Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:54 PM | Contributed by Dane186
Dark red B&M steel track began arriving at Kings Island, with three sections of track sitting at the construction site on the former Swan Lake location. KIExtreme.com has photos of the track, along with even more footers currently being poured near the railroad tracks.
KICentral.com added photos to their photo gallery featuring construction work of the 2009 coaster in Rivertown. Also added were aerial shots of the Batavia Plant that manufactures B&M track.
There is also a new article about local grocery superstore Jungle Jims getting their monorail ready for operation. The monorail used to be Kings Island Wild Animal Safari ride from 1974 to 1993.
Link: Kings Island Central
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:18 PM
With track already arriving and obvious clearing and early construction taking place, does anyone else think this ride is going to be very good? I'm getting the feeling KI has a big winner here. I'm glad to see KI is getting a big steel coaster. It's going to be a very nice addition to their line-up. I haven't been to KI for a few year now but now I am for sure going to visit next summer. Provided gas isn't 20 a gallon by then and if Bush comes full circle, thats not out of the realm of possibility.
El Gato Coastro
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 3:35 PM
If Behemoth is any indication, it will be pretty damnn good.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 3:49 PM
It's big. It's steel. It's coming.
The email they sent to me has an animal like eye.
Pagoda Gift Shop
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 3:59 PM
I think the "Mustang" name is out. My bet is on something "dragonish".
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 4:17 PM
When I first heard about the ride in 2006 I was told it would have the same name (and train design) as Wonderland's: Behemoth.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 7:13 PM
I am excited. :)
Revenge of the Flying Eagles. ;)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:49 PM
Later they'll realize that Flying Eagles don't take revenge and they decide to name it Return of the Flying Eagles.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:20 PM
Nice to see the Monorail finally "reopening". That store sounds like a really cool attraction all its own.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:53 PM
Maybe "Revenge" involves Flyer tubs suspended from overhead track......wait, that might actually make one hell of a ride. *checks with patent office*
I'll be paying the monorail a visit as well. :)
Thursday, July 24, 2008 7:13 AM
Well, if has a dragon-like eye, how about "Komodo?"
Thursday, July 24, 2008 12:49 PM
Winston: What does the early construction have to do with the quality of the ride?
Friday, July 25, 2008 8:30 AM
Cream colored supports are now on site as well.