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

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Besides that, doesn't painting the wood extend its lifetime?

 

Once upon a time, yes. That's why you see most of the classic coasters as well as old picket fences, etc. painted white. The paint provided a layer of protection to the wood. However, these days we have treated lumber so the paint is no longer necessary for the durability of the wood.

 

And as far as the land clearing goes; with it being this early, it really does make one believe this could be quite the sizable project.

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I'm calling it to be an entirely new kids/family area right now. Cedar Point has 3, Dollywood just put one in...this is the way of the future.

 

98% sarcastic, but this would piss the enthusiasts off something fierce.

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Some on here might find this interesting. Invertigo is now using the train that was on Stinger at Dorney Park. You can even still see the outline of the logo sticker on the train. I always hated invertigo and found it rough but it was super smooth with the Stinger train! Still not the biggest fan of the ride but at least it's rideable now.

 

Since I never rode Stinger do I get the credit now that I rode in its train?

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And so it begins...

 

A small part of me is hoping it's something totally unique and different and not found anywhere else, but if this indeed turns out to be a massive B&M Giga that can match (or top) Fury's awesomeness, I won't complain a single bit.

 

Per the NOC documents unearthed last August, we can pretty much 99.9% says its a B&M at this point, only question is what kind...

 

And needless to say, most fingers would be crossed for a Giga. Based on how much of an improvement Fury was upon Leviathan built 3 years earlier, I can only imagine what B&M would have in store for a giga built five years after Fury.

 

Some on here might find this interesting. Invertigo is now using the train that was on Stinger at Dorney Park. You can even still see the outline of the logo sticker on the train. I always hated invertigo and found it rough but it was super smooth with the Stinger train! Still not the biggest fan of the ride but at least it's rideable now.

 

Since I never rode Stinger do I get the credit now that I rode in its train?

 

That is interesting. I'll have to look for outline of the logo sticker. That is, when I take my annual obligatory Invertigo ride.

 

 

I'm calling it to be an entirely new kids/family area right now. Cedar Point has 3, Dollywood just put one in...this is the way of the future.

 

98% sarcastic, but this would piss the enthusiasts off something fierce.

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Really interested in this project but I'm sure it'll be til August before we know anything more about it. I think what can be speculated has been speculated, which is not surprising considering how many coaster enthusiasts are from Cincinnati. A lot of people seem to think this actually will be a B&M giga and I wouldn't be surprised if it was. I'd love to see something completely new and I'm wondering just what KI and B&M can pull out of their sleeve. My guess is that, if it's not a giga, it'll be something completely unexpected.

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Interesting...

 

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So I found this from Wild Gravity Travels

 

The brown track with MCR marked on it, obviously is likely Hershey's 2020 hyper, but right behind you'll see some gray track with MCT written on it.

 

Allegedly, B&M's hyper models go in alphabetical order based on the letter after MC.

 

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EDIT: ^This was Fury's track, not the other track currently sitting at Batavia.

 

Fury was MCN, and there's between three hyper (models) since then. Mako, and the two in China would have been O, P, and Q, respectively.

 

So MCR would make sense for HP's hyper, but the question then remains as to what happened to MCS? My guess is that might have been CGA's rumored but-supposedly cancelled hyper, which would make MCT track for KI's 2020 B&M (or vice-versa).

 

If the MCT track shown above truly is destined for KI, then I would sure hope that is just a primer or something and that gray is not the final color

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Quick little shout out to the new restaurant at KI the Miami River Brewhouse. Grabbed lunch there and enjoyed the set up. You order at the register, they give you one of those little paging disks you get at restaurants, go find a seat and then they bring you your food. Total time from ordering to receiving my meal was about 5-7 mins give or take, not bad for opening day IMO.

 

Anyways, I usually don't make a big deal about food at most parks but boy did CF really step up their game here. I got the Pubhouse Burger and I will honestly say it tasted amazing. The burgers themselves tasted fresh and not frozen (can not confirm if they are frozen or not). And in general it was one of the best burgers I've had at a CF park. Honestly reminded me of Shake Shack. 8/10 would recommend. My nephews both got the pulled pork sliders and loved them and my brother got their hot dog loaded with beer cheese, sauerkraut and mustard and enjoyed that as well.

 

Definitely digging the new direction CF is taking with food ops and it's giving me some hope of what CP is adding this year. Glad to see them focusing on better quality and service.

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Good to hear that the food is getting better. I feel over the last few years this is something that they have been working on across the chain.

 

Looks like the last two B&M's at Cedar Point show X-works. I am sure that someone has pictures of the sticker on Diamondback, and also Yukon striker to compare.

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Well, X-Works as a customer is Cedar Fair (IIRC, or was X-Works even Cedar Point directly?), so the wouldn't be that wild, if the picture is actual.

 

It's a picture of Fury 325 track. He posted it to show the MC lettering. It's not a picture of anything currently sitting at this plant. This section of track is currently sitting at Carowinds being awesome.

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Well, X-Works as a customer is Cedar Fair (IIRC, or was X-Works even Cedar Point directly?), so the wouldn't be that wild, if the picture is actual.

 

X-Works is generic, it is used so enthusiasts cannot easily figure out where the track is going. The stickers had park names at one point years ago until some parks announcement was spoiled.

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Hi Everyone,

 

I'm hoping for some crowd-avoidance advice for a trip to Kings Island (and Cedar Point) in late May. My family will be getting the Coaster Combo deal for one day at CP and one day at KI (a great deal we used last year for $65!) and we're coming from Baltimore. We'll try to go to KI on a Tuesday and then CP on a Thursday (need a day break between to help calm the stomach for maximum coaster riding ).

 

Anyway, ideally we'd go the last week in May, just after Memorial Day (KI on Tuesday, 5/28, and CP on Thursday, 5/30). I noticed that CP still has the earlier 8pm close then (indicating they're less crowded?), but KI closes at 10pm. I also checked the area schools and Cincinnati and Cleveland's last day is 5/23, while Columbus is 5/30. That worries me a bit and I'm wondering what you all think about how bad the crowds might be.

 

In year's past, we've always made sure to go on weekdays before those school systems have let out. We won't do the FastLane stuff, so are hoping for decently short lines because of light crowds. If it's likely to be much better, we can shift to the earlier week (5/21 - 5/23). Please let me know what you think.

 

Thanks!

Justin

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^^^^^^^While I'm kind of surprised about these pictures popping up, I stand by what I said earlier, that we're not going to know what's happening until August. I think KI and CF in general have proven that they know how to mess with enthusiasts. While it's not a bad guess that this track is going to KI, they're not going to give us any REAL leads until the announcement except possibly a "leak" a day or two beforehand. You can think what you want, but even if this track is going to KI I'm sure they'll find a way to make at least some people believe that it's not.

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True, we won't we won't have any real confirmation until the announcement is made, but there will be a lot of indications based on land clearing, footers, etc. I would assume that KI will get this thing going vertical ASAP after the announcement. That's what they did with Banshee and it seemed like it generated a lot of hype with park guests.

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^^ And there will also be teasers that likely show up well before the announcement.

 

I can imagine that they didn't bother putting up teasers Opening Day (like they did for MT, and Banshee) because of all the other new things to be seen for 2019. For now, they want the focus to be on that (and I don't blame them - this is perhaps the most exciting non-coaster/non-major thrill ride opening year I've ever seen at KI)

 

Teasers will show up no later than early-July, I'm predicting. But I would not be surprised if they show up some time in May or June.

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If you do not mind spoilers, the county requires that concrete foundations which includes coaster footers be filed with the county. These documents are public records and coaster fans will know very quickly after the park files the blueprints. With Mystic Timbers several individuals went to the county offices and requested to see the documents and posted pictures of them online. They were filed June 16th and appeared online on the 17th.

 

This is required before the park can pour any concrete. So before we see a single footer we should already know the layout, and model for certain and since we already know most B&M coasters feature a 45 degree lift hill we will be able to calculate height pretty accurately.

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I can imagine that they didn't bother putting up teasers Opening Day (like they did for MT, and Banshee) because of all the other new things to be seen for 2019. For now, they want the focus to be on that (and I don't blame them - this is perhaps the most exciting non-coaster/non-major thrill ride opening year I've ever seen at KI).

Are we sure there weren't any teasers? Maybe we just haven't found them yet...

 

When I rode the antique cars on Friday and mentioned to the op all the easter eggs and ride references I had noticed, she mentioned there was a Firehawk reference but said she wasn't allowed to tell me where it was. Her choice of words made me think that maybe it was a teaser of some sort.

 

If anyone else rode the antique cars, did you notice anything? It would be really interesting if it was a teaser incorporated as part of the theming to their new ride. I don't think I've heard of that happening before.

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