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  2. chibul

    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    Everything I saw on the news was completely accurate - this was an absolutely devastating storm. Flooding is still occurring, nearly two weeks later. It's not relevant to this topic but to claim that the media "created" the hurricane is to not pay attention to what's really going on in the Carolinas, even right now.
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  4. disco2000

    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    The media has been creating the news for years now instead of reporting the news. Everyone has to be the first to report it even if it is wrong... need an example - look at the hurricane coverage...
  5. TheRickster

    Kings Island Confirms removal of Coaster

    Honestly I don't think it would. It would generate a lot of buzz, while people with families will still be reached because of the antique cars. They are clearly targeting a different market with antique cars vs. another new coaster. I'd say ANY press would increase pass sales. It might put some people off on visiting until next year but just coaster enthusiasts and this parks bread and butter is the couple times a month family visits.
  6. TheRickster

    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    lmao... the news is out of control... They literally are just reporting pure random rumors now. *facepalm*
  7. Jeffp

    History of the Haunt

    You have absolutely no idea how happy I am to hear you speak about the curse of the Crypt. I was 9 years old in 2004 so I couldn’t remember what it was called but I remembered it being by The Racer tracks and the crawling part. I even spoke to my dad about this and he didn’t remember it so I went on a hunt to find information about it and have finally came across something!! If I remember correctly there were two ways to go at the start and they let someone choose as well? This was an awesome attraction and nothing has lived up to me being 9 years old and screaming when that light turned on when I was crawling!!
  8. SonofBaconator

    Future changes to the shed?

    Can we please get Rick Rolled next season in the shed next season? My life would be complete if I was in the shed and they played
  9. BoddaH1994

    Kentucky Kingdom

    The maintenance cost of Firehawk alone is more than KK’s entire steel coaster budget.
  10. BoddaH1994

    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    Shows KIC. More importantly, it shows my post about how it’s Firehawk before anyone saw the funeral scene.
  11. They have said they are going to announce which coaster is leaving this week. And no, they will not announce the 2020 coaster until sometime next season. That would kill 2019 season pass sales to announce it now.
  12. Imperial79

    Kings Island Confirms removal of Coaster

    I don't think KI would sell KK a piece of their history (today anyway), when they know some will be nostalgic, and instead of visiting KI, they'll go down and visit KK for the memories.. Vortex is pretty popular still and The Bat I doubt they'll take out, since they just renamed it.. I wonder if they'll give us more hints in the graveyard in a few days?
  13. Slim328

    Plus size riders, what can I ride?

    I’m 6’4 and 225 FOF was very tight on me.. after locked it felt like couldn’t breath.. so I got off
  14. Phantom Theater

    Kings Island Confirms removal of Coaster

    Does anyone else think this is really extra just to announce a coasters removal? Is there some kind of theme here for a new coaster that will be announced at the same time? It all just seems, fishy. Maybe nothing will leave at all and its an elaborate marketing campaign. (One can dream, I don't want to see anything go )
  15. VortexBFForever

    Ask Kings Island a Question

    ^On that note... ...Can we have a 360 POV of Vortex?!? I would love to see a 360 of my favorite ride (especially during the offseason )
  16. SonofBaconator

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Also fits my Cedar Point/ Kings Island 20 years later theory Magnum XL-200- 1989/ Diamondback-2009 Raptor- 1994/ Banshee- 2014 Millennium Force- 2000/ Kings Island Giga-2020
  17. SonofBaconator

    Kentucky Kingdom

    The more that I think about it, the more I see Firehawk coming to Kentucky Kingdom. First refer to a comment I made on the "Kings Island Confirms Removal of Coaster" Thread In addition, Firehawk is a double used coaster so I'm sure a price could be negotiated that was suitable for both companies. The distance from KI to KK is literally under two hours away so shipping won't be as strenuous or costly as buying a brand new coaster and having it shipped. It will still be an old KI coaster so KK might draw in some Cincinnatians, and other KI fans that might feel nostalgic. Kentucky Kingdom gets a new, unique coaster, and Kings Island gets more land and loses all the maintenance issues Firehawk had over the years.
  18. markr

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Giga for 2020 would certainly be fitting. That will be 20th anniversary of first giga, MF. ps Its been ages since I have posted. Hope you are all well.
  19. A dive coaster that uses the valley by the Batwing to cross under the pathway to or from the area by BLSC would be interesting.
  20. SonofBaconator

    Kings Island Confirms removal of Coaster

    Am I the only one who doesn't think that the demise of Firehawk and the reveal of "Kentucky Flyer" isn't a coincidence? Kentucky Kingdom released the name of their new attraction but didn't specify what exactly was coming to the park- in comparison Kings Island confirmed that a coaster was leaving but didn't say which one. This leads me to speculate that the announcements will go hand in hand where KI announces that Firehawk will leave then Kentucky Kingdom will make a full announcement for Kentucky Flyer. This is all based on a lot of "ifs" but there could be a lot of truth to it.
  21. Is this a RMC thread? I may be lost.
  22. secretcoasternerd

    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    Jeez Google Maps really needs to catch up to google earth- Google Maps Satellite image still shows SOB lol I guess I still think Firehawk is the most likely candidate here, but I was wondering what y'all think a big B&M project for 2020 means for the park's 50th in 2022? One of the biggest things the park needs (imo) is a new front entrance; the outdated current one is a pretty disappointing way to welcome guests to the park. A beautiful, new, signature entrance would be a great milestone anniversary piece and I love the way coasters interact with the entrances at CP and Carowinds. But I feel like two major coasters in two years isn't gonna happen? But just the entrance doesn't seem like enough for 50th? Also I know RMC SOB is just a meme at this point, but what are the chances of KI getting any RMC at some point in the near future? With all the allusions to SOB, the planks popping up in Banshee's queue, etc., could it be hints toward an RMC even if the SOB part is just a red herring? RMC would really be a style of coaster they don't yet have and would love to see one come to my home park as I've haven't ridden one yet.
  23. Slim328

    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    Didn’t the new “Bat” when it Top Gun have red and black grey??? Can see it being this ride the Old Bat died and now the new Bat is dying too
  24. I flipped quite a few rocks on google and found that the #3 train prior to being rebuilt by Crown was originally a 0-6-2T H.K. Porter named Melodia B., Interesting enough there was another steam locomotive that operated at the same plantation at the time which was a Baldwin 0-4-4RT named Maud L. After both being taken out of service. Maud L. was sold to Cedar Point as one of the first locomotives to operate at Cedar Point. While Melodia B. ended up going through a couple owners prior to being rebuilt as a 2-6-2 Crown, then later to be acquired by Pat Hall, a developer of Carowinds. It’s stable mate Maud L. was rebuilt from a 0-4-4RT to a 2-4-4T while at Cedar Point and after 30 years was traded for Disney’s 2-4-4 Davenport (rebuilt as a 2-4-0, now known as the G.A. Boeckling.) Maud L. was given a Disney rebuild and is know known as the Ward Kimball operating out of Disneyland. Coincidentally both Ward Kimball (Maud L.) and #3 (Melodia B.) are operating in California and are pulling Disney passenger cars. https://pcrailroad.wordpress.com/2007/01/20/history-of-no-3/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Point_%26_Lake_Erie_Railroad
  25. IndyGuy4KI

    Kings Island is getting rid of a coaster!

    Please use the threads Disco linked above. Thanks!
  26. homestar92

    Kings Island Confirms removal of Coaster

    I mean, it's not like RMC leaves the track in place when they refurb rides. They're quite used to working with wooden support structures. However, it's worth noting that while RMC has done some crazy stuff with small rides (Hurler and Twisted Twins being notable examples, Adventure Express is WAY too small for the typical RMC design. Most RMCs at least marginally resemble their original form. RMC Adventure Express would be a brand new ride with a very very small amount of reused support structure.
  27. IndyGuy4KI

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Is that a possible Fountain ERT location I see there?
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