Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:10 am

So I haven't had the chance to post yet but figured why not, even though we're only one day away from the announcement.

DILinator and I were talking about how KI (and CF in general) has a history of introducing record-breaking coasters and that most large coaster investments either break a record or have a "first of its kind" feature. We don't believe KI would add such a huge investment that couldn't be flaunted as a record-breaker or first-of-its-kind. If we all pretty much agree now that it's not going to break Fury's height record or length record, then there must be something else about it that is unique. "The end of the world as we know it" meaning there's going to be something that's never been done before.

I finally got to go see the posters for myself a few days ago and noticed something interesting. All of the posters talk about "Test purpose" and all of the "tests" could be applied to a Giga except for a few notable exceptions. Looking to the posters, there are a few possibilities that stand out. I'll post them all and what they say and see what you think.

I'll start with the posters that I think are pretty neutral/self-explanatory to forces experienced on a giga with talks about gravity and speed
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Rotor: Centrifugal effects, gravity
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Zodiac: Centrifugal/Radial G Results, Imperative Mech. Tech, Advancement Testing for future initiatives
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Shooting Star: Extreme Speed, Forced Gravity, Rapid Directional Changes
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Skylab: Effects of Gravitational Pull

Here are some of the interesting ones:
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FoF: Roswell tech testing, Sensory deprivation
Could be a further hint to the theming, and possibly a hint that there is a tunnel.

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Bayern Kurve: High Levels of Acceleration, Gravitational Pull
"High levels of acceleration." Possibly a launch? Or maybe just meaning the coaster goes fast.

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Invertigo: Rapid Forward/Backward Motion, Effects of extreme gravitational pull
Could be another hint about a launch? Or just another red herring.

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Vortex: Inversion effects of subjects
Vortex was the one that first made me question whether there was more to these posters. DILinator said his son brought up the idea of this being the first Giga with an inversion, and I think that's pretty credible. Correct me if I'm wrong, but we wouldn't necessarily be able to tell from the blueprints we saw if there was an inversion snuck in there.

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Firehawk: Multi-inversions, FTL/LTF, Evasive Maneuvering
Another mention of inversions, but could be a red herring with the FTL/LTF thing.

Thoughts?
(I realize many of you are just going to say "wait to find out tomorrow" but I don't see any harm in making some excited guesses).

Last but not least, some photos unrelated to Project X that I took and I liked.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:38 am

Giga with an inversion?

Hmm . . . perhaps they'll go for a world's record of tallest vertical loop :)

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby southpuddle » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:42 am

This is B&M we’re talking about guys. If you think they’re going to pull some wild and crazy tricks out of their sleeves for this giga - inversions, launches... then you're going to be sorely disappointed.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:47 am

southpuddle wrote:This is B&M we’re talking about guys. If you think they’re going to pull some wild and crazy tricks out of their sleeves for this giga - inversions, launches... then you're going to be sorely disappointed.


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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:02 am

First of its kind? Then it's gotta be with a drop taller than the lift/heighest point for sure.

It's a lame 'first of' but I think it makes sense.
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Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby pǝʇɹǝʌuı » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:06 am

After about a year of basically no hardcore speculation on here I really appreciate the work and thought you guys have put into breaking this thing down. I for one can’t wait until tomorrow! I’ll be at the park as well; I’ll look out for you guys!

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Kylis » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:23 pm

Polaris 330 :P

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 pm

Kings Island is such a fun park. Love what they're doing with the run up to this new ride. Have fun tomorrow!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:54 pm

PKI Jizzman wrote:First of its kind? Then it's gotta be with a drop taller than the lift/heighest point for sure.

It's a lame 'first of' but I think it makes sense.


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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:32 pm

Really excited for another giga...this will be a great fit for KI. Hope to be able to go check it out next year!

Zach - great report, but sorry to hear that you didn't get that front seat night ride on Beast.

I cracked up about the woman losing her shoes on DB tho...LOL!!
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