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  1. I personally think that they could use several new attractions that can be enjoyed by multiple generations. Ie, rides that grandparents can take their small grand children on. KI used to have more of these types of rides, with the Skyride, and the Antique Cars, but they have slowly disappeared.
    3 points
  2. Figuring out why they're called bents could leave you digging around for a looong time. Like trying to figure out why the main box for a car is called a frame. Or why a pen is called a pen.. maybe there's a root origins.. but it's likely not an english one unless it's a newer term.
    2 points
  3. Was it really the parks intent to make the GP forget about SOB with the big memorial to the ride at the entrance of Banshee.
    2 points
  4. And standing in close quarters with those same people for as much as a half hour or more while waiting in line doesn't? Somewhere, a Terp is likely pondering baths with 2o,ooo people.
    2 points
  5. What are there plans for the next couple of years after Mystic Timbers
    1 point
  6. "A bent in American English is a framework composed of several structural members that defines the cross-section of a timber frame building or supports a trestle. In British English this assembly is called a "cross frame". The term bent is probably an archaic past tense of the verb to bind, referring to the way the timbers of a bent are joined together" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bent_(structural) 10 seconds.
    1 point
  7. Just wanted to note that we're now a little under five months until opening day, assuming a mid-April open.
    1 point
  8. Yeah, I thought for a long time the Mobile Strike ad was originating on KIC, I guess because it was typically the only site I visited at KI. Then one day when my husband was at the park with me he nearly had a heart attack when the ad showed up on our business page (which isn't supposed to have any ads). He thought the site had been hacked or something until we put two and two together and realized it was coming from KI's wifi. I would by far rather have the wifi availability with ads, than not have wifi at all when I'm at the park. Plus I got a handful of front of the line passes throughout
    1 point
  9. The Bat is, to me, a considerably better ride in the front seat. And usually not a huge wait. Other that than, doesn't matter to me.
    1 point
  10. I don't see Banshee as being a fair gauge of future plans, since that was almost, at least to me, a way to make up for the SOB fiasco. Like they finally removed it and, having so much relatively free land post-SOB, they had to get a sure fire, A+ coaster to replace it and make the general public forget about SOB. That being said, I'd expect to see a lot of minor improvements to make the casual visitor more happy, and maybe a kids ride or two. Planet Snoopy is a cash cow for them, and always crazy busy...so why not expand that?
    1 point
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  12. If you, or him, only plan to go once I'd say get them. It is a great deal and having the FL+ will ensure being able to do everything you want during the trip. Picked up a few for my family since planned to go next year but probably not have time to get there a bunch so opted not to renew/get passes this year.
    1 point
  13. I didn't visit waterparks very often this season, but I made it to KI's Soak City twice. Tropical Plunge's Aqua Launch slides, though fun, were rough on my back at their initial opening in May. They were reportedly smoother later in the season, but I didn't get to try as they were down for maintenance on my second visit. To be safe, since rash guards are allowed, I'll probably invest in one before I visit next season. The passholder preview Saturday was probably my favorite visit ever to Soak City, thanks to a practically empty (yet operational) park & water that had yet to see tho
    1 point
  14. My best recommendation for someone going to IB is to just enjoy it for what it is. It has it's own feel compared to Kings Island or any other major park. Check out the Shaffer Queen (sp?), ride as many rides as possible and just enjoy the atmosphere! There are so many interesting little things about the park it's hard to describe.
    1 point
  15. Have to agree here, its essentially a lie if Cedar Point announces their new RMC opening in 2017. If they said that then it looks like 2018 is much more likely. I disagree here. They said "there's no RMC projects opening in 2017". They may be completing construction of a ride in 2017 commission it and accept payment for it but RMC does not decide when a ride is "opened" the owner does. If Cedar Fair does not provide RMC with an "opening" date, RMC therefore has nothing on their calendar that says they have a project opening in 2017. There is no lie because RMC has absolutely no control when
    1 point
  16. Chase flat ride. Platform drop ride. Very fun IB is a small park. I don't have to much of a recommendation except doing Dodgems, they are an old set and they are fast. If you see LCoSM running get in line and ride it. It has a lot of down time. The water swings are a must!
    1 point
  17. When I was at Cedar Point in September (on a Saturday, the first one for Halloweekends), Fast Lane was around $95 and FLP was in the order of $110 I believe. I was going to buy it so I didn`t have to wait in long lines while by wife waiting off the ride (she couldn`t partake in the ride as she is pregnant), but opted not to when I saw the price. Fortunately, the day I visited, the lines were very managable.
    1 point
  18. Have to agree here, its essentially a lie if Cedar Point announces their new RMC opening in 2017. If they said that then it looks like 2018 is much more likely. I disagree here. They said "there's no RMC projects opening in 2017". They may be completing construction of a ride in 2017 commission it and accept payment for it but RMC does not decide when a ride is "opened" the owner does. If Cedar Fair does not provide RMC with an "opening" date, RMC therefore has nothing on their calendar that says they have a project opening in 2017. There is no lie because RMC has absolutely no control
    1 point
  19. And what do you think some of those 5,000 screaming kids do even when you're there?
    1 point
  20. ^ What do think the wildlife does at SC when there aren't 5,000 screaming kids around?
    1 point
  21. If is based at all on "Action Park" this should be good.
    1 point
  22. Except if RMC had a project which would open in 2017 which could not be discussed the normal response is that, "We have nothing to annouce at this time". I have also heard "I cannot discuss possible future projects." To just flat out state that RMC has no 2017 projects is very telling to me.
    1 point
  23. Yep, the reservoir for White Water Canyon is part of a natural stream. I don`t know if they actually use chlorine in the water or not for White Water. i know they treat the water for Flume.
    1 point
  24. As the old saying goes, if it doesn`t shake, it will break.
    1 point
  25. Bent is the past tense of bend, so maybe it has to do with bending the track to fit the curves of the structure?
    1 point
  26. I think Mystic Timbers will help enhance the Rivertown theme. I do like the Frontier theme area at Cedar Point. Other than Millenium Force roaring over head, that area of the park is very tranquil.
    1 point
  27. I always tend to think that The Bat would go before Vortex, the park seems to have more to gain that way. There is tons of space back there and the queue could be shortened a lot. It could also potentially reopen the old SOB station to use. I don't see anything really going anytime soon though. Cedar Fair seems to tear stuff down when its a problem not due to age. Cedar Point has both kinds of Arrows that are older than than their KI counterparts. KI also seems to have some potential spots for new coasters without tearing anything out, such as the old Crypt building.
    1 point
  28. Just for heaven's sake don't put it in Planet Snoopy.
    1 point
  29. Considering that Flight Commander was the name of an infamous KI ride that killed a 32 year old woman, Flight Commander would be a terrible name choice.
    1 point
  30. So, there's really only one coaster I almost always wait for the front for if it has a reasonable wait, and that is The Bat. Though the front is cool on FoF, Beast and Adventure Express, I usually have other go-to seats I more prefer/more frequent (FoF and Beast, I tend to like to sit near the front, AE I tend to almost always sit in the 2nd to last seat).
    1 point
  31. And their bumper cars go fast enough to drift them around corners, and make opposing cars do full 180 degree turns when you PIT maneuver them :D Sparky, a fan of bumper cars that go faster than walking speed.
    1 point
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