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  1. ^ Listen, you already keep the Coke Refresh stand in Rivertown closed. You're really gonna make them shut down an entire area of the park when you visit, now?
    5 points
  2. This was the day I bought it. I haven’t unfolded it since that day because it’s massive and hard to deal with.
    4 points
  3. I’d say combine Oktoberfest with Action Zone to make a whole new land, like with a spooky forest theme, but hey I’m just spouting off ideas...
    4 points
  4. I could go for a drink refresh stand area theme.
    3 points
  5. I actually know the story behind this. At some point in the summer, someone brought up the question with the rides associates (mainly the Planet Snoopy ones since tower is a part of snoopy for operations) whether or not tower is a ride or attraction. The supervisor there obviously thinks its a ride (hence the writing on the pumpkin) and a handful of other rides people said it wasn't. I say that the elevator is a ride and the platform is an attraction. As to the gravestone, I think its because with Winterfest they usually close tower a little bit before haunt is actually over so they can start
    2 points
  6. I agree about Action Zone. I think a dark forest theme could be cool and could transition nicely from the more tree filled Oktoberfest. Banshee and Bat would fit in well and could easily retheme the remaining rides and building. Mostly some paint and plant some more trees around and it’s set. Could even connect it more to Oktoberfest and theme it around the Black Forest.
    2 points
  7. I've done close to similar to this myself with KI and Knott's when I was living in Ohio. Being at KI until close at Haunt (which was near 2am I didnt leave the park), and catching a flight to begin fall vaca in Cali, and was at Knott's at opening. Now it is just Knott's and Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat (4 hr drive between), or Knott's and SeaWorld (1 hr and half drive). lol
    2 points
  8. I made it to morning ERT at Kings Island this morning after staying at Cedar Point until close on Friday, managing to ride coasters at both parks on the same calendar day. Close enough? Six Disney parks on the same day is too crazy for even me. You'd spend more time traveling than actually enjoying anything.
    2 points
  9. I suppose I will contribute some of my pictures as well. And I'm not sure why, but they are all of a sudden super blurry.
    2 points
  10. One more season is too long. Boo Blasters on Boo Hill is a genericized Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle which itselfdebuted in 2003. Yes, 2003. Something of Phantom Theater quality would be much appreciated although I think it may be time to do something outside of the "spooky" category which they've been doing since 1992.
    1 point
  11. I think it's frustrating as all get out and I wouldn't mind seeing it replaced with anything... Unless it's a refresh station that's ALWAYS FREAKING CLOSED...
    1 point
  12. I say bring back the Adventure Village name to Action Zone; most of the rides in that area could somehow fit under that umbrella. This new area could also include that little strip of land with Slingshot, Adventure Express, the Coke stand, and perhaps even Hank’s. Festhaus and Viking Fury could either be what’s left of Oktoberfest or absorbed into International Street.
    1 point
  13. Robust, thanks for sharing! It’s cool to see it still exists...hopefully the park will ask you to fly it during the parks 50th Anniversary.
    1 point
  14. I still love boo blasters my high score is 1600points
    1 point
  15. Wow. What a blast from the past, I remember this Trip Report from way back when I first joined KIC in May 2009. One year later, on May 29th, 2010: I went to Holiday World myself for the first time. Had a blast. Since then, I have gone back in 2011, 2013, and this year, 2018. Every single time, I have had a great time. Voyage, amazing in 2010, was running way off in 2011 (super rough and no air) and a bit off in 2013 (first half great but 2nd half was like 2011), but it seems to have returned to form as of 2018. Wildebeest, Mammoth, and Thunderbird have all been amazing additions the park has s
    1 point
  16. To interject, a park usually rethemes an area after they add a new coaster to keep people in that area of the park. Carowinds and Canada's Wonderland are doing a good job bringing some theming to areas that haven't seen much of anything. You could argue KI did this when they built Banshee- they brought back The Bat to add to the spookiness, they added a new seating area, and they repainted Delirium. The only thing I wish they did more of was repaint Drop Tower and rename Invertigo the Demon- but other than that, they did a good job trying to get rid of the Paramount vibe.
    1 point
  17. So last night I was at the park and most of the day the Jack In The Box in Coney Mall had his hat on, but then the wind picked up and I went back to Coney Mall later that night and I noticed that his hat was completey gone! Did anybody else notice this?
    1 point
  18. Vortex and other coasters can continue to run if it drops below the minimum temp, the problem was yesterday after Vortex shut down for wind it simply got to cold to resume operation. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    1 point
  19. Is that the min operating temp or the min startup temp? I seem to remember a discussion last season where it was stated that the temp had to be at x degrees (I think it was 45, but not certain) to "wake up" the ride, but it could operate at lower temps once it had been woken up.
    1 point
  20. I have been saying the same thing as I watched people tromp all over the "graveside service" setup for Firehawk all during Haunt
    1 point
  21. I don’t post much, but I made a concept of what I think a potential giga could look like at At Kings Island. I only made WindSeeker, Racer, and Flight of Fear. With the addition of this new giga, it will create a massive expansion for X-Base and tie in loosely to the Area 51 theme as a potential “secret weapon” for Kings Island. (Track work isn’t perfect, but not the point here). What do you think? http:// Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  22. Despite the crazy weather, I still enjoyed the 1-2 hours I spent at Haunt (I'd been at the park since around 11:30ish and had a fantastic time- the Firehawk tour was pretty much the highlight of my day, plus The Beast ran great!). As this was my last Haunt night, I got some more pics with my Haunt friends (specifically the Overlord and the greeter for Chaos) and finished up the Haunt season with Chaos, Wolf Pack (hi @exscream team!) and said my last goodbye to Sam in Slaughter House. After seeing Sam, one of his relatives got me real good right before , so kudos to him as I'm not the ea
    1 point
  23. Info I obtained from Don at the KIBlog meet up. Firehawk will be dismantled not torn down. Unknown if it will be relocated. We don't know if the station will be removed with FH or kept for a haunt? No information if anything will replace it at this time.
    1 point
  24. I’m more excited to see how KMAA will be used for Haunt and Winterfest!
    1 point
  25. Having been for Haunt this year, the construction fence is already bottlenecking that section as much as the Antique Autos will in 2019. It was also one of the most crowded days I have ever seen at Kings Island. It was a bit of a bottleneck. It was still a wider path than the one in front of Vortex, that connects Rivertown to Coney Mall. However, due to the fact they have THREE haunts (KillMart, Field of Screams, and Urgent Scare) back there during Haunt, it was wall-to-wall people near the bathrooms. You could easily get to Vortex since its entrance is on the side, but you had to walk th
    1 point
  26. 1 point
  27. I just wonder how much of a bottle neck it will be to get to The Vortex and Wind Seeker.
    1 point
  28. Totally different layout, and I really prefer ours. Cadillac Cars is basically a clover layout which has a covered bridge in the middle. Here is a screenshot from google maps. Also I should point out Cedar Point actually has two antique car rides, the second in the back of the park has a much better layout.
    1 point
  29. Is this the exact some ride as C.P.? If that’s the case, then a second set of updated prints is all this is. I expect KI will modify the signage to their liking. There are numerous items marked throughout the prints to consult with customer as to what they want.
    1 point
  30. ^ The signage is so generic that it is the exact sign which is over the cars ride on the main midway at Cedar Point.
    1 point
  31. Here’s the station elevation views, for those that can’t find them. Don’t pay attention to the signage. It’s usually done generic for the drawings.
    1 point
  32. I see it now. From the looks of things, it looks like there will be dispensers at the gas station. It talks about wiring for an emergency shutoff, which is a requirement for gas pumps. So the gas station will be a fuel and work space as well. Also, further review shows an all glass garage door on the front of the gas station. Maybe to give it the feel of an actual service Station?
    1 point
  33. Page 5, it is located next to the gas station. "Fuel tank and dispenser"
    1 point
  34. Mostl likely advertisements for Skyline, Larosa’s and Graeter’s.
    1 point
  35. I went through the entire plans and that would appear correct. There’s a full size garage door and exterior door on the end of the building that faces Racer. Items of interest in the plans: 1.) station elevation looks amazing. It looks well themed to fit Coney Mall perfectly. 2.) There are ceiling fans in the electrical plan for the station, so you won’t roast in there. 3.) There’s a note for contractor to bid a color changing lighting package with controller for the”Gas Station” building. Maybe this will become part of the extended season rides? 4.) I didn’t see any mention of fueling th
    1 point
  36. I like that there are going to be water features with this. That will really add to the whole atmosphere of the area.
    1 point
  37. Everything looks great! They’ve really took a lot of effort in this, I can’t wait to see construction begin, and the pics everybody will be posting from Halloween Haunt and Winterfest.
    1 point
  38. i fear the bottlenecks the que may cause, but time will tell
    1 point
  39. Steel Vengance plaza is insanely packed, especially when the train gates are down and everyone's like cattle in a pen.
    1 point
  40. Thank u! Mama n tha bois lyk 2 c grate revoos lyk this 1! -Sam When it rains, the outdoor scare zones close and the scareactors are put inside the indoor houses. To review these as you did is not fair because you didn't get the full experience... all you saw were the props. And Don does not run the park, nor does he oversee the haunt attractions, as JubJester pointed out above. To call him out for a closed outdoor attraction on a rainy night is not an accurate or polite thing to do.
    1 point
  41. That would be the gracious and brilliant Chad Miller...
    1 point
  42. Cassie, why didn't you come up and introduce yourself? We're always willing to include another KIC member and/or their friend in our riding group! Voyage alone was worth the 4+ hour drive. That coaster is downright out of control. I can't get enough. Riding on a wet track in total darkness with lightning in the sky was just out of this world amazing. By the way, another thanks to Adam, Phil, and Dave for letting me crash with you guys. I was planning to drive home that night. Adam and Phil saw how tired I was getting, said that they didn't want anything to happen to me, and insisted that
    1 point
  43. Great Trip Report. That praying fountain is actually in honor of Holiday World receiving the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions' famed Applause Award...(two hands clapping!)
    1 point
  44. Now here's the big thing I've been waiting for. I am so happy that I got to be a part of this.. and they took us ALL THE WAY BACK. Here, my dear friends, are your Voyage walkback photos. Enjoy. Voyage track in your face. 90 DEGREEEEEEES!! After this, Adam and I decided that we just had to ride it again, so off to Voyage we went. Then we decided to get our last park credit and ride Howler, the shaky Zamperla kiddie coaster. What's hilarious is that the kid in the front row yelled "I wanna go again!" so we got a re-ride. We headed
    1 point
  45. Any discussion that results in me looking at pictures of Nitro is one I am in favor of! And in saying that, I am on sound footing! Terpy, whose sign off line could be called a footer
    1 point
  46. Ok if Diamondback's doesn't look like those, then here you go. DB HammerHead Nitro HammerHead SilverStar HammerHead Behemoth HammerHead Behemoth Layout Depiction of HammerHead Uhhh I think they all look pretty similar, so if you call one a HammerHead, I think you need to call them all a HammerHead...
    1 point
  47. We saw a family taking turns laying down on the gravesite and taking pictures of each other yesterday.
    0 points
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