BREAKING! The Bat Flies Again at Kings Island! IT IS A WING COASTER!

Monday, August 5, 2013 9:16 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

It wouldn't be the first time. Cedar Point opened Power Tower as world's tallest in May 1998 only to be outdone by Knott's Supreme Scream in July that same year.

~Rob (Just throwing some fuel on the fire.)

Monday, August 5, 2013 9:26 PM

Red. Herring.

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Monday, August 5, 2013 9:36 PM

bjames said:
Does the description of the layout they provided match up with the layout that we've seen?

Don't think so because based on the layout we are assuming from 7-9 inversions, the text on the bat web page talks only about a few. Also, the inversion types on the bat don't seem to match up with the types we were suspecting from the blueprint.

Monday, August 5, 2013 9:37 PM

Inverts are a thing of the past, and why would KI put in a 4th inverted coaster? Its definitely a wingrider since they are all the rage now and i bet CF got a good deal on buying 2 of them.

Monday, August 5, 2013 9:49 PM

I bet there is no "bulk rate" discount on custom designed coasters.

Monday, August 5, 2013 9:50 PM
OhioStater's avatar

B & M works like Sam's Club, didn't you know?

I accidentally voted up Gamer's post. Oh well...I'll drink to that.

Last edited by OhioStater, Monday, August 5, 2013 9:51 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013 9:54 PM

Well we all already know that intamin is like Walmart.. Unreliable crap.

Monday, August 5, 2013 10:05 PM

Ensign Smith said:

Red. Herring.

A Herring. So THAT'S what Cedar Fair has been using to clear out the mightiest trees from what once was the forrest.

Monday, August 5, 2013 10:17 PM

Kings Island just tweeted "Not sure if I will write down some notes or wing it Thursday night when we announce our new world record-breaking attraction."

Monday, August 5, 2013 10:28 PM

Og, they are no longer the knights that say "Ni...ntamin."

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Monday, August 5, 2013 10:40 PM

So are they now the knights who say breaky breaky breaky it did not because-its-a-B&M?

Last edited by 0g, Monday, August 5, 2013 10:41 PM
Monday, August 5, 2013 10:50 PM
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samosuband said:

Kings Island just tweeted "Not sure if I will write down some notes or wing it Thursday night when we announce our new world record-breaking attraction."

So not only is an amusement park referring to itself in the first person, but it's also somehow able to use a writing utensil? Have the KI mechanics lost control of Skynet?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:48 AM

Makes sense now, A winged *SEAT* Inverted somewhat like the Giant Vekoma Invertigos but with all the elements of the Inverteds. Two seats center and two offset.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 1:03 AM

That would be SooooooooOOooo stupid to put a wing coaster in the same state as one that holds all the records currently.

I could understand Gatekeeper got a few years of holding the record. But not one season.

I don't see Cedar Fair shooting themselves in the foot on that one.

From a marketing stand, why not have an invert with World Records, AND a Wing Coaster with World Records...then you could market BOTH with WORLD records...not to mention they are now selling Combo passes to Cedar Point and Kings Island! .....

Oh...PS: And why not throw a record breaker slide in at Geauga Lake too ;-)

Last edited by RollerCoasterGod, Tuesday, August 6, 2013 1:04 AM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 1:48 AM
Vater's avatar

It's not a Dragon Wagon?! Damn. Gotta be a Miner Mike, then.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 1:57 AM
LostKause's avatar

Perhaps not enough normal non-coaster fans know that "The Bat" used to be a ride at Kings Island? Marketing a ride as "The return of The Bat" seems strange.

I think this Bat bolognee is just a tactic to throw everyone off. At least, I hope it is. I don't want a new wing coaster at Kings Island when they don't have a proper inverted coaster yet.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 2:17 AM
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LostKause said:

Marketing a ride as "The return of The Bat" seems strange.

That's still infinitely better than "Son of Bat."

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3:20 AM
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Jeph said:
Great job KI PR...


Oh. You're serious?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3:35 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Marvin Miller said:

...wing coaster screenshots...

Hey! Wait.

Marvin Miller is the same guy who spent most of the KI 2014 thread trying to convince us all the new coaster was going to be everything but a B&M Inverted coaster.

I'm calling shenanigans.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 8:29 AM

Daddy, Can we go ride the Batman?


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