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Hey Folks,
I've been following the "Fan" sites a while, you folks are the best source of news outside of a press release!

So I have a question to pose to you.
Today I was writing up a bit about Freestyle Music Park selling off all their rides on the Italintl website. I know in the past they sold rides both from Kings Island (King Cobra) and Kings Dominion (HyperSonic XLC). As it normally happens when I'm doing research- I went off on a side tangent to find out more about each ride, this lead me to playing with Google Earth.

...then I found this!
What is this?! What did it belong too? Why is it behind Hurler and Grizzly?!
Who better to ask then the people who know the park inside-out and upside-down. So, does anyone happen to know the answer?

The image is older, from 2012 (according to the date on Google Earth's Timeline). S
 
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RE: KD Random Question- What is This?!

That would be the old turn and supports from Intimidator 305. If you're familiar with all of the issues with the wheels melting under the heat and such, then it's pretty easy to explain. They remodeled the first turn after the drop to better fit the ride. While some still black out (like myself) , the wheels don't melt nearly as quickly anymore, which fixes the majority of issues.

tl; dr It's the old I305 turn.

Hope this helps!
 
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RE: KD Random Question- What is This?!

Evan,

Thank You! Spotting things like that drive me completely bonkers until I find an answer! So that's what it is, I didn't even think about the re-design when I saw that lurking in the wood.
 
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RE: KD Random Question- What is This?!

It's no problem! I didn't answer one of your questions... it's placed behind Grizzly/ Hurler because that is where the KD graveyard is. You will notice El Dorado and some other little things back there also.

InSanitylurksInside said:
Hey Folks,
I've been following the "Fan" sites a while, you folks are the best source of news outside of a press release!

And also thank you for this statement!
 
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RE: KD Random Question- What is This?!

I like how they are just sitting there waiting for some unsuspecting *fan* to wander along and take a little two ton piece home with them. :p
 
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