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  1. Update (6/21/17) Rolls playing: 6617 and 6627 I think I've finally got a temporary fix on the speed control. No more funeral march tempo! (Original Post) Hi Everyone! Opening day is approaching and there's a BUNCH to be excited about. As a wooden coaster fan - I'm itching to ride the new coaster, and Winterfest is going to be truly specacular... Trust me, you won't want to miss it! Anyways, I was at the park today and 2 weeks ago with a band organ restorer to diagnose some issues and between those two days - I'm pretty happy with the result. Today was a tuning day and I've now got all of the ranks of pipes playing, including the trombones which were not operating properly the past few years. Update (4/12/17) Take a look at the new lightbulbs on the organ! This pays homage to the way it looked in the Paul Eakins collection back in the 1960's. Attached below is a short audio file showing how it sounds as of today (3/24) W157 2017.mp3
    8 points
  2. Keep in mind that the Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad burns propane. It is not like it is burning coal like the Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railorad or the Dollywood Express. The wood on Mystic Timbers is pressure treated, so it should be able to withstand the elements, including any exhaust from the train.
    7 points
  3. I think it was down (not keeping time, no hands) a good deal of the 2015 season, so I was pleasantly surprised with its new cement face that includes planters in the shape of letters forming "Kings Island" They definitely seem to have stepped back up their landscaping game this last season and it makes me very happy. At one point they had food-bearing plants back by the restrooms near WindSeeker (tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins). It delighted me because it was unexpected. I hope somebody had a couple dinners off the fruits before they changed it out again.
    4 points
  4. Thank you so much! I put 2 snappy rolls on and will put new music on at least monthly. There *may* even be a special roll for Halloween Haunt as I've been looking to arrange a Halloween roll. (Any tune requests?) The park already does have a Christmas roll for Winterfest from years past.
    4 points
  5. I like BLSC, so I wouldn't be happy if it were removed. I never visited the park pre-CF, so I don't know what it was like before them.
    2 points
  6. Also, there will always be heat expelling from the smoke stack whenever a locomotive is in operation, whether it's sitting still or moving. The "puffing" you're referring to is when the engineer pulls back on the throttle allowing steam to go through the cylinders and eventually into the smoke stack. To stop the "puffing" the engineer will push against the throttle so that no steam is pushed through the pistons and the train will just coast, (similar to taking your foot off of the gas in your car.) If I know locomotives correctly, and I do, I expect the engineers normally push the throttle all the way in and let the train coast into the station then open it back up slightly if needed to reach the water tower and the wheelchair ramp.
    2 points
  7. I LOVE this idea! I'd even be down with this inside the TR:TR building. I'm down with this, too!
    2 points
  8. Guess what everyone? Delirium's testing! Also, The Bat's just chillin' on the lift! 21 days!
    2 points
  9. I've heard Firehawk (XFlight) was originally designed FOR KI in Action Zone. Paramount changed their mind after the design was finished, and Geauga Lake took it instead. Firehawk (xflight) being up for grabs years later probably made Cedar Fair easily pick KI for it, if they knew this (assumingly true) information.. Almost with a thought of "they were gonna get it anyways" sort of thought.
    2 points
  10. Thanks for posting your updates to the band organ! It sounds amazing! I am so happy that you continue to work on this wonderful piece of history that the park has. It adds so much to the atmosphere! I can't wait to take my newborn son on the carousel when he is able to, just like my Dad took me on it when I was little. I always was mesmerized by the band organ when I was young, and still am today! Hmm. I don't know what you added. Is it something visual that we will be able to see when we ride the carousel? again thanks for all your hard work into restoring this for future generations to enjoy!
    2 points
  11. But it still makes money where as a coaster wont directly create funds
    2 points
  12. The floral clock was operational last year, along with every year before that.
    2 points
  13. Truthfully I don't see any coasters leaving anytime soon. Like, I thought The Vortex looked like it was in rough shape the last time I saw it--- but I don't see it leaving.
    2 points
  14. I don't think The Racer will leave soon. It's an ACE landmark. Give it some TLC? YES! New paint does wonders to any ride
    2 points
  15. Nothing says majestic like a large smoking section near the carousel and non working floral clocks .... :/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  16. I don't see The Racer leaving anytime soon. It has historical significance to the park.
    2 points
  17. General rule of thumb, don't look at any comments on Facebook Public Pages....especially park pages...GP is never happy and/or looking for something out of their rants.
    2 points
  18. Kings Island posted a picture of the Les Taxis on Facebook today and I didn't realize how much the GP disliked them being removed until I read the comments.
    2 points
  19. ^Or maybe hypnotic sleep induction...
    2 points
  20. Nope - I'm not talking about music. I can tell you now that the two rolls I put on are: 6625 and 6621. Something's different that hasn't been this way since at least the early 1980's.
    1 point
  21. Absolutely not!!! How come you didn't quote my whole post instead of only doing half? "It says I wish we would have gotten Dominator & Americana". I wish the rides that went to KD came here and Firehawk was at KD. Don't you think Kings Island would have benifited more from Dominator & Americana instead of Firehawk? I think we would have.
    1 point
  22. Well would you have rather gotten the Vekoma SLC?
    1 point
  23. I wouldn't like to see Xtreme Skyflyer leave but relocated to somewhere else in the park. I think that would open up a nice plot of land in AZ for a new thrilling flat. Maybe it could be relocated to Oktoberfest and go out over the pond like the on at Kennywood does. Also not that Cedar Point just did this and renamed theirs. They gave it a nod to a past attraction which I think would be awesome.
    1 point
  24. ^Especially with that smell during construction. Yeah...they hit a sewer line one day as I was working at ye olde Potato Works in 2004. Talk about rank. silver2005, who's only hated part of working at RTPW in 2004 was watching the Tiques get gutted.
    1 point
  25. I think it stopped being majestic the year Paramount removed the Les Taxis and put in IJST
    1 point
  26. I don't dislike the ride. It is really fun. It was definitely placed in the wrong part of the park. I'm a movie guy, so the backlot setting appeals to me.
    1 point
  27. I always felt that, if the coaster was ever sold off, *Hallelujah* it would need to be something really gorgeous.. esp from the tower looking across. Park planning wise though.. nothing abnormally tall would ever likely be there though; too close to the tower
    1 point
  28. I never knew what that was, I just thought it was part of a temporary enterance. That's awesome!!!
    1 point
  29. It was designed as a platform for a pumpkin patch during Hawlofest and it was just used as a platform for haunt. Unless they are bringing Tombstone Terrortory back, which I highly doubt since MT occupies the area, the platform has no apparent use that I can think of outside if theming.
    1 point
  30. I couldn't find any video of the snapchat video coming out the station. Maybe it wasn't the same, as I also thought!
    1 point
  31. The train in the test video didn't have the decorative front on it. This has been confirmed through Twitter, I believe. But yes, it appeared red. Just don't know how/whether that's going to match up otherwise.
    1 point
  32. Another shed theory- perhaps they will go a Verbolten route where the shed's interior stuff changes ride for ride.
    1 point
  33. Btw.... anyone realize that we now know there is an orange and blue train? I hope the third train is green Edit- I do remember the jeep! And the Mini Cooper!
    1 point
  34. Anyone remember the Land Rover Defender parked outside of TR:TR? Man, I loved that thing. I really hope KI does the same thing with the Miami Valley Lumber Co. classic pickup truck! Park it right outside the ride entrance. Think about how cool that would look. #theming
    1 point
  35. I would be gobsmacked if the ugly "feather boa" of vines in the middle wasn't a temporary thing, only there while they finish placing the vines in a more natural arrangement. I was a little surprised at the "Kings Island" on the billboard too, but then I realized this is going to be a prime photo background, and people seeing all those pics on social media might not have otherwise known what park their friends were visiting. That definitely does appear to be a sheep. I'm curious if it really does say "I love (sheep silhouette)"
    1 point
  36. Only 8 more Tuesdays till we get a special nights with this awesome new coaster (Photo cred. KI) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. Seeing the first test run yesterday, and listening to the chain hill , and the roar of a new wooden coaster. I cannot wait to participate on Media Day!
    1 point
  38. Just seeing the videos from testing has me over the edge of anticipation! It didn't help that I had several amazing rides on Thunderhead at Dollywood this past weekend! Cannot wait!!!!!
    1 point
  39. Glad to see the test run video. I'm looking forward to having a GCI at my home park.
    1 point
  40. This is the Cuddle Up from Kings Island. I am currently restoring footage from 1972. I also have footage of Halley's Comet and Indians running around. Lol. Hopefully I can reveal the whole video in a story on my site. Still waiting to hear back from the owner of the video. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  41. It may not look the prettiest (by design of its original theme) and it may have terrible capacity, and it may be short, but at least it's fun~
    1 point
  42. Pretty simple, Chris, read the whole statement. Any Whip they WOULD approve, would be so "litigation safe" it would be a shame to even call it a whip. Much like, as I mentioned, KIs Dodge Ems. I dont blame them one bit for playing that game, and I truly understand WHY they do, but its just a shame to have to build rides that are a shadow of the originals. See what Im getting at?
    1 point
  43. What if season passes were discontinued? What if Banshee was torn down and Son of Beast was rebuilt in its place? What if Kings Island opened for the year in February? What if The Beast were replaced with an animatronic dinosaur park? Anything could happen; most things won't. I think we all understood what you meant: *if.* So *if* Backlot Stunt Coaster was removed, maybe it would be replaced by a slushie stand. A Chick-Fil-A. A roller coaster. An arcade. A dark ride. A garden. Antique cars. You asked, "So if you had it your way what would you do with that section of land?" Given the reality we have, my answer is that given my way (and it seems others here share the same preference), I'd have Backlot Stunt Coaster on that section of land. Rawr.
    1 point
  44. Give me my Antique Cars back, and I'll be happy.
    1 point
  45. While I do agree that BLSC is a huge eyesore with half of the effects working and think the placement of the ride was a horrid choice. The lost the tiques and eagles for it makes me dislike it even more. KI is not going to remove a multi million ride with good reliability that has guest ridership. When the time comes for BLSC to be replaced I hope something is built that looks classy or really fits in well. This plot of land is in the center of the park and right now it looks like a concrete monstrosity with shipping containers.....blah
    1 point
  46. Kings Island used to have two of these tea cup rides. Coney Island's age old 'Cuddle Up', along with the memorable Winnie Witches Cauldrons. (I love that cat in tree centerpiece!) Its a real shame that neither of them are any longer.
    1 point
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