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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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    The fog is starting to clear and they are getting back to work. Not to mention I can finally see something...
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    Next support is going in on the airtime hill. We may even get some track today, or we may see it in the morning. Any interest to see past shots?
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    I’ll add some to get this thing going
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    The air time hill is completed and we are seeing work done on the helix supports.
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    I just remembered someone on Facebook had posted a picture of the track with one of the trains sitting on it just before they shut the cam off. But I didn't look at it very closely to see if it was true because I was on my cell phone and it was too small.
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    The Orion webcam is now officially offline through the end of March as the ride has completed structural work and is advancing towards testing. The park has released a full time-lapse of the construction: This is the final image from the Orion webcam before being taken offline today:
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    Only two track sections remain to be installed. The final column is in place.
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    Your welcome and its a view that understandably not often seen.
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    The brush is because it was taken from outside the park through whatever available lane I could find without trespassing on anyone's property.
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    21 Jan 2020 and the day is still young
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    BLOG: Last truckload of steel delivered to construct Orion giga coaster https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/january/last-truckload-of-steel-delivered-to-construct-orion-giga-coaster
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    Ooh, this is a bit eerie. Fog this morning was dense and intense. Haunting, so to speak. Good shot.
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    The message came from KingsIslandPR in reply to a question asked by a woman on the Kings Island Pass Holder group on Facebook.
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    There is a screen shot of a tweet circulating. Also, Im happy to be here and share my images. I have the same name on the other site and f5coasters on IG/FB.
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    A very short video of the Royal Fountain Ice Rink.
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    Nothing new on Orion lately? Here is a picture of Fury 305. I think Orion well look very, very much like this.
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    Not me. It is always dark when I get there so I haven't seen much other than the pictures that you have posted here.
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    Photos from WinterFest opening night: http://www.wildgravitytravels.com/orion-kings-island-update-30/ Video:
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    At first I was thinking that I can't believe that the haunted house is still up in front of the entrance, but then I remembered that they re-dress it for Winterfest.
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    Updated photos from us, at Wild Gravity Travels today. All photos were taken on public property.
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    It’s a snowy morning at the park as crews begin the day’s work on Orion! The webcams returned to operation yesterday after being out of service since October 20.
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    BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/january/international-street-and-royal-fountain-to-get-major-offseason-renovation
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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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    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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    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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    The park once had a plan to restore old rides and put them back in operation. I wonder what ever became of that idea? I would love to see a Butter Cup, Tilt-O-Whirl and Sky Ride. I won't even dare to dream about some version of Enchanted Voyage coming back. I never see that happening.
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    Its making me nervous that this will be a b&m wing coaster in x base....
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    That sign reminds me a lot of the sign Dodgems had when it first opened.
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    "As Ohio sees its first weekend of indoor dining after more than two months of shut downs, Gov. Mike DeWine said the state is "certainly not there yet" as far as mass gatherings like amusements parks go. (Cedar Point, Kings Island, concerts and etc.) DeWine spoke about Ohio's reopening Sunday on NBC's 'Meet The Press.' "We are now reopening. We got to see how this reopening is going. Reports I get back are it's going pretty well. Restaurants are doing what they need to do, keeping the space, retail is doing the same thing," DeWine said. "The governor said, however, the state is not ready for mass gatherings like amusements parks." On a different article, it was said at least July 1, at best. READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE!
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    Ohio amusement parks could be addressed next week, Gov. DeWine says https://www.cleveland19.com/2020/05/28/ohio-amusement-parks-could-be-addressed-next-week-gov-dewine-says/ Excerpt:
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    I agree. Its said but we are taking the time to get certified in some specific things in our field as well as finally out our touches on our new house.
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    I found Dan Koch on Face Book. He owns a water park now. I messaged him about his thought's on taking over Indiana Beach but haven't heard back from him yet.
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    Have you noticed that since the one brother passed away and the other ousted, You never really hear about Holiday World anymore? I couldn't even tell you when the last time was they got a new coaster or other big ride.
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    I'm going to see the original King Kong, playing at the cinema today only. Also, I need to go out and buy a water heater. We haven't had hot water in almost 4 weeks. It's like taking the ice bucket challenge when you shower. I must boil a pot of water and poor it into the sink to wash the dishes and I might have to go to a laundry mat to wash some clothes. Everything is coming up dead roses for me.
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    This video by Flyin High Dronez shows a full test cycle of Orion from the air:
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    To prevent the more popular topics from generating new pages so often, the number of posts displayed per page has increased from 25 to 30. Threads will appear shorter, and some posts will have bumped to different pages, however nothing is missing.
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    I like the one with tower at the top and Vortex at the bottom at the very top of this thread. It would make a great poster!
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    I'll be at Haunt opening night Friday and I'm trying to get someone to go to West Virginia with me for the Mothman Festival, on Saturday. So if I don't post anything this weekend, that is why.
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    I Am A Rider Me too, I was 50/50 on thinking we have more chances of them listening to us, about bringing things back like classics that people love and miss, but after them announcing WinterFest returning, Kings Mills Antique Autos and a renovation of IS, I’m leaning more to think they will be open to more classic rides returning, etc. I agree I think after this season they’ll add more thrills.
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    This is awesome! So glad KI is returning some of the things that made it great and was taken away! They’re really upping their game in making the park more beautiful to look at! Hope they keep bringing more classic rides back as well.
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