8am 3/17 Look at diamondback webcam now!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:05 AM

Hills poking out of the fog :) Neat

www.kidiamondback.com

Last night coming home from work I watched it cycling all three trains. While I doubt it will cycle that fast with (Load/Unload) there was a train going up the lift every 34 seconds.

Chuck

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:13 AM
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:58 AM
matt.'s avatar

It still looks neat-o.

Not as good as the guy peeing on Dragster. Or whatever construction cam that was with the spider.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:41 AM

The spider was also Dragster. That thing was tons of laughs.


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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:26 PM

I see the ride is testing Right now!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4:04 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

How about now?

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4:14 PM

:-O Looks like the cam is down?

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4:57 PM

It does that from time to time. It is believed to happen because a lot of people are watching it at the same time.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:40 PM

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPictu...pe&page=68


hope that link works. I posted the pics I captured from the webcams of the morning fog and the hills sticking out on Myspace

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:42 PM
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 7:06 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

Very cool. Thanks for sharing these.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:44 PM
LostKause's avatar

Pretty cool! It sure would be fun to ride it in those conditions. Thanks for sharing!


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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:49 PM

^or not, it would be a combination of wet, cold, and blinding light (at the top of the hills.) I dont know it just reminds me of this one time I rode Mamba at WOF, it was one of your tipical HHH summer days in Kansas City but for some reason a thermal layer was only 100 or so feet of the ground, so as you went up and down Mamba's out portion at the apex of hills you experienced dry cool air (approx 75 degrees,) and then in the valley you had humid hot air (93 degrees,) and I ended up starting to brown out, and got a massive headache from the affair that sidelined my coaster riding (I retreated to the OOF lazy river) for a good hour. Going in and out of that cloud layer you would end up having the same swing in temperature and humidity, and trust me it is not fun.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:56 PM

While I was a first night (Media night) Friday April 13th 1979 rider on THE BEAST. I had never gotten a foggy ride like those pics depict until 25 years later on Friday April 13th 2004 that I got a ride on Papa like that. Fog in the trees so thick and Paramount lighting the whole ride only made it GHOSTLY the whole ride. :)

Its always foggy with the Little Miami River behind the park, However, when the leaves are on the trees. Its very rare to have fog that thick near the woods.

If your going to get one like that it will be early spring or late fall. No Leaves.

BTW, Last time I was at CP a fog bank rolled in off the lake to do that to Magnum. I ran over there and they told me they wouldn't operate till the fog cleared. It only lssted a hour or so but I would have loved poping up above the fog and diving back into it. Shucks.Chuck

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:57 PM
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 9:12 PM

Im going to just give a guess that the operator couldn't see the top of the hill or the far break run and thus couldnt run Magnum safely which is why they shut it down. Also, Im all for a fog filled ride, it just better be competely in the fog and not up and down because that is sure to give me a massive headache. Heck I get fog filled rides on practically every coaster at KI every October, it would be sweet to get that the old fashion way and get a fog ride on the Beast.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:01 AM

Charles Nungester said:
Hills poking out of the fog :) Neat

www.kidiamondback.com

Last night coming home from work I watched it cycling all three trains. While I doubt it will cycle that fast with (Load/Unload) there was a train going up the lift every 34 seconds.

Chuck

While not quite at 34 seconds, Behemoth ran consistently at 40-45 cycles per hour last season. They hit thier all time record of 49 cycles per hour with guests the day the group from CW Mania was there for Behemothon. You were almost always dispactched just before the previous train hit the MCBR.

Diamondback should have no issues performing this well.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:54 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Is it testing now?

How about now?

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:24 PM

Uh-huh.

Uh-huh.

Uh - just a minute while the page refreshes.

Uh-huh!
:)


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Saturday, March 21, 2009 12:36 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

Riding in fog is awesome, especially in the fall. :)

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