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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:39 pm

Dan wrote:
If you have ridden the Swarm, you would know how comfy these style restraints are. Really looking forward to a testing video!


Swarms seats are so comfy, you could literally fall asleep in them, comfiest ride seats i've ever sat in, along with Mondial's Gladiator, and Danters Air.
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:54 pm

I agree, The Swarms seats are so comfortable, non of that hitting your head on the restrains to but on a B&M invert the train just looks ugly...
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:35 am

RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
I agree, The Swarms seats are so comfortable, non of that hitting your head on the restrains to but on a B&M invert the train just looks ugly...


Oh I completely disagree :)

I think they look awesome! Cant wait to see them flying around the track!
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:59 pm

I'll reserve opinion on how they look until I see pictures of the train going through manoeuvres, I can understand why they look bulky compared to what were are used to with the throw down plastic frame.

I for one absolutely love the Swarm restraints, yes they look better on a Wing Rider, but B&M are right to apply the restraints to their existing portfolio.    Record breaking B&M Invert with new super comfy seats, no need to worry about tensing you neck up, it's a win win in my book.
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:00 am

The construction of the station continues to progress - you can see the brick facade on the left hand side.

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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:40 am

Is there any theme for the ride?
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:44 am

lf2001 wrote:
Is there any theme for the ride?


The theme is pretty much summarised by the name. The idea is that you are riding on a 'banshee' (female spirit), with the backstory suggesting that there were sightings and screams dating back to when the park was first constructed.
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:08 am

lewis97 wrote:
lf2001 wrote:
Is there any theme for the ride?


The theme is pretty much summarised by the name. The idea is that you are riding on a 'banshee' (female spirit), with the backstory suggesting that there were sightings and screams dating back to when the park was first constructed.

creepy af tbh
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:41 am

Nothing special and it may have been mentioned, but on the live view we can see that the lift hill, brake run and station lights are all on. Could this be night time testing??
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:07 pm

Kings Island have uploaded a photo of Banshee's first test run to their twitter.

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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:06 pm

Wonder if it has a B&M rawr...
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:01 am

Apart from the front row, the wheel covers seem to be off :)
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:48 pm

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/features ... e/6514397/

Yes, it's a double post, but HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! THIS THING IS MASSIVE! (and loud :P)
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:20 pm

Well I think we can safely say we have that famous roar!

That's such a tease!! Can't wait to see more!!
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:25 pm

DannyG wrote:
Well I think we can safely say we have that famous roar!

That's such a tease!! Can't wait to see more!!


The rawr is of a B&M invert is what every park needs or otherwise it is dead
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:17 pm

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KI Fb, Black train testing ohh
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:26 pm

Aren't they all black??
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:54 pm

DannyG wrote:
Aren't they all black??

No ](*,)
 
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:14 pm

So I've been refreshing the live view camera to see testing of the rid, here are my screenshots :)

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These can also give a good look at how quickly the trains are dispatched
If you go on the website and keep refreshing the page each minute you should see that both trains are running :)
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Re: Banshee, Kings Island - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:20 am

With just under 2 weeks until Kings Island opens, the finishing touches are being added to the ride.

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