Any body miss The King CObra

Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:05 AM
Hey, if you went tot PKI this year and have been there before, did you miss The King Cobra? Or did you just not notice it was gone or just not care?
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:16 AM
Yes. I miss my all-time favorite Stand Up.
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:20 AM
That helix after the loop was second to none!

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:29 AM

Heck yes! That was one of my top 2 or 3 rides in the park, and my fav stand up, just over Iron Wolf. Most airtime in the park! :) I hope it shows up somewhere else. Great ride.

Jacob

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:53 AM

The ONLY steel coaster with trick-track...darn right I miss it! Terra Mitica had *better* get this ride before it turns to dust in the boneyard...

C'mon Paramount, time to learn something from SFI....did I just *say* that...;)

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 10:04 AM

Sorry to say I just don't miss this coaster. Although there were fun elements to the ride, the outstanding wait and difficult restraints kept me from riding this coaster more often.

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 10:42 AM
The last time i was on the coaster, I was stuck on it before we got to the station, for around 10 minutes. Now, this was very uncomfortable for a 6'3" guy. They wouldn't let us out for that whole time. But overall, i do miss it, *tear*.
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 11:24 AM
I'm just glad I got to ride it twice.
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 11:31 AM

Was it anything like Shockwave at PKD because that is the most painfull ride I have ever been on. The restraint hit my jaw 4 times during the ride causing me to feel as if my ear was bleeding (only coaster to do that btw).

If King Cobra was anything like Shockwave then I don't understand how it could be at ll enjoyable.

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 11:54 AM

I do miss it, although I complained about the ride the last few times I rode it, but that was just because of it's age and *OUCH* factor. Still, I miss it. I felt very sad seeing it being dismantled. I never thought I would be so sad to see a coaster go that I didn't even care for anymore.

It was an amazing ride at it's prime, and I remember having to stand in line for at least 2 hours when it first opened. I remember feeling damn scared the first time I rode it also, as I did my *first* times on the Beast, Bat, Vortex, and Drop Zone.

The TOGO's are obviously not as intense as the handful of B&M stand-ups I have been on, but they have their own unique, awesome elements that still has me hoping that Shockwave at PKD will stick around for a long time. KC got pretty nasty there at the end though. The restraints weren't exactly comfortable.

In any event, I am beside myself in anticipation for Delirium, since I love the frisbees.

Tina

(having great memories of the KC)

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*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN on 11/17/2002. ***

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 12:13 PM
I missed it this summer. It's always been a part of a trip to PKI for me. I was sad to walk past its lot and not see it there. I thought it looked pretty neat when they repainted it with the alternating green/yellow track sections. Still nothing (coaster related) depresses me more than to walk past the Zinger's lot at Worlds of Fun and see a frickin' Boomerang in its place....very sad.
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195 coasters ridden -- Faves: Shivering Timbers, Ghostrider, Twister, Hershey Wildcat, Lightning Racer
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 12:24 PM

GoliathKills said:

If King Cobra was anything like Shockwave then I don't understand how it could be at ll enjoyable.

Thankfully, no....NOT like Shockwave....horrendous restaints on Shockwave at PKD....when the op running it was talking to me, I was ALONE on the back row (with my shirt, he ID'd me as an "enthoosiast" and talked a bit with me...ride comes back, he asks if I want to re-ride (I *have* mentioned what a great time we had at PKD, fantastic employees)...I politely declined, but can't wait to get back to their park...even if I'll ride in the front next time...;)

bill, just *sucking up* to get into their employee newsletter again....j/k...:)


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Saturday, November 16, 2002 12:48 PM

I miss it. I was so disappointed that they didn't give us notice. It was my favorite standup!

Eric

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 12:52 PM
Well, after riding Skyrider at PCW, I can see where all of you are coming from. Skyrider was the surprise gem at PCW in my opinion and the strange restraints were undoubtedly much more comfortable than B&M's wide crotch tormentor (I still like Iron Wolf [being my only B&M Stand-up]).

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 3:45 PM
No, King Cobra was a piece of junk. The layout was uninteresting and the restraints were *awful*. KC was the only ride to ever make me claustrophobic and from the moment we were strapped in I couldn't wait to get off. Delirium is a fantastic replacement.

-Nate

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 4:27 PM
I worked at KI during KCs first season. Sure it didn't have the technology of B&M Standups, but generally the "first" one doesn't have all the bells and whistles. I was saddened at the news of its demise, and missed seeing it when walking through what was once Oktoberfest.

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don't you know it's boring when it's quiet and serene.
I said to her no way baby, life ain't what it seems,
Well don't you know baby that life is a scream!" - Gordon Gano

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 5:04 PM
Yeah, it's sad to walk by there and not see it. Especially not hearing the VERY LOUD crashing sound of a train hitting the ready brakes from halfway across the park. That was always my favorite part. :)

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 5:18 PM
While I hadn't ridden King Cobra, I did *gasp* enjoy Shockwave at PKD, partly because it's my first and thus far only stand up. I love the helix after the loop, it's crazy.
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 5:36 PM
I missed looking up from Son of Beast and seeing KC broken down on the lift every other cycle.

I really loved that ride cause it caused my brother pain.

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 6:11 PM

Its a stand up. Theres nothing to miss. None are very good. (at least ive never liked any of the 3 ive been on)

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