New Kings Island coaster?

Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:17 PM


Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:20 PM

This coaster's drop will be identical to Prowler's. I can't wait to see if the coaster dips under the railway.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:28 PM

Prowler is one of my favorite coasters. I'm proudly wearing my Prowler T-shirt at the park for the announcement.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:04 PM

I watched a youtube video of Prowler and it looks like a lamer version of The Beast. Though Beast is my favorite coaster pretty much ever and when I watched it on Youtube before riding it, it looked lame too. Just seems weird that they would do another wooden coaster when they already have the best one ever! They tried to compete with The Beast before and it's already gone. Excited to see what they have planned either way!

Last edited by Nicole Wood, Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:05 PM
Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:18 PM

I'm sorry I can't be there with you this year, Dale. Stuck working at the State Fair.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:28 PM

I remember back when I saw Maverick's POV for the first time I thought it looked boring. Now it's my favorite coaster. Now I know that the only way to really judge a coaster is to ride it.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:30 PM

Any good airtime on Prowler?

Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:09 PM

Yes good, even good "sideways airtime"

Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:15 PM

So it is indeed a lamer version of The Beast? I guess I should save my judgement until I ride it.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:19 PM

I never considered a comparison of the two. They may both be wooden coasters, but after that it's apples/oranges. One is not "lamer" than the other.

If I had to say anything pre-announcement, it would be that Prowler and this new ride will have similarities.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:37 PM

Looks boring and short. I also don't get the part about what's in the shed. Also a terrible name. Not to mention King Island really botched that live feed.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:30 PM

Based on layout it seems like the shed is maybe a drop section or just some sort of show. Looks like you exit at the same height you enter, though a little hard to tell.

I think the ride looks like a fun little GCI, and makes good use of terrain, but it's kind of an odd choice for that park. The beast has that woody race through the woods vibe covered already.

I can't wait to see what RMC does with it.

Friday, July 29, 2016 12:55 AM

I love this choice for the park. They finally have a wooden coaster that has ejector airtime! (No, the racer is not ejector, it's floater at best.) I think this is the perfect fit for the park, and they don't have anything similar, and prowler is absolutely kick ass.

Friday, July 29, 2016 1:07 AM

This looks amazing to me as it's chock full of my absolute favorite coaster element: Low to the ground speed! It looks to hold a constant high speed through most of the ride, with the trees providing an extra sensation of speed, and without all of the slow down - speed up of taller hills. This is one of the reasons I love Raven so much.

Friday, July 29, 2016 1:12 AM

Also, because no one else has done it yet:

Last edited by Tommytheduck, Friday, July 29, 2016 1:22 AM
Friday, July 29, 2016 2:40 AM

Iceman3 said:

Looks boring and short.

One less person in line in front of me.

Friday, July 29, 2016 2:51 AM

I think it will be a perfect addition to the park. Also, keep in mind that this is more or less the replacement woodie for Son of Beast. In that capacity, it should be a rousing success. Can't wait to get back to Mason to find out.

Friday, July 29, 2016 2:58 AM

Let's get down to the real point. It's the first wooden coaster being built in the state in 17 years.

Excited you bet I am. It's also a GCI, which is a first for Ohio. I can't wait.

Btw, both of the wooden coasters built in 2000 are now torn down. I see this one lasting much longer.

Friday, July 29, 2016 8:04 AM

I will be there to ride it next spring as long as its not another lightning rod fiasco.

Friday, July 29, 2016 8:10 AM

I am excited and can't wait to ride. This should be a nice addition to the park and should be a fun ride. I am taken back by the ones who think this is going to boring, for you I hope it is. One last person standing in line!


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