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  1. Here's a pic of the lights on the lift hill! Link for webcam pic: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/online-fun/webcams-7315_34349
    9 points
  2. There are now lights on the lift hill and leaving the station! (Can't post a picture from the webcam currently, but go check it out!)
    7 points
  3. Heres to hoping that this is all of the lights. I am hoping that MT is another awesome night ride and that DB stays fairly unlit.
    6 points
  4. It probably won`t be much longer before the State ride inspectors from the Department of Agriculture start certifying rides at KI for the 2017 season. Another sign that spring is right around the corner.
    5 points
  5. That's great; that means the park is starting to open up again! Also, those lights on MT are nice. Now, if only we could know when Bat will be getting its trains put back on...
    4 points
  6. That's so awesome!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  7. You really have to give it to the construction team they have been putting in the hard work. This thing is definitely going to be ready for Preview+Opening Day. 46 more days guys, we're almost there guys.
    4 points
  8. I'm assuming lights such as these will be only on the lift and brake run, just like The Beast.. If any lights are elsewhere, I'm thinking along the feel of Banshee.. meaning, colored and meant to go with the theme... Though I really like the idea from.. I apologize for not remembering.. but of having the turquoise lights in the trees very sporadic almost ominous like.. Though, I wouldn't want that if you could see wires running everywhere during the day
    3 points
  9. I actually think all three trains are on BLSC right now.
    3 points
  10. 3 points
  11. ^ I think so and you can also spot the front fo one of DB trains on the storage track for the past week or so. Just thought I'd point it out.
    3 points
  12. Cool lights. Looks like the DB splashdown is starting to be filled?
    3 points
  13. The area has been 3 themed areas through the years - Wild Animal Habitat, Adventure Village, and then Action Zone. It was re-named Adventure Village long about the time the monorail station was removed (this is the same location as the Skyflyer is now.) The area in front of it, which when converted to Action Zone housed the Water Tower, was not home to an attraction - rather it was just landscaping/entrance plaza to the attraction. The building I think you are referring to was the Congo Cooler stand. It was a food/beverage location that serviced Adventure Village and Timberwolf (when
    3 points
  14. Development plans aside, this area is too stinking hot to draw huge summer tourist crowds. Families travel in the Summer and Summer temperatures in Casa Grande average well over 100 degrees starting at the end of May through September. Mmmm yes I would like to take my family vacation to the Desert in August when its 108 degrees and go walk around a theme park. There is a reason this market remains untapped and underdeveloped when it comes to large Amusement/Theme Parks - it is too stinking hot during prime Summer travel months.
    3 points
  15. Another note, I noticed that the Lock-out fence on the bottom of the first-drop there. That means we're also getting closer to having the ride opened up.
    3 points
  16. It would be awesome if we had a Town Hall like CP does but less random items from a certain time frame but more KI history.
    3 points
  17. I hope The Vortex never goes. Sometimes old is good! There is just something about sitting down on an old arrow looper. Long live The Vortex! On a side note its hard to believe that Flight of Fear is only 6 years younger than The Vortex.
    2 points
  18. This is a thread where people can share and discuss old or current KI advertisements from commercials to posters and everything in between. I miss old advertisements like these. I honestly think park marketing was way better years ago.
    2 points
  19. So back in July of 2016 I decided to go to Kentucky Kingdom for the first time. well here's what i thought: Good things about my visit: - Park looks really clean and tidy and really upkept - The two newest coasters where running GREAT, and T3 and Thunder Run where running good to, but T3 was a little painful. Bad things: -Poor quality of service overall throughout the park, especially to keep lines moving as quick as possible -Every coaster (except Thunder Run) was one train operation...... -STORM CHASER DID NOT OPEN TILL 3/4 INTO TE DAY :cry: My thoughts on the coas
    2 points
  20. A random thing I remember from this ride was that during DOT (it may have changed during other incarnations), the seat cushion was velcrod on to the seat, so after each ride, you could peel it off and find a small pile of loose change. The 16 year old me love "making money" by checking this after each ride.
    2 points
  21. Personally, I find the lack of a wild mouse a bigger hole in the line up than a giga.
    2 points
  22. The Bat commercial Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
    2 points
  23. CP Food Blog has the details on the announcement: http://cpfoodblog.com/2017-cedar-point-season-pass-drink-program/ Notably, there is a 15-minute wait time between scans on the season pass program, as opposed to 5 minutes between scans with the bottle. I suppose this is necessary to limit abuse (one person with the plan getting drinks for the whole family).
    2 points
  24. I'm also really appreciative of your FB page (as well as this one!). The fact that we have one of the best parks in the country, with such a rich local history and memories for anyone local, is a privilege. I'm surprised at just how much it continues to evolve and change over the years. Looking at pictures and reading about it's history is awesome. This site and contributors like you have really enhanced my knowledge and turned me into a KI junkie! It would be nice if the park embraced its history more and had a "museum" type of attraction some day. Like what the Paramount Theater t
    2 points
  25. This was for the year Top Gun was opened..... I've been on the ride several times since....have never experienced a ride like what's portrayed here!
    2 points
  26. I remember when looking up info of The Beast I saw this old school commercial, I Loved the voice of the dude on the commercial, He made the ride seem more mysterious and creepy. Sometimes for some reason, I act like I'm a voice actor for Kings Island. I do his voice and I'm like "Come and ride The Beast at Kings Island. The video is from fenikowiski.
    2 points
  27. From the first time I rode it in 1989 (and it drove my earring posts into my head) until a couple seasons ago, I was very much in the "tear it down!" camp. When I was still a young teen it always made me so angry to hear people play it up as the one to ride to show how brave you were. Beast was so much better! Then I had a friend (NoChickens) who I often ran into at the park around Vortex, and he wanted to ride it. I had heard about 5-1 previously, and rode that but wasn't impressed. NoChickens introduced me to 7-1, and I realized I could ride with very few punches to the jaw. As I learne
    2 points
  28. Hello... only been about four years since I last posted... I don't think I ever posted a thread here on AE's design, but I did contact R&R Design years ago and spoke with the company's president, Rick Bastrup. He was kind enough to send me some incredible concept-art of the ride... Here's an incredibly-small picture of the Monorail crossing Adventure Express' track, from R&R's website... And here's an overview, circa 1993, of that... (source unknown)
    2 points
  29. I'm sure more people were disappointed when the Phantom Theater theming was removed and replaced with "Scooby."
    2 points
  30. Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed that there's been a big amount of members saying how they want Vortex gone in the next few years. I personally don't agree and I say it'll stay around for years to come. However, I'd like to see what our members actually think about our Arrow looper. I am not starting a rumor, I just want to get peoples' opinion.
    1 point
  31. Welcome to the Great Ride Exchange! What rides are you willing to trade or bargain for? They can be between any two parks and any ride is open for exchange. Attractions like Dinosaurs Alive are up for grabs too. For example, I'd trade Dinosaurs Alive and Congo Falls in exchange for Thunderbird at Holiday World. *EDIT* Exchanges should be reasonable
    1 point
  32. 1 point
  33. Vortex Commercial Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
    1 point
  34. Um.... Going to soak for "photography purposes" doesn't sound like a weird feeling that anyone should "get over"... Now I have a weird feeling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  35. And it should be pointed out National Amusement Devices was based in Dayton, Ohio.
    1 point
  36. This isn't an outstanding example, but it IS an example of a wooden coaster with on-board lights: (Source: forums.planetcoaster.com) National Amusement Devices was a major player in the pre-KI amusement industry. Their Century Flyer trains (pictured above) were capable of having up to three lamps installed in the first car: the two shown in the picture, and a third in place of that red circle in the middle. Century Flyers used to be everywhere, but now (to my knowledge) only exist on three coasters today: Thunderbolt at Kennywood, Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park, and Big Dippe
    1 point
  37. 51 days and counting. I just purchased 5 Gold Passes for my gf's sis and her kids. Now I have excuses to get on the kiddie rides!
    1 point
  38. Won't be long and there will be trains and testing. They've had a good winter for building.
    1 point
  39. Probably, but I doubt it'll make a huge difference to the guest experience, mainly some people are just a little more covered than others, right?
    1 point
  40. I think the theming for Banshee is pretty well executed. It just doesn`t quite gel with the rest of the non-existant theme of the Action Zone. Like Shaggy said, I think the theme of Rivertown is being greatly enhanced by the addition of Mystic Timbers. Even the new funnel cake building that was built last year has emphasized the theme. Coney Mall could use some "new" classic flat rides to breath some life into that area. With the exception of Windseeker, the last new flat ride installed in Coney Mall was Zephyr and the current Dodgems (Flight Commander was installed in 1990, but onl
    1 point
  41. Holy thread bump again! I much prefer Scooby to Boo Blasters....but I'd much rather have Phantom Theater.
    1 point
  42. With the change-over to scooby... we lost a whole lot more, scooby to boo... i was disappointed, but I didnt feel like I lost as much.. so I ultimately didnt care that much
    1 point
  43. This is great! Brings back lots of memories.
    1 point
  44. Less souvenir bottles = less chances for the bottles to spill in the ride bins on the platforms. #efficiency
    1 point
  45. ^ By definition doesn't he understand everything? KDD, not a great theological scholar.
    1 point
  46. The difference between operations between CP and ki is night and day. CP always is the best day ever. Husband and I were on mf a couple years ago. Our Train stuck on the lift for about 5 minutes. After the lap they let us go again. Train stuck on the lift again. After our ride they marched us over to TTD and came in the exit and rode immediately.
    1 point
  47. And SOB's announcement: "Welcome to The Son of Beast..."
    1 point
  48. Via the Kings Island Google Play page
    1 point
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