Kings Island new Coaster 2014

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:55 PM
rollergator's avatar

Gonch's artwork looks like any other dinosaur to me...the long neck hints at a Sauropod.

New for 2014: Dinosaurs Expand!

Last edited by rollergator, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:56 PM
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:56 PM

*chuckling* Love this, thanks, Lord Gonchar.

Does anyone have any guesses on when Cedar Fair will announce this new ride? Is there a special event scheduled in June?

Leviathan was announced on August 18th. Gatekeeper on August 13th.

Given that the construction on the site has started so early, would the announcement be pushed back or is there a tradition to how Cedar Fair does these things?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:10 PM
matt.'s avatar

It will probably be announced in mid-August like most CF announcements.

It will likely be pretty clear what it is well before that.

People will likely deny what it obviously is right up to the announcement.

See also, Leviathan, TTD, Tomb Raider....

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:15 PM

Traditionally, Decker won't be there planning AFTER a new project has started unless they're planning a few years down the road. He does show up during construction, but at that point everything is planned and scheduled. If anything they were going over progress.

Also, if he was challenged by Ouimet AFTER Gatekeeper, then it certainly is not the current construction project.

If he was there with some form of plans for the current project, it is more likely cosmetic plans than technical drawings.

RIP Geauga Lake 1888-2007
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:16 PM
Jeff's avatar

Gosh, maybe we should all go to BeastBuzz.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:19 PM

Imagine the timing.

RIP Geauga Lake 1888-2007
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:27 PM

I'm probably going to be a coasterbuzz club next year, but it would be cool to go to Beastbuzz.

There should be an ERT event at Michigan Adventures, for Timber-Rider's sake. Call it Timberbuzz.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:48 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

Aren't they still doing Timbersfest?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:01 PM

I think that ended two years ago, and caused a local chiropractor to go bankrupt.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:25 AM

Was that an isult on Shivering Timbers?

Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:01 AM

I don't know, was it?

Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:24 PM

"If you really like something, you'll want more of it." So a 308' tall green B&M giga coaster, similar to Leviathan? I guess a green Banshee is better than a purple, yellow and red Mantis.

I rode Diamondback a few times in 2011. It seemed to have a good amount of B&M 'rattle' in the pull-outs. Is this due to the staggered seating? Do Leviathan and Behemoth have rattle?

Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:24 PM

Behemoth was the first b&m with staggered seating. Leviathon doesnt have the staggeration, though.

To me, Intimidator Carowinds is very un-shaky. It has staggered seating. Raging Bull is an example of a four seater with shaky-ness. It doesn't matter about the seats.

Last edited by Tyler Boes, Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:24 PM
Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:50 PM
LostKause's avatar

I briefly spoke with Don Helbig this morning while walking to Diamondback for an early ride. After a few words of greetings, I asked him, "Can you tell me anything about-" and then I stopped. I then finished with, "Of course you can't, but maybe a clue or something?"

He replied with, "No... I can say is that we are building something for King's Island's future."

I said, "You're really good!" lol

So something is coming. That's all I could find out at the park today. lol

Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:07 PM
kpjb's avatar

Well, that clears everything up.


Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:48 PM
rollergator's avatar

So it's either a Tardis or a DeLorean?

Friday, May 24, 2013 1:49 AM
StLCPfan's avatar

No, both of those can go both into the past as well as the future. If it's for Kings Islands' future, it must be a Farnsworth machine that can only go into the future.

Friday, May 24, 2013 11:06 PM

I emailed KI about giving me info on their new coaster. Hopefully they give me good hints.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 12:24 AM

Would you mind sharing the email you sent them? If I emailed them about a new ride, I would have sent something like, "I work for a company contracted for construction of your new ride, but I can't remember what it was called and my coworkers keep teasing me about it. If you could direct me to the persons in charge, I can get this cleared up. Thanks." Because that will undoubtedly get me all the information about the ride. :)

Not to be a naysayer, but they won't tell you anything in an email that can be copied and pasted all over the internet.

RIP Geauga Lake 1888-2007
Saturday, May 25, 2013 12:47 AM
sirloindude's avatar

Tyler, after that, you should e-mail the Department of Defense about Area 51.

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