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coasterfanatic last won the day on November 17 2013

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  1. What did you think of the ride?
  2. Did you get a chance to ride Banshee? I'm interested to hear your opinion.
  3. Thunder Run it is! This looks like a Chance Morgan Hyper GT-X Coaster (http://www.chancerides.com/coasters/hyper_gtx.html) There are also several other additions visible on the www.kentuckykingdom.com.
  4. Official Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2013 The Bat flies again at Kings Island KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – Thirty-three years to the day it was first introduced in 1980, The Bat will fly again at Kings Island. The 364-acre amusement and waterpark is changing the name and colors of the Flight Deck roller coaster to The Bat. The change will take effect for the 2014 season. “There was a lot of passion and enthusiasm around this name change by our guests,” Kings Island’s vice-president and general manager Greg Scheid said. “They told us this is a name they wanted us to bring back. We listened and we’re excited our guests will again be able to fly The Bat at Kings Island in 2014. “The name also fits the characteristics of the ride. Similar to a bat in flight, riders soar through the air, swooping, circling and diving unexpectedly as they enjoy this ride.” The newly named Bat is similar to its predecessor as a suspended roller coaster with the tracks above the trains. When the coaster train turns a corner, the cars are designed to swing out to the side, sometimes swinging the riders parallel to the ground. The new color scheme for The Bat will feature orange track with two shades of charcoal for the columns and structure. Black will be the featured color of the trains. Designed by the Arrow Dynamics Company, The Bat was custom designed for Kings Island when it debuted as Top Gun in 1993. Riders soar over the tree tops and through a hilly wooden terrain and a series of sharp turns on this seventh generation steel roller coaster. The attraction celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013, giving its 20-millionth ride in June. The Bat is one of 15 roller coasters at Kings Island, including the new world record-breaking Banshee set to debut in 2014. The original Bat operated for parts of three seasons from 1981 to 1983, giving 1.8 million rides.Kings Island is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Kings Island, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three outdoor water parks, an indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.
  5. Unfortunately, I don't see it happening unless it is a mega-lite, zacspin, "family-launch" coaster, or impulse coaster like Wicked Twister.
  6. I wouldn't mind going with Rick Ross. It would be interesting to hear if he grunts when startled.
  7. He was a troll to the extreme with you, YoungStud.
  8. Racer is too iconic for that. I say BLSC because it is the definition of an eyesore, it isn't that great of a ride, and that spot has so much potential. It was beautiful before Paramount ruined it.
  9. Well, at least that'll keep the train clean ;)
  10. I'm new now too! I miss laughing at what my "bro" has to say, so here I am!
  11. YoungStud I miss having you around for stuff like this! I would probably have to bring Mike Tyson, because, ya know, who wouldn't want to hang out with Mike Tyson?
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