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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.

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  1. Here's another photo of the lights, this one looking all the way up.
    7 points
  2. Windseeker might be the ride to be on next season.
    6 points
  3. Apologies for the horrendous quality, but here is the best photo I could take from my upstairs window of the Eiffel Tower lit up!
    6 points
  4. I am not gonna lie, I cracked myself up with this response to the original tweet
    6 points
  5. It was definitely exciting and worthwhile! One thing I did not expect was just how quirky/temperamental Vortex can be. It may not be as temperamental as its predecessor (the original Bat) but that doesn’t mean it’s not moody every now and then (as I found out firsthand in July...absolutely crazy July ). I actually enjoy that part of it a lot because quirks are all part of a ride’s “personality.” Working (and driving!) Vortex is literally a dream come true. WindSeeker is cool too, and I appreciate it a lot more. I’m excited to learn to drive WindSeeker next season! I do not know anyone w
    5 points
  6. Yellow is not a holiday color and red is?
    4 points
  7. I'm curious if we'll be seeing the ol' Speculation Fence at the start of the 2018 season like we've seen in 2008, 2013, 2016, and 2017
    4 points
  8. I think I got in one Votex ride all season, and one 'seeker ride. I'll have to make a point to come see you on the train!
    4 points
  9. I think any type of announcement window is closed for now. At this point I think the focus is Winterfest as it should be. I don't think we will hear anything until the end of WF, or in January.
    4 points
  10. I like the double lift hill! The elements in the second half look quite fun.
    4 points
  11. “The little lights aren’t twinkling, Clark.”
    3 points
  12. On The Racer last season, I was able to see some wooden track ties for what I figured was for future track maintenence. Since Dinosaurs Alive is near the back of Coney Mall, the best view is from the Blue Racer turnaround, right hand side of the car. You could even see the DA associates waving as you zoom past, so we'd probably be able to see something. No pictures, though, for obvious reasons.
    3 points
  13. Kentucky Kingdom was heavily advertising in the Cincinnati area this summer with bill boards. There was even one just down the street from Coney Island. My wife and I took advantage of the out of state ticket deal, which included free soft drinks, earlier this summer we had a fun time at the park. It was by no means KI, or even Holiday World, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. When my son is older and can rides rides, we will be going out to Holiday World. It is a family park and although it has grown bigger in recent years, and the matriarch is no longer greeting visitors, it is st
    3 points
  14. So this is my ballot that I'm about to send in: 1, Voyage-Holiday World-USAIN 2, Mystic Timbers-Kings Island-USAOH 3, Raven-Holiday World-USAIN 4, Thunder Run-Kentucky Kingdom-USAKY 5, Legend-Holiday World-USAIN 6, American Eagle (Blue)-SF Great America-USAIL 7, Great American Scream Machine-SF Over Georgia-USAGA 8, Viper-SF Great America-USAIL 0, Goliath-SF Great America-USAIL 9, Blue Streak-Cedar Point-USAOH 10, Tornado-Strickers Grove-USAOH 11, Sea Dragon-Colombus Zoo-USAOH 12, Woodstock Express-Kings Island-USAOH 13, Teddy Bear-Strickers Grove-USAOH 20, Bea
    3 points
  15. See it says including winterfest under the option.
    3 points
  16. They may be waiting to announce anything till winter fest to increase the guests in the park for it and get more people to experience it who may have not intended to before.
    3 points
  17. Working at The Great Pumpkin Fest was by the most fun I've ever had, by far. I know that's a bold statement, but I've been eager for a while now. Working Winterfest however, is out of the question for me, considering I can't work past 7. Also, Vortex and WindSeeker are awesome rides, plus they never have lines.
    3 points
  18. So with another season essentially over, I'd like to pose a question. For those who worked at the park, is it everything you thought it would be? Anything about it you didn't expect? Will you be returning next season or during Winterfest?
    3 points
  19. so uh i made a Cedar Point corkscrew redo i might make a pov video in the future
    3 points
  20. There have been years where KI hasn`t added new attractions. Keep in mind that Cedar Fair has announced all attractions and general improvements that they are doing to the parks. While KI hasn`t mentioned anything specifically, in a Cedar Fair press release they stated that KI (along with other parks) would be getting enhanced food options for next year. They do not necessarily need to have a new ride to market every year. They can still push Mystic Timbers, and the second year of Winterfest. Personally, I am super excited to experience Winterfest in a few weeks.
    3 points
  21. I will absolutely make that claim. Holiday World is IMHO simply superior to both of those parks across the board. Don't let the low number of coasters fool you; quality is more important than quantity, and they have a LOT of quality in their coasters. When I say that Legend is my least favorite coaster there, that's very much relative, since it still beats the majority of the other coasters I've ridden elsewhere. The flat rides are mostly better than those at KI as well. Customer service at HW trounces the same at KI in all respects, especially in food service. Speaking of food service, Plymou
    2 points
  22. I have been thinking about a speculation fence a LOT lately. My coaster enthusiasm was truly started at Kings Island and I will forever cherish the sacred land, no matter the coaster lineup. On August 8th, 2013 Banshee was announced, a record-breaking B&M invert that would establish KI's dominance in the Midwest. However, I had solidified the thought that Kings Island would be receiving a B&M Giga, similar to what Canada's Wonderland had received only a year prior. I was slightly disappointed but was ecstatic that my home park was getting some 24 million dollar TLC from Cedar Fair (Cou
    2 points
  23. ^ Assuming $80-100 for a hotel room that helps but not by much. Admission and feeding 3-4 people on the road is what kills it for me. The wife isn’t going to camp anyway. I guess my point is HW is a tough sell to the GP with such great options here in OH. Don’t think I have heard anyone claim HW is better than KI or CP and we are a long way from getting bored of them.
    2 points
  24. ^Yes, the one ride that's one of the worst 3 or 4 rides in terms of downtime at the park.
    2 points
  25. Maybe KK is trying to pull in the already existing KI passholders for a weekend of something different?
    2 points
  26. Gold and Platinum passes work for WF...
    2 points
  27. I intended on putting 3 trains, yet only put 2. Don't know why
    2 points
  28. No I'm pretty sure the disposal cups are still valid because it's sold with the same option as the red souvenir cup online and it states under the description including winterfest. I'll try and get a picture.
    2 points
  29. I emailed them and they replied back this morning. The Yellow all day souvenir cups are no longer valid at winterfest. Only the Red all season long cups are valid at winterfest or the refillable hot chocolate mugs.
    2 points
  30. One can wish that attitudes was removed to provide more space for antique cars, using that space and tower gardens.
    2 points
  31. I really like it! I do have to ask, why have a MCBR when you can have the second lift function as one of sorts? Unless, of course, you want more than 2 trains on the circuit at any time.
    2 points
  32. An interesting article about Kentucky Kingdom and it's history: http://www.inparkmagazine.com/revitalizing-kentucky-kingdom/?utm_source=ITPS+Amusement+INdustry+News&utm_campaign=c49f643941-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_51d9c64022-c49f643941-231732317
    2 points
  33. All those reasons that you stated are very viable and valid options given the financial capabilities of Cedar Fair and Six Flags. However, I feel I can speak for all enthusiasts who know about the late Will Koch and the family ordeal that occurred after his tragic and abrupt passing. To make a long story filled with legal family arguments and many severed relationships. 70 years ago Holiday World was founded by So Louis J. Koch, two generations later So Louis J. Koch's grandson (Will Koch) took management over Holiday World and it's operations. Will's innovation lead to two great CCI coasters
    2 points
  34. To fryoj... But why change it for Haunt? It’s already supposed to be a supernatural being in the shed.
    2 points
  35. True man, but usually, there is either a new coaster, new flat, or water park expansion.
    2 points
  36. It looks like Kentucky Kingdom will have a major new ride for 2011. Could it be a coaster? http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100909/NEWS01/309100004/Reopened+Kentucky+Kingdom+would+spark+economy++study+says *****8/23/2014******* I created this topic in response to speculate new possible attractions at Kentucky Kingdom in response to Ed Hart's very first attempt to reopen the park in 2011 as I am a major fan of the park. Yet, this topic has primarily used to degrade Kentucky Kingdom and hopes for the park to fail here by many KIC Members. After 3 years of being closed, Hart finally re
    1 point
  37. So the disposal cup drink plan will not be valid for Winterfest? Sent from my LG-LS993 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  38. HW and KK advertise heavy in Indy. Way more than KI. I am refering to Billboards.
    1 point
  39. ^ I second that. I'm actually disappointed that we won't be open for a while. I had an incredible time working at The Great Pumpkin Fest, and I'm eager to apply for 2018. It's just a fun environment to be a part of. The supervisors and other coworkers in my division are nice, and I've made quite a few friends that work with me. It's fun to be a part of Kings Island from a different perspective than a guest. If anyone is on the fence about applying, trust me, it's the most fun you'll ever have at a job. As for which department is superior, that's a matter of opinion...since I've been working in
    1 point
  40. Yup, I always check the calendars for amusement parks in late summer/fall lots of buy outs during that time.
    1 point
  41. If your going during the fair keep in mind that both fair weekends KK is open they are bought out on Sunday.
    1 point
  42. They didn't specifically state April/May but had said that they would make their 2018 announcements in spring 2017.
    1 point
  43. To Truth Seeker: Only if you are possessive about it... Terp, of the castas...er...apostrophes...
    1 point
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  45. You are more than welcome. Consider me your full service Interpreter!
    1 point
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  47. You might very well. I seem to have a way of ending up at that place on closing day...unless I end up in New Joisey.
    1 point
  48. Seek and ye shall find, look and you will see, ride and you will enjoy. That's the point of it all!
    1 point
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