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  1. I am going no matter what......any day at KI is better than being bored at home.
    7 points
  2. ...and it literally brought me to tears. Sincerely, this throw back - and the nods to some of the lost rides of KI's past along the route - are so overwhelmingly heartwarming I cant help but be emotional. This, my friends, is how "The old days" at KI felt. Thank you Kings Island - you're doing incredible stuff.
    6 points
  3. I am only going to post this because the park has already posted a good amount of pictures on the Festhaus Glockenspiel, but the whole thing really looks incredible!
    5 points
  4. Its Good Friday...it ALWAYS rains on Good Friday. ALWAYS.
    5 points
  5. Yes it’s a huge piece of proof. Also those that have the ability to fly over and see what has been going on also have a lot of proof. Being that they have not shot down the speculation leads me to believe there is current activity (likely clearing/footers). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  6. Another item on International Street gets a new paint job. More details on the latest KIBlog! https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/april/international-street-stein-refurbished-for-2019-season
    5 points
  7. As an associate, I got the chance to take a spin on Kings Mills Antique Autos (twice) on Sunday. It's beautifully landscaped and the billboards are a great touch. It really livens that back area of Coney Mall up! A beautiful addition that will enjoyed by people for many years to come.
    5 points
  8. IDK. That's a little wordy for a park slogan. Might want to tweak it a bit.
    3 points
  9. These? I loved these when I was a kid (I'm old now) and no one seems to remember them. It seems as if there were several flavors shaped like the respective fruit? Orange, apple?
    3 points
  10. I am by no means saying that this is for 2020. But I did spot this concrete truck (driving towards the parking lot) on the Banshee webcam on the maintenance road that goes from the parking lot and runs behind Flight of Fear and where Firehawk stood. (I would have posted it earlier but I was having issues with Tapatalk at the time) Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    3 points
  11. Well, maybe not during rain (being hit with water bullets at upwards of 50 mph is not fun to me), but wet wooden coaster tracks make for smoother and seemingly faster rides. Even fairly bad wooden coasters can vastly improve with a bit of H2O. As malem pointed out, the later part of Saturday looks ideal. Except Son of Beast. Speaking from experience. Also, beware of Bat when it rains.
    3 points
  12. I'd be fine with them getting rid of all alcohol in the park, really. I've been assaulted by so many drunk people during Haunt while I'm just trying to do my job and act.
    3 points
  13. Also you can see a little pond in the first image. It is now filled with dirt. Interesting!! Edit: I see now that the pond is still there covered by trees.
    2 points
  14. 2 points
  15. A concrete sidewalk could be poured this morning and be walked on this afternoon. Two days later, it would be more than sufficiently cured for foot traffic. You wouldn't want anything load bearing to have that short of a cure time though.
    2 points
  16. Maybe they’ll relocate the maintenance buildings that line Coney Mall back there and build the coaster closer to Racer? Or open up a path connecting X-base and the end of Coney Mall. Dunno.
    2 points
  17. This just made me realize Rivertown is actually on the opposite side of the park from the river
    2 points
  18. There looks to be clearing all the way back behind Firehawk towards the Little Miami in October. On Google Earth, if you click on 3-18 there is nothing cleared, but once you drag the arrow forward to 10-18, there is significant clearing. Just happened to see this. Could be nothing, but looks to be something to me.
    2 points
  19. https://www.cincinnati.com/videos/entertainment/2019/04/17/take-ride-kings-island-brings-back-antique-cars/3502249002/ Video of the Antique Cars and a brief shot of International Street.
    2 points
  20. Yeah, and if they were laying concrete back there, it would almost certainly be on off-limits space because it is not likely that the concrete would fully set by the time the park opens on Friday Honestly, it very well could be footers or something for the Firehawk area
    2 points
  21. I was at the park recently and they had a privacy fence up in front of the former Firehawk area.
    2 points
  22. Yeah, doubt that concrete truck would be for dorms or tiques because they are almost finished. Plus, it looks like it was coming back from x-base area.
    2 points
  23. This is what Scooby looked like. Still searching for a Fred
    2 points
  24. The National Weather Service hourly forecast shows rain tapering off after 3-4pm on Saturday. Could be a great afternoon/evening if that holds up. I'll be at Preview Night and Opening Day no matter what the forecast says.
    2 points
  25. Actually now that I think about it, your right. I waited 3 1/2 hours to get my ride, front row at exactly 11:58 got back at 12:01. Does that make me the first rider of opening day??!?
    2 points
  26. Rain rides on Racer, Beast and Mystic Timbers are always a good thing, too.
    2 points
  27. I’d get wet to get a shirt like that
    2 points
  28. Yes. I would at least say "I dont see anything new." Not just leave it open-ended. Edit: Sorry guys. Both my pilot and I had some things come up today, so won't get to go in the air. Two more days though!
    2 points
  29. If there is nothing worth sharing, that is worth sharing as well...if you know what I mean.
    2 points
  30. The track has arrived!:
    2 points
  31. We are going to to get up in the air today. Pictures wont be uploaded till Saturday around noon though, if there is anything worth sharing.
    2 points
  32. Now if only they served beer out the window that this is over. If memory serves this was an Auntie Annes last year? I would love it if you could get some good German Bier and some pretzels and bier cheese there!
    2 points
  33. How many people here truly believe we’re getting a 2020 coaster whether it be a giga or not. For the record I believe we do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  34. Its amazing how much that had faded. The park is certainly paying attention to a lot of the small details this season. Which is a really good thing. It is little touches like this that add a lot of character to the park. Kudos to KI for taking the time (and money) to do this.
    2 points
  35. Have you guys noticed the shape of the trees in the land clearing going on? Kinda weird.
    2 points
  36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LdSLguqASg Wcpo video that shows quite a bit. IF you want to be surprised, don't watch it.
    1 point
  37. Did it look to be a temporary fence, or something more “permanent” like a wooden construction wall? Is there any way you could post some pictures because I would love to take a look?
    1 point
  38. Kings Island really has gone way above my expectations this year. Thanks to everyone who’s responsible for all the great additions this year.
    1 point
  39. ...and I just saw a pic of International Street that had the very same effect.... it appears the concession wagons at the corners of the Fountains are back - that's an incredible throwback. ...and I just saw the fully restored Glockenspiel in action - better than ever!!!! Seriously folks - this is on tap to be one of the best seasons in KI's recent history. Wow Wow WOW
    1 point
  40. Good catch! I don’t know why they would be pouring concrete in that specific area 2 days before opening unless it is related to 2020. All construction is already done on the Tiques. Very interesting... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  41. For the love of god BEWARE OF The Bat WHEN ITS RAINING, THIS PERSON SPEAKS THE TRUTH. It’s also in your best interest to avoid the Front two rows of Diamondback in the rain, that stuff hurts.
    1 point
  42. Yes I agree. A verbal description would be great.
    1 point
  43. So excited can't wait!! Are you working the Autos for this year?
    1 point
  44. Im going either way. I wish they would of opened this past weekend. Would of been perfect weather! Super excited though!!
    1 point
  45. At this point, the ones who don't believe are just choosing not to. The NOC is a pretty substantial piece of proof.
    1 point
  46. With the addition of a new campground coming in and wolf creek lodge being used as lodging for guests it would be great if KI would partner with local a local college and maybe a company like ABB to rehab and covert the passenger trolleys to hybrid/ solar/ electric operation. With a fairly designed rebuild it would showcase emerging technology and provide a means to get people back and forth to their cars and to distant lodging. It would be a very high visibility project with a lower than most capital outlay. Think of the advertising to be sold on the tug and cars as well. A private path betwe
    1 point
  47. Alright here is my list for 2019 I will add more as time goes on. Ride Congo Falls Ride Race For Your Life Charlie Brown Ride White Water Canyon Play at least one midway game Ride Slingshot Ride Xtreme Skyflyer See Totally 80s Watch the fireworks from the Eiffel Tower Watch the fireworks and light show from International Street Have a fireworks ride on WindSeeker (Had one at the first Coasterstock and it was a blast!) See Space Beagle Ride Woodstock Whirlybirds (because why not?) Eat at the new Miami River Brew
    1 point
  48. I haven't been on Racer 75 since the rename and Gravity Group retracking, so my perspective has involved a lot of really bumpy rides on it, but I'm just petty enough of an enthusiast that I'll pick it over Racer because it still has its last dip.
    1 point
  49. I'd choose Racer 75 any day. Lots of airtime, very smooth. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
    1 point
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