Bill *** Edited 12/13/2006 2:32:44 AM UTC by zosobeast***
I've known folks who have had a hard time just finding FOF back there. Whatever is going on back there has my curiosity up.
Plus, I may be alone on this one, but I can't wait for SOB to open again. I wanna see/feel how the improvements are coming on it.
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As for Son of Beast. My first rides in 2003 were amazing. The ride was relatively smooth and the best part was the rose bowl. It was number 1 on my list until 2 hours later when I experienced the greatest night ride ever on The Beast. For a year I had no complaints. 2004, however, was a different story. I could tell from that first series of drops after the station the ride was going to be different. The rose bowl was unbearable, and the only spot of relief was the loop. Then the last hill said it all. I was not planning to ride that torture device again unless I knew there would be drastic changes. Now the SOB is somewhere lost on my list.
I will definately give Son of Beast a second chance if these "big changes" live up to their hype.
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Hmmmm, makes you wonder.
Personally, if the Vekoma flyer comes to PKI, it will be a great addition as the coaster selection as a whole at PKI isn't exactly stellar IMO.
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The photos were actually taken about a week and a half ago, but didn't go up until today because we were awaiting park approval. The SOB loop WAS clearly visible at that time, but the rumors circulating involve a very recent removal. According to my sources, we'll hear much soon than later about the fate of SOB.
Lets hope CF has more sense than to put a coaster that pumps out around 700 PPH. For the love of God lets hope they stick to the Paramount plan. *** Edited 12/13/2006 10:27:21 AM UTC by indyandrew***
However, am I the only who thinks PKI could really use a "non-head-destroying" steel coaster? For that matter, PKI needs just one relatively enjoyable because it's fast and smooth, not out of control and disorienting coaster. Don't get me wrong, I love many of PKI's coasters, but I would really like to see some non-looping steel at the park. While FoF and Vortex aren't particularly rough (IMO), they still tend to scramble your brains, so to speak. SoB is a nightmare. At least in my experience, Drop Zone and Delirium are the only two rides at that park that don't give me a headache.
I think X-Flight is a very exciting and intense ride, but the last time I rode it at GL, it really felt like my face was being ripped off of my skull. It's intense, but it's just not comfortable. The B&Ms are much better in this regard.
I expect people to disagree, but I feel like something different than a Vekoma Flyer would suit this park better.
However, am I the only who thinks PKI could really use a "non-head-destroying" steel coaster?
I think Italian Jobs and Top Gun are quite enjoyable without banging heads. I see your point though. A smooth steel hyper such as Raging Bull or Steel Force will do well at Kings Island. Then again, the only "traditional" steel coaster at Kings Island is Vortex.
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