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  1. 2006 throwback
    8 points
  2. Good morning, everyone. You woke up to a world where the sun came up again today, where flowers are starting to bud, where blue skies are either in your present or in your near future, and where you are loved and understood by people who love and understand you. You woke up to a world that contains the sounds of laughing babies and orchestras and big crowds laughing or singing or cheering together. You woke up to a world full of color and life. You woke up to a world where Kings Island and other amusement parks exist, where people have made and someday will continue to make memories
    7 points
  3. My prediction on Racer is that they'll paint and go back to the original painting scheme for the 50th. I have no inside info on that, it is just a prediction.
    7 points
  4. *The Eleventh Commandment eyes you suspiciously*
    6 points
  5. Trees are starting to bloom, I'm so glad it's spring!
    5 points
  6. I love the detail from the fountains in this pic of KMAA. Paging @pianoman to enjoy the fountain ERT.
    5 points
  7. Probably just the radiation from the meteors
    5 points
  8. 5 ways to have fun at home KI Blog Post. It should have a #6. Discuss Kings Island on KICentral.com https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/march/5-ways-to-have-some-kings-island-fun-at-home?fbclid=IwAR1E4LoGdYkxWM1zWWtgx6aS2vrVRGDGYnwy9pjBFEkRL8DPfHTDq3G7AxY#.Xnuz8B5K_PU.facebook
    4 points
  9. New Instagram post from Kings Island: (Sorry link couldn't post, but here is the pic).
    4 points
  10. And The Bat will be restored to its former glory. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  11. I say we should continue this conversation on COVID-19 in the Coronavirus impacting Theme parks thread.
    3 points
  12. I would love this. They have some extra times in their hands now. Maybe it will happen.
    3 points
  13. It’s only 3.6 roentgen, not great not terrible.
    3 points
  14. I have been keep track on a spreadsheet and notice a slight down tick in new cases over night. Not sure if it's going to be a trend or if it's from a lack of testing.
    2 points
  15. I think they might be in a hold status but I don't think the park is going to lose much money from this as long as they open mid May what ever days are lost are being added back to the calendar. Let's hope for the best and keep are heads held up high. This will be over before we know it.
    2 points
  16. I know this was written a year before they announced Vortex departure, but now that it's removed I'm betting we'll see an RMC in place of Vortex. I've said this in other threads, but I would love to see a ground up wooden topper track roller coaster similar to outlaw run. The one thing I would do is make it the same height as what Vortex was; maybe 150 feet instead. I would also love to see them add an actual loop to pay tribute to SOB. Maybe they could introduce the batwing element like Vortex had. That's my thoughts for today. Take care now. Bye bye then!
    2 points
  17. https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/25/six-flags-a-clear-loser-in-coronavirus-pandemic.aspx
    2 points
  18. I hope for this more than I can express in words. I agree with this 100%. I doubt that the park will get something major for the 50th. But I would imagine that we could see a ride or two go by then.
    2 points
  19. I'm not sure if I had one for KI, but in my youth I had pennons from Cedar Point and Geauga Lake and I think I had one from Canada's Wonderland too. I wish I had held onto those.
    2 points
  20. And yet they still haven't suspended payment plans....pretty slimy, Cedar Fair...
    2 points
  21. Son of Beast would be the best RMC hybrid for Kings Island. They should make a layout of what Son of Beast should've been like with the vertical loop at a nice position of the ride. They could add an inversion before you go to the chain and it can be taller or the same height. Then it can have the same drop layout as Son of Beast does and they can figure out the rest of the layout. It would be nice to see the ride come on Kings Island's 50th anniversary. It would be a record breaking RMC hybrid. It can be called Ultimate Beast.
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. There’s two words associated with that head banging... ball joints, rougarou along with a lot of early B&M coasters were built with ball joint Connections to supports unlike flanged connections today. Tolerances weren’t as tight as they are now, ball joints allow a lot of movement during installation in case the support wasn’t in the exact alignment but also causes the track to slightly move during operation causing that head banging...
    2 points
  24. There have only been 3 conversions. You are right that there is a reason they were converted. Powers that be deemed them to have more 'hype' than the stand ups they replaced. Anything is marketable if you have the right people handling it.
    2 points
  25. I know I've been preaching this and we're all excited about Orion so just hear me out on this. What if KI got a record breaking floorless coaster by B&M to replace Vortex? I'm not talking about a dive but a traditional, ground up, 6+ inverting, floorless coaster. One hasn't been built ground up in years so the park could really make something special. With Vortex and Firehawk gone, the park's lost 11 inversions so adding a B&M floorless could help bring that number back up. Not to mention the elements they can do and the amount of land they can work with. Much like how Banshe
    1 point
  26. Also have your stapler ready for the virtual coaster ride.
    1 point
  27. I believe the 50th will just be a celebration year with some park improvements.
    1 point
  28. Have you called Guest Services and asked what they can do for you? What was the response?
    1 point
  29. Yeah, no. That one is above my pay grade, but good job there. Just we would all like the park to open asap, even to the point of over optimism.
    1 point
  30. Then you'd love a certain section of Holiday World.
    1 point
  31. The timeline is going to come down to how many idiots don't listen to the government (state and federal). Please look at how far China and Italy are in this process. China saw zero new cases the other day. Italy, as of yesterday, had total new cases drop. They are between two and four weeks ahead of us. That should give us a timeline.
    1 point
  32. Imagine a Thanksgiving theme at the park! Pilgrims, turkey, leaves.... sounds heavenly
    1 point
  33. Coincidentally, the King Island History page on Twitter posted a photo of it earlier today. I miss the original tunnel. It was so much grander in scale and a great place to find some shade or to hide from the rain. It included some benches and since it was not part of a ride's entrance, you can spend as much time as you wanted in there. The newer tunnel is tiny by comparison. I'm fairly certain you can fit two or three of them inside the older iteration. Would anyone be willing to elaborate on why the original tunnel was removed?
    1 point
  34. ^ No "if." You did. Now you will pay.
    1 point
  35. Is this Kings Island riding through Holiday World in the Thanksgiving section?
    1 point
  36. I would sacrifice both Adventure Express and Backlot for this. Just put it in Backlot's land. I'm sorry if I broke the 11th commandment
    1 point
  37. This is the only Mack coaster I'd want to replace Vortex. I don't even care about making up the height of Vortex as much as I do making up for the loss of inversions
    1 point
  38. It could go outside the building if need be
    1 point
  39. Here's my winning moment of the day: at the endocrinologist, my sample had the best color and clarity of the four that were in the little stainless steel cubby you leave them in. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
    1 point
  40. I just painted this Boo Blasters Poster for its 10th year at the park, and because its well, the greatest ride of all time.
    1 point
  41. I'm happy somebody created this topic. I just recently had a dream where Cedar Point modified Rougarou a second time. This time they removed the second half of the ride so they could fix the headbanging issues. They removed track from the mid-course brake run, then started a new route. Now I'm not saying Kings Island will get Rougarou, but maybe they could throw in an element that Rougarou already has. For instance, that bent loop that was hyped up in 2015 is still the only Floorless roller coaster to have a loop like that. Let it be the first Floorless to have the vest restraints. Those vests
    1 point
  42. I don't know. KI did just take out a flying coaster and I think if they built a flying coaster too soon after removing one, the GP will be like "that's just like Firehawk, but you go up the hill on your belly rather than laying down."
    1 point
  43. I honestly hope that the next coaster DOES have inversions because we have lost over 10 inversions with the removal of Firehawk and Vortex.
    1 point
  44. On one hand I will ask why does The Racer need to be RMC'ed to extend the life of it. Look at Jack Rabbit at Kennywood. It is 100 this year without RMC touching it. On the other hand its a lousy ride and extremely rough. I don't ride it much and many trips I skip it.
    1 point
  45. I am late to this thread. But there are three things that I would be happy with, an RMC Hybrid, a B&M Dive Coaster, or a Copperhead Strike type of Coaster.
    1 point
  46. Just remove Vortex and build a ground up in its place
    1 point
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