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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:01 am

They NEED to add something to these trains. Right now those are the ugliest trains I have ever seen.
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Fat-G » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:39 pm

I heard a rumor that the Crypt was going to get the water effects readded and the sound track from KD and the volcano theme from Great America. I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't happen but has anyone else herd this?

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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:06 pm

^ Not sure about the music but the water won't happen. Apparently the water and fog from the Tomb Raider days caused too much moisture buildup in the room. This caused the ride to have even more mechanical problems. I would love for it to happen but it won't :(
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Reon » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:33 am

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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby HCLcoasters » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:00 pm

They repainted the trains on Back lot at KD. The pictures don't do it justice, they are shiny, nice, and new looking. They don't look to bad at all.

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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby BrownStreak » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:14 pm

CoasterGuy06 wrote:Generally speaking, the first time a train is run for the season parks will use dummies, sandbags, etc. to simulate weight because all of the moving parts are kind of "stiff" since they haven't run in a while, regardless of temperature. I remember when Rampage ran it's blue train for the first time of the 2005 season. It was probably at least 85 and even with the sandbags it CRAWLED the first couple of cycles.


The lube which helps the wheels turn needs help warming up. The CCMR at CP needs three full cars sand-bagged if it goes below 70 overnight- and always needs at least one car bagged at all times- partially because it is such an old coaster. Raptor is the same way, except that they use people (!)

Anyways, I asked this question on one of the I-305/KD threads and no one answered, so I'll ask it here: Are the Boo Blasters attractions going into KD and KI going to have fully new scenery or did they just remove Scooby Doo and his posse and leave everything else?
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:16 pm

^ Looks to be at least some new scenery. There are some pics on KI's Facebook page. They have also confirmed that "guests can choose to have a 3D experience", aka pay more money for 3D glasses.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=213751&id=155893938367

It is kind of fun to watch the sandbags being unloaded from CCMR. They just throw them over the side of the station and hope they don't hit something :lol:
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby BrownStreak » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:50 am

^And of course the fun part --- they are not filled with sand- they are filled with metal washers!
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:30 am

http://www.visitkingsisland.com/_upload/pdf/2010/park_guide/2010_Park_Guide.pdf

Son of Beast is OFF the map! The park looks so much better already...
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:45 am

Maybe soon it will be OFF the land

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