Delerium.. I got to ride it today!

Sunday, April 6, 2003 6:38 PM
Well being a ride operator at Beast at PKI has its benefits we were through training on our rides so they let us have the first ride of Delerium! This giant HUSS frisbie ride was really cool! It was a hell of a ride. well I thought I would mention that Kings Islands new ride is worth a shot of riding.

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Sunday, April 6, 2003 6:43 PM
Actually the first rides of Delirium were on Friday for the photo shoot, sorry to bust your bubble.

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Joe Barnett
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Sunday, April 6, 2003 6:47 PM
Actually there were rides before that too, with the administration, and manufacture people getting to ride.

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*** This post was edited by FoF 4/6/2003 10:48:21 PM ***

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Sunday, April 6, 2003 6:49 PM
Who cares who was first. You won't win any popularity contests for riding first.

How was the freakin' ride?

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Sunday, April 6, 2003 6:49 PM
ok my bad... lol geez didnt think people would care about one mistake

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Beast Ride Op in 02, and soon to be in 03

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Sunday, April 6, 2003 7:34 PM
I was there for the photo shoot. That freakin' ride is freakin' awesome. The overswing is excellent, you're weightless, and the park looks upside down at the same time. I think it's a great addition.

A little advice, unless you have a strong stomach, I wouldn't recommend a marathon. I know that Rob (HeyIsntThatRob) and myself, like many others, weren't feeling too good after several successive rides.

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Sunday, April 6, 2003 7:47 PM
Do a dozen rides in a row on a Top Scan and then talk about being nauseous. :)

I'd really like to see more of these rides from Huss showing up. Particularly this ride, the Jump2, and the Topple Tower. At least there's a small chance I might visit King's Island this season.

Is it crazy to drive from Chicago to Cincinnati, visiting Great America, Indiana Beach, Indianapolis (for the real reason of the trip, a robotics competition) Holiday World, and King's Island?

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Monday, April 7, 2003 5:29 AM

Teenage Ninja said:
It's ok Tuke. Jeff the ride was simply amazing, I know you don't like PKIUnlimited, but you should go check out the video we have up.

What the hell are you talking about? I don't have the time or desire to decide to like or dislike Web sites.

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Monday, April 7, 2003 6:24 AM
So 1 ride = no nausea? What other non-similar type of ride would you compare it to?

How fast does it spin? pkiunlimited is down for me right now.

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Monday, April 7, 2003 7:05 AM
I wouldn't say that it spins fast (the sign says 8 feet per second is the maximum), but the visual effect that comes from facing outward on the ride vehicle, rotating, and swinging all at the same time can be a bit disorienting. During my first ride I looked off to the side and saw Vortex upside down. At moments it looks like you're about to plummet face down onto people staring up at you from the midway, and at other times you're flying straight up into the sky.

It's incredibly fun and intense, but I didn't see any first timers get sick. Only the ones who had ridden it 6+ times. Here's some pictures, and the video I shot with my digital cam while we were at the photo shoot Friday.

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Monday, April 7, 2003 9:17 AM

Chernabog said:
Is it crazy to drive from Chicago to Cincinnati, visiting Great America, Indiana Beach, Indianapolis (for the real reason of the trip, a robotics competition) Holiday World, and King's Island?

Nah. I've done pretty much the reverse of that (Columbus to Chicago, visiting some of the above) and this year I'll probably be doing it again but getting more of the parks in question in.

Regards,
Richard

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Monday, April 7, 2003 11:47 AM
I was pissed, I saw people on it yesterday (Sunday), walked over to the ride and asked the full timer manager that was there if I could ride just once. I figured I could since they were running it with the ride like only half full. He turned and said "yeah this is a rides training thing, so no." I was pissed cause I didn't see them training anyone on the ride and not like adding one person would do any harm.

Oh well I'll just have to wait until Friday.

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Chris Tyson
Photographer
www.pkiunlimited.com

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Monday, April 7, 2003 7:10 PM
Nice pics, what kind of renovation did the do on the fountains?
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Monday, April 7, 2003 7:37 PM
They just repaired the fountains, and also the pedestals were being refurbished.

Derek

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Monday, April 7, 2003 7:51 PM
Amazing. I never really saw a good pic of Delerium before - I just thought it wasn't that big of a deal. But daaamn... Carowinds has got to get one of those things fast, they need a good flat!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 9:46 AM
KI Fan, they did a little more than just "repaired the fountains". At one point in time you would have had no idea there was a fountain there. They completely ripped out the old one and replaced all the pipes and everything, repoured the cement, repaired and repainted all the pedestals, changed out all the lights. Now the lights used to be permenently attached in the fountain but now they are on little cement blocks so they can be moved or later redo the fountain and make it easier.

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Chris Tyson
Photographer
www.pkiunlimited.com

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 10:18 AM
Just to clarify,

The old fountain was not ripped out. Actually the old cement walls and foundations remain. they were treated with a special coating and a new concrete floor and new concrete walls were poured over top of the old. This, in the end, actually made the fountain about 6-8 inches deeper.

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Shaggy

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 10:32 AM
Kristin - awesome video!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 10:48 AM
That video is k3wl! Excellent work Kristin (and Aaron)...

bill, always happy to see outward-facing seats...;)
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Tuesday, April 8, 2003 5:30 PM
If you think that's sick, you should check out the construction pictures of "Sledge Hammer" (Jump 2) at Paramount's Canada Wonderland.
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