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  1. 5 points
    things come across as combative because they are words on a computer screen without the benefit of a facial expression attached to it. Besides- this is a "fan site" for a park. Anyone who gets overly passionate about something to the point they become combative- they need to take a few steps back, take a deep breath, and do something else. there are a ton of other things to be passionate about. That said... I post about once a month because... there are other things going on and this is recreational/not a priority.
  2. 3 points
    I have had Zen rides but never a Zen dining experience until tonight
  3. 2 points
    Apple wouldn't be investing in creating new Peanuts content if they didn't believe it wouldn't make them money... http://www.fox19.com/2018/12/14/apple-strikes-deal-produce-new-peanuts-content/
  4. 2 points
    It’s the second time they came out with a Kings Island new coaster story that can’t be immediately proven. The problem is guests are falling for these stories.
  5. 2 points
    Man, John Matarese has gotten lazy with his writing. Is that really news worthy? I've had work colleagues coming up to me telling me "Hey did ya hear Kings Island announced their new ride?" I'm like... "uhh... no. That's a fan submission. Very well done, but it's a fan submission..." Social media has completely gone off the rails with false information and news. Although it is keeping the park in the buzz, so that's a plus for the PR group I guess!
  6. 2 points
    I was thinking. Does the giga (if it is a giga) necessarily have to start in the old Firehawk entry area? I know this sounds unusual, but there is that land on the left side of FOF where you can have a station there and have the lift hill go overtop the FOF building and drop into the Firehawk area. Plus an upside is they can connect Xbase to the main midway (oktoberfest). Heck, they could even give the giga an Oktoberfest style theme. They could also do what we've been speculating which is turn the Firehawk station into a Haunt. I will be coming out with a concept with an Oktoberfest style theme with this idea. I'm just saying that they don't necessarily have to use the old Firehawk entry area as the entrance to the new coaster. During the season, they could turn that area where Firehawk's entrance was into like a viewing area where you can watch the drop. And at Haunt, use the Firehawk station for Haunt.
  7. 2 points
    I feel like more I like more individuals should read the terms of service on this site. The moderators do a good job of cleaning up threads that have been derailed and making sure that everything runs smoothly. More recently I've noticed that they've been fixing a lot of threads that have since become derailed due to arguments and posts on multiple threads by members who shal go unnamed. I feel that these threads wouldn't have needed to have been edited if said unnamed members would have just abided by the terms of service like the rest of us.
  8. 2 points
    One of the many reasons I like KIC is becuase for the most part it is Real. Members can share their Real experiences both positive and negative with few exceptions. I understand that some do not like to hear negative comments about something they feel passionate about but the alternative in my view is much worse. If every post reads like it came out of the PR Departement why even have a site like KIC? Just read the PR blog and Twitter feed. Those have their place but so do people’s critical take on their experiences. There is truth there. Sometimes it is highly biased but without different viewpoints what you are left with is very distorted. That is not what I want and it concerns me that there are those that do. There have been many occasions that my critical viewpoint on an issue at the park has been changed or at least softened by my interactions with other members here. I highly respect our moderating team and feel they get it right the vast majority of the time but I also do not agree with all the decisions and that is okay. The day people stop criticizing and complaining on this site is the day it becomes meaninless to the free expression of ideas. I hope that day never comes.
  9. 1 point
    We might. I will bet it will be crowded tomorrow. Put on a good show
  10. 1 point
    Hey guys, tommorrow is the night that my girlfriend and I will be doing the tree lighting! Who's all going to be there?
  11. 1 point
    And the movie that Fox/Blue Sky made a few years ago was charming as it can get. The contemporary pop songs used throughout felt out of place for The Peanuts, but the story and characters were pure Schulz.
  12. 1 point
    I wish some members would understand the difference between constructive criticism and criticism. Meaning not getting so upset when other members try to help them. I understand the frustrations new members have not knowing how to do certain stuff. I was there. We all were. But when they act like the helper is the bad guy is just rude.
  13. 1 point
    Yes, but the screenshot was formatted to look as if it was actual animation.
  14. 1 point
    I wonder if John Matarese or WCPO will lose their Kings Island press credentials over this. (if they have them to begin with)
  15. 1 point
    Video - what type or what kind? The fact that the screenshot used mirrors actual animation announcements means this was nothing more than a clickbait attempt.
  16. 1 point
    I am pretty sure Chad was just poking fun at John. I do not think there is a literal clue in that picture of a new ride.
  17. 1 point
    @RollerColt Yeah social media can be bad. Twitter is the worst. I dont even know how Im supposed to comprehend this tweet, let alone decipher it. Don makes his own blue ice cream hot cocoa is all I got from it.
  18. 1 point
    I wouldn`t necessarily say it was a "beloved" ride. Yes, it was iconic. But it was not a ride that was very re-rideable. I would take Banshee any day over Son of Beast. I am sure the park didn`t care for the ride after all the money they sunk into it trying to make it an enjoyable ride. The pre-recorded spiel they had playing in the station even stated that "Son of Beast is a high speed, forceful, turbulent ride..." How often to you hear a safety warning discussing a ride as turbulent. I believe another park (might have been Hercules at Dorney) that had a sign that said to expect "intense ride jostling".
  19. 1 point
    Kings Island knows how beloved and iconic Son of Beast was so they like to keep people thinking about it.
  20. 1 point
    That is all part of the Easter eggs that have been woven into the story. Much like those Flight of Fear bulletin boards with news clippings. Those were not original, but showed up after a certain person started working in that area of the park. That person no longer works at the park (they used to post on here a lot, but I haven`t seen them recently).
  21. 1 point
    And is it me or its it slightly weird that in the station of Mystic Timbers there is a sign that says outpost 5? Cause outpost 5 and Mystic Timbers have nothing to do with each other but idk. I could just be too excited and eager for a new coaster
  22. 1 point
    That is correct. I hope people get the photo!
  23. 1 point
    Reddi Wip - Maybe an whip ride (like the beetle bugs) but one that whole family can ride
  24. 1 point
    Well, per Chad on Twitter Winterfest is apparently starting daily operation tomorrow. He invited WCPO for some Blue Hot Chocolate and a clue regarding a future attraction.
  25. 1 point
    That was Matt Ouimet. Although still on the board, he is no longer CEO. That seat now belongs to Richard Zimmerman. New blood could have different ideas. Only time will tell. I am not sure I want to see a wing coaster flying overhead, but a sprucing up of the entrance would be nice. I think modernizing it like CP's entrance facade would be nice. Paging @Hawaiian Coasters 325 and @Maverick44 for some more Giga Concepts!
  26. 1 point
    @NewD4y20 Obviously, I could be wrong, but I thought I heard a higher up from Cedar Fair explicitly say that there would be no front gate coaster at KI, or KD.
  27. 1 point
    There's a TON of people sharing @RuthlessAirtimes video on facebook and twitter thinking its the real deal. I've seen @chugh43 going up to bat telling people it's just a fan video
  28. 1 point
    I’m refering to the suspected B&M project that was discovered in documentation that has been posted on this site. By stating that a Dive Machine could be the next new project after “the Giga” infers that the upcoming B&M project has been confirmed to be a Giga. In reality, that’s only speculation at this point. Nothing has been confirmed about the type of coaster that could be installed aside from the documents stating that B&M will be involved. Could it be a Giga? It sure could. It could also be a Dive Machine or Wing Coaster for all we know. There has been plenty of speculation over the years on this site that will always lead to some disappointment amongst the enthusiast community. Just recently, a select few thought the park was going to spend $20,000,000 + to rebuild the failed Son of Beast because of Halloween decorations at another park. That was not the case. While there has been a lot of speculation about a Giga headed our way (alongside some impressive concepts and renderings), there’s nothing that points to it directly. It’s silly to make assumptions when none of us(or very few silent members of this site) really know what’s coming next. The assumptions about a Giga being “for sure” always give me a chuckle. That’s all.
  29. 1 point
    A dive coaster seems like a good replacement for Invertigo(Face-Off). Would make a good front gate coaster, and it will be different than Diamondback and the expected Giga coaster because it will have inversions. So maybe it will be the next new coaster after the giga. Stay tuned.
  30. 1 point
    It was appx 26-28 degrees when I arrived last Saturday at 4:30 is and I think it bottomed out at 24 degrees. Both coasters were running all night long everytime I went by them.
  31. 1 point
    Diversion no. Enthusiasts created the "confusion" not the park. The park was just using Outpost 5 as theming. The logo has been around for years.
  32. 1 point
    It would be a huge stretch to have a wooden coaster go over 400 feet. There has yet to be a wooden hyper since SOB.
  33. 1 point
    Yes, but people are getting sold on that DESIGN. And that could provide some serious problems, since the public are not coaster enthusiasts, and will not realize that certain elements will terrify them as much as a parabolic airtime hill.
  34. 1 point
    I’m going to be in hysterics if they announce a dive coaster in August.
  35. 1 point
    Some people seem salty that @RuthlessAirtime got recognition instead of them. It's a bad look. Good job @RuthlessAirtime that was a cool concept you came up with. I don't know if it will be that tall, but I sure hope so!!
  36. 1 point
    Take note creators- use less convincing roller coaster sims for your speculation.
  37. 1 point
    Rides were indeed open at 4 this past Saturday. Mystic opened a bit late but they were doing test runs at 4. I rode Boo Blasters, Shake Rattle and Roll, and Dodgems and the Carousel first thing before 5pm. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  38. 1 point
    So, I305 just got there?? The fact they said "now has a giga coaster". Gotta love the news. Even its smaller sister park, Kings Dominion in Virginia, now has a giga coaster.
  39. 1 point
    WCPO reported on @RuthlessAirtime's creation and referenced this thread. https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/possible-kings-island-giga-coaster-in-new-video
  40. 1 point
    All I asked was for people to read and abide by the TOS... I never mentioned your name or anyone else's as I wished to keep it anonymous. Threads have gotten derailed over the past couple of weeks with people's unnecessary arguments, like the one you're currently having, that don't contribute to the overall thread but rather one's that are personal that flood threads. I've been guilty of it which is why I have just given up on arguing and ignoring certain posts made by certain members as to not provoke further quarrels. The more people abide by the TOS, the more smoothly things run.
  41. 1 point
    Can't wait! My fav time of the year!!
  42. 1 point
    I too struggle with the Dollywood vs. KI. I think from a pure lights standpoint, I would give the edge to KI. Glacier Ridge was heavily hyped but was a bit of a letdown after going to their Illuminights. Dollywood actually felt like it has less lights this year vs. previous years. From a show standpoint, DW still is ahead but it is getting closer ever year and I might give the slight edge to KI overall.
  43. 1 point
    I had heard about the ice on the track as well, but yeah, it could most likely be due to Mystic's startup temp. I was also there last night and had fun despite being tired from walking around at the zoo earlier that day. I really enjoyed seeing The Mistletones, who really benefitted from having a seperate stage as opposed to last year, where they shared the stage with Jingle Jazz (each group rotated out on the half hour). This really gave them a chance to shine and because of that, I enjoyed their show a lot more this year. I also saw the Charlie Brown Christmas Spectacular, was slightly better than last year (still not my cup of tea, though...). In addition, I got my picture with Schroader (finally!) and said hi to Mr. and Mrs. T. EDIT:Also, Everest may want to see an optometrist...
  44. 1 point
    I'd prefer this (saved on my pc years ago- no source that I know of)
  45. 1 point
    The KIC community has changed a lot over the six years I have been a member here. Lately I have really missed seeing my original KIC friends (namely @Beastie1980, @ohiocolts, @Fire-Beast-OF FEAR, @Princess Sparkles, @LoraX, @Original and a few others whom I'm probably forgetting at the moment) post on here. They used to post here a lot and now I hardly see them anymore. I miss them. Thankfully there ARE friends who DO continue to post here, and I definitely appreciate that! @IndyGuy4KI, thank you for posting about the feedback. I would agree about the negative stuff seen on here. KIC isn't perfect nor will it ever be, but I would hate for it to come across as unwelcoming to any new members. I greatly enjoy seeing all the different (and sometimes controversial) opinions expressed here and I hope we as a community continue to help facilitate an environment where all of us can express our honest opinions without the fear of being shot down. Also: I know all of us feel like complaining every now and then; I pity the members who have had negative experiences, whether on here or at the park, but it also tends to kill the mood. I have been guilty of complaining too and I am doing my best to avoid complaining on here as much as I can. I still enjoy KIC after six years, even with its ups and downs!
  46. 1 point
    Yeah, you’re right. We’ll never get another coaster again. It was fun while it lasted, though.
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