Kings Island announces Firehawk, the former X-Flight from Geauga Lake

Posted Monday, February 5, 2007 11:27 PM | Contributed by lumpy72

Firehawk, which offers riders the sensation of flying, face-down, along 3,340 feet of track with five inversions, was named X-Flight in its previous incarnation at Geauga Lake, an amusement park south of Cleveland that is now a sister park to Kings Island in the Cedar Fair system. X-Flight, made by Vekoma International, opened at Geauga Lake in 2001 when the park was Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 12:15 AM
The new colors sound nice, but the name...
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 1:11 AM
Cedar Fair likes Hawks lol. The colors do sound pretty cool though. The logo looks neat too IMO.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 4:09 AM
Sawblade5's avatar The only question I have is; Will Firestone let them use that name as they own the Trademark to that name for thier line of tires?
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 6:18 AM
Fun's avatar Owning a trade mark does not limit the name from being used in other unrelated industries. For example, if I wanted to trademark Kingda Ka, I could do so as long as my company was not entertainment or amusement related.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 9:23 AM
ALL CEDAR FAIR DOES IS WORSHIP CEDAR FREAKING POINT AND THE PARKS IN THEIR CHAIN THAT MAKE LOTS OF MONEY. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THEM BEING SO GREEDY AND HORRIBLE AND NEGLECTING OTHER PARKS BY NOT GIVING THEM A RIDE THAT HAS A NAME THAT ENDS IN HAWK!!!!!11111111oneoneonewunwununo

-CO

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 10:25 AM
I prefer the name Firehawk over X-Flight.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 11:13 AM
People will still be calling it X-Flight while waiting in line and people that will be like "This ride is called X-Flight, I thought it was Firehawk?" I know I will be calling it both.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 11:36 AM
I liked the colors and name of X-Flight better. It would have saved moeny on paint, signs, and merchandise to keep it the same but I guess guests would then realize it was the same ride.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 2:34 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar ^^ How many people will actually have known it as x-flight, though? Very few people will probably know (in spite of the press release) and even fewer will care.

Case in point, how many people call Borg "Stealth"?

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 2:43 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar I like Firehawk, but X-Flight definately would have fit in better with FOF and a space theme.

Can someone please explain to me how the duel station works? I'm completely cluless on the subject but it seems interesting.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 3:07 PM
^There is a small rotating piece of track that corresponds to either station on either end of the station. So, if the train needs to go the left station (to the operator's right), it has track that swivels from right to left. If it needs to go to the other station, the track flips over with track that swivels from left to right (to the operator's left). It's very quiet and happens quite quickly.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 3:15 PM
rollergator's avatar ^^^how many people call Borg "Stealth"?

At least one...I haven't ridden it since it moved close to home. :)

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 9:20 PM
Andy, it's a bit different then that, We aren't talking opposite sides of the country here. We are talking about two well known parks in the state of Ohio.

People in the Middle can easiliy visit either park with no problem and they do.

Heck people still swear that Magnum is being sold to King's Island.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 1:44 AM
Hmm.... surprised it took them this long to Drop Paramount from KI.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:37 AM
I live in the middle between Cedar Point & KI. I live 2 hours either way from either of them & I go to both of them every summer. :)
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Saturday, February 17, 2007 1:29 PM
Sheikrafanatic's avatar Well some of you are that lucky that you live in between both parks. If I want to go to CP or KI its a 5-6 hour drive either way.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 4:48 PM
wish paramount's great america got stealth back.
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