Tuesday, October 25, 2016
It's time to address a few things, mostly where ISI has been and where we plan to go in the future. However, that is going to take a bit of time so go get yourself a drink! I'll wait.
Alright, enough of that!
Now, as some of you may have noticed, ISI hasn't been very active this year. In fact, we've been almost dead as far as some of you may be concerned. That, however, is very far from the truth. I'm alive and still here, the rest of the ISI team? Not so much.
As some may know from following me on social media, Kitsune and I have decided to go our separate ways both in blogging and in real life. We remain friends but don't anticipate working together as much in the future.. that's about it. As for Alex, she'd been busy with her own life and doesn't have the time anymore. So, as you can see, the ISI team has come down to... just me! I'm still here and I still love you!
...that said, I've also been very busy this year with getting my own life back on track. Living alone and getting my own goals into place has taken up a lot of time, this is also including a new adventure, nursing school. Yes, I've taken on the most insane thing and decided to become an LPN.
So life has been crazy, busy and a real adventure.
The State of InSanity lurks Inside and the Future-
Yes, we WILL remain a theme park and amusement park blog. New and updates may be slow considering school and clinical schedules but with 2017, I am promising to get back on the ball and more out there. Visits may be fewer and travel might be limited but I will endevor to keep things moving in the proper directions!
Also, there will be more little bits added in. Sometimes about real life, sometimes about travel that may not be park related! While I might not have gotten to many of the parks in 2016 due to both life and finances, I did get to take some new and interesting trips!
As you can see, I'm still here and on the move!
I'm going to start documenting these adventures and travels, which I will be peppering in with Theme Park and Amusement Park News plus some random bits.
I am still here and we're going to begin bringing you all new things in 2017! InSanity lurks Inside will rise again!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
We've been teased for the past couple of weeks of the big announcement from Kings Island for their 2017 project, and at long last, we're finally here! So, just what is coming to the park? What could possibly be bigger than the Banshee announcement? Well, look no further...
Mystic Timbers will be located in the Rivertown section of the park. Already home to The Beast and Diamondback, the newest creation from GCI looks to be one insane addition to the park. The lift hill will be 109ft and the first drop 97ft. Traveling at 53mph this one is going to one wild ride through the trees and cover 3m265ft of track as you fight against nature itself. The ride itself will feature 16 airtime hills and an extreme S-turn feature.
There's been talk about a shed, and this is sounding very much like what's going on with Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Is it a drop track, marking the first ever wooden coaster with such a feature? Something else all together twisted? They're not saying, but it definitely smells like something that's similar in nature.
Here's some of the official word from Kings Island on the parks 16th coaster!
"Themed to an area surrounding a lumber company becoming overrun by a mysterious medusa-like overgrowth of vines as nature reclaims its land, Mystic Timbers will be 3,265 feet in length, reach 109 feet in height and weave along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and go through an extreme S-turn, among a forest of trees, at speeds up to 53 mph.
Check out more details and the POV below!
The ride will feature a total of 16 airtime hills, a mid-course tunnel and interact with parts of the Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad and White Water Canyon attractions."
Thursday, April 7, 2016
|Image from Redeit|
When Cedar Point hinted they where keeping a secret about Valravn, the internet responded in shock.
A local news story hinted the the park still have a few secrets about their newest roller coaster which hadn't yet been made public. Users online quickly checked the webcam and it appears the new ride will come with some kind of tunnel or trench, a themed element to the ride which wasn't hinted at in the original designs. Cedar Point is keeping this new element a close secret but it's obviously under construction as you read this!
So? What can it be?
The quick, easy answer is that it's likely a pass-though building themed to the element of the ride. The truth? We're honestly not sure yet but this is a common design element with roller coasters, which often feature tunnels or trenches to give an added thrill to the attraction!
However, if your read This Piece from Michigan Live, you'll catch a quick clue- Cedar Point has said these is a part of the queue line, something which 'Cedar Point has never done before'. Which leads me to believe that the queue line may pass right thought or beside this structure. By doing such, it would let guests get an additional, up close peek at the ride as the coaster train passes though.
All speculation is abound! Until official word comes from the park, I'm going with this general idea!
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Busch Gardens Williamsburg has announced that in 2017, a brand new coaster will be coming to the park. This time, the park's first ever wooden coaster! Yep, that's right...at long last there will be a woodie within the confines of BGW.
There's not a ton of details out about this one just yet, as 2017 is a bit far off, but we do know that the coaster, built by Great Coasters International, will feature a few different elements and we know it's top speed. After a 74ft drop, riders will hit speeds of 48mph and will have 9 air time hills as trains cover over 2100ft of track. Sounds tame, but remember, some of the best coasters in the world aren't the fastest either.
Outside of that, the coaster will be going in the New France section of the park and will be themed around the idea of a Viking invasion where the settlers of New France will have to defend themselves against the invading hordes. Definitely going to be interesting to see just how that plays out with theming and other ride elements.
Speaking of that, one of the more interesting things about this is that Busch Gardens Williamsburg is involving park goers and coaster fanatics alike to help with the decision making process. Yep, you heard that right. Not only is the name of the new coaster up for a vote right now, you can vote once a day here, but they're also going to be letting everyone vote on certain elements of the ride and theming as well!
And that's about all there is at the moment. Be sure to stick around as we'll definitely be covering the developments of this all throughout the progress, and check out the full trailer for the ride below!