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  1. 12 points
  2. 11 points
    I got a response from Don on this question. There are parts of the ride the maintenance workers walk the track (up the lift and block areas) every morning. The entire ride course is walked from the ground level. With steel coasters, you're looking at the foundation, footers, and welds, and how the coaster sounds during test cycles. Thanks @DonHelbig for the info!
  3. 10 points

    IAAPA 2018

    You should see the model on display of the new coaster design from GCI. Sweeeet! Photo Credit to In The Loop FB page https://www.facebook.com/inthelooppodcast/photos/pcb.2281063755502885/2281063675502893/?type=3&theater
  4. 7 points
    Got in line for Flight of Fear and it's currently in a delay. Hopefully Firehawk didn't pass breaking down to FoF. Also here are some photos of posters outside Flight of Fear's exit. Flight of Cheer!
  5. 7 points
    in The Cincinnati Enquirer today one of the Turkey winners was. So fun. Blessed for the return.
  6. 6 points
    When my family and I went to Kings Island in October I entered the Lykins Energy Solutions with my phone in which you could win a V.I.P. Tree Lighting Experience At Kings Island, and today I got a message saying that I won! I’m so excited I just got talking to them on the phone and Cedar Fair will be contacting me shortly I’m so excited! https://www.visitkingsisland.com/legal/lykins-energy-solutions-sweepstakes
  7. 6 points

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Hey guys! I made a concept release trailer inspired by iDesign's (Zayzayd13 on here) No Limits 2 project. I've always been trash at NL2, but with the new force vectoring design I decided to give it an honest try. Once I realized you could import Google topography data into NL2 with some trickery, I was obsessed with the idea of building my own concept on the Firehawk land. This is my first truly complete NL2 project, and I think I spent around 130 hours on it. Hope you guys dig it. I'll probably post a full POV later, as the file sizes from NL2 capture are HUGE and the transfer from my PC to my video editing battle station takes ages.
  8. 6 points
    Here's another look at the countdown to Winterfest on the Eiffel Tower Christmas Tree.
  9. 5 points

    KICentral Survey

    We want your feedback! The Admin team does their best to make KIC a warm and welcoming place to talk about KI and the amusement industry. With that being said, there is always room for improvements. We would really appreciate your feedback with this 13 question survey to help us server the members of KIC. Click here to go to the Google Form Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! The KIC Admin Team
  10. 5 points
    My interview with Don about Winterfest 2018. No other items were discussed.
  11. 5 points
    Is the Fast Lane entrance at FoF the single rider line? Gonna try to put some laps on her tonight since the wife went shopping. Edit : by her I meant the coaster...
  12. 5 points
    My first shift of Winterfest is tonight, and I am excited! If any of my fellow KICers plan to attend tonight, they have their chance to be the first KICer to ever spot me working as a sweep and not a ride operator! Since I am in Park Services, I can be found on any walkway in the park. Are you up for the challenge? Even if you're not the first to find me, say hello anyway! I love seeing fellow KICers when I'm at work, whether it'd be at Vortex, WindSeeker, or anywhere else!
  13. 5 points
    Wow. Great job. Much better allocation of resources this year to create themed areas. Coney had the energy it was lacking last year. The passage around the tower “wintetfest way” has the more organized look if lacked last year. Just an all around great job. There were of course a few technical glitches like no moving lights in candy cane lane, but I’m sure they’ll be addressing all of that as the event continues. I’m still amazed at the detail they put into trim elements (decor in the wreaths and trees) that is barely visible after 6 when it’s dark. They certainly could open earlier and it would look great. It’s an event that is definitely NOT just all about lights like the zoo.
  14. 5 points
    Ok guys according to Emotional Rollercoasters on Instagram. The new posters in FOF's queue line may be more than just decorations for "flight of cheer". If you look closely and study the posters closely, there are some things that caught my eyes that could be hints at a new coaster coming.These include Firehawk being pictured on a calendar, an alien in the air inside the vertical loop of the pic of Firehawk, the number 355 at the bottom of the calendar, the word Centuari written right next to the Firehawk pic that could reference the name Centurion, and a big one is the calendar that has Firehawk on it was discovered that it matches the 2020. Just wanted to throw it out there. Please take it as a grain of salt since they could just be messing with us and not mean anything, but this is something that we could keep in the back of our heads.
  15. 5 points

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I think the idea of "paying homage" to The Beast is ridiculous and is just brought up over and over again despite being a PR disaster last time, so personally, I think it's unrealistic that we will ever have a "Beast" themed coaster again.
  16. 5 points

    Yukon Striker Progress

    There's something awesome about seeing a bunch of B&M track shapes in the distance that make park skylines look awesome.
  17. 5 points
    Just found out from the fine folks at Gould Manufacturing that we will be receiving 20 cars for KMAA next year, which are being manufactured as we speak.
  18. 4 points
    I had fun seeing a few fellow KICers tonight! Congratulations to @XGatorHead 8904 for spotting me first! He said I could give my M&Ms to someone else, who turned out to be... @MDMC01! I also saw @DeltaFlyer and @Rallyomalley throughout the night. It was great to see you all again! I enjoyed my first Park Services shift! Even though I was in Rivertown all night, it felt great to walk nonstop around the big area that it is, and the simple task of using a pan and broom (and occasionally answering a guest’s question) offers a nice break from the more demanding ride operator job. I miss working at Train for Winterfest, but I enjoy Park Services too! Hopefully I can help at Train a couple of times. Not surprisingly, my favorite place to be tonight was on the connecting walkway in front of Vortex. Yes, there’s the obvious location-related reason, but I also found it to be a quiet, calm and relaxing place to take a break from the action over by Train and Mystic Timbers, all while still doing my job. The accompanying harp music in the area adds a lovely touch. My next time back won’t be until December 15 at the earliest, since I need all the time I can to prepare for my finals which are in just two weeks! But it’s comforting to know that this lovely winter wonderland will be waiting when I can finally return.
  19. 4 points
    ... making his acting debut
  20. 4 points

    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    The new Christmas buffet at Reds Grille is well-worth the $5 dining plan upcharge. The menu options are similar to last year's International Restaurant buffet; I especially enjoyed the mashed red potatoes and maple glazed ham.
  21. 4 points
  22. 4 points

    You down with S-N-OO-P?

    Yes. And since I can't post 1 word responses, that is exactly why Snoopy is a great tie in. For the kids, the ones with $0 disposable income to shell out, the trade marks don't really matter all that much. By the time they are old enough to care what "looks cool" they'll have outgrown Planet Snoopy anyways and will be off riding the bigger rides around the parks. For the younger gneration, Snoopy is timeless, its on every Christmas, Halloween, Easter and perhaps a few other times. It has a recently released movie that was fantastic. Its seen on blimps, and TV commercials and all kinds of places that you don't think about. For a parent and grandparent, they're going to be much quicker to spend a little money on a t-shirt for junior with Snoopy on it, than on some Nick Character that they've never heard of, or perhaps don't let their kids watch. I mean, if they could get Disney Characters, that would be ideal, but since that is not going to happen, Snoopy and the Gang are the next best thing. Who else has a collection of characters that not only are relatable to kids today, but actually enjoyed by the parents and grandparents who bring them. Nick has what, Sponge Bob that is now old enough to be relatable to both kids and parents, but few grandparents have any real connection to Sponge Bob. All of Nick's other older characters are no longer relevant today. The only reason they have any sort of character tie in to their kids area is to generate more revenue thru the sale of merchandise that also includes those characters. My oldest, now 10, first recognized snoopy and the peanuts from going to Kings Island when he was 2, almost 3. Soon enough he'd spot one around town, either at a Mike's car wash, on the side of a blimp, Met Life add, etc... and would quickly blurt out Kings Island. This happened often enough that you begin to realize how many times, as an adult, you'd gloss over an add with the Peanuts on them. It works.
  23. 4 points
    Today Kings Island announced that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Reds broadcaster, Marty Brennaman, will officially kick off WinterFest’s Opening Night. This Friday, Marty will ‘flip the switch’ to turn on more than five million lights including the park’s iconic Eiffel Tower. On Saturday, Miss Ohio 2018, Matti-Lynn Chrisman will have the lighting honors.
  24. 4 points

    Outpost 5 symbols popping up...

    Why would The Beast need to be unleashed? I'd rather she stay somewhat leashed in Rivertown. It would be great to have another coaster themed to the story line, but don't degrade the original. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  25. 4 points
    They will be the gas models, powered by the 9hp Honda engine. There is a lot of extra upkeep and maintainence with the electric models, so most parks are still opting for the gas engines. These cars are also engineered much better than the original Arrow design.
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