Kings Island new Coaster 2014

Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:30 PM
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"The first female-inspired thrill ride at a Cedar Fair Entertainment amusement park"?

They think there's someone out there thinking "4,124 feet of track? Meh. Seven inversions? Meh. First female-inspired thrill ride? Oh. My. God!"


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Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:30 PM

I can hear it now...

"That's what SHE said!"

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:32 PM

It is a beautiful roller coaster...

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:36 PM

I dunno, slithernoggin. Fraulein Schwabinchen always gave me a thrill or two...


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Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:39 PM
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You just liked looking up her skirt.


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Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:39 PM

This ride looks great and is everything I hoped for. The placement of the coaster with the first couple of elements near the midway will be stunning. The race to the bottom of that small valley will be thrilling, allowing for increasing speed and larger elements as we go rather than smaller. The crowning achievement here is the twist at the end. It will be the perfect transition from low elevation back to the higher elevation of the brake run without the B&M end-of-the-layout letdown we've seen recently. And all without a MCB.

The colors are fun, with a vibrant track and supports but also what looks like a more subdued silver green train. I hope those wing coaster style restraints are comfortable for everyone.

I can't wait to ride it.

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Friday, August 9, 2013 12:13 AM

The more I watch the POV's and videos, the more I think the layout and pacing look incredible. This is the B&M that I loved so much in 1994, and it could potentially dethrone Raptor as my favorite invert. I'm most relieved that there isn't the oddly-placed MCBR and lackluster second half found in many of B&M's recent 3-train designs. Banshee was an excellent selection for KI, and it'll surely be a hit.

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Friday, August 9, 2013 12:22 AM
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James Whitmore said:

KI will be #2 in total inversions at 25.

SMH.

Anywho, I hope they name a train "Siouxsie."


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Friday, August 9, 2013 1:34 AM
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RCMAC said:

The colors are fun, with a vibrant track and supports but also what looks like a more subdued silver green train.

The colors are something out of RCT2. Magenta? It's like B&M was selecting from the same 32 color set. At least it's recreatable though!

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Friday, August 9, 2013 11:06 AM
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Lord Gonchar said:

Ahem...some of us had it right all along. Right, Tek?

You did miss on the corkscrew into the brakes prediction, though... :-p


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Friday, August 9, 2013 12:01 PM
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I'm chalking it up to overthinking it. The initial assesment was dead on.

I read the blueprints 100% correctly...

...then later I looked again.

But to tie it back in to the misdirection and silly games - within four hours of the blueprint link you had a 100% accurate breakdown of the layout right in front of you along with the coaster type and name from four months earlier.

And still people were questioning it. It blows my mind.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Friday, August 9, 2013 12:03 PM
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Friday, August 9, 2013 1:45 PM
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bjames said:
The colors are something out of RCT2. Magenta? It's like B&M was selecting from the same 32 color set.

I'm pretty sure B&M doesn't pick the colors.


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Friday, August 9, 2013 1:54 PM
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Not true, they have a preset menu that comes up during construction. They used to be able to make the rails, spine, and supports all different colors, as well as each row on the trains, but now the train all has to be one color and now the rails and spine are the same color, with the ties a different color and the supports a different color too.

And Kings Island can import their own scenery around the ride now.


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Friday, August 9, 2013 2:08 PM
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Did they install Loopy Landscapes?


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Monday, August 12, 2013 11:48 PM

I agree Banshee will be a grand slam for Kings Island. The elevation change giving the top speed to the second half of the ride and also the largest elements it appears makes this very unique and should be very satisfying. I bet there will be a significant air temperature change from midway level to the back second half. And the switch from high speed ground hugging elements to high flying flips and swoops seems like it will work really well for a finish also. I love it.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:42 AM
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Instead of the traditional flatspin/corkscrew to end the ride, there is a heartline roll. Has there ever been one of those on a B&M invert? If so, where?

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:49 AM
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The only other B&M listed with a heartline is Hydra... (the Jojo roll, apparently). http://rcdb.com/2528.htm

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:14 PM
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That makes sense, I couldn't think of any off the top of my head. It will also be the first invert with a loop around the lift if I am not mistaken.

According to rcdb, Banshee will be 2:40 in ride time. Compare that to 3:10 for Alpengeist. I think what that means is speed with less filler. Banshee really doesn't have any straight, meandering sections of track.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:50 PM

I can't tell from the layout picture...when does the big drop occur?

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 2:19 PM
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After the zero-g roll. It hits its low point (and reaches top speed) at the bottom of the pretzel twist.


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