

 

 

This by no means makes this official, it is a guess.

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In line now... B&M guy and Maint crew working on final friction brakes the last 45min it has been down. Line I would estimate at 4-6hrs easily at this point. Running three trains but stacking so bad when it is up it is practically one train op.

 

It did reopen but ran two trains with people and down again. Work in progress on final brakes.

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Question: are openings cursed??

 

I think whenever a ride is brand new there are going to be some kinks which is probably why rides break down more than normal on opening day. Combine that with ride operators that are unfamiliar with the ride and breakdowns are understandable.

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