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

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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.

 

There’s a can in the gas station window labeled “Firehawk Fuel.” It’s right under the “Mystic Chainsaw Oil” can.

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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 am losing count of the number of regular people (completely outside our little hobby) who have asked me about the new giga coaster coming to Kings Island next year -- asking me the question as if it's a sure thing, asking me what a "giga" coaster is, and asking me if it's going to look like the videos they've watched on the internet.

 

As best as I can figure it out, over the past several months, several local media outlets picked up on some of the coaster nerd speculation online, grabbed one or two of the fan-made animations from YouTube, and ran with it as unapologetic clickbait.

 

I've been trying to tell people that yes, it's very possible Kings Island gets a large, expensive, 300-plus foot tall coaster in 2020 (or maybe 2021). But everything they've read and seen about it so far is questionably sourced, to say the least.

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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.

 

Well, I stand corrected then. To be fair, I wasn't around for Mystic's announcement. I look forward to seeing more about this project!

 

I am losing count of the number of regular people (completely outside our little hobby) who have asked me about the new giga coaster coming to Kings Island next year -- asking me the question as if it's a sure thing, asking me what a "giga" coaster is, and asking me if it's going to look like the videos they've watched on the internet.

 

It's been a few years but I lived in Mason pretty much my entire life and this sounds about right

 

Considering it's Ohio and there's not much else to do in the area, it comes as no surprise that the GP gets hyped about all things KI very easily. Incidentally, the area also seems to be a breeding ground for enthusiasts on some level. I had my fair share of coaster nerd friends in middle and high school, and I've even met some enthusiasts online by happenstance who are alums of my same high school. Heck, even on here KI has one of the longest discussion threads.

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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.

 

There’s a can in the gas station window labeled “Firehawk Fuel.” It’s right under the “Mystic Chainsaw Oil” can.

Dragster relocation to KI confirmed!

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I'm going to Kings Island for the first time in the next week and was wondering if someone could tell me where the ride cam is on Mystic Timbers. Would love to stage an on-ride pic. Thanks!

 

Its right as you're going down the first drop.

 

Have fun!

Thank you so much!

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Sounds like the clearing might have reached a point you cannot observe it from the Eiffel Tower. From what I have heard they have already cleared an area next to The Beasts MCBR which is just south of where it looks like the clearing ends in that photo.

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^I agree too. Maybe they'll put a tunnel or something?

 

It's cool seeing the clearing they're doing! This is so exciting!

I'm going to Kings Island for the first time in the next week and was wondering if someone could tell me where the ride cam is on Mystic Timbers. Would love to stage an on-ride pic. Thanks!

 

Its right as you're going down the first drop.

 

Have fun!

Thank you so much!

The camera is stationed to the left specifically if that helps. Good luck!

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Well I think its safe to say its not going to be a dive at this point (way too sprawling).

 

If it is a wing or floorless, itd have to be the biggest wing or floorless in the world.

 

But even then, there is probably more clearing to be done, and you could already fit Diamondback in the current footprint.

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...Personally, I'm thinking the giga rumors are true. But what the hell do I know?

 

I too am starting to think this is going to be a giga... Now can I REALLY go out on a limb and hope it will be an Intamin Giga?! (Even though deep down inside, we all know it will be B&M) hey... I can dream right?!?!

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I made this using the Warren County GIS website. I turned on a topographic overlay to show why I think the coaster is going where it is. The Purple area has already been cleared and can be seen in the photo above, the red outline is where I think it is going and based on reports is already partly cleared. The blue line is The Beast and the MCBR is the part where the blue and red are parallel.

 

FYI according to Google Maps, that distance from far south to the northern tip of where Firehawk was located is 2,600 feet. Which is about the same length horizontally of Fury 325. If the designers wanted flat ground that is the best that is possible in this area of the park.

 

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What information do we really have that can indicate the red area will be cleared?

 

Now can I REALLY go out on a limb and hope it will be an Intamin Giga?! (Even though deep down inside, we all know it will be B&M) hey... I can dream right?!?!

There's no deep down inside, man. From what I understand, it's already pretty much confirmed to be a B&M.

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What information do we really have that can indicate the red area will be cleared?

 

Sorry I thought I was clear, it’s speculation based on the topology of the land, and the clearing that has been occurring over the last few days. There is a little more backing it up but in the end it’s all educated speculation.

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What information do we really have that can indicate the red area will be cleared?

 

Now can I REALLY go out on a limb and hope it will be an Intamin Giga?! (Even though deep down inside, we all know it will be B&M) hey... I can dream right?!?!

There's no deep down inside, man. From what I understand, it's already pretty much confirmed to be a B&M.

 

And that's honestly fine with me.

 

B&M proved with Fury that they can make an insanely awesome giga.

 

I think with Leviathan they were playing it a little safe... considering they once said (long ago) they "wouldn't do 300ft" IIRC.

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