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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby stashua123 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:30 am

I think they used them until the 1990's when they were putting way to much weight on the structure and i couldve had a SoB type accident if they countinued it so they used three row cars instead of 4. Oh and i belong to KICentral(the person who posted that beast test video)
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Postby Geauga Dog » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:30 am

^They changed from the four bench to the three bench cars by the mid 1980's. The four bench cars only lasted a few seasons. I did like the color changing cars on the four bench trains.

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Postby stashua123 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:41 am

New rumor states thunder alley's going new luminisity stage (RUMOR ONLY!)

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Stitch_101 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:58 am

^ While I can understand them getting rid of Thunder Alley to make way for a new ride, it worries me a little that it would leave Congo Falls as the only "family" friendly ride in that section of the park, depending on what they in fact do with that area. As far as the Luminosity rumor, I think it could be a great addition for the park.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Geauga Dog » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:36 pm

Just out of curiosity - how vital is Timberwolf Amphitheater? Seems like the biggest waste of space in Action Zone as it's only used like, what 2-3 times a season? Looking down from Drop Tower you can tell it's seen better days. They could possibly re-route Flight Deck's entrance to the Invertigo side of Action Zone.

Thunder Alley's location would be good for a coaster station or a couple of flat rides.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby FuzzleMonkey » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:32 am

Stitch_101 wrote:^ While I can understand them getting rid of Thunder Alley to make way for a new ride, it worries me a little that it would leave Congo Falls as the only "family" friendly ride in that section of the park, depending on what they in fact do with that area.


Including Oktoberfest, Viking Fury is still a family ride. It's also the lowest height requirement in the area - 40", compared to Congo Falls' 46" (or Drop Tower's, Adventure Express', and Flight Deck's 48"). If they added any new rides in the area, then some more family friendly ones would be perfect. That, or lower some height requirements - Adventure Express had a 44" height requirement, without seatbelts, for over a decade before being raised a few years ago.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby stashua123 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:03 am

KI and the rest of the USA need this in there theme parks. Dualing dragons at happy valley(AKA dueling dragons)

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:28 am

stashua123 wrote:KI and the rest of the USA need this in there theme parks. Dualing dragons at happy valley(AKA dueling dragons)

They already have Racer, I don't see any excuse to build another racing/dueling set of coasters.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby angryemobeaver » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:24 am

Son of Beast demolition started two days ago. Today Greg Scheid (GM of KI) tweeted a few photos of it being removed.

http://twitter.com/KIGMGREG/status/249526218230226944/photo/1
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