What is Kings Island up to?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:09 AM

What do you think? The area being examined looks like an expansion of the park close to the new Windseeker ride and the Racer turnaround. There is a big anniversary coming up for the park...

Obviously this has nothing to do with SOB. Perhaps they just want to give fans something else to ponder the rest of the winter?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:27 AM

Looks to me like they're drawing squiggly lines. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9:18 AM

It's an overhead view of Diamondback, silly.

Seriously, I can't even tell where that is...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 11:26 AM

Maybe a Haunt path through the woods???

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:55 PM

Could be a haunt path... or it could be a picture of a bunny and a squirrel drawn by the 4 year old daughter of the guy pointing in the black and gray jacket... I really can't tell.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9:40 PM

But they drew it TWICE!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 10:01 PM

Well it's definitely near the Racer-turnaround area, and it looks to be a topography map of the area. They're definitely up to something, and with that big anniversary coming up I don't think anything can be ruled out.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 11:07 PM

I keep having visions of an expansion behind racer, connecting Windseeker to Firehawk, offering an area to build a new track for the car ride that was removed for Stunt Track, but I'm probably wrong. ;)

It either looks to me like a topography map (in which my visions have a chance to be correct), or a new Haunt path.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:45 PM

Maybe they are finally going to put the Rye Airplane Coaster's blueprints to good use. ;)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:40 PM

Can't help but thinking "finally, a full-sized inverted"...who knows!?! :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:58 PM

Well, I guess we know where Great America's Invert is going then, right Bill? ;)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:23 PM

That one is only medium-sized though. ;)

Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:03 AM

Happy 40th KI. Here's a used invert?

Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:30 PM

Does anyone really think a line that "unstraight" is a roller coaster? Seriously?

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:10 PM

I was going to ask who said they thought it was a coaster, but then I started reading the Facebook comments. Egad.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:23 PM

I'm all for bringing back the circular lift hills! ;)

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:44 PM

I don't think the "plans" represent a coaster at all...however, it appears to be an expansion on which a future coaster could be built. At the very least, a significant change to the park, whether that means coaster or not, it seems logical to predict they may do something unique for the 40th anniversary.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:51 PM

I have to agree with Travis that those look very much like topo lines. Having no other information about those lines to work with, it means we could be looking at positive topography or negative topography. That is, the area enclosed by the lines could be a ravine or a ridge. From the shape of it, and being familiar with the terrain at KI, I would have to guess 'ravine'. So the question becomes, what's going in the ravine? And where is it?

Thursday, February 17, 2011 2:55 PM

OhioStater is right. The area shown is to the NE of the far Racer track turnaround. You can even see how the squiggly lines converge into a narrow pipe, which lines up with the service tunnel that passes under the track just before the split.

After looking at online USGS maps, though, those lines don't seem to have anything to do with the existing topography. So maybe it is a map of a foot path for a future haunt...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 6:49 PM

Just remember, For KI's 30th they got................................... A lazer light show on the tower that ran from the last week of june to the third week of July.


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