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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:36 pm

Well....I guess this answers everybody's question about where firehawk will end up.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby dorneyparkrules » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:58 pm

LOL! I already known that Firehawk was getting scrapped from when KI announced it was closing. Not a surprise to me
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:09 pm

thrillrider wrote:Well....I guess this answers everybody's question about where firehawk will end up.

I knew it would be Diggerland!
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Postby michaellynn4 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:20 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
thrillrider wrote:Well....I guess this answers everybody's question about where firehawk will end up.

I knew it would be Diggerland!


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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:53 am

Not as sad as seeing pictures of Dragon Challenge getting scrapped, but still sad.

I wonder how soon we'll start to see other ground work and movement on that giga? ;)

I also wonder if they will issue an off-season picture ban like Cedar Point did with Vengeance. The park is definitely in a more rural area but I can't think of anywhere in particular someone could go to legally spy on the area during the off-season, assuming the cameras are pointed away. Also assuming the biggest portions (viewable from the street) aren't immediately constructed.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:59 am

KI seemed to encourage the public to see Banshee with the active web cam. I think they were pretty open about Mystic Timbers, too. 'If' anything gets constructed in that area anytime soon I think they'll let everyone see the development. It seems to work for them from an advertising standpoint.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby John Peck » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:45 am

It probably doesn't work this way, but wouldn't it be a Hoot if the Firehawk steel pieces are melted down at the Batavia plant and made into the new track pieces for the upcoming B&M! :)

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby kenban » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:53 am

RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:Not as sad as seeing pictures of Dragon Challenge getting scrapped, but still sad.

I wonder how soon we'll start to see other ground work and movement on that giga? ;)

I also wonder if they will issue an off-season picture ban like Cedar Point did with Vengeance. The park is definitely in a more rural area but I can't think of anywhere in particular someone could go to legally spy on the area during the off-season, assuming the cameras are pointed away. Also assuming the biggest portions (viewable from the street) aren't immediately constructed.


There is not much the park could do. The park banned drones flying above the park but since the location is near enough to Great Wolf Lodge, there will be people with drones who do not even have to fly them above the park to get pictures. Also recently an enthusiast in the area who has access to a plane took demolition pictures of Firehawk. But as of right now the only obvious construction work is the dorm, and the demolition of Firehawk.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:11 pm

thrillrider wrote:Well....I guess this answers everybody's question about where firehawk will end up.


Oh wow.. After Eurosat this is the second coaster I rode that is being demolished.. But Eurosat got reborn in a (hopefully, I will see it in April) better way.
So I have mixed feelings about this photo. Sure Firehawk was not a "good" coaster, but too see this as my first flying coaster and the first coaster I ever rode in the States I'm a bit sad to see it being biten into pieces :omg: .

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