King Island announces... well, you know

Posted Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:44 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Following today's trend around Cedar Fair, Kings Island announces WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall swing tower built by Mondial.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:50 PM

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Wacky Waving WindSeeker Arm Flailing Thrill Ride
Wacky Waving WindSeeker Arm Flailing Thrill Ride

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Last edited by Tekwardo, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:51 PM
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:55 PM

^ +1

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:56 PM

Clint - well done. :)

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 2:57 PM

Thus solidifying the Cedar Fair brand name!

Right Jeff?

~Rob

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 3:08 PM

When does Charmland announce?

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 3:08 PM

This one is going near Vortex's exit. Sounds like it might go in Flight Commander's former spot. Anybody else think that is kinda weird? I mean, they look kinda the same.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 3:12 PM

I really miss Flight Commander.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:10 PM

New for Charmland in 2011. A TIRE SWING over a creek. Count me in!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:17 PM

It's not going in flight commanders old spot. It's going between vortex and the racer turn around. They already have it marked on the kings island map as seen here...

http://www.visitkingsisland.com/public/park/rides/thrill_rides/windseeker.cfm

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:24 PM

There goes my secret bathroom for a #2 at KI :( now that I no longer know anyone who lives at the Falls.

Last edited by tigellinus, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:26 PM
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:06 PM

And the generated video clearly shows the ride in the spot once occupied by Flight Commander. I can't imagine it going anywhere else, and that spot has been void of a large attraction for years now. The perfect spot. So there's a mistake somewhere.

I'm dismayed that both parks in Ohio are getting one, but otherwise I think it's a great move, the rides will each get a lot of attention, and they will be good for business overall I'm sure. I can't wait to ride one and I guess I'll have my pick. KI's is closer to the house.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:33 PM

It DOES look like where FC used to be in the video...and it IS weird they look similar.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:01 PM

"Now, wasn't somebody killed on that ride?" I can just hear it now! Maybe they've re-thought the location...

Each ride throughout the chain is interestingly, if not creatively placed. The one at CP will have a spectacular location positioned partially "on" the beach with (literally) sweeping views of the lake and the park.

I'll have to look closely, but I have the impression of the land by the Vortex exit as being rather lowland, and I can't imagine expanding the park that direction - at best it's a deadend. I still think the FC spot is it.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:16 PM

Tekwardo said:
Wacky Waving WindSeeker Arm Flailing Thrill Ride

Post of the year. I'm still laughing.

+1

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:44 PM

If you can see through all of the trees it will give a cool view of Beast.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:48 PM

I seem to recall hearing a lot of reminiscing about Flight Commander by other participants at Coasting for Kids at Kings Island a few weeks ago. I may have heard someone say that a ride similar to Flight Commander was returning in that spot someday. Now it all makes sense.

Don't be dismayed RCMAC. Cedar Point and Kings Island have a lot of the same kind of flat rides. Flat rides are not something that have to be unique to any one park, imho.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:51 PM

Yeah, it's the Flight Commander location. Too early to tell if they're reusing the old pad and queue, though.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:55 PM

Sorry to double post...

Here is a Bing image of the area that the ride will be built. I can't seem to fit it into the area between the Vortex exit and the Racer turn around as well as I can fit it where Flight Commander used to sit.

EDIT - Well never mind. That link doesn't take you directly where I intended it to take you. I suppose you'll have to find it yourself. :(

Last edited by LostKause, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:58 PM
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:07 PM

http://a.imageshack.us/img837/8058/screenshot20100824at706.png

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