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Get over it man.  You've made your point and we get it; it's silly that this park did not do a Winterfest-lite.  Make the 8 hour drive to KD if you want to experience that, just like all of us with KD

My visit this past weekend was great, even with Saturday being very busy and me missing out on FL until Sunday.    I went into Orion not having followed its construction or watched a POV or even

I went the weekend before last and wasn't going to do any sort of report or review, but with this discussion, I'll throw my hat in the ring. I thought Orion was fantastic.  Millennium Force is th

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Or when Fury 325 was in development/under construction. Carowinds even played around with the whole Greek thing and even had a Centurion t-shirt on hand for the announcement day.

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Centurion - I think Cedar Fair trademarked it five years ago

 

Correct. However, its been dead for years now because of a conflicting trademark that had already took Centurion.

 

Here you can see the teasing of Centurion before they scrapped the name and theme for Fury/Fury 325...

 

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https://www.carowindsconnection.com/fury325.php

 

And then...

 

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https://www.carowindsconnection.com/fury325.php

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(Plus the clearing is the wrong shape...).

I can't believe you're already body shaming this coaster.

 

The idea of it being a giga dive coaster is interesting, although I didn't understand your logic about Goliath.

 

 

Polaris - the polestar or North Star, a star of the second magnitude situated close to the north pole of the heavens, in the constellation Ursa Minor: the outermost star in the handle of the Little Dipper.

 

Orion - a hunter in greek mythology

- a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world

Both of these ideas could loosely be tied to Beast. Given that CP tied Steel Vengeance to Maverick in theme, maybe the giga would be tied to Beast thematically?

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I've been staring at the posters from Winterfest 2018 for hours now. I'm wondering if the text in "Flight of Cheer" are colors of the coaster. The 355 written on the bottom of the calendar is the height and the face in the loop is the logo. The trademarked names of Orion & Polaris certainly fit the X-Base / space theme also. Also, the #5 that keeps popping up in easter eggs like Son of Beast station means the 5th giga in North America???

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I can't tell if the poster analysis is being sarcastic or not. I mean, it should be, but you never know.

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I’m almost certain this coaster will have a theme connected to the beast. I mean, what about all of that “no. 5 is alive” stuff that was teased last year.

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I’m almost certain this coaster will have a theme connected to the beast. I mean, what about all of that “no. 5 is alive” stuff that was teased last year.

 

I agree, but not for the reason you stated.

 

Orion, while also a constellation, comes from the Greek mythical hunter known for "beast-hunting prowess" as described in ancient literature. Based on the current clearing, I'm thinking its going to come precariously close to the Beast's brake shed (but hopefully not too close).

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(Plus the clearing is the wrong shape...).

I can't believe you're already body shaming this coaster.

 

The idea of it being a giga dive coaster is interesting, although I didn't understand your logic about Goliath.

No worries, there's no logic there to get. Just a parody.

 

Although I wouldn't not ride the hell out of a giga dive coaster. Just sayin'.

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For those who were as confused as I was about what those pics are, compare the second pic to the supports on Fury's first drop.

 

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The blueprint is a bird's eye view and is taken so that the first drop is going toward the top of the picture. There are some faint pencil lines that show the track.

 

Basically it shows that this coaster is 99.99999% a giga.

 

The bottom picture shows the scale of the project and gives a better idea of the big picture.

 

EDIT: There are now three pictures in the post above me...

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Either the scale is wrong or that is not a giga.

 

EDIT: I should point out I believe the issue is the scale is wrong

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I was curious about this project so I read through that thread on KIC. I must say that I'm glad TPR doesn't get nearly that crazy. Sheesh.

 

Here are the rumoured leaks. Make what you want of them, but it looks to me this thing is a Leviathan 2.0.

 

I'm not going to comment on those photos as the KIC mods keep taking them down. Apparently they're either fake or illegal (i.e. it sounds like someone accidentally broke an NDA and shared them for a few minutes before taking them down).

 

Either the scale is wrong or that is not a giga.

 

EDIT: I should point out I believe the issue is the scale is wrong

 

You are correct, either the scale is wrong or it's not a giga. The scale has the lift at about 150ft long. Someone on KIC compared the scale to one of the footers and found that it was off by a factor of 2. Take that for what you will.

 

I'm going to restrain myself and not regurgitate all the speculation from KIC because it really is just speculation. As a personal suggestion I would recommend not reading through 20+ pages of one-sentence posts and save yourself the time , but there are some interesting pics in there overlaying the rumored layout onto google maps etc. The entire thread is basically a bunch of people sharing their best guesses and

nobody's really converged on anything other than the fact that this project is most likely a giga. Based on the blueprints several posts up from the Mason city hall, I think that we can be fairly confident about that.

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^Its not normally like that. Really, it isn't...

 

Its just during speculation season and/or when major plans get released that the drama and dissension boil over - mostly resulting from a flurry of brand new, inexperienced users hijacking the thread with ill-advised posts. This is bound to happen when you have a park-specific forum as highly frequented as KIC. What's happening now is not all that different than what transpired throughout MT and Banshee speculation.

 

During non-decoding season, I've always found KIC to be quite the respectful and rational community.

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I read a lot of KIC alos of people seem really upset. I mean for the most part somebody leaked all that information I would be upset at the front but no matter what you are getting a roller coaster. There are a few cedar fair parks that dont even get any roller coasters or other park chains that dont either. Whether it be a winged coaster or a giga coaster or a dive coaster your still getting a nice shiny new coaster.

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I read a lot of KIC alos of people seem really upset. I mean for the most part somebody leaked all that information I would be upset at the front but no matter what you are getting a roller coaster. There are a few cedar fair parks that dont even get any roller coasters or other park chains that dont either. Whether it be a winged coaster or a giga coaster or a dive coaster your still getting a nice shiny new coaster.

This point is worth reposting. No matter what happens and whether this coaster is everything everyone is dreaming of or something else, we know we're getting a new B&M and there really are very few bad B&Ms (mostly from them being old and parks not maintaining them well).

 

While I sure hope this coaster at least beats Firehawk as far as my personal preferences go, I'm sure it'll be a win for Kings Island either way.

 

These thoughts brought to you as a result of the disappointed speculators on KIC...

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The main reason people are upset is because they're afraid this coaster won't break Fury's records. I personally have no problem with that as I'd be more than happy to have a giga at KI AND an excuse to still go to Carowinds. Fury's still relatively new so it doesn't make sense for KI to break the record anyway. BUT, I must add, we still don't know hardly anything about this coaster. It's all just speculation.

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