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  1. Racer radio playing through out Coney Mall would be an excellent addition. The Racer is afterall the centerpiece of Coney Mall, is it not?
    5 points
  2. One could only hope the Red White and Blue paint scheme makes a come back!
    5 points
  3. Could even theme this out and have a Peppermint Paddy Wagon to throw the perps in while being tossed out.
    4 points
  4. ^Chalk dust is easily spotted. I joke but about 10 undercover plain clothed security personnel roaming the park and ride lines would go a long way. Perhaps there already are and we don't know it, which is a very good thing.
    4 points
  5. Another thing on Racer I'd like to see is new LED chaser lights that go all the way down the track.
    4 points
  6. ^ With Snoopy wagging his finger and shaking his head in disapproval.
    3 points
  7. Don’t forget that while we are at it, we need the Ride Marshals to check for sidewalk chalk too...
    3 points
  8. We have Air Marshals on commercial flights, how about Ride Marshals in the parks that do nothing but ride coasters and flats then cuff the perps at unload? I imagine there are a number of people that would take that job, probably for minimal pay.
    3 points
  9. ^If Cedar Fair wants to truly do something about this, then report these videos to YouTube as being illegal videos so that they are removed. Next ban Wesley Redding for his POV on Steel Vengeance and Millennium Force. Revoke season pass if he has one and whoever else was with him. Ban him from the park. Run a promo video that says this is what happens if you do this. Next ban Mike Boilard for his POV of his little princess on Iron Dragon and Pipe Scream. Revoke the whole family's season passes. Ban them from park and ...(see above).. Next do a simple search of YouTube and f
    3 points
  10. We noticed the chair about a week ago. Today. we noticed decent size tree limbs along with this lantern in Tower Garden. Could these be clues to what is new in 2019?
    2 points
  11. I'll do this per the style I use in my trip reports. In alphabetical order of course. Adventure Express- This is the most exciting mine train coaster I've been on. Its a bit more fast paced and has more comfortable Arrow-style jerking in the turns. It also uses the terrain quite well, especially that plunge down the 3rd tunnel. Its ending might be a bit anti-climatic, but its something that gives it its own character. Backlot Stunt Coaster- For a family launch coaster, it's alright. It feels too segmented, and if it weren't for the helicopter scene still in use, it'd wou
    2 points
  12. They have completely retracked sections of the ride over the last two off seasons--taken off all the layers and even replaced ledgers. I don't know who did the work, though. The new train, in my opinion subtracts from the ride experience. It's much too tight. I can understand why though, because even with the smaller seat size, there are points on the ride where I am in a half way standing position. It's still smooth. On the lift hill, though, it shuffles quite a bit. It feels like the train is lifting off the track a few inches. All that to say...I hope The Racer gets some
    2 points
  13. So, my brother's fiance works for an insurance company, gave me tickets to go to KI. Their company's outreach I believe. My son and I went while my wife decided to sit this one out. We arrived at 9:40am, I purchased the preferred parking and was literally 8 cars over in the front row. Excellent place to be. We started our day having him measured. Seeing how we were at Cedar Point last month, I assumed he would miss the 54" mark. However, the bar literally skimmed his hair and I was surprised that he was even closer than just a month ago. He was excited at the prospect of being able
    2 points
  14. Chiming in here, but started out on iPhone and ended up at Android. I guess it matters only to the person's habits but for me, I use MacBook Air for work/home and Android on Google Project Fi for mobile operations. Google's Cloud server just rocks. Funny tho....I never use Safari on MB and rely only on Chrome. Again, Google just works and is seamless.
    2 points
  15. I've never been on Thunder Run, but I know RMC retracked it. If it's really good, then that may be the only "RMC treatment" I'd be alright with on The Racer.
    2 points
  16. Today is the one year anniversary of the day I officially became a certified Vortex driver! July 29, 2017 was that day!
    2 points
  17. The Racer was recently featured on National Geographic's Instagram page
    2 points
  18. We have a few questions answered!! They started with @VortexBFForever questions about Vortex. Thanks to Chad and @DonHelbig! How much does a single Vortex train weigh? 10,880 lbs. How much is its yearly upkeep? Ride maintenance varies from year to year depending on what work needs to be done on the ride, what parts are needed, etc. How many rides did it give in 2017? 863,494 When will get it a new coat of blue and orange paint? You’ll recall that Mike Koontz addressed repainting rides during Coasterstock. Ride needs are all considered and prioritized. Vorte
    2 points
  19. My favorite is probably Steel Vengeance with second Maverick.
    1 point
  20. Every word of this video is 110% accurate. Every. Word. Just for your amusement.
    1 point
  21. I would love to hear some late 60s early 70s songs on Coney Mall. Harry Nilsson, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd all tie in with the theme of Cincinnati's Coney Island in its final seasons. Maybe re-landscape the area to look much like it once did. Japanese Yew shrubs and Ginkgo trees adorning the midway like at Coney Island.
    1 point
  22. ^Death before disco. The classic rock on Racer radio is better suited for Coney Mall, in my opinion.
    1 point
  23. Can I just say, wow. The park was like a ghost town, all the rides where pretty much a walk on. Coney Mall? Dead. Racer? No riders. The Beast? No one. I ended up riding everything a good 6 times! I also didn't have to wait in line for LaRosa's! (Which is what I eat every time i'm there) I ended that night off well.
    1 point
  24. Even his truths are “soft of” facts. Just less wrong than the other stuff.
    1 point
  25. Because it is the only time they can actually control and enforce park policies and why would you want ads with people doing things that are opposite of what signage on ride says ... and it makes for a cleaner picture...
    1 point
  26. I was 13 when Paramount bought out KECO. At the time I was a bit disappointed. I felt I was going to lose the uniqueness of my home park and now it was just be like a midwest Disney/Universal type. That never happened thankfully. I was also a huge movie geek growing up so things like "The Paramount Story" walkthrough, the movie posters and themeing in gift shops, those first few years really were cool to me. And Top Gun operating with all its effects and full queue was pretty darn cool too.
    1 point
  27. I agree, but great to see for the park. We left about 6:30 to head back to Indy. The kids had school this morning.
    1 point
  28. Oh lovely. Before you know it, we wont be able to take phones (or hot sauce) through the WindSeeker queue. In all seriousness, like you said @VortexBFForever, it's not like they are waiting 2 hours without their precious phone.
    1 point
  29. I haven’t been there in two years, so not sure how it’s doing now. when it first reopened, it was every bit as smooth as Mystic imo.
    1 point
  30. ^ You do a great job and I was on Vortex tonight when you were driving. As far as the cell phone issue one of the things I have wondered is if you are allowed to ask the guest to show you the pictures or videos on their phone (I figure the answer is no.). It is easy for them to deny it without having to show proof. If they are not guilty then they shouldn't get defensive when you ask.
    1 point
  31. This makes me sooo happy! I thought it looked so bad at the front.
    1 point
  32. The Ultimate Stunt Show will be on the Eiffel Tower side of the fountains this year. It is starting this week!
    1 point
  33. I just wish they kept the trains that faced the other direction...
    1 point
  34. Samsung for me. No contest.
    1 point
  35. http://amateur-journalist.blogspot.com/2010/10/adventure-express-1991.html
    1 point
  36. The gps coordinates on the envelops point directly to kings dominion and California great America Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. I think The Racer has been, for lack of a better word, "neglected" considering its rich history, not only in the park but in the industry as a hole. It's still maintained well in comparison to other wooden coasters from other chains but I think we can all agree that it would benefit from an overhaul.
    1 point
  38. I'm sure the mechanics went and tunned it up after the day ended.
    1 point
  39. Both times @whengodsaysgo and I rode Mystic Timbers today it was on the back row of the orange train. Definitely didn't notice any unusual roughness.
    1 point
  40. The park has been posting quite a lot about The Racer on social media, celebrating its history for starting the coaster building boom. Taking looking at its ridership counts, it's a very popular ride and it would make sense to restore it rather than a hybrid treatment. Would Topper Track hurt the coaster's Landmark status?
    1 point
  41. That is great! It is interesting that teaser posters have been showing up at parks for other possible attractions. I wonder if all of Cedar Fair will announce their 2019 products (rides) on the same day like they did last year.
    1 point
  42. I noticed that as well. I thought maybe the 3rd train went into early winter mode since Mystic is open nearly all year round now.
    1 point
  43. Perhaps we are getting the missing flat from the Europe trip. It would certainly be great with the Keggers name. It would also be great if we also got our set of Flyers back from Carowinds. The great thing about most of the flats is that they could also stay open for Winterfest.
    1 point
  44. There is a chance that is actually a hint towards a 2019 attraction. Teaser posters have started to appear at Cedar Point. What is interesting is that they are for other parks in the chain. Several are obvious like Canada’s Wonderland. There is a teaser which references Mason so it should be for Kings Island. It says Bonifield Barrell Co., Oak Strong and Iron Bound, Since ‘93, Mason - Sandusky. Barrels for all occasions. I wish I had a photo to share but I cannot find one, the YouTube video I saw it in says it came from the CPFoodBlog. But I cannot find that specific poster o
    1 point
  45. Not sure if it's been stated, but unfortunately, the 15 minute rule isn't intended to be a "gotcha". The rule is in place to discourage people from sharing/abusing a single unlimited drink plan.
    1 point
  46. "They should rename this heart attack the ride" (kid on corkscrew at cp)
    1 point
  47. Almost... it's "You have disturbed the forbidden temple; now you will pay" ;)
    1 point
  48. "I don't do rollercoasters, I do shopping." (Sassy girl at bottle cart) "Think tall thoughts" (parent to kid at height wall)
    1 point
  49. Anybody in the park and able to tell me if their Build a Bear is open?
    1 point
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