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  1. Spectacle of Color Parade Duration: 30 - 40 Minutes Take in extraordinary sights and sounds of sparkling floats and extravagantly costumed performers during the Spectacle of Color parade hosted by the King of Carnivale. An electrifying musical score fills the air as a larger-than-life elephant, Bollywood performers, a Jules Verne airship and more take to the street to delight park guests. Activities and interactive experiences make this one parade you won’t want to miss. Carnivale Street Party Duration: Until Park Closes As the parade concludes, thunderou
    9 points
  2. I am SO here for this. That sounds incredible. They're putting some international back into (I'm assuming) International Street. SIGN. ME. UP. We are truly in the best timeline. Kings Island's out here living its best life. I've never been so randomly excited for mid-June.
    7 points
  3. Ooh, I so hope the performer of Thee Undertaker is also going to be the King of Carnivale! I would love to have his energy kicking off this show
    7 points
  4. @FlightTimberHawk If you look at the reports from TEA they show that Kings Island attendance has been constantly growing and is by no means stagnant. Judging by how much is being invested into KI this year paints a very different picture then what your “inside” information is suggesting. A stagnant park doesn’t receive investment.
    6 points
  5. The real TOS police here, and I did not see anything wrong with asking for the source of his information that was provided. No one was disputing his information, just wanting to know the source of it. I also did not see anyone being disrespectful. Case closed.
    4 points
  6. And that is what Cedar Fair has mentioned time and time again on their conference calls. They want to create a sense of urgency to give people a reason to visit the park multiple times. Especially when things like Haunt and Winterfest aren`t going on.
    4 points
  7. @FlightTimberHawk You do realize KI is one of Cedar Fairs best seasonal parks? Only CP, CW, and Knotts has higher attendance records. And Knotts is open year round, so that doesnt really count.
    3 points
  8. Wonder what path they will take? Definitely looking forward to it!
    3 points
  9. I wouldn’t get my hopes up for a giga if I were you espeacilly if CF may spend elsewhere. Keep an eye out for a wing or flyer. Thing is Fury was built because of the expanding market of the Carolinas, and was part of a massive investment by CF. KI hasn’t gotten that much out of Banshee (their biggest investment) and Mystic Timbers (one of the most expensive wooden coasters) return wise so a giga at a fairly stagnant park isn’t a wise decision. It just seems like something built up by fans more than legitimate proof.
    3 points
  10. Have to agree here, just googling articles and all I see is how great the attendance is. Record attendance levels and almost constant growth. I don't get the "investments don't pay off at KI" argument, all the park announcements, earnings reports and estimates refute this theory. Just as an example - “It's a little bit of a tough pill to swallow the softness we've seen in 2018, but quite frankly the performance, if we just gauge it versus the last five or six years, it's still a very good year for that park,” he said. https://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/mystic-timbers-attendance-gains-
    2 points
  11. We aren't playing a game....it's a take on the saying that's been around here for quite some time.... which went to the tune of “Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
    2 points
  12. So you suggest cancelling a ride because a park suffered in attendance? Are you sure you know why they added rides and attractions? Also, no one in their right mind would tell you that Mystic was their most expensive wooden coaster. Yeah, it was more expensive than Racer, if you don't take inflation into account (which would be silly). From all things I've heard, Mystic was a relatively moderate investment from a normal capex standpoint. They also had one of their strongest years ever in 2017 when it debuted. A lot was done correctly that year and that's why they had success. Mystic
    2 points
  13. Proof that CGA hyper got cancelled.
    2 points
  14. Doubtful we'd get a wing coaster anytime soon with GateKeeper being a big foot traffic draw at CP. Doubtful we'd get a flyer after just removing one. What exactly are they supposed to get out of those two rides you mentioned? Are they supposed to get a certificate that says "Congratulations! Your Investment Was Worth It! Way To Go Gang!" It's laughable that you think that Kings Island is a fairly stagnant park...if it were stagnant they wouldn't continue to invest in the park....the park would continue to be busy throughout the season. Please provide proof for these.
    2 points
  15. How do you know exactly what the ROI on those two investments were?
    2 points
  16. Likely. They've already had it at Knott's and announced it for other parks.
    2 points
  17. Keep in mind that this event will only be at Kings Island for a limited time (It will also run at Kings Dominion at the same time). Definitely a step in the right direction.
    2 points
  18. Wow! This is a real surprise! I think this is fantastic! KI has needed a night time celebration for a long long time! This is the perfect way to bring people to International Street for a grand finale to the evening!
    2 points
  19. This just might be it’s downfall. Having experienced Universals Mardi Gras, this is what I’ll be comparing it to and if their give a darn of this Grand Carnivale is the same as their give a darn of the Haunt from last year, well, we all know how that turned out. Or maybe I just need to temper my expectations of a seasonal park compared to the giant that is Universal.
    1 point
  20. Yeah, maybe some of you should read the TOS rather than expecting it to be enforced as you see fit. Nothing he said claimed to be from an inside source. Everything there short of the permit cancellation can be read as opinion or a person's interpretation of things. The permit cancellation would be of public record, and, once again, not an inside source. Just because you don't know how or where to look up the info, does not mean it is against the rules. Theres nothing there that violates the TOS. Proper spelling, grammar and respecting other members are enforceable under the TOS, but plent
    1 point
  21. This is so cool! Love to see that this kind of festival is coming to Kings Island, especially after all the effort put into International Street. It seems like perfect timing. I know this is very doubtful, but I wonder if the "electrifying musical score" is original, or if it'll just be some bollywood hits and top 10 charts like some of the previous years' fireworks shows have been. I think an original score would be cool, and worth the investment for Cedar Fair if they're putting this parade at multiple parks. Regardless, I'm especially excited to see how they use the new lighting packag
    1 point
  22. Can you please provide the proof / source of your information? People please read the TOS if you made a " for sure" or an "it was or is" statement there needs to be a source or proof. I am not sure how many more times we need to go over this?
    1 point
  23. I’m really glad to see things like this coming to fruition. It reminds me of how Universal does things - seasonal festivals that become a “must see” throughout the year. Very cool!
    1 point
  24. This sounds awesome! While reading, it sounds like a Disney type of thing. I'm glad we are getting unique entertainment offerings outside Winterfest.
    1 point
  25. From the air, it looks as if they have indeed been painted. I know the KI Blog stated that they would be.
    1 point
  26. PSA for those of you like myself who are out of the market for WHIO Radio, you can get the station on iheartradio.
    1 point
  27. You measure your kid every week or so to make sure he's going to hit a legit 48 inches by opening day!
    1 point
  28. The launch on the ride is pretty forward moving. It gets the job done. Nothing on this coaster is unimpressive. The boost in the middle of the ride is fun going up hill and being launched again.
    1 point
  29. When I start craving blue ice cream and spring break has finally passed, meaning the offseason is coming to an end. Seriously though, I live 900 miles away from the park for most of the year. The cravings for Skyline, LaRosa's, and blue ice cream are seriously a problem.
    1 point
  30. I think the new coaster should be fun to ride
    1 point
  31. Personally I think it will beat Fury in most stats, with the use of the terrain and all the resources the park has, when we get the giga it should be the best one in the world. Just for reference, Fury stats: Height- 325ft Drop-320ft Length-6,602ft Speed-95mph Ours should have a bigger drop, be longer, and have a higher max speed than Fury, given the terrain and money that Kings Island has probably saved for this ride.
    1 point
  32. I watched the Twitter video and note a couple of things. 1.) There are zero visible anchors in the bottom of the fountain. I suspect the pedestals are gone. If the pedestals were coming back, I’d expect to see some kind of supporting structure for them. Now seems late to be doing that kind of work. 2.) See the “S” shape running the length of the fountain? Reminds me of a series of nozzles that could spray all at once or in different sequences. With lighting and music, would make for a very skilled water show. There are other frames that clearly show them as either different lengths of pipe
    1 point
  33. Ty, It's hard to know where to start...a really fun trip report to read/look at. After looking at your /everyones photos I feel like I have walked through the park. It seems like a very scenic park...just what I like. It's cool that after driving such a long way that you were greeted with an empty park...that had to help enjoy the day even more. I have never made it to Dollywood yet...but what with reading Avatar's and your TR I really have to make it there soon. There seems to be quite a few unique experiences at the park...the Thunderhead station fly-by sounds awesome, "River Battle" lo
    1 point
  34. I honestly didn't think I'd have anything to post to this topic after our 1st visit to the park in over 6 years, however, there was someone in our party who was on a role as we were in line for Flight of Fear. As we were discussing Flight Deck he says: "Oh you mean Top Gun. So many people fell off that ride that my friends and I called it by a different name, but I won't tell you what it is in case you still want to ride it." That beauty was followed up by this gem: "The same thing happened on The Bat and now that ride is located at Cedar Point and is called Iron Dragon so I won't ride th
    1 point
  35. This is about an employee, not a guest. Today when visiting the park, i walked on over to Flight Deck and one of the ride ops was saying different things after each dispatch: Train 1: "Enjoy your ride on Top Gun, staring the one and only Tom Cruise! Maybe you'll get to meet him!" Train 2: "Your off on Flight Deck, the coaster with 5 loops, 3 corkscrews, and a cobra roll all packed tightly beside the worlds largest wooden roller coaster!" Train 3: "Enjoy your ride on Flight Deck, Kings Islands one and only clay coaster!"
    1 point
  36. Think of it this way, The potential energy is staying the same. When the lift hills goes faster or slower the mechanical energy changes. Mechanical energy is the sum of the potential and kinetic at a current time on a mechanical device I.E. the lift hill. When the hill moves it has more kinetic energy but is still mostly potential energy. It doesn't affect the ride too much but slowing the lift can slow the rest of the ride.
    1 point
  37. found this funny, from facebook:
    1 point
  38. At Holiday World on Saturday a few kids were exiting the Raven station and one said, "At Kings Island the red train goes forward and the blue train goes backwards." One of us in our group went. "Not Anymore." I don't think they heard us though...
    1 point
  39. This is somewhat off topic but I found it very funny! On November 1st 2008 me and my friends were in line for The Beast, of course I broke down so we waited awhile and these two stupid, I mean stupid teen girls came up to us and started conversing with us. Somehow we got talking about how tribes, i don't know how but they asked if we were from a tribe and one of my friends said yeah we are from the tribe Smack-A-Ho. they answered that is sooooo cool, we just laughed to our selves.
    1 point
  40. ^i think holiday world, as a seasonal park, and disney, as a year round park, have got Cedar Point beat in the "keeping things a secret" department.
    1 point
  41. Yesterday I was in line for Delerium. The people in front of me had been waiting for about 10 minutes and I hear "Does Delerium do any loops".
    1 point
  42. As a ride op myself, it is always disheartening when see parents forcing their kids on rides, when it is very clear they do NOT want to ride. It also makes me be extra vigilant in watching them, for the reasons stated above. They will try and get out of their restraints to get off the ride. And, I also had one lady attempt to ride the Ferris Wheel on Sunday. We had buckled her and her kid in, and I had locked the bar. No sooner had I gone down to shut the entrance gate but before my coworker started the ride, she proclaimed that she had to get off, as she couldn`t ride the ride. Not everyone
    1 point
  43. Yesterday i heard two differnt things. 1. I heard that Vortex goes over 90 miles an hour and is the fastest ride in the park and then later in the day i heard a whole group of people calling Invertigo Vortex and how they were happy it go moved to Action Zone.
    1 point
  44. I've heard that it's much faster and more reliable than "Internet Explorer: The Ride"
    1 point
  45. I don't really see the big deal behind it either. I do the same thing, and not necessarily willingly. I said last time to my friend when we were there, "hey let's go ride The Vortex/Delirium/what have you." Speaking of the "darnedest things" I used to think when I was real little that The Beast was named after the X-Men character. Trust me when I say I now know better.
    1 point
  46. Kid in front of me in the single rider line: "You know this was supposed to have a loop." Me: *sighs, rolls eyes* "No it wasn't. It never was. The newspaper screwed up." Later that day I see two girls wearing airbrushed t-shirts that say "We survived the Diamondback" and had a drawing of a coaster with a loop in it.
    1 point
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  48. thats funyy, but i just want to know, y did you have to say "a colored boy". Just say a boy or a kid.
    1 point
  49. Today, a woman on the Blue Racer told me that "I was there when the chick fell out of The Bat, and I was there when the chick fell out of Top Gun! That chick was DRUNK!" Later, she explained how "during my senior prom, the lions escaped from the Animal Kingdom and were on our football field!" Our guests don't surprise me anymore.
    1 point
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