Filings show Kings Island ride will be a B&M hypercoaster

Posted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 1:17 AM | Contributed by Dane186

Drawings filed by Kings Island with the City of Mason Planning Department provide new clues about the ride under construction. They describe a coaster 4,200 feet long, based on scale drawings. It will span from just behind International Street and the Eiffel Tower and over the Rivertown area, between The Crypt and Potato Works and over into what appears to be a wooded area. It is designed by B&M and described as a hypercoaster.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 1:19 AM
Jeff's avatar Gasp. Shock. I would've never guessed.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 1:30 AM
Agreed, but it's still nice to hear its confirmed.

It's about damn time this park got a Beemer of any kind.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:37 AM
Surprise.... not.

BUT: "Kings Island's drawings filed with the city of Mason also indicate three loops."

eh?? A hyper with 3 inversions and splash down? or could those "loops" be a top view and helix's/turns?


*** This post was edited by Darth Saambe 7/9/2008 2:39:14 AM ***

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 7:14 AM
Is it just me or does this seem like it will be a short ride. If that is the case it will continue the Kings Island tradition of installing short rides (not including Beast and SOB)
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 7:58 AM
Since when is a 4200ft ride considered short?
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 8:17 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar I wouldn't call this ride "short." Although if it's 4200 ft. of track, it will be one of the shorter of the hypercoasters, along the lines of Goliath at LaRonde and SFoG. Not that I really care, I hear both of those rides are pretty darn good.

~Rob Willi

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 8:22 AM
^^In addition to rumors of a steep, short lift hill that could help the length out more. However, with Nitro being plus 5,500 feet!?! Mustang, or whatever it'll be called (Kinzel's Ego??) will not be as long as I was hoping, but that's not to say quality can't beat out quantity....
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 8:45 AM
4200 is short compared to Beast and SOB...
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 10:04 AM
Most coasters are short compared to those two.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 10:32 AM
eightdotthree's avatar Lol, its only 600 feet shorter than Appollo's Chariot which has a long brake run. This ride may be the thing I need to get me back to Kings Island.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 11:03 AM
Soggy's avatar Length difference between Titan (SFoT) & Goliath (SFMM) is 813', and the only difference is the helix, no big deal.

So it will be among the shortest of the B&M Hypers, but it will still be a little more than 1,000' longer than the longest Diving Machine. Do people consider Goliath at LaRonde to be 'too short?' It's 4,038'. Besides, actual height of the biggest drop hasn't been released.

So far it sounds good to me. I'll definately hit KI in 2009.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 11:05 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar At least they didn't make it longer than the Beast. That would be disrespectful.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 11:09 AM
Jeff's avatar And probably really boring.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 11:17 AM
Can Kings Island disrespect themselves? If anything they could take back a record from overseas.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 11:38 AM
Did anyone else find it ironic that the above post was made by the user "OrientExpressKid," or was it just me? ;)

In any event, I'm hoping for a more aggressive ride than Behemoth. Perhaps a shorter length will mean more speed throughout the ride and less floater air. I also hope that they go with the new style trains that are used on Behemoth.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 12:35 PM
I am pretty sure they will use Behemoth trains, as they are only calling for 32 passengers per train. Most "normal" B&M trains run nine rows, totally 36 passengers.

Behemoth runs an eight car train (due to length I am guessing) allowing only 32.

So my guess is they will be using the new style, yay! Now I just want to see a layout!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 12:51 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Maybe there won't be a block brake to kill the pacing since it's "so short" and they will only run two trains..

The Splashdown will shorten the brake run required, so that's another possibility for the "shortness".

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 1:05 PM
Well after reviewing the First Drop article again. I go with their article as more reliable. They describe the ride in great detail months ago and even talk about use of terrain and valley for first few hillls. Only thing missing is the splash down at the end.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 1:15 PM
Behemoth (CW) just opened this year at 5300 feet, so I am a little disappointed in the length of the new KI coaster. I would like to see the trains be the same as behemoth and an added water feature will be fun, I am sure.

I had not heard about the possibility of a shorter, steeper lift hill. But, if that is the case I don't see it adding much more than 100 feet to the "thrill" part of the track.

Right now I am not buying any reports of inversions, I think this will be a nice out and back, exactly what KI needs in a steel coaster. Whoever reported inversions may not have been reading the drawings correctly.

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