Newspaper asserts that new Kings Island attraction will be, wait for it, a roller coaster

Posted Friday, August 2, 2013 8:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The secret is out: Kings Island’s new “world record-breaking” attraction is a roller coaster.

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Friday, August 2, 2013 9:44 AM

Lies!

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Friday, August 2, 2013 9:52 AM

Anybody else wonder about the part of the article that says the new roller coaster designer also designed The Beast?

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Friday, August 2, 2013 10:02 AM

Yeah, I found that interesting too. The Jeff Gramke mentioned in the article was one of the people who designed the Beast.

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Friday, August 2, 2013 11:31 AM

...and I thought Tyler was going out on a limb with his predictions!

Last edited by rollergator, Friday, August 2, 2013 11:31 AM
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Friday, August 2, 2013 11:35 AM

Jeff Gramke, the park’s manager of facilities, engineering and construction, drew the zoning plans filed with the city of Mason.

The new coaster’s designer also created The Beast, which has held the record as the world’s longest wooden roller coaster – and has remained on the list of the world’s top wooden coasters – since it was built in 1979.

A little misleading, there. Gramke drew the zoning plans filed with the city of Mason. He didn't design the coaster. He might have had the initial ideas of the ride and given them to B&M, but that probably requires just a little bit less work than designing a coaster on RCT3. lol

What a stupid news story. At least they got the leaked layout right.

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Friday, August 2, 2013 11:43 AM

Yeah, I figure Gramke is kind of like their version of John Wardley.

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Friday, August 2, 2013 4:30 PM

Anyone see this slideshow video thing?: http://news.cincinnati.com/videonetwork/2579797583001?odyssey=mod|tvideo2|article

Is that the actual layout of the new ride or just some filler graphic?

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Friday, August 2, 2013 4:38 PM

That's the actual layout. You should come join the conversation over in the other topic.

Last edited by LostKause, Friday, August 2, 2013 4:38 PM
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Saturday, August 3, 2013 10:45 PM

The article also mentions that Cedar Fair trademarked the name "Banshee" last April. I think trade marking "Red Herring" as a ride name would have been better.

Last edited by 0g, Saturday, August 3, 2013 10:48 PM
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Sunday, August 4, 2013 11:32 AM

Iceman3 said:

Anybody else wonder about the part of the article that says the new roller coaster designer also designed The Beast?

So maybe it's a wooden coaster? I'm just guessing.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 11:38 AM

Maybe the theme of this year's Halloween event is REAL zombies. They brought Charles Dinn and John Allen back from the dead to design the new coaster, and they will be the guests of honor at the unveiling Thursday night.

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Monday, August 5, 2013 1:18 PM

I just read the enquirer article. What was the point of that? It really didn't say much about the ride at all. The only thing the article did was point out Cedar fairs other record breaking rides. All Cedar Fair needs is the glitter crown and sash, and the title of America's coaster queen. Because coaster queens never reveal their secrets.

I have a feeling, with the new craze of better wooden looping coasters, I would think that it would be something like that. That being with the talk of the beast designer, and all. I wonder if they are going to give the Beast the Hades treatment, and call it a new coaster.

I for one, would much rather have an inverted coaster. Something the park doesn't already have. Though, with Canada's Wonderland, it could be yet another hyper coaster. Which they don't need.

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Monday, August 5, 2013 1:22 PM
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Monday, August 5, 2013 1:22 PM

I wonder if they are going to give the Beast the Hades treatment, and call it a new coaster.

Not happening.

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Monday, August 5, 2013 1:26 PM

I hope not. But, it happened with Hades, and if they wanted to break records, adding inversions to the beast, would certainly do it. And having the designer of the beast involved in the project, seems suspect.

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Monday, August 5, 2013 1:27 PM
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Monday, August 5, 2013 1:29 PM

They dont need to do anything to the Beast. That is extremely popular (Fastlane+ only ride,) high capacity (3 trains,) and the mag trims have made it easier to maintain. It is the signature ride of the park, they arent going to change it.

To put it into something you might understand that would be akin to MAdv doing the same treatment to Timbers.

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Monday, August 5, 2013 1:46 PM

I think if they added inversions to Timbers it would be sweet. They could take out that swoop turn, and add a dive turn into the loop, to connect to the rest of the ride, and remove the trick-track, and put in a barrel roll.

Though I am not saying they are going to do anything with the beast, it just with throwing the beast name in there, and the designer of the beast, and breaking records, it just seems like adding barrel rolls to the ride would break a lot of records. It's already the longest wooden roller coaster in the world, the next title would be the longest looping wooden coaster in the world.

But, building a similar ride from scratch would do the same. Though it would probably cost a lot more money. Something similar to Outlaw Run, or Hades360. I'll bet that's what it will be. It would also give them back their wooden looping coaster, and with the record breaking thing, most likely a ride with more inversions than Outlaw Run. They just have to manage not to screw it up this time. (a poke at Son of beast)

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Monday, August 5, 2013 1:57 PM
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Monday, August 5, 2013 2:10 PM

Sigh.

I give up.

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Monday, August 5, 2013 2:31 PM

You should. It's a bottomless sar-chasm.

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