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  1. I love the new decals on the International Street trashcans. Only saw one so far.
    12 points
  2. He will (thank goodness!) continue his responsibilities at KI but will take on a bigger chain-wide role with festivals. Congrats, Chef! Well deserved! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/james-d-major-prochef-ii-265ba39_fun-activity-6853465147348959232-7QJO
    11 points
  3. I wish Drop Tower would get a completely new scheme, it's looking rather dated with the mostly-original scheme just getting touched up a few times. Diamondback's track is faded, but the worst part is how bad the yellow lift structure is. It either needs a new coat, or just paint it to match the rest of the structure which hasn't really faded much. Banshee has faded a lot faster than I expected, and could use some attention. Perhaps darker blue on the structure to limit fading. BUT... Most of all I want Baynum to make Racer look like new for the 50th anniversary.
    8 points
  4. Lost Backwoods Bayou, Urgent Scare, Rivertown Reaping, Dance of the Macabre, Blackout, and Wolfpack. Traded Field of Screams for Corn-ered Backwoods Bayou and Wolfpack were both bottom of the pack to a lot of people. Urgent Scare and Rivertown Reaping were most likely cut due to the pandemic (Hospital and Plague doctors) Blackout was probably a similar reason due to touching the walls to work your way around the maze. Dance of the Macabre was under the Eiffel Tower which is getting its repaint. All of these moves make since to me, and I can say that we have a rather good and large crew for Slaughterhouse this year. I have always been a quality over quantity guy. Plus with all the food offerings and Tricks or Treats Fallfest, I think we are going to have a great season. I hope to see many of you there. Come visit Slaughterhouse for the freshest cuts of meat in town. We are dying to "meat" you.
    8 points
  5. I believe they have stated many times Racer will never run backwards again as it never was designed to go backwards and PTC's instructions were to run it forwards only.
    7 points
  6. Went Friday and had an amazing time. Figured it would feel much more crowded and it wasn't even that bad. Didn't do the mazes because was with the kids--but even the scare actors were creepy but not too over-zealous. Loved that basically everything was open. Daughter finally hit 54'' so her 1st time on DB and Orion were both at night! This is the best time of year and I love to see the park put to such good use.
    7 points
  7. Outrageous. Next they will come for our cargo shorts and soon after pockets altogether. Eventually even us men will have no option but to wear yoga pants and it will be the scariest most terrifying Haunt ever!
    7 points
  8. Here are some updates from yesterday:
    6 points
  9. If it is anything like Time Traveler I want it at KI. Poor MA can't even get their name spelled right in the poll.
    6 points
  10. Here’s how I look at it: In 2017-2018 the United States experienced it’s most intense spike in Flu related deaths. Covid killed over 300,000 people in 2020. You can deny the vaccine, but you can’t deny dead people. Asking for a proof of vaccination or a negative test result isn’t a violation of anyone’s rights. I wish every park, concert, sporting event would require this.
    6 points
  11. Prozac prescription was out of date.
    5 points
  12. Diamondback needs a new paint job bad!!!
    5 points
  13. https://www.kingsislandgear.com/collections/new-apparel/products/racer-tee Here is the link to the shirts and in the Facebook post KI mentions "Whoops! Our printer got this one "Backwards!" This version of the soft style Gildan tee will be available for a limited time only. Free Shipping offer applies to this item only. " This seems like oddly specific use of word backwards and the fact its being sold as official merch makes me believe this is a subtle tease for a backwards racer side once again. I mean the GP absolutely loved when it went backwards and i still hear people talking about how much they miss it. Including enthusiasts. So what do you guys think about it?
    5 points
  14. The only reason I am bringing this up is because KI has been making a lot of small changes to the park and the parks 50th is coming up. I didn’t just jump to conclusions just because of old ride merch being sold . I’m still convinced that nothing is going to happen as far as racer is concerned but KI has a history of making teasers. The probability is never Zero Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  15. Went to KI and... is this a new teaser or have we already found this one? I haven't seen any pictures of it...
    5 points
  16. Love where you're heart's at, but this may be one piece of history they don't want to bring up.
    5 points
  17. KIC Haunt 2021 photos have been uploaded. Hopefully more to come, but here is almost 200 to get you started.
    5 points
  18. Jes has had a huge hand in turning around that department. Doesn’t anyone else find it weird to crave Kings Island food in the off-season now?
    4 points
  19. 4 points
  20. This reiterates the Orion story but clearly says 2022. Any thoughts?
    4 points
  21. I went up to Kings Island tonight expecting rain to quell the crowds. Alas, that didn't occur until later and the rain only served to close the park slightly early. Got a full round of rides on the big coasters sans Backlot and grabbed a few rides on Drop Tower and Delirium to boot. I seriously need to ride Delirium more. Its such a great flat, especially at night seeing all the colors of the park fly by at various angles. Rain did help in the wooden coaster department. Got my first taste of Racer in the rain with the re-tracking, and oh boy is it so, so, so goooooood. For Beast, I knocked off a bucket list item in getting to ride it during a thunderstorm. 2 cells had just enough space to allow the last 2 trains of the night to dispatch, I got LROTN, and it is something out of the RL Stine novel. Completely insane and awesome. One of my favorite night rides I've ever had. Planned on 1-1, but decided on 4-2 instead, which, not only protected me from the rain a bit, but I also got to see the train silhouetted against the 2nd tunnel via lightning, which is the most epic Beast moment ever. I also got my first night rides on Orion, and it delivered pretty well. Good lighting package, and the first drop feels like it takes forever and feels like you're dropping into a big black void. Also helps that it, Banshee and Bat were hauling a** tonight. Bat in particular had an extra dose of intensity to it. Also, also, I miss Vortex.
    4 points
  22. 4 points
  23. I so love that they are bringing more of the original logo back. I love the simplicity and script of that original logo. I can`t wait to see what other things they have in store for the 50th anniversary.
    4 points
  24. Small things like this go a long way!
    4 points
  25. This one is off the KI Season Pass FB page. Wow!
    4 points
  26. Okay can we take a second and talk about the brisket they have in the Coney BBQ now? It is honestly the best thing I have ever had there and I am REALLY impressed (coming from a grill master that's pretty good). I am really excited to see what offerings they have at Winterfest this year because if this summer has been a testament to their dedication to food quality, I can't wait for this winter!
    4 points
  27. If you asked 10 different people why it was changed on 10 different occasions then you’ll get different answers each time. I feel like the reasoning given in the book is just another narrative.
    4 points
  28. You only look up half the time. The other half you look down.
    4 points
  29. True with PTC trains, but what if they replaced the trains with ones that a manufacturer says could go backwards.... Remember once upon a time they said Winterfest would never come back either... Never is a long time and personnel and ownership and technology change...
    4 points
  30. Skylab would actually be a theme-fitting reused name for something in A72. Escape room, interactive attraction, etc would be nice uses for Chaos. Could even keep the same name since they have that nice sign from the overall theme package on the building already.
    4 points
  31. If your trusted friend thinks they are right they aren't really lying to you even if they are wrong. A trustworthy source can still be a bad one. I bet they mean well but may be doing more harm than good. Social media is a terrible source as well. Keep in mind Google merely finds information, it doesn't vet it. It also prioritizes info that draws clicks without regard for it's accuracy. As far as antibodies go they are all natural since your body makes them itself. The vaccine causes a somewhat different reaction resulting in different antibodies but the end effect is the same. From all I've read the vaccine response is superior but doesn't last as long requiring a booster shot to keep antibodies active in the body. Antibodies from an infection last around a year while the vaccine lasts about 8 months. Having both is better than either alone. Your chance of infection with the vaccine from Delta is around 30 percent. Eliminating 70 percent of the risk is still a good result. This also helps to stop the virus from mutating.
    4 points
  32. Prefabbed pieces. They used them on Racer. Should they do Beast next??? https://thegravitygroup.com/new-wooden-coaster-track-announced/?fbclid=IwAR1uwv4uqg2oxEANASahEaxQRaNt3pqRzqApLGMVd54odu0B_7NTtiq66HM
    4 points
  33. We stayed in a Hickory cabin this time. It's a good 2ft wider than the Aspen and given the kitchen isn't U shaped it seems more spacious in the living area. Even with the sofa pulled out, it's easy to walk around. The bedroom is smaller with less closet space, and have to turn sideways to walk beside the bed. But there are multiple closets in the Hickory vs the couple in Aspen. Bathroom also isn't as cramped, easier to change in, and has storage for toiletries. Between the 2 cabins if we had a large family the Hickory would be more functional as long as 4 kids didn't mind sharing the loft. The pool was still open if you wanted to take a polar plunge. And Fall activities we also posted. Also took time to walk around and noticed the lack of blinds in the loft and beside the bunk bed has been resolved, and could see many other cabins had them installed as well. Wood Sorel Way continues to have some work done, seems to be slow going. Hemlock area has blacktop, picnic tables, and grills.
    4 points
  34. I hope Haunt never comes to Sundays at KI. Fall Sundays (including a great time today!) are some of my favorite times to visit the park.
    4 points
  35. I have been lurking on this forum for a while finally registered tonight. Got to the park at 10:15 this morning. Early gold pass rides on Diamondback to start the day. Walked on Mystic Timbers and The Beast at park open. Early arrivals had the pick of any ride they wanted. It got packed after sundown! Left at 8:30PM and people were still streaming in and the parking lot was full. 11 until about 4 was great after that the park was packed. Kill Mart had at least a 2 hour wait at around 8pm.
    4 points
  36. Valravn: black track with purple supports
    4 points
  37. Made an Intamin Blitz concept. The name is STALLION. The queue house goes overtop the second launch
    3 points
  38. I would venture a guess that Maverick is currently the most sophisticated coaster in Ohio. You also have to consider that there was a shortened season in 2020. Most coasters, even B&M's, take longer than that to get over their bugs. I would think that some of that time trickled into 2021 for Orion. I trust B&M and by next season or 2023, it should be on par with DB and Banshee for lack of downtime. I'm with Brad, I've seen it down a few times, but nothing more than 15-20 minutes, mostly ghost trains during my visits.
    3 points
  39. Yeah they will be dropping in on another ride soon...
    3 points
  40. They are! $14.02 online. https://cf-ki.store.cffunki.com/packageDetails/10063548/navItem/Extras?_cid=298805220.1634226448&queueittoken=e_cedarkingsisland~q_42825c3a-6f3d-4c21-b1f4-f0c5142a607a~ts_1634226630~ce_true~rt_safetynet~h_c85f4f8868d4e274eac758518c81550efc6c3bb5f31830b6cdc6ff242bbd451a
    3 points
  41. The ride is all lit up like it’s ready to open. Taken Thursday:
    3 points
  42. My daughter and I went last Saturday and enjoyed the torrentuous downpour like everyone else … oof. This Friday was Haunt alive again - many scare actors and awesome weather to enjoy night rides on Mystic Timbers, Diamondback, Orion, and Adventure Express. Yes, Adventure Express with its recent repairs is again an enjoyable night ride.
    3 points
  43. And you have to do more than Chef plate offerings, and tasting events to get that as well. Why does Dollywood and Knoebels get this award - they do not have chain places providing food around every corner. When KI gets more offerings like the French Quarter and Brewhouse and Coney and Smokehouse BBQ and moves away from the Skyline and LaRosa's type offerings and more of the meals are the quality of the Chef Plate and tasting events and Brewhouse and French Quarter and BBQ, then we will see KI make a serious run at that category.
    3 points
  44. Perhaps Chaos is getting turned into an all-season indoor attraction as part of the area theme?
    3 points
  45. What if Cedar Point removed Power Tower (S&S Space Shot) to make room for a new Top Thrill Dragster queue/station extension and relocated the ride to Kings Island with the new spin shot seats on two of the towers? Drop Tower could be removed as part of the eventual Action Zone redo. I will admit this idea is a bit out there.
    3 points
  46. That they do, I would be surprised if it is any kind of ride. More food options would be great. I would love to see a giant swing, like Skyhawk and 2 more flat rides back there. Kings Island has great coasters, but truly lacking on the flat ride side of things.
    3 points
  47. I get where Coaster Salley is going. Its certainly not legally the parents fault, but if it was me, that would be of little solace cause I'd still blame myself. Personally, I've never really thought much about it, I always check my youngest kids seastbelts before doing my own, but that is mostly a function of just helping them get the mechanics down. My oldest (13) I never check and trust me if it was learned that he was injured or killed because he thought it would be 'cool' to sit on top of the seat belt rather than be secure I'd be besides myself. Similarly, without knowing the height requirements nor the height of the child, it is entirely possible that the kid was old enough to ride it without an adult, with perhaps an older brother or even by him/herself. My 5 year old is tall enough to ride The Beast and Mystic Timbers by himself, but I wouldn't let that happen as I'd want to keep an eye on him. However, I've let my then 9 year old ride The Racer by himself while I watched my then 1 year old in a stroller and my wife and middle daughter rode The scrambler together. Again, I'd certainly be kicking myself if something had happened to my oldest on those occasions. Blame is 100% on the ride ops, but the feeling of guilt will remain with both the ride ops and the parents for the rest of their lives.
    3 points
  48. Have to imagine they could remove and replace the tunnel if needed . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  49. Considering part of The Beast had to be re-tracked in the middle of the current season, they should probably retrack large sections of it. Not sure how easily you could put prefab pieces on Beast though, especially inside those tunnels?
    3 points
  50. They could be very, very uncomfortable... I learned on the TOGO standups, the 'seat' shouldn't have been used to support weight, if you used it as a seat, the ride was going to be like getting a prostate exam from a bicycle seat...
    3 points
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