Khrushchev would be proud.I really dig the effort Cedar Fair is putting in recreating the typical 60's Soviet neighborhood as theming for their parks. Always great to see entities keeping historical legacy alive.
Speaking of which, has anyone checked in on the garden patch by Railblazer lately? https://coasterforce.com/forums/thr...rica-railblazer-rmc-raptor.41318/post-1052142Hey, at least Cedar Fair cares enough to plant grass under the floorless coasters they plop down in a parking lot.
To be clear, I maintain what I said last August: aggressively mediocre. Maybe just more aggressive.Remember when everyone was saying this was crap?
Now everyone's saying it's gonna kick , wonder why that is.
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The night of the announcement, @Antinos and I sat on a voice chat for nearly 2 hours afterwards trying to break down the coaster and put it in perspective. And, despite however many POVs we watched, ways we sliced what was on the table for Kings Island, and considered each and every layout photo to deduce actual ride experience/airtime, we continued to circle back to the same conclusion: Orion is as aggressively mediocre a roller coaster as they come. No frills, no tricks, nothing that makes this uniquely qualified on paper. It is a Giga coaster no more, no less.
My personal rub, as @Antinos alluded to, was the way this was announced. We got the blue prints from city hall, we got wind of possible names, we spotted the track already being fabricated. And I hoped there would be something, anything, we hadn't sniffed out already on this ride. Yet there wasn't, not in the slightest. Candymonium, a roller coaster half announced last year during Hersheypark's entry revamp announcement, somehow managed to have more mystery around it than this did. It's just disappointing, going into an announcement and having 98% of information already in hand. I'm a coaster enthusiast - I love these kinds of unveils and announcements!