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Post November 23rd, 2019, 2:42 pm

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That just doesn't look real. I love it.
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Post December 23rd, 2019, 6:23 am
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Post December 24th, 2019, 9:47 pm

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Looks amazing! B&M is always such a work of art!
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Post December 30th, 2019, 6:16 am
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Post December 30th, 2019, 9:49 am
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The persepctive really threw me there - I couldn't work it out and thought it might be a weird 2-across B&M like the one off train they made for Fuji Q?
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Post December 30th, 2019, 12:45 pm

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Traintastic26 wrote:


mkingy wrote:
The persepctive really threw me there - I couldn't work it out and thought it might be a weird 2-across B&M like the one off train they made for Fuji Q?


No No lol its 4 across
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Post January 24th, 2020, 6:31 pm

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hard to tell where the track ends so far but yes the supports for the rest of the ride are up, also if you are in the Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky/West Virginia area, there is a first rider auction with a minimum donation of $150! All proceeds will go to A Kid Again. So far there is $11K donated and raised!!!!
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https://www.firstgiving.com/event/410830/Orion-First-Riders-Auction
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Post February 6th, 2020, 3:47 pm

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Just a heads up, it was posted on another sites forum but the orion webcam will be coming down until the end of march.
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Looks like it's gone already
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Post February 9th, 2020, 4:36 pm

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Trains are all on the track. Wit the webcam being took down, one can only imagine that the ride might be operational soon.
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Post February 23rd, 2020, 8:18 pm

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Seems to keep it's speed really well. Excited for this one!
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Post February 24th, 2020, 1:01 am

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Very excited to have this ride basically in my back yard. Ill be sure to post a TR from Opening Day/First Rider Event when the day comes!!!!
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Post March 5th, 2020, 8:34 pm

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New content from Kings Island!!!! Drone footage of Orion (it is legal) of Orion's layout here :

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In other new's if some dont recall, Vortex's trains (and Firehawk's) trains where sent to sister park Carowinds. Firehawk last year and Vortex this year. Firehawk's became part donors to Nighthawk and well................................... Vortex's have replaced the Carolina Cyclone's trains (or some car's)

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If you go here, WCCB, A news station out of Charlotte with the series Wilson's World stopped by the park. Around the 7:50 mark of the video they show Cyclone's trains...................which in turn are Vortex trains.
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Post March 6th, 2020, 3:20 am
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It should also be noted that this coaster will be getting a soundtrack from a familiar name...:

More of our music coming to the states: We're happy to announce, that Kings Island's tallest, fastest and longest steel coaster Orion will get a soundtrack by IMAscore!


Believe it or not, this is only their second soundtrack they have done for a USA attraction. The first one being Mystic Timbers, also at Kings Island.

Source: https://twitter.com/IMAscore/status/1234827479883407361

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Post June 26th, 2020, 3:32 pm
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Wow, that was quite short. When I expected it to hit the MCBR it apparently was already the final brake run. :lol:
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Dirk_Ermen wrote:
Wow, that was quite short. When I expected it to hit the MCBR it apparently was already the final brake run. :lol:


The originality, I'm gagging. Orion's ride time is right on par with Leviathan (and both are a hair longer than I305), but an additional element would have gone a long way. Orion's elements are all kind of more deliberate than Leviathan's were, and it definitely has a stronger second half. Looks like it gives a solid ride, even if it's easy to lament the towering brake run.

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