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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:12 pm

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What? He's serious! You can clearly see that this coaster will have so many trims that it needs booster wheels to complete the course! They can't be serious! First that ridiculous high break run, then it's too short and now this evidence of typical "new B&M forcelessness"! It's nothing like the rendering. They should have gone with Intamin anyway. And go 400 feet with a vertical drop directly. But nooo, a cookie cutter giga like aaaaaaalllll the others. Nothing innovative. And these colours! They just amplify the forcelessness. I'll never visit KI again until they built something really impressive. They need a poler coaster. Or an Aquatrax, since CP obviously doesn't want to built those two.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:22 pm

prozach626 wrote:Looks forceless.

I watched the POV and can confirm it will be forceless. I rank it below Fury, I305, Millennium Force, and Leviathan which I have not ridden yet but know it is my 4th favorite due to the POV. ;)
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The B&M rattle on Orion is terrible. It's so rough I had a headache for two weeks. And it has terrible capacity. One and done.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:47 pm

RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:
prozach626 wrote:Looks forceless.

I watched the POV and can confirm it will be forceless. I rank it below Fury, I305, Millennium Force, and Leviathan which I have not ridden yet but know it is my 4th favorite due to the POV. ;)


Having finally ridden Leviathan over the weekend, my thought after that, was that it was still a mind-blowingly amazing coaster, in spite of often being regarded as the "worst Giga", and that Orion has some great elements that should make it even better than Leviathan! So there's no reason for anybody be worried about Orion being awesome!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby pǝʇɹǝʌuı » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:14 pm

DILinator wrote:
RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:
prozach626 wrote:Looks forceless.

I watched the POV and can confirm it will be forceless. I rank it below Fury, I305, Millennium Force, and Leviathan which I have not ridden yet but know it is my 4th favorite due to the POV. ;)


Having finally ridden Leviathan over the weekend, my thought after that, was that it was still a mind-blowingly amazing coaster, in spite of often being regarded as the "worst Giga", and that Orion has some great elements that should make it even better than Leviathan! So there's no reason for anybody be worried about Orion being awesome!


My thoughts exactly. Orion is KI's giga. It's not a record breaker, but it'll probably be the best ride at the park. If you want an even better ride, travel to Carowinds, and while you're there, enjoy the other amazing rides in their lineup!

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:04 pm

psssssst... they're being sarcastic
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:12 pm

^Yeah, I completely know that! :lol: I know Rawkin personally, so I know how she feels about it! :) I was just adding my commentary on the mocked "controversy", based on my recent Leviathan experience. Sarcasm may not always be the easiest thing to deduce online, but I wasn't exactly born yesterday, especially in regard to this hobby! ;)
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:21 pm

I really liked Leviathan. If Orion can be on that level or better this thing will kick ass.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:34 am

Is being the "worst giga" like saying "worst sex I've ever had"? Even if its the worst its still great, right?

I've only ridden MF so I cant say which is the "worst"

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:41 am

I've been on all four North American gigas. They're all kick-ass rides and they're all (in my mind) the best ride in their respective parks. Leviathan is probably the least awesome of all of them and I would prefer it to anything at Kings Island during the day.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:59 am

Having just gotten on my last North American Giga myself last weekend, I agree with Bill that they're all kick a$$ rides, and among the best in their park. The only outlier for me personally is I-305, which I don't care much for. But it's still a massive coaster that kicks your a$$, for sure. I also prefer SV to MF, ever so slightly, and Behemoth is nearly as good as Leviathan too. But the bottom line is a Giga is going to be a great coaster, regardless, and I have no doubt Orion will be at worst, the second best coaster at KI, and likely will be the best! Leviathan is better than anything at KI (at least in the day) in my opinion, and I'm pretty sure I'll like Orion even more, making is a Top 10 coaster for me!
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