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  1. I was reading through some of the responses Kings Dominion has gotten on FB over the removal.... Man people are such drama queens. I can understand being disappointed and even angry - but not to the point of getting verbally vicious with people you don't know over a coaster. Count me in as one that isn't surprised by the removal. Its always been "temperamental." It did have a good run - 20 years, that's nothing to sneeze at. Remember, if you took the collective total number of days "The Bat" at Kings Island operated it would amount to less than one season. Now "Volcano" gets to becom
    7 points
  2. I just got back from the Magic Kingdom, I want to say the prices for meals were actually cheaper there vs Kings Island. Anyone noticed this? I could be wrong. .... and random note.... I'm pretty sure the Chickfla at Cedar Point is much cheaper then Kings Islands.
    3 points
  3. I cannot say I am surprised, the ride has had significant downtime and been a maintenance nightmare. Whatever failed last year is obviously significant enough that it’s not worth fixing. This is one of the highest profile rides at the park and makes me wonder what other rides are no longer safe. Cedar Fair still has several other very expensive to operate coasters, how many other coasters are a significant failure away from being removed? How many other rides are being examined for removal due to maintenance costs?
    2 points
  4. With the speculation of a giga going to the north side of the park, I wonder if adding sand is something the park would consider doing. Sand was added to Leviathan to reduce the noise during the first drop.
    2 points
  5. Maybe this is a possibility if the trees are removed?
    2 points
  6. I’ve been to KD several times and always had limited “play” time inside the park. Every time I was there Volcano was down. I never got to ride. To me, I feel sorry for some of the KD guests who, while I do believe that this was unavoidable in this situation, bought season passes and tickets without knowing that this wouldn’t be part of the lineup. It’s kind of like buying tickets to a music festival and one of the headliners cancels.
    2 points
  7. I mean that commercial is decent but the original Bat commercial & Beast commercial put it to shame in my opinion. But still better then the annoyingly chatchy fun & only commercial.
    2 points
  8. That's too soon, bro. The wound is fresh. [emoji6] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
    2 points
  9. No. Outpost 5 is in reference to the recordings that used to play in Adventure Express' queue line. "All aboard the express for Outpost 5." The loose storyline to AE was that you were boarding a mine train to that specific outpost and interspersed were reports from the "station master" who mentioned that one track was closed, one expedition had gone missing (and that the search was called off), etc. I think it was "track 2" that was closed (and there used be a sign reading something like "Track 2. Closed. Do not enter!" when your train entered the first tunnel. And the expedition was
    2 points
  10. I hope not, nothing better then a B&M roar. Do Diamondback or Banshee have sand in them?
    1 point
  11. I was talking to a friend about the IS makeover (she's not even really a Kings Island "enthusiast"). She thinks they're probably going to do video projections onto the buildings. Might be kind of cool for both WF and Haunt.
    1 point
  12. My first visit to Kings Dominion was in July 2017 and Volcano was down, so I was kinda bummed about that. I ended up going back last year for opening weekend and was fortunate to ride it several times. It was probably my favorite coaster at the park and I’m incredibly sad to see it go. Although I do understand why the park chose to close it and I’m sure it was not an easy decision to make. It was SBNO most of last year so it’s not like I’m completely shocked or anything. Hopefully something good will replace it within the next few years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  13. I asked their maintenance guys and they said it had something to do with the LIM or LSMs or whichever it used.
    1 point
  14. I feel like I can stir the pot a little. Not our track, but still interesting. Look on far right.
    1 point
  15. Not unexpected... Still sad though... Volcano was a lot of fun to ride...
    1 point
  16. ^^^ That is very good to know... Hoping I can fit in a trip to MiA someday to find out!!! While not top tier rides, I generally enjoy old Arrow coasters...
    1 point
  17. How about a B&M strapped with LIM's/LSM's that can go 200 ft?
    1 point
  18. One of my favorite Cedar Fair promo videos:
    1 point
  19. I agree with @chugh43 that possibly a MACK could be installed. Due to the early demise of Volcano and a need to fill the spot quickly, I assume it will be a fiscally sound option to fill the gap. My top 3 guesses would probably be a MACK, Gerstlauer, or GCI (Non-Kiddie Coaster), as they would be a something that could be installed at a lower cost and something their direct competitor BGW does not have. Sorry, Michigan's Adventure it looks like more trash cans for you. LOL
    1 point
  20. I miss the cinematic feel that Paramount had in their advertisements as well as in different parts of the park. As someone who grew up im the Paramount era, commercials like these were nostalgic to me
    1 point
  21. This just in.....Kings Island's new 2020 Coaster -- Volcano The Blowing Up Coaster!
    1 point
  22. That’s my biggest complaint about the park food, the quality does not justify the price. I wouldn’t be nearly as upset if I could have one of the following: 1. HOT, decent tasting food at the current prices...then I could at least say “Yes, it is pricey, but it tastes pretty good”. 2. The current quality of food at lower prices, then my mindset would be “Yeah it’s not great but at least it’s not that expensive”. Anyone that knows me, knows that I love the park...but eating at the park is my least favorite thing to do there, it is the only time that I feel like we the customers
    1 point
  23. ^Its factually true. I've ridden Michigan's Adventure's Corkscrew and CP's Corkscrew within days of each other, which was built around the same time and has similar rolling stock, but the floor is lower on the Muskegon ride than the Sandusky version. I'm on the shorter side and I'm still cramped on CP's Corkscrew. MIA's on the other hand is really fun for its size and age. Its quite re-rideable, and it doesn't hurt it has a flashy paint job.
    1 point
  24. A long tunnel that is curvy in complete darkness in the daytime would be amazing.
    1 point
  25. I'm back with another giga concept named Steel Beast
    1 point
  26. It's a park renovation. Why on earth burn plane fuel and money to sneak a peak. Commercial flights come no where close to flying low enough to grab a picture- besides, I don't think pilots take flight pattern requests. It's only a couple months. take a deep breath; go sledding; take up a hobby; and wait. It'll be OK.
    1 point
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