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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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    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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    BLOG: Track work done on Kings Island's Orion roller coaster https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/january/track-work-done-on-kings-islands-orion-roller-coaster
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    They really should have saved the station and repurposed it. It was the classiest train station in the park. If they end up putting another coaster there you know that the station will end up being just another big boring box.
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    Happy to see you here @Waltny! Cant wait to see your pics here as well. 😁
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    While the contrast isn't great due to low light when I captured this from the webcam earlier, they've completed the 56-foot speed hill and are climbing up the 147-foot hill that is the last straight hill before the helix is started.
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    That blue area is Tinsel Town, the name of the area between Juke Box Diner and Rivertown LaRosa's. Tinker's Toy Factory part 2
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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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    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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    So construction is going on inside the old Tomb Raider building. Whether it is going to be a ride or some kind of new show in unknown. The only hint that we have is that it is going to utilize lasers and bubbles.
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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 just read somewhere that the Farmer's Almanac is predicting this winter is going to be a rough one.
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    BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/august/kings-islands-new-orion-roller-coaster-ready-to-enter-vertical-phase-of-construction-progress
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    So, last week Kings Island applied for Federal Trademarks of two names, Orion and Polaris. So one of these could be the name of the new attraction that is replacing Firehawk. There is also alleged leaked blue prints that were filed to the city of mason, but it only shows footers, foundation and steel needed to frame the base of the ride. Original Kings co-founder, Dennis Speigel, has looked over the blue prints and said, "This is (going to be) a Giga Coaster." So if this turns out to be true, it will be Kings Island's answer to Millennium Force. Allegedly, the new coaster will be 355 feet tall and reach speeds up to 93 miles per hour. You can read Cincinnati's channel 9 story here. https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/kings-island-files-blueprints-for-new-coaster
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    I think Orion goes along better with the theming in that area with Flight Of Fear.
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    I have only been to... Kings Island Cedar Point Michigan Adventures Dollywood Camden Park Universal Islands of Adventure MGM Disney Hollywood Studios The Magic Kingdom... And LeSourdsville Lake/ Americana, Cypress Gardens and Fantasy Farm back in the day. I'd like to go to more while I am still able.
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    BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/march/glockenspiel-to-return-for-kings-island’s-2019-season
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    Bavarian Curve was one of my favorites as a kid, along with the Tumble Bug. The Bavarian Curve like rides I see at fairs today (and Old Coney Island) are just not the same. The new one's hang and I remember the original being on a track... It's been so long since Kings Island had one that I could be mistaken though.
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    I don't drink either. I never have. There are a lot of alcoholics in my family yet I'm the one that gets liver disease. Personally, I don't think alcohol should be mixed with amusement parks.
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    There is a remodel of International Street, Royal Fountain and a new restaurant called Brew house. I think Brew house is going in to where Red Hall Of Fame restaurant was.
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