Flights of Fear question

Monday, July 23, 2001 12:15 PM
On my recent trip to Kings Island (see TR) we got a chance to ride the new and improved FOF. Of course it was DELICIOUS, but my question is for a dark ride way would they have strobe lights on. It was really very light in there instead of how I thought it would be. Does anyone know why those lights are on? Still wonderful but would have been even better if those lights on the ceiling wouldn't have been there.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 12:19 PM
I noticed and wondered teh same thing but I think it made it even more intense, only coaster I have ever been afraid to put my ups up on, thought i was gonna hit everyone of those supports. I was told though that when it would be dark in there there is no way you would know what way was up.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 12:26 PM
It was 100 times better when it was pitch black. I literally had no clue what was happening. It was really great.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 1:04 PM
Let me ask you this:

Flight of Fear has four inversions. Two Sidewinders, a cutback, and a Corkscrew, if I remember correctly. Given the forces on that ride, if you couldn't see the inversions, could you identify them? I ask because the third inversion is really easy to miss with the lights *on*. With the lights off, you'd never know where you went!

Actually, I think it would be neat to ride that one sometime with the work-lights turned on, but that's just me...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 1:08 PM
It seems like when I rode in the first train of the day this year, it was very dark and really cool. But we quickley re-rode and it seemed like it was more lighted up. I think that the strobes weren't on the first ride, but the colored lights were. I liked it dark better.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 1:28 PM
Actually, the four inversions include one cobra roll (2 inversions) immediately followed by one sidewinder and then a corscrew at the end. It took me the longest time to notice that sidewinder. I had to have someone literally point it out to me on Jokers Jinx (I-Fan) and FoF (RCTFan)
jeremy

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Monday, July 23, 2001 1:30 PM
I noticed the Half loop on Joker and FOF so i dont know what your talking about but Dominion had strobes on this weekend to.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 1:57 PM

I was disappointed that it wasn't totally dark too. That is what I was expecting. It was still a great ride though. I wouldn't be surprised if the reason it is slightly lit is because there are so many head/hand choppers and that some fool might hit a support if it were totally dark.


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Monday, July 23, 2001 2:03 PM
I had the same problem. I went on it twice. The first time was great, very dark, with colored lights in the actual ride building. The second time, it was much lighter in there, and it really took away from the experience.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 2:04 PM
Wait a minute...

The only strobes on Flight of Fear are the camera flash in the launch tunnel. Everything else is just theatrical lighting in the barrel. Is that what you guys are talking about?

Jeremy: Cobra roll = Boomerang = Kamikaze Kurve = a pair of back to back Sidewinders. List 'em any way you like; they're all based on the same inversion element. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 2:33 PM
Well I tend to think of a sidewinder as half loop-half corkscrew. I dont really have a name for the reverse (half cork half loop) but when I think of sidewinder I only picture the first definition.

Chalk this one up to tah-MAY-toe / tah-MAH-toe ;)
jeremy

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"Nobody writes about the planes that land." Steve Salerno Washington Times 7-10-01
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Monday, July 23, 2001 4:14 PM
When I rode it in early may at PKI, it seemd pretty dark, but it was the only time ever and so far this year. All I remember is the camera and then the colored lights in the main part. I could see the track and supports, but I was so disoriented.

I knew the layout before I got on it (Joker's Jinx), but when I rode it, it seemed like we went through the boomerang in a mirrored version of Joker's Jinx. I mean enter on the right exit on the left. Kinda funny when think about how confused your directions get when your upside down.

BeastieBrent I thought that with the colored lights on. I am assuming that it was between the Boomerang and Sidewinder, or maybe after the Sidewinder. My friend yelled to me are we upside-down. I told him I had know idea I was seriously disoriented.

Very fun Ride.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 5:00 PM
When I came back into the station I could swear was at right angles to the track - I didn't know where I was!

When I rode it was a dark green and you could just about see where yo uwere going.

One thing, I didn't noticed any music in PKI, but there was in PKD - is this always the case?

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Monday, July 23, 2001 6:01 PM
When BeastieBrent and I rode it one of the work lights was on, Having myself ridden several times it was great to actually see the layout, the first time I rode it I had no Idea which way was up.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 6:33 PM
I still think they should cover the whole interior walls with mirrors and put in huge lights. Talk about disorienting.

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Joshua Wilcox
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Formerly the buzzer known as "SFA"
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Monday, July 23, 2001 7:12 PM

RideMan said:
"Actually, I think it would be neat to ride that one sometime with the work-lights turned on, but that's just me..."
It's funny you mention that, Dave, because I was one train away from doing just that at PKD. They had just opened the ride and we happened to be standing there, so we got in line. Because at the time, with the OTSR's, we knew sitting outside of the front seat was lethal, we waited one train for it instead of another row. The first train launches, and sure enough, I notice I can see the far wall of the barrel with the lights on. I even saw the train go by.

I was excited, as I was dying to see the inside of the building. I had just been on Jokers' Jinx not 48 hours before, but it didn't matter. We board the train, and five seconds before launch, the lights are turned off. I was kind of pissed, because already that weekend I was on the SFA Superman chain break and what appeared to be some kind of setup on Escape from Pompeii at BGW. I wanted to "break" one more ride that weekend in some fashion!

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Monday, July 23, 2001 7:18 PM
I just rode flight of fear at pkd, and it was incredible! Smoother in the front. I am glad that there are lap bars.

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Monday, September 10, 2001 3:30 PM
When I rod ein 98 is was piych dark except for some thattrical stuff and I swear an exit sign.
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Monday, September 10, 2001 4:44 PM
I've only ridden FOF once (back in its head bashing days)... I don't remember much of the layout because I was too concerned at the time that my ears might start bleeding, but is it similar to Joker's Jinx at SFA?

*** This post was edited by KicksTheSky on 9/10/2001. ***

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Monday, September 10, 2001 4:50 PM
Same ride....'cept one is inside, and one is outside:)
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