PKI 2009

Monday, November 19, 2007 9:08 AM
WTN: What? Get a CF park to stop playing 80s music? Are you serious? :)

NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.

Monday, November 19, 2007 9:09 AM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar I have a hard time believing that they would build the lift hill/first drop AND the finale turnaround directly over the Rivertown midway. Just think of how awful that will look.

Say goodbye to any and all Rivertown ambience.

*** Edited 11/19/2007 2:10:21 PM UTC by Pagoda Gift Shop***

Monday, November 19, 2007 10:59 AM
matt.'s avatar ^If done right it could add to the ambiance, I think. A nice rustic station, brown/rust color track and supports, maybe some new trees and water features in the queue like the old Beast queue. I think it's certainly doable, it's just a matter of will.
Monday, November 19, 2007 11:17 AM
Millennium Force goes right through Frontier Trail. Besides, if it's a B&M, look how few supports are on Behemoth. It's impact at ground level could be minimal if trees are left in the area.
Monday, November 19, 2007 11:19 AM
I don't have high hopes for KI improving the ambiance. Their track record isn't the best out there.
Monday, November 19, 2007 11:57 AM
I think these "little spaces in the layout" that people are talking about are actually just smeared ink on the page it was printed on.

GCI Coasters + Millennium Flyer Trains = Love!


Monday, November 19, 2007 12:25 PM
I have a hard time believing they'll build directly on top of the pond (lake?) like that.

I'll believe it when I see it.

- DJ

"When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it's always twenty years behind the times." - Mark Twain

Monday, November 19, 2007 3:21 PM
Well, over at KICentral, they seem to believe it will be built and I get the feeling they believe Screamscape knows what they are talking about (roll eyes). And, how they are correct most of the time.

I said Screamscape is full of it, but they seem to take it nearly as the gospel of coasterdom.

I say wait until the official announcement. I like speculating too, but I wouldn't take Screamscape's word for considering how horrible their track record is.

Monday, November 19, 2007 3:51 PM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar Looking at some of the other B&M hypers from satellites, the layout for KI seems to be a bit too large scale. It's pretty massive compared to any other hyper.
Monday, November 19, 2007 4:07 PM
How does it seem to massive? It isnt massive when it is 5,000 and 225 feet long. Look at these that are either taller or longer.

Raging Bull is longer

Nitro is alot longer

Behemoth is taller and longer

Timbers crew 08

Monday, November 19, 2007 6:37 PM
matt.'s avatar

Coasterbuzzer said:
I say wait until the official announcement. I like speculating too, but I wouldn't take Screamscape's word for considering how horrible their track record is.

The source isn't Screamscape.

Monday, November 19, 2007 7:33 PM

Cedar "Counter" Point said:
Iron BeastHawk

Where are you guys getting these silly names from? We all know it's going to be announced as

Son of King Cobra: Revenge of the Mega Coaster.

"Fly at the Speed of Poisonous Airtime."


Monday, November 19, 2007 8:39 PM
Bat's Revenge

Big Daddy

Scooby Doo's Scenic Railway

MEGA thrust

Overall, I like the location, even if the lake suffers from it.

Monday, November 19, 2007 8:58 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Now Maybe Enthusiasts Will Shut Up About Us Needing A Coaster Like This: The Ride

;) I kid because I love.

Monday, November 19, 2007 9:10 PM
matt.'s avatar The park will still need a "real" invert once they build the hyper. ;)
Monday, November 19, 2007 10:07 PM
rollergator's avatar B&M? How about "Scooby Doo's Floater Coaster".... :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:55 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Coasterkid200 said:
How does it seem to massive? It isnt massive when it is 5,000 and 225 feet long.

That's a pretty jaded point of view.

Here's a list of all the coasters on RCDB listed by length.

Of 4099 coasters listed on 38 are longer than 5000 feet. That's less than 1% of roller coasters ever built. I'd say that makes it pretty massive in comparison. (and that includes 2 new for 2008 coasters as well)

If you break it down to just the USA, there's only 20 coasters that long. (top 1% again) Break it down to just steelies in the USA and there's only 13 that long. (top 1% again)

As far as length goes it puts it among the top 1% longest coasters ever built. I'd call that massive.

But in case you're not convinced, what about height?

Only 15 coasters have been 225 or higher...ever. (again, that includes the not-yet-built Behemoth)

I won't even bother breaking that down further.

I'd say a coaster among the top 1% in both length and height could easily be considered 'massive'

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:18 AM
rollergator's avatar ^To be any more "massive" would be disrespectful... ;)

Sorry... :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:27 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Ha! Exactly. :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:29 AM
^^^ Gonch, that top 1% is mostly hypercoasters... so in the realm of hypercoasters, this one isn't massive.

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