Kings Island new Coaster 2014

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 2:13 AM

KI is almost for certain going to add a new coaster in 2014.

The possibilities that iv heard include (From least to most likely):

*B&M Invert- I think this is unlikely because KI already has 3 suspended coasters and invert production has really slowed.

*B&M Giga- I dont think that this is likely but i guess theres a shot with Canada's Wonderland getting Leviathan , KI already has Diamondback, and they may need to replace vortex and will need to replace SOB.

*B&M Floorless- If the rumors about Vortex leaving soon are true I could see this happening

*B&M Wingrider- If vortex is leaving this is also a real possibility, and because Wing coasters are the newest breed of coaster and CP is getting one I would say this is more likely than any other B&M.

New woodie (Likely GCI)- I think they'll get a new woodie soon to replace SOB, im really hoping for a GG, just image a voyage like coaster to compliment DB and the Beast

KI could put a Wing coaster on where SOB used to be and could make a woodie where Vortex is (assuming its getting torn down) Vortex's lot isnt big enough for a long out and back woodie but would work well if they're going to make a compact GCI.

KI has a different option of builting a large woodie on the SOB site and if they take down vortex they could built a wing coaster on that lot.

Let me know what you think guys.


2 days before the day after tomarrow

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 9:02 AM

First off.. I hope they don't get rid of the Vortex. Yes it's old but it's still fun.

SOB took up a lot space. With plenty of room to add on, A winged coaster would be awesome. There's already two (3 if you count the Racer as two) woodie's there now.

Build A Giga a few years down the road. Then with two newer coasters in the next 3 years you could dismantle the Vortex and put in a ride similar to the Maverick at CP in it's place.

Right now if you go on the weekend without a fast pass the lines are very long and the Vortex has been the quickest. Until they put new coasters in, I think it would be a mistake to take it out until then.

Just a thought.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 12:43 PM
LostKause's avatar

Vortex is old, but still very popular. If anything, I'd like to see Vortex get a redo, keeping the same layout, but adding new trains and new track with smoother transitions. They could call it Vortex², or something. lol It's fun to dream.

I don't know what KI has up their sleeve, as far as a new coaster in the SOB lot goes. Anything will be better than what was there, I imagine.


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 1:54 PM
rollergator's avatar

If the park gets anything else *major* in a coaster before getting a full-circuit B&M invert....then something is very wrong in Ohio.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 2:03 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Agreed.

The only reason B&M invert production could be considered 'down' is that every park that could handle one has one.


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 5:11 PM
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I think a B&M invert with more modern inversions would be really awesome.


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 8:40 PM
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Dang. They could have got Orochi and had Raptor north and Raptor south.


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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:28 PM
StLCPfan's avatar

I thought Kings Island's next coaster was going to be a crazy Rocky Mountain hybrid wood coaster with the topper track like Outlaw Run at SDC including multiple inversions and called Red-Headed Step-Child of Beast.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:51 PM
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In the spirit of what Travis said, how about Phantom's Revenge treatment? Unlikely, I know- but when Shockwave was on it's way out at Great America, I held out hope until it was completely gone that they would keep the lift and drop and Phantom-ize the rest. Instead, we got the waste of steel and space Superman: Ultimate Fluff. Later, my gaze shifted towards GASM. 0 for 2. Now it's up to Kings Dominion/Kings Island/Magic Mountain with Anaconda/Vortex/Viper.


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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:58 PM
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For a park of Kings Island's size and financial I think a revenge treatment is not worth it, especially given that the highlight of the ride isn't the drop like it was on Phantom. As for the SOB replacement I don't think anything will surprise me.


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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 11:20 PM
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If we're talking B&M I think the only argument against a wing coaster for 2014 is that Cedar Point has one. A Goldrusher-sized GCI is just as likely too.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:37 AM

Walk-Off HBP said:

In the spirit of what Travis said, how about Phantom's Revenge treatment?

I would love to see something like that. They could come up with something very creative for it as well, marketing-wise. I have a feeling that may be a little too daring or outside the box for Cedar Fair, but we can all wish.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 1:49 AM

I really don't see KI replacing SoB with anything wood. If they do, I'll be shocked and question that call. Even if it was replaced with the finest of wooden coasters, there is too much risk of visitors associating the rough, painful ride of SoB with the new wooden coaster in the same spot.

KI already has some great/decent wooden coasters. Focus on keeping those running in top form, and give the park what it really needs: another smooth, thrilling, high-capacity steel coaster.

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Friday, January 4, 2013 10:27 PM
CrymeLord's avatar

I won't shed a tear for the demise of just about any Arrow multi-looper except for Great American Scream Machine because it was my first.

But if they are to replace it, I hope it is something with a lot of inversions.

It'd be great if they would replace SOB with another woodie. Gravity Group sounds good to me or mabye an Intamin woodie like El Toro, but a lot longer.


Tom Crymes

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Friday, January 4, 2013 11:34 PM
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CrymeLord said:

I won't shed a tear for the demise of just about any Arrow multi-looper except for Great American Scream Machine because it was my first.

You must never have been on Loch Ness Monster. That's one of my favorite coasters anywhere!

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:19 AM
CrymeLord's avatar

You mean that pain machine at BGW? Every time I ride it I hold on and hope I get out without a bruised spine.


Tom Crymes

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 5:51 AM
bjames's avatar

CrymeLord said:

You mean that pain machine at BGW? Every time I ride it I hold on and hope I get out without a bruised spine.

Oh man you're such a hater....grow some appreciation for the oldies!

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 1:26 PM
rollergator's avatar

What's the DEAL with Nessie's tunnel (lair)? Is there any way to convince the park to get the lights in the working again? That was some of the best non-Disney on-ride theming on a coaster in the US...

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 3:45 PM

GayCoasterGuy said:

Walk-Off HBP said:

In the spirit of what Travis said, how about Phantom's Revenge treatment?

I would love to see something like that. They could come up with something very creative for it as well, marketing-wise. I have a feeling that may be a little too daring or outside the box for Cedar Fair, but we can all wish.

I believe you're referring to the old Cedar Fair. Gatekeeper kind of blew the conservative image of the chain out of the water...or off the peninsula, as the case may be.


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Saturday, January 5, 2013 5:54 PM
CrymeLord's avatar

I'll admit I posses next to no nostalgia. I can appreciate Lochness Monster for the ground breaking coaster it was. I can even delight in how it looks. I just despise the signature Arrow looper feel except for GASM because I cut my teeth on it and knew how to ride it with minimal pain. And then there is the anomaly of Tennessee Tornado which is uncharacteristically smooth, but I still only like it a little because I'm always bracing for the pain that never comes.


Tom Crymes

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