New B&M at King's Island in 2009Kings Island: Anyone know anything about it?
From Don NealConstruction has started at King's Island across the way from the Beast in what used to be the "Swan Lake". It was drained and is being replaced with a man made pond equipped for what looks like tracks support and a splash down area. Rumors are according to KICentral.com and a few others I investigated that it will be something like Griffon or one of the others that will spray up water at the base of a hill.
Posted June 16, 2008 at 3:02 PM
I hadn't heard anything about this until my sister went last week and told me about it so I started digging and found some photos of the construction and a few rumors.
This could be a great addition to King's Island as they could really use another large attraction to help with load times at the other attractions. The last three that were built (not including Firehawk) have all been disappointing or suffered a lot of problems like Son of Beast, Stunt Track, and the old Tomb Raider ride now known as the Crypt).
Let us know if you have heard or know anything. Thanks!
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From steve leeEverything I've heard says hypercoaster, not a vertical drop like Griffon/Sheikra.
Posted June 16, 2008 at 3:55 PM
It sounds like a very solid addition for King's Island. It's a really nice park, but their steel selection is weak.
From Derek PotterConstruction is underway, most of which is currently taking place at Swan Lake, which is across from The Beast on one side and Italian Job on the other. All signs point to a B&M Hypercoaster, although nothing has been announced quite yet. It looks like there may be a splashdown effect, but it could be nothing as well.
Posted June 17, 2008 at 6:03 PM
A hypercoaster would be good for the park. Kings Island is lacking a bit in the steel coaster department. They need some height other than Son of Beast.
From Logan DeckerIts gonna be big, Im feelin really good about this coaster! Screamscape.com has talked about this for quite a while, says alot of good things about it!... Check it out!
Posted June 17, 2008 at 8:37 PM
From Don NealSounds exciting, we are going next weekend, doesn't sound like there will be much to see, but still cool to hear that they are adding something with such potential.
Posted June 18, 2008 at 6:31 AM
From Logan DeckerI've heard rumors of it being well over 200ft!
Posted June 20, 2008 at 8:55 PM
Im hearing alot of talk about it, im pretty hyped!
From Logan Deckerscreamscape says that rumors are saying that there will be a third drop of 240ft.!!!! (using terrian)
Posted June 26, 2008 at 7:53 PM
From Justin Spisto^ The only way I can believe that is if it is a terrain drop.
Posted June 26, 2008 at 8:58 PM
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