Kings Dominion's 2010 Coaster

Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:55 AM
john peck's avatar

You know, Moosh, when it comes to subtle hints, I think both you and Paula Werne lead the pack! :)

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Sunday, June 14, 2009 2:10 AM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar

Hehe, I like this game. Just guess things off of Intamin's website right? It's a half-pipe! It's a motorbike! It's a flying islands!

And for the record, it seems that building something "original" and "innovative" this decade means it has a 50/50 chance of being a success or a colossal failure. (See KD's recent history for details)

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Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:56 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

I occasionally suffer from the same problem that Paula always suffers from: people read into everything said looking for hints. Fact is not a single person working for a park -- and this includes Paula -- has ever given me one piece of advance info on a new attraction. And I've never asked them for any.

When it comes to predicing new rides what at it really boils down to is this: 1. be observant, and 2. don't think like an enthusiast.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009 8:51 PM

2. don't think like an enthusiast.

Depends on the enthusiast.


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Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:07 PM

Red track? At a Cedar Fair park? I never would have guessed that.

So what is the double spine for? Could it be for longer spacing in between support columns?

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Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:16 PM
crazy horse's avatar

It almost looks like this....

http://www.rcdb.com/ig750.htm?picture=8

One can only hope :)

Unfortunatley, it kinda looks like this as well...

http://www.rcdb.com/ig748.htm?picture=3

Last edited by crazy horse, Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:33 PM

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:53 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Those double spines are side by side. The track at KD have spines that are stacked.


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Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:13 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Brian Noble said: Depends on the enthusiast.

True. Perhaps I should have said, "Don't think like a fanboy"?

Last edited by Mamoosh, Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:13 PM
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Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:38 PM

The cross ties on the KD track are pretty much level with the rails. Similar to Intamin triangular track.

http://www.kdfansite.com/gallery/albums/P10/day12/IMG_2450_%28Large%29.JPG


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Monday, June 15, 2009 7:28 AM

Has anybody seen any train pix go by?


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Monday, June 15, 2009 9:03 AM

Although I am not an engineer, I would instinctively think that the double spine would be indicative of a higher "stress load" than a regular track design.

Being such, it seems that the G's would be pretty intense, probably too intense for the GP.

The flanges on the end of the spines also indicate that a set of wheels will not be riding it as well.

I am curious to see what it ends up being.


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Monday, June 15, 2009 11:18 AM
crazy horse's avatar

From what I hear, there is track just like this being instaled over in Abu Dhabi at a park called "Ferrari Experience".

Here is the website... http://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/

Here is the info that rcdb has... http://www.rcdb.com/pd1774.htm


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I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Monday, June 15, 2009 12:39 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

According to First Drop, the coaster at Ferrari Experience is from Intamin.

Hopman asked "Has anybody seen any train pix go by?"

Patience, patience! Track and supports just started arriving...trains won't arrive until the majority of vertical construction is finished. In fact I wouldn't expect to see trains on-site until next year.

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Monday, June 15, 2009 3:12 PM

Mamoosh said:
According to First Drop, the coaster at Ferrari Experience is from Intamin.

Hopman asked "Has anybody seen any train pix go by?"

Patience, patience! Track and supports just started arriving...trains won't arrive until the majority of vertical construction is finished. In fact I wouldn't expect to see trains on-site until next year.

Not always the case, I remember the OL FOF trains were on site when the footers were just being poured. I think its random when trains arrive for coasters.


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Monday, June 15, 2009 3:53 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

One example doesn't make a trend. Methinks FOF is the exception, not the rule.

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Monday, June 15, 2009 4:12 PM

Whatever it is, and whoever it is built by, I think this will be big...

I visited KD many times in my youth, all under Paramount ownership... and all I can say is: things got old... It's good to see that KD is starting to get some bigger and better coasters will be able to compete hard again.


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Monday, June 15, 2009 4:57 PM

^^I disagree...I think Kings Island was the more deserving park, and that KD sans the 2010 coaster is still A LOT better than KI sans Diamondback!!

If Diamondback was Behemoth my opinion might be different, but as it stands now, KD with some sort of Intamin rocket/hyper is blowing KI out of the water, unfortunately! (since KI is my home park)

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Monday, June 15, 2009 5:00 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

It's not launched, so that rules out an Intamin Rocket. And it won't be 200 feet tall, so that rules out an Intamin Hyper.

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Monday, June 15, 2009 7:46 PM

^^Ok, 300 feet so it's an Intamin Giga!! ;)

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Monday, June 15, 2009 7:52 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Ummm...yeah. Sure. Ok. Riiiiiiight. LOL.

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