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P. 767: WinterFest Media Night Report

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Shivering Timbers, Mystic Timbers, Soaring Timbers, Twisting Timbers.

 

Timbers is the new "-Hawk"

 

Mean steak to become Mean Timbers? Lol

 

I want a rollercoaster to be named "Mean Steak" more than anything in the world right now!

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Shivering Timbers, Mystic Timbers, Soaring Timbers, Twisting Timbers.

 

Timbers is the new "-Hawk"

 

Mean steak to become Mean Timbers? Lol

 

I want a rollercoaster to be named "Mean Steak" more than anything in the world right now!

 

Haha oops, seems like the perfect name for a coaster somewhere in Texas lol

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Shivering Timbers, Mystic Timbers, Soaring Timbers, Twisting Timbers.

 

Timbers is the new "-Hawk"

 

Mean steak to become Mean Timbers? Lol

 

I want a rollercoaster to be named "Mean Steak" more than anything in the world right now!

 

Haha oops, seems like the perfect name for a coaster somewhere in Texas lol

 

New Mean Streak Giant

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Everything that we *want* to know is out there based on the current construction.

 

Low 100' tall, mid 50 mph, barrel roll drop, tons of airtime since it's a RMC.

Very intersted to see how it goes out and back in the rectangle footprint that it occupies.

 

Themed huss top spin + giant Intamin drop + unique Intamin invert launch + B&M floorless (top tier) + Giga + RMC = A park I need to be at NAO

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Themed huss top spin + giant Intamin drop + unique Intamin invert launch + B&M floorless (top tier) + Giga + RMC = A park I need to be at NAO

It was great seeing you at your home park three years ago. Time for you to make the journey east to mine!

I don't know what parks you've been to but maybe you should do a mini-East Coast trip next year.

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Everything that we *want* to know is out there based on the current construction.

 

Low 100' tall, mid 50 mph, barrel roll drop, tons of airtime since it's a RMC.

Very intersted to see how it goes out and back in the rectangle footprint that it occupies.

 

Themed huss top spin + giant Intamin drop + unique Intamin invert launch + B&M floorless (top tier) + Giga + RMC = A park I need to be at NAO

 

What's sad is even with all those awesome things (and more) in that park there's a lot of locals who demand so much more. I don't even really know what more I could want at KD? Maybe more flats? I love having it 40 minutes down 95.

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What's sad is even with all those awesome things (and more) in that park there's a lot of locals who demand so much more. I don't even really know what more I could want at KD? Maybe more flats? I love having it 40 minutes down 95.

 

RMC T-REX REPLACING ANACONDA IN 2019!!!!

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Themed huss top spin + giant Intamin drop + unique Intamin invert launch + B&M floorless (top tier) + Giga + RMC = A park I need to be at NAO

It was great seeing you at your home park three years ago. Time for you to make the journey east to mine!

I don't know what parks you've been to but maybe you should do a mini-East Coast trip next year.

 

That was an awesome time! I haven't really...ever done a East coast trip. I've just completed my first NE visit, so I totally need to do an East coast trip. KD has been a park that warrants a visit even without a RMC! 305 looks amazing and ever since KI lost Tomb Raider, KDs looks like the next best thing.

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Everything that we *want* to know is out there based on the current construction.

 

Low 100' tall, mid 50 mph, barrel roll drop, tons of airtime since it's a RMC.

Very intersted to see how it goes out and back in the rectangle footprint that it occupies.

 

Themed huss top spin + giant Intamin drop + unique Intamin invert launch + B&M floorless (top tier) + Giga + RMC = A park I need to be at NAO

 

What's sad is even with all those awesome things (and more) in that park there's a lot of locals who demand so much more. I don't even really know what more I could want at KD? Maybe more flats? I love having it 40 minutes down 95.

 

Local here. I, too, am thoroughly disappointed with this mediocre RMC addition, and hereby demand that KD install a B&M wing strata coaster over the front gate and relocate Millennium Force!!!!!

This is a great addition! Ice skating will be great!

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What's sad is even with all those awesome things (and more) in that park there's a lot of locals who demand so much more. I don't even really know what more I could want at KD? Maybe more flats? I love having it 40 minutes down 95.

 

RMC T-REX REPLACING ANACONDA IN 2019!!!!

 

Yeah the people who really want a B&M Mega to "balance" the lineup are the ones that really drive me nuts.

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Local here. I, too, am thoroughly disappointed with this mediocre RMC addition, and hereby demand that KD install a B&M wing strata coaster over the front gate and relocate Millennium Force!!!!!

This is a great addition! Ice skating will be great!

I've only ridden three RMC's-- Outlaw Run, Twisted Colossus, and Goliath. If RMC Hurler's as good as Goliath-- awesome! as I enjoyed it but not nearly as much as the other two. If it's better than Goliath then I'll be over the moon.

 

I know you were being sarcastic but I think I totally had the mindset of "KD's getting a mediocre RMC". Now I'm getting a little more excited...

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Yeah the people who really want a B&M Mega to "balance" the lineup are the ones that really drive me nuts.
I hardly they KD needs a B&M hyper, but it would go quite well in the park to have I-305 on one side and a smooth, floaty B&M on the other.
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I'm super excited to be heading down to KD for the first time ever this coming Friday (18th). I wanted to ask you all if I should expect large crowds this late in August? Also would a Fast Lane Plus purchase be worth it? Even with lighter crowds I want to ensure I get to ride everything a bunch of times. Also, if I go with zippered pocket shorts for my wallet and phone, would they still make me get a locker? How strict are they about loose articles?

 

But the most important question I have is: should I wait until later in the day when I305 has warmed up to ride? Or is it just as awesome in the morning as it is later in the day?

 

My only plan of attack is to get on Ricochet, Grizzly, Rebel Yell and Woodstock Express first, just to be done with them, then from there the Fast Lane Plus would get me on everything I wanted without worry for the rest of the day.

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I'm super excited to be heading down to KD for the first time ever this coming Friday (18th). I wanted to ask you all if I should expect large crowds this late in August? Also would a Fast Lane Plus purchase be worth it? Even with lighter crowds I want to ensure I get to ride everything a bunch of times. Also, if I go with zippered pocket shorts for my wallet and phone, would they still make me get a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo? How strict are they about loose articles?

 

But the most important question I have is: should I wait until later in the day when I305 has warmed up to ride? Or is it just as awesome in the morning as it is later in the day?

 

My only plan of attack is to get on Ricochet, Grizzly, Rebel Yell and Woodstock Express first, just to be done with them, then from there the Fast Lane Plus would get me on everything I wanted without worry for the rest of the day.

I wouldn't expect crowds to be too bad, since many local schools are heading back into session, although if you want to get re-rides on Volcano I would recommend a FL+.

 

KD is very lenient with its article policy; bring a string bag for your stuff and every dry ride has -free- article bins on the ride platform (this may change next year with Twisted Timbers, but enjoy it while it lasts). The only mandatory fluffy bunnies are in the waterpark, but cargo shorts should also be fine.

 

I would recommend jumping on I305 first thing in the morning to get a front-seat ride and a few rerides, since the front-row line is sequestered and inaccessible to FL+. I would also recommend jumping on I305 after dark for one of the best night rides ever. Have fun!

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^I doubt you'll need Fast Lane on a Friday. Remember to ride Volcano first, though.

 

You should be OK with zippered pockets.

 

As for I305, ride in the morning and later in the day, then decide for yourself.

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I wonder how Twisted Timbers will be in terms of ride capacity...

Obviously, the ride will now be 54 MPH (a slight increase over the original 50 MPH), so even though it will be longer (3351 feet vs 3157 feet) the trains should traverse the track faster, and combined with a probable increase in chain lift speed I think the TT duration will be closer to 1:45 as opposed to the original 2:00. Unfortunately, the leaked train image apparently has 6 cars of 4 compared to the original 7 cars of 4 (although it looks like we're keeping the lap bar ), and the brake run does not appear to have a third train storage track, so it seems that TT will keep the 2-train format.

 

Assuming perfect operations (train 1 dispatched as train 2 enters station, and vice versa):

 

Hurler Theoretical Ride Capacity: 30 rides per hour * 28 people per train = 840 riders / hour

 

Twisted Timbers Theoretical Ride Capacity: 34 rides per hour * 24 people per train = 816 riders / hour

 

Either way, this may be the Achilles' heel of the otherwise fantastic ride, and would make adding this to passholder ERT *that* much sweeter.

However, despite its probable low capacity, Twisted Timbers will distribute the lines away from Safari Village, which is a MAJOR upside for I305/Volcano megafans!

 

Let me know about your thoughts on this, and feel free to roast my math!

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The person who obtained the leak told me the ride would run 3 trains with 24 seats each but I'm not holding my breath.

 

. . . although it looks like we're keeping the lap bar. . .

 

Wait, was there ever a thought/rumor that a new RMC would have anything other than just lap bars?

 

Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster.

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