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  1. 3 points
    My question is, since the coaster wars are far over, do you believe that the coaster enthusiast population is slowly dying off? I seem to feel as that the ACE population, as well as other coaster clubs aren't as prevalent in the scene today. Enthusiast events, like HoliWood Nights, seem to be less of an occurence as they used to be. So my question is, do you believe that the enthusiast population has (and/or will continue to) decrease as the years go by? And will this effect the industry as a whole?
  2. 3 points
    The queen of American watering places, The Amazement Park, America's Roller Coast. That way you can see the greatest pirate in the land. After which you can see me.
  3. 3 points
    Stitch

    I Need Help With a Decision.

    Not nessicarily, heights are a big fear issue for some people. Just remember to not feel pressured or that you are letting the people you are with down if you don't feel comfortable enough to ride a ride yet. When you are ready, you'll know
  4. 3 points
    A ride op told my friend to put his shoes back on, although he was wearing them. They were skeleton-toes, although his were dark brown, and his skin a tad bit lighter. Another ride op had to convince them they were actually shoes.
  5. 3 points
    Hank

    How much of a Vortex enthusiast are you?

    Vortex is nice to look at. That's all I've got to say.
  6. 3 points
    When I was young, Vortex was the "big" ride that officially made you a tough guy if you rode it. Because of that, I still have a nostalgic appreciation for the ride. As a rider now, it's okay. Not the worst Arrow looper I've been on, but I don't think I've ever found myself craving a ride on it. Several of my friends don't care for it, which means I usually only ride it when I'm at the park by myself or if I'm there with someone who's never been to KI before. There are many things to like about it, but I'm just not very excited about many of them, especially if I'm not sitting in one of the last three cars. That being said, Vortex's corkscrews are one of my favorite coaster elements, and the turn before the MCBR always surprises me with how intense it is. When it leaves Kings Island when its time comes, the place will definitely lose something for me.
  7. 2 points
    TOPGUN1993

    I Need Help With a Decision.

    Don't go to either parks on a Saturday. This Sunday CP was empty. 3MF, 1TTD, 2Mag in 30min....
  8. 2 points
    There are many factors to consider. Coaster clubs like ACE have been rendered obsolete in certain ways by the internet and the abundance of communities that can be created at will. As for enthusiasts, everyone grows up and moves on to new things in life. Just in my lifetime I've gone from being the diehard rollercoaster fanatic, to an adult who still enjoys parks and rides but doesn't center his life around them. You also have an econonmy that's not in the greatest shape, so parks are doing their best to cater to the largest possible audience to sustain their business. Spending twenty million on a record breaking roller coaster may bring an influx or visitors short term, but it's not going to help your business as much as families or broad appeal will. I think the enthusiast population will always exist but it won't be as predominant as it was. When you can learn about any coaster, park, manufacturer etc. with the click of a mouse, it's hard to really be that much more in the know than anyone else
  9. 2 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    KI Trip Report - 9/29/12 (LONG)

    Great TR, Thanks for sharing! I bet Tom76257 wishes he was with you on the roll back! His favorites coaster in the park is BLSC. Opnenig night of haunt he was planning on a BLSC Marathon for an hour. Not sure he did that or not?
  10. 2 points
    I love the first drop. Always been one of my favorite drops in the park.
  11. 2 points
    For many families that I know in Indy, going to the camp ground for the week, and spending most of their time at the park was their family vacation for the year. I know as a kid we did that several times and visited for at lease for the weekend every year. Most of the people that we know that did that stopped when the campground closed. I used to make weekend trips to the campground and KI myself when I was old enough to go by myself. Camping and having KI next door to your campground made it a a destination park for a lot of smaller budget families. I get asked at least once a month by fellow campers and people that know I frequent KI about them getting a campground back.
  12. 2 points
    10 out of 10. Vortex was the coaster that started it all for me back in 1987.
  13. 2 points
    Now shouldn't those photos be posted in the Pictures of SOB Demolition?
  14. 2 points
    Just checked Twitter and Greg posted some photos, wanted to update you guys
  15. 2 points
    Memories ... oh hey, it's Jeffery Seibert
  16. 1 point
    I feel as if the communities are dwindking slowly but they all have those members who are diehard and will remain until the very end. I love roller coasters and amusement parks as much as i did when i found this site 8 years ago, it just gets mire and more hard to show when you get older. Sorry for the type errors my tablet is hard to type on.
  17. 1 point
    I think Vortex is a great roller coaster, I really like the 2 big loops and it is overall in my opinion, a we'll designed/constructed roller coaster. With that being said, Arrow did a much better job when they returned to Kings Island for Vortex than they did the first time they designed a KI coaster......
  18. 1 point
    NEW for 2013....A duplicate ride from Kings Island's sister park is moved to Kings Island. Creating an all new expirience....
  19. 1 point
    TombRaiderFTW

    New Giga what?

    ^ Really? It goes down every time I ride it...
  20. 1 point
    xXDrummerKiDXx

    New Giga what?

    Notice how those rides are RARELY broken down. I've been riding Drop Tower lately (past 3 or 4 years) and I've rarely seen it down. Once or twice.
  21. 1 point
    TheCrypt

    New Giga what?

    Sorry if what I said a few posts up was a bit snarky. The general point I was trying to get across was that these rides are typically up, at least from my experiences. Not once have they gone down when I've visited. In fact, now that I reflect upon my visits, even Space Spiral was operating during each trip. Maybe I'm lucky?
  22. 1 point
    The Interpreter

    New Giga what?

    That's a bunch of ka.
  23. 1 point
    TTD-120-420

    New Giga what?

    I am, yes.
  24. 1 point
    SonofBaconator

    New Giga what?

    I'm kinda not hoping for a new giga in the up coming seasons. Smaller coasters: yes. Taller coaster than DB: no. I think Diamondback should stay KI's tallest coaster for a while. Give it about 8-10 years hopefully, which is about the same time between SOB first year of operation and Diamondback's first year of operation. Sonofbaconador celebrating his 100th post!
  25. 1 point
    I don't understand the problem with my choice of The Crypt. It was a fun ride and had a great ride experience as far as I'm concerned. The Crypt also had significantly less downtime than did Tomb Raider, and FUN actually had an interest in maintaining as well as introducing new special effects. If I were to say Diamondback, I'd get zero hate. So why The Crypt?
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