The launch and drop don't feel any different to Dragster. However, there is considerably more airtime over the top, more reminiscent of Xcelerator than anything else. The airtime hill works very nicely, too.
More in due course when I write my full trip report.
eightdotthree -- Honestly, I never really noticed, but I would guess when the whole train is over the hill. It's certainly not obvious if it hits before - you're going so bloody fast that there are other things on your mind (like the wind in your face!).
discodude - They don't feel restraining, though depending on your build you might end up bashing the side of your neck on them in the spiral; it happened to me two or three times in twenty rides.
Just wondering....do you happen to have any online pictures of it? I have seen many pictures of the ride, but I would like to see it with actual riders and all of the finishing touches they have added.
Martin Valt has asked me to post that the warning consists of -- "Sit down, head back, hold on, and shut the f*** up!".
It should be noted, however, that the launch warning is in fact a loud bugle blast that can be heard all over the park, and arguably in most of the greater New Jersey area. You get about a three second warning from that blast before four tons of train starts pushing you to the heights.
I will get pictures online in a day or two; right now I'm typing this on my laptop in the airport ahead of a transatlantic flight in an hours time, which is not an ideal environment for photo editing. I've got some good ones :)
PA Brian said: When riding Dragster you have to deal with the short seat belt issue if you are not skinny. How does the OTSR's compare to the OTSR's on Medusa or Batman? Do you have any more room on KK?
I'm assuming (I don't know for sure but I will soon) that if the restraints are like the ones used on Storm Runner, then there will be more room on Kingda Ka, however, there is always room for stapling which I'm not quite sure if the ride ops at SFGadv have been trained to do.