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  1. From KIs Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/visitkingsisland If you think riding The Beast at night is an adventure, wait until this year! Textured lighting and other lighting effects will bring the Banshee legend to reality on the new record-breaking Banshee roller coaster, creating the ultimate night ride experience! So now we know that there will be effects on Banshee!
    17 points
  2. Google Earth updated there maps the other day. It now has Banshee on it!
    17 points
  3. I'd hate to see how you kids would have been back in my day. Back in the '70s and '80s we didn't have your internets and your webcams, your chatrooms and your forums. The park closed in the fall, it reopened in the spring, and more times than not there would be a new ride there. Whether we liked it or not, we either had to wait until the commercials started in the spring, catch a story in the newspaper* or actually go to the park to see what it was going to be. Now get off my lawn. *A newspaper was a publication, usually printed daily with a more extended edition on Sundays, that included
    15 points
  4. A beautiful day. I wonder what target is circled for today.
    10 points
  5. Heres a picture of Banshee`s Ride Op Booth! I found this while looking at TPR.
    8 points
  6. Wait, no one's biting on this?
    8 points
  7. Spectrum91: Welcome to the necessary script that has to be in place because people purposely didn't capitalize trademarks correctly after we kindly asked them to.
    8 points
  8. I know for a fact it is either going to Carowinds or somewhere else. Keep that info hushed though.
    7 points
  9. You know what could use some textured lighting? Flight of Fear.
    6 points
  10. Had another one last night, folks! Just hours after I turned 15! I was at Kings Island, standing by Vortex like always. The trees had no leaves on them and it was cloudy. I followed a small line of people into Vortex's queue when meanwhile, I noticed the trains were parked, empty, in their normal spots, so I'm guessing the time was in early/mid March. But when we got to the station, a normal car (not a coaster car) was sitting parked where a normal Vortex train would be. I remember what the "car" looked like; it looked very similar to my mom's 2005 Toyota Highlander. Then the people and I go
    6 points
  11. From Kings Island's official Twitter account: Coaster Connection in Action Zone is where you'll find Banshee souvenirs and apparel during your visits to the park this year. Found here: https://twitter.com/KingsIslandPR/status/438802964128739328 Looks like we have a new shop called Coaster Connection. The question is, will this be the former On-Location shop, or the under-station of Banshee?
    6 points
  12. For most of Slaughter House, light getting in over the walls is only an issue for the first hour or so of each night, with that amount of time decreasing as the season goes on due to the sun setting earlier. Sory, Mama tryz 2 git us boys 2 showr butt we dont tak 2 kindly 2 watr so all that stink gits bilt up! -Sam
    6 points
  13. Here's an idea. We're all fanb... Enthusiasts here, no? How many times are we going to visit Halloween Haunt per season in comparison to the general public? For some of us, a lot more! Which means that we're going through the same haunts time and time again, year after year. So what happens then? They get less scarier. We get used to it. I think it's unfair to just claim that these haunts are lacking because they're under the microscope of fanb... Enthusiasts. Scrutiny. So much scrutiny. Some of you guys just wants to rip stuff out and dump it because they don't like it. The park doesn't bas
    6 points
  14. We don't have to take Ohiocolts through haunts.. Just force him in the front of the coldest day of the season on Race for Your Life Never forget "Are you cold?" "yeah" "Good" Hahaha
    5 points
  15. Given the time of year it is I'm going to guess that this is destined for somewhere overseas. Most likely China, as stated in the Screamscape report.
    5 points
  16. I apologize for going off subject here, but i could not find the appropriate topic. (Feel free to point me in the right direction). Canada's Wonderland recently posted a picture of what their new Backlot Stunt Coaster trains will look like. Kings Island is also revamping the trains on the same ride. Here's what Canada's Wonderlands BSC trains will look like. This image can be found on Canada's Wonderlands Facebook page. EDIT: The trains will be red, white, and blue. P.S. After reading the comments on the picture, some of the folks in Canada don't sound too happy about the colors
    5 points
  17. I have thought for a couple years that KI does need to pull back and re-engineer the Haunt event. Some haunts have great theming and design, but others look like they just threw stuff they found into it. Board to Death this last year was a HUGE improvement over Mysteria's morphsuit madness. Many of the haunts are long worn out. New ideas, new concepts need to be changed every 3-5 years at most. I really think they need a dedicated team away from shows that handle design and building. Shows can take over for staffing after the haunt is designed and storyboarded. They do need to cut dow
    5 points
  18. Why would I shout "terpy?" Terpy, variously, duh.
    5 points
  19. There's also a restaurant based in North Carolina called Cookout. It has scripture on their cups and play Christian music. They built one right down the road from EKU and you can't get near the place from 5 to 7 because of every one eating there. It's open 7 days a week. Secular college students don't seem to mind. If the service and product are good people will come. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I547 using Tapatalk
    4 points
  20. For those who are interested, here are examples of textured lighting.... http://www.superlativeevents.com/event_lighting/texture_lighting.php
    4 points
  21. I'm guessing for security reasons.
    4 points
  22. I had a really weird one. It was another where Banshee was two rides. You rode the coaster part, and it ended with the seats separating, and connecting to a Drop Tower-like ride. (The actual Drop Tower was still there, so it wasn't the same one.) When you got to the top of the tower, it spun slowly once, giving you a view of the park, then it spun about 35 MPH and released the seats, and parachutes came out. They had to replace the seats with each train. Most people rode it for the parachute thing. Whatever I ate before bed is now a no-no item. I don't want to continue having these ridiculou
    4 points
  23. Lighting packages are my favorite thing about new coasters. I can't wait to see what they are doing.
    4 points
  24. How do you know that KI's is having the same revamp?
    4 points
  25. 4 points
  26. That is bad, none of us will let you forget!
    4 points
  27. I found these pictures on Screamscape website. I wonder where the track pieces will be going? Where and what do you think these could be for? I'm hoping Carowinds! I may be going their this year. Here is what Screamscape said, Our local Screamscape spy dropped by the B&M Track Fabricator plant in Ohio and snapped up pictures of brand new bright yellow coaster track. If I’m reading the label right this is for a new B&M Flying coaster, and they do have one on the way to China for the Wanda Group set to open in 2014 at the Xishuangbanna International Resort park. The con
    3 points
  28. ^ I know what SOBwasaSOB said to be a fact as well. Hint: Compare the set of {all possible destinations for that track} to the set of {Carowinds and everywhere that qualifies as "somewhere else"}.
    3 points
  29. Just in time for baseball season to start. Sent from my iPhone using Taptalk
    3 points
  30. As someone who has only ever gone through one Haunt more than once (Madame Fatale's), I can tell you that it isn't just our jadedness making us speak negatively. Many of the Haunts are extremely lackluster, even on the first time through.-Homestar92, who wants back the 3 hours he invested in Tombstone Terror-Tory, but would happily go for another trip through Slaughterhouse. Enjoy what you have before its gone.
    3 points
  31. You haven't. Via their website: "Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. He has often shared that his decision was as much practical as spiritual. He believes that all franchised Chick-fil-A® Operators and Restaurant employees should have an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends, and worship if they choose to do so. That's why all Chick-fil-A Restaurants are closed on Sundays. It's part of our recipe for success." http://www.chick-fil-a.com/FAQ#?category=2 (Edit: Dang it, Terp beat
    3 points
  32. In reference to the picture of Backlot coaster up in Canada... KI's Backlot trains already had a good amount of fiberglass work done to them a few years ago to try and distance itself from the Italian Job theme.
    3 points
  33. 3 points
  34. I'm pretty sure the Creation Museum is meant for religious visitors. If there wasn't a message, then it would be pretty pointless. Why would you go anyway?
    3 points
  35. Hush y'all! I want it to be Banshee's Under-station so that On-Location can be repurposed as the queue for a set of Flying Scooters!
    3 points
  36. As someone who has only ever gone through one Haunt more than once (Madame Fatale's), I can tell you that it isn't just our jadedness making us speak negatively. Many of the Haunts are extremely lackluster, even on the first time through. -Homestar92, who wants back the 3 hours he invested in Tombstone Terror-Tory, but would happily go for another trip through Slaughterhouse.
    3 points
  37. ^ My guess is that it will be the former On-Location. If it was under the Banshee station, they might have called it something like "Banshee Connection", or "Scream Seekers".
    3 points
  38. I used to have the same mindset as you (except for Club Blood) before I started going through other haunted houses outside Kings Island. If what you said is true about basing decisions off the general public at the Haunt, then almost every haunted house in the nation would be bankrupt as they change the layout of their attractions year in and year out to keep their customers coming back year after year, and some customers complain that it should have stayed the same. But I find it quite hypocritical that, while you ignore the reasons why some of us "enthusiast fanboys" want to see an event we
    3 points
  39. ^IndyGuy, I think you're just trying to increase the number of replies in the topic that you started instead of this one!
    3 points
  40. On Google Earth, there's a clock icon that lets you roll back to an older set of photos. No need to hoard screenshots!
    3 points
  41. I had a nightmare that I forgot about Banshee Media Day.
    3 points
  42. If it did happen, you know you couldn't resist coming. Gator would have an extra special "greeting" for you, I'm sure. We did it for your mom last year, so...
    3 points
  43. I know this is very random, but my birthday falls on Haunt opening night this year. (NO, we are not having a "KIC gets ohiocolts to go through all the Haunts on his birthday event". Not gonna happen.)
    3 points
  44. Sam and the Slaughter House boys are not as attractive in skimpy outfits as the girls in Club Blood. A truly terrifying sight indeed!
    3 points
  45. No idea but it's......action on The Bat Cam!!
    3 points
  46. I disagree with them needing to remove trees for better views of the rides. The trees at the park are on of the best aspects of it. The wooded closed in nature gives it a very different feel. Just imagine how The Beast would be if the woods were all cleared away just so people could see the ride better from the midway, it would lose a large portion of its appeal and charm. I'm all for adding more trees where possible.
    3 points
  47. The park has asked KICentral to relay a public notice to the general public that they will be patrolling their property. Anyone found to be on their property - including passenger pickup area - will be asked to leave. The park has done a extremely good job keeping their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram up to date during the off season as well as sending in photos to KICentral that I'm sure they will film/photograph and send it out through the channels before we even know its testing. Thank you.
    3 points
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