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Hey, everyone!

 

Well, I decided to post because I asked my friend today if they had heard anything about what's coming next year, since they work at Kings Island. My friend asked me if I had ever ridden Raptor at Cedar Point, to which I replied yes. They then said that "it's basically going to be that, except the biggest and fastest version ever built. They want KI to hold another record". So if what my friend says is true, and I feel very confident that I can trust them, then the new coaster is going to be a B&M Inverted Coaster, and it'll apparently be the tallest and the fastest.

 

Sounds interesting!

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Whew! Haven't posted over here in... forever. But now seems like as good a time as any!

 

I'm honestly not sure what to expect. I've got a feeling it's B&M, but I have next to no idea what model. The only thing that seems relatively certain is the name, as Cedar Fair is filing the "rights" (or whatever the proper term is; I'm not great at legalese) to the name Banshee. Can't wait to see what the next teaser is!

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Great to see you back TombRaiderFTW! I too feel the same way on the B&M concept, I just cannot set my finger down on a exact coaster type.

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Well, Gentlemen, it is getting interesting, isn't it? Wonder if they're filing for the name as a distraction. Just because you file doesn't mean you have to use it necessarily. It definitely is beginning to sound like a B&M inverted though.

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Dear friend at KIExtreme.com, I am happy to announce that KI has announced that on Thursday, August 8th at Action Zone at 10pm they will reveal a world record breaking attraction! Go to the following for more: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/ and I reccomend this: http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/news/kings-island-to-unveil-new-attraction/nY8zm/

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Mr. CoasterMyths79, I saw this on several different news sources yesterday. Very interesting. And having it at ten at night - intriguing. The broken comb with fake hair they sent to media seems to indicate Banshee will be the name unless it's another diversion. The mythical screaming banshee supposedly used a silver comb if I remember correctly. I'll have to look it up. Does sound more and more like a record-breaking B&M inverted. Be nice for KI to have another record breaker; seems most of them go to the Point. At least in a few days we will all know.........thanks for posting these links.

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I heard a rumor there was "appropriate" track at the site in Batavia, Mr. CoasterMyths79..............am much too far away to go look. And maybe it's for some other coaster elsewhere.

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This was tweeted earlier by KI: "Not sure if I will write down some notes or "wing" it Thursday night when we announce our new world record-breaking attraction." I quoted "wing" because, well you know why. ;)

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Well, tonight's the night. Obviously the Bat thing was a ruse, which I suspected. I did see where some TV stations are carrying the announcement live, so I will be tuned in. Guessing it will be an inverted B&M - Banshee, maybe.

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As we figured, it is the Banshee, a B&M inverted. So they didn't hide their clues so much this time as they did with Diamondback. People will be screaming like banshees, for sure.

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To me it looks like the ride is over after the last vertical loop. The last 1000' through the drawn out heartline roll and helix into the long brake run looks like the ride will be creeping. Raptor, even though it has a mcbr has the tight double helix at the end making it forceful.

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