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In Topic: Return of DIAMONDSTACK

26 April 2014 - 04:23 PM

I saw them with my own eyes last night...

Not a good thing...

It was stacking up like baseball cards in my closet yesterday...

There has never been an ejection on a B&M hypercoaster...

My only reaction: B&M's are just too darn safe to be doing this!

In Topic: banshee testing (creeps through elements)

24 April 2014 - 10:34 PM

What other coaster manufactures have taken on huge coasters? Mack? Girlstlauer? Premier? Dont think so.

Remember, bigger does not mean better. Maverick is only 105 ft tall yet it's my favorite steel coaster. Just because companies like Mack, Gerstlauer, and Premier aren't making the largest rides in the world doesn't mean they can't be almost as thrilling as an Intamin.

Have you seen rides like Blue Fire at Europa Park, Helix at Liseberg, The Smiler at Alton Towers, or even Sky Rocket at Kennywood? All of these coasters look like they could rival the intensity of an Intamin blitz or mega-lite...

Sure Kings Island might never get that Intamin giga or strata you've always been wanting but at least our park has a CHANCE of getting some coaster over 300 ft someday. Even if it will be designed B&M, how many parks' fanbases right now can have a legitimate hope of getting a giga someday except for Kings Island and Carowinds?

In Topic: banshee testing (creeps through elements)

24 April 2014 - 10:43 AM

Don says that cause its a popular thing to say in front of a room filled with suck up fan boys. If ki got another vekoma, fan boys would rave about how wonderful vekomas were.

Ki getting two b&ms is just 20 years behind other parks. With that logic ki won't get a real thrill machine for another 20 years.

B&m has built a few thrilling coasters but that was 20 years ago as well.

I am not an intamin fanboy, I just like insane thrilling coasters. It just happens that ttd, Ka, el Toro, supes', bizzaro, i305, stormrunner, skyrush, maverick, mf to just name a few has came from intamin and no other coasters can compare.

Even if Don doesn't know what's exactly in the plans for the next 5-10 years at Kings Island, I still highly doubt that Cedar Fair is going to go with Intamin for as long as they own KI. The failures and excessive downtime have been over-piling for Intamin last year. El Toro, I305, STR, and now even Girafica at HW. The evidence to not go with Intamin and the evidence to go with B&M and other companies is overwhelming, and that's not even counting the regular day-to-day downtime and high maintenance costs that rides such as TTD, Maverick, and others that they still have to always deal with at their own parks...

I still love Intamin as much as you do and hope that one of their coasters comes to KI some day but you've just got to face it, CF is NOT going Intamin for a LONG time, so the best thing we can do is just hope that parks like Hershey, Six Flags, are still willing to go with them...

EDIT: Now I'm not saying that Banshee is the GREATEST thrill machine in the world, but it's definitely something to write home about. From start to finish, it's non-stop excitement. I give it a 9/10. Don't pass it up just because it may look forceless. Like I've said before, the high speeds make up for how "drawn out" it is.

In Topic: intamin track spotted on I-71 (pic)

23 April 2014 - 10:59 PM

The rails look too skinny and frail to be able to support a coaster train and the paint looks too faded to be for any new ride.

In Topic: banshee testing (creeps through elements)

23 April 2014 - 10:55 PM

Not a fanboy. Trust me, I still love Intamin and they will always be my favorite company, BUT...

There comes a point where you just have to accept what the Cedar Fair wants to build at Kings Island and enjoy it for what it is, and Banshee IS a very good ride...

Now would I take a solid Intamin over it instead? Of course, but that doesn't mean I can't love a good B&M when it comes our way.

Don himself has said that "no Intamins are in the plans" for Kings Island anytime soon, so I think it's safe to say that Kings Island may never have an Intamin roller coaster, or at least as long as CF runs the park...

And besides, Intamin is not the end-all-be-all of ultimate thrills. There's Gerstlauer, Mack, Chance, Premier, RMC, who are all capable of producing innovative and forceful coasters that we thrill-seekers can enjoy...