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  1. This got me to login and post. (That takes alot) I give a high-five to KI for doing this. Fearfest/ HH has always been for the tweens and their parents. This makes it an actual draw for the people who may actually want to be scared.
  2. I don't think you will ever see any amount of theming like that at Kings Island now that Cedar Fair owns it.
  3. The train would be loaded from the actual track section that is the transfer track. (The opposite end of the storage area from where you pointed out) Notice the gates near the object you pointed out? I don't think they move.
  4. Most of the B&M rides ever built keep their trains under literal "wraps" until they are ready to start G-Force testing. Its rare to see the clearance car pulled through the circuit...which I would like to see in person...
  5. http://www.kiextreme.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-4870 ... http://www.rcdb.com/ig3290.htm?picture=6 ding! (I LIVE!)
  6. ...wait...Klockster still posts here? Well I guess I should look at who is talking...
  7. HOYS

    FOF Queue

    I loved the blackouts. Its all part of the theme. If you run into those when it is dark...stop walking.
  8. Honestly, the season just started. Worry about new rides in the offseason.
  9. On the local radio station, 103.9 The X the disc jocky was talking about the bus service being cancled I emailed him this article with some other comments of Cedar Fair's running of the park. I didnt hear this but a friend at school told me that the disc jocky commented on me emailing him and KIExtreme was mentioned on the station and on several stations around the country along with my name. Awsome eh?
  10. Didnt happen to see Beavercreek Marching Band whilst you were down yonder?
  11. http://multimedia.pki.com/images/news/CIMG1368_mc3.JPG This Picture: Supports of Helix in foreground Ref: click here http://multimedia.pki.com/images/news/CIMG1366_mc3.JPG This Picture: Supports of Lie-to-Fly out of loop. Ref:Click here Proof that it isn't supports for the lift: http://hoys.extremepki.com/gallery/albums/...ni-IMG_3294.JPG
  12. It looks like there is no room, but there is defiantly lots of room to expand. The only problem is that for them to do that they will have to take down lots of vegetation in the Snoopy area which I thought really made it look nice.
  13. Firehawk Debuts at Kings Island Memorial Day Weekend Kings Island's first flying coaster sends adventure-seekers soaring! KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – Kings Island celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2007 by soaring to new heights with its 14th roller coaster, Firehawk. Debuting Memorial Day Weekend, this innovative flying coaster propels willing test pilots 115 feet in the air and through five inversions at speeds of more than 50 mph – all while facing the ground, experiencing the inconceivable feeling of human flight. The best of the best begin their mission just behind Flight of Fear roller coaster in Coney Mall. After boarding their four-across yellow and red pilot seats, guests are lowered backward and begin their ascent up the 115-foot-tall red and steel gray lift hill, only to be flipped over and jetted at top speeds through ½ mile of steel track over the course of 2 minutes and 30 seconds! “The addition of Firehawk reflects our commitment to combining one-of-a-kind thrills with fantastic family entertainment,” said Greg Scheid, Kings Island’s vice president and general manager. “We’re looking for some real thrill seekers who are ready and willing to fly. What a way to celebrate our 35th anniversary!” Firehawk joins a portfolio of 13 award-winning, industry-leading roller coasters including The Beast (the world’s longest wooden coaster), Son of Beast (the world’s tallest and fastest wooden coaster), Flight of Fear (the world’s first coaster with LIM launch technology), Vortex (the country’s first six-inversion coaster) and Rugrat’s Runaway Reptar (the world’s first inverted coaster for children). Kings Island opens for weekend operation Saturday, April 21. Gates open at 10 a.m. Daily operation begins Wednesday, May 23. Boomerang Bay™ opens Saturday, May 26. For more information about Kings Island, guests can call the park at (800) 288-0808 or visit www.pki.com. Individual gold season passes and four-pack family passes are now on sale by calling (800) 952-PASS [7277] or online at www.pki.com. Discounted park tickets are also available when purchased in advance by calling (800) 288-0808 or online at www.pki.com. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: “FUN”) is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Partnership, which owns and operates twelve amusement parks, five outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and six hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, Virginia / District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also owns and operates Star Trek: The Experience, an interactive adventure located in Las Vegas, and operates the Bonfante Gardens in Gilroy, California under a management contract. # # # FACT SHEET: Firehawk Last updated 1.12.06 Attraction Name Firehawk Description Thrill flyers experience heart-pounding excitement as Firehawk soars through more than ½ a mile of steel tracking. Willing adventure seekers lie down to experience this 51 mph., top-secret, all-altitude airborne mission. But they’re certainly not relaxing – within seconds, each pilot is facing the ground, experiencing the inconceivable feeling of human flight. Manufacturer Vekoma International Track Length 3340 feet Ride Speed 51 mph. Height 115 feet Angle of descent 30 degrees Inversions 5 Hourly Capacity 400 guests per hour per train Riders 24 (6 four-passenger rows per train) 2 trains Ride Length 2:30 minutes Location Coney Mall Height Requirement 54” ### Moving Firehawk to Cincinnati Firehawk Flies Down I-71 Before Landing at Kings Island Moving a major roller coaster takes time, engineering skill and 150 – 200 flatbed trucks. KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – Building an entertainment center in one’s home takes time, patience and skill. Equipment must be inventoried, time blocked off, tools located and patience mustered. Now imagine bringing that entertainment center from a location four hours away. In 300 – 350 gigantic pieces. On 150 – 200 flatbed trucks. When Firehawk, Kings Island’s 14th roller coaster debuts over Memorial Day Weekend, it will cap off seven months of extensive planning and construction by two Cedar Fair parks. Kings Island surveyors and engineers began clearing the ride’s eventual location behind Flight of Fear roller coaster in November 2006. The approximately 5.5-acre site sat on uneven ground, making it necessary to fill in some spots with up to 25 feet of earth. All site excavation is complete, and more than 300 concrete footers will be poured this week to prepare for Firehawk’s placement. Actual ride construction will begin in mid-February. Disassembly of the former X-flight roller coaster at Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio, began in December. The coaster was removed piece by piece, beginning at the ride station and continuing around the length of the track. In total, the move involves more than 300 pieces of steel track, driven down I-71 in groups of one or two. Each piece is independently numbered and specifically grouped in Kings Island’s parking lot. The coaster trains will be transported separately, disassembled, tested and reassembled in Kings Island’s steel coaster shop. The Cincinnati-based firm Fenton Rigging is overseeing the process at both parks, and local engineers are assisting Kings Island’s construction and engineering teams with the project. When the 3,340-foot red and gray steel coaster is complete, it will feature a dual-load station, two dark red and yellow trains with 72 safety check points and two on-board computers per train, an on-ride photo station and 13 specially trained ride operators. Kings Island opens for weekend operation Saturday, April 21. Gates open at 10 a.m. Daily operation begins Wednesday, May 23. Boomerang BayTM opens Saturday, May 26. For more information about Kings Island, guests can call the park at (800) 288-0808 or visit www.pki.com. Individual gold season passes and four-pack family passes are now on sale by calling (800) 952-PASS [7277] or online at www.pki.com. Discounted park tickets are also available when purchased in advance by calling (800) 288-0808 or online at www.pki.com. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: “FUN”) is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Partnership, which owns and operates twelve amusement parks, five outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and six hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, Virginia / District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also owns and operates Star Trek: The Experience, an interactive adventure located in Las Vegas, and operates the Bonfante Gardens in Gilroy, California under a management contract. # # #
  14. Most likely because they were sent back to corporate to see what could be done with them. It mentions in the article that CF thought about changing the logo on them. Hence not being distributed in the Cincinnati area.
  15. Wikipedia to the rescue! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borg_%28Star_Trek%29 DUN DUN DUN
  16. I vote Stealth for the name.
  17. Excuse me, but I am leaving on a trip on Friday and I have a thing called school from 8:20 till 3:20. I live 45 minutes from Kings Island.
  18. For current Kings Island Fearfest photos the two sites you listed are just about all that exist. The ones on the official Kings Island website are from a few years back. If you wish to really look deep into it, personal trip reports from theme park enthusiasts exist around on the internet and may have some photos of interest to you. For our Fearfest photo gallery, follow this link.
  19. Looks like they are reading up on these forums (or others :P) and RCDB.
  20. Well, its like a coaster, but you are STANDING! ZOMG :lol: And from what I remember, it wasn't that painful at all.
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