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  1. I came across this article today posted on another site. I’m not sharing this as a promotion of another site, but as a promotion of the message it conveys. I recommend everyone on here should read it. https://www.coaster-net.com/blogs/have-enthusiast-taken-the-fun-out-of-roller-coasters Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    7 points
  2. What a great read to keep things in prespective. We are here to talk and enjoy our hobby, our beloved Kings Island. (and other parks) Always keep in mind what got you into this hobby. Appreciate the park for everything that it is, and the relationships that you have created being in this hobby.
    5 points
  3. Agreed. And on this note, has anyone else ever taken a step back and realize how actually crazy it is to hear someone regard a 310 foot tall, 93 mph roller coaster as a "total snoozer"?
    5 points
  4. Definitely a nice article and read. I have literally spent more than half of my life (wow, that is crazy to think about), working at Coney Island, that doesn`t have the biggest or tallest coaster out there. We have one small coaster. Many people say that I am nuts for working here so long, but I love the little park and the thought that many locals may come out and experience their first coaster at Coney, and one day may have the same interest in amusement parks that has kept me working at Coney. Its hard to believe that I am entering my 18th season working at Coney (I am 34 years old
    4 points
  5. Yes....I get opinions on rides...but not every person has the same opinions on rides and no one should fault another person for liking a ride that they may not.
    4 points
  6. Wow! What a great article. It certainly makes you reflect on yourself as well as the coaster community at large. Sometimes we get so wrapped up on things that ultimately shouldn't matter that we miss the bigger picture and the reason why we all came together to enjoy our hobby. And while we see this play out in fansites and on social media (such as the conversation mentioned in the article), I don't think that (to quote the article) "toxic" attitudes/mindsets are unique to coaster enthusiast groups. I saw an article towards the beginning of the year talking about how Toxic (capitalization pun
    2 points
  7. That’s why he said it’d be between 90%-99% likelihood. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  8. I thought it was a great article. Amusement parks are supposed to be fun and a lot of time we get caught up in our personal preferences but it is good to have varying opinions on rides and manufacturers and parks. My wife doesn't ride most of the coasters with me so a lot of times as a single rider I get put with other riders. Two of my more memorable experiences last year were with younger riders. One was on Racer and one was on FOF. It was great to see the sheer joy and excitement on their faces. Sometimes as enthusiasts we forget that feeling. Every ride is probably somebody's f
    1 point
  9. Guys, how do we even know we’re getting a Giga? B&M has done other work such as wooden coaster car production, and yes their trains are designed to run backwards. *cough* *cough*
    1 point
  10. A rollercoaster seat train is almost certainly not required to be reported. If things that insignificant that don’t even relate to the physical property of the park that list would have been way longer. If you look at the document you see companies that developed physical property (Roofing companies, tile companies ect). Of course just because B&M on the list doesn’t guarantee a giga but it wouldn’t really make much sense for them to be on there for a seat train. We’d so way more manufacturers on that list if that’s why they’re there.
    1 point
  11. No no no no no ^^^ haha Scarlett supports and gray track and call it Buckeye 345 haha
    1 point
  12. Thank you! I think it would work well on the skyline.
    1 point
  13. I do like the blue and white color combo @Hawaiian Coasters 325.
    1 point
  14. Hi everyone, Back in 2008, I visited Jungle Jim's and wrote a story for this site about the park's former monorail which was (at the time) being repurposed there. I was accompanied by Keith, a KIC member and former monorail operator. Years later, I finally got to ride the thing with @BoddaH1994. I dug up some of my old photos, cleaned em up, and put together a new story that tells the tale of the monorail at both Jungle Jim's and Kings Island. You can read the full thing here: http://queencitydiscovery.blogspot.com/2018/12/jungle-jims-monorail.html There are also some fantastic
    1 point
  15. Keep the fountains and pedestals, its an iconic look for KI when you walk into the park. Not every park should be the same. I like the way the Royal Fountain is better then what KD or CW has, they all look great in their own way though!
    1 point
  16. For a park with such a poor selection of inversions, this will be a 5 star hit with the average park goer... Remember that the coaster lineup heads downhill pretty fast after Behemoth & Leviathan... All they have to do is beat the Arrow Suspended to coast into the top 3 coasters at the park...
    1 point
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  18. But that was a very different Paramount Parks, back in the 2000 time frame. Now, what if Cedar Fair had bought Six Flags instead of buying Paramount Parks? That also almost happened, in 2005. Who would own Kings Island now? Who would own SeaWorld Entertainment? When would Dick Kinzel have retired? What of Blackstone? Apollo? Would Jack Falfas now run Cedar Flags or Six Fair? The mind boggles.
    1 point
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