New Kings Island Coaster: Orion

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I just went to Cedar Point 2 months ago and IMO Millenium Force wasn't even in my top 3 for coasters at the park.
    It’s not in the top 3 at Cedar Point but it would be the best ride at KI. It shows how far ahead Cedar Point is than KI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nees1212 View Post
    Owners aren't going to out-do Cedar Point.
    To me thats a problem. Yeah for me I’m going to go to KI because I’m in Kentucky, but I live near Columbus or north, KI is irrelevant to me because I’d rather just drive to Cedar Point where the coasters are better. KI certainly is doing just fine considering it seems like they build a new ride just about every year, but as someone who loves roller coasters, CP would be getting my money if I lived between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    To me thats a problem. Yeah for me I’m going to go to KI because I’m in Kentucky, but I live near Columbus or north, KI is irrelevant to me because I’d rather just drive to Cedar Point where the coasters are better. KI certainly is doing just fine considering it seems like they build a new ride just about every year, but as someone who loves roller coasters, CP would be getting my money if I lived between the two.
    If Kings Island was serious about being more than a regional destination, which they aren't, they'd have at least a single hotel on premise. The folks in Sandusky have Kings Island right where they want it, a nice park that provides day-trips for the folks Dayton and south. That is why K.I. only markets themselves from Columbus, OH to Louisville and Lexington, and then west to Indy. All within 2 hours of the park. Cedar Point is marketed well over 4 hours away intentionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Double Deuce View Post
    If Kings Island was serious about being more than a regional destination, which they aren't, they'd have at least a single hotel on premise. The folks in Sandusky have Kings Island right where they want it, a nice park that provides day-trips for the folks Dayton and south. That is why K.I. only markets themselves from Columbus, OH to Louisville and Lexington, and then west to Indy. All within 2 hours of the park. Cedar Point is marketed well over 4 hours away intentionally.
    I understand this and it makes sense. It’s still frustrating as someone who lives in the area KI markets to, to see them consistently build rides a tier below CP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    It’s not in the top 3 at Cedar Point but it would be the best ride at KI. It shows how far ahead Cedar Point is than KI.
    Just curious, what are your 3 favorite coasters at CP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Just curious, what are your 3 favorite coasters at CP?
    Thinking hard about it, I would actually have Millenium Force in my top 3. Even though it’s short, Dragster has to be at the top. Then I’d go Valravn followed by Millenium Force. Maverick is great too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Thinking hard about it, I would actually have Millenium Force in my top 3. Even though it’s short, Dragster has to be at the top. Then I’d go Valravn followed by Millenium Force. Maverick is great too.
    Thanks. I couldn't pick a top 3 at CP without Millenium being on the list. I'd put them at the top personally, followed by Dragster and Maverick.

    Huge fan of tall, smooth, and speed when it comes to coasters, so I really like the look of the new one at KI. I think it'll be awesome.

    This gives KI 4 coasters that are about as good as any you will find anyplace not named CP. (new one, Diamondback, Beast, and Banshee).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Thanks. I couldn't pick a top 3 at CP without Millenium being on the list. I'd put them at the top personally, followed by Dragster and Maverick.

    Huge fan of tall, smooth, and speed when it comes to coasters, so I really like the look of the new one at KI. I think it'll be awesome.

    This gives KI 4 coasters that are about as good as any you will find anyplace not named CP. (new one, Diamondback, Beast, and Banshee).
    Oh for sure KI is one of the best parks in America for coasters enthusiasts. Only reason I’m critical of it is because it just sits in the shadow of CP. As far as favorite at KI, Beast is and likely forever will be my favorite. Just such a classic ride that feels like stepping back in time while also remaining a great ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Looks cool, but I'm with Grant, it's nothing special. Very similar to Diamondback IMO.
    Diamondback is the best coaster they have though, so if its better than DB, KI did well for their standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Diamondback is the best coaster they have though, so if it’s better than DB, KI did well for their standards.
    Banshee is actually pretty good too. I forgot about that one.

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    Am I the only one who keeps mis-reading this thread title and thinking Kings Island is putting in a roller coaster called the Onion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Am I the only one who keeps mis-reading this thread title and thinking Kings Island is putting in a roller coaster called the Onion?
    I'm in worse shape than that. I'm thinking of the "Men in Black" cat collar reference to "Orion's Belt".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Banshee is actually pretty good too. I forgot about that one.
    Banshee is solid, maybe I’m just getting old, it feels like fighter jet training. When you get older you gravitate towards the gliders lol.

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