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

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^I mean they did predict X-Flight at SFGAm by about 10 years

 

It would be cool if they kept some of those old arrow support towers and did an RMC iron horse layout using those. Don't know if it's actually possible, but would be cool.

 

I've mentioned this before, but I don't think it would be possible. Steel coaster supports tend to be more specifically designed for the track. If anything, I think a single-rail conversion would be more possible.

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That's the bottom of the first drop.

 

Yep!! Bottom of the first drop for sure.

 

Don’t they build these similar to how they build dive coasters. They construct the lift hill, and the drop, then connect the two by adding the “crown” piece(s)?

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Yeah, that would be the go. Now I realize how big this baby will be.. I really didn't assume that to be the bottom. Awesome. I wonder how huge it will look in the webcam once it's topped of.

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Yesterday I thought that was just a couple sections of track that had been assembled and laid over there, but in better light today I realized it was the base of the drop. Probably trying to get everything they can with the small cranes into place, which won't be much more since they've got a bunch of gravel built up for the crane's "pad" over there (at least for the lift and surrounding area, not sure where they'll park it for further out sections).

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I know I'm late to the party, but while I always complain about Vortex being my least favorite coaster at the park, I'm still shocked by this news. Not that I didn't think Vortex's lifespan would be coming to an end soon, I just didn't expect it quite so soon.

 

How much truth is there to the rumor that Vortex is sinking? If that's true, I wonder if it reached a point where the choice was no longer up to KI but rather it has sunk enough that it is no longer deemed safe according to safety standards.

 

While it isn't a huge loss to me, I know a lot of people who still love Vortex and will be devastated by its loss. I'll make sure to hit it up in its last days, with plenty of Ibuprofen on hand.

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How much truth is there to the rumor that Vortex is sinking?

 

From what I can tell every Cedar Fair park has a signature 'sinking' ride. It's actually impressive how many people 'know' about Vortex. No joke, people used to talk about it at my middle school. As far as urban legends go it's pretty widespread.

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The removal of Vortex had me thinking about how pretty much the entire ride takes place pretty high off the ground. I would never believe it's sinking, but I would believe the stress on every single one of those supports and footers is what is ending the life cycle. Just thinking out loud.

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The removal of Vortex had me thinking about how pretty much the entire ride takes place pretty high off the ground. I would never believe it's sinking, but I would believe the stress on every single one of those supports and footers is what is ending the life cycle. Just thinking out loud.

But even though the coaster is high off the ground, if the supports are sinking, I would imagine that could still cause problems.

 

I'm just processing as well. I could be way off.

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I could have sworn I heard the KI sinking rumor began with the original Bat.

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Oh god yeah I'm really not trying to give any attention or fuel to the sinking thing. It's a GP rumor just like Magnum is sinking. It's definitely not a real thing. Please no one take that as a serious rumor

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^

 

Changing topics for a moment, for those who went to WinterFest at KI last year, what were your thoughts? Was it a fun event? I have older kids for the most part, but could bring my 5 year old as well. Do you feel there's enough to do for a family that's normally into thrills, to justify the 4 hour plus drive? We all love Mystic Timbers, so I imagine we'll be marathoning that a ton, assuming it doesn't close if it gets too cold. It looks like a nice event, and I'm inclined to check it out this year since we have the Platinum Passes already. I also was wondering about how crowded it was, if you went last year. Thanks in advance for any info!

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What can KI really put in to replace Vortex? I honestly don't see another major coaster coming anytime soon cause of Orion.

 

It's the ultimate spot for a Dive Coaster. Said it for years. Imagine standing on the walk where Vortex's batwing rises up right in front of you? Now replace that Image with the view of a 250ft+ Dive drop leading to a massive Immelmann loop coming right at ya! Its the perfect spot for this type of coaster.

 

I also think some kind of blitz coast would be sweet sitting down in that valley as you watch from above. I can't imagine they'd remove vortex only to leave that magical plot of land to sit empty.

 

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^

 

Changing topics for a moment, for those who went to WinterFest at KI last year, what were your thoughts? Was it a fun event? I have older kids for the most part, but could bring my 5 year old as well. Do you feel there's enough to do for a family that's normally into thrills, to justify the 4 hour plus drive? We all love Mystic Timbers, so I imagine we'll be marathoning that a ton, assuming it doesn't close if it gets too cold. It looks like a nice event, and I'm inclined to check it out this year since we have the Platinum Passes already. I also was wondering about how crowded it was, if you went last year. Thanks in advance for any info!

It's a nice event, IMO, but knowing you all I'm not sure if the 4-hour drive is worth it just to ride Timbers and the flats that are open. It wasn't too crowded but cold as FFFFFF on some of the days so I think that helped keep crowds out. There were some nice shows, the lights are pretty, the 12 Days of Christmas Train ride was nice, the skating looked fun (but it was crowded and an upcharge), and there were other things I didn't do that the kids might like (decorating cookies, for example). Timbers FL queue was changed to a single rider line, and even the regular line wasn't too long, so you can definitely marathon the sh*t out of it if that's what you want to do.

 

Shameless plug, but here's my 2017 Winterfest TR.

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