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

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Phones are the most prized possession of people, yeah? So I'm assuming those who haven't been to parks in the past couple years don't understand how easy it is to lose them or items on newer coasters with strong ejector/hangtime. Soon enough people will realize that a pocket isn't good enough for roller coasters.. maybe maybe not, haha. I'm not trying to wear a special outfit to theme parks to keep my phone with me at all times so paying a dollar or two is just common sense.

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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

At the risk of veering off topic, people are just incredibly selective in what causes of death they choose to care about. People only care if it's high-profile, tragic accident, something new and scar

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^Special outfit? Most people I see at parks don't even properly dress for the weather let alone forces of a ride. Even at Winterfest I saw people walking around in shorts/hoodies and flip flops. Then bitching about how cold it is. I was behind a girl in line for Skyhawk at CP on opening day wearing a short summer sundress. Temp wasn't even predicting temps over 50f that day. All she did was shiver and complain.

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I’m bringing fanny packs back. Fashion faux pas or not, they’re damn convenient at theme parks, if only to store your phone when you’re on rides.

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At one point Saturday they had 4 or 5 workers and security standing in front of Banshee. It was kind of nuts. Everyone just left stuff at the gate. Might be the norm.

 

I see a few trips to lost and found here.

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Hoping to visit this park for the first time soon, I had originally planned the last week of May to visit along with visiting Holiday World though I forgot schools will all likely be letting out plus memorial day weekend is during this time, would this be a good time to visit or should I do it the week before or the week after to avoid crowds? I was looking at visiting during the Tues-Weds timeframe.

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I vote don't worry about the timing and take advantage of one of the best bang-for-buck fast pass systems there is at this park. I can't really comment on the crowds during those times.

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Hoping to visit this park for the first time soon, I had originally planned the last week of May to visit along with visiting Holiday World though I forgot schools will all likely be letting out plus memorial day weekend is during this time, would this be a good time to visit or should I do it the week before or the week after to avoid crowds? I was looking at visiting during the Tues-Weds timeframe.

 

Keep in mind that if you do this you'll literally drive right by Kentucky Kingdom. They're open that week, they have a great out of state special and they have an RMC, a new family wood coaster that's probably great based on the other ones and a great little Morgan.

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I used to have fanny pack , my daughter would scoff until it came time to get in a ride , then she was handing me her phone. Shorts with zipper pockets are the way to go go

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I used to have fanny pack , my daughter would scoff until it came time to get in a ride , then she was handing me her phone. Shorts with zipper pockets are the way to go go

 

Ironically fanny packs are back in fashion for girls. I go to parks frequently with my 17 & 21 yr old female cousins and they always wear fanny packs.

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Hoping to visit this park for the first time soon, I had originally planned the last week of May to visit along with visiting Holiday World though I forgot schools will all likely be letting out plus memorial day weekend is during this time, would this be a good time to visit or should I do it the week before or the week after to avoid crowds? I was looking at visiting during the Tues-Weds timeframe.

I was there the 2nd week of June last year on a Thursday and Friday and the lines were not bad yet. The only coaster I waited more than a station wait for was Flight Of Fear, and even that was only about 15 minutes. I laughed (inside) at all the people who paid for FL. It wasn't needed...lol This may have just been an off season however since there wasn't a big shiny new attraction.

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Keep in mind that if you do this you'll literally drive right by Kentucky Kingdom. They're open that week, they have a great out of state special and they have an RMC, a new family wood coaster that's probably great based on the other ones and a great little Morgan.

 

I vote don't worry about the timing and take advantage of one of the best bang-for-buck fast pass systems there is at this park. I can't really comment on the crowds during those times.

 

Thanks all for the insights.

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Amusement Insiders did a very in-depth analysis of the information we have available thus far. With insight from engineers, they're predicting it be something like this...

 

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Originally, I was concerned the length of this coaster, when I initially saw the blueprints. But I have to admit, I really do like what I'm seeing here. It maybe "only" 48 seconds from drop to brakes, but if the ride turns out to be like the layout shown above, it looks like it would be quite the dense 48 seconds.

 

A common thing I hear from Fury's reviews, is that if there's one unnecessary part of the ride, it would be the long, drawn-out helix that comes after trim. It sounds that it doesn't really add much to the ride outside of pad its length stats (perhaps someone here could comment on that). This one on the other will have a much more interesting Shambhala-esque helix.

 

This looks it will be one heck of a ride that leaves no element or part of its layout to waste. All the fat will have been trimmed, if you will. (and by trimmed, no I don't mean the brakes, although it probably will have at least one ).

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Interesting prediction. More power to them for consulting engineers and creating an intricate model, but I have a hard time taking this seriously. Obviously there will be things that are drastically different about this coaster, but it's good to have an idea about the potential of this thing.

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More power to them for consulting engineers and creating an intricate model, but I have a hard time taking this seriously.

With you 100% on this statement. I also know that using the term "engineer" doesn't say much, considering his engineering knowledge may in no way coincide with the actual knowledge and experience needed to create this concept. Even with that considered, this shows that the layout really does have a lot of potential to kick ass.

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Looking forward to KI in 2020 regardless! That layout concept looks like a lot of fun!

 

Anyone complaining about stats but loves I305 the estimated stats are very similar to I305 with KI2020 being 200-300ft longer. This should be one heck of a fast, fun and thrilling ride.

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^That was my thought too. If it's anything close to the rendering, this layout could produce an I305 or Skyrush type of experience in terms of pacing (though almost certainly not intensity). A relentless, if somewhat short layout that maximizes every foot of track it has.

 

I also think this does a better job differentiating itself from Diamondback than either Fury 325 or Leviathan do from Intimidator and Behemoth.

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I think many people hoped they'll do more with these huge chunks of land the park has available and are now a little bit let down because this ride is "short" and has a "small" footprint. This is understandable for me. Just think of this "Beast Unleashed" prediction everyone saw. That "would have been" amazing.

But I really think this ride - if the concept will be right - will be a hell of a ride, a lot of fun and we will marathon it well when we finally return to KI.

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