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So, Kings Island have announced this - it's a GCI coming in 2017 called...

 

 

It looks like a really fun GCI from that animation, it really flies through woods. Also worth noting the mysterious shed element at the end, does it contain an inversion, a track drop or just a dark ride section?

 

#Whatsintheshed?

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Yay for another new fresh woodie in the world (even if it's at a park I can't see myself visiting currently). 

 

Does look a ok a great decent coaster actually and lots of fun too. Let's hope it doesn't end up how Son Of Beast did. This is how you do a woodie towers!

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Wow..

Did by chance a 3 Year Old design the layout of SW8?

Jokes aside, looks like a beauty of a GCI.

The main layout looks great, but the shed section seems to be interesting.

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Seen some people suggesting that there could be similarities between this and SW8 what with the Mystery Shed here and the pre-ride indoor section of SW8.

 

Not necessarily saying I agree with the theory, but certainly not something to completely dismiss, depending on what happens in the Mystery Shed...

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I just checked out the Kings Island Central forum. There's some really interesting speculation there.

 

The more I think about it, the less I think that the shed will contain any kind of track feature and I now believe it will just be a dark ride section with animatronics and screens whilst the train sits on a block brake (If this thing is gonna run 3 trains, it's gonna need another block break, considering there's no MCBR).

 

Also, gamification and augmented/virtual reality are really becoming a big thing in the industry. That said, I believe the shed could contain an immersive tunnel-like 360 degree screen that could utilise some sort of motion sensor.

 

For example, the screens could show the forest 'reclaiming it's land' and this could be turned into an interactive experience if riders could destroy the forest using motion - so essentially like a shooter without the guns.

 

[Think 360 degree immersive Xbox Kinect.]

 

I doubt this technology is possible but I do now think that the shed will be an interactive dark ride section rather than any track element.

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Just the way the bottom of the shed is boxed up and the others show the supports coming through makes me think drop track. Plus the height. Could add in a really cool show thing though! 

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I'm kind of puzzled as to why they chose another woodie when they already have 4. A different type of roller coaster could've really improved their collection or in fact given them variety like no other theme park.

 

 

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13 hours ago, Project LC said:

Woodies are cheap to initially 

 

Are they?

 

This looks good, not amazing but good and solid. The sort of coaster it's ok to tack a gimmick on to the end of, rather having a crap coaster supporting the gimmick that all the effort goes into.

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So as a new coaster rises at the park, another one falls. Vortex will be closing at the park around October time after 33 years of operation,Source.

 

Surprised and saddened to hear this. It wasn’t the best coaster out there, but it was still decent for what it was. Another classic Arrow (probably) bites the dust. 

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