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  1. Photo #23 - Flying Dutchman I wonder if it would be a "good" marketing strategy to "bring back the classics" in lets say bringing Flying Dutchman back from Kentucky Kingdom and Flying Eagles back from Carowinds.
    7 points
  2. Thanks for the answers, Don! I'm archiving the questions and answers here, since old tweets can be hard to find. (Even harder when people delete their questions, which at least 2 people have already done.) Q. Why did you retire from riding The Racer? (ohiocolts) A. Love the ride! First roller coaster I rode. Will ride again at some point. Q. Can you share any teasers about new shows, new food, or other additions this season? (myself) A. Ed Alonzo will be back with a new show. New Peanuts show, legends of rock type show in Festhaus and live band on the Bandstand. A2. Some more Soak City enha
    6 points
  3. not sure if I should make a new topic...so I'll just put it here. Cincinnati kids episode will be on hallmark on the 31st at 7:30pm .
    4 points
  4. Photo #22 This is when Coney had it!
    4 points
  5. Would it not be nice for the beach to add a boardwalk at the beach family fun center, a mini golf, go carts, some upcharge attractions, later, down the road:
    3 points
  6. Personally, I like the haul back to Flight Deck. It creates a sort of ambiance and separation from the rest of the park. With SOB finally gone, I think it will be even more. It gives it character.
    3 points
  7. Don, I got quite a laugh out of the title. Very clever!
    3 points
  8. Taking KI questions Wednesday from 7:00pm to 7:30pm on Twitter (@KingsIslandPR). Questions such as "Red Racer or Blue Racer" acceptable.
    2 points
  9. That last question is purely a budgeting issue. A big cost with any amusement park is the seasonal labor force required to operate the rides. Budgets are always scrutinized. Is the added cost worth the benefits that the park is gaining in added income? It is especially difficult with the fact that Ohio`s minimum wage went up from $7.70 to $7.85 effective January 1st of this year. That means most of the front line workers are going to get paid more. That money has to come from somewhere, if the park doesn`t raise admission prices or other in park prices to compensate, then the added cost
    2 points
  10. I tried a burrito there last year and it was pretty good. I am fine with Hanks keeping its current theme but please KI, do something about the Festhaus...I would love to enjoy some German food and entertainment in there. Maybe even make it a nice sit down restaurant or buffet. There is so much potential there...
    2 points
  11. I just dont think KI has a 'go-to' spot to eat. When I go to other places I usually have a spot where I gotta eat,like CP brought in Pinks,now I have to eat there atleast once a visit,sometimes twice!
    2 points
  12. Sorry For OVER questioning!(im Joshua12319) EDIT: 600th POST!!!
    2 points
  13. That's a wonderful....interpretation.
    2 points
  14. Photo #21 - Front Gate Parking Trams
    2 points
  15. Hey guys! It's been a while since I've been on here, but my dad found some old slides of him, his mom, and their friends, at Kings Island in 73. I couldn't help but share them, so here you go. Enjoy!
    1 point
  16. I cannot wait for this event again. Last year was my first year and I did it at Dorney Park. This year it's between Kings Island and Cedar Point. Hmmm...what to do?
    1 point
  17. Just realized that I have been using the mobile version on my desktop the whole time and didn't realize it, awesome.
    1 point
  18. I now wish I was at Outer Hanks.
    1 point
  19. My Coasting for Kids Video from 2011. Includes an interview with Don, hope you enjoy!
    1 point
  20. It could just be a technical issue. Things sometimes, and often do break with technology. That or there is stuff they don`t want you to see from the webcams...
    1 point
  21. Cedar Points does not have that bad of a smell. I quite like theirs. Besides, KI only likes using live animals for a haunt maze...
    1 point
  22. Outer Hanks, a name from Carowinds, is a play on Outer Banks, a popular shoreline destination.
    1 point
  23. I haven't posted in a while, but we should have a KIC meet-up there on opening day this year!
    1 point
  24. If I had to pick one place in the park to eat on opening day 2013, i'm definitely getting a burrito from hanks and kickin it next to the pond. See you guys there!
    1 point
  25. Nothing like getting a delicious burrito at arguably the best restaurant location in the park. That building is as old as the park - so much history inside of it.
    1 point
  26. I right there with you Ryan. It's one of my favorite spots in the park. Can't beat eating a burrito while feeding fish.
    1 point
  27. I'm willing to go as far as saying that Outer Hanks is the glue that holds the park together. We are blessed to have it.
    1 point
  28. Im even more confused by the title,I now hate the word Diversion!
    1 point
  29. Just another example of how Kings Island has the best public relations in the industry.
    1 point
  30. I think the walk back to Flight Deck only seems as long as it is (about two minutes from midway to station with a quick stride) because there's really nothing to look at during the walk, so all you notice is putting one foot in front of the other. So here's an idea I just had: Now that SOB is out of the way, take out half to two-thirds of the queue and exit for Flight Deck and extend the AZ midway back that way. Then put in several rides along the new stretch of midway (I'm thinking small flats here like Flying Eagles, a Tilt-A-Whirl, etc.). A major coaster to replace SOB (if they go that rou
    1 point
  31. 1973 was the second year working at the park as a litter getter and I remember how the park looked back then. Those pictures looked really good and how uncluttered the park was back then. But then again, it was brand new and not developed like it is today. The park has lots of pictures of how the park looked back then in the operations building, along with pictures of how the employees were outfitted that worked in the various areas. I was a young guy of 18 back then and I still had a full head of red hair on my now bald head. Great job on the pictures and look forward to any others that
    1 point
  32. I love hanging out at outer hanks, its such a nice place to rest and relax. Its one of my favorite locations in the park and I look forward to hanging out there for years to come.
    1 point
  33. Glad to hear this put to rest, absolutely love the ride.
    1 point
  34. I love looking at pictures from the 70's. I was born in the wrong time.
    1 point
  35. An issue Dane has fixed! I'm no longer stuck in mobile! THANKS, Dane!
    1 point
  36. The past two years, it has been Magnum from 8am to 10am and then Gemini for the rest of the event. Oh, and I have no preference as to which side of The Racer.
    1 point
  37. Gosh I loved the trams when I was younger and I loved trying to remember which "cartoon character" row we parked in. Scooby Doo row 3, Fred Flinstone row 4, Huckleberry Hound row 5...ahhh, those were the days!
    1 point
  38. ^ Why does everyone assume Don does everything? He's a great guy, but jeez.
    1 point
  39. Here's a clip from last year's Coasting for Kids event:
    1 point
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  41. Woodstock Gliders at Carowinds.
    1 point
  42. SoB is down and the station is being used. Vortex has stopped sinking. TR is no more, and the building is being used. There is no new ride for 2013 & FD will be here for it's 20th. It seems to be time for the Tower Johnny talk to start up.
    1 point
  43. The Great Don has spoken!
    1 point
  44. Yeah, I've noticed how obsessed most of you guys are about spelling & grammar...I like people to use it correctly too, but, it's not like we're gonna say "YOU DIDN'T CAPATLIZE THE FIRST LETTER OF THE SENTENCE! That's against TOS. Banned forever!" - that's being very nitpicky...
    1 point
  45. I hear Kings Island is getting a big 12 inversion roller coaster
    1 point
  46. Well.... not quite. While Scooby Doo (the coaster, aka Beastie, aka Fairly Odd Coaster, aka Woodstock Express) can be seen in the background, Mrs. Brady is not standing in Hanna-Barabera Land. She's standing in a behind the scenes area, specifically right in front of the Administration Building. That building is also where they shot the boardroom scene, in which Mike pulls the Yogi poster from the tube. What I find interesting (along with the running scenes that you pointed out make no sense if you know the layout of the park), is that when they're running through the park, it's sunny, bu
    1 point
  47. Hah, I haven't looked the ride over either. I have just been in the front, around the station, and sitting at a standstill on the brake run so much, I think I would have noticed pusher wheels. To me, the chain speed is the same it always was. Is it me, or do others also love hearing the brakes open and close as well as the mechanical hum of the giant lift gear speeding up and slowing down?
    1 point
  48. 2009 - Gabe does a mock 'stop yelling at Brittany' video and actually cries about Son of Beast, pouring out his true feelings for the ride. He won 3 Tony awards and no one cares.
    1 point
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