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  1. Kings Dominion and Canada's Wonderland didn't have the same stand up ride that Kings Island had. I rode all three and their similarities were different. The stand up coaster at each park gave over 20 million rides and remained popular with guests from the day they opened until giving their last rides. The retirement of each of the three rides were met with a great deal of sadness by guests. For some it was their first big coaster, or their favorite ride. For others it may have been the site of their first job. Literally thousands of people have wonderful memories of these stand up coasters.
    16 points
  2. People question it because its the 1st giga to have a 300ft drop but not have its highest peak crest the 300ft mark. If Orion was 300ft with a 287ft drop you'd have people saying its not a giga because the drop isn't 300ft. You fall 300ft regardless of height so its a giga.
    12 points
  3. Not to mention, even if you don't die—there's a myriad of other reasons that make this a serious issue whether it's long term effects or simply not spreading it to those who can't afford to be out of work or are the only ones providing for a family, etc. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. And just give a darn about your fellow human. The more we do all that, the sooner this is all over.
    12 points
  4. Someone is awfully quiet all of a sudden...
    11 points
  5. Cedar Fair themselves coined the term giga, so they have the authority to modify that definition as needed. As of 2020, they define a giga coaster as any coaster with a height or drop of at least 300 feet, the latter of which Orion has. If Orion is not a giga, then that means Phantom's Revenge at Kennywood (168 ft tall; 228-ft second drop) is not a hyper. I have not heard anyone question whether Phantom's Revenge is a hyper.
    10 points
  6. I wish. I've been isolating as much as possible because I have people on my life I have to take care of and going out to places like KI, even with PPE, isn't worth it to me personally.
    10 points
  7. Live look at some people on this forum rn
    10 points
  8. No, it doesn't. I'm not on the lookout for things like this when I experience attractions. I'm just trying to enjoy the moment and have fun.
    10 points
  9. 9 points
  10. "They?" I can only speak for myself, but I have been fortunate enough to have ridden the following Stand-Up coasters in my life: King Cobra (Kings Island), Shockwave (Kings Dominion), Skyrider (Canadas Wonderland), Chang (Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom), Georgia Scorcher (Six Flags over Georgia), Iron Wolf (Six Flags Great America), Riddler's Revenge (Six Flags Magic Mountain), Mantis (Cedar Point), Vortex (Carowinds), and Batman the Escape (Astroworld.) Of course opinions about coasters is subjective. But out of those, King Cobra and Skyrider easily held my top spots. Chang proba
    9 points
  11. Here's one interesting 50th anniversary idea that I have. Maybe Kings Island could get rid of Boo Blasters, without tearing down the show building of coarse. By doing that they could re-theme the ride back to, wait for it, The Phantom Theater! I think if Kings Island did that, I'm willing to bet that it'll probably please a good amount of their fans. Below is some old concept art for the ride.
    8 points
  12. The legacy lives on at Carowinds. https://www.coaster101.com/2020/09/03/carolina-cyclone-receives-new-trains-with-help-from-kings-islands-Vortex/?fbclid=IwAR17JMo_HSlRqIexLekMj68nlc6Z0VPWYto_OQ07qzTsaK0REBqanxOJQhc
    8 points
  13. A small little mock up concept of a gerstlauer infinity coaster in The Vortex plot. The name is Cliff Diver. Credit for picture goes to Trevor Martin
    8 points
  14. I intentionally made this thread as myself in the Rumors forum. Why? Because I did not want a few flags and paint on the ground to turn into "Kings Island is building a new coaster." By putting this thread in the Rumors forum, it is clear KICentral.com is presenting this thread as non factual and is just members having a discussion. The intent for this thread was to point out some flags and speculate on realistic ideas of what they might mean. Please understand, not being open minded to discuss other options and opinions takes the fun out of the thread. You then start hurting your cred
    8 points
  15. Paint The Racer red, white and blue again. Re-track it. Make The Racer Great Again!
    8 points
  16. Please do some research into these things before spreading false information. That is not remotely what the CDC said, and not how human health works. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/31/trump-picks-up-where-fox-news-left-off-with-new-coronavirus-death-toll-conspiracy-theory/
    8 points
  17. @Kyle Kruthoffer, dam son. Included is a Togo promo video for the stand up model. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/august/the-astro-comet-remembering-king-cobra What are your memories of King Cobra?
    8 points
  18. Not my photo...found it on Pinterest.
    8 points
  19. The yellow lines in this picture demonstrate approximately the general area where the covered archway once was. You can still easily make out the old path area.
    8 points
  20. Lets be real, this isn't the coaster wars. This isn't early 2000s Cedar Point or Worlds of Adventure. Why would we get a coaster immediately after a $30 million + investment? If anything, immediately getting a new coaster devalues Orion. If people are so hell bent on thinking we're getting a new coaster, it wouldn't even be something huge. The only type of coaster KI could logically get in such a short time frame would be a compact clone like a Sky Rocket, a freespin, or something of that nature and even that's far fetched. The whole industry took a huge hit with this pandemic. Even
    8 points
  21. @coaster sally, Other manufacturers besides Intamin can make enjoyable thrilling rides. As @DonHelbig said, maybe go and enjoy the rides for what it is instead of writing about what it isn't. The rest of us are here because we love Kings Island and the industry. Things like the awesome blog post @Kyle Kruthoffer wrote. This is one of the many things most KIC members enjoy reading and discussing about and what we are all about. Thanks Kyle for the blog post.
    8 points
  22. Wait. You guys go to the park to have fun? I’ve had a season pass since 2004 so I can complain about things on the Internet.
    8 points
  23. Maybe put one out in the parking lot which reads: ”Former location of our parking lot with no pot holes...circa 1974”
    7 points
  24. If a museum is not in the works . . I would like to see them post signs around the park marking historic spots with pictures and history. Maybe mark spots of former attractions/rides at their originally locations. Not permanent just for the 50th Anniversary season.
    7 points
  25. I have never been to Carowinds and this is finally pushing me to make my first trip! I can't wait to pay those two Vortex trains a visit. It will be so cool for the same trains that gave my very last Vortex rides to give my very first Carolina Cyclone rides!
    7 points
  26. For anyone curious, the third train is going to Canada’s Wonderland for Dragon Fyre.
    7 points
  27. Sorry to hear you can't get out, but applaud you for keeping your family safe!
    7 points
  28. ^Unfortunately, the fact that WCPO acknowledged CN despite their terrible methodology will incentivize them to keep up their bad journalism practices. They just want to get eyeballs on their site.
    7 points
  29. Sorry for the double post, but the news story on WCPO is coming on after the break right now if you want to see it. EDIT: According to his report, the markers along Columbia Rd. are part of a Warren Co. waterline project and this was confirmed by Chad and Warren Co. So, off of this I think the only thing worth speculating is the work on SOB's station...
    7 points
  30. Something people need to keep in mind is the 50th anniversary is coming and frankly corporate is going to want the park looking as good as possible. Tearing down an aging station which is only used for a haunt just to clean up the park could easily be justified, also being 20 years old it might need inspections or maintenance that they do not wish to perform. The 50th is going to happen once, and they will want to take advantage of it. The park is going to have modifications which have likely been planned for a little while now between now and 2022, and anything after that might be totally
    7 points
  31. I think a modern day wooden coaster by GCI is what Cedar Point really needs. I also think they need another "unconventional coaster" which doesn't break any records like what Maverick is. Their last few coasters broke records and I think it's time to build something that doesn't break records and that would be good for families since more younger kids can ride it unlike the last several new coasters. The last coaster they built with a 48" height requirement was Millennium Force in 2000 and that ride can be intimidating for those younger kids that aren't quite ready for extreme heights. So that
    7 points
  32. I might get banned for this but you've given him too much slack. There are people who have been fed up for a while with the blatant misinformation. I argue there are certain people who cry wolf just to get the attention. Look at all the arguments (aside from mine) that have flooded this thread. Meanwhile there is a website, that we're pretty much all familiar with by now, that's racking up the views and hits because their content is still popping up and being shared on this site. I made a logical argument about a shuttle. I provided a solid argument as to why I think it might be a shuttl
    7 points
  33. As a kid I loved that covered walkway. I would walk back and forth thru it . . seemed like a magical gateway to me . One end you can see and hear the sounds of International street, and go through the walkway to the sites/sounds of Rivertown to what I think you can see the log ride. To a small kid it just seemed you were going to two separate worlds.
    7 points
  34. Kyle is doing great stuff! Love his historical documentation.
    7 points
  35. ^They just gotta be in the Cedar family
    7 points
  36. The majority of us are Cincinnatians or people who grew up in the greater Cincinnati region. We like what we like. You don't have to comment on every little thing.
    7 points
  37. Also worth mentioning that 0.4% of the worlds population is a little over 3 million people. I know it seems like a small percentage but when its viral and you realize just how many people could die, it becomes obvious why we are taking so many precautions
    7 points
  38. Now is a good time to bring up KIC safety while posting and meeting up at the park. It is important to the KIC admins that we are communicating in a safe and responsible way. Remember: The minimum age for membership on KIC is 13 years old. Discuss and communicate with other members that you do not know as if they are a minor. For the safety of all KIC members, the KIC meetup thread has always been accessible to logged in KIC members only. Be smart when meeting up with other members. Do not meet up with anyone individually. Bring a responsible adult to a meetup. (I h
    6 points
  39. The fountain flamethrowers makes King's Island Haunt unique and it wouldn't be the same without them. Same goes for the glowing Tower with eyes at the top. Taking out the flamethrowers would be like removing the frozen water in the fountain during Winterfest. Its a tradition I never want to see changed. Also toning down the Haunt and making it more family friendly will absolutely not attract everybody. It will make the people wanting the more adult Haunt, the Fearfest style Haunt go look elsewhere.
    6 points
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    6 points
  41. I haven’t read this thread at all until now. Why is everyone attacking other people so personaly in this thread. We’re talking about Kings Island not a new tax policy. It sounds like some of you are dying for other members to be wrong just to say I told you so. It’s turned into an us vs them mentality. It’s kind of gross. This isn’t political. It’s Kings Island.
    6 points
  42. His source will be KICentral.com.....
    6 points
  43. According to NASA, Orion will once again become visible in the night sky later in September, so hopefully as the sun sets earlier, someone can snap some pics with Orion above "Orion!"
    6 points
  44. Gotta keep that speculation and those clicks going, eh?
    6 points
  45. ^ @Hawaiian Coasters 325I know that i didn't have to watch that, but I did. I just wasted 1 minute and 24 seconds of my life that I can't get back. Absolutely no context to these photos. Some are so zoomed it that the clarity is good, but there is no way to verify that they were taken at KI. For all I know, they could have been shot on someone's drive, a side street or a Kroger parking lot. But such vague context is what we have come to expect from that site.
    6 points
  46. Nobody is harassing anyone. There can, and should, be a middle ground between hiding in your basement, and taking no precautions whatsoever. Kings Island has, on the whole, done a pretty decent job of achieving a good balance.
    6 points
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