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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
    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
    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 futur
    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. Well it was there pre-cf for two seasons. Before that, it was all woods and automobiles. A lot of people favored the antique cars to the present day BLSC
    1 point
  21. I didn't know engineers could control that.
    1 point
  22. Oh I hope this doesn't fail like Banshee's on-ride video failed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  23. Mack has already stated they could go over 300ft. Mack was founded in 1780, not a typo. They didn't start building roller coasters until the early 1930's. Intiman started building rides in the late 60's. The only thing I think Intiamni has on Mack is they have 2 Giga's and 2 Strata's under their belt. But Mack has said they can go over 300ft if a park wants them to. It's not like they don't know what they are doing. They have produced some amazing rides. I believe they could produce a World Class Giga. I believe their bigger Coaster are overall to expensive and a lot of the parks in the states
    1 point
  24. Just cut out half of The Bat's queue line and then there's plenty of space. Haha! (Joking, of course.) In all seriousness, I've never paid attention to the land in AZ, so this may mean nothing- Is Timberwolf used? I've never noticed it. It COULD go in that area hypothetically.
    1 point
  25. Im liking the wooden fence going up in the Queue, Rivertowns going to look great with the theming going on here!
    1 point
  26. Ding, ding, ding! Winner! Couple things still being finalized for KI dining plans. We think you'll like what is coming!
    1 point
  27. It could use a paint job and maybe they could bring back the backwards car. But the ride's not going anywhere. I bet we'd lose The Bat/Flight Deck before we'd lose The Racer.
    1 point
  28. I can not think of anything that was falling apart or not functioning last season. Can you elaborate?
    1 point
  29. Yeah, the Brady Bunch trivia is still relevant. It still draws lots of traffic, rides well, but it does desperately need a paint job.
    1 point
  30. What I would like to see is for Boo Blasters to be converted into a virtual realty ride for HH only. They could easily slow down the vehicles to lengthen the attraction (but not too slow) and the "ghosts" could be more frightening and startling than other attractions. Maybe it could follow a "paranormal activity " type theme or a haunted castle theme. Maybe it could be a random theme or maybe even change based on what the rider wants to experience.
    1 point
  31. Don't know if it was confirmed lol I just thought it looked red like a red/Maroon color lol no matter what colors the trains are or aren't we will find out soon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  32. Yeah, that one was only on Snapchat so far as I can tell, and I didn't screen shot (it has since expired). My strong impression was that it was red, though.
    1 point
  33. The train in the test video looked Red to me.
    1 point
  34. I thought (the letter before the E) it looked like a W... so shaggy saying "ewe" (female sheep) made me think that was what was there... Though i could see an N also.... but it looks more like a W to me still
    1 point
  35. To me, that "sheep" on MT's sign looks like (and reminds me of) Son of Beast's old baby carriage that was used in the promos and on the cover of the 2000 (iirc) park map. Also, the sign looks cool and I get what they were going for by putting Kings Island on the sign; it's like a roadside attraction sign (in a good way). Also, that dangling vine looks like tinsel and I hope it is shaped up before it opens so we can read the sign. Speaking of the sign, I agree with Shaggy''s perspective about KI being indirectly advertised (thru selfies, etc.) by being on the sign. EDIT: Also, Don; th
    1 point
  36. Not the first time! Just about branding. People are going to take pictures of the sign and post on social media, park wants everybody to know where it is.
    1 point
  37. There's your confirmation.. I forgot to quote you initially, so in case you miss it ^^^
    1 point
  38. A sheep I think it's supposed to be like the billboard company emblem although I think it says I love sheep Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  39. I do know [emoji16] they look great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  40. I was freaking out when I saw the first test run video! So close to being able to ride! 25 days.......
    1 point
  41. What a great sound to be added to Rivertown!
    1 point
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  43. Meaning a train has been at least partially pulled up?? How do know?
    1 point
  44. Location is lousy. Ride is decent. The real problem for me is the capacity...there is what, 8 per train? The insane wait is not worth the ride itself, imo.
    1 point
  45. Why would they laugh at that suggestion? Whips are great...
    1 point
  46. ^^ I nominate an adult Whip as the third classic flat
    1 point
  47. I mean the placement of the ride itself is the biggest upset to me. It's smack dab in the middle of the old antique cars real estate and leaves a lot of awkward, unused pieces of land. As you can see from this snip (provided by Google Maps), the red is the area that BLSC currently occupies and the blue is the wasted, in my opinion, pieces of land. The green in the bottom right corner is just extra property that could be utilized for land that could connect a coaster to the main land where BLSC currently occupies or just an area for some flats. Like I said, its the placement that make
    1 point
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