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    Hello everyone! Since it's my second (first actual) post, I would like to introduce myself. Many of you may be aware of who I am. I am the guy who takes the aerial pictures of Kings Island. I am also an editor for WildGravity Travels. And with that, I'd like to share those with you here. I would also welcome everyone to share any pictures of the construction that they have taken as well. First will start off with the removal of Firehawk, ending with Orion being built. Hope you guys enjoy them! I may upload them slowly, since they are largish files, and I have horrible internet.
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    I’ll add some to get this thing going
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    More excellent shots. So clear and bright with the sun. The blue of the coaster blends into the sky. I am always astounded to see what can be done with this equipment.
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    BLOG: Kings Island tops off new Orion roller coaster https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/november/kings-island-tops-off-new-orion-roller-coaster
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    The food and ice cream was good, and affordable!
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    Plenty of movement from cranes today. Working on Winterfest, and Windseeker has been running. Pic via WeatherBug
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    I just looked it up. They do in deed have one, although the park is only open to the public 4 times a year.
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    These are really good shots. Kinda neat seeing the piece of the plane in the one shot. And that's a lot of blue steel in the one shot in particular. The ones from a few years back by Admin are excellent and I've looked at those countless times.
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    Yep, we have an Aerial Flyovers section of the gallery: https://www.kiextreme.com/photogallery/index.php?cat=54 The Diamondback construction photos from the first one are here: https://www.kiextreme.com/photogallery/thumbnails.php?album=368
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    Very nice! I think the owner of this web site got to fly over the park several years ago, or maybe it was someone on the message board at the time.
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    I had high hopes that Kings Island would at least buy the Tilt-O-World from Coney Island but it was not to be. I think Kings Island feels it is too much like The Monster (which is my favorite flat ride they have) so they probably think having both rides would be redundant. I can't remember if Stricker's Grove has a Tilt-O-Whirl, but if they don't, then it is going to be at least two hours of driving to find another one. That would be at Camden Park, just across the Ohio border in West Virginia, Then about 4 hours away there is one at Indiana Beach. Maybe some of the bigger county fairs will have one, but I don't know.
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    Thought since I had good service now, I'll post a few more pictures! @Hawaiian Coasters 325 has a couple as well, if he would be willing to post them.
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    @I Am A Rider I'll try to post as much as I can here!
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    I love seeing aerial shots. Have never had an opportunity to fly over the park.
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    Here are some aerials I got during the renovation. Overall, I'm happy with the outcome of it.
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    I always refer to Kings Island Central as Drama Central. This was back when they had posts subjects like line jumpers and kids dribbling basketballs. I agree that these things are annoying about the park, but the threads would go for like 20+ pages long. I got the point after the first 12 posts. Then someone posted a picture of a woman's back side in Daisy Duke cut off shorts and many of the members joined in on insulting the woman and making fun of her. Then Top Gun stole a bunch of my pictures and was posting them like they were his to do so. I walked away and have rarely been back. But I regress, I now have dragged some of that drama to this thread. I shale not mention it again.
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    Seriously excellent photos. Thank you. I particularly like the one of the Racer.
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    They are already spending so much money on the new coaster and the revamping of the area leading into Orion that tearing down Vortex might not be in the budget this year, but as most of the time, I am only speculating. I really have no way of knowing.
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    Look how long they let Son of Beast sit there after it closed.
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    The park said they have no plans for that space so it will probably be two or three years before we know something. Kings Island was originally going to get an Adams Family themed coaster, but they couldn't secure the rights so went with Italian Job instead. The Adams Family coaster went to Dollywood and was themed as Mystery Mine. I would like to see Kings Island finally get that coaster, rethemed to something else, so that they have a cool new coaster and can get more use out of the the old Bat line queue building. If not that, a dive coaster would be cool.
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    BLOG: Days before closing for good, Vortex roller coaster to give its 46 millionth ride https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/october/days-before-closing-for-good-vortex-roller-coaster-to-give-its-46-million-ride
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    I talked to a guy about why there were no lasers and fog machines this year as told, and this person told me they had to sell the laser machines to help pay towards cost of putting on that parade this year.
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