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  1. You can see plenty of that topic in the last 5 pages of this thread.
    5 points
  2. Here's another shot from a different angle. Seems like they're just putting a new piece in. Wear and tear may have got to that section of track. Interesting way of covering up the ends.
    3 points
  3. I loved the buffalo chicken mac ... hope they make the mac and cheese bar permenant!
    3 points
  4. Or just ride the train, eat the pork, and ride the train back to the dry park.
    3 points
  5. Iron Dragon is returning. Likely doing work on that piece of rail. In the presentation, they announced that VR would be back for Iron Dragon in 2018 on the same schedule as last year.
    2 points
  6. I hope it's just a new piece of track... I'm sure we'd know if it was closing, but I love arrow suspended coasters, and I've only rode Iron Dragon once, just simply because the other rides there are more fun and take up more time in lines. I was just thinking this past week how I kind of regret not riding it this past August when I went.
    2 points
  7. Sure it is feasible but there are several challenges. Ribs are more expensive than pork butt so I don’t ever expect them on a meal plan. They are more difficult to prepare in that they have thin membrane on the backside that is a real pain to peel off. (Both spare and back ribs) While ribs are very forgiving in cooking, the timing is much more precise with ribs than pork butt or brisket and can’t really be measured with a thermometer. Skill and experience is required to a much greater degree to produce an acceptable outcome. Something likely in good supply in the Carolinas for an a
    2 points
  8. Looks like they read this board and combined the info they read into a blog. Nothing new there, so echo chamber.
    2 points
  9. Oh, I had not thought about what they would have RMC'ed.
    2 points
  10. I'm not necessarily sure that an Iron Man ride could even be built (I'm fairly sure Universal has some clause written somewhere that says that no original Avengers/X-Men rides can be built on this side of the Mississippi river. It's the reason that you won't see any of the original Avengers characters at WDW despite Disney owning Marvel now) but since the Transformers franchise seems more likely to be okay to use, I could definitely see a Transformers ride being built, maybe even a dark ride if Viacom was quick enough to get to it (given that the Transformers dark ride was built before 2012).
    2 points
  11. We'd be getting a Golden Lasso ride this year. xD
    2 points
  12. I really like the pulled pork and mac n cheese, only had it at CP though.
    2 points
  13. Definitely some Transformers or Iron Man ride(s)! What kind of rides is anybody's guess, but I'm sure they would have been massively advertised/hyped. I'm very happy with Cedar Fair, but I do sometimes miss the way Paramount themed rides really well.
    2 points
  14. You must have missed the photo they provided.
    2 points
  15. Tony Clark during the special presentation did mention the land still unused behind the new RV sites. Will be interesting what they do. The marketing team also showed us a really cool commercial that reminds me Disney ads or Univeral you would see on TV. It seems like they want people to know there's more than just roller coasters there (Ex. the beach). The food options they showed off during the new presentation looks great (nearly all of them coming to a revamped FrontierTown, which is entering it's 50th season). They are turning the Coca-Cola station near Matterhorn and the Sky R
    2 points
  16. BBQ vs MAC N CHESSE This could be worse than B&M vs Intamin[emoji41]. Sent from my SM-S320VL using Tapatalk
    2 points
  17. I feel that if Cedar Fair had not purchased the park, KI may have already been closed and the land sold. When Paramount first bought the parks, Viacom had not yet purchased Paramount. After Viacom bought Paramount the parks were constantly being shuffled around to different divisions of the company. The parks went up for sale several times before Cedar Fair purchased them. They were not really interested in owning the parks. I think Cedar Fair saved the parks from being closed and the land being sold off. Just feeling on it.
    2 points
  18. Hmm...this depends. CBS ownership, or does Viacom get to keep the parks after the 2004 split? CBS did not seem to care about or want the parks, so if Cedar Fair had never bought the parks from them, I honestly wonder if Kings Island would even exist in 2018. As far as I know, CBS might have even sold the park so it could be razed and condos built on the site, which would obviously make tons of people angry. Thankfully, IRL, Cedar Fair did end up buying the parks from CBS. Now, if Viacom had acquired the parks in the CBS-Viacom split, maybe we have a different story. Viacom has made a few
    2 points
  19. When Paramount owned the park, there supposedly were rules in place such that any attraction would have to be planned, built, and tested within a calandar year. These rules were implemented after the Stealth and Son of Beast fiascos. In terms of additions, I’d think you’d see more flats such as Larson’s, Funtime, even Gerstlauers. Ive been told that there was survey work done by the Rivertown RR for the return of the Antique cars. Whether that actually would happen is debatable. However, I’d think in terms of coasters, KI would have received a full sized invert, due to the ROI,
    2 points
  20. I honestly don't think the outcomes of Tomb Raider and Son of Beast would have changed much. Tomb Raider was frankly unsustainable on a seasonal park budget, CBS was apathetic, and park attendance and guest spending slumped during the 2008 recession. If CBS had owned the parks up to the recession, I think Tomb Raider might have gone away even sooner than it did. I'm assuming that Son of Beast's 2006 accident and 2009 medical incident would still have happened in our hypothetical world; if so, I don't really believe that anyone in charge would have tried to redeem it much more than Cedar Fair d
    2 points
  21. Confused. Isn’t the failure of a failure called a success?
    2 points
  22. Welcome to KIC @DinoDNA! With every change in attraction there will always be many that are disappointed. Hopefully in the future your grandson will grow to appreciate some other attractions KI has to offer. COSI here in Columbus has a new Dino exhibit and @electricsunmight be able to suggest some others in the area. Life finds a way.
    2 points
  23. I think the Spongebob car wash ride would have happened. I'm thinking it was a water coaster type of ride? Can't really remember. I am not sure the Diamondback or Banshee would not have been built. SOB was built in the Paramount era, so they were not adverse to building huge coasters.
    2 points
  24. This is an interesting topic! It's hard to predict something like that. I think we'd still have Nickelodeon Universe, mostly untouched from when it was built. They might have updated some of the rides to reflect what is new on Nickelodeon, but it would be so out of date now since only two shows (Fairly Odd Parents and Spongebob) still run on Nickelodeon that were there in 2006. I definitely think we'd still have Tomb Raider, either updated a little bit or they let the effects continue to die out. Son of Beast would probably still be there too. The Paramount logo would still be EVERYWHERE
    2 points
  25. No DB, and no Banshee! That investment would not have been made. Just a few more BLSC type coasters that included a movie theme. We might still have TRTR. Maybe a few more dark ride experiences.
    2 points
  26. Lol how did they go from over 400' to 174'????
    2 points
  27. I think we may have seen a Paranormal Activity or World War Z dark ride or maybe a Maze added to Haunt. The Action Theatre would still be going, promoting Paramount films, and maybe a water ride renamed to theme Noah?
    2 points
  28. DYK..the average cumulus cloud weights approx. 1.2 million pounds (yes I typed million). Blew my mind when I read that a couple of days ago.
    2 points
  29. That just looks like wet pavement. If there were flooding, we'd be seeing the water throughout the Diamondback queue and other lower parts. I also just watch a truck drive through that area without any issue.
    2 points
  30. ^^ I know. I just focus so much on the coasters I never make it to the waterpark. I need to start going for 2 days haha
    2 points
  31. You do realize the waterpark is not a separate admission like up at CP?
    2 points
  32. Is our resident Intamin member proposing a Mack?
    2 points
  33. To summarize the last 30 pages for those who don't want to read them: Intamin! No, B&m. No, Intamin. No B&M. But I reallllllllllllllllllly want an Intamin cause reasons. No, they break down. But I reallllllllllllllllllly want an Intamin cause reasons. No, B&M. No, Intamin. No, B&M. But I reallllllllllllllllllly want an Intamin cause reasons. No, B&M. Rinse, Repeat. and repeat and repeat and repeat
    2 points
  34. Don could post a picture about a porta-pottie and you all would speculate a X-base bathroom
    2 points
  35. As it looks darker, it might be dinner. However, with the current weather, it could be Launch
    2 points
  36. He's clearly confirming a winged out and back giga coaster.
    2 points
  37. With the quality of KI's food department, let's not try steak.
    2 points
  38. Walking distance at Kings Island is way smaller than Cedar Point. The distance between the different areas at CP might be a problem.
    2 points
  39. To all you guys wanting Intamins- are their designs really worth the hassle to the park that they bring? Many of us have posted time and time again the problems that come with Intamins, why do you look past that in terms of what direction you think the park will actually go if they go for a giga? You all know it'll be a B&M. I'd put money on it.
    2 points
  40. Because most US parks aren't willing to pay for it and have a ride with a significant amount of downtime
    2 points
  41. KI's kids area really is awesome - both of my boys loved it when they were 4. I think the coolest part about it for kids that age is going on rides all by themselves (space buggies, red baron planes, dodge em's, pumpkin coaster) and then a mix of rides they can go on with parents. And...there's nothing cuter than your little one waving every time they circle back to where you are.
    2 points
  42. KI would leaps and bounds be better... CP really doesn't even have a kids "area" it's a couple smaller pockets of kid/family rides spread out across the park. They don't even have a dark ride etc... Def KI. seriously, don't waste their time at CP unless you guys can do both. If it has to be one or the other KI all day long. A lot of people from this area even had more fun at Ki as kids than Disney... just because the lines were much more reasonable and their seem to be more than just dark rides. I remember disney being shows and stuff, which the scale was inspiring, but I appr
    2 points
  43. I probably would have broken down and started crying, or at least come close to it (as I am extremely sensitive). Honestly, the only thing that scares me when I think about possibly getting trained at Mystic and Banshee is possibly having to deal with those aforementioned instances. I shouldn't let it stop me from getting trained there, though...
    2 points
  44. Hey now. Don't dis a fence that came "straight from the Vatican" and is very "holy".
    2 points
  45. I don't understand why people complain to the staff about it. It's not your decision. You all just enforce it. I honestly feel bad for the greeters on Banshee sometimes for that reason.
    2 points
  46. As much as I've wanted this for years I'm gonna have to say nay on the animatronics. They're hard to keep up, especially in the elements. Unfortunately I don't know if the park would be able to keep up with maintenance on outside animatronics as well as ones that are covered. However, that doesn't mean that additional theming can't be added to the train; fake animals, rocks, logs, trees, something else to look at besides holes in fences. Dick's Sporting Goods sells decoys for $99.99
    2 points
  47. I'll have you know, I've studied and researched calendars intensely for years now.
    2 points
  48. According to my expert calculations..... No.
    2 points
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