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So after watching this, I'm assuming that if they were hoping to sell the coaster and relocate it, they would have taken a more ginger approach to taking it down? Is letting the track crash into the ground like that something that you would only do if the steel was just going to be scrapped?

 

No, you can duct tape it. It should be fine.

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So after watching this, I'm assuming that if they were hoping to sell the coaster and relocate it, they would have taken a more ginger approach to taking it down? Is letting the track crash into the ground like that something that you would only do if the steel was just going to be scrapped?

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It's going to Kentucky Kingdom, remember?

 

But in all seriousness, I wonder if Cedar Fair is becoming done with their Vekomas. They removed Boomerang, Stinger, and Firehawk all within 2 years. It makes me wonder how much longer their SLCs will last. I believe CW and MA are the only two Cedar Fair parks with one?

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Video of Firehawk's loop (and last major section?) coming down, courtesy of O'Rourke Wrecking Company:

 

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So after watching this, I'm assuming that if they were hoping to sell the coaster and relocate it, they would have taken a more ginger approach to taking it down? Is letting the track crash into the ground like that something that you would only do if the steel was just going to be scrapped?

 

Nope, they still relocate it to Dorney. The let it fall to the ground to smoothen out the famous Vekoma Bumps in all of their coasters in the most smart way.

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I think we all forget one thing. When Firehawk was cut from its installation at KI in 2001 and was sold to SF, SF thought of adding the ride to...................................................SFKK. With the recent addition to GL, they decided to put it there.

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Hi guys,

 

Maybe it ´s a dumb question, but I just want to be sure about the following:

 

We bought a CF platinum pass last year and we extended it online for 2019 on the Cedar Point website.

Our first Cf park we are going to visit this year (June) will be Kings Island. Is this gonna be a problem? Do we have to go to CP first to 'activate' the pass or can we do that at KI?

 

Thanks for the info!

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Hi guys,

 

Maybe it ´s a dumb question, but I just want to be sure about the following:

 

We bought a CF platinum pass last year and we extended it online for 2019 on the Cedar Point website.

Our first Cf park we are going to visit this year (June) will be Kings Island. Is this gonna be a problem? Do we have to go to CP first to 'activate' the pass or can we do that at KI?

 

Thanks for the info!

 

You would probably need to contact Cedar Point to be sure. I renewed my platinum pass online. I will be visiting my home park first this year. That said, there is no date on my pass and my home park website website says not to throw away the current one. I assume this will be my pass as long as I keep renewing. If you are traveling from overseas, definitely get clarification from CP or CF first.

 

From Carowinds site: RENEWALS: Do not discard your current Season Pass once you renew.

 

Also this is under the auto-renew FAQ at CP's website:

 

Do I need to go through Season Pass processing each year I auto-renew?

 

After your Season Pass is automatically renewed, just keep your card and enjoy the park the following season. There is no need to visit the Season Pass Processing Center.

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It shouldn't matter.

 

In 2017 I bought a pass online through CP's website but MiA is the first park I ended up going to, it processed just fine and I've got a Michigan's Adventure logo on the back of the card.

In 2018 I renewed through KD's Website and when I went to KD the first time, they scanned the card and printout at the parking booth and said it was good to go, so I've still got the same MiA card.

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Thanks guys!

 

Just uploaded my pass to the CP app and they are both listed as ‘2019 season platinum pass’, so visiting KI first will hopefully not be a problem.

Really looking forward to visit KI for the first time ever, followed by 3 days CP and 1 day CW to finish the trip[emoji2][emoji2]

 

 

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Thanks guys!

 

Just uploaded my pass to the CP app and they are both listed as ‘2019 season platinum pass’, so visiting KI first will hopefully not be a problem.

Really looking forward to visit KI for the first time ever, followed by 3 days CP and 1 day CW to finish the trip[emoji2][emoji2]

 

 

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You'll love Kings Island! Personally, I like the atmosphere of KI more than I do CP, although I do prefer CP's coasters. Let us know if you have any questions about the park.

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You'll love Kings Island! Personally, I like the atmosphere of KI more than I do CP, although I do prefer CP's coasters. Let us know if you have any questions about the park.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

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If you get the hankering to walk on every ride buy FL+.

We probably will, depending on the crowds.

Gonna visit sunday the 2nd of June for most of the afternoon and evening, and then monday the whole day so.....we will see.

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So this just happened......................

IN HONOR OF ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY, KINGS ISLAND HAS BROUGHT BACK THE ORIGINAL BEAST TRAINS COLOR SCHEME

 

The 2019 season will mark 40 years since The Beast was unleashed at Kings Island in 1979. So, as part of the ride’s 40th anniversary celebration this year, Kings Island will turn back the clock with a throwback to the original “flame-themed” color scheme on each of the coaster’s three trains.

 

The train colors were red (front cars), orange (middle cars) and yellow (back cars) when The Beast debuted.

 

It has since given more than 54 million rides, the third most in the park’s history, behind the Racer, with 105 million rides, and the K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad, with 56 million.

 

When The Beast first opened April 14, 1979, it was the longest and fastest roller coaster in the world. It still holds the title as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,359 feet.

 

The Kings Island Blog will serve as the hub for all Beast 40th anniversary news and content. Fans of the ride will be encouraged to visit the blog and share stories of their favorite Beast memories. Other blog features will include a timeline detailing significant moments in the ride’s history, fun facts, behind-the-scenes meet-up opportunities and more.

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Forget that, I want to see the 4-row cars that it supposedly launched with.

 

That's something I've never heard before! Would love to know more about that. This special edition of the Beast is awesome and the locals will love it. KI is doing a great job at making a 'quiet year' a memorable year.

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Forget that, I want to see the 4-row cars that it supposedly launched with.

 

I suspect you already have. The current trains are actually the original trains, the parks maintenance staff cut the 4th row off the cars and turned them into the 3 row cars. When the ride first opened it had 4 trains with 5 cars each, when they shorted the cars they scrapped the fourth train and used it to add an additional car to the remaining 3 trains.

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That's something I've never heard before! Would love to know more about that. This special edition of the Beast is awesome and the locals will love it. KI is doing a great job at making a 'quiet year' a memorable year.

 

Yeah, its only something I've read about online and figured by the configuration of the air-gate-rows in the station (4 then a space, not 3 then a space like every other coaster that runs 3-bench PTC trains). This is the only picture I've been able to find:

 

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I suspect you already have. The current trains are actually the original trains, the parks maintenance staff cut the 4th row off the cars and turned them into the 3 row cars. When the ride first opened it had 4 trains with 5 cars each, when they shorted the cars they scrapped the fourth train and used it to add an additional car to the remaining 3 trains.

 

Haha no they did not just "chop off a row." That's the most GP thing I've heard on here in a while.

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Haha no they did not just "chop off a row." That's the most GP thing I've heard on here in a while.

 

One of the designers of the Beast, Jeff Gramke, still works for the park and has discussed this at enthusiast events before. The maintenance staff has done all the modifications to those trains, from shorting the cars, to changing the lap bars, adding the seat belts, and the headrests. Those trains are the original trains, or at least pieces of them are I have no idea what percentage is original at this point.

 

I recommend going to Coasterstock and asking him yourself. He is doing a Q&A during the event this year. Although if you have been in previous years he has explained in the past why the cars were shorted and how it was done.

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