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  1. 6 points
    Another great article from @bkroz on TPT... http://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20160302/31662/son-beast
  2. 5 points
    upstop

    Kings Island 2016 Discussion Thread

    I think that Soak City Drive is supposed to have exits directly to I71 north via stop light with left turns to KI drive south. Now whether that is completed and ready for use by opening season is the question.
  3. 5 points
    Especially for those (like me) who read and heard first hand accounts of the dismal level of service provided by those who staffed and Managed the various food service establishments within the park last year. Those accounts were enough to make me pass on the $135 upcharge for All Season Dining on my pass this year.
  4. 5 points
    And some of us were asleep or we would have told 'ya. David's awesome. Every time HW refers to its own PR person as a deity, I cringe. (Note that would have NEVER happened when a Presbyterian minister and former nun graced the park management.) David was not and is not a self-aggrandizer. He quietly went about his business as the supreme, confident. competent, humble, highly respected professional he was and is. The media love, adore and respect David Mandt. He's awesome.
  5. 5 points
    CoasterOhio

    Kings Island 2016 Discussion Thread

    Looks like a nice pretty sign is coming to the entrance of the new toll gates! Also, by the way. About the path that is going through the parking lot, it's possible that it's an exit to the parking lot and it's connecting to the Soak City drive.
  6. 4 points
    upstop

    Kings Island 2016 Discussion Thread

    Fluctuating food prices doesn't negate the quality of the food or food service, in fact it might turn people away from eating in the park. If something seems too expensive to begin with, a raise in price on a given day could cause guests to leave to eat and once out of the park they may not return.
  7. 4 points
    rcwizard13

    Rivertown funnel cake stand razed

    http://www.KICentral.com/forums/index.php/topic/31742-project-2017/page-9#entry713956 rcwizard13, reminding you that those who talk don't know, and those who know, don't talk.
  8. 4 points
    Oldschool75

    Rivertown funnel cake stand razed

    For those without Twitter. https://twitter.com/kingsislandpr/status/706233701487792129 My question is; what is going in at the old WWC entrance/exit, funnel cake stand if not the Soccer game? Sent from a signal coming out of the Vega system.
  9. 3 points
    shark6495

    Hulk trains in trash

    Agreed right after Wizarding World opened the wait was a station wait. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 2 points
  11. 2 points
    thegajone

    Hulk trains in trash

    That would make sense if true. The ride seems a little dated at this point. When it opened I had never been on an invert before so I thought it was the coolest thing ever. But even then lines were short, so I was able to ride it about 6-7 times in an hour, maybe more. Now that I've been on some amazing inverts plus the fact that they don't duel any more, that coaster seems about as ordinary as it gets. And since Hogsmeade opened, that is pretty prime real estate these days. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  12. 2 points
    Great article, a coaster I loved for sure. Just maybe a bit ahead of its time.
  13. 2 points
    Tanna

    Kings Island 2016 Discussion Thread

    I'm used to poor hygiene as I work in a prison, but man did I feel like I got stuck behind every stinky person at the park last season. Ironically, I show a hygiene film from the 80's in my classes. Super cheesy and unfortunately ineffective as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Along the lines of the "Mister Bungles" PSA that they showed on HBO's Peewee's Playhouse, no doubt. The conundrum of stink is that those that stink are used to it.
  14. 2 points
    Looks like it was David Mandt at the time: http://www.enquirer.com/editions/1999/08/26/loc_kings_island_taking.html - mentioned as KI spokesperson in 1999 Further research indicates he later went on to a similar role at Carowinds in 2003, then VP of Communications for the IAAPA in 2006.
  15. 2 points
    I love that photo of Son of Beast with the tower framed within the loop. It's so iconic. Do we know who took it? Was Don our PR guy back then?
  16. 2 points
    How about that map on the first page? King Cobra but no Vortex, so it must be mid-80's.
  17. 2 points
    Oldiesmann

    Kings Island 2016 Discussion Thread

    Making everyone enter there makes more sense. Making people drive all the way down to the old entrance just to drive back the way they came is a bit ridiculous, and it also gives more room for traffic entering from the south, helping relieve possible backups on I-71.
  18. 2 points
    ...which means many of those refillers will no longer be jumping lines and clogging up lines at food service locations. Great move, Kings Island!
  19. 1 point
    calakapepe

    Kentucky Kingdom

    Good. It'd be nice to have faster capacity all around, with Lightning Run at 800 pph (rcdb), T3 supposedly getting its 2nd train.. I think Thunder Run will still only have 1 train, unfortunately.
  20. 1 point
    The Interpreter

    Skull Island: Reign of Kong

    Terpy would rather be in California anytime. Hmmmm.
  21. 1 point
    MrBestDayEver

    Hulk trains in trash

    I suck at editing photos. But you get the point. If you don't know who these gentlemen are, on the right is Mark Woodbury President of Universal Creative. On the left is Bob Weis President of Walt Disney Imagineering. Also if anyone was curious... regarding Hulk, more than just the track is getting an update
  22. 1 point
    I kinda agree with all of you. Here's my take, the theming and the ride have to even out. I believe that a ride shouldn't have to rely on it's theming so much that the ride would suck if said theming was removed. Banshee is my favorite example as its a great ride with some really great theming-the lights, the mist, and the scream as you crest the lift hill (my favorite part). However, if those extra features weren't there, the ride would still be amazing nonetheless. The theming is good enough to where it enhances the rider's experience but it doesn't totally take away from the actual ride. But then again, the LIM in the white building greatly contradicts my point... My two pennies
  23. 1 point
    Glad I made one last trip there last August. It will be ashame to have only one Tumlebug ride left.
  24. 1 point
    Wow. What a shame. I had an amazing time at this park this past summer. I'm glad I was able to enjoy it while it's still there.
  25. 1 point
    http://www.yourerie.com/news/news-article/d/story/sale-of-conneaut-lake-park-moves-forward/74496/EwqHiOCVg0edOjEqvzeGKQ Conneaut Lake Park to be SOLD via auction in September.
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