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  1. Not much to report, but here is an update from today. Rebar and cement poured in footers near turn around. Lift footer had wooden mold ready to pour. There were large white pipes (the size of DB suppprts but like 15ft long) behind the red shed/barn that you can see on your way back when riding blue racer. I thought they were supports at first because they are about the right size but I I don't think that's what they are because the ends don't look right, they just look like very large tubes. They weren't there a few days ago, but only way to see them is blue racer so no pics of course. I
    5 points
  2. Here’s some photos from CSF circa 15 minutes ago.
    5 points
  3. "You must be a star because you look beautiful from a distance"
    5 points
  4. Yeah and we have to bust into Area 51 to get them!
    4 points
  5. ^There appears to be a floating object in the sky? Is it a UFO perhaps or did the train fly off the tracks.
    4 points
  6. I tried but windows paint is legit so hard to work with
    4 points
  7. Or maybe the Orion constellation over the park at night has been the teaser the whole time!
    4 points
  8. Or “watch for shooting stars”
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  9. Teasers are fun, but in this case, what is really the point? You really have 2 groups of people-The Nerds (us) who already know minute details of this entire project and have disseminated plenty of that info to the GP...and the GP who is basically like, "Awesome, when can I ride it?"
    4 points
  10. Hey now I wouldn't write it off as not being better than any of the other Gigas just yet. There's still hope lol.
    4 points
  11. When KI starts charging as much as they currently do for a gold pass which lets you in every operating day, for one day admission, maybe we can compare them to Universal or Disney. If you want Disney level service, expect Disney level prices. Personally I think gold passes are way less expensive than they should be, because even though they can be purchased for the price of a 2-5 evenings at nearly any other entertainment venue, people think they’ve bought some sort of exclusive privilege. Getting in ~100 operating days for $100 is your privilege. Having a dedicated employee cleaning ever
    3 points
  12. You’re awfully engaged for somebody who is so consistently negative about the park. Can’t find anything you actually like to spend time on?
    2 points
  13. And I’m saying relatively clean restrooms with a dedicated employee per restroom is /already/ a given. There are probably outliers, where there is urine or poop, BECAUSE of crappy GUESTS, not the neglect of the park, but I’ve been fortunate not to encounter, because of the dedicated restroom attendants. I don’t disagree with @BeeastFarmer that keeping the doors open may help a little with ventilation but I feel like complaining that KI somehow isn’t keeping up with Disney or Universal is a little rich considering their comparable prices and locations. You want AC in every restroom, go to Orlan
    2 points
  14. Extreme heat waves are typically a good time to visit the park without long lines, as long as you stay hydrated and are careful not to over-exert yourself. The longest line at the park tomorrow will probably be White Water Canyon.
    2 points
  15. "I normally don't move....In 2020 I'll FLY!"
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  16. It think it would be cool for the signs on the fence. Like MT where it said " Watch for Falling Trees". This time it could say " Watch For Falling Stars".
    2 points
  17. The guy on Reddit told me that 8 pm on August 15th is when "the festivities" begin. So maybe it'll be more than just an announcement. Like a celebration festival with an announcement. Kinda like what Cedar Point did for unveiling Steel Vengeance with the Frontiertown Hootenanny.
    2 points
  18. I tend to agree. Even with Xbase being out of the way, I really do think it's strange that KI has apparently decided not to tease the biggest attraction they've built in the last 10 years. Not just strange, but also regrettable imo. At the end of the day I'm sure we're all going to enjoy the announcement and of course getting to finally ride this thing, but I really do hope the next time KI plans to add something new like this, that they take the time to post little tidbits at least on Social Media. I think it's also worth noting that the guy claiming to be an employee yesterday on Reddit also
    2 points
  19. Kings Island has more leaks than the Titanic.
    2 points
  20. My family (34, 33, 5, 3) decided to go for early ride time before it got too hot. After getting our picture (funpix is totes worth as a parent) taken at the entrance one of the supervisors approached and asked if we wanted to open the park. Apparently they don't do the single family interdiction, they grab three families and do it as a group. We got to do a bit of a meet and greet with Snoopy and Charlie Brown, ride the Holly Jolly Trolley to the antique cars, as well as a free blue ice cream cone for each, and a one time fast pass for each of us. 4 cones are a bit too
    2 points
  21. It doesn’t even matter what the specifics are. But a little bit of honest praise goes a long way, while a large amount of over-entitled complaining is what usually dominates social media and “fan” sites in general. I get tired enough just seeing the non-stop complaining here and elsewhere about things the park has very little control over. I can’t imagine how hurtful it would feel if I was one of those many employees who are in charge of the restrooms, doing their best to keep up with the messes created by guests, a terrible enough task in itself, to see that even their best isn’t enough
    1 point
  22. As of the 2017 season (my last season at the park and the one when I mostly did restrooms), bathroom assignments were similar, but different. I-Street is front gate and Festhaus; AZ is Invertigo/Banshee/Oktoberfest; Coney is WindSeeker/Backlot and Rivertown/Snoopy are grouped together. Picnic Grove and Soak City are it’s own thing. Speaking of the Picnic Grove, I’ve only been assigned there a handful of times and it was fun, just because it was somewhere different that I didn’t get to go a whole lot. -MDMC, a little surprised he still remembers all of this!
    1 point
  23. I really don’t think so. There is a big difference between constructive criticism and just constant negativity. You know I love ya!
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  24. I didn’t even notice that , maybe a ufo to hint at what the theme is going to be??
    1 point
  25. Haha that;s funny. Does that mean Aliens hold the teasers?
    1 point
  26. The first B&M I was ever on was Mantis...…………….WTH was that? Headbanger lol Melt it for the Intamin polar coaster! Hey that tower is iconic for KI! Tread lightly young soul lol
    1 point
  27. Under my proposal, you would...sort of. All that Intamin crap steel melted into a glorious B&M[emoji2398]. [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787] Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
    1 point
  28. Agreed! I would love to just see 1 intimin coaster at KI lol
    1 point
  29. I was just kidding @Maverick44! I have a lot of respect for Intamin. Honestly, if I could choose any coaster to put at Kings Island next, I would want a modern Intamin Blitz. The concept you made in the Invertigo/Congo Falls area a while back was amazing. Now we just need Cedar Fair to make amends with them...
    1 point
  30. That would be fun. I could see that. Or even a Premiere Rides Skyrocket 3 like Tigris.
    1 point
  31. Yeah I agree. Sure they're not the eye poping out teasers, but that doesn't mean that Don will not say little hints here and there. He loves to play with our brains, and tease us. Also just little goofy things, like the possible odd space themed names on the store front. I believe if any teases do happen, it'll be after they announce the official Announcement date. Then they'll throw a little sign on the fence for the GP, just like MT's announcement sign. That'll probably be it. Which will be plenty. =D
    1 point
  32. You know, it has almost been an anthem around here that "just because they've done it one way in the past doesn't mean they're going to do it this time or in the future." So maybe, just maybe... That's what they're doing this time. Maybe we've had teasers in plain sight this season and last season. Maybe the barrels in tower gardens last year actually meant something. Maybe all the barrels that were put out for Grand Carnivale that contain flowers mean something. Or maybe not. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
    1 point
  33. I agree with the big cat theme it seems to fit more for the waterpark than a new ride. Can't think of a big cat that would fit in well for a theme to a holiday but it would go in well with a lot of the other names for Splashin' Safari. Though I hope they start adding to the ride side again soon. Haven't really had any big additions since Thunderbird. This would make 6 years since Thunderbird was added for a major addition in rides. We got a Calypso style ride a couple years ago but that is a pretty minor addition.
    1 point
  34. I think I would like to raid CF headquarters!!!
    1 point
  35. A big motivation for this change was likely to reduce the need to move currency around, making security easier. Also, $0.25 is worth less than it used to be. I would have preferred that they put game card readers on the geysers, but tokens are an easier retrofit.
    1 point
  36. Rest assured, there will be teasers. It is a no-brainer way to market 2020 season passes.
    1 point
  37. I agree. This is the kind of experience that is only good for a mild kick and people will happily do it for a quarter. But if you charge too much, the average person will probably just walk on by.
    1 point
  38. It could be me looking into things too closely again... but it seems to me like Kings Islands Twitter account has focused heavily on gravity today... maybe the answers we've been looking for have been right in front of us the whole time... Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    1 point
  39. With the removal of Invertigo as well. Sorry about double post. For some reason the page like froze and nothing new loaded. I am not sure what happened lol
    1 point
  40. In terms of announcement day I would like to see them use Timberwolf. Plenty of space for a large crowd.
    1 point
  41. Yeah, it's pretty much we need to see teasers or the announcement before theres going to be much worth talking about.
    1 point
  42. haha Or filmed with a potato. haha
    1 point
  43. I think this relates back to the poor decisions Paramount made. Before the junkyard coaster was installed, this was a most beautiful part of the park. Antique cars, excellent landscape, and our flying eagles. All that is gone and we have a decent coaster with an ugly theme, put in a wrong section of the park. I don't hope for a removal, but I'd love to see it reimagined with less rip-rap, shipping containers, junked cars etc. Up the landscaping, soften it up and maybe redo the theme to a sinister prescense that The Beast and Mystic Timbers has... continue those story lines. You launch out of t
    1 point
  44. I didn’t mind this change until it said $1 gets 2 tokens... that means you pay $.50 per shot when you used to pay $.25 per shot. Now, if $1 gave 4 tokens, I’d be fine with that... wonder why they didn’t keep the original exchange rate (but obviously with tokens)?
    1 point
  45. It has to do with the bolts. They aren't just setting the support on the concrete. The support actually never touches the concrete. The weight is all on the bolts which will have a nut above and below the support flange. They then go back and put a grout in the gap to finish it up after everything is bolted together.The concrete has to be cured enough to support both a downward load, and, with supports that lean out past the pier, a vertical load. It's a bit more complicated than a concrete pour where the load sits right on the concrete. If they put the load too early and a bolt moves, they pr
    1 point
  46. Not sure how it's currently done, when I was in the department the bathrooms were broken up as such: International Street: Inside and outside front gate bathrooms Action Zone: Festhaus, Banshee, Coney: Oktoberfest & Vortex Rivertown: Rivertown Larosas, Diamondback & Brewhouse Snoopy: Planet Snoopy, Picnic Grove & Family Care Center Boomerang Bay: Restrooms + Shower House There would be some shifting, from time to time, and doubling up on areas, but for the most part, there is one attendant per bathroom plus a
    1 point
  47. I wonder if this means anything?
    1 point
  48. We’re here we just don’t participate nearly as much as we did. For reasons you mentioned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
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