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  1. We can't wait for everyone to experience Mystic Timbers! Before your first visit of the season, please be advised loose articles are not able to be brought into the queue line area and stored on the ride platform area of Mystic Timbers. Riders will need to store loose articles such as cell phones, pagers, hats, cameras, stuffed animals, purses, backpacks, umbrellas, beverage containers, personal entertainment devices, etc. in a locker or leave them with a non-rider in your party.
    18 points
  2. Per this tweet, the gates should open at 2:30 on Friday.
    6 points
  3. Ok so good news for you. If you still have last years pass it will work for this season if you have renewed. Wish I knew this before the three hour drive one way today, however it was a good excuse for the girls and myself to take a road trip and have some fun. The calm before the storm! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  4. I believe the strobe lighting may refer to the flashes they use for taking on-ride photos.
    4 points
  5. ^ The last time KI was open on Easter Sunday was in 2014. Crowd-wise, I'd expect it to be a very good day to visit. Many people (myself included) have other plans that day & won't be ahead of you in line.
    4 points
  6. I'm very excited for the season. I will be working at Backlot Stunt Coaster folks so come have a ride.
    4 points
  7. Gotta say, I like the whole "ride into the unknown" factor about Mystic Timbers, as reflected in the above picture. 7 more days!
    3 points
  8. Yes, It has been used elsewhere. Ride Operators speak up if they see something you're not aloud to be doing... 1711.551 states that "that riders must obey all warnings and directions regarding this ride and behave in a manner that will not cause or contribute to injury to themselves or others." As stated in the Laws and Rules Governing Amusement Rides in Ohio While it is not illegal per-say to film on roller coasters or other amusement rides in the park, The park states that it does not want guests to be filming on rides (No matter what it is...) Unless it's the Eiffel Tower or the KI&MV Railroad. So basically it is a law. I think it's become a more serious problem, due to the fact that guest do not realize how slippery their phone or recording device is when you're plummeting down a 215ft drop at 80mph. Or even on simpler rides, Beast is bumpy, phone can fall out of their hands and so on... I can go on and on with every single ride as to how your device can slip out of your hand. (Mystic Timbers, because of the air time hills that are sudden and everywhere, Unexpecting hill can lead to a phone being dropped into WWC.) Please! If you've never been to KI and you want to share memories, Do it on a pathway, not on a ride.
    3 points
  9. I do miss the 1 hr of ERT. We have to also be lucky we get the 1/2 hr. Not something we are entitled to get.
    3 points
  10. I believe most rides contain the strobe light warning because of, as Magenta Lizard stated, the on-ride photos. Though there may be lighting effects in the shed, this doesn't hint much towards it imo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  11. I'm also considering a trip to KI on Easter Sunday, as I can't go on Preview Night (my sister's birthday dinner is that night) and Opening Day as I know it would be way too crowded. One of my friends (who is also an associate!) will tag along with me on my first trip of the season! Edit: She just texted me saying she can't go on Easter. Looks like I have my very first true solo trip in the works (as neither of my parents will be going).
    2 points
  12. So I found out I'm off on Easter Sunday and I'm seriously contemplating a visit that day. Just out of curiosity, when KI has been open on Easter, how have the crowds been?
    2 points
  13. Great advice... for ALL coasters. Roller coasters are so much more enjoyable when I don't have to worry about losing stuff.
    2 points
  14. "The taking of pictures and video while riding is strictly prohibited at Kings Island. Guests taking pictures or video while riding this attraction may be asked to leave the park with no refund and given a Misdemeanor under O.H.C. 1711.551. Thank you!" While i'm not sure if that exact wording has been used elsewhere in the park (im aware of no pictures or video on ride signs) this one seems to be much more serious. (Which is a good thing considering how often you hear guests being told on The Racer to put cameras and phones away)
    2 points
  15. They're really pushing the "no pictures or videos" for mystic timbers, especially considering that MT interacts with the two other rides, it could be dangerous to drop things on other riders of the other rides.
    2 points
  16. ^ Most likely, the billing address (specifically, the street number) or zip code you entered doesn't match what's on file with your credit card issuer. If everything's correct and you still have problems, I'd recommend calling the online store customer service number.
    2 points
  17. Enjoy. I always love the atmosphere of this park. One of my favorite. Don't forget to ride Apollo's Chariot in the back.
    2 points
  18. No seat belt!! This GCI is not very intense though. As always, we rode the back seat. Unlike most GCI coasters I have been on, this coater does small drop first before a big drop in a structure followed by two head choppers. It is a windy day so that the coaster did not feel very fast. More later.
    2 points
  19. The difference between KI and CP for ERT is that CP has resort guests who are able to take part of ERT....whereas KI only has season passholders. Essentially the resort guests are paying for that hour ERT with their stays whereas KI season passholders aren't putting any additional funds into the park by coming early (no stands or anything are open....so it's a pure labor cost at that point).
    2 points
  20. I miss the hour long ERT! But 30 minute ERT is still better than no ERT at all. Of course, when I enjoy Cedar Point's hour-long Early Entry, I can't help but think about the seasons Kings Island had hour-long ERT (including 2010, when I attended Gold/Platinum Passholder ERT for the first time!).
    2 points
  21. The Kings Island snapchat has been updated with video of Don talking about MT multiple times. Views of the station, mid course tunnel, and white water with water can be seen! As well as a little bit of the shed from far away. Looks like things are starting to wrap up!!
    2 points
  22. You can donate on your own page to make the $100 minimum. You don't need to get donations from others. It's what I did.
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. I actually looked at some evidence here.. This POV is actually that of the first test run they ever did with the ride. How do I know this? It is a cloudy day when the video was taking place. During the drop, I also noticed two people standing in the same place as this video.
    2 points
  25. The POV is up! Sorta. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155876501728368&id=155893938367
    2 points
  26. Probably not; but the webcams are just a line of code/plugin on a site page. Don wouldn't likely mention anything they were doing anyway, unless it was to specifically cause a "buzz."
    2 points
  27. I doubt they're hiding anything at this point. Just taking their time getting the new site ready and the cameras back up. I think I saw Don say somewhere that they were also evaluating new positions for them.
    2 points
  28. This has probably been discussed, but I've never been accused of reading all posts in a particular thread. The fact that the web-cams have been "off" for a while now... anyone suspect that they are concealing some change happening prior to opening day? I've suspected the demise of the Tomb Raider building was happening- but that's probably a long shot.
    2 points
  29. Thanks for the forecast, DubVLegend! Looks to be a fantastic week in general weather-wise! 8 more days ya'll!
    2 points
  30. With Banshee I wish they would have gone all out in trying to make the station look like an old church. If money was no object, I would put in a little village of houses and huts under the track like on big bad wolf at Busch gardens. That would be pretty cool.
    2 points
  31. I get to try it today! Can't wait for my first time at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    1 point
  32. I prefer The Beast for being rough. Truthfully, I think MT looks fun but videos don't look as thrilling to me. Granted, I haven't ridden it yet, but as of now I'm sticking with Beast!
    1 point
  33. More from Kings Island's Snapchat:
    1 point
  34. I think a shooting gallery would work well in Rivertown too. With the western type feel it would fit right in.
    1 point
  35. Those illustrations might have been concepts that never came to be. However, if those illustrations were the final product they didn't really show much of anything. It was pretty obvious that the interior of the shed was going to have some lumber mill theme to it with vines and equipment. They wouldn't market #Whatsintheshed and blatantly reveal what's actually in the shed with two weeks left 'til opening day.
    1 point
  36. I'm late to the party but I think it's nice to see KI build an attraction with actual theming. Especially considering Cedar Fair has control of the project.
    1 point
  37. That's awesome that they got the Redwood Kings from Animal Planet to work on the shed! Here's some more info about them if anyone's interested http://danielswoodland.com/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwwoLHBRDD0beVheu3lt0BEiQAvU4CKtOiQds7wtVYIVuW5h2YszJ_y-aU75Jfv49hjoEKLNoaAoW38P8HAQ
    1 point
  38. There could also be a dark screen that will drop down to cover the entrance to the shed once the train enters. Have seen similar used on multiple coasters with drop track sections. So a similar set up could be used to block out light in the shed.
    1 point
  39. Something tells me we're either gonna see some new kiddie rides OR about 5 new flat rides either all around the park or in one location (ala Coney Mall)
    1 point
  40. I think 2022 makes the most sense for a B&m giga. I would put the station back behind Banshee in the old SOB area, then have an out and back layout behind FOF and Firehawk. That gives them 5 years to save up enough money and tie into the 50th season. As as for the big tan box, maybe they could theme the dark ride to an old mine shaft? Then they could still use some of the tomb raider theming at least in the queue.
    1 point
  41. ^ The park would probably create a separate 3rd shift, with no one allowed to work a triple.
    1 point
  42. Like employees dont wanna stay up all night long maybe? Lol
    1 point
  43. I agree! Bluegrass and classic country music will fit perfectly with Rivertown, oldies music in Coney Mall, and fanfare music for International Street. Action Zone can keep the current pop music. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
    1 point
  44. I always assumed that Flight of Fear or Tomb Raider may have used the movie/ tv show music Who did the music for Italian Job? Though that wasn't as prominent, it was still original music behind the "director"'s spiels
    1 point
  45. Ok...I really have to chime back in here. I couldn't help analyzing the Twitter photo. I am in LOVE with the quality and also subtlety of the theming here. They really are going the extra mile on this one. Thoughts: Red: Speakers. Not just in the queue - as would be expected - Not just in the queue but out in front of the entrance area itself. Interesting to see those horns right out in front like that. Those can get pretty loud. What will we hear? Green: Quality theming. Little things like this evoke a smile and really make me appreciate the attention to detail. Blue: No parking sign. Had to really zoom in for this one. The sign says "No Parking 2AM to 6AM". Could this be a nod to the fact that the ride will, as has been hinted, have a markedly different experience at night than during the day? ...Or is it just a piece of theming? We'll know for sure in just a few short weeks! (@KingsIslandSP)
    1 point
  46. It's time for Mystic Timbers in 17 days. Ahh!! The excitement is building !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  47. Thank you so much for sharing! I too have a deep Kings Island story, though it doesn't span over as many years as yours. But it's still just as long. I'm currently typing it and saving it in a Word Document so I don't lose sleep tonight and that it'll be guaranteed that I won't lose any of it in the process. I'm currently in the middle of describing the pivotal events of my July 23, 2010 trip.
    1 point
  48. I wonder how fast this tears through the turn around....
    1 point
  49. I'm sure it's warm and dry.... in the shed... well, maybe... lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
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