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  1. It looks like some work is being done on Adventure Express!
    10 points
  2. Interesting! I think the brown will blend better in the wooded part of the ride. With it peeking out of the woods for the crests of the hills. Estimated Color Visual: (it'll be very similar to this, but we'll likely get photos soon of the new colors!) Mushroom Brown: RGB (144, 110, 88) Crimson Red: RGB (124, 41, 42)
    10 points
  3. I think we’ll see Phantom Theater return in 2024 and see construction that year for 2025 but that’s just me
    9 points
  4. Gravity Group revealed at the ACE No Coaster Con the amount of work Racer is getting. It seems just Red is getting work. We might see blue side get some work next year? Looking forward to riding Red and winning more!
    9 points
  5. I can't wait to see Adventure Port and the 2 new rides! Not to mention the refurbished theming for Adventure Express...
    9 points
  6. https://www.southwhitehall.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/1070/62?toggle=next30days DORNEY PARK PROJECT 2024 MAJOR PLAN 2023-101 REQUEST FOR PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLAN REVIEW An application to further develop the property located at 3830 Dorney Park Road. The plan proposes to construct a new 161.67-foot attraction on the site of the Stinger Roller Coaster just north of the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Dorney Park Road on 2.7-acre portion the 196-acre parcel. The property is served by public water and sewer and is zoned Commercial Recreation CR. Dorney Park LLC is the owner and applicant.
    8 points
  7. This will honestly fit better with Rivertown. Gives Diamondback a little more of a rustic look and no more McDonald's lift hill lol.
    8 points
  8. This! Can’t wait to see what awaits us in April. AE deserves some TLC.
    8 points
  9. Unless, of course, the mods decide to close it due to low attendance.
    8 points
  10. Saw this online: Couldnt believe it, so I went to eBay to check it out... sure enough... BTW - I have some KCKC water if anyone wants to buy it for a mere $200... ;-)
    7 points
  11. It has a great home!! I also have 2 Vortex shirts. And a hoodie from Busch Gardens Tampa Also heres my Vortex memorabilia (The cutout, nanocoaster, pin, and my holy grail!!! The track slice!! ) My Arrow Dynamics wheel, RMC Grab handle and Anti Rollback pad, and Huss Breakdance bolt My cutouts of Orion, Sheikra at BGT, Flight of Fear, and The Bat!! And nanocoasters of Iron Gwazi, Storm Chaser, and Lightning Run. (Last 3 Not pictured) Also i have 2 fully functional Coasterdynamix models. Also I have a night shot I took of Vortex right after my final ride, with tears in my eyes. Sorry for the long post, i figured I'd show off my collection here!! (If you guys are interested)
    7 points
  12. I think this was a serious plan, and we might have even seen one piece of this design be implemented. Back in I believe 2019, the Drop Tower at CGA was repainted and the paint job was intended to make you think of a redwood tree. The Drop Tower is in this section of the park and I believe would have been in this new redwood area. If you check the companies very next project on the site it’s a restaurant revamp at Knott’s which was built and opened last summer.
    7 points
  13. Cargo Loco construction is moving along.
    6 points
  14. The concrete for 72 was to fit with the flight base theme. Flight bases have concrete/blacktop.
    6 points
  15. well I guess. i prefer the paper cup option just because I do not want to carry a cup around all day. you can get a new one every 15 minutes. In addition do not have to worry about storing it when you go on a coaster.
    6 points
  16. I'm surprised that Jungle X-Pedition isn't open. They just spent a whole bunch of money redoing a significant piece of the park and it even has a new signature restaurant...with indoor seating, perfect for the colder months! I think having Kings Dominion as a year-round park is a good move, but it's surprising to me that they wouldn't put an emphasis on their brand-new land redevelopment.
    6 points
  17. Looks like digging by former Hanks (soon to be Enrique's) has started. There's a digging truck in the bottom left corner of the cam. Also, there looks to be work going on near Racer's exit and there are trucks behind the games building (former Skylab queue)
    6 points
  18. I was thinking more about the potential ride removal in the California's Great America thread and it got me to thinking more about the Adventure Port concept art and the land movement that we can see from the live web cam. In the original concept art the two trailers behind the Coke Marketplace were still there and they have recently been removed (they look to be the trailers currently in front of the basketball game on the webcam. When looking at the webcam and with the land movement last week, it does make me wonder if something else is coming. Looking at the concept art it appears that the exit from Adventure Express will be staying the same (while the entrance queue as noted in the press release is changing). Doing the measurements online thru Google Earth, Berserker (a Bayern Kurve), Centifuge (a Schwarzkopf Calypso), and Peanuts Pirates (a Huss Breakdance 4) would each fit in that space. Of the three, Centrifuge probably makes the least sense since it has a very similar ride experience to Cargo Loco being just a short walk away, but the other two make a ton of sense. As we know KI likes nostalgia and Cargo Loco and Sol Spin are sort of spiritual successors to Der Spinnin' Keggers and Skylab respectively. The original Bayern Kurve was roughly where Delirium's queue is now so Berserker would be a great fit in that spot. From the Google Maps image below, if you started behind the basketball game to about halfway across the old ladder game, you can get one of those rides to fit. Will it happen? I don't know but it is curious that the permit for the ride addition (of Windstarz)/ and subsequent ride removal at CGA was just published on January 12 and the ground movement at KI for that section was taking place right around the same time.
    6 points
  19. Sounds good. Is it getting Gravity Group`s new track system? In several years, if KI keeps up this rehab work on The Racer and The Beast, they will eventually all be the new vertical style track, which will hopefully provide a smoother ride for years to come.
    6 points
  20. Not perfect, but it should give a good glimpse of what the lift hill and supports should look like after the repaint. (Original image is from CoasterBuzz on Pinterest)
    6 points
  21. Incredibly happy with the color choices. This is what I'd hoped for when we first saw that swatch on the brake run support. That will look SO much better in Rivertown.
    6 points
  22. 6 points
  23. 6 points
  24. Kings Island specifically said they were closing early on the 22nd because of the winter storm. I live really close to Kings Island and the storm started around 8:30~9:00pm. Granted it started out as rain but the temperature dropped pretty fast and rain became snow. Kings Island closing early was done from a safety standpoint and not from a business standpoint. Assuming Kings Island stayed open 'till 10pm would mean that people would be having to exit the park and the parking lot in poor and potentially slick conditions. Winter weather impact is a whole different animal from summer weather impact. Heck, there's even been times during the regular season in the middle of the summer where KI closed early because of an approaching severe storm. The park staying open 'till 10pm would have just plainly been unsafe for both visitors AND KI personnel. Keep in mind, lots of KI personnel don't actually leave the park right when it closes. A good chunk of employees leave around 11pm after shutting things down and security sweeps are done. They would be driving home in very hazardous road conditions if KI closed at 10pm. Kings Island made the right call by closing early. Period. Lastly, to argue that Kings Island closed early because of business reasons, such as cutting costs, is wrong. Sure, you could make the argument that they could save money by closing earlier or say that they weren't going to make much money staying open at the beginning of the winter storm or whatever. Kings Island pulls millions of guests every year and with that millions of dollars in revenue. And considering this on top of how much Cedar Fair has invested into the park, to argue that they wanted to "cut costs" is crazy.
    6 points
  25. I would love a little bit bigger Copperhead Strike in the Vortex spot please. IndyGuy4KI approved.
    5 points
  26. It looks to be a B&M dive. Very happy for Dorney Park. They desperately need something, anything new! Walking around Dorney Park when I went in 2022 was like walking through a time warp to 2008. It felt like Kinzel had never left.
    5 points
  27. 2025 is a good guess. It will not interfere with the 2024 CP reimagined TTD project. Zamperla and CF seem to have formed a relationship. 2025 would give another year of design & testing for a multi launch coaster.
    5 points
  28. This would be an ideal event should the park ever move to year round operations. With most of the rides in Planet Snoopy being able to operate in colder temperatures, having the Peanuts Celebration during a seemingly “dead” period could offer a reason for families to visit.
    5 points
  29. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for the book in October 2020. He was a great storyteller and very enthusiastic about the book! I kept in touch and was able to meet him in person at Cedar Point on his last day there before he retired. Very sad to hear that he passed.
    5 points
  30. I went to half of the concerts last year - some by choice, some by chance. I can attest that, despite all of its flaws, there is some sort of magic to the venue. I really hope it comes back for 2023.
    5 points
  31. So, I finally started reading the book tonight. Just finished the first chapter (and the two intro sections before this) and I already love it! It's well written, easy to read (as in, I'm not having to grab a dictionary every two seconds, unlike other books I've read) and the reading experience is both exciting and nostalgic. Great job @KIghostguy! Also, great integration of the interviews thus far (it reminds me a lot of a similar book I read called Slimed about the early days of Nickelodeon) I am looking forward to learning more as I go!
    5 points
  32. I'd rather have the Crypt building be used for some sort of indoor ride that families can ride like a flying theater or what @Cedar Fair Fanboy always says, a vekoma madhouse. It would provide another Winterfest proof ride and another air conditioned ride to escape the heat or bad weather.
    5 points
  33. According to the Santa Clara Permit Center, CGA is planning to install a Zamperla Windstarz ride. https://aca-prod.accela.com/SANTACLARA/Cap/CapHome.aspx?module=Planning&TabName=Planning&TabList=Home|0|Building|1|Fire|2|Planning|3|PublicWorks|4|CodeEnforcement|5|Services|6|CurrentTabIndex|3 The Parcel number is 104-42-019 (you can search under the planning section). In the description it says "Modification to existing ride to replace with a new ride, "Windstarz" including improvements of ride installation, new fencing, shade structure and electrical routing ad other supporting site improvements." It will be interesting to see what ride is replaced and if that ride is relocated anywhere. Several of the CGA flats would fit in well at KI like Bayern Kurve, Centrifuge, and Peanuts Pirates. All of these could easily fit in the Adventure Port area (either behind the Coke Marketplace or the other area would be between the Age and Weight stand and Festhaus) and be re-themed pretty easily to that theme as well. KI's original Bayern Kurve was originally in that area of the park.
    5 points
  34. I agree. I LOVE seeing the park put some more thought into how the colors of the ride interact with its surroundings.
    5 points
  35. They used to have a walking trail by The Beast many years ago. Also, the pathway from the leftover part of Dinos Alive that wasn't used by Orion is still there. Maybe if they want to, they can do something like Forbidden Frontier back there.
    5 points
  36. Kings Dominion has officially announced The Gravity Group is the firm involved in the restoration work, utilizing their engineered precut track! https://www.kingsdominion.com/blog/2022/the-rebirth-of-the-grizzly---part-3?utm_source=park_facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=kd_grizzlyblog_jan9&utm_id=23SAS
    5 points
  37. The future is looking bright for KI!
    5 points
  38. Me too! I have seen vans parked over by the drummer hill/tunnel. Here's hoping they are working in there!
    5 points
  39. I envision this Winterfest discussion going through the summer!
    5 points
  40. With the news coming out of Dorney Park, it seems we are already looking at two new potential coasters coming from Cedar Fair in 2024 (if you count Dragster 2.0 as a new coaster). Not to mention that other notable parks like Carowinds and Knotts are also on the waiting list for a new coaster as well. It's still somewhat possible we could get a new coaster next year, but it's starting to look more likely that we'll have to wait an extra year or two. Not that I'm complaining, Dorney deserves a new coaster far more than Kings Island in my opinion and it is nice seeing Cedar Fair starting to invest in their smaller parks again.
    4 points
  41. It looks like that will likely be the planter in the render
    4 points
  42. On April 8, 2024 a full eclipse will pass through Cedar Point while a full/partial will pass through Kings Island. How cool would it be if Cedar Fair announced a way to ride some of their roller coasters during the eclipse! Since these events only last a few minutes only a select few trains would be able to achieve such a ride experience so I'd expect this to most likely end up being an exclusive event. But man what I wouldn't give to ride The Beast during this! Edit: WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE TO RIDE THE VOYAGE!!!
    4 points
  43. Imaging going up The Beast's lift hill and halfway up it gets pitch black. That just sounds amazing. Make it an A Kid Again event and you are set!
    4 points
  44. I love how almost all the comments are people thinking Delirium and / or Banshee is being removed for the new rides.
    4 points
  45. Ikr we hear this every single year. Like how long has Timberwolf been rumored to be removed? Probably since Paramount owned the park. I think we should all accept that Timberwolf is likely not to be removed unless they absolutely need the space which Kings Island does not lack at all (there's literally a big empty hole in the back of the park that would be perfect for a multi launch). Plus, even if it's not every day or always big concerts, they still use Timberwolf for Music in the Parks as well as select events like Spirit Song or the concert series from last year, They also use the stage for WF/Haunt assembly. EDIT: Another thing I might add about the screenshot/link is there is no date set yet so don't take this like an official announcement. They have yet to post about it on their social medias. I'd take this as evidence pointing towards it returning, but not 100% confirmation. I just noticed the site changed from "Spirit Song will be back" to "see you in 2023". Very likely them getting the site ready for an announcement, but again nothing is confirmed until they announce it for themselves which if I were to recall, it was around this time in 2020 they announced the dates and the lineup for the 2020 festival which of course ended up getting canceled due to covid.
    4 points
  46. Keep the kudos coming! https://local12.com/news/local/kings-island-most-affordable-amusement-park-america-cincinnati-mason-study-familydestinationsguide-cedar-point-silver-dollar-city-walt-disney-world-universal-studios-orlando-busch-gardens-six-flags#
    4 points
  47. The Windstarz planning plans have now been approved. The building permit is now in processing. There still hasn't been word on what is getting removed.
    4 points
  48. Yes, but it would have been a hyper at CGA, not a giga.
    4 points
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