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The newest teaser posted on KI Instagram today comes with the hashtag #KIProject2017, i believe this is the first time it's been used and directly linked to the falling trees teasers. This means we can certainly rule out the clearing and teasing being for a 2018 project as some have said might be possible.

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Two stops at KI this weekend, and after three Banshee rides I can't believe how bad the ride has gotten. The rattle is downright terrible. This was three different rides and seats, no change... I was a big Banshee fan the past two years (with dozens of rides), but after this weekend it totally dropped to one of my least favorite B&M inverts. Headache inducing by the end of the ride. I hope it gets better by the time we go back later this season.

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Two stops at KI this weekend, and after three Banshee rides I can't believe how bad the ride has gotten. The rattle is downright terrible. This was three different rides and seats, no change... I was a big Banshee fan the past two years (with dozens of rides), but after this weekend it totally dropped to one of my least favorite B&M inverts. Headache inducing by the end of the ride. I hope it gets better by the time we go back later this season.

 

Did you try sitting near the front of the train? My experience is that the rattle gets worse the farther back you sit.

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I noticed a *terrible* rattle on the end seats of the back row. As stated above, headache inducing. When seated in the middle 2 seats of the back row it was still a fantastic ride. End seats in the front also had a rattle but it wasn't quite as bad.

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Next time you ride Banshee look up at the wheel assembly. The bottom wheel which I have heard called the guide wheel just bounces like crazy. Not sure what the cause is but it is a very visible sign of the rattle. As the wheel jackhammers against the track it moves enough you can see a gap between the wheel and track.

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Next time you ride Banshee look up at the wheel assembly. The bottom wheel which I have heard called the guide wheel just bounces like crazy. Not sure what the cause is but it is a very visible sign of the rattle. As the wheel jackhammers against the track it moves enough you can see a gap between the wheel and track.

I assume you're talking about the upstop wheels.

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Next time you ride Banshee look up at the wheel assembly. The bottom wheel which I have heard called the guide wheel just bounces like crazy. Not sure what the cause is but it is a very visible sign of the rattle. As the wheel jackhammers against the track it moves enough you can see a gap between the wheel and track.

I assume you're talking about the upstop wheels.

 

i was specifically told by some who knows more than I do we are looking at a guide wheel not an upstop wheel. But I could be wrong. The upstop wheel takes the weight of the train when under negative g forces or when the train is upside down and should be tightly clamped to the rail. The guide wheels help the wheel assembly turn and keep on track.

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I'm heading to the park for the first time on 7/20/16 as part of a three week graduation trip. Is it feasible to ride all the coasters (with some re-rides on the better ones), the larger flat rides, the train and Eiffel tower in one day, or is that only possible with purchasing a fast lane plus?

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I'm heading to the park for the first time on 7/20/16 as part of a three week graduation trip. Is it feasible to ride all the coasters (with some re-rides on the better ones), the larger flat rides, the train and Eiffel tower in one day, or is that only possible with purchasing a fast lane plus?

 

I had gone to Kings Island for the first time during July 2014 and the lines weren't long mostly due to the fact that there was a heat wave at the time. We were able to ride and even re-ride all the rides we wanted to without purchasing Fast lane. It was a great two-day visit and I look forward to visiting again this June or July. Hopefully the weather conditions are similar or the same again!

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I'm heading to the park for the first time on 7/20/16 as part of a three week graduation trip. Is it feasible to ride all the coasters (with some re-rides on the better ones), the larger flat rides, the train and Eiffel tower in one day, or is that only possible with purchasing a fast lane plus?

 

You should be fine especially if you get there at opening. Ride Firehawk, FoF, and Invertigo first then go to Diamondback and Beast. Banshee's crew hauls a$$ so that line will never be above 45 minutes.

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^Completely agree with above and want to stress Firehawk first is a must because it is painfully slow line. Vortex, Racer and Adventure Express lines move very quickly and normally don't ever get longer than 15 minutes all day.

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Two stops at KI this weekend, and after three Banshee rides I can't believe how bad the ride has gotten. The rattle is downright terrible. This was three different rides and seats, no change... I was a big Banshee fan the past two years (with dozens of rides), but after this weekend it totally dropped to one of my least favorite B&M inverts. Headache inducing by the end of the ride. I hope it gets better by the time we go back later this season.

 

Only a few years and the ride already sucks. Wow I hope that issue is addressed by B&M.

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Two stops at KI this weekend, and after three Banshee rides I can't believe how bad the ride has gotten. The rattle is downright terrible. This was three different rides and seats, no change... I was a big Banshee fan the past two years (with dozens of rides), but after this weekend it totally dropped to one of my least favorite B&M inverts. Headache inducing by the end of the ride. I hope it gets better by the time we go back later this season.

 

Only a few years and the ride already sucks. Wow I hope that issue is addressed by B&M.

I'm going to wait until I ride it myself to say the ride "already sucks." With such stark conflicting opinions it could very well be a day-to-day, weather or specific train related issue. People also experience and describe pain (in this case rattle) differently.

I'm personally still very excited to ride Banshee this July. It and The Beast at night are the two things I'm most anticipating about Kings Island.

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Two stops at KI this weekend, and after three Banshee rides I can't believe how bad the ride has gotten. The rattle is downright terrible. This was three different rides and seats, no change... I was a big Banshee fan the past two years (with dozens of rides), but after this weekend it totally dropped to one of my least favorite B&M inverts. Headache inducing by the end of the ride. I hope it gets better by the time we go back later this season.

 

Only a few years and the ride already sucks. Wow I hope that issue is addressed by B&M.

 

 

B&M rattling

 

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What has this world come to when a B&M is being described as rough...

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As I said previously, I rode Banshee in the very back row and experienced no rattling whatsoever. When I think of a B&M rattling, I think of Hydra at Dorney Park.

I have only noticed the rattle on the green train

 

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It's been about a year and a half since I rode Banshee and then it was perfectly smooth...Like buttah. I'm very curious to get back to Kings Island to see what this "rough" talk is about. I just don't believe it.

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I must say, I never even knew rattling was a thing UNTIL I rode Banshee. I remember coming through the first drop and thinking, "oh, that's what they mean."

 

Thing is pretty rough

To me, rattling is only bad on inverted coasters. I get migraines very easily, so when a train is shaking, and the wheels are closer to my head than to my feet, I get a headache. At my homepark, I consider Patriot rougher than even Mamba or Prowler.

 

That being said, Banshee has no rattle yet.

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