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  1. SSR1966

    banshee testing (creeps through elements)

    http://youtu.be/AUy_M7ruAWs
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    banshee testing (creeps through elements)

    Did the article actually say they "rode" it? Seeing the extension cord on the ground, my guess is that they just sat in the seats for a photo opportunity but did not actually take a ride. http://www.wkyc.com/...anshee/6514397/
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    Kentucky Kingdom

    I was just looking at the park map on Kentucky Kingdom's web site and noticed that they already have new roller coasters pictured for a 2015 and 2016 openings. http://www.kentuckykingdom.com/
  4. Kings Island Facebook page is making an announcement today for something new this year that will appeal to guest of all ages. What do you think? New flat ride? New show? New restaurant? New water slide? New bathroom closer to Flight Of Fear? The return of Scooby Doo? I'm assuming its something no one has heard yet but I guess it could be something that we fans already know but the average person may not.
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    Beast's celebrates it's 35 Anniversary

    I remember Q-102 FM giving away tickets to be one of the first riders on The Beast. My freinds and I listened to that station for a week trying to win. The closest we ever got to getting through was when the phone on the other end started ringing. Suddenly DJ Mark Sebastion's voice was on the other end saying "Q-102..." then the call got cut off. Sooooo frustraiting.
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    Kings Island announcement today at 4:00 pm.

    I crack up every time I see the random shirt-less guy bunny hopping across the front of the stage on a bycycle, because its so random.
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    Kentucky Kingdom

    How much do you know? Will they have new features or just be restored to how they were. Are they in such poor shape that it was cheaper to add a new coaster before fixing the old ones? I'm just curious. This summer will be my first time inside the park. Since season passes are only $15.00 more than a day ticket I might get a season pass. I think I can make it at least two times this summer to make it worth it.
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    Kings Island announcement today at 4:00 pm.

    Yea, they definitely need a restroom down in the bathroom dead zone by Flight Of Fear, its such a long walk to either end of Coney from that area if you have to go. Then you got two in Action Zone very close to each other. If only there was a way to pick up the one by Invertigo and sit it down across from Flight Of Fear and Firehawk. They got the Cirque Imagine video up on You Tube now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oho-aq8-bbk
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    Kings Island announcement today at 4:00 pm.

    "Be prepared to be mesmerized by the acrobatic performances in our new live show, Cirque Imagine, featuring an incredible showcase of strength, balance and athleticism. The show opens May 24 in the Kings Island Theater and is included with park admission."
  11. As ranked by Viral Travler I've been to three.. #4 Universal Islands Of Adventure #8 Dollywood #12 Kings Island http://www.viraltravel.com/top-12-amusement-parks-in-the-usa/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=pp&utm_campaign=fb-pp-l&utm_content=VT3ocpm
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    Top 12 Amusement Parks in the USA

    I think they should have gave water parks their own separate top 12, then they would of had more room to include Holiday World and any other glaring omissions.
  13. The Beach will be adding a new restaurant, a zip line and a 400 foot water slide that you ride down on a mat. The Beach is scheduled to open May 17th, 2014. http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/warren-county/mason/the-beach-adds-two-new-attractions-for-2014-season
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    Roller Coaster videos

    This (mostly) trackless coaster just opened at Knoebels Amusement park this past October and it looks like strait up fun. Its a mix of coaster and bob sled and has been in the making since 2006, but finally opened in October of 2013. I must figure out how to get to Elysburg, Pennsylvania to try this baby out for myself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g-UO_ivToA
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    Roller Coaster videos

    I have no aspirations to go to China, but if someone were to be going and invited me, and I could afford it, I think I would have to go. But until that unlikely event happens, there is more than enough for me to see and do right here in the United States. There is still a tone of stuff I would like to see and do right here in the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana region. I have not even been to Cedar Point or Holiday World yet. So much living to do, so little time. Check out this small coaster in Atayal Park in Taiwan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzTbbhuh5uE
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    Roller Coaster videos

    Dragon Wings is its real name, but its often refered to as its nickname, The High Five Coaster. Its a dueling wooden coaster where, at one point, the trains race side by side on a banked track and the riders reach out to each other. This baby can be found only in China, eventhough it was designed by the Ohio based company, The Gravity Group. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEKInXE6kU0
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    Roller Coaster videos

    When I was in line for Space Mountain in Orlando I saw people videotaping while riding, very openly without trying to hide it or anything and the park employees did not seem concerned about it, but I assume most of these videos are shot with permission. Many of these videos look like they are shot before the park opens because the trains are mostly empty and every once in a while you will get a glimpse of a rigging that has one of the cameras strapped down to the train. I get these glimpses mostly in the videos that have the ride from several point of views. I think in the Ultra Twister video above you can catch a shot of one of the video harnesses, a black strap, holding down one of the cameras. Apparently, in Beijing China, you ride a sort of roller coaster up the granddaddy of lift hills (over five minutes) to get to the top of the Great Wall, and then it becomes sort of a mountain coaster that you ride to get back down to ground level. Also apparently, the Chinese people are not very concerned about such things as safety and making sure your shoulder harness are secured. I loved the line about the metal on metal grinding smell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO5a4m3GOsg
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    Roller Coaster videos

    I just realized that on that Battlestar Galactica coaster above, the human train looks like a wide Colonial Viper the the Cylon train has the Cylon robot head on the front. Wonder if there is any other themeing going on in either the station or line queue? I wish someone would bring elements of this Japanese coaster, The Ultra Twister, back here to the United States. This looks like it would be one wild ride! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqCXRVuT83A
  19. Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, has shared a first look at concept art for the Avatar-themed land coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2017! Follow the link... http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/179719-first-look-at-avatar-land-coming-to-disneys-animal-kingdom
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    Concept art for Avatar Land at Disney.

    Construction has officially begun on Avatar Land at Disney Wild Kingdom. http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/181093-construction-officially-begins-on-disneys-avatar-theme-park-attraction
  21. I would like to see what kind of attraction they come up with the Aliens vs Predator license.
  22. Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products in partnership with Genting Malaysia today announced the name of the first ever Twentieth Century Fox theme park: Twentieth Century Fox World at Resorts World Genting, Malaysia. http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/180811-twentieth-century-fox-unveils-plans-for-malaysia-theme-park
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