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.
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.
^^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....
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.
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.
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.
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.