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  1. Photos from WinterFest opening night: http://www.wildgravitytravels.com/orion-kings-island-update-30/ Video:
  2. The Beach Waterpark in Mason is for Sale https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/culture/blog/21097174/the-beach-waterpark-in-mason-is-for-sale https://www.anchor-associates.com/property/the-beach-waterpark/
  3. 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.
  4. BLOG: Kings Island tops off new Orion roller coaster https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/november/kings-island-tops-off-new-orion-roller-coaster
  5. 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
  6. BLOG: Last call for rides on the Vortex roller coaster https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/october/last-call-for-rides-on-the-vortex-roller-coaster
  7. 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
  8. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/october/send-in-the-cranes
  9. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/october/construction-takes-shape-for-kings-islands-new-orion-roller-coaster
  10. Local 12: Kings Island's Vortex to close after fall season https://local12.com/news/local/kings-islands-vortex-to-close-after-fall-season BLOG: Kings Island to retire Vortex after 33 seasons https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/september/kings-island-to-retire-vortex-after-33-seasons
  11. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/september/lift-base-set-on-new-orion-roller-coaster-coming-to-kings-island
  12. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/september/kings-island-lays-first-track-piece-for-new-orion-roller-coaster
  13. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/august/kings-islands-new-orion-roller-coaster-ready-to-enter-vertical-phase-of-construction-progress
  14. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/explore/orion Thrill-seekers will experience a new level of excitement when they visit Kings Island in 2020. Joining the world-class line-up of roller coasters at the park is Orion®, one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of roller coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 feet. Themed to the park's new Area 72, the ride features the latest prototype vehicle developed by the Project X initiative. Scientists are in a race against time to develop technology capable of weaving transport vehicles through a coming meteor storm and traveling to a new planet within the Orion constellation. For the program to be successful, it needs volunteers to help with testing. Riders on Orion will plummet down an exhilarating 300-foot first drop, sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills and 5,321 feet of track at speeds up to 91 mph on Kings Island's tallest, fastest and longest steel roller coaster. Orion was exclusively designed for Kings Island by Switzerland-based Bolliger & Mabillard, which also designed the park's popular Banshee and Diamondback roller coasters. - Ride Information Ride Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard Coaster Type: Steel Classification: Giga Lift/Launch System: Chain lift hill Duration: 3 minutes Trains: 3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are seated 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train Capacity: 1,650 riders per hour Minimum Height Requirement: 54 inches Ride Opening: Spring 2020 - Ride Stats Track Length: 5,321 feet Height of First Drop: 300 feet Length of First Drop: 447 feet Total Number of Hills: 8 Height of Hills: 287 feet, 174 feet, 202 feet, 56 feet, 147 feet, 125 feet, 90 feet, 83 feet Top Speed: 91 mph - Trailer: Front Seat POV: Birdseye View:
  15. BLOG: Kings Island to live stream 2020 announcement https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/august/kings-island-to-live-stream-2020-announcement
  16. Local12: Clue to Kings Island's big announcement https://local12.com/news/local/clue-to-kings-islands-big-announcement-cincinnati
  17. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/august/kings-island-to-make-major-announcement-august-15
  18. https://ir.cedarfair.com/news/news-details/2019/Cedar-Fair-Signs-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-Two-Iconic-Texas-Water-Parks-From-Schlitterbahn/default.aspx
  19. For reference, Skylab: https://www.kiextreme.com/historygallery/displayimage.php?pid=185 Zodiac: https://www.kiextreme.com/historygallery/displayimage.php?pid=641
  20. The fountain programming isn't completed yet, once they start the choreographed fountain and fireworks shows later this month, the fountains will be capable of reaching twice the height of the old ones. Flight Commander was the ride with the fatality in that location, which replaced the double-wheel Zodiac, which is one of the rides named in the theming. Skylab was the HUSS Giant Enterprise formerly located next to the entrance to Coney Mall.
  21. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/march/glockenspiel-to-return-for-kings-island’s-2019-season
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