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Re: Dragon Fyres Future

^I've also found Dragon Fire is really busy this year. I think with Guardian being not far and Leviathan right near it, many people decide it's a good ride to go to. I would be really sad to see it go, even though it's a little rough, it's still a great little arrow looper.
by TimgHill
Aug 03, 2014 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Rumours
Topic: Dragon Fyres Future
Replies: 62
Views: 7989

Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

I don't understand, nobody said Guardian is better than Transformers. My perspective on Guardian: It is an intermediate addition between big coasters (Behemoth-Leviathan-Next big coaster). Between Behemoth and Leviathan was PS, Dinos Alive, and Windseeker. To me, Guardian is much better than Windsee...
by TimgHill
Jul 28, 2014 1:52 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!
Replies: 1207
Views: 82328

Re: Holiday World 2015 - Thunderbird

I think it's really cool B&M is starting to get into launches. Hopefully this one is a success, and we get something launched next. Also, it's interesting this also has a slow twist soon before the brakes, just like Banshee. I bet lots of execs from Cedar Fair will be venturing to Holiday World ...
by TimgHill
Jul 28, 2014 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Other Amusement Parks
Topic: Holiday World 2015 - Thunderbird
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Johnlloyd Went to Kings Island: July 8th-9th

That's unfortunate you didn't get on Diamondback or Banshee; those were my favourites, along with night rides on The Beast, which are legendary. On my trip in May, I found Vortex to be nearly unrideable. Going so slowly through the corkscrews after the MCBR then crushing force through the batwing wa...
by TimgHill
Jul 28, 2014 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Events and Trip Reports
Topic: Johnlloyd Went to Kings Island: July 8th-9th
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Guardathon - CWMania Event - May 25, 2014

I think Behemoth is the test for seatbelts. Leviathan might get them next year. However, the style of the belts on Behemoth won't work on Leviathan, there isn't space. Leviathan needs seatbelts that adjust like on Top Thrill or MF, rather than the kind that retract like Behemoth has, there isn't eno...
by TimgHill
Jul 03, 2014 10:26 am
 
Forum: Events and Trip Reports
Topic: Guardathon - CWMania Event - May 25, 2014
Replies: 179
Views: 5981

Re: Guardathon - CWMania Event - May 25, 2014

^I asked after. It seems like the park's official answer is that they were receiving complaints about Behemoth not being safe, and so to keep the guests happy they installed seatbelts. Unfortunate that so many people were complaining, but from the park's perspective it makes sense.
by TimgHill
Jul 01, 2014 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Events and Trip Reports
Topic: Guardathon - CWMania Event - May 25, 2014
Replies: 179
Views: 5981

Re: Cedar Point and Kings Island 2014

Early Friday morning I was getting in as many Maverick rides as I could, then heading out of the park at 10:30am to get to King's Island.

While riding Leviathan today I realized how great it would be to have Leviathan and Banshee in the same park. Perfect combination.
by TimgHill
Jun 08, 2014 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Other Amusement Parks
Topic: Cedar Point and Kings Island 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Cedar Point and Kings Island 2014

We just got back from KI to our hotel. Banshee is amazing, it was surprisingly forceful, huge, and very fast, especially coming out of the zero-g roll. We had an amazing night ride on The Beast, as usual. Diamondback definitely seems to have the same rattle and shake as Behemoth, it feels identical....
by TimgHill
May 30, 2014 10:17 pm
 
Forum: Other Amusement Parks
Topic: Cedar Point and Kings Island 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Cedar Point and Kings Island 2014

It seems like weekday evenings are the best time to go to CP. Today we got to the park around 4:30, and left about 8:15, just after closing. In that time we got on Raptor, Blue Streak, TTD, Gemini, Iron Dragon, Gatekeeper, MF (x3), Cedar Creek Mine Ride, and the train. Today we actually managed to g...
by TimgHill
May 29, 2014 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Other Amusement Parks
Topic: Cedar Point and Kings Island 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: I was wondering...

My guess would be with different management (Taft/Paramount/CF) they might market it differently (roller coaster or not), but that's just my opinion. And yes, four/five does seem pretty high for an older park.
by TimgHill
Apr 20, 2014 11:49 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was wondering...
Replies: 32
Views: 2614

Re: I was wondering...

Blauer Enzian (Remade into Thunder Run) is technically not a true roller coaster, because it's constantly powered. The other four are the "true" roller coasters, as in pulled up a hill (could also be launched), then the rest is gravity.
by TimgHill
Apr 13, 2014 10:37 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was wondering...
Replies: 32
Views: 2614

Re: Behemoth Vibrations

I think there was a suggestion a ways back that the high G Forces and heavy train made the wheels gradually become looser on the track, which allowed it to vibrate more. On TPR a while ago there was discussion about how the longer eurofighter cars with wheels near the middle have serious vibrations....
by TimgHill
Aug 31, 2013 9:32 am
 
Forum: Behemoth
Topic: Behemoth Vibrations
Replies: 102
Views: 12550

Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

I seem to re-call the president and CEO stating that this ride was still in the design phase.....Really? I've seen a lot of people mentioning this statement. I think he meant that this specific layout and program that will run on it is still in design. I believe rides that are very similar do exist...
by TimgHill
Aug 31, 2013 9:26 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!
Replies: 1207
Views: 82328

Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Rewatching the BT announcement, the guy from Triotech mentioned that there will be "lasers to shoot to fight the dragons", with a score counter. It sounds like a real roller coaster version of Boo Blasters but for older kids, in a good way that is. It seems like it will be quite innovative...
by TimgHill
Aug 30, 2013 11:14 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!
Replies: 1207
Views: 82328

Re: Sledge Hammer

It was running Monday (between thunderstorms) and today perfectly fine. Glad we have such a good maintenance team to keep this ride running :yes:
by TimgHill
Aug 30, 2013 11:04 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sledge Hammer
Replies: 174
Views: 15220
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