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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Friday, July 11, 2008 7:57 PM
The reason Magnum can run three trains without a MCBR has nothing to do with a "long lift" and everything to do with where each block is placed. If anyone is "missing something" it's you, not me.

As for Mustang it is entirely possible to have one station (for load/unload), no MCBR, and yet still run three trains. It's all in the placement of the blocks...something Magnum has taught most of us.

I'm merely trying to get some of you to look past the notion that B&M has always done it this way and so that's how they'll always do it. The fact that, up until Behemoth, B&M had always offered trains with 4-across-in-a row seating shows that they're a company who, on occasion, changes how they do things.

*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 7/11/2008 7:59:56 PM ***

Friday, July 11, 2008 8:32 PM
Every three train B&M I can think of can stack all of the trains at the station anyway. Why are we even having this conversation?
Friday, July 11, 2008 9:59 PM
Heck if I know, Jeff! lol :)
Saturday, July 12, 2008 3:05 AM
So, is Mustang your temporary name for the new coaster?
Saturday, July 12, 2008 10:48 AM
I competely disagree Mamoosh. Your using a ride that was designed over 18 years ago as an example of how to do it, but no company has really followed that practice when designing future rides with 3 trains and for good reason.

Sure if you want to lose seconds off of each dispatching by having to wait extra seconds to dispatch the train you can design it that way. Also if you don't mind having a train in the brake run waiting for a bit, you could also design it like that.

Jeff, the point is about what is the only way to design a ride with 3 trains, somethhing Mamoosh keeps arguing and using only 1 coaster that was ever designed in such a way. Except that most anyone can see that the only real way to do it is with a block brake or a seperate unload.

If they could meet the ideal dispatch times, the trains would not stack. Of course the theoretical capacitiy for a ride is typically a bit optimistic and of course they sttack sometimes. Even with the best crew, things such as guest with disabilities riding and other things come up that will cause longer dispatches.

The real reason for bringing it up, is that the general layout, trains, and name are for the most part known. I can not tell from the drawings whether it will have a block brake or run 3 trains or 2. I was wondering if anyone else could tell based on what information and pictures we have now. My guess would be that it will run 3 trains, but that is more based on what I think the track length might be.

Of course you have other people on this site, that rather bring up moot points about how its still possible to design the ride with 3 trains, and have no block brake or seperate unload.*** This post was edited by Beast Fan 7/12/2008 10:49:21 AM ***

Saturday, July 12, 2008 12:09 PM
Well I have the benefit of knowing certain things, so there. :)
Saturday, July 12, 2008 4:05 PM
Magnum does have an MCBR, it's just at the end of the ride ;)

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