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Regarding other plans, he said, Cedar Fair will still build thrill rides like a new wooden coaster that will make its debut at Kings Island near Cincinnati this spring and will create more “techtainment” — the marriage of attractions and video-game technology.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Retail/2016/12/07/Cedar-Fair-chief-Matt-Oiumet-talks-future-of-fun.html

 

Don't. You. Dare.

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Regarding other plans, he said, Cedar Fair will still build thrill rides like a new wooden coaster that will make its debut at Kings Island near Cincinnati this spring and will create more “techtainment” — the marriage of attractions and video-game technology.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Retail/2016/12/07/Cedar-Fair-chief-Matt-Oiumet-talks-future-of-fun.html

 

Don't. You. Dare.

 

Personally I still think the "shed" is going to be either screens or projectors. WIth the video being done by Triotech. My guess is that it will be random so it is different every ride in some way. The themeing is a saw mill which appears to be getting overrun by plants, which could make for an interesting ending to the ride.

 

My hope is that they do not try something crazy and it is interactive using motion tracking, I just cannot see that turning out well.

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Personally I still think the "shed" is going to be either screens or projectors. WIth the video being done by Triotech. My guess is that it will be random so it is different every ride in some way. The themeing is a saw mill which appears to be getting overrun by plants, which could make for an interesting ending to the ride.

I sincerely hope you're right, Ken. I now fear that this is some type of loading/unloading station related to capacity issues with VR.

 

Also, Irony is when your wooden coaster is themed to a saw mill and when you're log flume is themed to a race.

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Personally I still think the "shed" is going to be either screens or projectors. WIth the video being done by Triotech. My guess is that it will be random so it is different every ride in some way. The themeing is a saw mill which appears to be getting overrun by plants, which could make for an interesting ending to the ride.

I sincerely hope you're right, Ken. I now fear that this is some type of loading/unloading station related to capacity issues with VR.

 

Also, Irony is when your wooden coaster is themed to a saw mill and when you're log flume is themed to a race.

Oh Lordy. Now that you bring it up, it would seem so obvious. My mind, I guess, refused to consider this awful possibility.

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The article referenced capacity being the main issue with VR, which makes me feel even more uneasy about it. What's in the shed might be scarier than we thought...

It'll be a VR POV of the new Mean Streak. Mystic Timbers is really just an elaborate advertisement for Cedar Point.

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It's at the end of this video.

 

 

This is a pretty average dispatch time for Phoenix.

Jeezum Crow, they're not even rushing it. Makes me wonder how fast they could really get it out over there. It would take some running around and some really cooperative enthusiasts, but I think 15 seconds is realistic under the right conditions.

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The great operations at Knoebels have more to do with having a lot of staff and incredibly simplistic loading procedures than actual hustle. On Phoenix and Twister it takes no time at all to check the lap bars (especially on Phoenix since they're just buzz bars) and since they don't have seatbelts. On rides like the flyers they actually check the restraints while the ride is moving just by looking to see if the belt is clipped, and unlike the corporate parks you can easily unlock them yourself when the ride is over (though you can do that at a corporate park too with a set of car keys).

 

Knoebels is more of a display in how over-the-top safety checks have become at corporate parks than it is in actual outstanding operations. If you want to go somewhere and watch crews really hustle then you'd be more impressed by a park like Cedar Point. The Gatekeeper crew for example has to follow a ton of safety procedures, check seatbelts, check restraints, go run to a stupid rubber pad, do a circle of clears and a visual scan before sending the train and they often do it in less than 60 seconds. On Phoenix you just walk around, push down like 4 bars, let people throw loose articles wherever they want and then the guy at the panel sends the train once they're all down. They're only limited by how fast people can get to their seats if they run one train. When they run 2 they usually sit around for awhile once the train is clear and ready so they don't block stop it at the top of the lift by being too fast.

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It's at the end of this video.

 

 

This is a pretty average dispatch time for Phoenix.

Jeezum Crow, they're not even rushing it. Makes me wonder how fast they could really get it out over there. It would take some running around and some really cooperative enthusiasts, but I think 15 seconds is realistic under the right conditions.

Wow thats a fast dispatch time! Why cant major parks be like that? It would go so much quicker...it seems major parks make a project out of it....thing is seems corporate parks listen to much to the sue crazy soccer moms where as family owned are like "just as long as they have the lap bar down they are ready to go!" Family owned parks want to make money just as any other business however they also care about people enjoying their time there too instead of only worried about crazy things they will cost them their precious dough....

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Okay, I know I was told to not make any more Busch Gardens jokes, but come on! Construction for Mystic Timbers is just flying along. It's just weird that the larger, more complex coaster, whose construction was started well after InvadR's, will quite possibly get done months before the other.

 

Kings Island is closed, BGW is still open. I'm sure they have to be extra careful when guests are around and that probably slows things down. But who cares? As long as it opens at some point, does it really matter that another coaster was further along in construction in December? I'm sure BGW is fine with what has been completed so far, which seems to be a decent amount.

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Okay, I know I was told to not make any more Busch Gardens jokes, but come on! Construction for Mystic Timbers is just flying along. It's just weird that the larger, more complex coaster, whose construction was started well after InvadR's, will quite possibly get done months before the other.

 

One could almost argue that when kings island was in operation, they still got more done. I'm not sure how secluded bushes coaster is, but kings islands construction never really got that close to the midways.

 

Kings Island is closed, BGW is still open. I'm sure they have to be extra careful when guests are around and that probably slows things down. But who cares? As long as it opens at some point, does it really matter that another coaster was further along in construction in December? I'm sure BGW is fine with what has been completed so far, which seems to be a decent amount.

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Construction for Mystic Timbers is just flying along. It's just weird that the larger, more complex coaster, whose construction was started well after InvadR's, will quite possibly get done months before the other.

 

I think a large factor in the construction progress lies in attention to detail. That of which IvadR seems to have much more, as it is a terrain hugging machine. Let alone any other themeing surprises BGW has in store.

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Construction for Mystic Timbers is just flying along. It's just weird that the larger, more complex coaster, whose construction was started well after InvadR's, will quite possibly get done months before the other.

 

I think a large factor in the construction progress lies in attention to detail. That of which IvadR seems to have much more, as it is a terrain hugging machine. Let alone any other themeing surprises BGW has in store.

 

Not my quote but yes, I agree with you. InvadR has much more going into it than just a shed.

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Construction for Mystic Timbers is just flying along. It's just weird that the larger, more complex coaster, whose construction was started well after InvadR's, will quite possibly get done months before the other.

 

I think a large factor in the construction progress lies in attention to detail. That of which IvadR seems to have much more, as it is a terrain hugging machine. Let alone any other themeing surprises BGW has in store.

 

Not my quote but yes, I agree with you. InvadR has much more going into it than just a shed.

speaking of the shed, construction near the shed has started, Footers seem to be in place and ready for track installation! http://pixelcaster.com/live/kingsisland/diamondback.html

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