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  1. Probably around 1989, I was with my cousin playing around in the arcade over by the Zephyr. We walked over to that bowling ball game, and there was this dad playing next to his son. The dad tried it about 3 times and lost. He was really upset because he wanted to win something for his son. The son, who was probably around 7 years old, said "Daddy, let me try." The dad tried to explain how hard it was, and how heavy the ball was, etc. Eventually the dad caved and let the kid have a shot. First try: BOOOM! Nailed it. A perfect try. Great technique. Like a pro. But that wasn't the crazy
    6 points
  2. The link provided below is an updated video content supported by WLWT News 5 and the Kings Island media crew, there many photogenic scenes inclusive such as; the ride entrance, shed, station and train crossing areas to acknowledge a few. I recommend that you all take a peek at this article for Kings Island's newest attraction, Mystic Timbers. You know all of this suspense raises the question of the Kings Island Funpix option, what could they look like? Perhaps riders will be seated in a Chevy C-10 Model truck becoming consumed in medusa-like vines and correlation to the story of #what'sin
    6 points
  3. Today's KI Story. Woodstock Express, the beloved John Allen designed roller coaster is to closed at the end of 2017 season , and rebuilt with RMC track. Don was quoted to say that "it is a great coaster that needed more thrilling inversions , because little kids love inversions ! " Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    6 points
  4. Just tweeted by Cedar Point: Who is "they"?
    5 points
  5. When it's 55 and breezy, I start to consider shorts as an option. Jeans always feel so restrictive to me. I like wearing them from the fall on, but once it starts getting warm again, SHORTS!
    4 points
  6. You know the off season is almost over when you spend five hours down at Coney on a Saturday when the rides are still not put back together and doing more than 20 interviews for ride operators.
    3 points
  7. Very elaborate April Fools joke.
    3 points
  8. More than one way of seeing in the dark using photoshop. Trust me. No drop track. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  9. So, I wasn't at the park, but I was looking at the Diamondback web cam to see how long lines were since I was considering going later that day (this happened around noon). And off to the side, two people sprinted across the path to the left of the Diamondback, ran through the grass next to Backlot Stunt Coaster, and then jumped the railing to get in line. I just sat there for a while kind of shocked.
    3 points
  10. Dude, it's hot outside. I am not wearing "going out" clothes to KI. I'm in a tee and shorts. I enjoy KI for rollercoasters and rides, not as a potential dating service. Plus, I absolutely hate the idea of jeans in the summer. I am not sure why anybody does that...
    3 points
  11. Conversely, some GP would be surprised how rough a wooden coaster can be and still be popular now that SOB had its accident and now is gone. KIs woodies arent nearly as rough as they used to be thankfully. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
    2 points
  12. I think The Racer will get some major trackwork done soon. I think a lot of the GP will be surprised how smooth wooden coasters can be after they ride MT.
    2 points
  13. I've seen a plethora of animals in the park as well. Gophers are pretty common, but I've also seen owls and red tailed hawks on the train bridge as viewed from the WWC queue. Also have seen deer while riding the train.
    2 points
  14. I am so excited for the Iron Horse remake! Mean Streak was definitely one of the weakest coasters at CP, so now it's being changed to potentially one of the strongest.
    2 points
  15. That's a better idea then mine!! A Eurofighter would definitely fit over there, but I think they would have to replace Congo Falls if that happened because I think they are saving the SOB station/area as room for our inevitable giga. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  16. I know that's right. Hard to b believe that Vortex is 30 this year. I rode it the year it opened as a 7 year old. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
    2 points
  17. If it were to be removed, I believe there would be enough room for a Gerstlauer Eurofighter. I think it would be a great addition to the park, and would provide enough room for additional decoration, plants, and trees in the areas it doesn't touch on that plot of land.
    2 points
  18. Regarding Racer getting RMCed: I've come to the decision that I'd love to see RMC tackle The Racer, but ONLY if the layout is not changed. Shut it down after this season, rip out all of the wooden track and replace it all with the steel Iron Horse track, deconstruct and rebuild supports as needed, give the whole thing a fresh coat of paint, and reopen it in spring of 2019. But leave the layout and the racing aspect alone.
    2 points
  19. Exactly 2 weeks until we finally get to ride Mystic Timbers!
    2 points
  20. I really want my first ride on MT to be in the back row but i really want a front seat ride at night. I'm not if we would have enough time to do both on Friday though. This time in two weeks I'll be at the park!!!
    2 points
  21. Long time lurker here...but I finally joined up. Had a handle a bit last year but lost my login and couldn't retrieve it. I'm no enthusiast, but love KI and can say this is the kind of ride they need...not record breaking but it just looks like so much fun. Hills, theme, the shed gimmick...pure fun and I can't wait to check it out! Thanks for the great site!
    2 points
  22. I'd rather be stuck on The Great Pumpkin coaster for a thousand years than KI getting a 4D "Free Fly" Coaster like the Six Parks have been getting.
    2 points
  23. Just ride thunder run at the kingdom. It's fairly similar mirrored and it has had some lovin in recent years, so it rides well.. let alone having a new train this year for it Btw- i thought we'd've gotten at least one stoke construction update video from the park for MT but unfortunately not
    2 points
  24. I would think that a day at a park other than KI would be taking some of the market. I am a big fan of KK, but I spend more days at KI. For me, it is nice to have an option to drive slightly more than an hour and ride some coasters that drive three hours for a long day at KI. But KK can't fill the KI void. That's why it's nice to have options.
    2 points
  25. Hi guys so before i begin I would like to say this is where I will post any trip reports from parks I have visited this year! Without a do, I recently went to Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio for a couple days before heading to Kentucky Kingdom for an event on Saturday (that trip report is still in the editing phase). Anyways one big note-able change from last year is that Starbucks is now....................gone. The gift store is now one big place with one entrance and where the entrance was originally occupied with Starbucks, has now been turned into a Dunkin' Donuts! Slide Reviews:
    1 point
  26. When I listen to Adele's "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" multiple times a day purely because I have associated it to Kings Island thanks to the numerous times I have heard it there. I even have it associated with a specific moment I somehow remember vividly: ~10 minutes before park closing on Labor Day 2016, when I was sipping Minute Maid lemonade from my newly refilled souvenir cup while walking past a 2-9 Vortex on the way to WindSeeker to take my last flight of the evening.
    1 point
  27. Last year I remember seeing a skunk sauntering in the area between approximately Delirium and AE around dusk. I was all like "oooh, so cute!" and one of the employees mentioned there was a whole family living in the area. I was told once by a certain employee (PrincessSparkles) there were wild turkeys living near Beast's helix, but I've never seen them nor learned whether she was joking.
    1 point
  28. On 3/25/17 electricsun and I met up with malem, chugh43 and pianoman at Carowinds for their opening day for 2017. Got to the gates at 8:45 AM to see them a few cars ahead of us. We got out and chatted with them until they opened the gates right around 9:00 AM. We then got parked and up to the gates about 9:20 AM. As we waited for the turnstiles to open electricsun and I got a picture. After the 10 AM rope drop we headed to Fury for the first ride of the day. Oh my goodness guys. This ride is amazing. This was what I was expecting out of Mille the first time I rode it. I love Millie,
    1 point
  29. Maybe "they" are the Outlaws, perhaps? But seriously, CP is finally saying something regarding RMC Mean Streak! Wonder what'll happen next...
    1 point
  30. Would be awesome if they slid shut, though.
    1 point
  31. I drove past the park last night and can confirm I witnessed the ride cycling at around 8:00pm EST. It looks amazing & the back row looks to be an incredible experience on the first drop. SO excited for April 14th!
    1 point
  32. I would love to see some classic flats put into Kings Island.
    1 point
  33. I hope it wont be miserably hot in the summer Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
    1 point
  34. Larger picture. (Trust me, I tried to brighten the image to see inside. Doesn't work.
    1 point
  35. My design is a combination of a mine cart ride and a dark ride, essentially Adventure Express meets The Phantom Theater. It would start off slow as you navigate through a haunted house or opera and then speed up with twists and turns and ups and down as you "evade" ghouls. Sort of like a chase through a Phantom Theater-like setting.
    1 point
  36. Thanks to everybody who provided the reports. It is nice to hear that Mr. Hart has a good and realistic view of the park's challenges.
    1 point
  37. I didn't ride it in its last year of operation (2015), but I did ride it in 2014. I was also at Carowinds last week, and I rode their Hurler. KD's was objectively worse. There were trims on the straightaway between the first drop and the following turn. Each turn jackhammered like crazy. There was next to no airtime on any of the hills. It really was not enjoyable at all, and this is coming from someone who doesn't mind rough coasters as much if they still offer a fun ride. Carowinds has done a great job of taking care of their Hurler, and it's a very fun ride. The only thing I disli
    1 point
  38. I saw this online today and it made me grin from ear to ear. Just around 15 more days left! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/292945150743576684/
    1 point
  39. I didn't really know where to put this, so I figured this was good. I've been thinking about it a long time posting this, but I just couldn't keep any of this to myself. So, I thought I'd share my Kings Island story. I have to warn you though, it's pretty long. lol Kings Island. It's a place where coaster enthusiast, thrill seekers, and families go for summer break or to just have a good time. Kings Island opened on April 29th,1972,in Mason, OH. At the time I wasn't born yet. But I would someday get there. I was born in December of 2000. Same year that the massive Son o
    1 point
  40. I'm saying he said there wasn't a $25-$30M coaster. That's the point.
    1 point
  41. This is what irks me about enthusiasts... something MR Hart said was taken completely out of context, posted here and now people are passing it as truth. Mr Hart NEVER said a $25-$30M coaster was coming to KK. He said he'd like to install one, but until he has proof that it would significantly boost attendance, it's too much of a gamble. I have no doubt something big will come to KK... eventually... but I'm not holding my breath. He's got bigger fish to fry...
    1 point
  42. In Coastermatt's video, I was impressed that Ed Hart recognized Logan from Koaster Kids by name and acknowledged his scream rating. It did seem genuine, as did he when I spoke with him last year. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
    1 point
  43. I feel like a Vekoma Boomerang or a Gravity Group shuttle woodie would fit in KK well.
    1 point
  44. Mr Heart seemed specifically interested in people's opinions of Kings Island. Incorrect. Mr Hart responded to a hypothetical question posed to him. The question asked if we was "granted a wish for anything at KK, what would it be?" His response was that he wish he could know if adding a $20-$30M coaster would increase attendance significantly. He said that otherwise, it would be too big of a gamble since the market had drastically changed from 20 years ago when a large attraction install meant large attendance results. He then cited HW as an example saying they installed
    1 point
  45. 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.
    1 point
  46. When you move into Island Club because it has a view of the park, and you start designing your dining room accordingly... The tower decal I got at Menard's. I'm having photos of Banshee and Diamondback from last season blown up into box-canvas paintings at FedEx Office, and I'm going to hang them on either side of the mirror. We also have candles whose fragrances are like those in the park during the summer. When family comes over this season, I want them to feel the excitement of being near the park the night before. Still a work in progress, but a dream-come-true. Yeah, big fan here.
    1 point
  47. I'm actually pretty happy to hear it's a 4. This sounds like a great coaster that families could ride together in case they have one chicken in the family like mine did (it was me).
    1 point
  48. From a professional standpoint, parking garage fires suck. You never get just one car, since they are in close proximity, it's always at least 3 and usually more than that. They are personnel and labor intensive to deal with. Getting hoses and equipment where it needs to be always takes longer than it should and you can never really access all the parts of the car you want. They usually don't have sprinkler systems since they are outdoor environments. You're lucky if they have a standpipe. 8 cars, would probably involve enough personnel for a 2 alarm structure fire. You also have to worry abo
    1 point
  49. When you sketch coaster designs during your class lecture..
    1 point
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