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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:43 pm

PhotoBoothe wrote:Some new pictures someone took of the steel plant. Possibly new track laying out there?

http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Kat_thecatlover/media/KI%202014%20Coaster/IMG_3473.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2


It looks as if that is new invert or flying track due to the curved cross ties. :b :b

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby TyRush » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:38 pm

B&MIntaminGCI wrote:
PhotoBoothe wrote:Some new pictures someone took of the steel plant. Possibly new track laying out there?

http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Kat_thecatlover/media/KI%202014%20Coaster/IMG_3473.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2


It looks as if that is new invert or flying track due to the curved cross ties. :b :b

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:26 pm

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DJeXeL wrote:So in both of these instances there technically is a MCBR however it just happens to be at the end of the ride. Only difference being that Tatsu only has 4 blocks (Station, Lift, MCBR (Block Brake), and Transfer aka Station approach) where as Leviathan has 5.


Does Tatsu's dual-load station count for a 5th block? Always wondered about that...

Excellent question, and I would say yes.



Tatsu's station counts as 1 block.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby rcjp » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:30 pm

Now this is getting really interesting! Inverts really are one of my favourite kinds of coasters and I would really like to see B&M coming up with a nice intense layout like the old school ones. Lets just hope KI doesn't let us down on this one!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Aceattack52 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:08 pm

DJeXeL wrote:
Aceattack52 wrote:
i<3coasters wrote:
DJeXeL wrote:So in both of these instances there technically is a MCBR however it just happens to be at the end of the ride. Only difference being that Tatsu only has 4 blocks (Station, Lift, MCBR (Block Brake), and Transfer aka Station approach) where as Leviathan has 5.


Does Tatsu's dual-load station count for a 5th block? Always wondered about that...

Excellent question, and I would say yes.



Tatsu's station counts as 1 block.

But why? You can't have two trains in the same block and If they're operating both stations, there will almost always be 2 trains in the station block...
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:30 pm

^ Agreed. What would be the point of a dual station if you can only have one train in either station at a time?
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Dr. M » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:04 pm

I don't understand why people keep saying "I sure hope this is nice and intense like the old-school B&M inverts!" I mean I get the point in hoping, you can hope for anything, but... it's not going to happen, right? I mean I hate to be a downer but why would that ever even be a possibility? Why would B&M suddenly revert back to a product they haven't delivered in years? I hope no one thinks they'd do it to please the enthusiast crowd. We might as well go back to hoping it's a racing giga.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Fahrenheit1221 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:17 pm

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:46 pm

Kings Island has sent us a press release announcing the start of a brand new Behind the Scenes tour of the Beast taking place this month for the Kings Island for the Cure campaign.

Have you ever wanted to get an up close and personal look at the longest wooden roller coaster in the world? Now here’s your chance!

Behind the scenes tours of the legendary Beast roller coaster at Kings Island are available August 1-24 as part of the fourth annual Kings Island for the Cure campaign.

Tickets for the 30-minute tour are just $25 when purchased in advance online at visitkingsisland.com.

Beast tour tickets can also be purchased at the park for $30.

Guests learn interesting tidbits about the ride during the tour, such as the Beast was completely designed and constructed by Kings Island personnel, and how the original design was modified so many times the final product looked nothing like the one envisioned when the project began. The tour also provides plenty of great video and photo opportunities.

All proceeds from the Beast tours go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Cincinnati. Since 2010, the Kings Island for the Cure campaign has raised nearly $600,000 in the fight against breast cancer.

Park admission to Kings Island is required to take the Beast tour.

Be sure to take advantage of this exciting opportunity and help out a great cause!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Dragon Khan » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:50 pm

Dr. M wrote:I don't understand why people keep saying "I sure hope this is nice and intense like the old-school B&M inverts!" I mean I get the point in hoping, you can hope for anything, but... it's not going to happen, right? I mean I hate to be a downer but why would that ever even be a possibility? Why would B&M suddenly revert back to a product they haven't delivered in years? I hope no one thinks they'd do it to please the enthusiast crowd. We might as well go back to hoping it's a racing giga.

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