Long walk to the Beast this year

Monday, April 14, 2008 6:29 PM
Looks like the walk back to the Beast this year is going to be a bit longer. Swan Lake is also absent from this year's map.

http://www.visitkingsisland.com/DOCs/08ki_parkmap.pdf

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Monday, April 14, 2008 7:06 PM
Let the B&M hyper coaster talk begin. I hope the rumors are true. I feel that Kings Island is missing an airtime monster ride, and hopefully that is what is being built.
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Monday, April 14, 2008 8:14 PM
I'm hoping its good enough to get me back.
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Monday, April 14, 2008 8:49 PM
At first I couldn't see the problem, but then I went back to the 2007 map and it looks like they've paved or filled in the lake/pond behind Backlot Stunt Coaster and removed the path as well.

So your two options are to either walk around Backlot Stunt Coaster and take a left into Rivertown, or take a right at The Eiffel Tower and take a left in Nickelodeon Universe. Both options involve a lot of backtracking.

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Monday, April 14, 2008 9:33 PM
Here are some photos of what the area looks like now! They appear to be well under way with the dirt moving.

http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/kirbias/

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Monday, April 14, 2008 11:34 PM
I think the rumors might actually have some merit...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:43 AM
Rumors smoomers! It's practically been announced...practically.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 9:22 AM
Maybe their bringing back multiple flyers!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:02 AM
As far as amusement park design goes, forcing the flow around a circle is supposed to be the 'right way' to do it, yes? I know that its a bit inconvenient, but no big deal. I wonder if you'll be able to take the path to the left of the little amphatheatre/stage?

I don't see how a hyper would fit there. The station & queue, maybe. But the rest of the ride would have to cross a pathway and go somewhere else. (or is that a "duh?")

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:27 AM
Great. They removed some of the only water left in the park. Make way for more asphalt like CP.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:54 AM
I have concerns about the pond dissapearing as well. I am hoping it's just a temproary drain through construction... much like the lagoon drain for Mantis at CP years ago.

And perhaps I am reading way too much into it, but it looks like on the park map that the artist left some spacial area between Beast and the Crypt.

If indeed it's the much rumored B&M hyper, this is forshadowing for an addition to next year's park map.

Shaggy

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:05 PM
I'm personally a big fan of asphalt. I like concrete even more though. The amount of trees that have been spared is a little concerning. I would much rather have a short walk to Beast than a stupid 225' B&M in the middle of the park.

;)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:05 PM

Soggy said:
I don't see how a hyper would fit there. The station & queue, maybe. But the rest of the ride would have to cross a pathway and go somewhere else. (or is that a "duh?")

The rumored design leaves the park and goes into the woods similar to what The Best does.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:50 PM
Kings Island has a significant amount of wooded/undeveloped land on which to build. They could build numerous hypers on their land making them "disappear into the woods".
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:55 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I'm not exactly on top of all the rumors like I used to be.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:56 PM

super7* said:
Great. They removed some of the only water left in the park. Make way for more asphalt like CP.
OMG!!!111 its not gonna be liek Charmland!!!1

Did you ever think... and stop me if you've heard this one... that they drained the water and have to put it back when they're done? You know, things like wetland requirements, drainage and such.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:57 PM

Shaggy said:
I have concerns about the pond dissapearing as well. I am hoping it's just a temproary drain through construction... much like the lagoon drain for Mantis at CP years ago.

And perhaps I am reading way too much into it, but it looks like on the park map that the artist left some spacial area between Beast and the Crypt.

If indeed it's the much rumored B&M hyper, this is forshadowing for an addition to next year's park map.

Shaggy


With the exception of changing the name to The Crypt, that area on the map is exactly the same as it was on last year's map, and most likely all previous maps since TR:TR was installed in 2002. I don't have any of my pre-2007 maps handy right now, but I'll check later.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:19 PM

super7* said:
Great. They removed some of the only water left in the park. Make way for more asphalt like CP.

Get over it. It's a contruction zone. Wait until they are done with the work they are doing! OMG, no trees! Give me a break.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:44 PM
I too was worried about the reflection pand at Knott's when they built Silver Bullet. But alas, it did return.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 2:04 PM

OhioStater said:
Kings Island has a significant amount of wooded/undeveloped land on which to build. They could build numerous hypers on their land making them "disappear into the woods".
Hyper coasters don't disappear into the woods unless you build them in a redwood forest.

And even if they did build one out in the woods it would require the removal of several trees.

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